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  • Alabama outpaces national job growth in December

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Jobs in Alabama increased at a 2.2% rate from December 2017 to December 2018, which is the largest over-the-year percentage growth on record. This growth represents an increase of 44,300 jobs. “We are ending 2018 with great economic news all around,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “To see this kind of record job growth is extraordinary. Alabama employers have added nearly 45,000 jobs over the past year – economists predicted that our economy would grow […]

  • Chairman Dale Strong presents his State of the County Address

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong presented his State of the County Address at the Von Braun Center North Hall. Madison County continues its busting at the seams pace of progress. County Commission Chairman Dale Strong highlighted Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin, Facebook, Mazda-Toyota and more in his state of the county address. “This is an exciting time there’s a bunch of counties a bunch of states that wish they could have announced in the last six years […]

  • Governor Ivey awards grant to help provide new jobs in Red Bay

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  Governor Kay Ivey awarded a $250,000 grant to help Red Bay’s tailgating and recreational vehicle reputation move to the next level. The Community Development Block Grant is to open a California awning company located in the Franklin County city, which will result in 25 new jobs. The new company, Girard Systems, is the only awning supplier for Tiffin Motor Homes which is also located in Red Bay. “This is the perfect partnership and means new jobs in northwest Alabama,” […]

  • MLK Holiday is a “Day On, Not a Day Off” for Community Service

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In order to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mayor Tommy Battle is urging the community to use January 21st as an opportunity to participate in community service. In 1994, the national MLK holiday was established as a Day of Service, a “Day On, Not a Day Off”. Since then the words and good works of Dr. King have changed how people think about their place and responsibility in the world. “It’s really about servant leadership,” […]

  • Huntsville Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions through January 19th

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The Huntsville Animal Services shelter has almost 100 animals in need of a loving home. Animal Services is offering free adoptions during their ‘Full House’ adoption special. However, there are exceptions made on certain pets. The free adoption special runs from Thursday, January 17th through Saturday, January 19th. The same benefits as a full adoption package are included in the special. Every pet receives a rabies vaccination, City license, microchip, and spay or neuter surgery. The shelter […]

  • Limestone County Sheriff’s Office holds news conference on harassment lawsuit, but declines to comment

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County authorities scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference to address a harassment lawsuit filed by a sheriff’s office investigator but said little about the case. Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young held a two-minute press conference Wednesday morning that was supposed to address a federal lawsuit filed by Leslie Ramsey, a female investigator for the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. In the lawsuit, Ramsey claims she was sexually assaulted by the office’s now-chief deputy, Fred Sloss, […]

  • UNA’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’ concert celebrates free speech

    FLORENCE, Ala.– The University of North Alabama is preparing its auditorium for ‘Shut Up and Dance’, a musical focused on bringing light to societal struggles. ‘Shut up and Dance’ is a concert that celebrates free speech with the power of music. The show tells the story of America’s social struggles and progress using pop, rock, gospel, soul, country and hip-hop music. The show will be presented in the Norton Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on March 18th. Admission is free. The […]

  • Governor Ivey proclaims January 20th-26th “Alabama School Choice Week”

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.– Governor Ivey officially proclaimed January 20th-26th as Alabama School Choice Week. With this proclamation, Gov. Ivey will join other governors and hundreds of leaders nationwide with similar ideas. There are nearly 750 events and activities across the state of Alabama that parents, schools, and other organizers have arranged. These events include: rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, and school fairs. All the events are aimed to encourage conversations about the educational opportunities parents have, or want to have, […]

  • Thousands sign petition calling on states to end Robert E. Lee Day

    As the country prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it appears thousands are signing an online petition to end another holiday that falls on the same day. Care2, a mission-based global network, has created a petition calling on Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Mississippi to end Robert E. Lee Day. Both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Robert E. Lee Day are celebrated on the third Monday in January. The petition says Florida and Arkansas celebrate Robert E. Lee Day, […]

  • UNA Planetarium to host lunar eclipse viewing, rumored to be out-of-this-world

    FLORENCE, Ala.– The University of North Alabama is prepping for an intergalactic experience this weekend. On January 20th the UNA Planetarium is inviting the community to observe the total eclipse at a galactic celebration complete with telescopes. A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into the shadow of the Earth. The Moon slowly goes from a full Moon to a dark red color and back to completely full in mere hours. This weekend’s eclipse is predicted to start around […]

  • Huntsville, let’s Taco’bout Chuy’s new location in queso emergency

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.– An Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant is coming in hot to Huntsville this spring. Chuy’s Tex-Mex is an Austin, Texas-based chain founded in 1982 that offers a fresh spin on Mexican cuisine. The new restaurant will be located in Merchants Square amongst the newly developed shops at the southeast corner of the Memorial Parkway and Bob Wallace Avenue intersection. “We’re so excited to bring Chuy’s to Huntsville,” said Gil Minor, local owner and operator for the new Chuy’s in Huntsville in a […]

  • Athens Main Street invites you to take a stroll down chocolate lane

    ATHENS, Ala.– You won’t need a golden ticket to walk these chocolate streets. Athens Main Street is hosting the ever-popular Chocolate Walk on Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over 15 businesses in downtown Athens donate chocolate to support the non-profit fundraiser. Ticket holders will receive a list of participating businesses, a walking map, and a bag to collect their delicious goodies on the day of the self-guided event. Tickets are only five dollars but they are […]