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New Event Announced for Historic Bank Street This Week

March 3, 2021

  DECATUR-Spring 2020 was not the brightest spot for most small businesses, including those located on historic Bank Street in downtown Decatur. This year has dawned brighter, and to celebrate, Bank Street merchants are excited to host the Bank Street Spring Spectacular to kick off the spring and summer seasons. The Bank Street Spring Spectacular […]

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines

March 2, 2021

  ATLANTA, GA-The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. This is why CDC recommends that adults 65 years and older are one of the first groups to receive COVID-19 vaccines. You can help protect yourself and the people around you by getting the vaccine when it is available. Studies show that COVID-19 […]

Browns Ferry Begins Largest Turbine Upgrade Since Construction; Installs Innovative Fuel Assemblies in Reactor

March 2, 2021

 ATHENS-The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage this past weekend after generating more than 19 billion kilowatt-hours of carbon-free electricity in 654 days of reliable operation. This outage includes the largest scope of turbine deck work since original construction and innovations in fuel assembly components. […]

Thousand Eyes Program Training

March 2, 2021

FLORENCE-Each year, thousands of Native American objects are stolen from burial sites around the Shoals. The Thousand Eyes Program helps to monitor these sites for theft and environmental damage. The Florence Indian Mound Museum is seeking volunteers for the Shoals Chapter of the Thousand Eyes Program. The program will host a training for volunteers on […]

Defendants Indicted In Valhermoso Springs Septuple Homicide

March 1, 2021

MORGAN COUNTY-Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson announced today that Frederic Allen Rogers, 23 years old of Woodville, Alabama, and John Michael Legg, 20 years old of Hartselle, Alabama, were indicted by a Morgan County Grand Jury this week for six counts of Capital Murder.  District Attorney  Anderson said he will seek the death penalty for two men indicted […]

Sick Birds at Your Feeders?

March 1, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Winter weather offers a great opportunity to see a wide collection of birds at your feeders. While food resources are lower in winter, bird seed provided in your back yard is especially appetizing for resident birds that can be found here year-round and even more so for those birds who have migrated south for the […]

Scale Back Alabama extends start date

February 28, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest wellness program, is extending the 2021 start date to Monday, April 5. Originally slated to start on Monday, March 1, the program will now kick off the following month in an effort to accommodate a bigger and better participant experience. Anyone who lives or works in Alabama and wants […]

Two Former Alabama Public School Superintendents Among Six Charged with Fraud Related to Virtual Education

February 28, 2021

  MONTGOMERY – On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, six individuals appeared in court after being indicted on charges related to the fraudulent enrollment of students in Alabama virtual schools, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr., FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr., and Acting Special Agent in Charge Kori Smith of the […]

Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 02/20/21

February 28, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of February 14 – February 20, 2021. 11,395 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 6,122 of those claims are estimated to be COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending […]

University of North Alabama K9 Officer Toby Ends Watch

February 28, 2021

FLORENCE– Toby, the K9 Officer at the University of North Alabama, has passed after a brief illness. He would have been 12 on Feb. 27. Toby worked alongside his handler UNA Officer Greg Kirby and was a fixture on campus and was much beloved at UNA as well as Kilby Laboratory School.   “Toby grew […]

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