• January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention

    During January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) wants to remind Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90 percent preventable. With improved education, access to gynecologic care, and most importantly – vaccination, cervical cancer can join other eradicated diseases of the past. When found early, cervical cancer is highly treatable

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  • Research shows likelihood of county participation ahead of 2020 Census

    Research shows likelihood of county participation ahead of 2020 Census

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Research released today by The Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee reveals early indications of both county likelihood in filling out Census forms, as well as top motivating factors influencing participation. The research — which surveyed participants from all of Alabama’s 67 counties — was commissioned by Alabama Counts! and conducted by Birmingham-based New

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  • Local: Things to know going into the weekend

    Local: Things to know going into the weekend

    Weekend Weather: Strong storms and tornados are forecasted for Saturday. Stay weather aware and keep supplies handy. The Tattoo Frontier Community Convention was set to take the stage for a tattooing expo this weekend. The event was postponed 24 hours in advance. The expo has been rescheduled for the weekend of June 26. Keep Phenix

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  • East Alabama Chamber Saturday Cleanup this weekend

    East Alabama Chamber Saturday Cleanup this weekend

    Come help the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce put a little clean on the community. Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of each month at a different part of town each week. This week volunteers will be staring at the base of 14th Street next to the Courtyard Marriott and working their way around the

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  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ‘NO MISSILE HIT THE PLANE’Iran denies Western allegations a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran was brought down by an Iranian missile and calls on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash.

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  • Give the gift of blood this month

    Give the gift of blood this month

    January is National Blood Donor Month. Why not make becoming a regular blood donor a New Year’s resolution, if you are able? And if you are a football fan, if you donate before January 20, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to Superbowl LIV.  This is a tough time

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