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State Parks Offer Free Entry with Dirt Pass Donation on Second Saturdays

March 24, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama State Parks Dirt Pass Trail Crew program is offering a new incentive for trail users. Dirt Pass members will be admitted free into any gated state park on Dirt Pass Day, the second Saturday of each month, throughout 2017. Members must have their green membership wristband to receive free entry into the parks. […]

Jeffery Dale Hunt indicted on 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department was notified today that the Lauderdale County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jeffery Dale Hunt, 48, of 243 Wilson Avenue, Florence, AL. The indictment charges Hunt with 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography.   This case is the […]

Resolution Approving The Mediation of UNA and Florence City Schools

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence City Schools and the University of North Alabama agreed to terms through mediation.  Here is a copy of the resolution: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEDIATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA AND FLORENCE CITY SCHOOLS WHEREAS, representatives from the University of North Alabama participated in court­ ordered mediation with representatives from the Florence […]

Governor Bentley Sends Letter to President Trump, Supports American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY–Governor Bentley on Wednesday addressed a letter to President Trump thanking the President and his Administration for developing a three-pronged approach to improve health-care delivery and health insurance in our country. Governor Bentley is also looking forward to working with President Trump’s Administration to help Alabama improve Medicaid for its citizens by providing managed care […]

Earth Day Design Winner

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The Shoals Earth Day Fest Board of Directors unveiled the winner of the design contest for the 10th annual event.  The design contest was open to Shoals area 4th through 12th grade students.  Students were encouraged to use their own experiences and inspiration to create earth friendly themed art work.  The winner was chosen […]

America’s JobLink (AJL) Data Incident Affects Alabama

March 22, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Following a recent security breach of the America’s JobLink (AJL) system, a multi-state web-based system that links jobseekers with employers, it has been determined that Alabamians who have used the state’s free, online jobs database may have had personal information exposed. The site is developed and maintained by America’s Job Link Alliance – […]

Statement Concerning Agreement Between the University of North Alabama and Florence City Board of Education

March 22, 2017

FLORENCE-Today, Wednesday, March 22 the Board of Trustees for the University of North Alabama approved an agreement with the Florence City Board of Education regarding plans for the new Florence Middle School and related changes at Braly Municipal Stadium.  The agreement addresses several of UNA’s key concerns regarding parking, pedestrian access, and other issues at […]

Athens…Guided Historic Walking Tours Offered Each Saturday in April

March 22, 2017

ATHENS –Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association proudly announces the return of free, guided walking tours beginning each Saturday only in the month of April. Residents and visitors are invited to take part in a casual stroll through historic Athens and/or Mooresville and learn about their history and heritage as both communities mark their bicentennial birthday. The one-hour […]

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Offers Concert in the Round

March 21, 2017

FLORENCE–     UNA’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present Voices Unplugged, a celebration of music tailor-made for the unamplified—and often unaccompanied—voice, Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.   The concert will feature selections from pop to rock, from jazz to the classics, with many of the selections arranged by members of the ensemble. Presented “in the round” […]

Governor Bentley Has Productive Meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

March 21, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday released a statement regarding his meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The full statement is below. “I appreciate the time and attention HHS Secretary Price has afforded me, and the state of Alabama related to our potential concerns with the America Health Care Act. After […]

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