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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 10, 2018

TUPELO, MS – In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams. The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often overlooked for the critical role they play […]

Governor Ivey Announces Funding for New Behavioral Health Services

April 9, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Alabama has set aside $11 million in its recently passed budgets for the Alabama Department of Mental Health to expand behavioral health services for Medicaid-eligible children and youth. When combined with federal matching funds, the money is expected to generate more than $36 million in total spending during […]

University of North Alabama to Host Reception for Paul R. Jones Art Exhibition

April 9, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences will host a reception celebrating an exhibition by UNA of the Paul R. Jones Collection of Art, Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the UNA University Art Gallery (located inside the Art Building). There will be a brief presentation at […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Disappearing Act”

April 9, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Disappearing Act,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10:00 am. Every animal has at least one adaptation that helps it survive in its environment. Camouflage is an adaptation that helps […]

Mentored Turkey Hunt Yields Unforgettable Results

April 8, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The fate of a turkey hunt’s outcome is indeed fickle. High-fives can be the celebratory conclusion just as easily as the dejected hunter’s incessant second-guessing of the tactics that caused the gobbler to walk away instead of strutting into range. Chuck Sykes, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Director, has been in both situations. Sometimes […]

Airbnb Seminar At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism April 19

April 8, 2018

 FLORENCE-The world of travel is constantly evolving, as is the way in which travelers want to experience a destination. Airbnb was founded in 2008 to meet that need and has become a trusted marketplace for people to list and book unique accommodations. Florence and Lauderdale County currently have over 60 listings on the Airbnb site […]

Flor-Ala Staff Members Bring Home Mark of Excellence Awards

April 8, 2018

FLORENCE– Current and former staff members of the Flor-Ala were recently honored for being finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. The University of North Alabama student news organization competed against student news organizations from Region 3, which comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The […]

TVA Visitor Centers Opening for Season on April 7

April 7, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – Spring has officially arrived and the Tennessee Valley Authority will be opening visitor centers on Sat., April 7, at its first dam, its tallest dam, its longest dam and several other facilities around the Tennessee Valley. The public can visit centers at TVA’s tallest dam, Fontana, which towers 480 feet and forms […]

University of North Alabama Selected as a Semifinalist for Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award

April 7, 2018

FLORENCE. – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently announced that the University of North Alabama (UNA) is one of six semifinalists for its 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award. The $100,000 award, given once per biennium, will recognize an institution for achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national or global challenges. The […]

Florence Forward Sustainable Partner Program – APPLY TODAY

April 7, 2018

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt and the Florence City Council are pleased to announce the launch of the Florence Forward Sustainable Partner Program. This program is a revamp of the Certified Green Team Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to highlight and support the businesses and organizations in Florence that are committed to sustainable practices. […]

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