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BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary &lsquo…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and…

Alabama DCNR
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others at Oak Mountain State Park on April 15, 2021, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into needed park improvements. The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be…

Lake News
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…

Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

11/2/2020 8:26:00 AM
Center for Biological Diversity
In response to a petition and 2016 lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to protect the Canoe Creek clubshell under the Endangered Species ...

10/22/2020 6:30:00 PM
Anniston Star
Guitarist Miguel Comas is driven to flights of prog-rock fancy, taking the title track of “Technicolor” into Pink Floyd’s lunar lander for its last two, soaring minutes across a trippy ...

10/20/2020 5:14:00 AM
No other part of the Marina was damaged. The Little Bridge Marina is located on the Coosa River, near the Southside Bridge. Units from Rainbow City Fire, Whorton Bend Fire, Southside Fire and A ...

10/20/2020 5:12:00 AM
No other part of the Marina was damaged. The Little Bridge Marina is located on the Coosa River, near the Southside Bridge. Units from Rainbow City Fire, Whorton Bend Fire, Southside Fire and A ...

10/15/2020 12:03:00 PM
Bham Now
Kellypalooza, benefiting the Coosa Riverkeeper, is Saturday, October 24 near Birmingham. Tickets on sale now. Kelly Williams (in the middle) with her Goddaughters Kelly andKatie Jones. Photo courtesy ...

10/10/2020 3:30:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
Severo Avila, my colleague across the newsroom here at the RN-T, has already lamented the loss of events from the fall calendar due to COVID-19. Thank goodness one of my ...

10/10/2020 3:30:00 AM
Cherokee Tribune
Severo Avila, my colleague across the newsroom here at the RN-T has already lamented the loss of events from the fall calendar due to COVID-19. Thank goodness one of my ...

10/7/2020 5:51:00 PM
The Georgia Water Coalition paused from its efforts to promote clean waters to celebrate what it called, “extraordinary efforts have led to cleaner rivers, stronger communities and a more sustainable ...

10/6/2020 8:15:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
A vocal group of Georgia farmers who fought against proposals from agri-business lobbyists to push through legislation they felt would increase pollution and harm smaller farms is among the 2020 ...

9/30/2020 9:53:00 AM on
The Ark restaurant in Riverside has been a favorite of NASCAR drivers and fans for decades; now it's featured in a new Netflix movie.

9/30/2020 9:53:00 AM on
The Ark restaurant in Riverside has been a favorite of NASCAR drivers and fans for decades; now it's featured in a new Netflix movie.

9/30/2020 5:21:00 AM
“It’s really cool.” Located on U.S. 78 near the Coosa River in the small St. Clair County town of Riverside, The Ark has a reputation for miles around for its crispy fried catfish and ...

9/29/2020 9:38:00 AM
The fish is found in the Coosa River watershed in northern Alabama, northern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. It also lives in the Conasauga River watershed, above the confluence with the ...

9/29/2020 9:30:00 AM
Center for Biological Diversity
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated just over 175 river miles, including 9,924 acres, as protected critical habitat for the threatened trispot darter in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

9/19/2020 7:35:00 AM
Anniston Star
Sept. 19, 1945, in The Star: The first fall meeting of the Woodstock PTA was held yesterday at the school, with Mrs. W. D. DeBardelaben, president for the 1945-46 term, leading the group.

9/17/2020 12:48:00 PM
Montgomery Advertiser
The tranquil rural atmosphere in south-central Elmore County is attractive to residents, especially those with elementary school-aged children.

9/17/2020 11:42:00 AM
“For example, a short drive will get you in a kayak in Wetumpka to float down the Coosa River. Traveling in a different direction, you can take in a play at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival or ...

Alabama Power
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…

9/14/2020 8:00:00 AM
The Business Journals
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9/10/2020 1:08:00 PM
Greenpeace UK
Formerly a common species, it’s not been seen since 1989. The Rotund rocksnail was once found in the Coosa River in Alabama. It’s not been seen since the river was transformed by seven dams and ...

9/7/2020 4:56:00 PM
Anniston Star
Smoke from numerous barbecue grills swirled in the warm September breeze adding a carnival-like atmosphere as revelers in the park that’s located across the dam from Ohatchee marked the symbolic ...

9/7/2020 2:00:00 PM
We met up with Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission Chairman Marilee Tankersely and headed out to the Wetumpka Impact Crater on this week’s episode of Hiking with Hailey.

9/7/2020 9:20:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
A proposed maximum daily concentrations for water pollutants in local bodies of water was approved by the Rome Water and Sewer committee and will go before the city commission in ...

9/5/2020 10:03:00 AM
Bham Now
Gulf State Park Pier. Photo by Billy Pope courtesy of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources When history looks back at the pandemic and ...

9/4/2020 12:45:00 PM
Cherokee Tribune
A stroll down East Main Street in Canton reveals a beautiful small town brimming with historic buildings, a plethora of outstanding restaurants, and lovely shops to browse.

9/3/2020 4:14:00 PM
Alabama Public Radio
Authorities say they’ve located the body of a University of Alabama student who has been missing since a boating accident on ...

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