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Weeden Elementary School teacher Rachel Graves has been named the District VII Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 12, 2021

FLORENCE-Florence City Schools is excited to announce Weeden Elementary School teacher Rachel Graves has been named the District VII Elementary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Graves is one of 16 outstanding teachers in Alabama named as a finalist for the Alabama 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Graves is a Resource Teacher at Weeden […]

Florence-Lauderale Tourism and City Of Florence Host North Regional Softball Tournament

May 12, 2021

FLORENCE– As part of a two-year contract, the Florence-Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the City of Florence will host the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North Regional Softball Tournament at the Florence Sportsplex. The tournament begins on Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

Update from Governor Kay Ivey on Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Governor Ivey spoke with the U.S. Department of Energy on a call earlier today regarding the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. She was assured that the pipeline should be operational in a few days. She is urging Alabamians and others to not panic and to use good judgement. A shortage has not reached Alabama at this time, […]

Watch Out For New COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Scams

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Senior Services has received reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. The survey offers a “free reward,” but asks people to pay a nominal fee “to cover shipping.” Survey scams like this are a creative way to steal your identity […]

TVA Charts Path to Clean Energy Future

May 11, 2021

  KNOXVILLE, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority will continue to fulfill its mission for future generations by building on its industry-leading carbon reduction by aspiring to move toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 based on a set of guiding principles endorsed by the TVA Board of Directors at its quarterly business meeting Thursday. As […]

Limestone County Tourism Association present “Seasoned Folks: Dance & Health Festival” May 15

May 11, 2021

ATHENS-Local seniors looking to learn more about health care or just enjoy a day of dancing and festivities are invited to check out a festival being hosted next week in Athens. King Medicare Specialists and Athens- Limestone County Tourism Association present “Seasoned Folks: Dance & Health Festival” from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday at Big Spring […]

Governor Kay Ivey Announces End of Participation in All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment compensation. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides benefits for those who would not usually qualify, such […]

COVID-19 Update Alabama Department of Public Health May 10, 2021

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Getting COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Alabamians as quickly as possible is our goal. ADPH is conducting clinics daily, including drive-through clinics in some counties. COVID-19 Cases—531,094 COVID-19 Deaths—10,978 COVID-19 Hospitalizations (as of May 9)—49,291 Currently eligible for vaccine—everyone 16 years of age and older* Average 1stDoses of Vaccine Shipped to Alabama Per Week—125,000-135,000 […]

Join the Race to End COVID with testing and vaccination event at Talladega Superspeedway Participants offered a free drive on the track May 15

May 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY-On Saturday, May 15, join the race to end COVID-19 by getting your free COVID-19 test and/or vaccine and then enjoying the exclusive opportunity to drive around the world-famous Talladega Superspeedway. The event is sponsored by the Talladega Superspeedway, the Alabama National Guard, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC Foundation and […]

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Sciences (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program

May 9, 2021

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday signed into law the Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program, an aggressive piece of legislation to combat the estimated 3,000 unfilled math and science teacher positions in 6-12 grade classrooms across Alabama. Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, well-trained and educated middle and high school math and science […]

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