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Registration Open For 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award Program

January 15, 2021

  MONTGOMERY – The Hire Vets Medallion Program is an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor and launches on January 31. Employers interested in applying for the 2021 program may now create or update existing accounts in preparation of the program’s launch. These awards are the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran […]


USDA, Alabama Sign Historic Agreement to Improve Forest Conditions on Public and Private Lands

January 15, 2021

MONTGOMERY– USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture James Hubbard and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a Shared Stewardship agreement at a virtual signing event on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The agreement is between USDA’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Forestry Commission. Shared […]


Chocolate lovers rejoice! Annual Chocolate Walk Returns to Downtown Athens February 6

January 15, 2021

ATHENS-The annual Athens Main Street Chocolate Walk returns to downtown Athens on February 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The self-guided event will start at the Athens Main Street office, located at 107 North Jefferson Street, where walkers will pick up their pre-paid ticket(s), a map to participating businesses, and their bag to collect […]


Update from Governor Kay Ivey on Paycheck Protection Program

January 14, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Governor Ivey has issued updates on the Paycheck Protection Program: Congress revived the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on December 27 with a $284.5 billion funding allocation, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) officially reopened the program, yesterday, Monday, January 11. Many protocols are the same. There are also important changes, which I will share below. […]


Anderson Family to Provide $3.2 Million Endowment to Provide Scholarships for Nursing Students

January 14, 2021

FLORENCE – The Anderson Family has announced a $3.2 million gift to the University of North Alabama that will provide for graduate and undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.   Charles Anderson made the announcement Monday as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Anderson College […]


US Space Command HQ Comes To Huntsville…Statement From Governor Ivey

January 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Alabama has been selected for the United States Space Command Headquarters. In late December, Governor Ivey joined officials with Redstone and the City of Huntsville on a call with Pentagon officials to give a final pitch. The governor is proud to announce that Huntsville’s Redstone Region is set to house the headquarters. This morning, Deputy […]


UNA Commemorates 191 Years with Day of Events

January 13, 2021

  FLORENCE – On Monday,  January 11 Founders’ Day  was celebrated at the University of North Alabama, a day dedicated to the institution’s founding in Colbert County in 1830 and solidifying UNA’s role as Alabama’s oldest four-year university. Cookies and t-shirts were distributed on campus to students, faculty, and staff as part of the day’s […]


The Dream of Catching a Triple-Digit Fish on Wheeler Lake

January 13, 2021

DECATUR-Whether it is fishing for sport or just for fun, fishing enthusiasts can find world-class lake fishing on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala. The lake offers more than 1,000 miles of shoreline and over 67,000 acres of water surface, and is quickly earning the reputation as one of the best fishing destinations for catfish in […]


Resolution Brought By House Democrats To Censure Rep. Mo Brooks

January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC-On Monday, January 11 Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Al) was saddled with a resolution that would censure him for his part in allegedly inciting a mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol.  This insurrection took place in an attempt to stop lawmakers from ratifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. The resolution was brought to the […]


COVID-19 vaccine remains limited, continued patience is urged as demand is great

January 12, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) knows that many Alabamians are ready to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and appreciates the patience of all citizens during this time. The demand for COVID-19 vaccine continues to exceed supply as Alabama has more than 326,000 healthcare workers and nearly 350,000 people who qualify for a vaccine because […]


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