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Scale Back Alabama announces 2019 prize winners

April 19, 2019

   MONTGOMERY-Eighteen men and women from across the state won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama. Participating in the closing ceremony for Scale Back Alabama were Mayor Tommy Battle and Ashley Polesak of Huntsville and Ashley Gardner, the 2019 Official Scale Back Alabama trainer. More than 51,000 pounds were […]

Fulbright Grants Offered to 4 UNA Students, Alumni

April 18, 2019

 FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama continues its success with the United States Student Fulbright Program. This year, two students and two alumni from UNA are recipients of a Fulbright grant for 2019-2020. With this year’s success, the program has selected five UNA students in the last three years. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. […]

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Once Again Nation’s Top Program

April 18, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 13th consecutive year. “For a child to reach their fullest potential later in life, they must first build a strong foundation. I’m proud that Alabama […]

Fabien Valles receives the NW-SCC Shoals Campus President’s Award

April 18, 2019

  MUSCLE SHOALS – Fabien Valles, of Rogersville, Ala., received Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) most prestigious honor last night at the annual Shoals Campus Honors and Awards Night. He was awarded the President’s Award for the Shoals campus. Valles will graduate this year from NW-SCC and has been awarded a transfer scholarship to attend the […]

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following President Trump’s Approval of Major Disaster Declaration

April 17, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred February 19 to March 20, 2019. PA-Designated Counties include: Cherokee Colbert DeKalb Franklin Jackson Lamar Madison Marion […]

Florence Falcons girls and boys rank 1st Place overall at Pre-Sectional Track Meet

April 17, 2019

FLORENCE-“It has been an amazing ride!” says Coach Vincent “Bo” Jackson as he shares his reflection on the 2018-19 Florence Falcon Track & Field Team’s journey this season. Listed below are the team results from the April 12th Pre-Sectional Track Meet, which was the final meet that will be hosted by the Florence Falcons this […]

2019 Alabama NASP State Championship Results Announced $10,000 in scholarships awarded to top archers

April 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Over the past year, thousands of student archers competed in regional tournaments throughout the state for a chance to draw their bows at the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championship in Montgomery, Ala., on April 4-5. During the event, 1,753 archers from 87 schools competed for top honors and the […]

NW-SCC hosts 180 students for high school mathematics competition

April 17, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Mathematics Department hosted the third annual high school mathematics competition on the Shoals campus for approximately 180 area high school students Friday, April 12th. Area high school students competed in five areas: Algebra II with Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, team, and overall winners. Competition winners are listed below: Geometry […]

Chris Lewis, Candidate for 5th Congressional District, Runs on Service before Self

April 16, 2019

FLORENCE -Chris Lewis (R), a retired US Navy Commander and Florence, Alabama native, announced today his candidacy for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District currently held by incumbent Republican Mo Brooks. During his distinguished career, Lewis served as a Naval Flight Officer; a Strategic Analyst for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Strategic Commands in Portugal; and has […]

Ten Dead and Counting

April 16, 2019

  TUPELO, MS – At the end of February, a driver was going 72 mph, lost control of the vehicle, hit a tree, and was killed. Three days later at 3:00 am, within a few miles of the first accident, a driver was travelling 90 mph when he left the road, hit a tree, and killed […]

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