Coronavirus

Gulf Shores to Temporarily Close Public Beaches

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the city of Gulf Shores has decided to temporarily close its public beaches. Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announced Thursday morning that all public beaches will close as of 7 A.M. Friday with a tentative reopening date of April 6. Gulf Shores is also asking the Baldwin County Commission, Dauphin Island, and Orange Beach to close…

Maxwell-Gunter to Close Some of its Gates

Maxwell-Gunter has announced it will close some of its gates starting March 20 until further notice. The Maxwell Boulevard gate will remain open to all traffic, to include commercial vehicles. Maxwell’s Day Street and Kelly Street gates will close. The Congressman Dickinson Gate (main gate) at Gunter Annex will remain open to all traffic, to include commercial vehicles. The Dalraida…

Emergency Measures Announced in Dallas Co. in Response to Coronavirus

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Commission has put emergency measures in place to reduce the risk of contracting — or spreading the novel coronavirus. Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn says the commission is set to declare a state of emergency in the county — due to the coronavirus pandemic. The county also plans to allocate $200,000 dollars for…

Walmart Making More Changes to Store Hours, Adding Senior Shopping Hour

Walmart is making more changes to its store hours, while adding a senior shopping hour. This is information that will take effect Thursday, March 19: Store Operating Hours Walmart U.S. stores will adjust operating hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours. This will further help associates restock…

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports+Outdoors Making Changes

National sports retailers Dick’s Sporting Goods and Academy Sports+Outdoors say they are making changes to cope with the coronavirus. Dick’s will close all stores at the end of today for two weeks. Stores will reopen on Thursday, April 2. Curbside pickup will be available from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. seven days a week. Academy has adjusted its store hours…

Coronavirus Impact on Local Universities

Universities across the state and nation are telling students to move out of residence halls, and prepare to finish this semester through remote instruction. Tuskegee University is taking the same precautions as other universities, but they are allowing international students and students with exceptional circumstances to apply to stay on campus. Students who are permitted to stay on campus will…

City of Greenville Makes Changes Due to Coronavirus

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon has announced changes to city operations in the wake of the coronavirus. These changes will be effective from March 19-April 6: No City Council meetings City Hall will be closed. However, office personnel will be available Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Mayor’s Office: (334) 382-7111 – Building Department: (334) 382-2647, extension 224 –…

City of Tallassee Releases Coronavirus Restrictions

The city of Tallassee has released a list of coronavirus-related restrictions. From March 19-April 10, there will be no public access to city hall. However, phone lines will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions regarding utilities or need to make a payment, contact Stephanie Hornsby at (334) 283-4298. You can also…

Local Businesses Using Cleaning Services to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Local businesses are making sure their customers are protected from catching the Coronavirus. As more guidelines take place to slow down the spread of COVID-19, some businesses are having their places professionally cleaned. “We’re basically going in and cleaning this place from top to bottom,” owner of Jones Global Solutions Richard Jones said. The Vintage Year restaurant in Cloverdale’s Historic…

Prices at Pump Plummeting in Montgomery Area, Nationally

Fewer people behind the wheel has driven gas prices well below $2.00 a gallon at some gas stations in Montgomery; as thousands of kids are out of school, many working from home, and Spring break plans for a lot of families are canceled. The uncertainty of the pandemic is being felt across the globe . “The situation that we have…