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Governor Ivey Remembers September 11, 2001

Source: Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement this morning reflecting on September 11, 2001: “September 11, 2001 will forever be marked as one of our country’s darkest days, as it changed our lives forever. Almost two decades later, we still grieve the loss of the nearly 3,000 American lives and continue to honor the memory of…

River Region United Way’s New President: Ron Simmons’ Vision

The River Region United Way welcomed a new president and CEO in July. Alabama News Network’s Samantha Williams sat down with Ron Simmons Thursday to get an idea of his vision for the organization moving forward. Ron Simmons is replacing Jimmy Hill who served the River Region United Way for 10 years. He was the president and CEO for 6…

The Latest on COVID-19 in Alabama; Infection Rate is Slowing Down

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting the Coronavirus case count is now more than 107,000 as of Thursday, August 20th. But the infection rate appears to be slowing down with just over 13,000 confirmed cases in the last two weeks. Health officials say about 1,900 people have died. We also know that nearly 45,000 Alabamians have recovered. Categories:…

SEC Releases Week 1 Football Schedule

The SEC has released the schedule for Week 1 of the 2020-21 college football season. This announcement is big as a majority of the conferences in the country have either canceled or postponed their seasons due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The SEC continues to be optimistic that the season will go on as planned. Week 1 of the SEC season…

Auburn and Alabama learn their two Additional Opponents

The SEC switched to a 10-game conference-only schedule and Friday the two additional SEC opponents were announced. Auburn will travel to South Carolina and play host to Tennessee. Alabama will go to Missouri and face Kentucky at home. Dates and time are still to be determined. AUBURN, Ala.—The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the two additional non-divisional opponents each school…

AL Dept. of Health says Limited Fans will be allowed at High School Football Games

The Alabama Department of Public Health notes that a memo issued Thursday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) says spectators will be allowed to attend football games and other athletic events, but attendance likely will be significantly reduced. Under the state’s current Safer at Home public health order: ·        “Players, coaches, officials, and spectators may…

Alabama, Auburn are Ranked in Coaches Preseason Top 25

RANK SCHOOL POINTS 1 Clemson (38) 1,589 2 Ohio State (17) 1,555 3 Alabama (4) 1,495 4 Georgia 1,345 5 LSU (6) 1,330 6 Oklahoma 1,315 7 Penn State 1,199 8 Florida 1,176 9 Oregon 1,164 10 Notre Dame 1,012 11 Auburn 898 12 Wisconsin 887 13 Texas A&M 807 14 Texas 703 15 Michigan 687 16 Oklahoma State 524…

Montgomery City Council Revokes Two Business Licenses

Two businesses lost their licenses following the Montgomery city council meeting tonight. The city council voted unanimously to revoke the licenses of Empire Entertainment Center and Club Ciroc. According to Montgomery Police, the department receives several calls about shots fired or fights happening outside of the business. MPD says both clubs were not following the state mandated social distancing orders…

SEC sets Football Practice start date for August 17th

The Southeastern Conference today announced adjusted dates for preseason football activities for SEC schools with the first allowable practice now scheduled for August 17. The new SEC calendar provides student-athletes with more days off than required by the NCAA and fewer practices than permitted by current NCAA rules. The new preseason calendar was developed based on recommendations of the SEC’s…