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Alabama Unemployment Rate

Alabama unemployment rate is higher than the national rate....3.7%.

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 4.1%. September’s rate represents 2,117,027 people working. In August, 2,112,099 people were counted as employed, and 2,082,085 were counted as employed in September 2017. Average weekly earnings increased over the year by $53.82.——about $1 a week. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are all in the Black Belt: Wilcox County at 9.3%,…

ADECA to hold state surplus property auction Wednesday in Montgomery

Vehicles, computers, office furniture, TVs, refrigerators, metal detectors and even marine radar and sonar equipment are just a few of the more than 600 lots of items up for bid at the state surplus property auction on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Surplus Property Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is hosting the auction at its warehouse…

Troy Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash Not Wearing Seatbelt

A single-vehicle crash at 8:23 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, has claimed the life of a Troy woman. Heather Brantley, 21, was killed when the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving left the roadway and overturned. Brantley, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on U.S. 231 at the 90 mile marker,…

Walt Maddox Calls for Ivey’s Medical Records to be Released, Suspects Cover Up

Alabama gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox is asking Governor Kay Ivey to release more information on her 2015 hospitalization, including if her office told the state trooper accompanying her to keep it secret. Maddox said in a press conference today, the issue is not Ivey’s health, but if there was a “cover up”. Maddox said voters need to know if Ivey…

NBA G-League Will Now Offer $125,000 Contracts to “Elite Players” as Alternative to College

The G League is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school and avoid the college one-and-done route. Players will be eligible to sign a “select contract” if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they would spend in…

MPS Asks Community to Assist with Funding of Middle School Baseball and Softball Programs

Montgomery Public Schools is asking for help from the community to create a system-wide middle school softball and baseball program. The drive is being led by a community committee headed by David Thomas Sr. The group is seeking funds to help purchase the equipment necessary to begin these programs in every middle school. The committee is asking businesses, individuals, churches…

Railroad Crossing Repair on U.S. Highway 31 at Well Road Begins Friday

The Alabama Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that beginning Friday, October 19 at approximately 7:00 a.m., weather permitting, U.S. Highway 31 at the railroad crossing at Well Road will be closed. The closure will be in place for CSX Railroad to repair the crossing. A signed detour will take motorists to Birmingham Highway to Air Base Boulevard…

Governor Ivey Awards $2.7 Million to Enhance Recreational Trails Program in Alabama

Alabama’s outdoor recreational opportunities will soon increase thanks to $2.7 million in grants awarded by Governor Kay Ivey. The funds will help expand or build trails or trail amenities at 10 sites in Alabama to enhance recreation outlets. An additional grant will provide equipment for improving state trails. “Alabama is a land of bountiful natural beauty, and our state and…

Wetumpka Domestic Stabbing Incident Turns Fatal

Wetumpka police say an overnight stabbing has turned fatal, and the suspect in the incident is facing charges. Corrace Calloway, 34, of Wetumpka, has been charged with the murder of 28-year old, Selina Powell, also of Wetumpka. Authorities say they stabbed each other in a domestic violence incident, at their apartment, near Highway 231 and Highway 9. The incident happened late…