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A New Platform For Help In The Shoals

April 4, 2020

FLORENCE-ShoalsAid is a new platform to connect Shoals residents who could use some help during these uncertain times with those who are able to provide it. Financial help can be solicited by creating a campaign on our website. Opportunities for volunteering, trade/barter, or other non-financial means of helping can be posted to the help board, as well. […]


Florence City Schools Feeding The Falcons Tuesday And Thursday Beginning April 7

April 4, 2020

FLORENCE-Feeding the Falcons surpasses 5,000 meals for our community’s children. Beginning next week, April 7th, we will be shifting to Tuesday and Thursday drive-thru and drop zone meal pick-up. On those days, our volunteers will provide multiple meals to children age 18 or younger (children must be present). Distributed meal bags include a USDA regulated […]


UNA Launches Webpage Designed As a Community Resource

April 4, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has launched a webpage – www.una.edu/youruna/ — designed to be a resources for high school juniors and seniors, parents teaching their children at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as anyone who wants to take advantage of some cultural and expert content from UNA’s […]


Senator Doug Jones Welcomes New Alabama Stay-At-Home Order

April 3, 2020

“We can now turn our collective focus to ensuring we have the resources to test those who fear they have been infected, care for those who are sick, and protect health care and other essential workers who are on the front lines of this crisis.” –Senator Jones   BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today […]


ALEA DL Changes / STAR ID Deadline

April 3, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Alabama’s version of the federal REAL ID program is STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification. ALEA Secretary Hal […]


Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/28/2020

April 3, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 22 – March 28, 2020.   80,984 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 74,844 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown […]


A Message From UNA President Dr. Kenneth Kitts

April 2, 2020

FLORENCE-On Thursday, April 2 Dr. Ken Kitts, President of the University of North Alabama issued an open letter to friends and family of UNA: Dear UNA Family and Friends,  We find ourselves in unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to listen to alumni, friends, business leaders, government officials, and […]


Statement From Huntsville Hospital Health System Regarding Donations

April 2, 2020

HUNTSVILLE/SHEFFIELD-Huntsville Hospital Health System is grateful for the many individuals and community groups who have offered to make hand-sewn masks and donations of other materials for our employees. While our supply is adequate, we appreciate anything the community is willing to do. Any donations of clean, unused N95 respirator masks, isolation gowns, tyvex suits, nitrile […]


Aderholt Joins Letter Urging Help for Rural Hospitals

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman Aderholt joined other members of Congress in a bi-partisan letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging that funding passed last week for hospitals be directed to rural hospitals first and foremost.   A copy of the letter is below. The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]


UNA’s Spring Commencement Canceled; Commencement Activities Moved to August

April 2, 2020

FLORENCE – Officials at the University of North Alabama on Wednesday announced that the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, originally scheduled for Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, would be canceled as a result UNA’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and recommendations regarding social distancing.   “These are unprecedented times we’re in, and […]


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