C Spire to invest $1 billion to expand ultra fast broadband in Alabama

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Virtual C Spire press conference on with Governor Kay Ivey. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

C Spire, a privately-owned telecommunications and technology company with offices in Alabama, announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next three years to accelerate the deployment of all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in Alabama and Mississippi.

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Gov. Ivey awards thousands to help pets whose owners are in domestic violence situations

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A grant to help pets in tough situations. Photo via Shelby Humane’s Facebook

Looks like Governor Kay Ivey is looking out for our beloved pets just as much as we are. She awarded a $52,000 grant to help pets whose owners are in domestic violence situations. Keep reading to learn more.

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How Alabama is supporting small biz with $200M grant program + how you can too

We love our local shops, including spots like Botanica. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Governor Kay Ivey recently announced a program to help small businesses during the pandemic—Revive Plus. Whether you’re a small business owner or know one, the perfect time to apply is now. Want to know how the program works and how you can support small businesses with the chance to win a little extra cash? Just keep on reading.

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Gov. Ivey extends statewide mask order to November 8

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued an extended statewide mask ordinance, lasting until Nov. 8th. Photo via Governor Kay Ivey on Flickr

On September 30th, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order, including a statewide mask requirement. The extended order will last until Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Here’s what you need to know.

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Statewide mask ordinance extended until October 2

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Gov. Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris of ADPH at July’s press conference announcing an extension of the order. Photo Governor Kay Ivey

With the support of Dr. Scott Harris from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Governor Kay Ivey extended the current #SaferatHome order for five weeks. This will include extending Alabama’s statewide mask ordinance until Friday, October 2.

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Birmingham requires face covering to fight COVID-19 while Alabama gradually opens up

Farmers at the Market at Pepper Place, April 25, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, the city of Birmingham passed an ordinance to require the wearing of a face covering in public during the COVID-19 health emergency.  Meanwhile, Governor Kay Ivey released a new stay at home order that gradually reopens retail businesses and the state’s beaches.

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Cahaba River Park receives grant to construct trailhead and 5 mile trail (video)

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Cahaba River – Photo from Cahaba Environmental Center

Last week, $3.3 million in grants were awarded by Governor Kay Ivey to expand recreational trails in several communities across the state. Included in the announcement is a $200,000 grant to the Shelby County Commission to construct a trailhead and a five-mile-long, multi-use trail at Cahaba River Park.

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