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June Employment Data: Record Number of Alabamians Working; Economy Supporting More Jobs than Ever Before

July 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the number of people counted as working in Alabama has reached 2,098,377, a record high. Additionally, Alabama’s economy is supporting more jobs than ever before, with employers reporting 2,050,400 positions. “More Alabamians are employed than we have ever seen,” said Washington. “More people […]

Boutique Air Giveaway

July 20, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) has started a new marketing campaign designed to put the excitement back in traveling. For the next few months, MSL will be giving away one free round-trip flight to Atlanta and one free round-trip flight to Nashville each month through the airport’s social media platforms. July’s winners were Christy […]

TEDxWilsonPark Announces Speaker Lineup and Ticket Application Dates

July 19, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with TEDxWilsonPark have announced a speaker lineup for the Sept. 8 event that is sure to please!   The event, focused on Making Change, will welcome a wide-range of local speakers and speakers from across the country, including teachers, musicians, TV execs and much more!   A full list of the speakers […]

Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

July 19, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Add Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan and St. Clair counties to the growing list of black bear sightings in Alabama in 2018. In recent years, bears have also been recorded in Chambers, Elmore, Jefferson, Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties. These recent sightings are more evidence of the state’s expanding black bear population. Biologists from the Alabama […]

TVA Invites Public Input on Proposed Updates to Natural Resource Plan

July 19, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to get involved in updating its 2011 Natural Resource Plan, which guides how TVA manages public lands and waters in its seven-state service area. The 2011 plan organized TVA’s work into six resource areas, but did not include all of TVA’s Natural Resource efforts. […]

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Now Open

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is now accepting entries through October 31, 2018. The contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama. […]

ADEM Recognizes Energy Efficiency Efforts

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have recognized a dozen wastewater utilities for their efforts to improve overall utility operations, conserve energy, and save money. ADEM Director Lance LeFleur and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell presented the awards in May in Prattville as part of the Alabama Wastewater Energy Management Initiative. The public […]

Urban Wildlife Seminar August 9 in Huntsville

July 18, 2018

HUNTSVILLE-The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is conducting an Understanding Urban Wildlife seminar on August 9 at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge in Huntsville. Participants will discover how to solve common wildlife dilemmas, prevent negative situations, and how to encourage desired wildlife species. The workshop is free and will begin at 5:45 p.m. See agenda below. For more […]

Governor Ivey Announces Carpenter Technology Corporation Plans for Alabama Emerging Technology Center

July 17, 2018

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corporation at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive manufacturing (AM) technology development, with future investments slated for soft magnetics and meltless titanium […]

Apply Now for Special Opportunity Deer Hunts

July 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The application period for Alabama’s Special Opportunity Area (SOA) deer hunts is now underway through August 21, 2018. Both archery and gun hunts are available, and hunters will be selected in a random draw process. You must be 16 years or older to apply for an SOA hunt. Each drawn hunter will be assigned a 300- […]

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