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Florence museum celebrates Native American heritage as part of bicentennial

September 13, 2018

FLORENCE-The Florence Indian Mound Museum will celebrate local Native American history on Sunday, Sept. 30, with archery demonstrations, stories, a ceremony on the mound, an archaeological presentation and other programming. “Florence is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, and each month highlights a different aspect of the city’s history,” said museum curator Brian Murphy. “In […]

TVA’s Lucky 13

September 13, 2018

TVA has been named by Site Selection magazine among the top 10 utilities in the nation for economic development for its 2017 scorecard: $8.3 billion in corporate investment and 70,000 new jobs for the Tennessee Valley.  TENNESSEE VALLEY-For most power companies, economic development is a sensible, symbiotic relationship with new businesses—they do what they can […]

A Celebration of the United States Constitution At Athens State University

September 13, 2018

A celebration of the United States Constitution will be held at Athens State University, McCandless Hall on September 17, 2018, with Special Guest Speaker Ret. Col. Joseph Gaines, U.S. Army & Missile Defense Agency Deputy Chief of Staff We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, […]

Governor Ivey Approves Deployment of Personnel, Resources to North Carolina in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Response

September 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced Alabama is sending state personnel and resources to North Carolina to assist with hurricane response efforts. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has received requests for assistance from North Carolina and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Currently AEMA has one mobile communication site vehicle, […]

Byler Road Historic Road Convoy Tour

September 12, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Noted Tuscumbia historian and tour leader Joel Mize will lead a road convoy of historic Byler Road (authorized by Alabama’s first Legislature in 1819). The “Late Summer-Segment Tour” will take place on Saturday, 15 September. The assembly point will be at Publix on Woodward Avenue at 6th Street by 8:00 a.m. for Shoals convoy […]

Governor Ivey Announces New Details on Governor’s App Challenge

September 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced new details about the Governor’s App Challenge, which she launched in March at the inaugural Alabama Computer Science Summit. The Governor’s App Challenge is a statewide, computer programming competition for Alabama students, in grades K–12, with the goal of giving more students the opportunity to gain recognition for […]

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September 11, 2018

TUPELO,MS-September is Suicide Prevention Month and September 10 was Suicide Prevention Day. ✓ An employee walks into a building to find his co-worker hanging from a pipe … ✓ An employee goes out with friends; she doesn’t show any apparent signs of depression. She doesn’t show up for work the next morning and is found […]

ADPH investigates outbreak associated with eggs from Alabama farm

September 11, 2018

CULLMAN-The Alabama Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, is currently investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among persons who attended a catered event on July 30. Individuals who consumed an undercooked food item made with eggs were almost four times more likely to become ill than those […]

Infant Mortality Reduction Summit scheduled for September 14

September 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Infant mortality continues to be a significant, complex problem in Alabama, with an overall rate of 9.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016.  To raise awareness about infant mortality and the impact it has on families, communities and the state of Alabama, the 2018 Infant Mortality Reduction Summit: The State of Infant Mortality […]

Hernando de Soto’s Encampment comes to life in Tupelo on September 22, 2018

September 10, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will host a living history encampment representing the expedition of Hernando de Soto on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The encampment will be set up outside of the Parkway Visitor Center from 10 am to 3 pm. Through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, visitors can learn about Hernando de […]

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