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James “Skip” Thompson Sworn In as TVA Board Member

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January 12, 2018 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ― James “Skip” Thompson, of Decatur, Ala., today officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Huntsville, Ala. His term will expire on May 18, 2021. Thompson was nominated by President Donald Trump on Sept. 21, 2017, and ... Read More »

Cherokee County Museum Named to Landmarks REgister

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The Cherokee County Historical Museum has been approved for a listing on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.   The register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural, and archaeological landmarks in the state. These selected Alabama landmarks are worthy of both recognition and preservation, said the approval letter. The Cherokee County Museum offers ... Read More »

TBEX North America conference in Huntsville on May 5-6

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Huntsville will host the 2017 Travel Blog Exchange North America (TBEX) conference May 4-6 at the Von Braun Center.  TBEX is the world’s largest conference for travel bloggers, journalists, online content curators and other industry professionals.  Together the TBEX community reaches more than 300 million consumers across the globe. For more information on registration and how to promote your destination ... Read More »

Alabama Bass Trail Launches family fishing trips website

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The Alabama Bass Trail recently launched the www.fishalabama.org website to provide visitors with a one-stop shop for planning boating and fishing trips. The website has creative itineraries along with great suggestions for local dining, shopping and attractions for families to visit in the area. For more information please see www.fishalabama.org Read More »

Space & Rocket Center Top State Attraction

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Montgomery, Ala – More than 657,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it first among state attractions that charge admission, state tourism officials said.  The Birmingham Zoo ranked second with 644,667 and the McWane Science Center in Birmingham was third with 388,551. Eight of the state’s Top 10 attractions charging admission showed an ... Read More »

The Wall creator passes away in Florence

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By Tom Smith, Senior Staff Writer, Florence Times-Daily FLORENCE – For more than 30 years, Tom Hendrix worked on building a rock wall as a monument to his great-great grandmother whose English name was Mary Hipp, a Yuchi Indian who was among those forced to leave the Southeast for Oklahoma when she was 14. “The Wall,” as it has grown ... Read More »

Kate Brown Named Rogersville Chamber Director

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It is with mixed feelings we say goodbye to our current director, Maryanne Floyd. We at the RCC are sad to see her go, but happy she is extending her career boundaries in the tourism field. We have no doubt she will remain an asset to the RCC and we look forward to working together in the near future. We ... Read More »

2016 PEAK Award Winners

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Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) has honored a dozen attractions, events and individuals with the coveted North Alabama Tourism & Travel PEAK Awards during presentations on Thursday, September 22 at the AMLA Annual Meeting at Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Ala. Representing the highest achievement in North Alabama tourism, the PEAK Awards honor individuals ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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