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Alabama Paying February SNAP Benefits Early

Jan 17, 2019

February food stamps are coming early to Alabama residents.

The ongoing partial federal government shutdown is not allowing for funding of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly referred to as food stamps, after this coming Sunday. As a result, all money for February SNAP benefits is being sent to SNAP recipients by this weekend.

Alabama residents will still be able to apply for SNAP benefits, and if someone needs to be re-certified for January aid, they can do so and receive both January and February benefits by this coming weekend.

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A north Alabama town is shutting down after leaders couldn't pick a new mayor.

The Cullman County town of Colony closed on Monday.

Town hall is locked, and there's no one authorized to pay bills or make deposits.

The problem is the City Council's inability to select a mayor for the town of about 270 people.

Two candidates tied in the municipal runoff on Oct. 9, sending the decision to the council. But members have deadlocked each time they voted on a new mayor, leaving Colony without a chief executive.