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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts — in partnership with the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and the National Federation of Independent Business, Alabama Chapter (NFIB) — announced Aug. 12 w…

Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a $50 million grant program to support nonprofit and faith-based organizations that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Nonprofit Grant Program and the Alabama Faith-Based Grant Program will be awarded to eligible applicant…

The State of Alabama continues to experience increases in the number of COVID-19 cases. While there has been a recent decline in the percentage of persons who test positive, the state is currently facing a surge that has overwhelmed Alabama’s ability to provide test results within the two- t…

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Gov. Kay Ivey has allocated $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for a public-private partnership to increase access to internet for K-12 students attending school in the fall who may need internet service for distance learning.

How much harm could a package of mystery seeds do? Scientists with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System agree unsolicited seed packets being delivered in Alabama and across the country could pose a real threat to native ecosystems and possibly to people.

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The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has received multiple reports of “unsolicited” China origin seeds being delivered to residents across the state through the United States Postal Service (USPS). The packing is often mislabeled as jewelry. This practice is known as a…

The Special Education Advisory Panel and the Alabama State Department of Education encourage the public to attend the upcoming virtual WebEx One meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to review current issues pertaining to services for students with disabilities.

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Out of concern for the health and safety of the general public and licensees, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board today approved an emergency order that limits the hours of operations for restaurants, bar and entities that sell alcohol. Effective immediately but not enforced until S…

“If you don’t get better, we’ll be out here for days,” Bob O’Daniel hears his wife jokingly yell from their home in Eclectic. Scouring the O’Daniel’s property — all 36 acres of it — has become Bob’s favorite pastime, and one numerous Lake Martin area citizens benefit from daily. 

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H program is hosting virtual events to keep children entertained this summer. The latest in a line of programs includes 4-H Virtual Ventures Art Class. The deadline to register is Monday. Space is limited so sign up by calling the Tallapoosa County …

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Rural areas in Alabama rely heavily on volunteer fire departments as first responders to the scenes of medical emergencies and automobile accidents — not to mention fires. As a result, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon formed a joint legislative study committee on volunteer fire department…

The coffee shop Nirvana Latte that was set to open next to Zazu’s Verandah in downtown Dadeville will no longer be opening. The potential owners, also owners of Dyed Pirates in Dadeville, decided to not pursue the venture. Zazu’s owners Rick and Mitzy Hidding, own the building where the coff…

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The Fourth of July weekend brings plenty of patriotic festivities and options for the whole family to enjoy. From live music and fireworks to art shows and cornhole tournaments, the holiday celebration offers something for everyone.

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Alabama has seen one of its largest one-day increases in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.