Coronavirus

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…

Tallassee Cancels Thursday’s Game Against Talladega

Tallassee High School has canceled Thursday night’s game against Talladega. Tallassee City Schools Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin said with recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the high school, all football and cheer activities have been put off for the time being. “The kids are resilient and will bounce back,” Dr. Nolin said. “Hopefully our cleaning measures and social distance protocols…

President Trump Returns to the White House after COVID-19 Hospitalization

President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the Blue Room as he returns to the White House.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Trump says he feels “good” as he arrived back at the White House after three days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was being treated for COVID-19. Marine One landed at the White House…

Record Number of Absentee Ballots Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Alabama counties already are reporting record numbers of absentee ballots a month ahead of Election Day. And local officials say they’re taking steps to cope with a flood of mail-in votes that’s likely to continue for weeks during the pandemic. Walker County Circuit Clerk Susan Odom says she’s gotten permission from the state to add poll workers and vote-counting machines….

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Offering Premium Relief to Customers for Month of November

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is offering a discount for November. Health and dental premiums for most fully insured individual, employer and Medicare plans will be discounted. Health premiums for November will be 20% while dental premiums will be 50%. If customers have both health and dental coverage, they will receive both premium discounts. The premium discount will…

White House Press Secretary Tests Positive for COVID-19

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes days after President Donald Trump tested positive for the cornorvirus. McEnany says in a statement that she tested positive Monday morning and is experiencing no symptoms at this time. She spoke briefly with reporters Sunday evening, but says that no members of the White House…

Reports: Former Auburn QB Cam Newton Positive for COVID-19

The NFL postponed this week’s game between New England and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs after “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu were both added to the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list released this afternoon. The NFL said the game, originally scheduled for Sunday, will be played…