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Governor Kay Ivey Strongly Opposes Parole of Convicted Child Murderer Judith Ann Neelley

May 24, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey sent a letter Tuesday to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles strongly opposing the parole of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley. Neelley has a scheduled parole hearing this Thursday, May 25, 2023. “Please do not grant parole to Judith Ann Neelley. Five years ago, I made that same […]

Northwest-Shoals receives $2,000 NJCAA Foundation grant for Cross Country

May 23, 2023

PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) was recently notified by the National Junior College Athletic Association Foundation it has been selected to receive a $2,000 Sport Opportunity Grant to assist in sustaining the Cross Country athletic program. NW-SCC Patriot athletics announced the addition of men and women’s cross country running teams in November of […]

TVA Engaging Public for Input on Next Integrated Resource Plan

May 23, 2023

TVA is preparing for its next Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is expected to be completed in 2024. The IRP serves as a guide to how the agency can best meet energy demand in the coming decades. The process includes public input and engagement, under the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA, preparing an environmental […]

Governor Kay Ivey Invites Alabama Students to Join Her for Governor Ivey’s Summer Reading Challenge

May 23, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Ivey invited Alabama students to join her for her Summer Reading Challenge last week to encourage children to include reading in his or her summer activities. “Each of you worked hard this school year, and I couldn’t be prouder of your efforts in the classroom. Summer is a time to break from school […]

Alabama Boasts One of the Lowest Unemployment Rates in the Nation, April’s Unemployment Rate at New Record Low of 2.2%

May 22, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 2.2%, down from March’s rate of 2.3%, and below April 2022’s rate of 2.5%. April’s rate represents 51,462 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 53,017 in March and 57,712 in April 2022. “Yet again, we see the resiliency of […]

Did You Know? The pleasant scent of rain after a dry spell is called “petrichor.”

May 22, 2023

Humans love the smell of rain, a delicious medley of aromas known collectively as “petrichor.” But where does that smell come from? Well, the word itself (coined by Australian scientists in 1964) gives a clue. “Ichor” is the name for the fluid that forms the blood of the gods in Greek mythology, while “petros” in Greek […]

ALEA’s Marine Patrol Launches National Safe Boating Week And Offers Free Vessel Inspections

May 21, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Like the waves on Alabama’s beautiful gulf coast shoreline, Summer is quickly rolling in, and with the weather warming up, it is a fantastic time to enjoy our state’s scenic waterways. Whether you’re a boater, angler, or water sports enthusiast, please remember to be responsible when near the water. The Alabama Law Enforcement […]

Eight Reasons to Plan a Trip to Lookout Mountain in June

May 21, 2023

FORT PAYNE-Exciting eight events are on tap next month in DeKalb County (Ala.) and DeKalb Tourism is gearing up for an influx of visitors in search of fun and fresh air. For those in search of something to do once school is out for the summer, eight events ranging from a free family festival featuring […]

Day of Service Kicks Off TVA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

May 20, 2023

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority encourages residents across the seven-state region to participate in our 90th anniversary celebrations at events across the Tennessee Valley. TVA was established with the signing of the TVA Act by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 18, 1933. To kick off our celebrations today, on our actual anniversary, […]

USDA Single-Family Housing Home Repair Loans and Grants Program

May 20, 2023

NORTH ALABAMA-Considering the recent denial of Individual Assistance for DR-4710 our federal partners have done some research and shared information on a loan/grant program that may be of assistance to your impacted citizens. This USDA program is not dependent on a federal declaration and may be an asset in the recovery from the March storms. […]

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