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Qualifying for municipal elections begins Tuesday, July 7, according to the Alabama League of Municipalities. Citizens will have until 5 p.m. on July 21 to enter these races.

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The Fourth of July week is here and roads and highways will be filled with travelers. The Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for highway safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

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Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Of course, scammers are finding nefarious ways to use these efforts for their personal gain.

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Millie Hall, a graduate of Plainview High School in Rainsville, Ala., has been awarded the top honor for incoming freshman at Jacksonville State University: the JSU Honors Scholarship. Only eight are selected each year. To qualify, students must have, at minimum, an ACT score of 30 or higher…

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Food City President and CEO Steve Smith announced Wednesday afternoon that Albertville would be home to the state’s first Food City supermarket, located at the former Kmart property at the intersection of U.S. Highway 431 and Alabama Highway 75.

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Elected officials, community leaders, pastors, church groups and citizens from all walks of life gathered together to walk in harmony Sunday evening.

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Alabama families may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC. If you are a woman who is pregnant, who had a baby within the past six months, who is breastfeeding or who is the parent or guardian of a child up to age 5, you …

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Choosing a college that is the best fit is an important decision for any student. Picking a college where faculty and staff are helpful, encouraging, and supportive is certainly a part of that decision. A recent study b y the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) indicates that North…

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This proclamation seeks to prevent and mitigate the challenges of COVID-19 in state correctional facilities by ensuring that inmates arriving from the county jails will be processed according to prevailing medical standards (specifically, a 14-day quarantine period).

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The old brick buildings of downtown Albertville’s Main Street echoed with the shouts of protesters Saturday who were calling for justice against police brutality and racial discrimination in America.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) cautions the public that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19 remains. More than 800 cases were reported on June 11. With ongoing community transmission, it is safer to be at home. More than 750 Alabama residents have died from…

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The elderly population and disabled adults in our state and communities have the right to feel safe and to be treated with dignity and respect.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Department of Public Health and its vendor have resolved issues related to delays in the national surveillance system. Delays affect the number of cases and tested reported on the COVID-19 data and surveillance dashboard at alabamapubli…

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A two-vehicle crash at 7:20 a.m. Monday, June 8, has claimed the life of a Scottsboro woman. Burma Farmer Thomas, 80, was killed when the 1993 Chevrolet Suburban she was driving was struck by a 2014 Isuzu pickup. Thomas’s vehicle overturned into the eastbound lanes of U.S. 72. Thomas was pro…

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A second peaceful protest was held in Scottsboro Saturday. About 100 citizens gathered at the Courthouse Square downtown to protest racial injustices and police brutality after the death of George Floyd. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a…

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unday, May 31, has claimed the life of a Guntersville woman. Brianna Alexus Vaughn, 21, was killed when the 2001 Infiniti she was driving crossed the centerline on Alabama Highway 69 and struck a 1998 GMC Envoy. Vaughn was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC was injured and t…

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role in supporting rural homeownership. President Trump issued a proclamation on May 29 recognizing June as National Homeown…

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $46,960 to help state law enforcement agencies and the University of Alabama Police Department equip officers with new bulletproof vests.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) investigates all cases of COVID-19 and provides contact tracing to reduce the spread of this virus. As with any entity, ADPH expects that COVID-19 cases will occur as has already happened including with one of its own employees in March 2020 wit…

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4-H is inviting youth across Alabama to participate in the 2020 4-H Biggest Catch virtual fishing contest. This freshwater fishing contest is for young people ages 9 to 18 and will be held June 1 - 14.

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On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. The event allows residents and…

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Fifteen medical and chemical biological radiological nuclear (CBRN) specialists from the Romanian Ministry of Defense arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, May 25, 2020.

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Even before the onset of COVID-19, scams and fraud ran rampant in many parts of society. More often than not, many of these cases involve older adults. In fact, older adults lose billions of dollars each year because of scams or fraud.

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The Spring Semester 2020 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’…

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Beginning today, Alabama farmers and ranchers affected by coronavirus will have an opportunity to apply for monetary relief through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to American agricultural produce…

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This time of year farmers markets start filling up with fresh produce. There are always great options for people to choose from. With all of these fresh ingredients, people are going to need some great recipes to go with them. The following recipes use some of the fresh ingredients people ca…

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Memorial Day weekend is expected to bring increased traffic volume to Alabama roads as summer vacation travel begins for some. The Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for road safety by having no temporary construction-related lane closures on Alabama interstates after noo…