Registered Nurses and Retail Salespersons Were the Most Sought-After Employees in April According to HWOL (Help Wanted Online) Data

May 27, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that the five occupations with the most online wanted ads were for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives (wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products), customer service representatives, and software developers with more than 9,000 ads placed for those occupations in April. Total ads are down by 21.1% […]


ADPH investigates and works to reduce COVID-19 spread

May 27, 2020

UPDATE:  As of 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 26 there are 15,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,946 cases reported in the last 14 days. 193,759 total tests given to date with 73,741 people tested in the last 14 days.  575 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama with 1,671 in hospital.  7,951 people are presumed recovered from […]


One Dead In Single-Vehicle Accident In Dekalb County

May 26, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY-On Tuesday, May 26 the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single-vehicle accident that has taken the life of one person: “A single-vehicle crash at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, has claimed the life of a Gaylesville woman. Mimi Jan Luna , 52, was killed when the 1997 Jeep Wrangler she was driving left […]


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NW-SCC transitions summer courses online

May 26, 2020

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– After communication with the Alabama Community College System office, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), as well as all other community colleges in Alabama, will transition all academic courses to a completely online format. All career technical and health studies courses will be taught online during June and most will be transitioned […]


Where the Sport Fish Are

May 26, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY-We surveyed our own lakes to measure populations of three species of black bass — largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass — as well as black and white crappie. Here’s what we found where. An inside guide for successful warm-water fishing in the Tennessee Valley TVA prides itself on keeping its reservoir waters healthy, oxygenated […]


New! Marion County Arrest Reports 05/05/20 – 05/24/20

May 26, 2020

MARION COUNTY– Booking Photos from Marion 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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Twelve Alabama Counties Under Burn Ban to Protect Air Quality

May 25, 2020

  MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Environmental Management recently announced that 12 Alabama counties are now under an annual warm weather ban on open burning as part of the effort to protect air quality in areas of the state that have had a history of air pollution problems. The burn ban runs from May […]


Together Again – A Keller-family cook and her husband reunited after 109 years

May 25, 2020

TUSCUMBIA -The Reverend Fred Lafayette W. Watkins, was the son of 1st generation Rev. Frederick W. Watkins, a Cherokee Indian, born in TN in 1811 who hid out and avoided Trail of Tears capture and removal during the late 1830s. As the direction of ‘West’, in some traditional belief systems represents death, there came a time when […]


New! Lauderdale County Arrest Reports 05/15/20 – 05/22/20

May 25, 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.


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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020 At FLPL

May 25, 2020

  FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will be bringing the Summer Reading Program to you! This year, you will be exploring fairy tales, folklore, and oral tradition. The fun starts June 15! What is the Summer Reading Program (SRP)? Summer Reading is a fun way to keep kids, teens, and adults reading and learning through the […]


New! Morgan County Arrest Reports 05/12/20 – 05/19/20

May 24, 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.


Athens Youth Commission scholarships winners

May 24, 2020

ATHENS-Congratulations to  Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission Scholarship winners. The Youth Commission utilized some of its funding from Dekko Foundation for a scholarship for a graduating member. Initially the group set up $500 for a scholarship. However, the group accepted grant proposals from non-profits with a project that will benefit Athens, and in order to fund […]


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VIDEO: Senator Jones Calls for Action on Additional Relief for Alabamians Hurt by COVID-19

May 24, 2020

BIRMINGHAM—On Friday, May 22 in a livestreamed video address, Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) called for action on additional relief for Americans impacted by COVID-19 and highlighted his efforts to push for legislation to incentivize health care manufacturing in Alabama and to help employers continue to pay workers. He also urged Alabamians to continue to social distance and stay […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Co-Hosts Multi-State Virtual Memorial Day Tribute; live ceremony, historic talks, service activities & more

May 24, 2020

TUPELO, MS-This Memorial Day, Natchez Trace Parkway will join thirty National Park Service units across 12 states and the District of Columbia in hosting a virtual commemoration saluting America’s fallen soldiers. The 2020 National Park Service Virtual Memorial Day Tribute — a social media event spanning more than 13 hours on Monday, May 25 — […]


Alabama’s April Unemployment Rate is 12.9%

May 23, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 12.9%, up from March’s revised level of 3.0%, and above April 2019’s rate of 3.2%.  April’s rate represents 283,787 unemployed persons, representing an increase of 216,783 over the month. Those counted as employed decreased to 1,911,512 in April, down from March’s count of 2,151,586. “While we […]


Governor Ivey Announces Secretary Jeana Ross To Retire

May 23, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that Jeana Ross is retiring as secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). She has served in this position since 2012. “I am extremely grateful for Secretary Ross’ tireless efforts and dedication to our children,” Governor Ivey said. “On behalf of our state, she deserves […]


CDC Considerations for Opening Schools

May 23, 2020

ATLANTA, GA-As some communities in the United States open K-12 schools, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19. Schools can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement these […]


New! Winston County Arrest Reports 05/05/20 – 05/21/20

May 23, 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.


ADOL Warns of Scams Regarding Unemployment Compensation

May 22, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor is warning unemployment compensation recipients to beware of scammers who may be seeking to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. These individuals or groups may represent themselves as legitimate entities and will promise that they can obtain unemployment compensation benefits on a claimant’s behalf.  They may try to charge a fee for this service. […]


UPDATE: All Victims Identified In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Athens

May 22, 2020

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released more details and the names of all the victims in Thursday’s two-vehicle accident near Athens: “A two-vehicle crash at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, May 22nd, has claimed the lives of three people when a 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by 40 -year-old Gregory Keith McClusky from Athens, AL collided with […]


Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 5/16/20

May 22, 2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of May 10 – May 16, 2020. 25,150 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 16,069 of those claims are COVID-19 related.   Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown by industry. *Be […]


Natchez Trace Parkway Co-hosts Virtual Campout Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2020

  TUPELO, MS– This weekend, Natchez Trace Parkway will co-host the National Park Service Memorial Day Weekend Virtual Campout, a three-day social media event offering a trove of unique park adventures visitors can enjoy from the comfort of their own living rooms and backyards.   Twenty national park units across the American South and Caribbean […]


Congressman Aderholt Announces Funding for Telehealth

May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON,DC-Attached, please see a list of health centers in Alabama (highlighted in red) that have received funding from the FCC for telemedicine.  The Parrish location is in the 4th District. “Lack of access to telehealth services has long been an issue for rural areas including my own district, and this problem has only been exacerbated by […]


New! Franklin County Arrest Reports 05/17/20 – 05/21/20

May 22, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY– Booking Photos from Franklin 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.