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Florence Issues Halloween and Fall Festival Covid-19 Guidance

October 17, 2020

  FLORENCE-With Halloween just around the corner, Mayor Steve Holt issues guidance to ensure a safe, responsible Halloween celebration. In accordance with CDC guidelines, any gatherings of members outside of immediate family are discouraged. If you are planning to host an event, Mayor Holt recommends outdoor activities, limiting participants to include only immediate family members, […]

Last Day to Be Counted In 2020 Census Was October 15 Collected Data To Date

October 16, 2020

It is not to late to be counted in the 2020 Census.  Go on line at or by phone stand up and be counted! MONTGOMERY-As of October 13, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude […]

Tips for Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities From the CDC

October 15, 2020

ATLANTA, GA-Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or flu. CDC has a new webpage that features new ways of trick or treating and other Halloween activities. When trick or treating or participating in other Halloween activities with people outside your household, wear a mask. You […]

Junior League of the Shoals to Place Little Library in Russellville’s City Lake Park

October 15, 2020

FLORENCE – Junior League of the Shoals will place the first of several Little Libraries in Russellville’s City Lake Park as part of its 2020-21 Community Project on Friday, October 23rd at 10 a.m.  There will be other Little Libraries placed in various Shoals locations throughout the League year. Little Libraries are “take a book, return a […]

Consumers And Retailers Figure Out How To Do Halloween Safely

October 14, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Consumers and merchants plan to find ways to have a safe and fun Halloween this year. While total spending is expected to be down because of the lack of group celebrations and large events due to coronavirus concerns, those who plan to celebrate expect to spend on average $92.12, up from $86.27 in 2019, according to research […]

More than Fruits and Veggies Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market to Host 3rd Annual Christmas Market

October 14, 2020

DECATUR-The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market will help Decatur and surrounding communities gear up for the holidays next month with the return of the annual Christmas Market. Set for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, the Farmers Market will transform into a festive holiday marketplace with local artisans selling handcrafted jewelry, crafts, candles and more along with fresh […]

Vintage Market Days of North Alabama to Host a Holiday Market October 30-November1

October 13, 2020

  DECATUR – A special holiday shopping experience, featuring some of the best vendors from Alabama, as well as artisans and makers from nearly 20 other states, will be available at the end of the month for shoppers to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping. Vintage Market Days of North Alabama, an upscale […]

Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 10/03/20

October 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of September 27 – October 3, 2020. 7,732 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 3,907 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending day […]

Mud Creek Public Boat Ramp Will Temporarily Close for Repairs on October 18

October 12, 2020

GUNTERSVILLE-The Mud Creek Public Boat Ramp located on Lake Guntersville near Hollywood, Alabama, will temporarily close for repairs beginning October 18, 2020. During the closure, the parking lot will be repaved. The facility will reopen once the repaving project has been completed. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries […]

Don’t Get Complacent about Hunter Safety

October 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Although the number of hunting accidents has held steady for the last several years, Captain Marisa Futral doesn’t want Alabama’s hunters to take anything for granted during the state’s lengthy hunting seasons. Futral, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Hunter Education Coordinator, said accidents for the past five years have averaged about 20 […]

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