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Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence

September 4, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced the twenty-one schools selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. The announcement was made at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), where Governor Ivey was joined by superintendents, principals, and teachers from the selected schools, along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state. Each school […]


Dog Adoption Fees Waived The Week Of September 2nd

September 3, 2019

FLORENCE – Effective September 3 thru September 8, 2019 all adoption fees for adult dogs will be waived pending an approved application. Please visit Florence Lauderdale Animal Services at 3240 Roberson Road in Florence Industrial Park to find your new best friend!       Media Release/Cheryl Jones Director, Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services


Hummingbirds in Your Backyard

September 3, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Hummingbirds are a backyard favorite for many people. These small agile birds have hearts that beat 225 times per minute while at rest and more than 1,200 times per minute while flying. To give some reference, the average human adult (18 years and older) has a resting heart rate of only 60 to 100 times […]


Bank Independent named one of the Best Banks to Work for in 2019

September 2, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Bank Independent has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the September issue of American […]


UNA’s Marching Band Gets New Equipment

September 2, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Marching Band, the Marching Pride of North Alabama, took to the field Thursday in the Lions’ season opener against Western Illinois with some new equipment and more on the way.   “The University’s move to Division I athletics has provided our marching band an opportunity to expand its […]


Intensive Oil Workshops With Sheffield’s Martha Carpenter At TVAA

September 2, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-This October, internationally-recognized portrait artist Martha Carpenter will be leading two intensive oil painting workshops at her studio in downtown Tuscumbia, AL in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Art Association. Local artists both aspiring and advanced will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with an acknowledged master in a small-group setting that facilitates individualized instruction. […]


Protect yourself from mosquito-borne viruses

September 2, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reminds people of the importance of protecting themselves from mosquitoes to avoid potential viral infections. The reminder has been prompted by recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) that have been reported in Michigan and Massachusetts. This specific virus has been circulating in the United States for decades, […]


Senator Jones Announces Bipartisan Family Farmer Relief Act Signed into Law by President Trump

September 1, 2019

BIRMINGHAM – As bankruptcy rates among American farmers near record highs, Senator Doug Jones announced that bipartisan legislation he introduced with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to help family farms reorganize their debts has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. Recognizing the unique challenges that family farmers and fishers face, Congress established Chapter 12 […]


UNA’s Record Enrollment Defined by Smart Growth

September 1, 2019

FLORENCE – Although official enrollment numbers won’t be available until Oct. 31, administrators at the University of North Alabama attribute the fall enrollment trends to a sustained interest in UNA by students of all types and a strategic smart growth model. “Sustained and strategic growth is critical for the University of North Alabama where state […]


MSNHA launches new ‘Friends’ program

September 1, 2019

FLORENCE—When Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area director Carrie Crawford talks about MSNHA’s historic preservation projects, educational programs, community outreach and natural resource initiatives, the question people ask most often is “How can I help?” Now, she has an easy answer: become an MSNHA Friend. “People always want to know how they can be part of […]


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