Coronavirus

Safety Tips for Do-It-Yourself Projects

A safer-at-home order and springtime weather mean more people are heading to the hardware stores for those home project supplies. But a local construction company president is urging caution before you tackle certain projects. “More people are at home, weather is good, they’ve got some time on their hands, and they’re looking at some spring projects,” construction company president David…

Montgomery Chamber Projects Major Losses in Tourism Industry

The Montgomery Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is projecting millions of dollars in lost revenue. Chamber officials say 20 large conferences or events have already cancelled, adding up to at least $3 million in lost revenue for the city and county. Hotel occupancy numbers have also dropped.  Usually this time of year, it would be around 70%.  Meg Lewis with…

Hyundai Power Transformers Suspends Production Until May 4 After Positive COVID-19 Test

Hyundai Power Transformers, USA has confirmed a case of COVID-19 among its workforce. The employee with the positive test was last on the site on April 24. Hyundai Power Transformers say they have notified employees who may have came in contact with the employee with the positive test to report to their healthcare provider. Plant officials say they are suspending…

Del Marsh Wants to Use Alabama’s Coronavirus Relief Funds to Establish Statewide Broadband

The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate on Tuesday said he would like to use a large portion of the state’s coronavirus relief funds to establish broadband through the state. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Tuesday that he hoped to put $800 million from an estimated $1.7 billion in federal relief dollars for broadband access. Alabama students are…

Montgomery Leaders Announce Small Business Support Hub

The Recover Together Small Business Hub will provide a network of resources and counseling to small businesses as they recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic, and beyond.

On Wednesday, April 29, elected and business leaders launched the Recover Together Small Business HUB (Helping Business Unite), a free, one-stop clearinghouse to connect small and minority businesses to the resources and information they need most as they emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. This public-private collaboration is an early outcome of Mayor L. Steven Reed’s Economic Impact Task Force. “From the very…

Tuskegee University Supplying Healthcare Workers, First Responders with PPE Equipment

With hospitals and medical facilities across the country running low on key personal protective equipment, or PPEs, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Tuskegee University is directing this much-needed gear to local healthcare providers and first-responders. University leaders and faculty pulled together more than 500 N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, bonnets, shoe coverings, gloves, goggles and protective gowns…

Two More ADOC Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19

On April 28, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility and one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider. The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation…

State School Superintendent Tours Perry Co. School District

From the West Alabama Newsroom– State School Supt. Eric Mackey visits the Perry County School District Tuesday morning. He got a first-hand look at the challenges many rural school districts have educating students from a distance. Mackey toured Francis Marion School. Then traveled to the Newbern community — to see a school bus that provides Wi-Fi for students in the…

Troy Business Owners React to Updated Safer At Home Order

Local business owners are reacting after watching state and health leaders give an update to the current safer-at-home order. The order is set to expire Thursday. Governor Kay Ivey says she is loosening some restrictions, but maintaining others during the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders are trying to figure out the best way to reopen the economy safely. The new order will…

Beasley Allen Law Firm Serves Over 500 Bagged Lunches to MPD

1/5IMG_1054 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5IMG_1053 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5IMG_1048 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5IMG_1052 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5IMG_1047 Show Caption Hide Caption On Tuesday, April 28, the Beasley Allen Law Firm partnered with Chappys Deli to serve lunch to Montgomery Police Department. They served over 500 bagged lunches. Each division had a representative to come down and…