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North Alabama cruises past Birmingham-Southern 78-50

Dec. 8, 2019 5:37 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jamari Blackmon scored 19 points and James Anderson II added 17 points off the bench to propel North Alabama to a 78-50 victory over Division III-member Birmingham-Southern on Sunday. Blackmon sank 7 of 11 shots from the floor, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range, for the Lions (5-5)....

Plastic confetti discouraged on Alabama college campus

Dec. 8, 2019 9:55 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college is asking people to quit using plastic confetti as a photo prop on campus. The scenic University of North Alabama is a popular spot for photo shoots in Florence, but school officials say some of those sessions are leaving behind plastic confetti that's shot into...

North Star: Alabama planetarium upgrades include a new dome

Dec. 1, 2019 2:16 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A major project to repair the University of North Alabama Planetarium and Observatory should be complete by Jan. 1, officials said. The landmark dome that covers the facility has been removed so crews can repair the concrete structure that supports its weight, The TimesDaily reported....

Agnew lifts North Alabama past Morehead St. 67-57

Nov. 30, 2019 2:54 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Agnew had 17 points and eight rebounds as North Alabama topped Morehead State 67-57 on Saturday. Payton Youngblood had 16 points for North Alabama (4-4), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Jamari Blackmon added 12 points. Mervin James had 12 rebounds for the...

North Alabama tops Mississippi Valley State 73-50

Nov. 27, 2019 5:31 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Mervin James had 20 points and 10 rebounds as North Alabama romped past Mississippi Valley State 73-50 on Wednesday. Christian Agnew had 10 points for North Alabama (3-4). Payton Youngblood added seven rebounds. Jamari Blackmon, who led the Lions in scoring entering the contest with...

International students flocking to UNA

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Walking into Rice Hall at the University of North Alabama feels like walking among the United Nations, said Chunsheng Zhang jokingly. "Multiple languages are spoken there," said Zhang, the senior vice provost for International Affairs. Rice Hall is home to several of UNA's 359...

Blackmon scores 12 to lift North Alabama past Samford 61-55

Nov. 16, 2019 10:22 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jamari Blackmon had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead North Alabama to a 61-55 victory over Samford on Saturday night. C.J. Brim also had 12 points and Christian Agnew added 11 for North Alabama (2-2). Mervin James had 10 points for the hosts. Jalen Dupree had 18...

Youngblood, James, pace N. Alabama over Carver College

Nov. 10, 2019 5:55 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Payton Youngblood and Mervin James each scored 14 points and North Alabama beat NCCAA-member Carver College 95-64 on Sunday. Emmanuel Littles scored 13 with 11 rebounds and James Anderson II and Christian Agnew each scored 12 for the Lions (1-1). Agnew's layup with 15:54 before...

Huntsville Hospital, urgent care centers merge

Nov. 9, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Huntsville Hospital Health System and Urgent Team Urgent Care & Walk-In Centers are forming a partnership to create a network of urgent care and family care centers in North Alabama. Al.com reports beginning Dec. 2, Urgent Team Walk-In Urgent Care locations in Decatur, Florence,...

$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes

Nov. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last year's hurricanes. Nearly half that money will go to Florida, where timber farmers suffered catastrophic losses when Hurricane Michael came ashore in October...