A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt is also an important economic driver in our state’s outdoor recreation industry.
The lives of women and newborns are lost every day across the globe and the World Health Organization says 4.3 million lives could be saved a year if health departments would fully invest in training midwives by 2035.
The agency’s goal is to reduce the amount of sun exposure that kids get to prevent cancer development. Hawes says if you take the time to tackle overexposure at a young age, you can possibly prevent skin cancer later on.
On Friday, May 20, around 4:46 p.m. 62-year-old Rory Calhoun’s truck left the road, hitting another vehicle, a pedestrian on a bike and Noble Bank on Main Street in Piedmont, according to Piedmont Police.
Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low of 2.8%, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate.
It’s been six months since demolition began, but Birmingham’s Southtown Court started with 43 housing buildings and so far, they have demolished 29. Officials said it is all in an effort to revamp the area and turn it into housing and shopping.
The City of Birmingham has more money now to assist those needing help making rent and utility payments approving millions of dollars in additional funds for its emergency rental assistance program. The Birmingham City Council approved the allocation of $6.6 million for the ERA with the majority of that money being used to fulfill outstanding approved applications.