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Purchase of Perry Co. Correctional Center Part of Governor’s Prison Plan

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Governor Ivey’s plan to address the state’s prison problems includes the purchase of an empty prison near Uniontown. Perry County Correctional Center has sat vacant for nearly a decade — but it could soon be the property of the state of Alabama. Purchasing the facility is part of the governor’s $1.3 billion dollar plan to…

Gov. Ivey Orders Flags to be Lowered to Honor Victims of the Attack in Kabul

(AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon) Governor Ivey has ordered that all flags be lowered in honor of the 13 U.S service members, and victims who were killed in the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport Thursday. This is in accordance with the presidential proclamation. Governor Ivey said the following in a statement released on her website. “The state of Alabama joins our…

Governor Ivey Cuts Ribbon on New Pier in Camden

Sunday, Governor Ivey returned to her hometown of Camden where she was given the honor of cutting the ribbon to a new pier at Roland Cooper State Park. Roland Cooper Park is a place for fishing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking and mountain biking in Wilcox County. The park is now welcoming visitors to use its new boat dock. “Camden has and…

Governor Ivey Signs Bill NOT Mandating Alabamians Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, May 24, Governor Ivey signed House Bill 473. The bill is related to Opportunity Zones, and sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett. Governor Ivey, also, signed Senate Bill 267 banning vaccine passports. The governor also issued the following comment in reference to the bill: “Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, both Dr. Harris and I have said that…

State Legislature Passes Pike Road Property Tax Bill 

Pike Road officials say a new high school for the town is needed but won’t be possible without the community’s support for an increased property tax. On Monday, the Alabama Legislature passed Pike Road’s proposed property tax legislation. Money from the tax would go towards the building of a new high school. “The next step is to go out to…

Gov. Ivey Announces All People Age 16 and Up Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that starting Monday, April 5, all Alabamians ages 16+ will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. She made the announcement while attending the Alabama National Guard’s free vaccination clinic in her hometown of Camden. Ivey says the state is on the path forward in recovering from the pandemic. She says she believes the vaccine…

Governor Ivey Reveals Mask Signage for Businesses

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Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Wednesday Storms Across Alabama

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Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Expected Severe Weather Across Alabama

On Tuesday, March 16, Governor Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency for all 67 counties in Alabama. Governor Ivey issued the State of Emergency ahead of potential Severe Weather across the state. The state of emergency goes into effect this Tuesday evening, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. The governor has also issued the following statement in response to her…