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Governor Ivey Appoints Jim Purcell and Todd Cotton to Cabinet Posts

July 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that she has appointed James “Jim” Purcell, Sr. as Acting Secretary of Information Technology and Todd Cotton as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services.   “I am proud to appoint Jim and Todd to serve in my cabinet,” Governor Ivey said. “Both men bring a great […]

UNA’s MBA Program Ranked First in 10Best Online Executive MBAs

July 14, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama’s online Masters of Business Administration degree program has been ranked first in the 10 best online executive MBA program, published by The report mentions UNA’s program as one of the best in the region and division for business administration, and places it among the top three in the State […]

RTJ 25th Celebrations Kick Off for “New Trail”

July 13, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS– Nearly 12 million rounds of golf have been played on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail since opening 25 years ago. To mark the 25th anniversary, a series of celebrations are taking place across the Trail. “Dr. Bronner had a vision that making the entire state of Alabama a world-class golf destination could […]

Play Music On The Porch Day

July 13, 2017

FLORENCE-The Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival is excited to invite everyone to come out to play music on the front porch of Kennedy-Douglass Center of the Arts on August 26, 2017 from 5pm-7pm for Play Music on the Porch Day! Grab any instrument, even if it is your voice, and come join us for a spontaneous community […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Budget Analyst Receives Prestigious Department of the Interior Superior Service Award

July 13, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Lana Lollar, Budget Analyst for the Natchez Trace Parkway, received the Department of the Interior’s prestigious Superior Service Award.  “Honor awards, such as the Superior Service Award, are the most prestigious recognition that can be granted by the Department of the Interior for career accomplishments and exceptional support of the Department,” explained […]

UNA Student Follows Dreams into a Career in the Music Business

July 13, 2017

FLORENCE- UNA student Tiera Leftwich grew up watching the Disney Channel like most teens, listening to the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.  However, it was hearing country music and Taylor Swift, that changed how she looked at the craft.  Tiera, as she prefers to be called on stage, said she felt moved.  “I […]

Governor Ivey Announces Pre-K through Third Grade Pilot Schools

July 12, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that five Alabama school systems, with a total of eight individual schools, will lead a new effort to improve student success by aligning effective teaching strategies and improving collaboration among educators in early elementary school grades. The schools chosen to serve as pilots for the Alabama Pre-K-through-Third-Grade Integrated Approach […]

Tennessee Valley Strummers Return to Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center July 14

July 12, 2017

FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play folk dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Valley Strummers will be performing at the Visitor Center each  month. “The Visitor Center has become a venue and gathering place for […]

Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2017 Fish Consumption Advisories

July 11, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).  ADEM, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) collected samples of specific fish species for analysis from various waterbodies throughout […]

Governor Ivey Appoints George Day to 16th Judicial Circuit in Etowah County

July 11, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the appointment of George C. Day, Jr. as a judge on Alabama’s Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in Etowah County. Judge Day is filling the seat of retiring Circuit Judge Allen Millican. “I am proud to appoint George Day as a circuit court judge in Etowah County. Judge Day’s experience in […]

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