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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…

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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.

A brief pause on construction of the health clinic and pharmacy in New Site should not stop the fall completion.

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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…

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More than 500 people came through Pennington Park on Sunday afternoon where about 20 vendors were on site selling fresh produce, homemade crafts and baked goods. There was live music at the pavilion and vendors had great success. The next Pennington Park Farmers Market is from 1 to 5 p.m. on…

“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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As plans for returning to school are finalized and tweaked, parents and students may still have some unanswered questions or concerns about protocol and safety measures. The following most frequently asked questions should provide some additional insight into Alexander City Schools’ current …

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Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 8th Annual Alexander City Sun Festival has been postponed until a later date. Originally scheduled for early June, the eight-day festival was rescheduled for July 31-Aug. 8 out of concerns regarding the pandemic. A makeup date for Sun Festival will b…

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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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Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle is following the recommendation of 103 physicians from Birmingham and will make masks mandatory for all faculty and all students over the age of 7.

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Some concern was raised at Monday’s Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting about accountability with virtual learning options but acting superintendent Ray Porter assured board members plenty of planning and guidelines will be in place to best serve those students.