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Lodging taxes in DeKalb County are a huge influence on the tourism industry

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – As people travel over the summer, many occupy a hotel, a cabin or even a campground. Each time a lodging tax is added. 197 more words

Northeast Alabama

Geraldine City Council is bringing a new waste water treatment plant to the city

GERALDINE, Ala. – Back in 2015,  the Geraldine City Council collected the money they thought they needed for a sewer system.

“When we did the bid, it turned out to be a much bigger expense than we expected,” says Mayor Chuck Ables. 220 more words

Northeast Alabama

Event to benefit Albertville City Schools Blessings in a Backpack program set for Tuesday

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — There’s an event coming up next week called ‘Lose Your Lunch Money’ and it benefits hundreds of children in Marshall County.

“Blessings in a Backpack is a program designed to feed children who are in need over the weekend,” said Albertville City Schools Community Education Coordinator Rhonda Springfield, “Maybe they have a working parent, they’re in a food deprived home, different circumstances.” 260 more words

Northeast Alabama

Thousands of people came to Guntersville to watch Saturday's test event

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Thousands of people came to watch the Guntersville Lake Hydrofest Test Event over the weekend in Marshall County. For first responders it was more than an event. 232 more words

Northeast Alabama

The city of Woodville is getting its first storm shelter for residents

WOODVILLE, Ala. – “We are very pleased to get this grant from the Alabama Emergency Management.”

The impact of previous storms influenced the need behind the shelter. 160 more words

Northeast Alabama

Jackson County EMA is warning residents to stay safe from potential flooding

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – The key to facing severe weather is a preparedness plan.

When severe weather threatens with possible flooding, it’s important to know the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning. 187 more words

Northeast Alabama

TVA officials are working around the clock to minimize flooding during Tropical Depression Cindy

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. –Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority are working around the clock to monitor the water levels across the Valley to help minimize flooding. They took proactive steps to prepare for Cindy in a multi-state process that started earlier this week. 291 more words

Northeast Alabama