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Monday, July 26, 2021

    Livestock making the switch to soy? Everything you need to know!

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Did you know? Livestock were on the soy diet before it was cool.  While this may seem a bit surprising, soybeans were a popular forage choice for livestock producers in the 1800s. Around World War II, soybean production started to focus...

    Recent drop in lumber prices doesn’t tell full story

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After a year of record-high lumber prices, headlines across the country are reporting a 40% plunge in prices since May. However, this staggering statistic doesn’t tell the full story. The bottom line? Lumber prices are still immensely higher than before...

    Drinkard Development breaks ground for new cinema in Albertville

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – After a weekend of rain, the sun finally came out as Drinkard Development broke ground Tuesday afternoon of what will become Albertville’s first movie theatre. Everyone in attendance was incredibly excited about how this will benefit citizens in Albertville, as well...

    Small Businesses – Why Shop Local?

    People may often see the terms “shop local” or “buy small” used in advertisements, on bumper stickers and in-store signs. These terms are also widely observed on Small Business Saturday, a shopping day generally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Beyond the feel-good nature of...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to create commerce and jobs in Good Hope

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  –  Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $300,000 grant to create commerce in the city of Good Hope and bring new jobs. The governor awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that will be used to help establish a new, locally-owned restaurant and...

    Alabama’s April unemployment rate drops to 3.6%, Cullman County 2.1%

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 3.6%, down from March’s rate of 3.8%, and well below April 2020’s rate of 13.2%.    “Alabama continues to see a decline in unemployment, as...

    ADOL issues reminders regarding teen employment

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As summer approaches, the Alabama Department of Labor is reminding employers of the regulations associated with employing teen workers. As many businesses struggle to find a sufficient number of employees, some may turn to teen workers to help fill the gap....

    Congressman Aderholt announces $3.4 million grant for runway upgrades at Cullman Regional Airport

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Friday, Congressman Robert Aderholt announced a grant from the Federal Government that will help to reconstruct the runway and the runway lighting at Folsom Field at Cullman Regional Airport.   “I’m pleased to announce that the Cullman Regional Airport will be receiving these funds....

    Rebound: Cullman’s tornado recovery makes huge leaps

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The large multi-vortex EF-4 tornado that plowed through downtown Cullman on the afternoon of April 27, 2011 did massive damage along its path. An estimated $13.5 million in damage occurred in the city, $5.5 million to city government properties and facilities...

    Gibbs Garden Center- In full bloom 

    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The blooms and color were bursting at the official ribbon-cutting held Friday morning at Gibbs Garden Center in Good Hope. City officials joined the Gibb’s family and the staff of the popular garden center as they celebrated the event.    Mayor Jerry...