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Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Over and Under the Snow

December 8, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Over and Under the Snow.” Discover an entire world under your feet as you explore the […]

Governor Ivey Announces Born Ready Statewide Movement

December 8, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross on Tuesday announced Born Ready, a statewide movement focused on raising awareness among Alabama parents of the importance of early brain development and quality early childhood learning experiences. Innovative research at the heart of the Born Ready movement found that 95 percent of […]

Building New Prisons Is Not The Answer

December 8, 2019

Alabama should be building better schools, not better prisons. It’s as simple as that. And the truth is if we had done that from the beginning we probably wouldn’t have the overcrowded prisons we have today. It’s a statistical fact that if a child can’t read at a third-grade level by the time they graduate […]

ALEA Troopers Investigate 11 Traffic Deaths during 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

December 7, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 11 traffic deaths during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to midnight Sunday, Dec. 1. These fatal crashes occurred in Baldwin, Cherokee, Escambia, Hale, Madison, Morgan, St. Clair and Wilcox counties. Two pedestrians and a motorcyclist were among those killed. […]

UNA’s Chem-E-Car Team Places Third in National Competition

December 7, 2019

 FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama’s Chem-E-Car team placed third in the 2019 Annual Chem-E-Car National Competition that took place in Orlando, Fla. This is the second time in three years a student-led team from UNA has placed in this competition.   “This Chem-E-Car team has been working together for more than a year on […]

Senator Doug Jones Votes to Confirm Montgomery’s Austin Huffaker to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

December 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today voted to confirm R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to serve as the U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Mr. Huffaker’s nomination was confirmed by a vote of 89-4. Senator Jones released the following statement upon Mr. Huffaker’s confirmation by the full Senate today: “Throughout his confirmation process, […]

U.S. Department Of Agriculture Awards Tombigbee Communications $29.5 Million For Rural Broadband Investment

December 6, 2019

The 50% loan-grant combination is funded by USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program HAMILTON – Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the company $29,495,232 as a 50% loan-grant combination in the first round of the USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program.   The company will use the awarded […]

Alecia Elliott Releases ‘What Love Can Do’ Video

December 6, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-Recently signed Muscle Shoals Recordings Artist, Alecia Elliott, releases her single “What Love Can Do” and accompanying video as a re-entry into commercial music. Elliott’s soulful single expresses a positive, warm wish for the future where kindness and love for others is a priority. Available on all major streaming platforms. Written by Ava Aldridge, […]

NW-SCC to hold a Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 12

December 6, 2019

PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Music Department will hold a Christmas concert and show choir performance, Thursday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lou B. Bevill Center on the NW-SCC Phil Campbell Campus.   The Concert will feature two of the college’s musical groups: The Northwest-Shoals Show Choir directed by Jonathon Romero and […]

Florence City-Wide Clean-up Day Receives Governor’s Award

December 6, 2019

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt is proud to congratulate the City-Wide Clean-Up volunteers and City of Florence employees for being named the Governor’s Award City Category Winner by Alabama’s People Against a Littered State (PALS) and Governor Kay Ivey.   The Florence Citywide Clean-Up Day is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, PALS, Florence Solid Waste, Street, & […]

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