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Shoals Culinary Complex Featured by the Alabama Department of Commerce for Innovation

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently featured on the Alabama Department of Commerce website with a story highlighting their culinary incubator program.  The Shoals Culinary Complex, located in Florence at the former Burrell-Slater School, offers clients a fully equipped commercial kitchen at reasonable hourly rates.  The facility is currently being used for the production of a […]


Shoals Alabama Launchpad Event Grants Support to All Five Finalists

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE – All five finalists from the Shoals Alabama Launchpad Challenge walked away with a large check Tuesday night to help push their projects forward.  The competition judges were tasked with the disbursement of up to $100,000 in funding to the groups that had been gleaned down from eight competitors during the preliminary presentations in January. […]


Congressman Aderholt Introduces Resolution to Name the First Variant of the New SLS Launch System as the Cernan 1 Rocket

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)  introduced a resolution in the United States House of Representatives to name the first variant of the new Space Launch System (SLS) as the Cernan 1 rocket.   “While astronaut Gene Cernan is often referred to as the ‘last person to walk on the moon,’ he was quick […]


New! ECM Hospital Births 02/13/17 – 02/17/17

February 23, 2017

THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at ECM Hospital is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little ones.


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 02/10/17 – 02/17/17

February 23, 2017

LAUDERDALE COUNTY-New Booking Photos fromLauderdale County Sheriff (CHECK HERE). A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Don’t judge. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this public service.


Fifth Grade Student From Vestivia Hills Elementary Wins Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest

February 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Ella Stephens, a fifth grade student at Vestavia Hills Elementary School, in Vestavia Hills, has won the state’s 2017 Arbor Day State Poster Contest. She will be presented with $50, a one-year Alabama Urban Forestry Association membership and other prizes for her winning poster, designed around the contest theme “Trees Are Terrific…and Forests Are Too!” […]


Seven Alien ‘Earths’ Found Orbiting Nearby Star

February 23, 2017

Seven rocky planets orbiting a nearby star may be roughly the size of Earth and could even be right for water—and maybe life.  The Earth-size worlds orbit a star just 39 light-years away, and most may have the right conditions to host liquid water on their surfaces. The planets, which circle a star called TRAPPIST-1 […]


University of North Alabama to Welcome Freshman Class of 2018 to Campus

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama will host a special visit day targeting high school juniors.  UNA’s “Class of 2018 Visit Day” will take place March 18, in various locations on campus.   A schedule of the day’s events is below:   8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Check-In and Student Services Browse Fair 9:30 a.m. – […]


NW-SCC welding students can now fast-track to journeymen certification

February 22, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) welding students’ path to journeymen certification got a little bit easier Tuesday through an articulation agreement with the United Association’s (UA) apprenticeship program. The agreement with the UA of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians is a tremendous development for welding students who have completed their associate degree requirements. […]


Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

February 22, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 28 creating the Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force. The Task Force will review the state portion of taxes related to groceries and essential food products and recommend to the Governor and the Legislature changes that ensure a fair and equitable tax structure while encouraging a […]


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