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Shoals Idea Audition Pitch Contest Set for October 10

July 19, 2017

SHOALS — Bank Independent, the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, and the University of North Alabama announce their annual Shoals Idea Audition designed to foster new businesses, help entrepreneurs polish their presentations, and introduce community leaders who might be instrumental in helping make their ideas a reality. For the fourth year in a row, hopeful entrepreneurs will have an opportunity […]

ALEA Working to Restore Driver License Service to Normal Operations

July 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division computer system has been out of operation for much of a second day, but the agency and its support contractor, MorphoTrust USA, are working to restore service as quickly as possible.   On Monday, July 17, the system was down for approximately two hours. Today, July 18, […]

Sheryl Gordon…First Female Adjutant General Of Alabama National Guard

July 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that she has appointed Major General Sheryl Gordon as Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, upon the retirement of Major General Perry Smith. “General Sheryl Gordon is a trailblazer and visionary leader,” Governor Ivey said. “She has had a distinguished military career spanning 33 years. I […]

Southern Rock Band Bishop Gunn Set to Record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

July 18, 2017

SHEFFIELD-The iconic recording Studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Alabama is preparing for an epic five-night recording session with up-and-coming southern rock band Bishop Gunn.  The band, which performed for a capacity crowd at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in 2016, considers this area “the mecca of music.” They are quickly gaining regional and […]

Modify your activities to avoid heat-related illnesses

July 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) advises the public to be alert to the warning signs of heat-related illnesses and adjust their activities accordingly. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded, so be alert to the warnings that may signal help is needed. Heat stroke, sometimes called sunstroke, is the […]

Governor Ivey Bans Appointments of Lobbyists to Boards and Commissions

July 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday, Day 94 of her administration, signed Executive Order 4, which bans any official in the executive branch from appointing a registered lobbyist to serve on a state board or commission.   “Just minutes after taking the oath of office, I promised the people of Alabama that the Ivey administration would […]

GIVE-A-THON Honoring Peggy McCollum

July 15, 2017

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm A Give-A-Thon for Peggy McCollum who is the driving force behind Rally On The River which benefits St.Jude Children’s Hospital will be held at the Cantina at Fiesta Mexicana 1516 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL 35630. Behind the Bowling Alley on Sunday, July 16 beginning at 5:00 PM. Giving love, encouragement, […]

UNA Hosts 5th International Conference on Literary Juvenilia

July 15, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama recently hosted the fifth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia June 15-17.   Dr. Lesley Peterson, professor emerita of English and Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee, professor and chair of the department of History, organized this year’s conference under the UNA Centre for British Studies, with support from the Office of the […]

ADECA joins forces with law enforcement agencies across the South to reduce traffic crashes and deaths in special safety campaign

July 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY—The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will be teaming up with law enforcement offices throughout the state and the Southeast July 17-23 as part of a special traffic campaign to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities by ensuring motorists are obeying basic highway safety laws. Operation Southern Shield is an effort […]

Governor Ivey Appoints Jim Purcell and Todd Cotton to Cabinet Posts

July 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that she has appointed James “Jim” Purcell, Sr. as Acting Secretary of Information Technology and Todd Cotton as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services.   “I am proud to appoint Jim and Todd to serve in my cabinet,” Governor Ivey said. “Both men bring a great […]

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