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Lift-Off Shoals Set For February 20

February 19, 2020

THE SHOALS-Lift-Off Shoals, a competition designed for new, independent ventures in the pre-seed, startup or early growth stages for the expansion of an existing business into a new high-growth market. Lift-Off Shoals will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 PM at the Connie McKinney Center at the corner of College and Seminary Street […]

TVA Releases Updated Natural Resource Plan

February 19, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN– The Tennessee Valley Authority released its updated Natural Resource Plan and associated final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The Natural Resource Plan guides how TVA manages public lands and waters in its seven-state service area and the Tennessee River watershed. TVA hosted public meetings in 2018 and 2019 during […]

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency to Aid in Alabama Flooding Recovery Efforts

February 18, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. CST on February 18, 2020 to aid in Alabama’s recovery efforts following the recent flooding. The SOE includes all 67 counties. “The significant amount of rain that has fallen across Alabama over the last few weeks has caused flooding in […]

The University of North Alabama is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

February 18, 2020

  FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international […]

Blue Origin Opens Huntsville Engine Factory

February 18, 2020

HUNTSVILLE-Monday, February 17 Blue Origin opened its rocket engine production facility in Huntsville, AL. The world-class engine manufacturing facility in The Rocket City will conduct high rate production of the BE-4 and BE-3U engines. These engines will undergo testing at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on the historic Test Stand 4670. BE-7, our lunar landing […]

Caution: Wild Waters

February 18, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY—With rainfall already above normal across the Valley—and with more rain on the way—TVA is racing to outpace the water and prevent flooding across the system. Many dams are generating, spilling (that is, releasing water through the top of the dam) and/or sluicing (releasing water below the dam) to move water downriver to open […]

Alabama’s First Sandhill Season in 103 Years Deemed Success

February 17, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Another warm winter left Alabama’s duck hunters frustrated, but those who were lucky enough to score permits for the first sandhill crane season in the state in 103 years were elated. Although not all of the 400 crane permit holders were able to harvest one of the large birds, those who did raved about the […]

Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order 719 Forming Study Group for Gambling Policy

February 17, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed Executive Order 719, which formed the Study Group for Gambling Policy. The Study Group is tasked with gathering detailed information to allow the governor, the Legislature, and the citizens of our state to make an informed decision on gaming expansion in Alabama. “I am committed to, once and […]

Eastern Indigo Snake and Wildlife Festival Will Be Held May 1

February 16, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Forest Service, and Auburn University, will host the 3rd annual Eastern Indigo Snake and Wildlife Festival at the Conecuh National Forest Open Pond Recreation Area on May 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

Senator Jones Denounces Administration Move to Raid South Alabama Funding to Build Border Wall

February 16, 2020

$261 Million for South Alabama Ship-building Project Diverted for Wall Construction WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today received notification from the Senate Armed Services Committee that $261 million in funding directed to South Alabama ship-builders would soon be re-routed to support construction of the southern border wall. The funding was previously approved by Congress […]

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