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Alabama’s Nate Oats reacts to Maui Invitational being moved to North Carolina

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – For the first time in it’s 36 year history, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will not be held in its namesake location — moving over 4,000 miles to North Carolina. On Friday morning, tournament officials made the announcement that the 2020 Maui Invitational will be moved to the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trading…

Alabama, Auburn well represented on Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams

2020 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Team (* – ties) First Team Preseason All-SEC OFFENSE TE Kyle Pitts, Florida OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama Trey Smith, Tennessee Darian Kinnard, Kentucky Landon Dickerson, Alabama C Drake Jackson, Kentucky WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama Jaylen Waddle, Alabama QB Kyle Trask, Florida RB Najee Harris, Alabama Kylin Hill, Mississippi State AP Jaylen Waddle, Alabama DEFENSE DL…

New Peanut Shelling Facility Coming to Atmore Expected to Bring 100-plus Jobs to Alabama

Coastal Alabama Growers LLC is planning to build a peanut shelling facility in Atmore. The new facility will bring 100 or more jobs to the area. The new $87 million facility will be built on 60 acres of land. The average pay for workers is expected to be more than $17/hour. The company is also offering temporary jobs during high…

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

  As Tropical Storm Sally approaches, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Sunday: From Governor Kay Ivey: “As we head in to a new week, we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Sally. It is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While it is currently not being predicted as a direct hit…

Alabama Last in Census Response as Much of Deep South Lags

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama ranks last in the country for response to the 2020 U.S. Census with Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia also in the bottom five. . Numbers from the U.S. Census show Alabama so far has the lowest percentage of households responding of any state in the country. About 81.5% of Alabama households have been counted as of…

Governor Ivey Remembers September 11, 2001

Source: Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement this morning reflecting on September 11, 2001: “September 11, 2001 will forever be marked as one of our country’s darkest days, as it changed our lives forever. Almost two decades later, we still grieve the loss of the nearly 3,000 American lives and continue to honor the memory of…

River Region United Way’s New President: Ron Simmons’ Vision

The River Region United Way welcomed a new president and CEO in July. Alabama News Network’s Samantha Williams sat down with Ron Simmons Thursday to get an idea of his vision for the organization moving forward. Ron Simmons is replacing Jimmy Hill who served the River Region United Way for 10 years. He was the president and CEO for 6…

The Latest on COVID-19 in Alabama; Infection Rate is Slowing Down

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting the Coronavirus case count is now more than 107,000 as of Thursday, August 20th. But the infection rate appears to be slowing down with just over 13,000 confirmed cases in the last two weeks. Health officials say about 1,900 people have died. We also know that nearly 45,000 Alabamians have recovered. Categories:…

SEC Releases Week 1 Football Schedule

The SEC has released the schedule for Week 1 of the 2020-21 college football season. This announcement is big as a majority of the conferences in the country have either canceled or postponed their seasons due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The SEC continues to be optimistic that the season will go on as planned. Week 1 of the SEC season…