Coronavirus

Local Churches Cancel Services After CoronaVirus Cases

Churches across the world have been taking precautions to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. That includes our local churches. Some church parking lots were a less full than normal Sunday, after pastors and other church leaders made decisions to keep their members safe from catching or spreading COVID-19. “We’re keeping doors open during entry and exit times to…

Cheap Fares Luring Travelers to Fly Despite Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. The U.S. government has restricted travel from most of Europe as well as Iran and China. But there are no limits on flying within the U.S. or to and from other destinations abroad. Airlines have been slashing prices to cope…

Lottery, Casino Bills Filed in Alabama but Outlook Unclear

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Proposals to start a state lottery _ or to allow the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to have casino games _ have been filed in the Alabama Legislature, but it is unclear when the bills will get a vote. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked lawmakers to hold off on gambling debates as she awaits a…

Update: Alabama Reports 12 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated its number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The following is the latest information: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Suspend Performances and Events

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has released the following statement regarding its events: In response to national, state and local state of emergency announcements related to COVID-19, ASF will cancel performances after Sunday’s Ruby, Alabama Story matinees; upcoming productions, camps also affected In the interest of public safety and in light of minute-by-minute changes related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including…

Wind Creek will Close for “Intensive Deep Clean” after Patron with Coronavirus Visited

Wind Creek announced Saturday it will close all of its properties in Alabama for an intensive deep cleaning. Wind Creek says one person who has been diagnosed with coronavirus visited the Wind Creek Resort in Wetumpka in the third week of February. The closure is effective at 6 a.m. Sunday and will last through 6 a.m. Monday. Following the deep…

Alabama Churches Altering Worship Plans Amid Virus Outbreak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Some Alabama churches are canceling services and moving worship online after confirmation of the first case of the new coronavirus in the state. The Episcopal bishop for Alabama has told all the denomination’s churches to cancel their usual services, meetings and even postpone funerals for the rest of March. The church has about 32,000 members and…

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton Issues Coronavirus Statement

Source: City of Selma Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has released the following statement regarding the coronavirus: In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump has issued a National State of Emergency and Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency for Alabama. Taking proactive and preventative measures to protect residents, the City of Selma is:  – Suspending…

Mayor Steven Reed Declares Local State of Emergency

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has declared a local State of Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Michael Briddell, Director of Public Information and External Affairs with the city said, “This step does not represent an escalation of the Coronavirus in our community, rather it is intended to ensure that the city of Montgomery is eligible for financial…