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VOTE YES ON STATE PARK AMENDMENT 2

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Thirteen statewide ballot measures had been certified for the 2016 ballot in the state of Alabama as of August 9, 2016. The most critical amendment on the ballot to our industry addresses the raiding of the Alabama State Parks budget to use their operating funds for other state departments. The Alabama Rules Governing Allocation of State Park Funds Amendment, also ... Read More »

AMLA ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR SEPT. 21-22, 2016

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Click to download registration form. The 2016 Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa in Florence. An opening night reception will be held at Cypress Moon Studios in Sheffield on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m. Registration fee for the annual meeting is $75 per person ... Read More »

Video: New Overtime Laws Seminar

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This is a presentation about what you need to know about the new Overtime Laws. The seminar was held on August 17, 2016 in Huntsville, Ala. Speaker was Elizabeth Kanter with Carr Allison Attorney. Video has been sponsored by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. northalabama.org New Overtime Laws Seminar from Juergen Beck on Vimeo.   About our Speaker: Elizabeth ... Read More »

Job Opportunities at Alabama Welcome Centers

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Attention Tourism Professionals WE ARE HIRING! We have vacancies currently available for our entry level Tourist Promotional Representative position. These persons promote our great state at the Alabama Welcome Centers located in Mobile & Baldwin counties, as well as other state locations. If interested, please go online and follow the instructions to apply for this career opportunity: https://personnel.alabama.gov/Documents/Announcements/101429_A.pdf Our compensation/ ... Read More »

Bon Appétit Appalachia Map Released

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From Athens News Courier The peacefulness of the small town of Mooresville was briefly interrupted Thursday by a throng of state and local officials celebrating a new regional tourism campaign. 1818 Farms in Mooresville was the kickoff site for “Bon Appétit Appalachia,” an effort by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission to showcase unique food and beverage operations in the 13 ... Read More »

Lawrence County Highway Dedicated to Owens

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From WHNT-TV OAKVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jesse Owens Museum has been open since 1998. But few knew where it was. Until now, a portion of Alabama Highway 36 is being renamed in his honor and interstate signs will direct them to the museum. “I can tell you, as his oldest daughter, and the experiences we’ve had, how much this means ... Read More »

Dutch Travel Writer Soaks in Athens Music Scene

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From The News Courier Tuesday morning didn’t bring just sunny weather and mild temperatures to Limestone County, but also Marc Stakenburg, a travel writer from the Netherlands. Marc’s itinerary was packed for his two-day visit. The Delmore Museum and Debbie Delmore, as well as Athens State University, were part of his first-day schedule as he immersed himself in the music ... Read More »

Weiss Hooks Big Tourney

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From Rome News-Tribune LEESBURG, Ala. ­— The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is hoping for a huge infusion of cash this week as anglers from all over the Southeast converge on Weiss Lake. Saturday will mark the first time the Alabama Bass Trail has brought a Bass Anglers Sportsman Society-sanctioned tournament to the lake. Anglers compete as part of two-person ... Read More »

CityCentre Sets Hotels Timeline

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From AL.com Work will begin this month on a new-to-Alabama hotel at one of the city’s most anticipated projects in downtown Huntsville. RCP Companies and Yedla Hotel Management confirm grading will start before the end of June on AC Hotels by Marriott, a proposed 150-unit boutique hotel at CityCentre at Big Spring at the old Holiday Inn site, which was ... Read More »

Owens Museum hosts sign dedication ceremony

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From The Moulton Advertiser Jeff Edwards Staff Writer | Posted 4 days ago Gloria Owens Hemphill almost seemed to be overwhelmed at what she saw on Thursday evening at the Jesse Owens Museum in Oakville. Close to 100 people were on hand to celebrate the renaming of a portion of Ala. 36 beginning at I-65 Exit 328 and ending at ... Read More »

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