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Alabama Guard to conduct vaccinations in 24 rural counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state says Alabama National Guard troops will begin work later this month administering doses in at least 24 rural counties. The Guard has two 55-member mobile vaccination teams that can provide 8,000 doses a week in all. A statement from the governor’s office says members will work with public health and local officials to determine…

Georgia Paying Teachers Extra $3,000 a Year to Teach in Rural, Low Performing Schools

Some Georgia teachers who agree to work in certain rural or low performing schools could get an extra $3,000 a year for five years under a bill advancing in the state House. The House Education Committee on Thursday approved House Bill 32. Up to 1,000 teachers would get a tax credit for agreeing to work in targeted districts. If teachers…

Nearly Half Million Dollars Grant to Macon Co. Schools

Some good news for Macon County Schools: The school system was just awarded a $469,000 grant that will help enhance its virtual learning. Remote learning: a challenge schools, students and families nationwide have had to adjust to as the new norm. But now, thanks to a USDA grant, things just got a bit savvier for Macon County: “…because we are…

Breaking Barriers Summit Seeks to Increase HIV and HEP C Awareness

Raising awareness for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C in Alabama was front and center in Prattville.   The non-profit, Medical Advocacy And Outreach sponsored their 2nd annual Breaking Barriers Summit at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. The purpose of the two day summit is to increase knowledge of HIV and Hep C through care and prevention…