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Photo Exhibit Documenting Behind the Scenes of Shoals Music Opening at Hall of Fame

October 20, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will be hosting a photo exhibit featuring the work of Dick Cooper, opening Wednesday, October 21 in the lobby of the museum. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of 2020. Although known as a fixture of Alabama music for decades, Dick Cooper has been a practitioner […]

Limestone Commission Chairman; Athens Mayor Proclaim Chamber of Commerce Week in Limestone County

October 19, 2020

LIMESTONE COUNTY-Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks proclaimed October 19 through October 23, 2020, as CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK in Limestone County. I have attached a photo for your use. L to R Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Chris Becker, Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly, Athens […]

Assistance from the Joy to Life Foundation allows ADPH to provide free cancer screenings for underserved women

October 19, 2020

MONTGOMERY-In response to a need for increased funding in North Alabama, the Joy to Life Foundation has offered to expand its efforts and provide funds statewide for breast cancer screenings for women through the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP). Previously, the foundation’s funding to ABCCEDP was […]

University of North Alabama, City of Florence Partner for Paw-loween

October 19, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama and the City of Florence will co-sponsor a brand new event – Paw-loween – on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will include lion paw painting on Court Street as well as a trunk-or treat event. Paw painting will take place from 8 a.m. until noon by Registered Student […]

Wood Duck Mates Determine Migration Routes

October 19, 2020

MONTGOMERY-In the waterfowl world, Alabama’s most abundant species, the wood duck, is not known for migrating long distances. It turns out, the wood duck migration patterns follow a “boy meets girl” scenario. Boy meets girl; girl flies home; boy follows. When the Minnesota waterfowl season opened, four wood ducks that were banded in Alabama were […]

Why Alabama Arise supports Amendment 4

October 19, 2020

MONTGOMERY-It’s past time for Alabama to tear down the policy legacies of slavery and segregation. And Alabamians can take an important step in that direction this fall by voting yes on Amendment 4. Alabama Arise favors an overhaul of the racist 1901 constitution, so adding new amendments is not something we take lightly. But Amendment […]

Natchez Trace Parkway is Increasing Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

October 18, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkway is increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the  COVID-19 pandemic and […]

TVA Announces Historic Extension of Labor Agreement

October 18, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority and North America’s Building Trades Unions announced Thursday a historic 10-year extension of their Project Labor Agreements to keep low-cost, reliable energy flowing to more than 10 million residents of the Tennessee Valley. “TVA and the Building & Trade Unions have been partners since TVA’s inception,” said TVA […]

Governor Ivey Announces $1.5 Million ARC Grant to Fortify Skills of Alabama’s Workforce

October 18, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, along with the Appalachian Regional Commission, have announced a $1.5 million grant to put Alabama’s workforce on the fast track to meet the growing demand for jobs in several occupations. The grant, announced by the ARC on Wednesday, to Bevill State Community College will result in the renovation and expansion […]

Alabama’s September Unemployment Rate is 6.6%

October 17, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 6.6%, up from August’s rate of 5.6%, and above September 2019’s rate of 2.7%.  September’s rate represents 148,912 unemployed persons, compared to 125,855 in August and 61,495 in September 2019. “As we continue to gauge the economic impacts of this pandemic, we expect to see fluctuations in our unemployment rate,” said Washington.  “In September, we saw […]

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