ALEA DL Changes / STAR ID Deadline

April 3, 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 Oct. 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 Hal […]

And just like that, another productive golden eagle season has come to a close!

April 3, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Historically (1900s), golden eagles were known to occur throughout the entire state of Alabama. However, our understanding of the current distribution and occurrence of these birds in Alabama is limited. In 2011, WFF began monitoring golden eagles using game cameras, to better understand their wintering distribution throughout the state. Since then, Outdoor Alabama has acquired […]

Governor Kay Ivey: Census 2020 now more important than ever

April 3, 2020

  MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey today stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate online, phone or mail response.    “It is an unprecedented time in Alabama; however, we must remain committed to Census participation,” said Gov. Ivey. “The COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of […]

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Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/28/2020

April 3, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 22 – March 28, 2020.   80,984 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 74,844 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown […]

A Message From UNA President Dr. Kenneth Kitts

April 2, 2020

FLORENCE-On Thursday, April 2 Dr. Ken Kitts, President of the University of North Alabama issued an open letter to friends and family of UNA: Dear UNA Family and Friends,  We find ourselves in unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to listen to alumni, friends, business leaders, government officials, and […]

North Alabama Medical Center Births 03/25/20 – 03/30/20

April 2, 2020

THE SHOALS-The latest cohort of babies born at North Alabama Medical Center is published in The Quad-Cities Daily. We hope you find your family and friends’ loved little on here

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Statement From Huntsville Hospital Health System Regarding Donations

April 2, 2020

HUNTSVILLE/SHEFFIELD-Huntsville Hospital Health System is grateful for the many individuals and community groups who have offered to make hand-sewn masks and donations of other materials for our employees. While our supply is adequate, we appreciate anything the community is willing to do. Any donations of clean, unused N95 respirator masks, isolation gowns, tyvex suits, nitrile […]

Aderholt Joins Letter Urging Help for Rural Hospitals

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman Aderholt joined other members of Congress in a bi-partisan letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging that funding passed last week for hospitals be directed to rural hospitals first and foremost.   A copy of the letter is below. The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

UNA’s Spring Commencement Canceled; Commencement Activities Moved to August

April 2, 2020

FLORENCE – Officials at the University of North Alabama on Wednesday announced that the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, originally scheduled for Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, would be canceled as a result UNA’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and recommendations regarding social distancing.   “These are unprecedented times we’re in, and […]

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ADOL Encourages Employees to File for Benefits Under the CARES Act

April 2, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor is encouraging employees who believe they may qualify for programs under the CARES Act to file a claim. These employees will also need to certify weekly to continue to let us know that they remain unemployed. Although ADOL does not yet have technical guidance or a start date […]

New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 03/20/20 – 03/27/20

April 2, 2020

LAUDERDALE COUNTY– Booking Photos from Lauderdale 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.

Senator Doug Jones Statement on UAB’s COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

April 1, 2020

NOTE: The Alabama Department of Public Heath raised the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,105 as of 5:30PM on Wednesday, April 1 with 28 reported deaths and 17 confirmed deaths in Alabama. BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has released the following statement regarding the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new COVID-19 daily symptom tracker, which is […]

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Open Letter From Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

April 1, 2020

COLBERT COUNTY-On Wednesday, April 1 Colbert County sheriff Frank Williamson issued an open letter to the citizens of Colbert County: The COLBERT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE cares about the health of our community and staff, and we are taking the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. To help protect you and your families, we are monitoring the recommendations […]

Governor Ivey urges Alabama Small Business Owners To Prepare Now by Applying for Federal Financial Relief

April 1, 2020

  MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday urges Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure their business will withstand the troubling economy.   Final guidelines for how the federal government will distribute financial relief to Alabama’s small businesses will be released very soon. In the […]

Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections and late fees through April 15

April 1, 2020

  FLORENCE-COVID-19 Response Update:Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections and late fees through April 15. In an effort to help customers who are currently impacted by the COVID-19, Florence Utilities will continue to suspend disconnections for non-payment of utility services and not applying late payment fees to accounts through April 15th.  Florence Utilities will bill […]

Russellville Man Dies In Two-Vehicle Accident In Franklin County

April 1, 2020

RUSSELLVILLE-On Wednesday, April 1, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County that has taken the life of a Russellville man: “A two-vehicle crash at 8:15 p.m. on  Tuesday, March 31, 2020, has claimed the life of a Russellville senior adult. Milton W. Alexander, 82-year-old male, was killed when the 2013 […]

New! Florence Arrest Reports 03/19/20 – 03/30/20

April 1, 2020

FLORENCE– Booking Photos from Florence Police  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.

Governor Ivey awards $9.5 million in broadband expansion grants

April 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 20 grants totaling more than $9.5 million to provide high-speed internet access to numerous communities throughout Alabama.   The grants, part of the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, were awarded to nine broadband providers to fund multiple projects in their coverage areas.   “Availability of high-speed internet has always […]

Athens extending suspension of utility disconnects for non-payment

April 1, 2020

ATHENS– Athens Utilities is extending the suspension of utility disconnects for non-payment until April 17. Customers will be responsible for the full bill amount accrued until payment is made. Customers are urged to pay what they can on their bills between now and April 17 to help keep their balances low. Athens Utilities will re-evaluate […]

Delivering Reliable Power 24/7

April 1, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY-As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10 million people across seven states don’t have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the nation’s largest public power provider – the Tennessee Valley Authority. “TVA has detailed plans in place for dealing with business continuity issues, including […]

Number of COVID-19 Cases in Alabama at 951 And 13 Deaths Confirmed

March 31, 2020

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms there are now 951 cases of COVID-19 and 13 virus-related deaths in Alabama with 18 deaths reports and 5 yet to be confirmed by the ADPH. Jefferson County has the most cases per county with 258, while Madison County has 96 cases and Shelby County has 88 cases.  […]

New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/15/20 – 03/29/20

March 31, 2020

MORGAN COUNTY– Booking Photos from Morgan 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.  

UNA Announces Operations Update Regarding COVID-19

March 31, 2020

FLORENCE. – The University of North Alabama is extending the remote/online instructional environment throughout all of the Summer 2020 sessions.   Further, in light of recent federal and state directives, the UNA campus will be accessible on a modified schedule from sunrise to sundown. We ask that all visitors maintain social distancing while on campus. […]

How to support local farmers/markets during COVID-19

March 31, 2020

BIRMINGHAM-These are difficult, uncertain times, and many of our typical supply lines are strained or cut off. But local farmers are here for you! Many are needing your support more than ever, as they have lost critical sales to restaurants or other outlets that are temporarily closed or scaled-back. We at ASAN we are dedicated […]