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January has been designated Radon Action Month. With people spending more time indoors due to the weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s incredibly important to test your home for the presence of radon. Homes with high levels of radon have been found in every state, including Alabama. In fa…

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Communities can learn about a hands-on, proven approach to revitalize downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts during one of three workshops this month. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization and state coordinating program of Main Street America, will explain the different tie…

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In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, TVA began administering the Community Care Fund in April, 2020, which provided matching grant funds to support and partner with Local Power Companies (LPCs) to meet needs in their communities. As the pandemic continues, TVA anticipates its impacts…

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January is National Blood Donor Month, serving to recognize the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make while increasing awareness of blood donations’ critical needs.

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The COVID-19 outbreak in the tri-state area around Chattanooga is among the fastest-growing in the nation as the virus surges in rural and urban areas.

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November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, and it's an ideal time for you to to get a game plan together so you can make healthy choices and prepare for the future. You have important reasons to stay healthy: your family, work and your favorite hobbies.

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State Sen. Steve Livingston and Rainsville Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt joined with the ABC Hospice team on Wednesday to proclaim and celebrate November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, and State Sen. Steve Livingston toured the GameTime facility in Fort Payne this week. They asked questions of GameTime President Spencer Cheak and were joined by DeKalb County Economic Development Executive Director Jimmy Durham. Aderholt said he enjo…

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A new Mentone Arts Center opened last week at 5951 Alabama Highway 117. The former Kamama building also offers guests a restaurant, visitor center and multi-purpose room for events and educational workshops.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) joins election officials and others in urging Alabamians to practice healthy behaviors when making their voices heard by voting in the November 3 general election.

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UPDATE: The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will be closed an additional week out of an abundance of caution due to the recent spike of COVID cases in the county, according to a statement released Sunday. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 16.

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The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasou…

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) are partnering to investigate a positive SARS-CoV-2 case in a deceased cat in Opelika, Ala. COVID-19 is in humans caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV…

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Incumbent U.S. Senator Doug Jones held a drive-in rally Thursday evening in the parking lot of the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. With new cases of COVID-19 increasing, supporters remained in their cars, honking horns as the candidate spoke from a trailer bed.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that contractor Wiregrass Construction will begin outside shoulder leveling on Interstate 59 southbound from Alabama 35 in Fort Payne to north of the U.S. 11 overpass on Tuesday, Oct. 13, weather permitting.

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Public power utilities across the U.S. celebrate Public Power Week the first full week of October every year to help customers and stakeholders understand how they can better engage with their community-owned utility and benefit from all its offerings. This year, the commemoration is Oct. 4-10.

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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), in conjunction with Alabama Counts, announced on Tuesday the Census Bureau had extended the 2020 Census until Oct. 5 nationwide.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is cooperating with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to vaccinate raccoons against rabies using oral rabies vaccine (ORV). This organized effort to prevent the sp…

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Voters concerned about COVID-19 are encouraged to select the box on the absentee ballot affidavit that reads “I am physically incapacitated and will not be able to vote in person on election day.”

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues this fall, the Alabama Hospital Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) have joined forces to urge Alabamians to get vaccinated for the flu. They note that with the additional impact of…

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Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the Trump administration’s coronavirus team, said today Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide mask order and other efforts to mitigate COVID-19 should be extended because they are helping control the spread of the virus in Alabama.

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Alabama’s 119-year-old Constitution has been amended 946 times and remains the longest such document in the world since state law does not currently allow for initiatives or referendums. Six new proposed amendments referred by the state legislature are on the statewide Alabama ballot for the…

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Fort Payne firefighters were deployed this week to help with relief efforts on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Sally's eye made landfall around 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, slamming Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that $1.5 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various local road and bridge projects.

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Whether you like them extra hot or mildly sweet, fans of chicken wings will have a new place to get their fix now that Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to Albertville.

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Personnel at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) are undertaking a major study the next few months, one that they hope will involve much input from people in the community. The college is involved in the Alabama Community College (ACCS) Aspire 2030 Strategic Plan, a study being conduc…

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and supplemental foods, and serves pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children up to age 5 whose family incomes are up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level. Spe…