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Athens

Athens, Alabama -  http://www.athensal.us/
Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce -  http://www.tourathens.com/
Athens-Limestone Hospital -  http://www.athenslimestonehospital.com/
Athens-Limestone Public Library -  http://www.athenslimestone.lib.al.us/
Athens Parks & Recreation Dept. - http://www.athensalabama.us/parks-and-recreation
Athens State University -  http://www.athens.edu
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention -  http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers

Decatur

Austin High School -  http://www.ptc.dcs.edu/schools/hs/ahs/ahs.html
The official high school Web site with great links to the library, curriculum, faculty directory, tutoring help, schedules, and much more.
The Carnegie Visual Arts Center -  http://www.carnegiearts.org/
A "cultural, educational and community-service organization providing an environment to promote learning, creation and appreciation of the visual arts, preserve one of the area's significant historical buildings and serve as a multi-purpose community resource for all the citizens of Decatur, Morgan County and all of North Alabama."

City of Decatur -  http://www.decaturalabamausa.com/
The official city government Web site with information on services, history, recreation, calendars, and more.

Decatur City Schools http://www.dcs.edu/
The official site for the city schools with a wealth of information on programs, schools, districts, teachers, and more.

Decatur Convention and Visitor's Bureau -  http://www.decaturcvb.org/
A great source for finding information on Decatur.

Decatur High School -  http://www.ptc.dcs.edu/schools/hs/dhs/dhspage.html
The school's official homepage with lots of information on academics, sports, faculty, clubs, and other school related issues.

Decatur Parks and Recreation Department -  http://www.decaturparks.com/
Find schedules, hours of operation, programs, and other information on the many parks and recreation areas in Decatur, including 4 recreation community centers, 1 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pool, and 22 parks encompassing 500-acres.

Decatur Public Library http://www.decatur.lib.al.us/
In addition to general information about the library and its programs, you can search the catalog online.
DecaturSports.com -  http://www.decatursports.com/
Information on organized youth sports in Decatur.  Organized by category: baseball, soccer, softball, football, and miscellaneous.

Decatur Utilities http://www.decaturutilities.com/
Information on services, rates, and your account.
Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce -  http://www.dcc.org/
This site offers calendar of events, relocation and tourism information, directory of member organizations, and economic development info.

Decatur Daily -  http://www.decaturdaily.com
The online edition of the city paper.

Decatur Morgan Hospital -  http://www.decaturgeneral.org/
Information on the centers, services, and programs available at Decatur General.

Point Mallard Park -  http://www.parkwaymedicalcenter.com
A 500-acre family park with year-round activities, including a golf course, campground, wave pool and an indoor ice skating rink.

The Princess Theatre -  http://www.princesstheatre.org/
The 677 seat Art Deco theater in downtown Decatur.  Check this site for show and ticket information.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge -  http://www.fws.gov/wheeler/
The official site for the 35,000 acre refuge.  The Web site provides directions, hunting and fishing regulations, information on other programs.

Hartselle

City of Hartselle -  http://www.hartselle.org/
Hartselle Chamber of Commerce -  http://www.hartsellechamber.com/
Hartselle Enquirer -  http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/

Huntsville

Arts & Museums 
Huntsville Community Chorus -  http://www.thechorus.org/site/
Huntsville Museum of Art -  http://www.hsvmuseum.org/
Merrimack - http://www.merrimackhall.com/
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment - http://www.lowemill.net/
Panoply: Huntsville's Festival of the Arts -  http://www.panoply.org/
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra -  http://www.hso.org/
Broadway Theatre League -  http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/
U.S. Space and Rocket Center -  http://www.spacecamp.com/

Colleges & Universities 
Alabama A & M University -  http://www.aamu.edu
Oakwood University -  http://www.oakwood.edu
University of Alabama in Huntsville -  http://www.uah.edu

Events & Activities 
Huntsville Botanical Garden -  http://www.hsvbg.org/
Panoply: Huntsville's Festival of the Arts -  http://www.panoply.org/

Government 
Huntsville City Homepage http://www.hsvcity.com/
Huntsville/Madison County Public Library -  http://www.hmcpl.org/

News & Media
Fox 54
 -  http://www.fox54.com/
Huntsville Times http://www.al.com/huntsville/
WAAY TV 31 (ABC) -  http://www.waaytv.com
WAFF TV 48 (NBC) -  http://www.waff.com/
WHNT TV 19 (CBS) http://www.whnt.com/

Madison

City of Madison -  http://www.ci.madison.al.us/
The official government Web site with information on local services, area information, etc.

Madison Chamber of Commerce -  http://www.madisonalchamber.com/
The Chamber of Commerce for the City of Madison.  It offers calendar of events, directory of member organizations, and recreation info.

Madison City Schools -  http://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us
You'll find school calendars, policies, school zones, lunch menus, etc.

Madison County Record -  http://www.madisoncountyrecord.com/
Read articles from the city of Madison's hometown newspaper.

Madison Greenways and Trails, Inc. -  http://www.madisoncountyrecord.com/ Madison Greenway & Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit organization representing the interests of people wanting greater access to walking and hiking trails, bicycle paths, preservation of natural areas and resources, preserving access to historical sites, and planning related to community land use and development.
Madison Street Festival -  http://www.madisonstreetfestival.org/
This non-profit volunteer organization has been sponsoring the Street Festival for 25 years. Go to this site for information on the date, activities, and access to the festival.

Shoals Area

Alabama Music Hall of Fame -  http://www.alamhof.org
City of Florence -  http://www.florenceal.org/
Colbert County Schools -  http://www.colbert.k12.al.us/
Colbert County Tourism -  http://www.colbertcountytourism.org/
Florence City Schools -  http://www.fcs.k12.al.us/
Florence/Lauderdale Tourism http://www.visitflorenceal.com/
Helen Keller Festival  http://www.helenkellerfestival.com/
Ivy Green: Birthplace of Helen Keller -  http://www.helenkellerbirthplace.org/
Northwest Shoals Community College -  http://nwscc.cc.al.us/
Shoals Area Chamber of Commerce -  http://www.shoalschamber.com/
Shoals United -  http://www.shoalsunited.com/
The Times Daily -  http://www.timesdaily.com/
The University of North Alabama -  http://www.una.edu/
W.C. Handy Festival -  http://www.wchandyfest.com