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Athens-Limestone Hospital collaborates with Athens State University, Athens Main Street – Friday’s After Five & Athens-Limestone Tourism to offer Walk-In COVID-19 vaccine clinic

August 4, 2021

ATHENS-Friday, August 6, 2021, Athens-Limestone Hospital will have a Vaccine Clinic and will accept walk-ins for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on a first come, first serve basis for ages 12 or older during the event Friday’s after Five around the Courthouse Square. 230 Friday, August 6th   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Center for Lifelong Learning […]


The Delta Variant: What You Should Know

August 4, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-Delta caused over 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in the United States- according to estimates-and will likely cause more. Don’t let Delta and other variants slow our progress in the fight against COVID-19. CDC’s new video, The Delta Variant: What You Should Know, provides information on the Delta variant and what you can do […]


Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to Participate In Operation SafeDRIVE

August 3, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will join forces with fellow state law enforcement partners in Florida and Louisiana to conduct quarterly, concentrated highway traffic enforcement details throughout the year as part of Operation SafeDRIVE.   SafeDRIVE, which stands for Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement, aims to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic […]


Youth Dove Hunts Provide a Gateway to the Outdoors

August 3, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) provides several youth dove hunt opportunities throughout the state each fall. A simple hunting setup combined with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere makes WFF’s youth dove hunts an ideal way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Registration for this […]


NW-SCC to begin fall semester with face coverings required indoors

August 3, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will offer students online and traditional face-to-face classes this fall with the continued use of face coverings being required indoors on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses.    According to NW-SCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, NW-SCC will follow the guidance of Center for Disease Control (CDC) […]


Alabama Department of Public Health issues guidance for Alabama schools

August 3, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Updated guidance for K-12 Alabama schools is now available on the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) website. These updates reflect the most up-to-date recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are based on the best scientific understanding of how COVID-19 infects and spreads among students and educators.  The newly revised toolkit, […]


UNA’s Summer Commencement Graduates More Than 300

August 2, 2021

FLORENCE  – Summer commencement ceremonies at the University of North Alabama took place Saturday at Norton Auditorium, with the graduate student ceremony at 9 a.m. and the undergraduate student ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Approximately 340 students applied for graduation, and around 230 participated in Saturday’s event.   The Keller Key is awarded at each commencement […]


Callery Pear Invasion

August 2, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Callery pear (most common variety is the Bradford Pear) is a common non-native invasive species found throughout Alabama and the United States. Native to southeastern Asia, Callery pear was imported into the U.S in the early 20th century and is now a popular ornamental tree. Callery pear is incredibly resistant to environmental stresses and grows […]


CDC Updated Guidance For Fully Vaccinated People; Wear A Mask

August 1, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-On July 27th, CDC updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people, recommending that everyone wear a mask in indoor public settings in areas of substantial and high transmission, regardless of vaccination status. This decision was made with the data and science available to CDC at the time, including a valuable public health partnership resulting in […]


Alabama WIC introduces self-checkout options

August 1, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Alabama families who receive benefits through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program may start seeing self-checkout options available at their local authorized WIC store. In 2019, Alabama WIC transitioned from paper to electronic benefits authorizing the purchase of WIC foods via an eWIC card. Alabama eWIC cards are loaded with specific foods prescribed for […]


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