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Governor Ivey Issues Statement Urging School Systems to Return for In-Person Learning

December 2, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding in person learning in Alabama schools: “Due to COVID-19, 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, especially for our parents, teachers and students. I’m extremely grateful for the flexibility everyone has shown as they have adapted to virtual instruction. However, virtual and […]


Protect Your Home from COVID-19

December 2, 2020

  ATLANTA, GA-COVID-19 can spread anywhere – even places where you feel safe, like your home. If one person in your household gets COVID-19, it can spread to others in your home. If your household includes one or more people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, then all household members should […]


Fall Commencement to Feature Three Speakers, Six Ceremonies

December 1, 2020

  FLORENCE – The fall commencement for the University of North Alabama will include six ceremonies and feature three speakers. The event, which will follow all health and safety protocols and limit guests to four per graduate, will take place Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, in Norton Auditorium.   On Friday, Dec. 11, […]


Limestone County Economic Development Association Urges Completion of Automotive Manufacturing Scholarships

December 1, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY – The Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Association and the Alabama Community College System are teaming up to help Alabamians interested in pursuing a technical education certificate or associate degree in preparation for a career related to the automotive manufacturing industry. According to the ‘Dream It Do It Alabama’ website, just a small amount of […]


2020 Shoals Tinsel Trail Opens on Friday with a Twist

December 1, 2020

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce invite you to kick off the Shoals’ second Tinsel Trail on December 4, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will be holiday music and Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Grand Opening to kick off this event. Masks and social distancing are required. The Tinsel Trail is a […]


Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 11/21/20

November 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of November 15 – November 21, 2020. 11,813 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 3,178 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending day 2020-11-21.   Industry […]


Concerns over non-native species

November 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY-With over 650 species of native wildlife, Alabama is one of the most ecologically diverse states in the United States. Management for those 650 species includes many different aspects such as habitat management and population monitoring. Another large part of managing for our native species, is management of non-native invasive species. Non-native wildlife can be […]


Athens Main Street Announces Tenth Annual Sippin’ Cider Festival

November 30, 2020

ATHENS – Winter’s favorite drink will take center stage in downtown Athens, Ala. the second Saturday in December when Athens Main Street hosts the tenth annual Sippin’ Cider Festival. The holiday affair, set for December 12, 2020, offers an evening of carolers, shopping among local merchants, visits from Santa Claus, and door prize giveaways as […]


Official State Christmas Tree to be Delivered to Capitol

November 29, 2020

MONTGOMERY – On Monday, Alabama’s official Christmas Tree will be delivered to the state Capitol. This year’s tree, donated by Robbins Taylor, Sr., is an Eastern Red Cedar arriving from Letohatchee, Alabama. The approximately 35-foot tree will be displayed on the front steps of the state Capitol building. After its delivery Monday, the tree will be […]


Walker County Public Fishing Lake to be Stocked With Rainbow Trout

November 29, 2020

JASPER-The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will soon stock more than 1,000 rainbow trout in the fish out pond at Walker County Public Fishing Lake near Jasper, Alabama. The lake will be closed November 24-26, 2020, and reopen for trout season on Friday, November 27. The daily creel limit is four trout […]


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