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Sweetwater Ridge the newest upgrade From Florence Housing Authority

June 18, 2020

FLORENCE-On Wednesday, June 17 Mayor Steve Holt along with the Florence housing Authority Director Rhonda Richardson announced a total makeover of Cherry Hill Homes.  These apartments were first built in 1952 and Director Richardson says now is the time for something new.  The first phase of the three part renewal starts with demolition which is […]


Former Auburn Coach Pat Dye Dead At 80

June 1, 2020

AUBURN-Pat die much admired and beloved coach for the Auburn football team died on Monday, June 1.  Coach Dye was 80. Dye had recently tested positve for COVID-19.  Lee County  coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. Dye a former all-American college […]


Governor Ivey Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

May 21, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday, May 21 issued an amended Safer at Home Order to be applied Statewide. The order which includes an expanded list of items to reopen will be effective Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. As of 2:30 […]


ADOL Has Disbursed More Than $1 Billion in Unemployment Benefits; Payments Represent 88% of Claims Paid

May 20, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that ADOL has disbursed more than $1 billion in COVID-19 related unemployment compensation benefits. Alabama is paying benefits under all three programs covered in the CARES Act: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). $1,007,106,963 has been paid to 267,357 claimants over the period covering March […]


NWSCC Pinning Ceremony Goes Forward Come Rain Come Shine Come Covid-19 Pandemic-VIDEO

May 16, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS-On Friday, May 15 Northwest-Shoals Community College President Glenda Colagross, along with Director of Nursing Education Brittney Humphres spoke briefly, as well as four representatives of the two nursing programs, Colton Cain, Ashlyn Pounders, Kimberly Brooks and Brittni Moody welcoming the newest of nurses to the Shoals as Northwest-Shoals Community College made history with […]


Hercs Over Alabama 908th Airlift Wing Of Alabama Honors First Responders Across State

May 13, 2020

SHEFFIELD-On Tuesday, May 12 two C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 908th Airlift Wing, Alabama’s only U.S. Air Force Reserve Wing conducted a flyover above 10 cities throughout the state in order to honor the frontline heroes in the COVID19  pandemic response.  The Quad Cities Daily was stationed at Helen Keller Hospital to watch the tribute. […]


Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order

May 8, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued an amended Safer at Home Order to be applied Statewide during her joint press conference with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. The order which includes an expanded list of items to reopen will be effective Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will expire on Friday, May […]


Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival Set For May 23 On Smaller Scale

May 3, 2020

DECATUR-On Friday, May 1 organizers of the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic, which is scheduled for May 23, 2020 (rain date May 24) decided to cut back on events at the annual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Let the balloons fly! Despite the current pandemic, one of Alabama’s most popular events, the Alabama […]


Helen Keller Festival Cancelled For 2020

May 3, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the board of directors and the City of Tuscumbia have chosen to cancel the 42nd annual Helen Keller Festial set for June 24 through 28. The Helen Keller Festival is held each year to honor Helen Keller and her legacy.  Helen Keller born in Tuscumbia over came monumental obstetricals to […]


Colbert County Courthouse And Probate Office Opens On May 4

May 1, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-On Thursday, April 30 Probate Judge Daniel Rosser issued a statement concerning the opening of the Colbert County courthouse on Monday May 4th after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic: “The Colbert County courthouse and Probate office will be open on Monday May 4th. All persons who have been waiting to handle tag and title […]


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