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    State wants your opinion on ADEM director’s job performance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  - Have an opinion about how Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Director Lance LeFleur is doing his job?  The State would like to hear it.  Amid multiple controversies including the Tyson/River Valley Ingredients Mulberry Fork spill, about which LeFleur recently and...

    Record low 3.7% unemployment rate in Alabama; Cullman County rate drops to 2.5%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor on Friday released the state’s unemployment data for May 2019. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate is 3.7%, down from April’s rate of 3.8%, and well below May 2018’s rate of 4.1%.  May’s rate ties...

    Gudger addresses abortion bill at Republican Women meeting

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Republican Women Tuesday evening welcomed Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman as the featured speaker at its monthly meeting. Gudger’s remarks focused on the feedback after the passing of the Human Life Protection Act (HB 314) in May, his experience...

    (Updated) Cullman Regional Airport receives $1.5M grant for taxiway reconstruction

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama on Friday announced that Cullman Regional Airport has been awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $1,543,500 for taxiway reconstruction. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)....

    Mental health bill sponsored by Gudger, Shedd passes Legislature, goes to Ivey

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would allow people who have been temporarily committed for mental health reasons to be kept for further care, even after the expiration of their court-ordered commitments, under certain conditions.  The bill was...

    Gov. Ivey announces auto supplier YKTA to create 650 jobs at Huntsville plant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives from auto supplier Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama (YKTA) at a ceremony in Huntsville Wednesday to announce the company’s plans to invest $220 million to open a manufacturing facility that will create 650 jobs. The YKT Alabama facility...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to expand road access in South Vinemont

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A $60,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will help the Town of South Vinemont improve the main access road to the new Shaddix Co. location which will create six jobs. Read The Tribune's exclusive coverage of the Shaddix...

    Cullman County’s unemployment rate falls to 3%; Alabama’s at 3.8%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the fourth month in a row, more people are working in Alabama than ever before.  In April, preliminary estimates account for 2,139,379 people working, up by 32,335 from the same time a year ago, and up 6,739 from March.  The number...

    Gudger praises Gov. Ivey for signing abortion ban

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman issued a statement Thursday praising Gov. Kay Ivey for signing House Bill 314 into law Wednesday. Gudger's statement, in full: “I appreciate Governor Ivey standing strong for life by signing House Bill 314 into law. “I am a pro-life voice...

    Ivey signs near total abortion ban bill into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life...

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