Coronavirus

Lowndes County Public School System Providing Free Meals to Students Due to Coronovirus Closures

As school systems in Alabama are closed due to the coronavirus, school systems are stepping up. They are making sure kids are fed during the closure of the schools. The Lowndes County Public School System is the next school system to joing schools systems providing free meals to students. They will be providing grab and go breakfasts and lunches to…

Winn-Dixie Hiring 5,000 Workers Displaced by Closures, Adding Senior Shopping Hour

Winn-Dixie has announced that due to the impact of coronavirus on the hospitality and restaurant industries, it will be looking to hire 5,000 people whose working hours have been affected by mandated store and restaurant closures. Its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be hiring throughout the Southeast. For more information, click on www.segrocers.com/careers. In addition, Winn-Dixie is offering seniors and high-risk…

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 –…