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January is Radon Action Month; radon testing advised

January 25, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Winter is the best time to protect the health of yourself and your family from radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. “The Environmental Protection Agency […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

January 24, 2020

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10 am to noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its […]

Miss UNA 2020 to be Crowned January 25

January 24, 2020

FLORENCE – One exceptional University of North Alabama student will be crowned Miss UNA on Saturday night. The annual event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Florence Middle School auditorium. Billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the event will also feature Miss Alabama 2019 Tiara Pennington as the featured guest and Mistress of […]

FLAS Chosen for The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Program

January 24, 2020

  FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of, to participate in the 2020 class of Cat Pawsitive, a life-saving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to cats in shelters and rescues. Supported by the Petco Foundation, this innovative training program for cats aims to increase […]

ADPH joins with CDC and other state health departments to prevent the spread of new coronavirus

January 24, 2020

  MONTGOMERY-As the first case of a novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is closely monitoring an evolving outbreak caused by the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities first […]

Songwriter Ed Hill Releases Fresh Take On ‘Be My Baby Tonight’ February 14

January 23, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS-(Muscle Shoals, Alabama – January 13, 2020 ) 28 years after the question “Could ya, would ya, ain’t ya gonna, if I ask ya, would you wanna be my baby tonight?”, veteran songwriter Ed Hill releases this country classic with a new feel and gentler tempo, creating a ballad. The February 14, 2020 release […]

Results From NTP Early Morning Traffic Safety Checkpoint

January 23, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway rangers conducted a traffic safety checkpoint just south of the City of Tupelo during the early peak commute hours on January 15, 2020. This checkpoint was designed to remove unlawfully operated vehicles, such as impaired or unlicensed drivers, from the Parkway during peak traffic.   “This checkpoint allowed us […]

Applications Open for Annual Shoals Spark Competition

January 22, 2020

FLORENCE – Shoals Spark, the idea competition open to elementary, middle, and high school students living in the Shoals, has opened applications for this year’s event. The purpose of the competition is to allow the community’s youngest minds to generate unique ideas and plans for how to make the Shoals the ideal place to live […]

UNA Recognized as Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Silver Chapter

January 21, 2020

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama has recently been recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Silver Chapter. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and who […]

Birdwatching On TVA Land

January 20, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Any nature lover can tell you there’s no more peaceful or beautiful pursuit than birdwatching—and the Tennessee Valley boasts beautiful avian views. TVA has taken steps to make its lands attractive to avian life as part of its environmental stewardship. As a result, many of TVA’s developed and undeveloped lands have become must-see destinations […]

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