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UNA Honors Those Who Have Served Both Past And Present

November 8, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is set to honor those who have served the country both past and present.  UNA’s annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the UNA Memorial Amphitheater (Wesleyan Hall Auditorium in case of inclement weather).   Each year, the event is co-sponsored by the […]

Flood of Participation Request Prompts Deadline Extension for Athens North Pole Stroll

November 8, 2017

ATHENS-Athens North Pole Stroll Tree Sponsorship continues until November 17th. With the recent holidays – including Columbus Day, Halloween and upcoming Veterans Day – the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association has been contact by numerous individuals, families, businesses and groups still seeking to be part of this magical event at Athens Big Spring Memorial Park in […]

Special Presentation & Book Signing of “Cotton Was King,” Co-Authored by Dr. William L. McDonald and Butch Walker

November 8, 2017

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will host a special book signing and presentation by author Rickey Butch Walker in conjunction with the release of his latest book, “Cotton Was King.” The free event will take place November 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center in McFarland Park. “Cotton Was King” was originally started by […]

“Do Not Resist” One Night Showing November 10 The Ritz Theatre

November 8, 2017

SHEFFIELD–Do Not Resist a film by Craig Atkinson will be shown at the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield on Friday, November 10.  Showtime 8:30PM and doors open at 7:00PM  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and TVAA members are $5. This urgent documentary explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and […]

University of North Alabama Looks Forward to Another Successful UNA Giving Day

November 7, 2017

FLORENCE – Building on the success of last year, the University of North Alabama Foundation will host the second annual UNA Giving Day, Nov. 28.   The social media fundraising push coincides with the global day of philanthropy, #GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   Elizabeth Tyson, annual giving coordinator at UNA, said they […]

Celebrate The Father Of The Blues, Two Free Events

November 6, 2017

FLORENCE-You’re invited! Two events celebrating the birthday of the “Father of the Blues” are coming up!  First join us Thursday, November 16 from 11:00 – 2:00 at the W.C. Handy Home and Museum, 620 West College Street, Florence for free cake, punch, and indoor music by Reddick Pernell Cunningham. Then join us for a free outdoor concert by The Mary Mason […]

William McDonald Book Co-Authored By Butch Walker Released

November 6, 2017

THE SHOALS-Author Rickey Butch Walker will release his latest book, Cotton Was King, this month through Bluewater Publications. In conjunction with his book release, Walker will also participate in a presentation and book signing on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm at Florence Tourism in McFarland Park. Cotton Was King (ISBN 978-1-934610-99-2) was originally started by Dr. William […]

Alabama’s Brad Hasamear named 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

November 6, 2017

Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer Honored by Regional Peers LOUISVILLE, KY– The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) named Brad Hasamear the 2017 Colonel Bob Brantley Wildlife Officer of the Year at their annual meeting in Louisville earlier this week. Hasamear is a Senior Conservation Officer for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural […]

Assessment for the Construction of the Red Hills-Kosciusko 161-kV Transmission Line Across the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 5, 2017

TUPELO, MS-The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), seeks public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) to establish a right-of-way for TVA to construct a new aerial transmission line across the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) near Kosciusko, MS.  The EA analyzes the impacts of permitting the right-of-way for transmission […]

November is American Diabetes Month®

November 5, 2017

MONTGOMERY-November marks the annual observance of American Diabetes Month®. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, this observance aims to focus our nation’s attention on the disease and the tens of millions of Americans affected by it. Judging by the numbers, it is imperative that individuals are informed about diabetes and the consequences associated with the […]

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