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Post Office to end Saturday deliveries of mail

February 6, 2013

WASHINGTON – The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but it will continue delivering packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the government agency is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion […]


ALHousingSearch.org Links Renters and Landlords

February 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY – A press conference was held Wednesday to announce the launch of ALHousingSearch.org, a free housing locator website that gives renters, landlords, housing professionals and social service providers access to real-time rental housing information. The website offers landlords, including those with critically-needed affordable and special-needs housing, a place to advertise properties at no cost, […]


Magpies hold funerals for their dead.

February 6, 2013

Dr. Bekoff, a professor at the University of Colorado, studied magpies and managed to elaborate on this strange phenomenon. Bekoff said the rituals the magpies hold prove that the birds normally seen as aggressive have a compassionate side. Magpies aren’t unique in this behavior in the animal kingdom. Gorillas, elephants, and dolphins have all been […]


Most State Public Fishing Lakes Now Open

February 6, 2013

MONTGOMERY-February 1 marked the return of fishing season at 20 of Alabama’s 23 State Public Fishing Lakes. Commonly known as state lakes or county lakes, these waters are noted for their amenities and their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in some lakes). Because these smaller lakes warm more quickly than […]


Cuddling can help heal physical wounds.

February 5, 2013

Cuddling can heal both emotional and, as it turns out, physical wounds. Positive social interactions (such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, etc.) result in the increase of oxytocin. It was already known that oxytocin evokes feelings of contentment, reduction of anxiety, and feelings of calmness and security. Many studies have shown a correlation of oxytocin with […]


Rep. Brooks Convenes First Army Aviation Caucus Meeting of the 113th Congress, Announces New Co-Chair

February 5, 2013

Washington, D.C. – This morning Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) convened the first meeting of the Army Aviation Caucus in the 113thCongress, welcoming on board Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY) as the new Co-Chair.   Rep. Brooks said, “I appreciate everyone who came to our first Army Aviation Caucus meeting in the 113th Congress today. With Members of Congress, […]


Marion County To Receive $200,000 For New Jobs

February 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to help bring new industry to the town of Brilliant. The grant will enable the town to replace sewer lines and equipment at the site of the former Brilliant Homes trailer plant building at 11061 Alabama Highway 129. Stone Canyon Cabins, a company […]


Northwest-Shoals to Celebrate Black History Month

February 5, 2013

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year’s events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of “Soul Food”.   The NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a special program Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center on the Phil Campbell campus and Wednesday, February […]


Dale County Hostage Situation Over

February 4, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the Dale County hostage situation:   “Shortly after 3:00 p.m., I spoke with Colonel Hugh McCall of the Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier.  They informed me that law enforcement had breached the bunker, the child was safe and the […]


Is there really a fight to preserve “moon poop”?

February 4, 2013

When you think of the things the first Apollo mission left on the moon, you think of the famous American flag; however, that is not the only thing that was left on the Bay of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong left a pair of his boots, a gold replica of an olive branch, tongs, four armrests, urine […]


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