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LifeSouth Celebrates National Blood Donor Month

January 12, 2021

TENNESSEE VALLEY-January is National Blood Donor Month, an annual observation that honors the selfless blood donors and encourages first-time donors to give the gift of life in the new year.   This year’s celebration is especially important, as all blood types are needed to offset a national blood supply shortage that continues to impact the […]

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Airports Contribute $4.9 Billion Annually to State and Local Economies

January 12, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Aeronautics Bureau released the summary findings of the 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study. According to the study, Alabama’s system of 80 public airports are economic engines for their local communities and significant contributors to the overall state economy. “Our […]

Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 01/02/21

January 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of December 27 – January 2, 2021. 10,986 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 8,734 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending day […]

Alabama State Parks Dirt Trail Pass

January 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Since the opening of the first state parks in Alabama, trails have been a fundamental part of the park system’s mission to provide and maintain outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to promoting a variety of health benefits, one of the best ways to protect and preserve state parks is to have visitors engaging with the […]

TVA Partnership Awards $800,000 in STEM Grants

January 10, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, announced this week the award of $800,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects all across the Tennessee Valley. The competitive STEM classroom grant program, operated in partnership with […]

WFF Reactivates 800 Number for Game Check

January 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The toll-free Game Check phone number, 1-800-888-7690, is back and better than ever. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has reactivated the number for hunters to comply with the reporting requirements for the harvests of white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. What makes the reactivated number better is that hunters who use this […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline — Updated Information

January 9, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline continues to receive a massive call volume, receiving over 1.1 million calls in the first day of being open to the public. Please do not call the appointment line if you do not qualify to schedule a vaccine at this time.  Due to the overwhelming amount of calls, our target population […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Alabamians 75 Years Old and Older, First Responders, and Law Enforcement Effective January 18

January 9, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday announced that ADPH will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 years old or older, as well as first responders, including law enforcement and firefighters, statewide by appointment only effective January 18. Appointments at locations throughout the state are made first come, first […]

Alabama Arise condemns insurrection, demands protection and expansion of voting rights

January 9, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Alabama Arise executive director Robyn Hyden released the following statement Friday on this week’s events in Washington, D.C.: “The assault on the U.S. Capitol this week was a violent and racist attack on the very idea of democracy. It was an effort by white nationalists and other extremists to reject the results of a free […]

Director Wray’s Statement on Violent Activity at the U.S. Capitol Building

January 8, 2021

  WASHINGTON, DC-FBI Director Christopher Wray issued the following statement regarding the January 6, 2021, violent activity at the U.S. Capitol. “The violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday showed a blatant and appalling disregard for our institutions of government and the orderly administration of the democratic process. As we’ve said […]

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