Clarifications to questions about public gatherings regarding the March 27 health orders

March 29, 2020

NOTE:  There are 766 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama with four deaths as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:20AM. MONTGOMERY-In response to questions about public gatherings regarding the health orders from March 27, the Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing these clarifications: No non-work gatherings of ten or more people are permitted. No non-work […]

Two-Vehicle Accident Near Huntsville Claim Lives Of Two People

March 29, 2020

HUNTSVILLE-On Sunday, March 29 the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday evening that has taken the lives of two people: “A two-vehicle crash at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28 has claimed two lives. Wesley Hawkins, 37, of Meridianville was killed when the 2006 Buick Lacrosse he was driving struck […]

Public-Private Partnership Conserves Red Hills Salamander Habitat in South Alabama

March 29, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently awarded the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) nearly $9 million in land conservation grants authorized by Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act to apply toward the purchase of two land tracts totaling 4,911 acres of […]

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Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out

March 29, 2020

ATLANTA-Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. You can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection […]

Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission offers message of hope to community

March 29, 2020

ATHENS-Our community is juggling a range of emotions during this COVID-19 pandemic from fear to frustration to uncertainty. Despite those fears, during this time of social distancing, we have seen people shine as they find ways to help neighbors. When you support businesses trying to offer services in a different way and send kind messages […]

New! Etowah County Arrest Reports 03/10/20 – 03/24/20

March 29, 2020

ETOWAH COUNTY– Booking Photos from Etowah County Sheriff  CHECK HERE. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.

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TVA Finalizes Updates to Procedures for Environmental Reviews

March 29, 2020

KNOXVILLE, TN­­ – The Tennessee Valley Authority has finalized and published updates to its procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA establishes the process for considering and disclosing potential environmental impacts of major federal actions. TVA first established its NEPA procedures in 1980 and made minor revisions in 1983. The updates are available […]

It’s safer at home; protect yourself and your community from COVID-19

March 28, 2020

Number COVID-19 cases in Alabama:  639 with 3 deaths MONTGOMERY-A new health order requires the closure of  certain “non-essential” businesses in Alabama. This order is effective March 28 at 5 p.m. The order defines affected businesses and activities that include entertainment venues, athletic facilities, close-contact service providers, and retail stores. The order is in effect […]

Alabama’s February Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 2.7%

March 28, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is unchanged at 2.7%, a record low, and well below February 2019’s rate of 3.5%.  February’s rate represents 2,184,248 employed persons, up 23,325 over the year. Wage and salary employment increased in February by 13,000.  Monthly […]

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Pet Of The Week…Spend Your Downtime With A Pooch

March 28, 2020

THE SHOALS-We have pets from all over the Shoals…Please find just the pet for you and take them home….you both will be happy (Or if you choose more than one…You all will be happy). Check here to see your Pet Of The Week!

Alabama Community College System to Extend Online Instruction through Spring Semester, Postpones All Spring Graduation Activities

March 28, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) announced today that online instruction will continue at all of its campuses through the remainder of the spring semester. In addition, due to restrictions on event sizes by state and federal officials, all traditional commencement activities will be postponed.   “Every decision concerning the operations of Alabama’s community […]

New! Winston County Arrest Reports 03/09/20 – 03/15/20

March 28, 2020

WINSTON COUNTY– Booking Photos from Winston County Sheriff  CHECK HERE. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.

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Coronavirus Update From Congressman Robert Aderholt

March 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC-A message from Congressman Robert Aderholt on the economic relief package and COVID-19: “It has been another week dominated by the Coronavirus.  And we have started to feel it more and more right here in Alabama.  On Wednesday, we had the state’s first death related to the virus.  As more testing is done, the […]

Aderholt Statement on Passage of CARES Act

March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, a stimulus package that will provide financial relief during the COVID-19 epidemic. “Our country is going through the worst public health crisis since the flu pandemic of 1918. The Coronavirus impact is unprecedented, and as […]

Senator Doug Jones Statement on House Passage of COVID-19 Relief Bill

March 27, 2020

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has released the following statement on the news that the House of Representatives has passed the COVID-19 economic relief bill that the Senate passed earlier this week: “I’m glad the House moved quickly to pass this economic relief bill and that President Trump will sign it in to law today. […]

Governor Ivey Annouces Shut Down Of All Nonessential Businesses In Alabama…COVID-19 Cases rise to 567

March 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Friday, March 27 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey held a press conference where she announced all nonessential business statewide are to close starting on Saturday, March 28 at 5 PM. As of the start of this press conference there were 567 COVID-19 cases statewide with three deaths being reported. This closure is set for March […]

Service One Transport delivers 5-million pounds – and counting – of essential goods to combat pandemic

March 27, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS – National emergency… This is a term that’s being kicked about a lot right now… In recent history “national emergency” has to do with threats from outside our borders. However today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading like wildfire through America (and well over a hundred other countries), the term […]

531 Cases Of COVID-19 Cases In Alabama…Number Nearly Doubles From Last Count

March 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY-As of 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 26 the number of COVID-19 cases has almost doubled in Alabama. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 531 with a total of 4,082 people in the state tested.  According to ADPH one death has been confirmed by them related to COVID-19. During a press conference on […]

New! Dekalb County Arrest Reports 03/07/20

March 27, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY– Booking Photos from Dekalb County Sheriff  CHECK HERE. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The Quad-Cities Daily publishes this as a public service.

TVA Launches Initiative to Strengthen Public Power COVID-19 Response

March 27, 2020

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday an initiative to support increased flexibility for local power companies who are responding to urgent community and customer needs during the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak. TVA will make up to a total of $1 billion of credit support available as an option to local power […]

ALEA Confirms STAR ID Deadline Extension, Further Limits In-Person Driver License Services

March 27, 2020

  MONTGOMERY – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Alabama’s version of the federal REAL ID program is STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification. ALEA Secretary […]

Alabama Department of Labor Release Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/21/2020

March 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 15 – March 21, 2020.   10,982 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period.   Click  County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown by industry. *Be sure to click […]

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

March 27, 2020

ATLANTA-If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away Follow the steps below: If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might […]

Governor Ivey: Schools Move To Online Learning For Remainder Of The School Year

March 26, 2020

MONTGOMERY-On Thursday, March 26 State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joined Governor Kay Ivey in a press conference at 4PM to provide further updates on Alabama’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Governor Kay Ivey announced students will not go back to a physical school for the 2019-2020 school […]