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Shoals Storytelling Festival Kicks Off with Community Events

May 18, 2017

FLORENCE-As part of the Storytelling Festival in Florence, AL this weekend, May 19,& 20, from 9am-9pm, storytellers will go out into the community to speak to schools, libraries, businesses and churches Thursday, May 18 as part of the Pre-Festival events. They will have an opportunity to listen to a great form of art-the art of storytelling. […]

29th annual Frontier Day Celebration set for June 3rd and 4th

May 17, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence’s historic Pope’s Tavern Museum presents the 29th annual Frontier Day Celebration on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Relive the frontier heritage of Florence with crafts, music, period costumes, and food. Celebration hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is free. This […]

7th Annual Sheffield Street Party May 26th and 27th

May 17, 2017

SHEFFIELD – On Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, a benefit concert will be held in downtown Sheffield (on Montgomery Ave.). The seventh annual Sheffield Street Party will benefit the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Foundation scholarship fund. The two day concert will feature southern rock bands: Jackson Highway, Wet Willie, Travis Wammack and legendary pop artist, […]

Battle of Akia Commemoration and Pioneer Day

May 17, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Historic Site Coordinator Joseph Smith from the Chickasaw Nation and Brian Mast from the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama will present programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Starting at 10:00 am, Smith will present a 30-minute Junior Ranger program entitled “Chickasaw Culture and […]

University of North Alabama Recognizes Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Recipients During Spring 2017 Commencement

May 16, 2017

FLORENCE – Graduating senior Natasha N. Thomas of Autaugaville, Alabama was the recipient of the coveted Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Awards during spring commencement Saturday at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus. The Turris Fidelis Key – awarded on the basis of outstanding service to the university, as well as superior scholastic […]

June fuel costs almost 10 percent below three-year average

May 16, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Electric consumers in TVA’s seven-state region will see monthly statements for June that will be nearly 10 percent less than the three-year same-month average.   Beginning June 1, the total monthly fuel cost for residential and business consumers will be 2.022 cents per kilowatt-hour, while large industrial customers served by TVA and local power […]

It Should Just Be Automatic

May 16, 2017

TUPELO, MS – “It’s so simple to put on a seat belt; it should just be automatic,” stated Chief Ranger Sarah Davis.  “As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer travel season ramps up, we want to keep our visitors safe and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a […]

Mo Brooks Announces Candidacy for United States Senate

May 15, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-Today, Congressman Mo Brooks announced his candidacy for United States Senate.  Brooks will travel across the state today and host press conferences in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile.   Congressman Mo Brooks said, “I am running for the United States Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, because Congress […]

TVA Board Approves $300 Million Strategic Fiber Initiative

May 13, 2017

  MURFREESBORO, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors today approved a $300 million strategic fiber initiative that will expand TVA’s fiber capacity and improve the reliability and resiliency of the transmission system. The network expansion will help meet the power system’s growing need for bandwidth as well as accommodate the integration of new, […]

ADPH recognizes World Hypertension Day

May 12, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Initiated by the World Hypertension League and in partnership with the International Society of Hypertension, World Hypertension Day will be recognized on May 17, 2017. The theme for World Hypertension Day 2017 is “Know Your Numbers” with a goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world by trying to get […]

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