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UNA Summer Theatre presents ‘Hairspray! The Broadway Musical’

July 14, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore for Hairspray! The Broadway Musical. Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she wins an audition for the […]

Ingenuity Wins

July 14, 2018

MURFREESBORO-What do you do when your mission is to keep the lights on, but a 1930s substation that provides power to approximately 1,000 people must be out of service for several months? If you are electrician Jonathan McCullough or line foreman Roy Arms, you get creative. Ingenuity was required to meet the unique challenge of […]

Summer Solos To Feature Up-And-Coming Artists During the W.C. Handy Music Festival

July 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will present three Summer Solos during the W.C. Handy Music Festival.  The entertainment will feature solo shows by up-and-coming artists La’Qua Hill, Tosha Hill, and Daniel Green. Each performance is free to the public and will be held in the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Gallery.   La’Qua […]

University of North Alabama Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer

July 13, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is offering an exciting new opportunity for former UNA students who have 60 hours or fewer remaining to complete their undergraduate degree. Students may receive up to $1,200 in scholarship funds toward tuition by enrolling for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship can be applied to each continuous semester that the student […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers Utilize Unmarked Vehicles

July 13, 2018

MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, and TENNESSEE – Drivers beware. Rangers will now be using unmarked vehicles to patrol the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway). After a six month pilot program showed a dramatic increase in the number of traffic stops for distracted and aggressive driving, the decision was made to order additional unmarked units. The order includes both typical […]

TVA Among Tops in the Nation for Renewables

July 12, 2018

The Federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranks TVA fifth among public power providers’ green pricing programs for 2017.   TENNESSEE VALLEY-The Federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ranks TVA fifth among public power providers’ utility green pricing programs for 2017. This is a significant jump up from TVA’s eighth position the year before. Only Portland […]

Lockheed Martin Promoting Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program

July 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) and the Alabama Department of Commerce’s Workforce Development Division, through the Alabama Career Center System, is assisting Lockheed Martin in finding qualified applicants for its Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP). Three information sessions will be held Tuesday, July 17th. The first two sessions will be held […]


July 12, 2018

TUPELO, MS – Law Enforcement and Emergency Services vehicles are not the only vehicles working on the road shoulders and highways. Parkway mowers and permitted tow companies also provide valuable services along the roadway; and just like emergency vehicles, highway maintenance and tow trucks also fall under the state’s MOVE OVER laws. Summertime is peak mowing […]

Every Kid in a Park Environmental Camps Held at the Natchez Trace Parkway

July 11, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) partnered with the Tupelo Public School District (TPSD), National Park Foundation, and Eastern National to offer two fun and educational day camps. The Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) Environmental Camps were designed for fourth grade students attending the TPSD and the Haven Acres Boys and Girls […]

4th of July 2018 – 10 day traffic statistics (June 29 – July 8, 2018)

July 11, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-In 2017, Alabama traffic statistics covered a 5 day period, which was from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4.  In 2018, the below Alabama traffic statistics covered a total of 10 days, which was from Friday June 29, to Sunday, July 8.     Between Friday, June 29, and Sunday, July 8, we […]

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