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Dadeville Restaurant Manager Arrested on Drug Related Charges

A 33-year-old Dadeville man has been arrested and charged with six counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana 2 nd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Several Alabama law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a residence on…

Protests Force Target, CVS, and Walmart to Close Select Stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple, and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores have…

As COVID-19 Cases Rise Montgomery Considers Making Face Masks a Requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery could become the latest city in Alabama to require the wearing of face masks in public as the city continues to cope with the rising COVID-19 cases. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said Friday that the proposal may be brought to the city council as soon as Tuesday. Birmingham currently has an ordinance requiring face masks…

Alabama Mega Church, Church of the Highlands Resuming Services in June

Pastor Chris Hodges, Courtesy: Church of the Highlands Facebook Page Pastor Chris Hodges of Church of the Highlands announced on the church’s website Thursday that the team plans to resume in-person services on Sunday, June 21, with reduced capacity and recommended distancing guidelines in place. Hodges advises people who are at higher risk for severe illness to continue to worship…

The Equal Justice Initiative to Reopen Attractions in Mid-June

The Equal Justice Initiative is planning to reopen its attractions in Montgomery. EJI says June 15th is the day that it hopes to reopen the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, The Peace and Justice Memorial Center, and The Legacy Museum. They have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The EJI law offices have been open during this…

Tallapoosa Sheriff’s Department Conducts Death Investigation on Lake Martin

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a case involving a body that was found on Lake Martin. Investigators and deputies were called to the scene Sunday after the body was discovered. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says there are no further details available at the moment about this case and will update the public with more information Monday…

Virus Deaths in Alabama Surpass 550 With New Rules in Effect

Alabama’s death toll from the coronavirus climbed to at least 551 on Sunday, according to data from the state Department of Public Health. There have been over 14,400 confirmed cases of the virus statewide. Close to 4,600 cases have been reported within the last 14 days. New rules from Gov. Kay Ivey went into effect Friday at 5 p.m. allowing…

Shortage of Blood in the River Region LifeSouth Needs Your Help

LifeSouth Community Blood Center is in great need of blood donations. It’s currently experiencing a shortage and is in need of all blood types especially O negative. LifeSouth supplies blood to the local hospitals in the river region and wants to make sure its supply is adequate at all times. They are encouraging all community members who can to donate…

Smaller Classes, Online Reservations New Norm As Gyms Reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Big box gyms and local fitness studios are reopening under a patchwork of protocols based on state and local guidance, and others are following basic protocols. including: spacing out cardio machines, using touchless entry, reducing class sizes, and requiring users to clean equipment before and after each use. Even though gym users are required to…