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Alabama's Covid-19 Cases Nearing 700

As of 3:40 p.m. Saturday, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 696 confirmed Coronavirus cases. 4,755 people have been tested, and three people have died due to the virus.

Macon County Opens Covid-19 Testing Site

Alabama News Network has confirmed via the Macon County EMA Director: After days of lobbying and requesting that Macon County gets its citizens tested, we will have public testing on Monday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m in Macon County…

Lowe's Looking to Hire 30,000 New Workers

Lowe's has announced that it hopes to hire for 30,000 positions in stores across the U.S. The announcement was made by Lowe's President and CEO Marvin Ellison. Lowe's is offering full-time, part-time, seasonal and overnight jobs for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities.  It…

Greenville Man Dies in Lowndes County Crash

A single-vehicle crash at 12:20 a.m. today, March 26, has claimed the life of a Greenville man. Marcus Darrel Bullock, 33, was killed when the 2015 Nissan Altima he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Bullock was…

Unemployment Claims Rising in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Labor has released the official count for initial unemployment claims filed during the week of March 15 – March 21. There were 10,982 initial claims filed either online or by telephone during this time period. Click  County…

Missing Marengo County Man Last Seen in Uniontown

A Marengo County man has been reported missing. 36-year-old, Willie Bell Allen Jr., was last seen in Uniontown at South Eastern Cheese Plant.  According to co-worker testimony, Allen said he was being chased by someone and that they tried to…

CVS Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 More Workers

CVS Health has announced plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. In a news release, CVS says jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. The company says…

Dollar General Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 New Workers

Dollar General has announced plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.  This is response to the public's needs during the coronavirus pandemic. "We believe our customers are relying…

LIVE: Interactive Map of Alabama's Coronavirus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health is providing a live, interactive map of coronavirus cases across the state. You can use this map to track testing and confirmed cases. There is also a way to see how the virus is…

Marengo County Deputies Searching for Missing Man

The Marengo County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing man. 28-year-old Alphonso Johnson, Jr. hasn't been seen since around 8 p.m. on March 18 at his home on County Road 5 in Gallion. He is described as having…

Coronavirus Testing Center Opens in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is now open in the city of Demopolis at Whitfield Regional Hospital. "Our sole purpose here is provide exceptional care to the citizens of…

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Gives Federal Coronavirus Update

Congresswoman Terri Sewell joined state health and emergency officials Tuesday to talk about the latest in Washington, regarding the Coronavirus. "We wanted to make sure that the stakeholders in Alabama understood what resources are available from Washington," Sewell said. Sewell…

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