73.9 F
Cullman
Sunday, June 23, 2024
More

    Legislative wrap-up: 5 local bills signed into law

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Amid ongoing coverage of COVID-19, with the addition of protests and violence nationwide, the conclusion of Alabama’s 2020 legislative session passed quietly. All five local bills pertaining to Cullman County received signatures from Gov. Kay Ivey on May 18 and became...

    Alabama small businesses can seek SBA COVID-19 disaster loans

    0
    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program will help qualified businesses and non-profit organizations recover from economic...

    AL Senate passes health care facilities visitation legislation

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, introduced Senate Bill 113 this week to protect and enhance the visitation requirements for patients, clients or residents of health care facilities. The bill passed committee on Wednesday, March 22, and passed the Senate today as amended,...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to aid prosecution of impaired drivers

    0
    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $164,421 grant to improve safety on Alabama’s highways by stepping up prosecution in cases involving impaired driving. The grant will enable the state Office of Prosecution Services to provide local prosecutors and law enforcement with the proper training and technical assistance to...

    ‘Constitutional Carry Bill,’ others become law

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama joined over 20 other states in making it legal to carry a weapon without a background check or permit on Jan. 1, 2023. Passing the Alabama House or Representatives and Senate in February, House Bill 272, commonly known as the...

    Alabama House votes to make targeting law enforcement officers hate crime

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill that would add law enforcement officers to the list of groups protected from hate crimes and enhance penalties for the commission of any crime against officers if the crime was committed...

    Local agencies receive almost $47 million from Gov. Ivey to assist low-income families with utility costs

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $47 million to help low-income households with utility costs during the cold winter and hot summer months. The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat and cool...

    Tyson now faces nine lawsuits over 2019 Hanceville plant spill

    0
    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Over two years have passed since a June 6, 2019, spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville triggered a large fish kill on the Mulberry Fork that extended down to the Sipsey River in Walker County. That...

    Governor Ivey Announces Another Record High Jobs Count, Alabama’s December Unemployment Rate is 2.8%

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 2.8%, up slightly from November’s rate of 2.7%, and well below December 2021’s rate of 3.1%. December’s rate represents 63,412 unemployed persons, compared to 63,004 in November...

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

    0
    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

    0
    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities...

    Governor Ivey awards COVID-19 funds to north Alabama counties

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday, June 4, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey awarded almost $2.9 million in CARES Act CDBG-CV funds to five north Alabama counties that will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19....

    General Election: Incumbents, Republicans reign in local, state races 

    0
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County voters, along with those across the country, returned to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to have their voices heard and votes counted. As predicted, incumbents reigned supreme as the votes were tallied.  Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope, won his...

    Governor Ivey Announces Another Round of Projects Funded by Rebuild Alabama

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. After only being effective for just under three years, there has been at least...

    Former Air Force Captain Stacia Robinson to lead Alabama Office of Minority Affairs

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is tapping Stacia Robinson to serve as director of the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs. Nichelle Nix, who has served in the role for the last six years, is moving to the private sector...

    Governor Ivey signs six bills, solidifies Alabama as most pro-military state

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed six bills designed to make Alabama even more military-friendly. Those bills include Senate Bills 28, 99, 116, 119, 141 and 167. “Alabama is the most pro-military state in the nation, and I am proud to put...

    Allen officially withdraws from ERIC organization

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Secretary of State Wes Allen has officially withdrawn from the Electronic Registration Information Center as his first official act in office.  “I made a promise to the people of Alabama that ending our state’s relationship with the ERIC organization would be my...

    Gov. Ivey: Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in new investment in 2020

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today.    With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

    AL SoS Allen speaks at Cullman County Republican Women meeting

    0
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen on Tuesday night spoke at the Cullman County Republican Women meeting. He said his primary objective was to get the message across about how important election integrity is to both the state of Alabama and...

    Ivey awards $20K for bulletproof vests

    0
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded a $20,365 grant to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to provide new bulletproof vests for its agents.  “I cannot say thank you enough to our state troopers and all law enforcement officers in Alabama who...