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Monday, December 6, 2021

    Initial unemployment claims for week of March 21 – 27

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 21-27, 2021. In all, 18,710 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 14,285 of those claims are estimated to...

    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...

    Governor Kay Ivey tours Cullman Homtex facility

    CULLMAN, Ala. – In November of 2020, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Homtex received $10,572,100 in Coronavirus Aid funds. Homtex Inc. has since used the aid money to expand their operation to Selma with a new facility that will be used to create personal...

    Cullman City Council approves Regional Airport improvements

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council passed two resolutions Monday evening concerning Cullman Regional Airport, allowing the facility to improve its runway and make takeoffs and landings safer.  The first resolution awarded the bid for the airport runway reconstruction project to Wiregrass Construction Co.,...

    NASA named best place to work, No. 1 for COVID-19 response

    WASHINGTON - For the ninth consecutive year, the Partnership for Public Service has ranked NASA as the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government among large agencies and, new for 2020, has also ranked NASA No. 1 among large agencies for its response...

    Limited Christmas Trees available in Cullman due to national shortage

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to a national Christmas tree shortage, The American Christmas Tree Association recommends U.S. consumers find their Christmas tree early this season. The shortage comes from unprecedented weather events in the Pacific Northwest, including fires, drought and heat waves, which have impacted...

    Cullman independent pharmacies unaffected by supply chain disturbances

    CULLMAN, Ala. - There have been recent reported shortages of some prescription drug medications in North Alabama due to supply chain disturbances. The Food and Drug Administration says over 100 drugs are in short supply nationally. Causes of shortages include natural disasters, manufacturing problems,...

    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...

    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...

    Downtown Hanceville hosting Project Rebound pop-up shop circuit event

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Local entrepreneurs are getting an opportunity to showcase their wares in downtown Hanceville.  The Decatur-Morgan Entrepreneurial Center is hosting a pop-up shop circuit event in Hanceville on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The event is being held in conjunction...