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Did You Know? There were ginkgo trees on Earth before the dinosaurs

February 6, 2023

There is no tree on Earth like the Ginkgo biloba. It’s the sole survivor of its genus, family (Ginkoaceae), order (Ginkgoales), class (Ginkgoopsida), and even its phylum (Ginkgophyta). In other words, it has no living relatives. Ancestors of the ginkgos now filling our parks and city streets lived on Earth 270 million years ago; for those keeping track, […]

Shoals Native And UNA Aluma Selected To Speak AT SXSW EDU

February 6, 2023

THE SHOALS-Shoals native, April Clark, is set to present a solo session at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas this March. For over 10 years, SXSW EDU has been evolving with the education sector and its growing importance in the hearts and minds of parents, educators, policymakers, and more.   SXSW EDU 2023 will take place […]

ADCNR’s Message: Outdoors Is for Everyone

February 5, 2023

MONTGOMRY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is making every effort to convey the message that our state’s great outdoors is for everyone. “The Department tries to create an atmosphere that is safe, welcoming and accommodating to all individuals,” said Justin Grider, ADCNR’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division R3 Coordinator. Grider and […]

ALEA Celebrates Black History Month

February 5, 2023

  MONTGOMERY – Each February, our nation honors and celebrates the history of African Americans and their immeasurable contributions to every aspect of American life. As Alabamians our state was the location of numerous monumental and pivotal events which led up to the American Civil Rights Movement that awakened not only the nation, but also the world to implement […]

$4 Million Awarded to Support Early Childhood Education In Alabama

February 5, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Alabama’s Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) initiative for 2023. “Alabama children deserve the best start possible, and these funds will help us support early […]

NW-SCC to hold Black History Month achievement program on February 23

February 4, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS-Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host an I Have a Dream achievement program on the Shoals Campus to commemorate February as Black History Month on Tuesday, February 23, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Center on the Shoals campus. The event will honor exceptional minority students attending NW-SCC and area high schools. The event will […]

BE MY VALENTINE BAKE SALE Benefiting Chloe’s Fund

February 4, 2023

FLORENCE-Chloe’s Fund volunteer bakers have been working nonstop on their BE MY VALENTINE BAKE SALE treats for furbabies and their people. 100% of the money raised from the Bake Sale provides funds for emergency medical care for animals at Florence Lauderdale Animal Services. The Bake Sale is Saturday, February 11 from 10am to 1pm at […]

What’s Happening In Colbert County For February

February 3, 2023

COLBERT COUNTY-Colbert County Tourism has put together a list of fun activities and events for February.  There will be something for everyone. So check it out. Avant: Five Contemporary Voices January 31 – March 11, 2023 This exhibition will feature five contemporary female artists: Dariana Dervis, Chiharu Roach, Miriam Omura, Tracie Noles-Ross, and Melinda Crider. […]

TVA Board of Directors to Hold Quarterly Meeting in Florence, AL

February 3, 2023

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors invites the public to join them as they conduct their quarterly business meeting at the Marriott Shoals Hotel Conference Center, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at 9 a.m. CT. The meeting will also be webstreamed live at TVA’s website. A public listening session […]

Athens Farmers Market to undergo major renovation and be named Athens Farmers Market at Doug Gates Park

February 2, 2023

ATHENS – Athens Main Street announced on Wednesday [Feb. 1, 2023] plans to embark on a project to revitalize Limestone County’s farmers market located at 409 W. Green Street in downtown Athens. The historic site is central to downtown Athens in a diverse socioeconomic area and plays a major role in supporting local producers, ranchers, prepared […]

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