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Monday, December 6, 2021

    Jones, Shelby on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court Monday night, filling the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The United States Senate confirmed Barrett by a vote of 52-48. Here's what Alabama's two senators, Democrat Doug...

    Go, Dragon, go! First crewed space launch from American soil since 2011

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Private spaceflight developer SpaceX and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday afternoon launched two astronauts on a test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon space vehicle lifted by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, the first time since the...

    FBI warns: scams on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic; IRS advice on stimulus payments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning people that the rise in fear due from the COVID-19 pandemic is also giving rise to increased efforts on the part of scammers to steal your money through fraudulent donations or schemes to...

    Census Bureau ramps up hiring efforts for 2020 Census

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. The positions offer...

    Bremen’s Stan and Suzanne Wood named Southern Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) on Wednesday announced four Tree Farmer families from among more than 70,000 certified Tree Farmers as this year’s Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. They are:   South: Stan and Suzanne Wood of Bremen, Alabama...

    ATF: AL concealed-carry permits no longer acceptable in place of background checks

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Monday issued an advisory to all Alabama federal firearms licensees (FFLs) saying, in part, "In the interest of public safety, and effective immediately, FFLs in Alabama may...

    Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

    QUINCY, Mass. – Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months for...

    Cullman EMA’s Little wins prestigious 2018 IAEM-USA Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award

    Left to right: Commissioner Kerry Watson, Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little, Commissioner Garry Marchman and Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker pose for a photo in July, when Little was awarded the Pat Neuhauser Spirit of Emergency Management Award. On Oct. 24, Little was awarded...

    Cullman native Jack St. John appointed General Services Administration general counsel

    Jack St. John (Courtesy of www.gsa.gov) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the appointment of Jack St. John as general counsel. St. John will oversee the Office of General Counsel, which consists of more than 130 attorneys nationwide, and serve...

    Cullman woman, Arab man charged with capital murder in death of Birmingham couple

    Kristen Gullion, left, and Zachary Phillips, right (WVTM13) BIRMINGHAM -  A Cullman woman and Arab man have been charged in connection with the death of an elderly Birmingham couple, police announced Tuesday night. The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM13, reported late Tuesday night that Zachary Taylor...