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Not just #1 in football y’all

February 8, 2013

TUSCALOOSA— The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. The ranking also places UA fourth among all universities. Only the University of Chicago, Harvard and the University of Southern California enrolled more National Merit Scholars last […]


Extra! Extra! Early Spring on the way!

February 2, 2013

Punxsutawney- Punxsutawney Phil declares:  Early spring!         Groundhog Day originates from a holiday called Candlemas day, celebrated in different ways by many religions across the world. Old English saying:  If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Winter will not come again.    From Scotland: […]


Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Hosts A Celebration of Cranes

January 5, 2013

Decatur-Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first Festival of the Cranes, a one-day event filled with refuge tours, up-close viewings, workshops, live raptors, and nature walks, January 12, 2013, kicking off a year-long celebration of Wheeler’s 75th anniversary. The celebration of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes will bring together experienced birders and those who would […]


Santa One Cleared for Flight

December 24, 2012

NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight.  Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies being rolled […]


Parks announce Hunter’s Special

December 20, 2012

 Montgomery-  Select Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” lodging package from now through February 2013 for hunters that hunt on Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at the following state parks: Cheaha, Lakepoint Resort, Joe Wheeler, DeSoto, and Lake Guntersville. “Hunters are an important part of […]


Alabama State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

December 18, 2012

Montgomery-Feeling run down from the holiday excitement? Reinvigorate with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park! On New Year’s Day 2013, DeSoto, Gulf, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Sano, and Oak Mountain will each host a guided hike to help start the year off right. All 50 states are hosting First Day Hikes […]


Gill Net Law to be Enforced Within Tennessee River Basin of Alabama

December 14, 2012

Montgomery-In response to an opinion issued by the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office on December 11, 2012, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will immediately begin to enforce a ban on the use of gill nets and trammel nets for fishing in the Alabama […]


Sheffield Arrest Report 11/30/12 – 12/05/12

December 8, 2012

INMATE NAME:  JEREMIAH SCOTT LITTLEJOHN AGE:  27 CITY:  TUSCUMBIA, ALABAMA ARREST DATE/TIME:  11/30/12  03:00:00 CHARGES:  5404  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE-LIQUOR _________________________________________________________________________ [sam_ad id=”2″ name=”Facebook Like” codes=”true”] INMATE NAME:  CHRISTOPHERNTYRONE FUQUA AGE:  34 CITY:  MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA ARREST DATE/TIME:  11/30/12  18:20:00 CHARGES:  4804  MAKING A FALSE REPORT/L.E. OFFICER _________________________________________________________________________ INMATE  NAME:  JEROMINA IRENE  ABERNATHY ROBINSON AGE: […]


Regulation Prohibits Deer Release

December 7, 2012

Montgomery-In response to concerns regarding the intentional release of captive-raised deer into the wild in Alabama, Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr. signed an emergency regulation prohibiting the practice effective December 7, 2012. Earlier this year, a group in central Alabama sought to enhance local deer population genetics Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jrthrough the […]


New “Earth as Art” Book Illustrates Beauty of Satellite Views

November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON –A stunning array of images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, “Earth as Art,” is available in hardcover, electronically, and as a free iPad application. The 158-page book celebrates the aesthetic beauty of Earth in the patterns, shapes, colors and textures of […]


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