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The Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department is receiving a new ladder truck Friday which will enhance their response coverage area. The Alabama Forestry Commission is presenting the 2006 fire engine ladderMore >>
The Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department is receiving a new ladder truck Friday which will enhance their response coverage area.More >>
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Governor Robert Bentley is joining school representatives and mascots from Alabama's 14 public universities and colleges promoting the upcoming College Colors Day.This College Color Day celebration isMore >>
Governor Robert Bentley is joining school representatives and mascots from Alabama's 14 public universities and colleges promoting the upcoming College Colors Day.More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a...More >>
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Several North Alabama counties, including Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Jackson, DeKalb, Marshall, Colbert, Lauderdale and Lawrence counties are among 50 to be named in a disaster declaration by the United States Department of Agriculture. The declaration was announced Wednesday and cites excessive rain and flooding since the beginning of the year.
In accordance with section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, additional areas of Alabama are named as contiguous disaster counties. Those counties are: Bibb, Butler, Chambers, Clay, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, DeKalb, Escambia, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Marion, Marshall, Randolph, Winston.
This has been one of the rainiest years on record and so many farmers experienced significant losses," said Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries John McMillan. "We are encouraged that the secretary [Thomas Vilsack] honored our request and is now offering necessary assistance."
Assistance is available to farmers in each of the affected counties and will include access to FSA emergency loans. Those farmers affected have eight months to apply for emergency loans.