25 Cases of Zika In Alabama

Official reports are saying 25 cases of the Zika virus have been found in Alabama. These cases have been reported across 16 different AL counties. All cases received the virus outside US borders, but the possibility of the disease finding its way to Alabama mosquitos is all too real.

Tuesday morning State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said, “We have been working with a variety of partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the medical community, to identify individuals who need to be tested for the Zika virus and with those who have tested positive. Additional precautions are needed for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Public health environmentalists have been helping communities reduce mosquito breeding grounds around their homes and communities.”

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/16_counties_have_zika_cases_in.html#incart_2box

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Lottery Battle Continues, Lawmakers Produce “Several Rival Proposals”

The conversation between Gov. Bentley and lawmakers on an Alabama lottery continues. There are several in favor of and against the proposed plans from the Governor.

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“Lottery bills get first test in Alabama Legislature”

The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is meeting Tuesday morning for public hearings on five different lottery bills. The committee could vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon.

-Associated Press

What do you think should be done?
Fund Medicaid through a lottery, or stay true to our history?

7A State Champ McGill-Toolen ranked 21st in the Nation

The Maxpreps Top 25 composite poll this week ranks 7A State Champion McGill-Toolen as the 21st best high school football team in the nation. The poll is an averaged compilation of other rankings, such as, MaxPreps Xcellent, PrepNation, USA Today, MaxPreps Computer and High School Football America.

http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/2460874602886238949/defending-7a-champ-mcgill-toolen-ranked-no-21-nationally-in-maxpreps-composite-top-25/

Do you think McGill-Toolen can repeat their dominant 13-1 season this fall?

Birmingham Supply Drive to be Held for Louisiana Flooding Victims

Let’s help out our Louisiana neighbors who’ve been devastated by the recent floods.  Bring bottled water and canned goods to Boutwell Auditorium this Wednesday through Saturday, August 17-20th from 8am-5pm. You can also text LAFLOODS to 90999 a $10 donation will go the American Red Cross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.

Source: Preaux Motion Video and Photo

http://www.wtvm.com/story/32760984/birmingham-to-kick-off-supply-drive-for-louisiana-flooding-victims

Two Birmingham Actresses to Perform at New York’s 54 Below

 

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Gorrie and Lamb performed together 12 years ago at Red Mountain Theater and have been friends ever since.  They will perform together again, Tuesday, August 16th in a show called ‘Carded’ at the NY’s 54 Below Theater,. Get Tickets at www.54below.com or 646-476-3551. http://alabamanewscenter.com/2016/08/15/two-birmingham-actresses-making-debut-acclaimed-new-york-cabaret/