2020

Merriam-Webster’s Top Word of 2020 Not A Shocker: Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) – If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year. Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, tells The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement that pandemic rose to the top in March. That’s…

Supreme Court halts 2020 census for now

The U.S. Supreme Court has stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. The court on Tuesday said the 2020 census should be stopped for now. The Trump administration argued that the head count needed to end immediately so the U.S. Census Bureau had enough time to crunch the numbers before a…

Tallassee City Schools Reopening Plans

Tallassee City Schools is giving parents two learning options upon returning to school in a soft opening Wednesday, August 19, 2020: virtual or face-to-face/blended learning. Tallassee City Schools Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolan says 80% of parents in the city are comfortable with in-person instruction: “August the 19th ‘A’ group will start in our schools, and ‘B’ group will be at…

Tuskegee will wait to play, SIAC Suspends sports through Fall

  ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students,…

Auburn Basketball adds Nationally Ranked big men, Thor and Cardwell, to Roster

 JT Thor, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound forward, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Auburn basketball program, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday.Thor is a consensus four-star forward by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and is rated as the 47th-best player nationally in the 2020 class by ESPN, 50th by 247Sports and 56th by Rivals. Thor was born in Nebraska,…

ALEA Releases Data for 2019 Holiday Travel Period

  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period. ALEA says among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others killed included 10 drivers, nine passengers and one pedestrian. One motorcyclist, who was using a helmet, also was killed. Of the 20…