Alabama's June Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%

Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 4.6%, down from May’s rate of 4.9%, and significantly lower than June 2016’s rate of 5.8%.  June’s rate… continue reading ›

Back-To-School Sales-Tax Free Weekend

The yearly sales tax holiday leading up to the new school year begins at Midnight. Not all municipalities are taking part, and not all items are free of all sales taxes. The Alabama Department of Revenue has complete information on… continue reading ›

Rare Form of Mad Cow Disease Found in Alabama

Agriculture officials say a rarely seen form of mad cow disease has been found in Alabama. A statement from state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan says atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy was confirmed in an 11-year-old beef cow. The U.S. Agriculture Department… continue reading ›

Mother Dead In Woods

Authorities are investigating after the body of a 23-year-old mother was found in a wooded area. The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit tells local media that the body of Jennifer Raven Nevin was found Monday by a person checking a… continue reading ›

Two Appointed to Gov. Ivey Cabinet

Two people are joining the Cabinet of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. Ivey's office says Jim Purcell has been named acting secretary of Information Technology, and Todd Cotton is acting commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Purcell has worked… continue reading ›

ABC Board Backs Off Margarita Pitcher Ban

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced an end to the pitcher prohibition a day after published a column criticizing the moratorium. The irresistible mix of Jimmy Buffett, Alabama's perceived prudishness and tequila helped the topic quickly gain traction… continue reading ›

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