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Dutch Travel Writer Soaks in Athens Music Scene


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


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


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


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 »

CNN Names Fort Payne Top 25 Retirement Cities


CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) — A CNN Money Magazine story touts Fort Payne, AL as one of the “25 Best Places to Retire.” Located about an hour southwest of Chattanooga, the Alabama town is nestled between Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain, and boasts a wide array of culture and events. A median income of $48,186, an average home price of less ... Read More »

Bentley Announces Grant to Boost Tourism at Owens Museum


MONTGOMERY-Now that “Race,” a biographical movie about Jesse Owens has been released, Governor Robert Bentley has announced a $9,136 grant to help guide the anticipated increase in tourism to the north Alabama boyhood home of the Olympic sprinter and gold medalist. Funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to install new directional highway signs to a museum and reconstructed ... Read More »

Gibson New Director of Hartselle Chamber


Danielle Gibson, 29, has been hired to replace outgoing Hartselle Chamber of Commerce President Susan Hines. Board Chairman Rob Payne said Gibson stood out among eight candidates interviewed for the job for her vision, energy, passion and sales experience. An Alfa Insurance agent in Hartselle since 2013, Gibson began working at the chamber in February. Rice is leaving Jan. 29 ... Read More »

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Hires New Executive Director


Moulton, Ala. – Jan. 19, 2016 – The Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Houston as Executive Director. He replaces Diane Scanland, who retired at the end of 2015. “We are excited to bring Jason on board with us to lead the Chamber,” Board Chairman Joe Hill said. ... Read More »

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