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How do you feel about the Confederate monument that's in front of the Lauderdale County courthouse? Public history students at the University of North Alabama are conducting an anonymous survey to find out what people think about it. It's free & quick & will help the community decide what--if anything--to do about the statue. Take the survey at

Registration open for outdoor-adventure business classes

Registration is open for Nature CORE, a new University of North Alabama continuing-education program that teaches entrepreneurs how to start and manage outdoor adventure businesses. Nature CORE participants can earn a level-one certificate by attending the six three-hour classes, UNA’s East Campus, 1640 Tune Ave., Florence, Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 23-25, 2018. Cost is $75 per class or $65 per class if registering for all six. Students may attend individual classes but can only earn a certificate by attending all six. Visit for details. Nature CORE is a partnership of the UNA Continuing Education and Outreach, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and UNA Department of Health, Physical Education and Education and also is supported by the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Contact Patrick Shremshock at, 256.765.4377 or 256.483.1175 for more information.

Happy 200th birthday, Alabama!

Alabama begins celebrating its bicentennial this year with exhibits, educational opportunities, workshops, presentations, statewide initiatives and plenty of family activities. Want to volunteer? Check out for all of the details as well as an updated list of events and ways to participate.