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Natchez Trace Parkway Issues Request for Proposals for Tupelo Homesteads

February 18, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking proposals for the use of eight historic houses and their associated outbuildings at the Natchez Trace Parkway. The homes are located on the east side of Hwy 145 in Lee County, Mississippi. The street address is County Road 665, Tupelo, MS 38804. The houses were […]

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

February 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Spit” tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes 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 18-24. The educational campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these […]

New Cigarette Butt Recycling Program In Florence

February 17, 2018

FLORENCE – Mayor Steve Holt announced that new Cigarette Butt Recycling Receptacles are being placed around the Florence- Lauderdale Government building and City Hall.  The cigarette butts that are placed in these bins will be recycled into something new!  Florence has partnered with a company called Teracycle that will recycle the butts at no cost […]

Alabama Exports Set New Record in 2017

February 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday, February 15 that Alabama exports reached a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6 percent from 2016’s total […]

Visitor Center Closing Saturday & Trolley Tour Postponed

February 16, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center will be closed Saturday due to potential flooding and again on Monday in observance of Presidents Day.  The “Up From Slavery” historic trolley tour that was scheduled to begin and end at the Visitor Center on Saturday has been postponed.  A new date will be announced next week.  Communications with […]

Coming Up at the Shoals Theatre

February 16, 2018

FLORENCE-Spring is in the air and the spring season for the Shoals Theatre has several blockbuster shows lined up to kck the season into high gear.  Here are some of the shows and events you just will not want to miss. Steal Away Home Feb 24, 2018 7:00 PM Shoals Theatre, Florence, AL Two boys […]

NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

February 16, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will feature an I Have A Dream! concert on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campus in celebration of February as Black History Month. Thursday, February 22, 2018, the NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold an I Have A Dream! concert on the Phil Campbell campus […]

Russellville and East Lawrence win Alabama Scholastic Challenge at NW-SCC

February 15, 2018

PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted the 2018 Alabama Scholastic Challenge district competition for 10 high schools in Division I and II Friday, February 9, 2018, on the Phil Campbell campus. Russellville High School, Division I winner, and East Lawrence High School, Division II winner, will compete at the Division I and II […]

Florence has been designated a “Tree City USA” for the 31st consecutive year

February 15, 2018

FLORENCE-The City of Florence has been designated a “Tree City USA” for the 31st consecutive year, by the National Arbor Day Foundation.  Earning this distinction was a City wide effort by the Florence Street, Electricity, Parks & Recreation Departments, Florence Housing Authority, the Mayor and City Council, and the Florence Tree Commission and Urban Forestry […]

First Lady of the Revolution At The Ritz on February 16

February 15, 2018

SHEFFIELD-The Tennessee Valley Art Association and the Ritz Theatre present First Lady of the Revolution followed by Q&A with director of film Andrea Kalin on Friday, February 16 at the RitzTheatre in Sheffield.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and TVAA members. YOu can get tickets online (see link Below) or tby calling 256.383.0533 […]

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