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Participate in Alabama Backyard BioBlitz on June 5

May 31, 2020

MONTGOMERY-All Alabamians are invited to join Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in celebrating World Environment Day by participating in the Alabama Backyard BioBlitz on Friday, June 5, 2020. The event encourages the public to explore and document the natural world from the comfort of their own backyards. “The theme of this year’s event is […]

Prevent illnesses caused by tick and mosquito bites

May 31, 2020

MONTGOMERY-In addition to implementing prevention measures and social distancing strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reminds the citizens of Alabama to prevent illnesses caused by the bite of ticks and mosquitoes. The summer months and social distancing practices mean more time spent outdoors and having fun in the sun […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Increases Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

May 31, 2020

TUPELO, MS-Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkway is increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

ALEA Troopers Investigate Five Fatalities on Roadways, Four Fatalities on Waterways During Memorial Day Weekend 2020

May 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. In May 2019, during the same […]

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Reopens With COVID Safety Guidelines In Place

May 30, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-Tennessee Valley Museum of Art will reopen to the public Tuesday, June 2, 2020 with COVID19 safety restrictions in place. The museum will reopen with three exhibitions available for viewing: Central Elementary School Student Artwork, The Helen Keller Artshow of Alabama, and the self-titled exhibition from Birmingham artist, Mary Grace Wolnski.  Guests are welcome back […]

Intitial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 5/23/20

May 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of May 17 – May 23, 2020. 27,920 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 16,926 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown by industry. *Be sure to click […]

Updated: States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims – WalletHub Study

May 29, 2020

With 2.1 million more unemployment claims filed this week despite all U.S. states starting to reopen, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims.  Alabama was ranked 22 in the list. To identify which states’ workforces have been hurt the most by COVID-19, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District […]

MSNHA opens new grants round

May 29, 2020

FLORENCE—The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is accepting applications for grants from Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, July 15. “We are opening a new grant round now to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID-19 on their organizations,” said Carrie Crawford, MSNHA director. “We will prioritize projects that allow for social distancing and focus […]

Alabama Public Lakes Free Fishing Day is June 13

May 28, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. The event allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing Alabama has […]

Alligator Hunt Registration Opens June 2

May 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts on June 2, at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m., July 8. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among five hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an […]

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