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    Philanthropic foundation formed to help Alabama State Parks reach potential

    PELHAM, Ala. – The Alabama State Parks Foundation was introduced at Oak Mountain State Park Thursday, promising to work to raise money for all 21 parks to enhance programming, facilities and parks experiences. The not-for-profit organization is led by Dan L. Hendricks of Florence, president...

    Alabama maintains record low unemployment rate of 3.7%; Cullman County at 3.4%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The number of people counted as employed in Alabama is at a record high, announced Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.  “Once again, we’ve shattered employment records in Alabama,” said Washington.  “More people are working now than ever before in Alabama’s...

    Randall Shedd appointed to Joint Legislative Transportation Committee

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview has been appointed by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon to the Joint Legislative Transportation Committee. Shedd issued the following statement Thursday: 'I want to thank Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon for appointing me this week...

    Ivey announces plans to make I-565 6 lanes

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced two major transportation projects in the Limestone and Madison county area were selected by the Alabama Department of Transportation for the Rebuild Alabama Act First Year Plan 2020. The first project includes resurfacing and revising lanes...

    Ivey awards energy assistance grants for low-income, elderly residents

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.9 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs, including $142,562 to Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc., which serves Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Walker...

    Toyota Boshoku to build $40 million Athens manufacturing facility, creating 400 jobs

    ATHENS, Ala. -  Gov. Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County Wednesday to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around...

    Work zone crashes up in Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Work zone crashes and fatalities on Alabama roads are up. As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins today, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) reminds motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones. Road construction and other improvements are taking...

    Cullman County’s Antone honored during Alabama Farm-City Awards

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Eighteen outstanding students were honored for channeling “200 Years of Alabama Agriculture” into posters, essays and videos during the Alabama Farm-City Awards Luncheon April 4 in Birmingham. The theme connected kindergarten-12th graders with Alabama’s storied farming heritage during the state’s bicentennial year,...

    (Updated) Cullman Farm-City Committee named best in state for 7th year in a row

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Farm-City Committee on Thursday was named the best in the state for the seventh straight year. The committee received the Overall Best Farm-City Committee Award during the Alabama Farm-City Awards Luncheon April 4 in Birmingham. The group also...

    Aderholt introduces bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21, implement more age restrictions on vaping

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama on Thursday released the following statement in regard to the introduction of his bill, Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 and to also require...

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