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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —

January 18, 2022:

The Madison County Commission will present its redistricting draft on January 19.

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January 14, 2022:

Two grocery giveaways are happening on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is giving away 300 food boxes containing fresh and non-perishable foods. This drive-thru giveaway begins at 8:00 a.m. at the church at 315 Winchester Rd. NE in Huntsville and will last until supplies are gone. Please stay in your car for this socially-distanced event.

OneGenAway hosts the first grocery giveaway of the year in the Athens-Limestone County area at Tanner High School at 12060 Sommers Rd, Athens. Volunteers to arrive at 7:30 AM, drive-thru distribution starts at approximately 9:00 AM and ends at 10:30 AM while supplies last. OneGenAway does not ask questions or have requirements for people who can receive food. 

Huntsville Art Tour of Homes is coming up!

The tour kicks off on Saturday, January 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it is a *masked* event. Five local homeowners will open their place to the public.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance online.

You'll have to pay cash or pay through 'Ticketspice' the day of. Another tour will be in August and it will be the first year Arts Huntsville will host two tours.

January 12, 2022:

Friday, January 14 is the deadline to make you nomination for Lawrence County's Citizen of the Year. Click here to learn more.

January 11, 2022:

The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is hosting a STEM Leadership Academy for students in grades 7-9. Click here for more information.

January 9, 2022:

Communities can learn about a hands-on, proven approach to revitalize downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts during one of three workshops next month.  Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization and state coordinating program of Main Street America, will explain the different tiers of membership including the application process of becoming a state-designated community and nationally accredited Main Street program in Decatur on January 13. All workshops are 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and registration is required through Main Street Alabama’s website, www.mainstreetalabama.org.

January 7, 2022:

Goodbye, Betty White. The TV legend passed away on December 31 at the age of 99. MeTV remembers Betty White on Sunday, January 9,  with a two-hour block of shows featuring some of her most iconic characters and appearances. The memories start at 1:00 p.m.

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Free food giveaway by One Generation Away and Limestone County Churches Involved on Jan. 15 at Tanner High School from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. while supplies last. Please remain in your car and have your trunk open and a space ready for your groceries. One cart per car. Distribution includes fresh and shelf-stable food.

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Seniors in need of fresh fruits and veggies, this is for you. 

The Alabama Farmers Market Authority opened the 2022 SFMNP application process on Friday, January 7, giving seniors who qualify for the program an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for local farmers markets with a voucher. 

The SFMNP application is available on the Alabama Farmers Market Authority website, however, NARCOG assists local seniors who are 60 and older apply by telephone by calling 256-355-4515 or 1-800-AGE-LINE. 

Through SFMNP, eligible seniors receive a booklet containing five vouchers with a value of $30 that can be used at farmers markets throughout the state. Fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and locally harvested honey can be purchased with the vouchers. 

Last year, NARCOG helped 1,381 seniors in the Region receive SFMNP vouchers. 

2022 SFMNP Age and Income Criteria 

  • Must be 60 and older on the date of the application, and 

Gross household income must not exceed:

  • $1,772.00 monthly for a household of 1
  • $2,396.00 monthly for a household of 2
  • $3,020.00 monthly for a household of 3
  • $3,645.00 monthly for a household of 4
  • $4,269.00 monthly for a household of 5 
  • $4,892.00 monthly for a household of 6 

January 5, 2022:

The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't already have them.

January 4, 2022:

With the spring semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a registration event Saturday, January 8, 2022, on the Shoals Campus.

Saturday (1/8) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., NW-SCC will help new and current students apply and register for the spring semester. The Saturday registration event will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process with admission to NW-SCC, course advising, financial aid, placement testing (for those who arrive by 12:30 p.m.), and with payments through the cashier’s office. 

On the Shoals Campus, the registration event will take place in the Victor P. Poole Administration Building (building 100) with the exception of placement testing (held in building 127).  

To pre-register for the event please visit https://sforce.co/3eRqLDu to select the appointment time. 

For those who have not yet applied for admission to NW-SCC, they can apply online at nwscc.edu. Students who have not already applied for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately. The FAFSA can be submitted online at studentaid.gov, and the NW-SCC school code is 005697. 

Spring semester classes begin January 13. For more information about the registration event, please contact NW-SCC Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Carl Collins, at carl.collins@nwscc.edu or visit nwscc.edu

December 30, 2021:

A free COVID testing event is being held in Athens on January 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hometown Grocery Parking Lot located at 608 South Jefferson Street. No insurance is needed. You can expect test results within 48 hours.

December 26, 2021:

Join KPANA in celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa this year. Day one, Umoja, was celebrated on December 26 at Bridge Street Town Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day two, Kujichagulla, or self-determination, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day three, Ujima, or collective work and responsibility, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 28 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day four, Ujamaa, or cooperative economics, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 29 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day five, Nia, or purpose, will be held at the Richard Showers Center, located at 4600 Blue Spring Road, on December 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day six, Kuumba, or creativity, will be held virtually on Facebook on December 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Day seven, Imani, or faith, will be held at Zenzele Consignment, located at 2205-F University Drive Northwest, on January 1.

For more information, visit the group's Facebook page.

December 20, 2021:

  • Holiday meal from Salvation Army: Tuesday, December 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at their shelter at 305 Seminole Dr. in Huntsville.
  • Holiday food boxes from Limestone County Churches Involved: Food box distribution continues this week on its regular schedule at 201 N Jefferson St. in Athens:
    Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tue.
  • Meal bags will be distributed by Downtown Rescue Mission on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 17, 2021:

The INTUITIVE Planetarium at the U.S Space & Rocket Center is holding four shows of “The Star of Bethlehem,” this Saturday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Dec. 21.  

Experience the wonders of the season as we explore the Star of Bethlehem in an astronomical context. This balance of science and religion explores theories on what celestial phenomenon may have led the Magi to the Nativity more than 2,000 years ago.  

Saturday and Sunday shows are at 4 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday evening shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, and $10 for Rocket Center members. For more information, visit rocketcenter.com.   

Toy Drive for tornado victims:

Credit: DeKalb County EMA
DeKalb County EMA Toy Drive

December 16, 2021:

Huntsville City Council Meeting:

December 15, 2021:

The City of Madison would like to inform residents that the intersection of Royal Drive and Sullivan Street will be closed to traffic starting at 7am through 12pm Thursday, December 16th. North-South Traffic movement will continue on Sullivan Street, however, residents will need to use Dublin Drive in order to gain access to Royal Drive. Turning movements from Sullivan Street onto Royal Drive will not be allowed. The closure will allow for asphalt paving to be installed across Royal Drive as part of the Sullivan Widening Project. They ask motorists to be aware of this roadwork and use Dublin Drive to gain access to Royal Drive.  

December 14, 2021:

Rosie's International Services, Inc. is holding its ninth annual 'Lighting of the Soldiers Tree' at the Huntsville Public Library - Downtown from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 18.

Masks will be required. There will be refreshments, activities for kids, and Christmas Caroling.

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The Food Bank of North Alabama is holding a free food distribution event on Wednesday, December 15, at the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitor's Center parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The drive-thru pantry will offer food assistance to those in need this holiday season.

December 13, 2021:

The American Red Cross is seeking both blood and monetary donations after storms and tornadoes devastated many parts of the Central US. Click here to find out how to give back.

December 9, 2021:

UPDATE: The Rocket City Marathon has been canceled due to earlier severe weather.

If you're heading to downtown Huntsville this Saturday, be prepared to see runners...lots of them. The Rocket City Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. and winds through downtown Huntsville, out to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and back. 

Roads affected:

Credit: Rocket City Marathon
Roads affected by the Rocket City Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 11. Areas include downtown Huntsville and the U.S. Space and Rocker Center.

December 7, 2021:

Refuge Church, Huntsville City Schools and One Gen Away are partnering up to distribute 40,000 pounds of free groceries at Milton Frank Stadium on December 18. This is a new date.

Distribution will be first-come-first-served and begin at 9 a.m. Each vehicle will be able to receive one grocery cart of food. 

November 29, 2021: 

Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment is holding its 'Yule Y'all: Christmas Market and Spirit Sampling' on December 4, 2021.

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This outdoor market includes maker art, holiday creations, food, and music – all with a spirited chaser. Enjoy a luxurious winter stroll throughout the grounds and freshly decked halls. Samplings of local spirits will be available on-site while supplies last, and at 5PM the fabled water tower will be lit to signify a bright and shiny stance for the season. Krampus awaits your visit!"

November 25, 2021:

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tennessee Valley for the 2021 Sleigh Bell Run on December 4, 2021 at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard. Registration is open now.

November 19, 2021:

On Saturday, November 20th, Hazel Green High School will be hosting a community outreach event. Former Trojan basketball stand-out Kira Lewis Jr.’s “We Aim Higher” foundation will be distributing 100 turkeys, hams, and hens to the public. The event will start at 8 A.M., and last until all the items are distributed. Unfortunately, due to his schedule demand, Kira Lewis Jr. will not attend the event. His immediate family members will be distributing the items on behalf of Lewis and his foundation.

Lewis played basketball for Hazel Green High School for three years. As a junior, he averaged 28.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.9 steals per game and led his team to the Alabama Class 6A semifinals. Lewis earned first-team All-State honors for his second consecutive season, was a finalist for Alabama Mr. Basketball, and was named Huntsville Region Player of the Year and Alabama Class 6A Player of the Year. Lewis graduated early from Hazel Green High School and played his college career with the University of Alabama. After two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Kira Lewis declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and was a First Round pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Unfortunately, due to his schedule demand, Kira Lewis Jr. will not attend the event. His immediate family members will be distributing the items on behalf of Lewis and his foundation.

November 18, 2021:

Get involved with Free2Teach on the organization's website.

Join WZYP for their annual Bikes or Bust bicycle collection drive. WZYP's Mojo will be living on the roof of Toyota Field until Monday, November 22. New bicycles and monetary donations are being accepted and there's a drive-thru for people who don't want to leave their cars. Click here for more details.

November 17, 2021:

Join Mayor Tommy Battle and the City’s Operation Green Team from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 20, for the 2021 Mayor’s Tree Planting Day. The public is invited to attend and take part in this family-friendly event.

Green Team representatives will be giving out seedling trees for the public to take home and plant, while supplies last. Those helping will also receive free litter cleanup supplies, coffee, popcorn and doughnuts.

For more information, contact Green Team at 256-532-5326.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers for its Red Kettle program. Call 256-536-5576 for more information.

November 16, 2021:

Want to reserve a spot at the newly renovated Lake Guntersville Chalets? Click here.

Limestone County Redistricting map here.

November 14, 2021:

Whataburger is holding its grand opening for its South Huntsville location on Monday, November 22.

November 13, 2021:

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many people are already thinking about their favorite seasonal dishes. To help promote a healthier holiday season, the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital are partnering up for the seventh annual “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge.

The six-week weight maintenance program kicks off Monday, Nov. 15, as part of the City’s Healthy Huntsville initiative to help educate citizens on wellness and good physical health.

November 12, 2021:

Free Shopping Day is this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Monrovia Church of Christ. Anyone who needs clothes can get them for free.

Have food to share with those in need? Help Stuff the Truck for Limestone County Churches Involved on Saturday, Nov, 13.

November 11, 2021:

Free Shopping Day is this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Monrovia Church of Christ. Anyone who needs clothes can get them for free.

The M*A*S*H* series finale airs on MeTV starting at 6:00 p.m. This three-hour special features interviews with the cast and creative team of the iconic show.

November 9, 2021:

KTech Workforce Training Program

November 8, 2021:

The Alabama Department of Transportation is set to restripe both the northbound and southbound Hudson Memorial Bridge on U.S. 31 over the Tennessee River in Decatur on November 9, weather permitting.

The roadwork is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ALDOT advises drivers to be prepared to slow down, merge and expect possible delays.

November 4, 2021:

What were you up to as a teenager? This 17-year-old in Madison is already running his own business: Peaceful Pastries and Sweets

Josh Wortham started selling pastries to raise money for Peacebuilders Camp when he was 10. Now, it's snowballed into a fully-fledged business.

Josh decorates cookies for every occasion and his family loves helping out!

October 27, 2021:

ADPH COVID Dashboard

October 24, 2021:

Toyota Boshoku Aki USA is holding a job fair in Athens from 1 to 6 p.m. on November 3. TBAKI is looking to hire entry-level team member operators with pay starting from $17 per hour to $20 per hour. TBAKI asks that you bring your resume and a mask to the event as onsite interviews will be held.

October 22, 2021:

The Alabama NAACP is giving away two $3,500 scholarships. Graduating Alabama high school seniors can apply through Alabama NAACP's website. Applications are open until January 10, 2022.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office and Huntsville Police Department have both been nominated for a $5,000 K-9 unit grant. Winners of the grant will be chosen through an online vote. Voting is being held on Aftermath Cares' website.

Newscasts on Oct. 20, 2021:

Lawrence County AL Flu Shot Clinic: On October 28th, from 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m, you can get your flu shot at the Lawrence County Health Department in Moulton.

If you have insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare the shot is free.

If you don't then the fee is only five bucks.

Newscasts on Oct. 19, 2021:

Join Sports Director Mo Carter for Huntsville Heart Walk 2022.

The Huntsville Heart Walk returns as an in-person and virtual event, and people will be able to participate in the walk at full capacity. 

This event helps raise money for the American Heart Association

Walkers are encouraged to fundraise, but there is no requirement or registration fee, although personal donations are accepted.

Promoting healthy habits is in the fabric of the association. Hosting this walk further proves this.

Stephanie Cline, Heartwalk Director, says, "We just want people to know how easy it is to get out, to move, to get going. Even if it's just playing soccer with their kids, throwing the football, throwing baseballs. We just want people to get out and get moving because we know that as you move - your physical activity just kind of increases your heart health."

Click here for more information.


Newscasts on Oct. 15, 2021:

Alabama College Application Week, Oct. 18-22

Admission application fees are waived for Alabama students at selected in-state and out-of-state schools.

Click here for a list of participating colleges and universities.


Get rid of sensitive documents, old electronics, unwanted medication, and clothing and household items at the Athens Shred Day at Athens State University.

Credit: City of Athens AL
Get rid of sensitive documents, old electronics, unwanted medication, and clothing and household items.


Newscasts on Oct. 12, 2021:

All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood: Funds from tonight's All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood support helpingahero.org.

Madison/Madison County Flu Shot Clinic:

The City of Madison and the Madison County Health Department are sponsoring a FREE flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 13th from 9am-2pm in the Council Chambers of the Madison Municipal Building located at 100 Hughes Road.

Flu shots are open to all ages. Please bring your Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Advantage Cards.

Marshall County Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

Marshall County Health Department is having a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, Wednesday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The clinic will be held on the grounds of the Marshall Technical School located at 12312 US Highway 431, Guntersville, AL. The vaccine is available for 6 months and older. $5 per shot and no charge for those with BCBS, Medicare or Medicaid, however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Participants are encouraged to wear a short-sleeved shirt that will provide easy access to the upper arm. 

Newscasts on Oct. 11, 2021:

Athens Saturday Market Annual Fall Market:

October 16, 2021, 8:0 a.m. to noon, 409 Green Street in Athens. This Saturday market will include a special fall craft for kids and trick-or-treating at vendor booths besides products from local growers and crafters.

Newscasts on Oct. 5, 2021:

The Alabama Department of Transportation is seeking public input on how to improve several intersections along the South Memorial Parkway corridor. Comments must be submitted by November 1.

Newscasts on Oct. 2, 2021:

Eli's Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation Athens Charity Car Show on October 9. 

Newscasts on Oct. 1, 2021:

If you’re looking for a job, GE Appliances in Decatur is looking for you!

The company will host a job fair this Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

GE Appliances is hiring second and third shift-production operators. Guests will not be required to bring anything but should be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Those who are hired can earn up to $18.50 an hour with immediate benefits.

The event will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton located at 1101 6th Avenue.

Newscasts on National Coffee Day: 

Did you notice longer lines at your favorite coffee shop? Today is National Coffee Day. 

Dunkin Donuts gave out free hot or iced coffees with every purchase to DD Perk members. 

COO of Southern Food Service, Richard Bruce said they are excited to serve the their customers, but they do need a little help. Most Dunkin' Donuts across the Tennessee Valley are short staffed and actively looking for employees.

 "If you're looking for a job and you want to be the next Dunkin All Star, go by and see us on www.thesouthernfoods.com," Bruce said. "You can apply there, you can apply in person at any of our ten locations. I promise you, you would love to work for us and we'd love to have you work for us as well." 

Newscasts on September 22:

ADECA Internet Availability Survey.

"ADECA is exploring ways to improve internet service. This survey and speed test are designed to gather data about the availability and speed of internet service, including to identify locations that lack such service. If you do not have any internet service available at your home or business, please pick reporting type option A, complete the address information, and click submit. (You may also call (334) 353-4589 to complete the survey by phone.) If you do receive internet service, please pick reporting type option B, complete the address information, respond to the questions in the brief survey, conduct the speed test, and click submit. Thank you for your participation! Your address will not be made public. This information will be used solely for the State's planning efforts."

Vote for this year's theme for Christmas in Limestone County.

Newscasts on September 21:

Get involved with Girls, Inc. of Huntsville

Newscasts on September 20:

Madison County Flu Shot Registration Form.

Newscasts on September 17:

Dancing for Diversity

Come dance the night away with us! This event promotes dance as a great form of exercise, as well as a way to experience a diverse lineup of instructors and types of dance.

This is a free, family-friendly Healthy Huntsville event located at S.R. Butler Green (the greenspace at Campus No. 805.)

Enjoy Zumba for Kids, Werq, Line Dance, Bollywood, Bachata and more!

Free Glass Collecting

The upcoming collection event (9/18) will have very similar guidelines as the first, with a few additions. You can bring your household glass in anything from totes to old boxes or used grocery bags.

Event Time: 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Below is a list of everything that will be accepted.

-Wine, liquor, juice, and beer bottles of any size or shape. Please remove and recycle lids and closures (when possible)

-Jars of any kind (jelly, pickles, pasta sauce, olives, candles, etc.) Please remove and recycle lids/closures and preferably labels

-Essential oil or perfume and similar bottles

-Broken or chipped containers from those listed above

Removing lids, closures and labels is a request, not a requirement. Don’t worry about removing labels from everything you’ve been storing, just try to for the containers you use between now and collection.
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Below is a list of everything that will NOT be accepted

We are not able to accept Pyrex (or similar) bakeware, dishware, windows, mirrors, light bulbs, plate glass, or any other type of construction or auto glass. We are also no able to recycling ceramics of any kind.

Newscasts on September 16:

Limestone County drive-thru COVID testing:

Click here for the sign-up form

Newscasts on September 13:

Pizza Hut hiring in North Alabama.

Newscasts on September 10:

Huntsville Museum of Art 9/11 Photo Exhibit

The new exhibit is called "9/11 and Beyond: Photographs from the Associated Press". It includes fifty photos showing how 9/11 has impacted every part of the country. The raw, authentic emotions of the country are represented all over the exhibit. 

Tennessee Riverkeeper will be hosting a cleanup on Dry Branch Creek on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9am to 1pm. Meet at the Corner of Davis Street NW and Washington Street NW in Decatur, Alabama

Please register here: https://forms.gle/mLRe5xwkPGeytJzL6

Newscasts on September 8:

Movies in the Park:

"Movies in the Park returns for Fall Fridays hosted at Constitution Hall Park! Each night will have themed entertainment and food vendors prior to the movie showing. This Friday enjoy GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY."

Looking for a link that was mentioned in one of our newscasts? Look no further:

Newscasts on August 27:

RedCross.org

Newscasts on August 25:

Athens Mayor's Youth Commission

Newscasts on August 24:

ADPH COVID vaccine locater.

Newscasts on August 23:

Huntsville Restaurant and Hospitality Career Fair coming August 24.

Bridge Street Town Center is hiring employees for its October opening.

Newscasts on August 20:

Huntsville City Schools is hiring

Newscasts on August 18:

The Athens-Limestone County Public Library is temporarily closed through Saturday, August 21, due to a COVID exposure.

The Madison Police Department is holding a free self-defense course for women ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Newscasts on August 12:

Central North Alabama Health Services, Inc., HAPPI Health and Thrive Alabama are partnering to give away 288 backpacks which are filled with school supplies at their Community Fun and Wellness Festival. The free event will be hosted at the Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center on Saturday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newscasts on August 11:

McDonald's Greater Tennessee Valley Operators Association is giving 10% of its a la carte fry sales from August 16 to August 20 towards providing local teachers with school supplies.

Newscasts on August 10:

NASA is recruiting for a year-long Mars mission simulation.

Newscasts on August 9:

Wallace State Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 19. Click here to pre-register for the event. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Yelda Management Company partnered with Huntsville Hospital to host a vaccine clinic. The first dose will be administered on August 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the second dose will be administered on September 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a valid form of ID.

Newscasts on July 29:

Registration for CNI Solutions' free hairstyling event.

RELATED: Risk of heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps increase as temperature rises

Newscasts on July 28:

The Decatur Police Department is also looking to hire part-time crossing guards for the upcoming school year. Interested individuals must have either a high school diploma or a GED certificate. For more information or to find an application, visit the city of Decatur's website.

City of Madison road work: The City of Madison would like to inform residents that the intersection of Royal Drive and Sullivan Street will be closed to traffic starting 7:00am through 6:00pm on Thursday, July 29th. North-South Traffic movement will continue on Sullivan Street, however residents will need to use Dublin Drive in order to gain access to Royal Drive. Turning movements from Sullivan Street onto Royal Drive will not be allowed. The closure will allow storm pipe to be installed across Royal Drive as part of the Sullivan Widening Project. We ask motorists to be aware of this roadwork and use Dublin Drive to gain access to Royal Drive.


Newscasts on July 27:

Nurse Recruitment: CullmanRegional.com

RELATED: Cullman Regional holding hiring event for nurses, nursing students

Athens roadwork:
Contractor plans to close lanes on U.S. 31 and Hobbs Street starting Wednesday, July 28, for the Midtown Centre access improvements. Lane closures will occur off and on over the next two weeks as the contractor makes improvements to the at the U.S. 31/Hobbs Street intersection. - from City of Athens

Madison County roadwork:

Madison County District Four crews will be replacing 2 cross drains under the road near the addresses of 4296 and 4346 Elkwood Section Road in between Old Railroad Bed Road and Wall Triana Highway, in the northern portion of Madison County. 

Repairs will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, July 28.  Work should be completed by 4:00pm, weather permitting.

Traffic will limited in this area of Elkwood Section Road most of the day on Wednesday.  Lane closures will occur at various times throughout the day.

 Drivers are urged to use an alternate route, if possible and to use extreme caution while workers are in the area. - from Madison County 

Newscasts on July 26:

Riverfest BBQ and Music Fest is coming to Decatur in August. The event is set to take place on August 27 and August 28 at Ingalls Harbor. Tickets cost $10 per person.

The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education announced that it will require students to wear a mask while indoors at school.

RELATED: Huntsville City Schools to require people older than 2 two wear masks

Alabama state law prevents employers from requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but the law leaves a gray area when it comes to masking.

RELATED: Can the government mandate that you get the COVID vaccine?

One Decatur teacher has been busy preparing her classroom for her very first year teaching full-time.

RELATED: Decatur kindergarten teacher looking forward to first year as full-time teacher after a year in the pandemic

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