United Way of Central Alabama has launched a donation site to help tornado victims in five counties

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Patterson Hall, a dorm on the Jacksonville State University campus damaged by the E-3 tornado. Photo by Pete Conroy.

In Bham Now’s  story about the Jacksonville State University tornadoes earlier this week, we told our readers we would provide additional information about where you can donate funds to support not only Jacksonville, but other tornado/storm impacted areas such as Cullman and communities throughout Central and Northeast Alabama. 

The United Way of Central Alabama has stepped forward to help

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Jacksonville State University and communities throughout Alabama need our help

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Jacksonville State University tornado damage. Photo by Pete Conroy.

On Monday, March 19th, Jacksonville State University was hit by an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 135 mph. Surrounding communities near the university and towns throughout Alabama also received damage, including the Russelville and Cullman communities.

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Celebrating 25 years – Little Canyon National Preserve beauty is timeless

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Courtesy of John Dersham this photo of Little River Falls taken in 1889 is most likely the oldest taken of the Canyon

This past Saturday, friends and families celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Little Canyon National Preserve at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama.  Established by an Act of Congress on October 24th, 1992, the Preserve is Alabama’s only National Park unit dedicated to a natural area.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

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Helicopter airlifting a car out of Little River Canyon in 1990. Over five years from the mid-80s to 1990, 139 abandoned cars were removed from Little River Canyon

This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.

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Historic tax credit could make historic comeback

If Alabama senators Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) and Del Marsh (R-Anniston) have their way, renovating Alabama’s historic buildings is going to get a lot cheaper. The Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit expired in 2016, and these two state senators are re-introducing the credit this legislative session.

The Lyric Theatre benefited from the original historical renovation tax credit, which expired in 2016

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