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February Unemployment Rate Ties Record Low, Dropping to 2.5%

March 26, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 2.5%, tying the all-time record low, down from January 2023’s rate of 2.6%, and below February 2022’s rate of 2.6%. February 2023’s rate represents 56,221 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 58,392 in January 2023 and 58,943 in […]

Tennessee Valley Authority, Ontario Power Generation, and Synthos Green Energy Invest in Development of GE Hitachi Small Modular Reactor Technology

March 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.— GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Synthos Green Energy (SGE) are teaming up to advance the global deployment of the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR). Through a technical collaboration agreement that was announced today in Washington, D.C., TVA, OPG and SGE will invest in […]

Advocates visit Alabama lawmakers to urge support for Medicaid expansion

March 25, 2023

MONTGOMERY-More than 80 Alabamians gathered outside the State House in Montgomery on Tuesday to urge state lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover adults with low incomes. The Cover Alabama coalition sponsored the event as part of its advocacy day for Medicaid expansion. Alabama Arise is a founding member of Cover Alabama. Some advocates shared stories of […]

Governor Ivey Sends Strong General Fund and Education Trust Fund Proposals to Alabama Legislature

March 25, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday transmitted strong General Fund and Education Trust Fund proposals to the Alabama Legislature. Upon doing so, Governor Ivey also issued the following statement: “Alabama, especially considering the state of the nation’s economy, is on sound footing. Our budgets are strong, and that is, no doubt, because of the fiscally […]

Athens-Limestone County Tourism’s Singing on the Square Moves to Athens Big Spring Memorial Park Singing in the Park – Summer Concert Series

March 24, 2023

ATHENS-For almost a decade, the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association has been hosting Singing on the Square during the summer around the courthouse square. This year, in conjunction with our Shine a Light on Athens Big Spring Park marketing campaign, and to avoid any confusion with Main Street’s Fridays After Five on the Square, we are […]

‘Yes! We can end TB!’ is the theme of World TB Day 2023

March 24, 2023

MONTGOMERY-Did you know that TB, an airborne infectious disease, remains one of the leading causes of death in the world? Each day, over 4,100 people lose their lives to TB and nearly 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 66 million lives since […]

UNAfied Dinner to Benefit Eubanks Endowment Set for April 27

March 24, 2023

FLORENCE – The annual UNAfied Dinner, a showcase of the creative culinary skills of students in the University of North Alabama Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management program, is set for Thursday, April 27 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Co-hosted by the Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management program and the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, […]

Northwest-Shoals softball game recap for the week ending March 11

March 24, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL – The Northwest-Shoals Patriots softball team went 2-2 in four games in Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) play during the week of March 6-11.  Coach Angel Brown’s team was swept in a March 6th doubleheader at Marion Military Institute, 9-0 and 12-4.  In the opener, Katie Dawson and Jade Roberson […]

NW-SCC to host over 120 high school students in annual Career Tech Skills Challenge

March 23, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – Over 120 local high school students will demonstrate their skills in the annual welding competition and salon and spa skills competition this Friday, March 24, on the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Shoals campus.   The welding competition will feature four contests: 7018 (stick welding), 6010 (stick welding), Flux-Core (wire welding), and Torch. […]

Alabama begins screening newborns for two additional genetic disorders

March 23, 2023

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce that on March 13 newborn screening began for two additional treatable genetic disorders. Newborn screening can alert healthcare providers to the potential for a condition that is typically not apparent at birth. With a simple blood screen and treatment, most affected babies have the […]

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