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J.P. Parsons to Retire

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J.P. Parsons, Vice President – Destination Marketing of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement. Parsons has been at the Chamber of Commerce for more than 16 years. His official retirement date will be March 29, 2019. In his announcement, Parsons wrote, “On March 29, 2019, I will complete 16 years and 3 months with the Greater ... Read More »

Burrows Named AMHOF Director

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Sandra Killen Burroughs said much of what she’s done in her career so far has prepared her to take on her new role as the executive director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The announcement that the mayor of Lexington and director of membership recruitment and legislative liaison for the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association was the choice of ... Read More »

Bass Trails Announces 2019 Schedule

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The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) recently unveiled the 2019 tournament schedule with a cash payout reaching over $500,000 plus a grand prize of a new Phoenix Bass Boat. Returning for the sixth season, the team-style tournament series is held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 16, 2019. Sanctioned by BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), ... Read More »

Alabama’s Constitution Village Reverts to Original Name

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One of Alabama’s top tourist attractions is getting a new name, a refurbished look and a new purpose. Alabama’s Constitution Village in downtown Huntsville is getting the makeover as part of the state’s 200th birthday celebration next year. It’s the site where delegates from across the state gathered to formalize Alabama’s application to become the country’s 22nd state in 1819. ... Read More »

Countdown to Epic Apollo 11 Celebration

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Did you know Americans left the Earth 49 years ago this week to make the first moon landing on a rocket designed and largely built in Alabama? Did you know Americans are going back on a rocket being developed now in the Rocket City of Huntsville? If you somehow didn’t know, or even if you did, here’s some news: Huntsville ... Read More »

MSNHA Photo Contest Launches Photo Contest

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FLORENCE – Both professional and amateur photographers are eligible to enter Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area’s photo contest this year. Prizes include dinner at the Marriott Shoals and the chance to have your photo used in national promotions. ​ Entry forms and guidelines for the contest, which celebrates the people and places of northwest Alabama, are at http://msnha.una.edu/. Deadline is ... Read More »

Photo Contest Now Open

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The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is accepting entries through Oct. 31. The contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama. Contest coordinator Kim Nix says ... Read More »

Boom Days, World’s Longest Yard Sale Win Kaleidoscope Awards

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The best and brightest were spotlighted this week at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, in Murfreesboro, TN on February 26th.  The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SFEA Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry. The annual Boom Days festival in Fort Payne ... Read More »

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