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Alabama’s October Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low 3.6%…State Records Fewest Number of Unemployed People in History

November 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 3.6%, down from September’s previous record-tying rate of 3.8%, and well below October 2016’s rate of 6.1%. “We had great news last month, when we announced that Alabama’s unemployment rate had tied its lowest ever.  Today, our news is […]

TVA Economic Development Efforts Drive Strong Results in FY 2017

November 18, 2017

KNOXVILLE, TN  ̶   The Tennessee Valley Authority announced another successful year in economic development activity by stimulating $8.3 billion in capital investment and growing or retaining 70,000 jobs in the TVA service territory in fiscal year 2017. More than 220 companies announced plans to locate to the Valley or expand existing operations in FY17, while […]

”NO BUTTS ABOUT IT” Cigarette Butt Litter Campagin Launch

November 17, 2017

FLORENCE – Mayor Holt says, “No Butts About It, this is litter, too!”  Cigarette butts are the number ONE litter item, and can take up to ten years to decompose.  Cigarette butts may be small, but they add up to a huge problem.   In an effort to combat this problem we are launching a […]

Parkway or Interstate?

November 17, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Do you know that the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) is one of the 417 units managed by the National Park Service? Do you know that the National Park Service includes iconic parks, such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon, and smaller units such as the .2-acre Thaddeus Kosciusko National Memorial in Philadelphia […]

Infant mortality rate in Alabama increases in 2016

November 17, 2017

  MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health announces that the infant mortality rate of 9.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016 is the highest since 2008. This represents the deaths of 537 infants who did not reach 1 year of age. There were 59,090 live births in 2016.  Dr. Scott Harris, acting state […]

ALGOP Statement on US Senate Nominee Roy Moore

November 16, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate election: “On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.”   “The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the […]

Aderholt Statement on Passage of Tax Bill

November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the passage in the House of Representative of the tax reform bill. “The bottom line of this tax bill is that it sends more money home to Alabama families. While the economy has improved in the last year, many people have not had a […]

Storytelling Time, a contemporary folk art experience with Marian Baker comes to KD Art Center

November 16, 2017

FLORENCE-Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Storytelling Time, an exhibit and talk with contemporary folk artist, Marian Baker November 27 – December 28. Baker has been producing folk art for almost a decade that is inspired by her own family stories. She describes her artwork as “scruffy” with a dose of humor. Baker lives in Oneonta, AL […]

Public Notice: ADPH seeks Pharmacy Benefits Management proposals

November 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health announces a request for Pharmacy Benefits Management proposals. All entities submitting proposals must have experience with managing AIDS drug assistance programs (ADAP). The goal of the Pharmacy Benefits Manager request for proposals is to improve the health outcomes of low-income persons living with HIV in Alabama.   Sharon Jordan, […]

Guest production of Little Women at The Z Starts November 17

November 14, 2017

FLORENCE-Savannah Performing Arts Company (SPAC) will be bringing their production of Little Women to The Z next week.  Performances will be Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18 and Sunday, November 19.  Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 PM and Sunday’s matinee starts at 2Pm.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at  Tickets will […]

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