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Public Notice On Street Closing In Florence

February 15, 2019

FLORENCE-The Florence Street Department has closed Decatur Avenue from the Courtney Avenue intersection to Darby Drive.  The City of Florence Engineer’s office is closing the road as a precaution.  The 7’ x 7’ concrete stormwater culvert that runs underneath Decatur Street needs to be reinforced or replaced.  “This is a process that takes time, but […]

UNA Department of Communications Receives $25,000 Scholarship Endowment

February 15, 2019

 NASHVILLE, TN — Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) presented a $25,000 scholarship endowment to the University of North Alabama Department of Communications during the Country Radio Seminar’s opening ceremonies in Nashville, Tennessee, this week. Accredited universities that have a TV/Film/Radio or Music Business program are eligible for the CRB’s annual award. Dr. Butler Cain, chair of […]

‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of smokeless tobacco use

February 15, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-Smokeless tobacco may not be getting as much press as e-cigarettes and vaping, but it is as addictive and has many harmful side effects. For these reasons, the Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 18-22. The education campaign to decrease smokeless tobacco use […]

Florence Welcomes Eleven New Businesses In January 2019

February 15, 2019

FLORENCE – Mayor Holt is pleased to announce that eleven new brick and mortar businesses received their business license during January 2019.  The business list includes popular restaurants, an array of professional service establishments, an apparel store, and an auto dealership.  Florence’s commitment to business is a foundational value, and we are thrilled that the […]

UNA Theatre Presents the Story of a Wrongly Convicted Man in the Segregated South

February 14, 2019

 FLORENCE– Widely celebrated for its unflinching examination of racism in mid-20th century America, the University of North Alabama Theatre program presents A Lesson Before Dying, Thursday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the George S. Lindsey Theatre. Based on Ernest J. Gaines’s best-known and most […]

Limestone County….Trash Attack March 9

February 13, 2019

ATHENS-The Tennessee Valley Authority will team up with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful again this year to host a litter cleanup in Limestone County.  This year, the annual Elk River Cleanup will also include a county-wide attack on trash.   On Saturday, March 9th, KALB and TVA hope to have a record number of volunteers out cleaning […]

Northwest-Shoals holds FAME Kick-Off and MSSC Open House

February 13, 2019

 MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted an Alabama FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) program kick-off breakfast for approximately 75 education and business/industry representatives today (2/12) on the Shoals Campus. Attendees heard from the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Director of Career and Technical Education, Art Rousseau; NW-SCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross; and […]

An Alabama Solution to an Alabama Problem: Rebuilding the Alabama Corrections System

February 13, 2019

MONTGOMERY-On Tuesday, February 12 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey wrote an Op-Ed piece concerning ‘Rebuilding The Corrections System’.  QCDNews presents Govenor Ivey’s remarks here: By: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey In order to correct a problem, you must first admit there is a problem. In Alabama, we have a problem. Our problem is our state’s corrections system. Like […]

Hogs in your Backyard?

February 13, 2019

MONTGOMERY-With the ever-expanding range of wild hogs in Alabama comes the question of what to do about it. Hogs are beginning to appear in areas not previously seen. Along with that comes the need to control, or in some cases, remove those populations. Trapping can be a very effective way of removing hogs from the […]

Rings of Truth

February 12, 2019

The work of Dr. Florence Hawley, a 30s-era TVA dendrochronologist, gains new relevance as TVA and University of Tennessee scientists draw on her work to assess future weather impacts in the Tennessee Valley. TENNESSEE VALLEY — It’s been a rainy winter following a year of record rain—one that’s had TVA’s River Forecast Center on its […]

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