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Tuesday Evening Trolley Tours in Tuscumbia

In observance of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Tuesday Evening Trolley Tours in Tuscumbia will emphasize the town’s extensive antebellum and Civil War history. The Tuscumbia historic district contains more than 100 antebellum structures. Skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces occurred in various locations around the town and Union troops occupied a number […]

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Census Data Available

The 2010 Census data was released in February, 2011.  Data for Alabama shows that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Birmingham, 212,237; Montgomery, 205,764; Mobile, 195,111; Huntsville, 180,105; and Tuscaloosa, 90,468. Birmingham decreased by 12.6 percent since the 2000 Census. Montgomery grew by 2.1 percent, Mobile decreased by 1.9 […]

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State RC&D Seeks Office Manager

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT RC&D OFFICE MANAGER   CLOSING DATE:      February 28, 2011                                       Resume to be received by close of business.   LOCATION:               To be located in Montgomery, Alabama.   COMPENSATION:    Pay Interval  –  Monthly pay period (12 per year)                                       Pay  –  Starting salary to be determined by education and […]

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Historic Chattahoochee Commission seeking executive director

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission seeks a full-time Executive Director. A state agency of both Alabama and Georgia, the HCC was founded by Alabama in 1970 and became a bi-state agency by Congressional compact in 1978. It promotes historical preservation and heritage tourism in an 18-county service area bordering the lower Chattahoochee River from Troup County, […]

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RPCGB Receives Job Creation Funds

The State of Alabama Department of Finance announced in mid-November that economic development agencies across the state, including the RPCGB, will each receive a share of $12 million for job creation in their respective regions. The Alabama Revolving Loan Fund Authority met and issued bonds for the money that will be used to provide funds […]

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Alabama AmeriCorps State Grant

The Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GFBCI) is the state office that manages programs and initiatives designed to increase the number of Alabamians engaged in service and volunteering. Each year, as the State Service Commission, GFBCI awards AmeriCorps grants to nonprofit and public agencies that identify an unmet need in their community that will be addressed […]

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New Publication: Partnership for Sustainable Communities: A Year of Progress for American Communities

The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities began in June 2009, when HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson came together to announce that they would work together to coordinate federal actions on housing, transportation, and environmental protection.  This new publication looks at the progress the Partnership has made […]

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Support for Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 37 rural utilities and cooperatives in 20 states have been selected to receive guaranteed loans that will benefit more than 60,000 rural electric cooperative consumers by financing the construction and repair of almost 7,000 miles of distribution and transmissions lines. “USDA is investing in electric infrastructure improvements to provide […]

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