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It’s Time for Extra Crispy Special Sauce! Athens Grease Festival Coming Soon…

July 14, 2019

  ATHENS – The countdown is on! 100 days from now, the streets of downtown Athens will be filled with fried food, football, fun and extra crispy special sauce! Put October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on your calendar for the 2019 Athens Grease Festival. Fried foods are Southerners’ Achilles heel. We […]

Sandhill Crane Hunting in Alabama

July 14, 2019

MONTGOMERY-A new and unique hunting opportunity will be available for Alabama residents beginning in the 2019-20 season. Alabama will join Tennessee and Kentucky, to be the third state east of the Mississippi River to reopen a sandhill crane hunting season. Hunting will be by limited quota draw permit only, and 400 individual hunters will be […]

Governor Ivey Appoints Judge Charles Graddick as Director of Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 14, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that she is appointing Judge Charles Graddick to serve as Director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. During the 2019 Regular Session, Governor Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall championed legislation aimed at reforming the Board of Pardons and Paroles. With this new law, the governor […]

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

July 14, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. […]

​Combo Kings to Perform in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame July 24th at 12 p.m.

July 14, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Combo Kings is a multigenre veteran band of 5 years originating in South Carolina. Its members come from musical backgrounds, with decades of experience between them, and pedigrees that include The Swinging Medallions, a 60s band with some chart-topping hits, and New York City’s Broadway scene. The group will be entertaining the crowd along […]

Horse near Boaz confirmed with West Nile virus, first case in Alabama in 2019

July 13, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is confirming a recent positive West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse near the city of Boaz, in Marshall County. ADPH routinely reports WNV cases and other mosquito-borne diseases statewide. Sporadic cases have occurred throughout the state for years. The transmission occurs when infected mosquitoes feed on animals, […]

Dr. Wendell Gunn, Student Who Integrated UNA in 1963, Appointed to Board of Trustees

July 13, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced today that Dr. Wendell Wilkie Gunn, the student who integrated UNA in 1963, has been appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees as the 12th member of the governing body. “I am honored by this appointment and will be seeking ways […]

UNA Announces 2019 Homecoming Award Recipients

July 12, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced its 2019 Homecoming Award Recipients. They are:  Alumnus of the Year: John Paul White, ’99, originally of Loretto, Tenn., resides in Florence. White graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Management.  Lifetime Achievement: John Thomas McGee, […]

Do not handle bats, ADPH cautions

July 12, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Young children’s possible exposure to rabid bats recently has caused local and state health authorities to issue a reminder about the potential dangers of handling bats. Bats, along with raccoons, are the primary reservoirs for rabies in Alabama. Rabies is a viral infection in mammals that is transmitted by bites, scratches or other contact with […]

Tennessee RiverLine Coming to Shoals to Have Community Engagement Event

July 11, 2019

FLORENCE – On July 18, Shoals residents are invited to participate in a community engagement event to help the Tennessee RiverLine team define next steps for North America’s next great regional trail system. Called 652 to YOU, the community engagement event will be from 5-7 p.m. in the Singing River Room of the Marriott Shoals […]

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