The drought affecting all Alabama counties is forcing Jacksonville city leaders to look for ways to conserve water. Jacksonville leaders have released a plan asking people to voluntarily follow some water conservation guidelines: Residents in northeast and southwest parts of the city are asked to limit non-household use of water to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. and residents in the northwest and southeast parts of the city are asked to limit non-ho
The drought continues to reduce flows in rivers and streams that feed Alabama Power’s lakes. Weather experts predict drought conditions are likely to continue or even get worse. Water levels continue to fall at Weiss, Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes. Alabama Power is closely monitoring conditions on the lakes and will carefully manage water resources.
Since the beginning of the month, more than one-thousand wildfires have destroyed more than 11-thousand acres across the state of Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley held a press conference today at the site of a wildfire in Walker County and stressed the seriousness of the situation. Earlier this month, the Governor signed a Drought Emergency Declaration that included a “No Burn Order,” which prohibits all outdoor burning.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has blocked a new Alabama abortion restriction that banned clinics within 2-thousand feet of a K-8 public school. Thompson said that the location restriction would force the closure of two of the state’s busiest clinics. The judge also issued an injunction against the law that was called the Dismemberment Abortion Prevention Act. Senator Phil Williams was one of the law’s sponsors and says in a facebook post that he was very disappointed i
Gadsden Police are looking for a man who stole an 89-year-old woman’s car behind the Elliott Community Center. The woman said that she got to the center around 11:45 Thursday morning. When she got out of her car, a man asked her for a ride to Glencoe. When the elderly woman said no, the man grabbed for her keys. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, took her keys and drove away in her car. The stolen car is a white, 2008 Buick Lucerne. If you have any information, ple
Alabama Fire Chiefs are trying to win a grant from State Farm to help prevent fire fatalities and injuries. The project would provide fire departments across Alabama with a mobile app to quickly and easily complete the essential parts of the National Fire Incident Reporting System report after every fire call. The additional data collected through the app would help fire fighters better understand the frequency, causes and circumstances most often seen in Alabama fires. The 2
A local hospital is doing its part to give people a chance to fight cancer. Regional Medical Center will be giving free clinical breast examinations on Wednesday November 2ndfrom 8am until 2pm. RMC is giving the exams to promote early detection. Nurse Practitioner, Naomi Wade says it’s important to get regular exams. Registration is required so if you would like to get a free exam call (256)231-8784 or email email@example.com. You must register in advance in order to get a
After months of setbacks one city will soon complete a road project. Weaver officials say that – what was expected to be a two week project - has stretched out for more than three months. Crews have been working to resurface Main Street, Astor Avenue and Alexandria Road. The work also includes sidewalk improvements, bridge repairs, and new street signs. The project began the week of July 5th, but Mayor Wayne Willis says the work should be complete by the end of next week.
The Calhoun County Courthouse took a day to have a little fun and dress up. The Calhoun County Courthouse sets aside a day to cut loose for Halloween, so employees on each floor prepares a skit and dresses up in costume, in hopes of winning the 1st place prize. Circuit Clerk, Kim McCarson says it’s a contest in which the whole building likes to participate. McCarson’s floor came in third today and she says they will be donating their winnings to a little girl who is in need o
A former Freedom Rider talks about efforts to give official designation to Anniston for the events that put the city in the center of the Civil Rights Movement. U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Director of National Park Services, Jonathan Jarvis toured Anniston today. Their visit will help determine whether to add two sites in the city to the national parks list. The officials toured the Greyhound bus station on Gurnee Avenue and the site off Highway 202 where prot