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TVA Seeking Public Input on Transmission System Vegetation Management Alternatives

August 16, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN– The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comment on alternatives for how it will manage vegetation along its 16,000 miles of transmission line to continue to ensure public safety and reliable electric power. TVA has prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that outlines four alternatives for guiding vegetation management in its […]

An App for Anglers’ Advantage

August 15, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Summertime bass fishing is driven by water currents, and the TVA Lake Info mobile app is helping anglers find the big bite. The app currently gives users the ability to monitor real-time generation and water levels on all TVA reservoirs. The app has 172,000 lifetime downloads and has been used more than 1.2 million […]

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

August 14, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. […]

Tennessee Valley Strummers Dulcimer Performance

August 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence Lauderdale Tourism and Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host the Tennessee Valley Strummers August 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The free event will be held in the Visitor Center located in McFarland Park. The group plays at the center the third Friday of each month. The dulcimer group is made up […]

Alabama River Commercial Paddlefish Seasons Suspended Indefinitely

August 13, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has indefinitely suspended future commercial paddlefish fishing seasons on the Alabama River. Paddlefish mature slowly and have low reproductive rates making them highly susceptible to overfishing. This coupled with the lack of reliable fishery-dependent data from recent commercial paddlefish seasons has led to this protective measure. […]

NW-SCC Youth Success Program propels Franklin County student forward

August 13, 2018

PHIL CAMPBELL– For some youth, finding a way forward into successful adult employment seems impossible. The Youth Success Program (YSP) at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has proven to be exactly the lifeline Hannah James (of Spruce Pine, Ala.) needed for her future. For James, advanced homeschool classes through eleventh grade helped her make headway academically, […]

Mountain Bike Club fundraiser offers family fun

August 12, 2018

FLORENCE – The Shoals Mountain Bike Club is offering you a chance to win a kayak/canoe race or a treasure hunt while you help clean up Cypress Creek, in Florence—and while you’re fighting off marauding pirates. The family-friendly Siege of Cypress Creek is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, starting at the […]

Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read-Alabama, and Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

August 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Good oral hygiene, reading and regular bedtimes are three simple life skills that pediatricians in 12 Alabama practices are reinforcing through Brush, Book, Bed (BBB), a new statewide program of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) and its early literacy arm, Reach Out and Read-Alabama (ROR-AL).   Made possible by a […]

​Opening Event for First Hip Hop Showcase August 28th

August 12, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will reveal its latest display dedicated to Alabama’s hip hop Achievers on August 28th. As part of the event, a number of North Alabama hip hop artists, including Codie G and GMANE, will participate in a Q & A hosted by Fletch of local radio station KIX96. The event […]

Cybersecurity: The New First Line of Defense

August 11, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-As the nation’s largest public power utility, TVA works around the clock to ensure that information and industrial control systems are well protected, but cybersecurity threats are real. Over the past several years, TVA has heightened its cybersecurity capabilities and improved preparedness for cyber incidents that could impact the electric power grid. Andrea Brackett, […]

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