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St. Joseph Catholic School Receives State Honors In Competition

April 17, 2017

Students win 1st, 3rd,and 4th place in state finals of Science Olympiad Tournament FLORENCE-An academic team of St. Joseph 7th and 8th graders brought home awards in four individual events, including a state championship honor for Sam McNeill and George VanVeckhoven in the competition’s tower-building event. McNeill and VanVeckhoven also finished 4th in Meteorology. Other […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Unveils American Indian Wayside Exhibits at Colbert Ferry

April 17, 2017

CHEROKEE, AL – The Natchez Trace Parkway will partner with the Chickasaw Nation and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association to celebrate the unveiling of the American Indian themed wayside exhibits. The event takes place at Colbert Ferry on April 27, 2017 at 10 am.   The unveiling will be at the former location of the […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Nature Bingo”

April 16, 2017

TUPELO, MS-Do you like nature and learning about the world we live in? Do you like playing bingo? The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Nature Bingo,” a special Junior Ranger program on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:00 am. Join a park ranger for this fun 45-minute program and you get […]

NW-SCC Music Department to hold Homecoming Celebration and concert, April 29th

April 16, 2017

PHIL CAMPBELL – The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Music Department has been a staple for rural Northwest Alabama for approximately 40 years. Saturday, April 29th, NW-SCC will hold a Homecoming Celebration for all the alumni of the NW-SCC Music and Fine Arts Department. NW-SCC Music Department alumni will participate in a banquet at 5:00 p.m. […]

UNA Opera Brings Masterpiece to the Stage

April 15, 2017

FLORENCE-Masterpiece.   That is the word Dr. Terrance Brown, director of opera at UNA, uses to describe Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” UNA Opera’s spring 2017 production.   “‘La Bohéme’ is known as the epitome of operatic culture,” said Brown, “and this is our time to tackle this masterpiece.”   The full-scale opera, which will be […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Says ‘Thank You’…National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 14, 2017

TUPELO, MS-In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams.  The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often overlooked for the critical role they play in coordinating […]

Lake Guntersville State Park April Walks And Hikes

April 14, 2017

GUNTERSVILLE-Lake Guntersville State Park has three more guided walks and hikes  planned for the remaining days in April. Bring water and explorer’s attitude.  Wear appropriate clothing and comfortable sturdy footwear. Leashed dogs are welcome on all hikes except the birding hikes. On April 15th the Explorer Hike (10 AM, meet in lodge lobby).  Start your […]

Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

April 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges:   “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses […]

Hiking Advisory Along The Natchez Trace Parkway: Feral Hog Activity

April 13, 2017

PORT GIBSON, MS  – This spring, Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) officials and visitors have witnesses increased feral hog activity from milepost 0-40. The number of feral hogs is on the rise statewide and directly correlates to more sightings along the Parkway. Like many wildlife species, feral hogs will be most active at dawn and dusk. “Feral […]

Governor Ivey Accepts Stan Stabler’s Resignation, Installs Hal Taylor as Acting Secretary of ALEA

April 12, 2017

MONTGOMERY – This morning, Governor Kay Ivey accepted Stan Stabler’s undated resignation letter required by Ivey of all the former governor’s staff and cabinet members. Gov. Ivey subsequently named Hal Taylor as Acting Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.   “Hal Taylor is a man of the utmost integrity who I trust during this […]

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