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Governor Ivey Makes Pay Raises for Teachers and State Employees Official, Signs Senate Bill 188, House Bill 320 into Law

May 6, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 188, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr and Rep. Bill Poole, into law, making teacher pay raises official. She also put her signature on House Bill 320 for state employee pay increases. During her state of the state address, Governor Ivey proposed a two percent pay increase […]


Forever Wild Board Meets in Huntsville on May 6

May 6, 2021

HUNTSVILLE-The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2021 on Thursday, May 6 in the Grand Hall of the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum located at 404 Madison St. SE, in Huntsville, Alabama. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. To help prevent the potential spread of […]


News from the Friends Bookstore FLPL

May 6, 2021

FLORENCE-The Friends Bookstore is excited to be accepting donations once again! Bring your donations by the back entrance of the library on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:00am-2:00pm, and you will find a volunteer or library staff member to assist you. The Friends of the Library ask that you limit your donation to 20 items during […]


Athena Performing Arts Series presents a night of music in the park on May 13

May 5, 2021

ATHENS-The Athena Performing Arts Series (APAS) is proud to present a night of Andrew Lloyd Webber on May 13 at Swan Creek Park in Athens. The evening will feature live musical performances from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular hit shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of The Opera, Evita, […]


Alabamians urged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible

May 5, 2021

MONTGOMERY-President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, May 4 that COVID-19 vaccine that is going unused by some states will begin being reallocated to states and rural communities where there is greater demand. Until now, the supply of vaccine has been divided evenly based on adult population in each state. Under the newly announced plan, unclaimed […]


Decatur Among Four Alabama Cities Receiving COVID-19 Grants

May 5, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $4.5 million to help four of Alabama’s most populous cities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ivey awarded $1.5 million each to the cities of Birmingham and Mobile and $750,000 each to the cities of Tuscaloosa and Decatur. The awards are part of more than $40 […]


Stillbirth prevention campaign launches in Alabama during pandemic Goal is to save 169 babies every year

May 5, 2021

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth prevention public health campaign, to educate and empower expectant parents in Alabama about the importance of tracking fetal movement in the third trimester of pregnancy. One out of every 113 pregnancies in Alabama ends in stillbirth, according to the […]


Governor Ivey Announces COVID-19 Public Health Order and State of Emergency to End

May 4, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary ‘new normal.’ We have learned much […]


Four Ways to Be More Eco-friendly

May 4, 2021

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Having just celebrated the 51st anniversary of Earth Day TVA has put together a list of ways residents, families and businesses can get involved in our shared journey toward environmental conservation. Try one or all of these eco-friendly ideas, and you’ll save money and lower your carbon footprint. 1. Up Your Efficiency I.Q. If […]


Fully Vaccinated Adults 65 and Older Are 94% Less Likely to Be Hospitalized with COVID-19

May 3, 2021

  ATLANTA-Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) authorized and recommended in the United States protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older, according to a new CDC assessment that finds fully vaccinated adults 65 years and older were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people of the same age […]


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