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    Alabama reaches record low 3.0% unemployment rate; Cullman County’s rate falls to 2.2%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.0%, a new series low, down from August’s previous record setting rate of 3.1%, and below September 2018’s rate of 3.8%. September’s rate...

    Local students bring home ribbons from Youth Sheep Show during Alabama National Fair

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - For hundreds of youth across Alabama, fall fair season means one thing- it’s livestock show time. That translates to family time for youth like Cole Eubanks of Cullman County, one of about 250 exhibitors to compete in livestock shows during the Alabama...

    Local students bring home ribbons in Premier Exhibitor Contest, livestock shows during Alabama National Fair

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - For hundreds of youth across Alabama, fall fair season means one thing- it’s livestock show time. That translates to family time for youth like Cole Eubanks of Cullman County, one of about 250 exhibitors to compete in livestock shows during the Alabama...

    Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Grant applications due Friday

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is issuing a last call for projects to be considered for funding under the Alabama Counts 2020 Census Grant program. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 11.

    ADPH announces Mental Health Awareness Week

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year, during the first week of October,...

    Alabama Extension offers drought resources

    AUBURN, Ala. - Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though. While only .2% of the state is in extreme drought...

    ADPH confirms state’s first death from vaping-associated illness

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed the state's first death from a vaping-associated injury. The deceased is an adult male in east Alabama. The death comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its investigation of...

    WFF holding CWD information meeting at Wallace State Oct. 22

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - This fall, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is hosting a series of public meetings throughout the state to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), WFF’s CWD surveillance efforts in Alabama and how hunters can assist. CWD is...

    Ivey urges Alabama citizens to obtain STAR ID before Oct. 1, 2020 federal deadline

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Sec. Hal Taylor on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to a federal deadline requiring a more secure identification to fly domestically on commercial aircraft and to enter military bases and certain federal...

    Cullman County students attend Alfa Leadership Conference

    COLUMBIANA, Ala. - Two days of learning at the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference should help launch a lifetime of leadership success for 119 ninth and 10th graders. Held in Columbiana at the Alabama 4-H Center Sept. 30-Oct. 1, the annual conference was sponsored by the...

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