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Local Church Using Alternative Methods to Do Communion

Local churches are not letting the Coronavirus halt worship services. Some congregations are even using multiple platforms to reach its members. “They didn’t teach us how to deal with this kind of thing in seminary, you know, a world-wide pandemic,” Taylor Road Baptist Church Senior Pastor Daniel Atkins said. It’s becoming the new normal, as churches are now looking for…

Alabama’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Top 800

According to ADPH’s  live, interactive map, Alabama’s Coronavirus cases are up to 806. As of Sunday afternoon, 4,755 have been tested. Four deaths have been reported. Categories: Coronavirus, News, South Alabama, Statewide, Troy, West Alabama Tags: Alabama, Alabama News Network, coronavirus, covid-19, deaths

Selma Implementing Curfew Amid COVID-19

The City of Selma is implementing a curfew starting Sunday, March 28th. Due to the  COVID-19 pandemic and the increased risk of infection by public gatherings, the City of Selma is implementing a curfew for the hours between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am 7 days per week. This is effective as of March 29, 2020 and continues in effect until…

Five People Die From Coronavirus at a Hospital in Lee County

The East Alabama Medical Center has confirmed five patients who tested positive from the Coronavirus have died since Friday morning. Three of the patients were from Chambers County. The other two were from Lee County. The total is not yet reflected on the Alabama Department of Public Heath’s website because hospital officials and the ADPH are working through the process…

Baldwin County Mourns First Death of its Own Due to COVID-19

Baldwin County EMA officials announced via Facebook that the county’s first resident has died due to COVID-19. The post reads: “Our hearts are heavy after learning of the first passing of a member of our Baldwin County community. We are aware that this is a serious illness that can result in death and ask that each of you join us…

Publix Offering Rent Relief for Businesses in Publix-Owned Shopping Centers

Publix announced Saturday that it’s offering rent relief to businesses operating in nearly 300 Publix-owned shopping centers. This, including 23 in Alabama, that have closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The relief package includes waiving rent for two months, as well as waiving payments for common area maintenance fees and taxes, regardless of the tenant’s access to other relief or…

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 at the Macon County Health Department. The screening process for public drive up testing will be provided once all procedures…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Melanoma deaths + Opioid overdose deaths + Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Fewer Americans are dying from Melanoma than cancers of the prostate, breast, or lungs. That’s according to researchers at N.Y.U. and Harvard who found treatments that directly target melanoma cells, as well as advances in immunotherapy, are helping reduce death rates. New data from the CDC highlights some major changes in drug overdose deaths. Overall, deaths involving heroin and prescription…

Elmore County: What You Need to Know to Get Tested for COVID-19

In Elmore County, officials discussed how they’re working to limit the spread of the Coronavirus of there. Mike Bruce with Ivy Creek Healthcare explained what people need to do to get tested in Elmore County. They say first, call the Alabama Department of Health or Elmore Community Hospital. You can reach ADPH at 888-264-2256 and the hospital at 334-514-3713. When…

Despite Coronavirus, Meals on Wheels Continuing to Feed Elderly, Home-Bound

The Montgomery Area Council on Aging says it’s working vigilantly to make sure Covid-19 doesn’t stop its much needed service: Meals on Wheels. Executive Director Donna Marietta said volunteers travel to roughly 400 elderly and home-bound residents in the River Region each day to deliver hot meals and companionship. She said now, they’re ramping up disinfecting efforts. Volunteers are also…