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Overton Farm Trust Receives $26,000 To Help With Restoration

September 18, 2018

FLORENCE-Local and state officials held a news conference Monday, September 17,  at the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area office, 468 N. Court St., Florence, to announce a state grant award to the Overton Farm Trust, in Hodges. Secured by Alabama Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, the $26,000.00  grant will help fund restoration at the historic Overton […]

Arx Mortis Brings Terror and Fun to Northwest Alabama

September 17, 2018

Arx Mortis haunted attraction returns to thrill, terrify, and entertain thousands of visitors each weekend from September 22nd through October 31st. KILLEN-Deep in the heart of Dixie and nestled in the northwestern corner of Alabama, there is a small town with an unusual name. Killen is, in many ways, your typical quiet Southern town. Here […]

Second Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 25

September 16, 2018

HUNTSVILLE – In partnership with the Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, the City of Huntsville, United Ability, the Alabama Department of Rehab Services, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Governor Kay Ivey announced plans on Thursday to host […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of National Trails System Act with Hike

September 15, 2018

 TUPELO, MS – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, the Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors on a hike along the Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (Scenic Trail) on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this free two-mile guided hike to immerse […]

Alabama Department of Labor Obtaining Convictions for Unemployment Compensation Fraud

September 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the Department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud. The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor violation of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits: • Kevin B. Owens, of Thomasville, was tried in […]

State Craft Beer Championship And Festival Celebrate Third Year

September 15, 2018

Craft beer is a growing industry in the state and, along with rockets, automobiles, and music, is a world-class product of which Alabamians can be proud. FLORENCE-In the three years since Alabama state legislators passed a bill naming the Shoals the home the State of Alabama Craft Beer Championship, competition organizers and brewers across the […]

TVA Responds to Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority has pre-positioned line crews and helicopters in North Carolina to support restoration efforts following Hurricane Florence. TVA’s River Forecast Center is also managing the increased water flows that will impact the Tennessee River system from Florence’s rainfall. “About 80 TVA transmission construction personnel are staged in Hickory, North […]

Athens Main Street Promotes Downtown

September 14, 2018

ATHENS — “One thing Main Street Alabama heard loud and clear from our community during their recent Resource Visit, was the desire for music and events after hours downtown.  Fridays After Five provides both great music and fun for the entire family” says Tere Richardson, Athens Main Street Executive Director.   Downtown merchants will be […]

University of North Alabama Department of Entertainment Industry Teams up With Muscle Shoals Music Assoc. for Panel Discussions.

September 14, 2018

FLORENCE – The Department of Entertainment Industry at the University of North Alabama is partnering with the Muscle Shoals Music Association to present two educational panels on engineering and production.    The panels will take place Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Mane Room, located at 310 North Pine Street in Florence.  The engineering panel begins at 2 […]

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” bring big voices, big fun to Ritz Theatre in October

September 14, 2018

This jukebox musical to delight all ages with hair, dress and sounds of the 1950s and ‘60s  SHEFFIELD-You won’t need a DeLorean to go back in time when you visit The Ritz Theatre in Sheffield. It might not be a time machine, but for two weekends in October, the historic theatre will take audiences to […]

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