ALDOT contractor CrowderGulf will begin final pass of Hurricane Sally debris pickup in Baldwin County | Baldwin County Alabama News

MOBILE, Ala.- The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contractor CrowderGulf will begin the final pass of Hurricane Sally debris pickup for residents who live along U.S. highways and state routes in Baldwin County on Tuesday, December 1. Residents should place debris on the public right-of-way by Monday, November 30 or it may not be collected.

Public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

• VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)

• CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)

• HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)

• LARGE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners,

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Alabama tourist site with natural rock bridge up for sale

HAYLEYVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A tourist site in northern Alabama that is billed as having the longest natural rock bridge east of the Rocky Mountains is up for sale, and at least one legislator is interested in turning it into a state park.

The family that has owned Natural Bridge Park for 40 years is asking $3 million for the 149-acre site about 70 miles (113km) northwest of Birmingham, the Daily Mountain Eagle reported.

The park’s bridge is a roughly 150-foot-long (46m) rock arch that rises more than 60 feet (18m) high. The park also offers nature walks, picnic spots and a gift shop. It opened in 1954.

David Denton, whose parents Jimmie and Barbara Denton bought the park in 1980, told the Daily Mountain Eagle his siblings are not in a position to run the park now. Jimmie Denton died in 2018.

“That was their dream was to have

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Alabama nursing homes must spend $50 million in coronavirus funding by the end of the year

The Alabama Nursing Home Association has begun distributing coronavirus funding announced in August to facilities still struggling with high rates of coronavirus and low levels of staffing, according to a study by the AARP.

John Matson, spokesman for the Alabama Nursing Home Association, said the organization has received requests from 78 facilities for $20 million in funding. Those claims are either being processed or have been paid, he said.

In early August, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that $50 million in funding from the CARES Act would be earmarked for nursing homes. Matson said the association has until December 15 to pay the claims, or the money will return to the Alabama Department of Finance.

Nursing homes can receive reimbursement for labor and supply costs related to COVID-19. That includes things like personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, staff bonuses and pay for those dedicated to infection control and caring for residents

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