Author: Savanna Sabb

Alabama’s New Missing and Endangered Person Alert Effective Monday, June 1

Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law an expanded version of Alabama’s Missing Senior Alert. It will soon be referred to as the Missing and Endangered Person Alert. This will be in effect on June 1. As of now, the Missing Senior Alert is issued for missing citizens with  Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and at risk of bodily harm or…

Shortage of Blood in the River Region LifeSouth Needs Your Help

LifeSouth Community Blood Center is in great need of blood donations. It’s currently experiencing a shortage and is in need of all blood types especially O negative. LifeSouth supplies blood to the local hospitals in the river region and wants to make sure its supply is adequate at all times. They are encouraging all community members who can to donate…

`Masks Are In’: Georgia Highway Signs Carry Virus Messages

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Rock and Roll Legend Little Richard Laid to Rest Wednesday

Family, friends, and fans said their final goodbyes to Little Richard in Hunstville on Wednesday. The Rock and Roll Legend was buried with a small private ceremony at the Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Little Richard was one of the first black artists to find success with fans of all backgrounds. He was also in the first class to be inducted…

Local Pastor Shares His Opinion on Reviving In-Person Church Services

As COVID-19 restrictions start to loosen, churches are making moves to revive in-person services. Last week, the Archdiocese of Mobile released guidelines for Catholic Churches that wished to resume public masses. A few of the guidelines include social distancing in pews, no use of shared surfaces, and regular sanitation. Alabama News Network spoke with local pastor Kyle Searcy of Fresh…

Montgomery YMCAs Reopen Their Doors

Montgomery YMCAs have officially reopened their doors after being temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Although the doors are open, everything is not completely back to normal, there are going to be a few changes. One of those changes including the operating hours. The Bell Road location is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and…

Special Election Set for House Seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election to replace a central Alabama legislator who announced she is resigning to take a position with the Trump administration. Rep. April Weaver of House District 49, consisting of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties, announced her resignation last week. Ivey said the primary election for the seat will be…

Fire danger issued for 15 southern Alabama counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fifteen counties in south Alabama are under a fire danger advisory. The Alabama Forestry Commission issued the advisory earlier this week covering 15 counties including Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston in the state’s Wiregrass region, which encompasses parts of southeastern Alabama, southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. The advisory also covers Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke,…

CBP Announces Montgomery Contract Award for New Border Wall in Texas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract to construct approximately 14 miles of contiguous new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector located in Webb County, Texas. Construction will occur where no barriers previously existed. This project will include a 30-foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras and other related…

U.S. Approves New Coronavirus Antigen Test With Fast Results

U.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration officials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity,…