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Florence City Council Approves Mandatory Masks In City Owned Buildings

July 9, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 5:00 Am On Thursday there have been 46,424 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,032 deaths.  Lauderdale County has 514 confirmed cases with 6 deaths, Colbert County has 442 confirmed cases with 6 deaths and Franklin County has 906 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 deaths. FLORENCE-On Tuesday, July 7 during the regular city […]

38th Annual Limestone County sheriff’s Rodeo Set For August 21-22

July 7, 2020

LIMESTONE COUNTY-On April 1 of this year Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely postponed the 38th Annual Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  the rodeo did not go off as they had hoped due to the continuing pandemic. As of Monday, July 6 the rodeo has been rescheduled for August 21-22 […]

“Safer At Home” Extended Through July 31

June 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Tuesday, June 30 Governor Kay Ivey held her fist press conference since May 21st.  Ivey says she will extend the “Safer at Home” health order through July 31, 2020 set to expire at 5PM with no major changes in the order. During the press conference Governor Ivey was joined by State Health Officer Dr. […]

Athens State University Report First Cases Of COVID-19

June 26, 2020

ATHENS-On Wednesday, June 24 Athens State University reported its first cases of COVID-19. Dr. Philip Way, Athens State University president reported in a statement on the school website the following information: “Over the course of the past few days, we have had our first confirmed cases of employees testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. These […]

Confederate Monument Belongs To Florence…Mayor Holt Recommends Removal

June 23, 2020

FLORENCE-On Monday, June 22 the Lauderdale County Commission declared the Confederate Monument in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse belongs to the City of Florence. According to a letter presented to the commission from Suzanna E. Rawlins, Alabama Division president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the letter stated the UDC gave the statue […]

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 […]

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