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NWSCC LPN and RN Nursing grads excel on national exam

October 24, 2012

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) nursing graduates ranks as one of the best nursing schools in Alabama according to the yearly NCLEX passage rates.   Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN) recently received a perfect passage rate on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) with the Registered Nursing Program (RN) receiving 97%.   NW-SCC was one of […]

TVA Donates Early Drawings and Photos to the University of North Alabama

October 24, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority has presented the University of North Alabama with a collection of more than 2,800 architectural drawings and photographs detailing the design, construction and operations of the 1918 United States Nitrate Plant No. 2 production facilities and other buildings that became part of the original Muscle Shoals Reservation when TVA […]

New TVA Trails Web Page Highlights Outdoor Recreation Opportunitie

October 18, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. At the height of the fall outdoor recreation season, the Tennessee Valley Authority is posting a new web page listing dozens of trails for hiking, biking and other activities across the region. The TVA Trails website provides information about more than 137 miles of public trails along TVA reservoirs and on TVA-owned land […]

UA Car Tags Raise $4 Million to Support Scholarships

October 16, 2012

Tuscaloosa— The University of Alabama collegiate license tag program raised some $4.1 million during the 2012 fiscal year. Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The UA National Alumni Association raised a total of $4,140,319 through the car tag program in the 2012 fiscal year, the most of […]

MEISA Hosts Auditions For UNA Music Showcase

October 15, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) at the University of North Alabama is hosting its third annual UNA Music Showcase in hopes of prompting some healthy musical competition in Florence and the surrounding area and potentially uncovering the next big name in music. According to MEISA President Katie Swann, the auditions […]

Start Something “Reel”

October 15, 2012

Florence-Big Brothers Big Sisters serves  children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are in need of an additional adult role model relationship. These  children are matched with a suitable volunteer who spends time with them to promote self-worth, and encourage them to reach their full potential in school, at home and in the […]

Sam Phillips Celebration a success despite rain

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Umbrellas and ponchos were in fashion Saturday night as organizers and Artists of The 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration kept the concert on track. The show, which was supposed to start at 6 o’clock was delayed by a little over 2 hours due to heavier-than-expected rain showers. The weather forecast for The […]

Willkommen zu Hause! Octoberfest is here

October 4, 2012

The 10th annual St. Florian Octoberfest, celebrating German heritage will be held this Saturday, October 6th from 9am UNTIL and this Sunday, October 7th from 11am until 5pm in St. Florian, Alabama.  Admission is free. There will be great food with lots of homemade desserts and fresh-baked breads and of course there will be German […]

North Alabama to receive grants for parks

October 3, 2012

Montgomery-Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs , along with Governor Robert Bentley announced this week grants totaling $664810.00 for 6 counties in North Alabama to improve or replace parks and playgrounds destroyed or damaged by the 2011 April storms that ravaged the area. Towns and counties included in the grants from The Land and […]

Frank Vafinis named a finalist as Restaurateur of the Year

September 28, 2012

Montgomery, Alabama – Frank Vafinis from George’s Steak Pit has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Restaurateur of the Year for the 13th annual Stars of the Industry Dinner on Monday, October 15 at the Westin in Huntsville. The event is a celebration of excellence by individuals within the Foodservice and Hospitality industries, […]

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