Marion City Council will meet at City Hall on Oct. 11 after last night's meeting was canceled and rescheduled.
The cultivation of industrial hemp in Alabama is regulated by a state-run application system. Between October and November, applications for hemp open to current and aspiring hemp growers. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialist shares the basics for growing industrial hemp in 2023.
High-speed internet will be expanded in Dallas and six other Black Belt counties thanks to almost $50 million in loans and grants recently announced by the US Department of Agriculture.
Immunizations, boosters and more will be provided at the upcoming Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
National Newspaper Week begins Oct. 2. While this isn’t the typical holiday that most families celebrate, it does provide a good opportunity to take a moment and recognize all the ways that local newspapers make a difference in communities across America.
When Maulah Halley finds an enormous roach in her Airbnb rental, she checks out and asks for a refund. Airbnb offers to refund her cleaning fees. Can she get her $614 back?
Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. made an announcement via his Facebook page that the county will receive a federal grant to assist with the renovation of the National Guard Armory as a community shelter.
The US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ OVW) awarded to Legal Services Alabama (LSA) one of 33 grants targeting rural victims of domestic and intimate partner violence.
One of the messages the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division wanted to convey last week at the CWD (chronic wasting disease) public meeting in Florence was to thank Alabama hunters for their response during the 202…
A round of Rebuild Alabama grants has been made to support infrastructure projects throughout the 67 counties, said an announcement from Gov. Kay Ivey.
We stood unmoving at the end of the dirt road. I was sure every time that we came here, we were trespassers in some strange and wild world. The primary sound was that of the muddy river slipping over the silt and soapstone down below. The three doors of the Pontiac slamming behind us had clo…
Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr. has announced that a $9.3 million budget has been passed, with a cost of living or COL raise for employees.
If you’ve been hanging around these parts for any length of time, you know I’m no stranger to adding the flavors of pimento cheese to all sorts of stuff. From my Tomato and Pimento Cheese Fritters to my Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites to my Pimiento Cheese Scalloped Potatoes to my Tomato Cobbler …
Uniontown Recreation Center will host free dental care sponsored by the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation on Oct. 8 and 9.
The Black Belt Community Foundation's (BBCF) Throw & Go Football Contest returns to Selma where a drawing for Iron Bowl tickets will be held on Nov. 15.
Those of us who served a long time in the legislature have a lot of stories. I served 16 years from 1982 to 1998 from my home county of Pike. I chose not to run again in 1998. However, I missed the comradery and friendships of other legislators who became lifelong friends.
The Great Alabama 650 Kayak race blasts off Saturday from Weiss Lake in Northeast Alabama, and paddlers should be passing through Selma a few days later.
During October, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, organizations are working to raise awareness about ways to prevent stillbirth and improve birth outcomes.
After LeeAnn Hicks takes a Lyft ride, the company broadsides her with a $150 charge for cigarette burns. But she says she didn't cause the damage. Does she still have to pay?
Rep. Terri Sewell has announced her vote for a legislative package passed by the House of Representatives aimed at reducing violence and fostering community safety.
Today I want to share a word of caution about sugar substitutes: We are consuming record amounts of sugar substitutes, yet rates of obesity continue to mount.
Step inside the Live Well Kitchen for a simple salad recipe that can be used as a side dish or as a main dish. Live Well Alabama’s Mediterranean Salad is full of vegetables and delicious dressing for a light but satisfying course.
Terri Sewell along with representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18), and David Kustoff (TN-08) have introduced a bipartisan bill that will reportedly provide easier services to mental health care.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has drafted a plan to provide $501 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for those affected by hurricanes Sally and Zeta in 2020.
Salvation Army Selma is taking applications for the Annual Angel Tree Program from residents in Choctaw, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, and Wilcox counties.
Many churches near interstate highways have funds set aside for stranded travelers. An area convenience store lets our church maintain an account and honors the vouchers we sometimes give to travelers. But I was surprised last week when an employee called and said they couldn’t help the lady…
Before internet or even telephones, there was usually a place in the community where folks would gather to talk, to trade and just be together.
Households eligible for the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program may be able to receive high speed internet for $30 per month.
Several county health department will offer free screenings for prostate cancer in the next few months, with Perry County to hose one on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The latest report from the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is showing that the unemployment rate "holds steady" at 2.6% in August, though still much lower than this time of the month in 2021 at 3.3%.
Hear Here Alabama is coming to Uniontown on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of a study on hearing loss in rural communities throughout the state.
I just love a pound cake. There’s something magical about the simplicity of a perfectly baked, deliciously flavored pound cake. But I love really simple things like that. My family often jokingly calls me the “Mayor of Vanillatown” because of my love of simple flavors. No offense to the Mayo…
The United States has been suffering through the pandemic, inflation and a spike in violent crime. One of the other major issues that has challenged this country has been the supply chain problems with delivering products across the nation.
Citing statistics from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. reported that third grade students are leading in reading scores compared to others in the Black Belt.