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Pike Road Schools Change Curbside Meal Schedule

According to Pike Road school’s Facebook page, starting Monday, April 6th, the school’s curbside meal schedule is changing. The free meal pickup program will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants will receive seven days worth of meals, and the program will continue every Wednesday until the end of May. The meals are part of Pike…

Virus Infections and Deaths Continue to Rise in Alabama

COVID-19 infections continue to climb in Alabama as residents are now under an emergency order to stay home as much as possible. Health officials say more than 40 deaths have been reported as of Sunday among more than 1,600 cases in the state. Gov. Kay Ivey’s order took effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to last until at…

Andalusia Police Department Seeking Info on Drive-by Shooting

The Andalusia Police Department is seeking information in the investigation of a drive-by shooting. On the city’s Facebook page, the shooting happened at about 10 p.m. Friday on Packer Avenue. An investigation determined that several shots were fired, including one that hit a car and another that went into a house and hit a sofa. Authorities said a woman was…

Lowndes County Implements Curfew Following Statewide Shelter Order

Saturday morning, Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West announced a county-wide curfew. The curfew started Friday, April 3rd and will run from 10 PM until 5 AM. “We want to stay ahead of the game,” Sheriff West said. “We don’t want this thing to hit us and have not done anything to prepare. We’re trying to prepare our community to take…

Montgomery County Officials Address COVID-19 in the Region: “I think it’s not resonating because people don’t see loved ones and neighbors dying right next to them.”

Mayors Steven Reed and Gordon Stone, along with other city officials held a briefing Wednesday addressing the latest on COVID-19 in the region. Both Reed and Stone pleaded with the community to abide by the guidelines for social distancing and cleanliness. Reed addressed his concerns about others not taking the pandemic seriously and enforcing the curfew. Montgomery Police Chief Ernest…

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…