According to a Friday report from the Alabama Department of Labor, the county’s jobless rate dipped to 4.5 percent in March from 5.5 percent the same month last year. The report states the county had 189 more employed people in March than it did a year ago, but also 270 fewer people in the total workforce.
Veterans of U.S. wars during World War II and in Korea and Vietnam were escorted to Washington, D.C., Wednesday for a one-day tour that included Arlington National Cemetery and the monuments dedicated to those who served during times of overseas conflict.
State education superintendent applicant Eric Mackey said he believes the state Education Department should give local districts leeway to do their jobs, while focusing on jobs the state alone can do. “Resolving the testing situation is going to be the number one issue for the new superintendent, whoever it is,” Mackey said.
Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law last week that let’s Alabama potentially collect sales taxes from more out-of-state online retailers than it previously did. The goal is to generate more revenue for state, city and county services while leveling the playing field between online and and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday formally asked for federal assistance for four Alabama counties affected by the March 19 tornado outbreak, Ivey’s staff announced in a press release.
The Weather Service at 11 a.m. today issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Alabama warning that a few brief tornadoes are possible. Areas north of Interstate 59 are at a higher threat level, according to the service.
Organizers years ago sketched out a 550-mile route that starts in Jackson County, meanders westward toward Decatur, then turns southward for the long trek to the Gulf. So far, it’s largely an on-paper concept, a line on a map that connects some already-existing trails. Hayes said it could take decades to complete.
St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said Friday evening that a fatality occurred in the crash of a private plane that had taken off from Gadsden Wednesday but never reached its destination in New Orleans.
Jacksonville’s storm zone – and the rest of Calhoun County – will almost certainly see rain showers and possibly strong winds Thursday, forecasters said Wednesday.
The federal spending bill President Donald Trump signed into law Friday includes major increases for railway projects that affect Anniston and the Gulf Coast.
Calhoun County faces the possibility of strong tornadoes and 80 mph winds this evening under an upgraded forecast released by the National Weather Service this morning.
Both candidates in Pike County say same-sex marriage is a big issue in their political race. But there’s little evidence the issue is heating up probate judge contests in the six other Alabama counties that stopped issuing marriage licenses since 2015. That makes it more likely, experts say, that there will still be seven non-issuing counties a year from now.
The direct primary care model has slowly grown in popularity around the country in recent years as some states have passed legislation to protect and regulate the practice. Alabama passed such a bill last year.
Long before Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade started his career in law enforcement, the responsibility to feed inmates at the county jail shifted from the sheriff to the County Commission.
Some medical professionals and fitness experts say education, economic opportunity and better nutrition programs are keys to improving the population’s health and that work is being done in the county and state to make that happen.
TALLADEGA -- A Talladega woman has been charged with making a terrorist threat after allegedly saying she was going to shoot her child’s teacher on Facebook. Graham Elementary School was placed on lockdown this morning as a result of the threat.