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Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1%

November 16, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary October unemployment rate is 8.1%, down from September’s revised rate of 8.2%.  This rate is below last October’s rate of 8.5%. The October 2012 rate represents 175,013 unemployed persons, down from 177,632 last month and 186,251 in October 2011. The civilian labor force increased […]

Public can now access information on healthcare-associated infections in Alabama hospitals

November 15, 2012

Montgomery-Starting today, Alabamians will have access to information on healthcare-associated infections as reported by the state’s hospitals. The report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health, provides hospital-specific infection data for several types of infections and can be found at . “The law requiring hospital infection reporting was passed in 2009 with cooperation from […]

Not so fast winter says the butterfly

November 15, 2012

Tuscumbia-Since I live in a valley below a mountain, I usually have frost earlier than the rest of the Shoals area.  When the temperature was to drop in the high thirties, I pulled all of my green tomatoes and stored them in a dark area so that they would ripen slowly.   Here it is the […]

AMHOF purchase on hold – Barnard: “When one door closes, a window opens”

November 14, 2012

  TUSCUMBIA – Wiley Barnard got the e-mail a few days ago that the purchase deal was being put on hold by Northwest Shoals Community College. “The work will continue at The Alabama Music Hall of Fame (AMHOF),” he told The Quad-Cities Daily. “It’s going to be a struggle, but we’re excited about the future,” he […]

Navistar responds to The Quad-Cities Daily

November 14, 2012

LISLE, IL – Navistar, Inc. responded to an inquiry today by The Quad-Cities Daily as to the status of its Barton Riverfront Industrial Park facility. Steve Schrier, Manager, Corporate Communications for Navistar reported to us that the company is still in the process of restoring itself to a profitable condition, and until that happens any […]

UNA and Alabama A&M Partner to Offer Master of Social Work Degree

November 14, 2012

Florence-Officials of the University of North Alabama and Alabama A&M University signed a partnership agreement this morning to offer an Alabama A&M satellite program for the Master of Social Work degree on the UNA campus. Through the program, students will complete coursework toward the MSW degree from Alabama A&M. “We are proud to partner with Alabama A&M in offering […]

Nashville Hit Makers Tonight at “Muscle Shoals to Music Row” – A must-see event

November 14, 2012

THE SHOALS – This week’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row features performer/songwriters, Ira Dean, formerly of Trick Pony; Chris Wallin, Camille Wallin, and Kim Tribble; and new recording artist, Brooke Burrows. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8 o’clock at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa Conference Center. Purchase your tickets […]

New Today – Helen Keller Hospital Births 11/03/12 – 11/09/12

November 14, 2012

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

Arc of The Shoals holds its annual Awards Day

November 14, 2012

FLORENCE – The Arc of The Shoals recently recognized individuals and businesses who in the past year have contributed their time, money, and care to the organization. The Arc works to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities and for their families. The luncheon was held at Cross Point Church where nearly […]

Navistar pulls golf sponsorship from RSA course – No word on Barton assembly plant

November 14, 2012

PRATTVILLE – The Montgomery Advertiser is reporting that Navistar, the major sponsor of the LPGA Golf Tournament, has pulled out from the event. This is but the latest in a string of ominous signs that the Lisle, Illinois manufacturing giant is in deep financial trouble. Navistar leased the foundering National Rail Car manufacturing plant in Barton […]

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