Coronavirus

As COVID-19 Cases in Alabama top 6,400 Montgomery County Sheriff Pushes for Hazardous Duty Pay

As the number of Covid-19 cases in Alabama continue to rise daily, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham pushes for hazardous duty pay for some county employees. Sheriff Cunningham’s proposal requests that two dollars and 25 cents an hour be added to the pay rate of those employees who qualify. As of 9:10 Sunday night, 6,421 cases of the Coronavirus has…

Selma Church Leaders Prepare for Virtual Revival

Normally, church revivals bring people together under one roof to hear Christian messages. But some Selma pastors are gearing up for a revival this week held entirely online. “This would be the 8th year, but usually it’s a tent revival,” organizer Eric Dawson said. Due to Covid-19, the plans have changed slightly. The Selma Outreach Team’s Fellowship Prayer Ministry will…

“I just can’t do this.” Frustrated Parents Reconsider Home School

Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups, and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated and exhausted parents are choosing to disconnect entirely for the rest…

Protesters Hold Rally in Montgomery, Demand the Reopening of All Alabama Businesses

While some states are starting to reopen economies,  this week Governor Kay Ivey and state health officials chose not to reopen the state due to continuing Coronavirus concerns. Some people are disagreeing with that decision. “We’re one of the states that need to make phase 1 happen. We need to get small businesses back,” Alabama business owner Jennifer Leary said…

ADOC Confirms than an Employee at Ventress Correctional Facility Self Reports Positive Covid-19 Test

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) employee has come forth after learning that they tested positive for Covid-19. ADOC was informed on April 24 through a self-report that an employee at Ventress Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is now self quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider. After the completion of appropriate follow-up interviews, ADOC’s…

Alabama National Guard Helps Clean Camden Nursing Home

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Alabama National Guard is on the frontline — in the fight against the Coronavirus. A team sprang into action Friday in Camden to help clean a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19. The eleven man team set up shop at Camden Nursing Facility to sanitize a wing of the building. First, team members went…

Church Donates more than $1000 to Bill Nichols Veterans Home Nurses

There have been nearly 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Bill Nichols Veterans Homes in Alexander City, and 8 residents have died from the virus. Brenda Moseley’s husband Jeff Moseley was one who lost his battle with the virus. Brenda and the Moseley family could not ignore how helpful and sympathetic the nursing staff was to the family. Before Jeff’s…

Spokesperson: Governor Ivey Firming Up Timetable to Reopen Alabama

A spokeswoman says Governor Kay Ivey will work with the state health officer through the weekend to firm up a timetable to reopen state businesses. The state’s current stay-home order for the coronavirus outbreak sets to expire on April 30. Ivey is expected to announce next week if it will continue or if some restrictions will be lifted. Former Surgeon…