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Come See the Best and Brightest Innovators in the Shoals

October 13, 2019

FLORENCE – The sixth Shoals Idea Audition, a Shoals Shift event supported by Innovation Sponsor Bank Independent, the Shoals Economic Development Authority, the University of North Alabama, and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Guillot University Center […]

MSNHA extends photo contest

October 13, 2019

FLORENCE –Amateur and professional photographer alike have an extra month to enter the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area’s photo contest.   “The deadline now is Friday, November 15,” said MSNHA director Carrie Crawford. “We extended the contest in the hopes of receiving more pics of our gorgeous fall scenery this year.”   The contest calls […]

Eubanks Designated as Certified Municipal Official

October 13, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Council member Michelle Eubanks has earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official after completing 40 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities. Council member Eubanks is a member of the 24th graduating class of Certified Municipal Officials and was recognized for her accomplishment during graduation ceremonies held […]

2020 Alabama Hemp Program Update

October 12, 2019

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Hemp program launched in the beginning of 2019, after the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. Farm Bill) declassified hemp as a schedule 1 drug and deemed hemp as an agriculture commodity.  This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant containing less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. […]

UNA Recipient of Workforce Development Demonstration Grant Monies

October 12, 2019

FLORENCE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has awarded $29,175,000 in demonstration grant funds to expand the impact of workforce development efforts in the Appalachian and Delta regions through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant initiative.   The University of North Alabama received $1,098,599 as a part of this […]

Stay Safe This Hunting Season

October 12, 2019

MONTGOMERY-With archery deer season opening on October 15, hunters should make tree stand safety a priority when they head back to the woods. Remember that the best way to prevent a potentially fatal accident is to wear a full-body harness and stay attached to the tree at all times when hunting from a tree stand. […]

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Completion of Radiation Treatment

October 11, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued the following statement after the completion of her radiation treatment: “Three weeks ago, I announced that during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a tiny, isolated malignancy on my lung. The day after I shared this news, I went in for an outpatient procedure, which allowed […]

Empty the Shelter Adoption Day…October 12

October 11, 2019

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services is pleased to announce our participation in the BISSELL Empty the Shelter Adoption Day on October 12.  For every animal adopted for $25, Bissell will donate $100 of funding to the FLAS.  Florence is one of 125 organizations in 26 states taking part in this special adoption day. Visit the Florence-Lauderdale Animal […]

TVA Seeks Public Input on Renewable Solutions

October 11, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to provide input on a draft Environmental Assessment for private-scale renewable offerings. The TVA board approved the closure of new applications to the Green Power Providers program effective Jan. 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy […]

UNA, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 10, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), in Dothan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides benefits for students at both institutions as well as residents in rural areas of the state. “We are so pleased with this partnership,” said Dr. Ross Alexander, the Vice President […]

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