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COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama

From the Alabama Department of Public Health: Governor Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health have announced that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan. “We have been concerned…

Nearly $5 Million in State Funding Awarded to Local Areas for Road, Bridge Projects

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that $4.93 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. The funding is made available through the Annual Grant Program, a program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act, overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature and signed…

MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…

Governor Ivey Issues Statement in Support for Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

Following President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States, Governor Ivey issued the following statement of support: “I commend President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett will be focused on interpreting the law, being an arbiter and not…

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 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…

Gov. Ivey Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Honoring Congressman Lewis

Governor Ivey is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff this weekend to honor the life of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise on Saturday, July 25 to sunrise on Monday, July 27. Starting Saturday, a six-day Celebration of Life ceremonies will begin in Troy, with stops that include Selma and Montgomery. Rep. Lewis…

Governor Ivey Proclaims July 22 as “Sweet Grown Alabama Day”

IMG_3152 IMG_3120 IMG_3128 IMG_3134 IMG_3138 IMG_3137 IMG_3139 IMG_3158 Sweet Grown Alabama Day was celebrated Wednesday at the State Capitol with a special farmers market. Governor Kay Ivey also issued a proclamation that declared July 22, 2020, Sweet Grown Alabama Day. Alabama’s farmers have a significant impact on Alabama with over 580,000 Alabamians working in agriculture and related industries. Nearly 30…

Governor Ivey Announces $100 Million Small Business Grant Program “Revive Alabama”

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to operational interruptions caused by the pandemic and related business closures. “In many ways, our small businesses were hit…

Alabama Coronavirus Outlook Worsening Amid State Reopening

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)- As casinos, churches, and more reopen, Alabama’s coronavirus caseload is worsening. The State’s political leaders and health experts are struggling to make many residents see the continued need for social distancing, crowd limitations, and wearing masks after Gov. Kay Ivey reopened much of the economy. Cases are on the increase, but health officials say it’s impossible to…