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Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators…Largest gator was a 700-pounder

December 8, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing in at 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones. John Herthum of Montgomery took the 700-pound gator that measured 11 feet, 10 inches in the Southeast Zone, which includes private and public waters in Barbour, […]

WFF Enforcement Increases Deer Carcass Surveillance

December 7, 2018

  MONTGOMERY-Hunters who travel out of state should be aware that the Enforcement Section of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division has significantly increased its surveillance of roads along state borders, looking for persons illegally importing deer carcasses. The regulation that banned the import of cervid body parts from states known to be […]

Local Entrepreneur Featured on National Morning News Program

December 6, 2018

 FLORENCE – Friday’s Good Morning America Steals and Deals segment showcased eco-friendly gifting options for the upcoming holiday season. Among the 16 highlighted products, Luxe Brand Luxury Shoelaces were featured. These high-end leather athletic shoe accessories are the brainchild of recent University of North Alabama College of Business graduate Ryan Mason. Mason, who in addition to […]

Bank Independent Inducted into Northwest-Shoals Community College Foundation’s Patriots Circle

December 6, 2018

SHEFFIELD─ At the Northwest-Shoals Community College Foundation’s 26th Annual Pathfinder’s Dinner last month, Bank Independent was inducted into the Foundation’s newly-designated Patriots Circle. The honor was in recognition of the establishment of the Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship, which was awarded for the first time this year to first-generation college students who choose to attend […]

“Committed” to Hold Holiday Concert at Athens State

December 6, 2018

 ATHENS-Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce that the Grammy-award nominated a cappella group “Committed” will be performing a Holiday Concert at Athens State University on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 PM. The event, sponsored by Athens State’s Livingston Concert/Lecture Series, will take place in McCandless Hall. “Committed” is returning to […]

Cold Weather Makes Valley Waterfowl Hunting Red Hot

December 5, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY—Normally, as Artic temperatures settle into the Tennessee Valley we relax in our cozy homes. But for Tennessee Valley Authority’s Natural Resources team, the cold weather signals a great opportunity for waterfowl sportsmen along the Tennessee River and on the utility’s 290,000 acres of public lands. “The Tennessee Valley is an important stop for […]

Tennessee Riverkeeper Fundraiser Concert at The Creative Grape December 6

December 5, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Tennessee Riverkeeper is working hard to protect the Tennessee and Cumberland River Watersheds from pollution, but we need your help! Please join us on Thursday, December 6 from 5:30PM until 9:30 PM for the Tennessee Riverkeeper Fundraiser Concert at The Creative Grape, 320 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL.  Not only will you be helping a […]

December at The Shoals Theatre

December 5, 2018

FLORENCE-We have a lot going on at the Shoals Community Theatre this December! Take a look at the quick list below, then click on the get tickets link for the event you are interested in to learn more and purchase tickets! December 6th, Lenny Leblanc & Tasha Hill are performing to raise money to support […]

Alumna from Humble Beginnings Leaves UNA with Lasting Legacy

December 4, 2018

FLORENCE – All her life, Mary Alice Young was a giver. The University of North Alabama graduate — Florence State Teacher’s College at the time — spent her 40-year career teaching at Central Elementary School in a community she adored. Her passion for her students, their education and teaching in general was stronger than anyone could have […]

Upcoming Conservation Events Set For State Parks Throughout Alabama

December 3, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has a jam-packed month of Conservation Events set for several State parks throughout the state.  Some of the events on the schedule are holiday related and some will help you become aware of the wildlife through the state. December 1-23, 2018 — Rickwood Caverns State Park Santa’s Underground Workshop: See Rickwood […]

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