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Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 12th Year in a Row

April 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey is applauding the announcement that for the 12th year in a row, Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program is being hailed as one of the nation’s highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten programs for four-year-olds. This report released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research in its 2017 State of Preschool Yearbook. […]

Bicentennial Children’s Book Premieres at Alabama Book Festival

April 20, 2018

Montgomery–Alabama My Home Sweet Home, a bicentennial book for young readers, will premiere at the Alabama Book Festival on Saturday, April 21. Attendees of the Alabama Book Festival will be the first to see a brand-new work by Charles Ghigna, better known to some as Father Goose. Ghigna has engagement opportunities throughout the day beginning with a program at 10 a.m. in the North […]

US Attorney Resolves Unauthorized Archaeological Work on the Natchez Trace Parkway

April 19, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN-Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the United States to resolve violations of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. On December 22, 2017, National Park Service Rangers with the Natchez Trace Parkway issued a notice of violation to CRA for conducting an unauthorized archaeological […]

Scale Back Alabama announces 2018 prize winners

April 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Eighteen men and women from across the state won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama participants. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were randomly selected to win cash prizes for their weight loss of 10 pounds or more. Approximately 18,380 Alabamians participated in the 9-week competition that resulted […]

NW-SCC President Colagross speaks at Congressional Briefing

April 18, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) President, Dr. Glenda Colagross, was chosen to speak at a United States Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C., last Tuesday, April 10, on the impact of instituting summer Pell Grants. The briefing was hosted by United States Senators, Thad Cochran of Mississippi (former Chairperson of United States […]

University of North Alabama Taps Alumnus Kirkman ’97 for Director of Kilby Laboratory School Position

April 17, 2018

FLORENCE – Dr. Eric Kirkman ’97, University of North Alabama alumnus and current Sheffield Junior High principal, will soon be at the helm as the new director of Kilby Laboratory School. Kirkman will replace Dr. Chris James June 1.  James, who has served as the Kilby director for three years, was recently named associate professor in the […]

University of North Alabama College of Business Receives Large Gift for Student Innovation Experience Program

April 17, 2018

FLORENCE – A recent gift to the University of North Alabama College of Business will help toward years of future success. Mr. and Mrs. John (’69) and Glenda O’Connor provided the UNA COB with a gift totaling over $100,000 to go toward the Student Innovation Experience Program. “The O’Connor’s generous gift supporting the experiential learning efforts at […]

Pam Doyle AASB Immediate Past President Elected to NSBA Board

April 17, 2018

AASB Immediate Past President Pam Doyle has been elected to a full, three year term on the National School Boards Association board of directors.  Doyle had been elected in March 2017 to fulfill the remainder of the term of Beth Branham, who was elected NSBA secretary-treasurer. Doyle, who serves on the board of the Alabama School of Math and Science, will represent […]

Disease-Carrying Ticks Widespread Across Alabama

April 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Emily Merritt, a research associate at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been working on a project, with funding assistance provided from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson) through the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF), since 2015 to determine the species of ticks in Alabama and their […]

NW-SCC students selected for 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team

April 17, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – Diane Peeples and Josh Pinkard were selected to the 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and honored last Friday (4/13) at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, Ala. Peeples, a Muscle Shoals resident, currently is […]

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