Coronavirus

Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests Offered in Macon County Thursday

The Alabama Department of Public Health says a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be held Thursday, October 15, in Macon County. The tests will be offered from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Shorter Farmer’s Market, 16675 U.S. Highway 80 West in Shorter. The testing clinic is offered by the Macon County Health Department to patients who meet the…

MPS Employees Protest Return to In-Person Learning

Thousands of Montgomery Public Schools students left the virtual classroom and returned to the traditional Tuesday, October 13. But around 100 teachers protested the decision to re-start classroom learning. While students have the option to return to school or continue with virtual learning, teachers say they wanted the same option. Some said that Montgomery Public Schools doesn’t have a plan…

MLB Welcomes Fans for First Time in 2020

1/5NLCS Braves Dodgers Baseball Fans watch dung batting practice before Game 1 of a baseball National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5NLCS Braves Dodgers Baseball Fans try for balls during batting practice before Game 1 of a baseball National…

COVID-19 Creates New Challenges to Effort to End Hunger in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The COVID-19 crisis continues to create new challenges in the fight to stamp out hunger. Namely, the pandemic has affected both the food supply — and demand for food. The Selma Area Food Bank has been working to end hunger in West Alabama — for close to 30 years. Executive Director Jeff Harrison says the…

Vanderbilt-Missouri Football Game Postponed Because of COVID-19

The Southeastern Conference has announced that the Vanderbilt at Missouri football game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests and quarantining of individuals within the Vanderbilt football program. The SEC says this action is consistent with its COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for December 12 in Columbia, Missouri. This is the first SEC…

Some Montgomery School Bus Drivers Not Satisfied with Safety Measures

Some school bus drivers for Montgomery Public Schools say they’re not satisfied with the conditions of their return to work on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The bus drivers say they’re returning to work with no mechanics, no supervisors and no guidance on COVID-19 safety measures.  They say they’re worried for their own safety and the safety of the children. They say…

2nd presidential debate is officially canceled

The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is officially off. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday that the Oct. 15 face off would be scrapped. The decision was made a day after the commission announced the debate would take place “virtually” because Trump had contracted the Coronavirus. Trump balked at holding the debate…

10/10/2020: Why It’s the Most Popular Day to Get Married This Year

The year 2020 has been a whirlwind for couples getting married. From having to cancel weddings… to postponing them due to the pandemic, but Saturday is actually one of the most popular days of the year people are wanting to hold ceremonies. “It just had that ring to it. 10/10/20. It just makes it easy to remember,” Rick Hendrick and…

ASU Announces In-person Graduation Ceremonies for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Classes

Alabama State University announced that it will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at ASU Stadium. The graduation ceremonies will be for the Fall Class of 2020 and Spring Class of 2020. The ASU Golden Class of 1970 will also be honored. “Commencement is always an exciting time for the University as we celebrate our students’ notable achievements,” said Dr. Quinton T. Ross,…

Christian Outreach Alliance Distributes Tons of Food in Selma

From the West Alabama newsroom– A Selma charity gives away tons of free food — to hundreds of needy families Thursday in Selma. Volunteers with the Christian Outreach Alliance Food Pantry — were hard at work for hours — handing out food at a drive-thru food giveaway. A line of cars that wrapped around the building and down the street…