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23rd Annual Urban Forestry And Horticulture Conference THEME: “Spruce Up Your Spring”

January 9, 2018

FLORENCE-The 23rd annual Urban Forestry Horticulture Conference will be held Friday, March 16 from 8:00Am until 3:00PM at Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Spruce Up Your Spring”. The public is invited the cost for the conference is S45 (includes lunch).  Register at For more information […]

January is Radon Action Month; ADPH offers free radon test kits

January 9, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Do you know that winter is the perfect time to protect the health of yourself and your family from radon? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. “The Environmental Protection Agency estimates radon causes 21,000 deaths in the U.S. […]

Veiled: A Space Between Sculpture… work by Aaron Tennessee Benson to exhibit at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

January 8, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Aaron Tennessee Benson opens the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art’s 2018 calendar on January 21 with an exhibition, “Veiled: A Space Between.” It will run through March 9 at the museum, located at 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. […]

UNA’s MBA Program Holds Highest Enrollment in the State

January 6, 2018

FLORENCE– For the second year, the College of Business at the University of North Alabama leads the state in the number of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students enrolled. According to a recent listing of MBA programs compiled by Birmingham Business Journal, UNA’s program placed at the top of the list with 687 enrolled students for […]

Black Bear Sightings Likely to Increase in Alabama

January 6, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Interaction between humans and black bears saw an uptick last year, and that will likely be the trend for the near future, at least in one corner of the state, according to Dr. Todd Steury of Auburn University. Funded by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s State […]

MSNHA receives state arts grant

January 6, 2018

THE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area has received a $2,800 grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to continue recording oral histories about Muscle Shoals music. “The Muscle Shoals sound coming out of recording studios in northwest Alabama in the 1960s changed American music,” said Carrie Barske, MSNHA interim director. “While the […]

University of North Alabama Filing in Response to Second Amended Complaint by Jane Doe

January 5, 2018

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama and the individual defendants today (Jan. 4, 2018) moved to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint filed on behalf of Jane Doe in the United States District Court for the Northern of Alabama. The motions to dismiss are based on the failure of the Second Amended Complaint to state sufficient facts […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Undercover Operation Results in Five Arrests

January 5, 2018

HEADQUARTERS TUPELO, MS – On December 23 and 24, 2017, Natchez Trace Parkway Law Enforcement Rangers conducted operations to detect and apprehend people engaging in illegal activity and disorderly conduct in certain parking lots and hiking trails along the Parkway. These operations resulted in the arrest of five individuals. In Mississippi, Brian Cartwright of Marietta […]

Troopers Investigate 23 Traffic Fatalities during 17-day Holiday Travel Period

January 4, 2018

SHEFFIELD-Alabama State Troopers investigated 23 traffic deaths during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, to midnight Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The total is significantly lower than the total from the same period in 2016, when Troopers investigated 31 traffic fatalities. The fatal traffic […]

Muscle Shoals City Schools Recognized for Creative Problem-Solving with Pathfinder Program

January 3, 2018

HUNTSVILLE–The Muscle Shoals Career Academy was recognized by LEAN Frog and the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) as an Alabama finalist in the Tri-State Best K-12 Practices Contest. Muscle Shoals City Schools (MSCS) superintendent Dr. Brian Lindsey and board president Dr. Celia Rudolph accepted the $1,000 cash prize for their school system’s entry at […]

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