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Auto Supplier Vuteq to Create 200 Jobs at Alabama Plant

August 23, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that global automotive supplier Vuteq USA plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North America for over three decades, will hire approximately 200 workers for […]


The Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Chickasaw Celebration Speakers and Cultural Demonstrations

August 22, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation (CIF) will host a program to celebrate Chickasaw cultural history on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Experts will speak about Chickasaw cultural history. Cultural demonstrations will include, the Chickasaw Dance Troupe, stickball, and cultural face painting. “We are […]


AASB Named Recipient of NSBA’s 2019 Leading Edge Award

August 22, 2019

 MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Association of School Boards was recognized as one of two recipients of the National School Boards Association’s 2019 Leading Edge Award during a luncheon Saturday at NSBA’s Summer Leadership Institute in Chicago, Ill. Established in 2018, NSBA’s Leading Edge Award recognizes state school board associations for development of innovative projects […]


UNA’s School of the Arts I2E2 Conference Set for September

August 21, 2019

 FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama’s School of the Arts will have its conference – Ignite. Inspire. Educate. Engage, or I2E2 – on Friday, Sept. 20. The event is focused on promoting access to the arts and arts education.   “There needs to be a real conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the […]


Constellium Job Fairs Coming To Huntsville And Decatur

August 21, 2019

 HUNTSVILLE/DECATUR – The Alabama Career Center System is partnering with Constellium to host two job fairs this week at the Huntsville and Decatur Career Centers. The Constellium aluminum manufacturing plant in Muscle Shoals is hiring for 19 open positions.  The job fairs are scheduled for: HUNTSVILLE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. […]


Alabama’s Most Common Large Snake…The Tree Snake

August 20, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The names “chicken snake” or simply “rat snake” are fitting titles for one of Alabama’s more common large snakes, the gray rat snake (Pantherophis spiloides). Rat snakes are proficient predators of rodents but at times are unwelcomed visitors to chicken coops consuming eggs or fowl. “Oak snake” is another colloquial name for the rat snake […]


Author, preservation advocate to speak August 28

August 20, 2019

FLORENCE –Donovan Rypkema, historic-preservation consultant at PlaceEconomics in Washington, D.C., will discuss the economic value of historic preservation, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Singin’ River Live, 526B E. College St., Florence. Rypkema will highlight examples of successful preservation projects done right, share some ideas for implementation in northwest Alabama and answer questions. “While I […]


UNA Students Places Third in Nationwide Design Competition

August 19, 2019

FLORENCE – A group of University of North Alabama Interior Architecture and Design students have placed third in the Design and Build program, a national collegiate design competition implemented by the Museum of Outdoor Arts, a Colorado-based nonprofit arts organization. The win comes with a $1,000 prize.   “Being able to compete in the Design […]


Alabama Sets NEW Record Low Unemployment Rate, Breaks Three Additional Employment Records in July

August 18, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Alabama set four new economic records in July, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today.  July’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.3%, setting a new record low, beating last month’s previous record low of 3.5%.  July’s rate represents 2,171,721 employed people, a new record high, measuring 11,244 more than last month’s count, and 57,413 more […]


New Alabama Marriage Laws Make It Easier To Get Married

August 18, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Beginning August 29, 2019, couples in Alabama will begin following a different path in the process of becoming legally married, as lawmakers approved a bill in the 2019 legislative session that changes documents and proceedings necessary for a marriage to be valid.   Colbert County Probate Judge, Daniel Rosser, says the changes actually make […]


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