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Omicron Variant Now In The U.S.

December 8, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant as a variant of concern and named it Omicron. As of December 4, 2021, Omicron has been identified in the United States and is reported now in more than 20 countries. As of now according to the Alabama Department of Public Health the […]


ADPH launches ‘Alabama Unites’ campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and testing

December 8, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health has introduced a new multimedia communications campaign stressing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as testing. The theme is “Alabama Unites Against COVID,” and highlights how people from all walks of life are joining each other in their communities in the fight against the virus. State Health […]


Festival of the Cranes 2022 Wheeler Wildlife Refuge System

December 8, 2021

DECATUR-A free event featuring storytelling, photography workshops, music, live raptors, children activities, films, and of course thousands of Sandhill cranes and the endangered Whooping cranes, along with ducks, geese, bald eagles, and whatever other wildlife makes an appearance in the fields around the Visitor Center and Observation Building. The refuge is also home to 115 […]


North Alabama Cancer Center Celebrates New Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Services

December 7, 2021

 FLORENCE – On Monday, North Alabama Medical Center celebrated the third anniversary of its new facility with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Services. Guests were invited to tour the North Alabama Cancer Center facility and were guided through the latest technology found within the […]


ADPH continues contact tracing for COVID-19 in Alabama

December 7, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues its policy of conducting contact tracing as part of its investigation process for COVID-19. Contract tracing and self-quarantining of people with COVID-19 and their close contacts are critical to help slow the spread of the virus. Public health and contract staff conduct case investigations, elicit information from […]


Academy Sports + Outdoors Locations Host Holiday Shop with A Cop Events

December 6, 2021

MONTGOMERY-On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, three Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Alabama will host holiday “Shop with a Cop” events for children living at Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches throughout the state. During the events, conservation enforcement officers with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will accompany the children on a $200 […]


NW-SCC students receive Automotive Manufacturing Scholarships

December 6, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL-Two students from Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) were among the 56 students in the state to be awarded a $3,600 scholarship to study in automotive manufacturing programs at Alabama’s community colleges. The scholarships are a result of the partnership between the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Alabama Community College System. […]


Natchez Trace Parkway to close Colbert Ferry for paving

December 6, 2021

  CHEROKEE— On Monday, December 6, 2021, Colbert Ferry, Milepost 327.3, on Natchez Trace Parkway, will close for paving. The Colbert Ferry boat ramp area and access roads will be closed for one week while construction crews pave the area. The comfort station nearest to the Parkway will remain open.    Access to the bike-only campground may be impacted. Cyclists should call (800) 305-7417 or (662) 680-4027 for more information. The closure is part of […]


CDC Tightens Testing Requirement for International Travel to the US to One Day

December 5, 2021

  ATLANTA , GA-Friday, December 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revising the current Global Testing Order to shorten the timeline for required testing for all international air travelers to one day before departure to the United States. This revision strengthens already robust protocols in place for international travel, including requirements […]


“PEACE, JOY, LOVE” Holiday Concert December 5

December 5, 2021

THE SHOALS-“PEACE, JOY, LOVE” Holiday Concert with Special Guest Vocalist CJ Greer will be held at Norton Auditorium on December 5 at 3PM Embrace the holiday season with Joy, Love, Peace as the Shoals Symphony Orchestra is joined by special guest vocalist CJ Greer. Described as “warm, lovely, powerful, emotional,” her Broadway and National Tour […]


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