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Natchez Trace Parkway Winter Weather and Traveler Advisory

January 12, 2018

TUPELO, MS – A traveler advisory is in effect for the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway from the Tennessee/Alabama line (milepost 342) to Nashville, TN (milepost 444).  A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Travelers […]

SEDA Welcomes Toyota-Mazda to North Alabama

January 11, 2018

THE SHOALS-The Shoals Economic Development Authority (SEDA) would like to welcome the Toyota-Mazda OEM to North Alabama. Less than an hour drive from the future site, our community has been busy preparing for this day and we have invested wisely in properties and sites that are ideal for their suppliers and supporting businesses. With two […]

Grammy Winner Jason Isbell To Headline Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 30th Annual Huntsville Classic

January 11, 2018

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville Hospital Foundation announced today that two-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell will headline its 30th annual Huntsville Classic, Thursday, May 10, 8:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, will perform for a crowd of more than 5,000 during the Classic concert. The group’s new album, The Nashville […]

Toyota-Mazda to invest $1.4 billion in Limestone County facility, create 4,000 jobs

January 10, 2018

ATHENS-Press Release Issued by Tom Hill, President, LCEDA: 2:10 PM on Jan. 10, 2018: On Wednesday afternoon, the Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA) issued a statement congratulating its partners with the Toyota-Mazda recruitment team after state and local officials announced the company’s decision to locate in Limestone County. The team consisted of the State […]

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers Awards Art Education Grants to Local Schools

January 10, 2018

FLORENCE-Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018 Art Education Grants. Recipients will be honored at the monthly volunteer meeting Friday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. Fund-raising events like the Arts Alive Festival and Holly and Ivy Luncheons not only support the art center, but make these art […]

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 […]

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