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Surging COVID-19 cases lengthen turnaround time for COVID-19 testing

August 3, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 6:30 AM on Monday, August 3 there are 88,811 cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Alabama with 1,576 confirmed deaths and a total of 10,521 people in hospital and a total of 703,437 people who have been tested MONTGOMERY-The State of Alabama continues to experience increases in the number of COVID-19 cases. While […]


WFF Reminds Alligator Hunters of No-Cull Rule

August 3, 2020

MONTGOMERY-With Alabama’s 2020 alligator season only a couple of weeks away, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division wants to remind those lucky tag holders about the no-cull rule in effect. With the exception of the Lake Eufaula Zone, tag holders are not allowed to release an alligator after it has been captured. The […]


Senator Jones Leads Colleagues in Call for Leader McConnell to Bring the Senate Back to Work Until Bipartisan Deal Reached

August 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. –On Saturdsay, August 1, U.S. Senators Doug Jones of Alabama, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire led 10 of their Senate colleagues in a letter asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session and work through the weekend until Congress reaches a bipartisan deal to […]


Groups urge Dismukes’ resignation and ask Legislature to dismantle white supremacy through policy change

August 2, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The following is a joint statement from Alabama Arise, the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and Greater Birmingham Ministries: Our elected officials and appointed leaders should respect the full dignity, worth and humanity of all people they represent. We urge all political parties and public officials to acknowledge the harm that white supremacy continues […]


UNA’s Patterson Named Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 2, 2020

FLORENCE – Ron Patterson has been named the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of North Alabama. With this promotion, Patterson leads a new division on campus dedicated to furthering the University’s mission of being a diverse and inclusive institution.   “Mr. Patterson has a long history of leadership at UNA, […]


Governor Ivey Allocates $100 Million for Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students

August 2, 2020

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has allocated $100 million in CARES Act funding for a public-private partnership to increase access to internet for K-12 students attending school in the fall who may need internet service for distance learning. The program, called Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students, will provide vouchers for families of students currently eligible […]


Together We Can Make a Difference…Food Drive For “Sidney’s Safe”

August 1, 2020

FLORENCE-Please, help feed hungry kids in our community. A charity food drive for “Sidney’s Safe!” Foundation is planned for 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, August 3rd. “Drive-thru, drop-off” in The Donut Shoppe parking lot, on Florence Boulevard, will make it easy to participate. The top three items needed are regular-size canned pasta meals – […]


Governor Ivey Announces $50 Million Grant Program for Nonprofit and Faith-Based Organizations

August 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a $50 million grant program to support nonprofit and faith-based organizations who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Nonprofit Grant Program and the Alabama Faith-Based Grant Program will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come-first-served basis up to a $25 million aggregate cap […]


Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 07/25/20

August 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of July 19 – July 25, 2020. 17,439 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 15,461 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending day […]


UNA to Offer Expanded Online Course Options this Fall for High School Students

August 1, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will offer expanded online course options this fall for high school students. Almost 100 general education courses will be offered to eligible high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, including eight courses designed and designated specifically for students at their grade levels.   “We know that many students as […]


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