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North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 12 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston, with a combined population of 937,059.
The anchor city of this region of the state is Huntsville, but other cities of notable size include (in order of population): Decatur, Florence (along with its sister cities Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia), Madison, and Athens.
Decatur is considered a quasi anchor city for western North Alabama, being the largest economic center north of Birmingham, and west of Huntsville.
Locals tend to refer to this area as the "Tennessee Valley" in reference to the Tennessee River, which flows through the northernmost part of the state. A section of East Tennessee shares the "Tennessee Valley" moniker.
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Jan 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Federal judges have struck down 12 Alabama legislative districts saying Republicans relied too much on race when drawing the lines. A three-judge panel issued the ruling Friday in the long-running law...
Jan 20, 2017 4:44 pm
A Georgia appeals court has overturned a lower court judge's orders denying legal name changes to two transgender men. The Georgia Court of Appeals on Friday issued an opinion saying that Colu...
Jan 20, 2017 4:30 pm
A Georgia appeals court has overturned a lower court judge's orders denying legal name changes to two transgender men.
Jan 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Federal judges have struck down 12 Alabama legislative districts, saying Republicans relied too heavily on race when drawing the lines.
Jan 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Alabama's unemployment rate is up to 6.2 percent.
Jan 20, 2017 1:42 pm
A Tuscaloosa lawmaker wants to do away with the requirement for permits to carry a concealed handgun in Alabama.
Jan 20, 2017 12:04 pm
The U.S. Forest Service says crews will conduct controlled burns on about 91,500 acres of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee national forests during the next six months.
Jan 20, 2017 9:16 am
The Virginia film industry is having trouble competing for film and television projects, even when they're tied to Virginia.
Jan 20, 2017 8:48 am
Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says a sprained toe won't keep him from playing in Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones didn't practice Wednesday and Th...
Jan 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is attending Donald Trump's inauguration as president.
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