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Smith named UNA provost, executive VP for Academic Affairs

FLORENCE – Dr. Brien Smith has been named the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of North Alabama, school...

CoalFest: Brilliant celebrates its coal mining heritage

BRILLIANT -- Each year, the Marion County community of Brilliant pays tribute to its roots in the coal mining industry with a free festival...

Huntsville City Council moves to aid area’s homeless, other vulnerable groups

HUNTSVILLE – Homelessness is not just a big city problem, though it does present a bigger challenge where populations are higher. The Huntsville City...

Act II: Huntsville City FC takes pitch under new coach seeking first victory of season

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville City Football Club will make its debut under interim head coach Christophe Berra when Crown Legacy FC visits Wicks Family Field...

Sharpe named head women’s basketball coach at UAH

HUNTSVILLE -- Veteran collegiate coach Allen Sharpe has been named head women's basketball coach for the University of Alabama in Huntsville. "Thank you to UAH...

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Wingin’ it: ‘Battle of the Buffalo’ raises money for local cancer research

HUNTSVILLE– If the mere mention of chicken wings makes your mouth water, you’ll want to mark “Battle of the Buffalo” on your calendar for...

Showdown on the Westside; who’s in, who’s out in Madison; HCFC coach gets the boot; and more …

Off The Record: The latest rumors and rumblings in North Alabama   Meredith vs. Caudle Lewis OTR called it months ago, Kim Caudle Lewis is challenging John...

Gadsden State signs MOU with City of Gadsden

GADSDEN — The police departments for Gadsden State Community College and the City of Gadsden signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to enhance community...

Downtown Huntsville Inc. events take attendees from tee box to the Moon

HUNTSVILLE – There might be some azaleas and perhaps even a magnolia tree. It’s a tradition like no other. The Downtown Open, played over...

House, Senate bills would provide extension to ballot deadline

MONTGOMERY -- Companion bills have been introduced in the Alabama Senate and House seeking an extension to a state deadline for political parties to...

Rocket City celebrating Earth Month in April with two Green Team events

HUNTSVILLE – As the colors of winter continue to give way to a new season and the transformation signaling new beginnings, the Huntsville Green...

Gadsden State softball program rebuild continues with 21 additions to roster

GADSDEN – The past two weeks haven’t been ordinary for Gadsden State Community College athletics. First, the school broke ground on a $10 million...

13 years and counting: Decatur hosts Open Cup soccer tournament

DECATUR – The highly anticipated Open Cup tournament, sanctioned by USSSA, is returning to Decatur for the 13th consecutive year. Kicking off Saturday, the tournament...

Trash Pandas set doubleheader for Saturday; game is makeup for Tuesday rainout

MADISON – The Trash Pandas' Opening Night for the 2024 season was a washout Tuesday but the team will play a doubleheader Saturday. The first...

Swing for Shelter pairs green$ with Huntsville’s Downtown Rescue Mission

HUNTSVILLE – The Downtown Rescue Mission Swing for Shelter Golf Tournament has prizes worth $2,000 up for grabs, but the 18th annual event offers...

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‘Black Hawk Down’ POW Mike Durant considering potential run for U.S. Senate

Prisoner of War and Purple Heart recipient Mike Durant is exploring the possibility of entering Alabama's 2022 race for the U.S. Senate. Sources say a...

New documentary: Betty Wilson wrongly convicted in death of husband, Dr. Jack Wilson

UPDATED 2:12 p.m. HUNTSVILLE -- A new documentary claims Betty Wilson was wrongly convicted for the murder of her husband, Huntsville Dr. Jack Wilson 30...

Summit 7 adds threat protection to its advanced specializations

HUNTSVILLE – Summit 7 has earned another advanced specialization in Microsoft Threat Protection. The Huntsville-based company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and the 2022...

Chapel Hart to perform at Coldwater Jam in Tuscumbia

TUSCUMBIA -- Chapel Hart recently wowed audiences on "America’s Got Talent," garnering a golden buzzer to the finals and a legion of fans. This weekend,...

Opening today: Luxury personal services that are all about ‘VOUS’

HUNTSVILLE – Jessica Barnes' vision for creating a special space in the salon and spa industries that not only accentuates people’s outer beauty, but...

Opinion: It’s time to modernize Alabama’s outdated school funding formula

While Alabama has made record investments and reforms over the past few years that have resulted in some student gains, the time has come...

Kids Count report highlights progress, opportunities for well-being of state’s children

MONTGOMERY — Nearly 1 in 5 children in Alabama faced food insecurity at some point in 2021 and child poverty rates have climbed steadily...

School spirits: UNA students have new recipes on tap for annual challenge

FLORENCE – There's always something brewing with students in UNA's Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management and Digital Media programs. Partnering with Singin’ River Brewery, the...

Cyngn deploys self-driving tugger to Polaris

MADISON -- Look, ma! No hands! Or, in this case, "Look, boss! No hands." Thanks to Cyngn, employees at the Polaris manufacturing plant in Madison...

Our Town Podcast: Grant Hershbine and Battle of the Buffalo

  256 Today is proud to present the Our Town Podcast. Check here every week for the latest episode from Troy Bye, North Alabama’s newest...

Fuel Alabama adds fire to job talent retention with summer programming

BIRMINGHAM – Huntsville is among the cities participating in expanded statewide talent summer programming for college students. Fuel Alabama, a talent attraction and retention...

House committee advances Daniels’ Right to Contraception Act

MONTGOMERY – Citing "questions of reproductive healthcare," Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels heralded the passage of his Right to Contraception Act. The legislation, HB279,...

After ‘unintentional’ violation, McDonald resigns from state Ethics Commission

MONTGOMERY -- Stan McDonald, a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission, resigned his post Wednesday after apparently committing ethics violations. McDonald revealed this week he...