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Lockheed Martin to base hypersonics programs in Alabama, add 272 jobs

September 17, 2019

COURTLAND-Lockheed Martin today announced plans to make North Alabama its flagship location for work on hypersonics programs, with plans to open a new production facility and hire nearly 275 people, including engineers. The move means 72 new jobs in Courtland and 200 new positions in Huntsville over the next three years. Additional job growth is […]


Fisherman’s Paradise…Lake Guntersville

September 16, 2019

 GUNTERSVILLE-Lake Guntersville is a world-class destination for bass fisherman. Here’s why the lake is so good—and how TVA manages it for ongoing excellence. It’s a warm, blustery spring day, and professional bass angler Randy Howell is about to set out on Lake Guntersville for some recreational fishing with his two young sons, Laker, 14, and […]


Complacency Often Leads to Treestand, Firearms Accidents

September 15, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Hunter Education Program wants to teach old hunters new safety tricks. Actually, these are not new safety tricks, but experienced hunters seem to be failing to follow them, according to last year’s hunting accident reports. During the 2018-2019 hunting seasons, 15 treestand accidents were reported, and more […]


Outback Steakhouse to Open in Florence

September 15, 2019

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt is pleased to announce that Outback Steakhouse will be opening at 2750 Florence Boulevard next to Buffalo Wild Wings.  Outback Steakhouse is best known for grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood.  Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides.  New creations and grilled classics […]


Report Ranks Alabama No. 1 for Jobs from Foreign Investment in 2018

September 14, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related to foreign investment in the 2019 Global Location Trends report, […]


Alexander Joins the Bank Independent Mortgage Team

September 14, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Bank Independent is proud to announce Ben Alexander, Sales Officer at the Pine Street location, has joined the Mortgage Team as a Loan Originator. Alexander began his career as a sales officer when he joined Bank Independent in January 2015.  He recently graduated from the prestigious Alabama Banking School in Mobile, Alabama and continues to […]


Cities Are Only As Strong As Their Local Schools…Guest Editorial from Former State Rep. Craig Ford

September 14, 2019

In the military we have a saying: A platoon is only as strong as its weakest soldier. That concept applies to a lot of things in life, and especially to how we as a society treat our public schools. Public schools are the backbone of any city or town. They train our future workers. They […]


Drinking Water Notice Issued to East Lauderdale County Water Authority Customers

September 13, 2019

MONTGOMERY – The East Lauderdale County Water Authority (ELCWA) has been required to issue a drinking water notice to its customers after testing showed elevated levels of lead in drinking water at three homes. Laboratory analysis for the monitoring period ending June 30, 2019, found that the three results exceeded the EPA Action Level of […]


First Reading and Book Signing for “Harper’s Bright Idea”

September 13, 2019

 FLORENCE-A reading and book signing for the book release of “Harper’s Bright Idea”, will be held at Season’s Restaurant, 1420 Huntsville Road in Florence, AL on September 28, 2019 at 12 noon.   “Harper’s Bright Idea” is a compelling and original children’s story, written by Shoals Area Author Mamie Thomas.  It speaks of a child […]


UNA Ranks in Annual Listing from U.S. News & World Report

September 13, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has been ranked 19th among the best institutions in the Public Regional Universities of the South category, according to the 2020 list released by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking represents UNA’s first time in the Top 20 of that classification, and the University moved up in […]


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