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From Governor Kay Ivey: "I am deeply saddened to hear Sergeant Stephen Williams was killed in the line of duty last night. He served the Moody Police Department with distinction and had a long, honorable career in law enforcement. In the end, he died a hero, fulfilling the oath he swore to d…

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Graduation Times Revised to Adhere to City-Wide CurfewGraduation ceremonies for Birmingham City Schools’ High Schools will still take place this week. In light of the recent ordinance from Mayor Woodfin and the City of Birmingham concerning a 7:00PM city-wide curfew, we have adjusted the tim…

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In addition to implementing prevention measures and social distancing strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reminds the citizens of Alabama to prevent illnesses caused by the bite of ticks and mosquitoes.

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In-Person Traditional Graduation Ceremonies Will Take Place Inside Legion Field with Social Distancing GuidelinesThe proposed in-person graduation plans for Birmingham City Schools to be held at Legion Field Stadium on June 2-5, 2020 were approved by the Birmingham Park and Recreations Board…

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 17-23, 2020. The first EMS Week was designated by proclamation in November 1974, by President Gerald Ford. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians has partnered with the American College of Emergency Physicians to lead E…

The Alabama State Department of Education is pleased to partner with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and XQ Institute in support of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour, commercial-free primetime graduation special to be broadcast Saturday.

Freshwater Land Trust and partners were recently awarded a $500,000 project grant over three years from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Trash-Free Waters program. Freshwater Land Trust is one of seventeen recipients and one of three recipients located in Alabama. The major goals of the…

Alabama health care providers and emergency responders on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic now have a free service that will decontaminate previously worn N95 respirator face masks so the masks can be safely reused. N95 masks, which help prevent health care workers’ exposure to pathoge…

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order will be amended by opening other facilities across the state. While the amended order does open gyms and other athletic facilities to 50% capacity, the order does not open schools. Per Dr. Er…

Getting Alabama Back to Work with Additional Safety MeasuresAlabama Goodwill is safely reopening all nine retail thrift stores, five attended donation centers and resuming career services to start rebuilding our community and “Get Alabama Back to Work!”Alabama Goodwill provides vital communi…

AASB Executive Director Sally Smith sits down with State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey to discuss COVID-19-related school closures and what's on the horizon for safely getting students back to school this fall.

Dr. Rachael Lee with UAB's Division of Infectious Diseases explains how to wear a face mask safely.

Seniors Encouraged to Complete the FAFSA to Secure money for CollegeHigh school seniors and college students will be encouraged to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during Cash for College Week, May 4-8.“Many families’ financial circumstances have changed over t…

The Jefferson County Commission is reopening the Courthouse and satellite locations to the public on May 1. People are encouraged to still do business online whenever possible. On reopening on May 1, 2020, the Jefferson County Courthouse and its satellite locations will operate as follows, a…

To celebrate the life and legacy of the Sweetest Voice this Side of Heaven, WATV (V949) will broadcast Erskine Faush, Sr.’s funeral live on Thursday, April 30 from 12-2 pm on-air, online and on their mobile app V94.9FM available in Google Play or Apple Stores.

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