Author: Jerome Jones

Dr. Don Williamson Describes What Alabama Hospitals Face During COVID-19 Pandemic

Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Don Williamson, who is a former State Health Officer, took time for a one-on-one interview with Alabama News Network to describe the situation hospitals face during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked him about the hospitals in Montgomery, as Montgomery County has taken the lead in the number of cases in Alabama. “Our hospitals have now…

Pistol Permit Sales Skyrocket

According to officials at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, everyday they are seeing long lines of people applying for pistol license. Local gun stores also confirm that gun and ammunition sales have greatly increased. Officials attribute the rise in sales to civil unrest and fear. “It’s just a whole different world that that we’re living in right now and its…

How Will Alabama Public Schools Look in 2020-2021?

Alabama Public Schools are slowly making the transition back to some form of in-person instruction. Starting on June 1st with summer school, some students and teachers will return to the classroom.  Some schools will continue to offer virtual instruction in summer. State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey says there will be limits to the number of students that can be let…

Growing Concerns Over a Possible Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections After Memorial Day Weekend

Less than one week after Governor Kay Ivey’s amended safer at home order, people flocked to Alabama lakes and beaches for Memorial Day weekend. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says there is concern of a spike in new coronavirus cases, after thousands of people could be seen on the beaches and lakes. “We know this disease transmits very easily when…

Gov. Ivey Issues Executive Order on Federal CARES Act Funds

The final day of the 2020 Alabama legislative session ended with both budgets being signed and Governor Ivey issuing an executive order on the allocation of federal CARES Act money. Some lawmakers felt left out, as the Governor issued her guidelines for the allocation of $1.8 Billion in Coronavirus relief funds. “I thought it was inappropriate , but at the…

Alabama’s Top Medical Official Warns to Continue Social Distancing and Staying Home When Possible

It has been two months since Alabama recorded its first coronavirus case. Since then there have been more than 10,000 cases and at least 400 deaths. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris warns that if people do not continue to practice social distancing, stay home when possible, and adjust their way of life, the numbers will continue to grow. “We…

Montgomery Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Montgomery/Fire Rescue firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. Spokesperson District Chief Q.L. Burke says the firefighter tested positive on May 11 after being sent home on May 6 following a routine evening temperature check. Due to the positive confirmed results, 11 other firefighters that had prolonged close contact were removed from duty and instructed to isolate for a period…

Montgomery County Tax Referendum Passes in Legislature

In a rare Saturday session, the Alabama Legislature passed budgets and the Montgomery tax referendum. The property tax referendum passed the Senate floor with an amendment, and was concurred by the House of Representatives. The ad valorem tax proposal would add 12 mills to the current 10 mill property tax rate in Montgomery County. All of the money would go…

Montgomery County Ad Valorem Bill Moves Forward

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow voters to decide if they want to raise property taxes to fund public education in Montgomery County. The bill will now move on the Senate for approval. Sponsors say their goal is to have the bill on the ballot in November. Categories: Montgomery, News