ATLANTA — Ahead of the impending federal COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers across the county, many elderly care facilities lag behind the national average for employee vaccination rates. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the mandate in August, with plans to …
Congressman Mo Brooks addressed criticism he received on Twitter over a tweet about a Capitol bomb threat in Washington D.C. on Thursday.
Hospitals across the South are nearing a breaking point as the COVID-19 delta variant surges, patients flood emergency rooms and nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists near exhaustion.
Joe Exotic will receive a new prison sentence after the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver threw out the original 22-year sentence in his murder-for-hire conviction.
With schools and colleges back to in-person learning in the fall, more Alabama parents are expected to take advantage of the savings associated with the state’s upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said in a petition filed Friday in federal court that he was simply acting in his duties as Alabama's 5th Congressional District representative when he gave a speech Jan. 6 ahead of the U.S. Capitol riot.
Tyson Foods has voluntarily issued a recall of approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of…
As the Fourth of July holiday weekend nears, Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions are expecting a tremendous number of citizens to travel on the state’s roadways and enjoy its waterways.
St. Clair County received a $1 million community development block grant (CDBG) to renovate and expand an existing arena to become a testing and vaccination facility for COVID-19 and any future health emergencies.
As motorists plan to travel Alabama highways for the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association are making them aware of changes to a state law to protect the lives of road construction and maintenance workers
The struggle for racial justice has touched Alan Cashaw’s entire life. One year after George Floyd’s murder by a police officer, Cashaw said inertia rooted in “underlying biases” remains an obstacle.
The District Attorney for St. Clair County joined other D.A.’s who signed a letter opposing the passing of the state’s medical marijuana bill. Despite their efforts, Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law on Monday.
Gov. Kay Ivey announced last week that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including:
The images that survive from the Freedom Riders’ stop in Anniston, Alabama tell a gruesome story of human brutality: a bus fire bombed, its riders temporarily trapped inside by a segregationist mob, then beaten when they do escape.
In February 1946, Jackie Robinson, the first Black man to play in major league baseball, and his wife, Rachel, boarded a plane in Los Angeles, bound for spring training in Daytona Beach, Fla. They had first class tickets.
Following the decision to not unionize by the Amazon facility workers in Bessemer, Sen. Tommy Tuberville released a statement today regarding the vote.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill on Wednesday admitted to an extramarital affair and said he would not be seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Richard Shelby in 2022.
The state’s largest wellness program, Scale Back Alabama, kicks off this Monday, April 5, just in time for Spring. This year’s program is entirely new and allows participants to scale back in their own way. Registration is currently open to all who live or work in Alabama and closes on Sunda…
Governor Kay Ivey has announced the Alabama Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion are now open to the public effective immediately. All were closed to unscheduled visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Arab, Ala., man was charged with two counts related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. Joshua James, 33, was arrested Tuesday and charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting and being in a restricted building or grounds.
In the wake of the news of U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's retirement, which will take place at the end of his term in 2022, politicians from all levels of Alabama government reacted to the news.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall denounced the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during his visit this week with the St. Clair County Republican Party. Marshall, a native of St. Clair County, also discussed the Biden presidency, Alabama elections and the state’s fight to end human tra…
Each of the officials Alabamians elected to represent them in the nation's capital has been clear in their condemnation of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, but they remained split on whether the president should be impeached as a result.
Alabama Senator Doug Jones, whose name has been mentioned as a possibility for U.S. Attorney General, said Sunday that it isn’t something he and his long-time friend, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, have discussed.
Governor Kay Ivey is asking Alabamians to thank healthcare workers by leaving their porch lights on every Friday in October and showing their appreciation at school sporting events this week.
Alabama Power customers will receive a $25 credit in October, following a decision by the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC).
Governor Kay Ivey announced Alabama driver license holders will now be allowed to renew online a second time during a 12-year period.
Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the final report and recommendations of the Alabama Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The final report provides recommendations to enhance Birth to Age Eight Systems; Family Engagement; Health and Well-Being; Learning Outside the Classroom; and Special E…
Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday awarded $18.27 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide baseline testing for coronavirus and proactive surveillance of the virus for health care personnel and residents of nursing home facilities across Alabama.
Governor Kay Ivey announced today that she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate up to 1000 guardsmen, should the need arise in response to violent protesters.
Alabama saw its worst unemployment rate in 28 years at 12.9 percent. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that the rate was up from March’s rate of 3.0 percent, and above April 2019’s rate of 3.2 percent.
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 unemploymen…
Alabama High School Athletic Association member schools may re-open June 1, in accordance with Alabama State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey’s directive announced Thursday.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Public Health issued a joint statement urging businesses that are reopening after the easing of coronavirus restrictions to thoroughly flush and inspect their water and air conditioning systems to avoid creating…
Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease.
Alabama’s beaches and retailers will be allowed to reopen when the governor’s current emergency order expires on Thursday at 5 p.m. In a new order from Gov. Kay Ivey, elective medical procedures will also be allowed to continue once again.
The Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) Office of Health Services today confirmed two inmates incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, and one inmate incarcerated at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs have tested positive for COVID-19.
With one of the lowest unemployment rates in Alabama, more than 1,000 of St. Clair County residents have applied for unemployment in the past four weeks.
Alabamians are working to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and according to Gov. Kay Ivey it appears to be working. Officials stress that although they are seeing the number of cases slowing, it is not time to relax just yet. In a press conference Monday morning, Ivey urged residents to conti…
Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 14 grants totaling $2.9 million to assist low-income and elderly residents with improvements to their homes to lower energy costs and improve home safety.
Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a press conference last Thursday that students will not return to public schools for the remainder of the school year.
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ODENVILLE - Funeral Service for George Reid Martin, Jr., age 66, will be held Saturday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Coosa Valley Church of God. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Church. Mr. Martin passed away Sunday, Sep…
Miss Shelby Lynn Webster, 12, of Vinemont, Alabama passed away on September 17, 2021 in Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dawn Campbell, David Campbell, and Glenn Webster, Sr. She is survived by her mother, Ashley Colley; father, Glenn Webster, Jr.; brother, Bentley-…
Kathryn T. Carroll, age 77, of Toney, Alabama passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Kathryn was born February 14, 1944 in Arizona to Lucille Hunsucker Turner and James W. Turner. Kathryn is survived by her sons, Jerry Alan Windham, Jeffrey Wayne Windham, Davin Turner Windham, Larry Ke…
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