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Guin, Alabama Civic Health Profile

You won’t find any garbage on 13th Avenue in Guin, Ala. You will, however, find a sign warning prospective litterers of a $500 fine and a feisty, 81-year-old lady looking out for possible offenders. This sign was recently put into place by Guin resident and volunteer Merry Jo Rogers. When Rogers isn’t attending a meeting […]

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Local tourism organization updates needed

PROMOTE YOUR TOWN! The Alabama Tourism Department would like to highlight the activities of local convention and visitors bureaus and regional tourism organizations across the state.  Local updates will be featured in the weekly tourism e-newsletter and made available to the media. Tourism organizations should send their weekly updates to Peggy Collins at peggy.collins@tourism.alabama.gov.

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Red Mountain Park in Birmingham

One of Alabama’s newest parks and a wonderful asset for Birmingham and all of Jefferson County. Haven’t been yet? Head on over right away! 2012 Year-End Review This year has been outstanding at Red Mountain Park.  Here are a few highlights: 10+ miles of trails are now open, free to the public seven days a […]

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“Lead By Example and Inspire Us”

A Story  by Vanessa Lynch, 2012 Your Town Graduate Last week I attended an economic development workshop called “Your Town Alabama”, where five small groups were given a hypothetical town to plan and develop. It was particularly meaningful to me because the hypothetical town was a close parallel to our own town of Wetumpka. Like […]

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary designated national recreation trail

Cassandra Andrews, Press-Register Mobile, AL — Dauphin Island’s Audubon Bird Sanctuary trail system, including beaches leading to historic Fort Gaines, was among 54 spots recently designated as national recreation trails by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. The official designation last week added almost 1,400 miles of […]

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2012 Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE 2012 RPCGB Annual Meeting Road Map to Redevelopment January 25, 2012The Club1 Robert Smith Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209 Training Sessions 9am – 11:15amLuncheon 11:30am – 1:00pm Keynote Speaker: Mr. Mitchell Silver, AICP, PPPresident, American Planning AssociationChief Planning & Economic Development Officer and Director, Department of City Planning for the City of Raleigh    SESSION TOPICS  […]

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Birmingham’s Railroad Park wins award from SATW

The Society of American Travel Writers’ (SATW) annual convention, held in New Zealand last month, served as the backdrop to announce the 2011 Phoenix Award winners. Created in 1969, the Phoenix Awards recognize conservation, preservation, beautification, and environmental accomplishments as they relate to travel.  Birmingham’s Railroad Park was one of four developments in the nation […]

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Budget Problems with the Corps of Engineers Endanger Local Parks

The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers are facing budget troubles and several parks they operate throughout Alabama are in jeopardy of closing. Volunteers in Monroe County are doing what they can to make sure Isaac Creek Campground doesn’t close. The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers have given the volunteers until November 1st to show prove […]

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