New passport rules now in effect

By Staff
U.S. Representative Bud Cramer, D-Alabama, is hailing the easement of new passport rules, which will temporarily allow individuals from North Alabama to travel within the Western Hemisphere without a passport. The State Department said U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda who have applied for but have not received their official passport can move forward with their travel plans as scheduled. American citizens will be allowed to enter and leave the country with a valid government issued photo identification and an official proof of their passport application. Children under the age of 16 who are traveling with their parents or legal guardian will be permitted to travel with the child’s proof of application.
As a result of the extensive delay in processing passports, Representative Cramer advises North Alabama residents that passports could take as long as eight to 12 weeks to issue. He encourages individuals ensure that their passport is up-to-date and to take steps to renew it well in advance of any planned trip.

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Planned Hartselle library already piquing interest 

Brewer

Students use practical life skills at Morgan County 4-H competition

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

After 13 years underground, the cicadas are coming 

x