Tallassee School System Pushes Back Start Date

According to Acting Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin, Tallassee City Schools officials have decided that it would be in the best interest of students and staff to push back the start date of the 2020-2021 school year to September 8th. Originally, school was set to start August 19th.  We’re told State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey approved this calendar request….

Alabama COVID-19 Testing Results Turnaround Now Averaging Seven Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Health officials in Alabama say a surge in Coronavirus cases has overwhelmed Alabama’s ability to provide test results within the expected 2- to 3-day turnaround. The Alabama Department of Public Health says the current turnaround time for most COVID-19 testing performed in Alabama by commercial laboratories and the state laboratory is now averaging about 7 days. The department…

Medical Breakthroughs: Alcohol use + Depression commonalities + Benefits of laughing

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s according to new CDC research. The report shows more than half of deaths were due to drinking too much over time, from conditions like cancer, liver disease and heart disease. Depression may be far more common than previously believed. A study at Yale University…

Today is the Centennial of Nat King Cole’s Birth

He was born in Montogmery on this date one century ago.

We’re covering a celebratory event in downtown Montgomery, and will have  a report on CBS 8 and ABC 32 at 10:00 PM tonight. But CBS News included a nice video tribute for him in their Sunday Morning program.You can watch it online HERE.   He died on February 15, 1965, aged 45. Categories: Montgomery, Statewide Tags: 100th birthday, ABC 32,…

Get an Inside Look at Alabama News Network’s Thunder Truck

Chances are, you’ve seen the Alabama News Network Thunder Truck driving through a parade or parked at a school. But you may have wondered what type of weather technology is on the inside. Thunder Truck is a fully-equipped severe weather studio on wheels. You’ll find everything from computers and cameras to weather data collectors and TV broadcasting equipment on board….

Ted Turner Talks about his Illness, on “CBS Sunday Morning”

Ted Koppel report

“It’s a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer’s. It’s similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer’s is fatal,” Turner told Koppel at his 113,000-acre ranch near Bozeman, Montana. “Thank goodness I don’t have that. But, I also have got, let’s – the one that’s – I can’t remember the name of it.” Watch the interview Sunday…

CBS 8 Viewers Get First Look at Lynching Memorial in Montgomery

60 Minutes Exclusive airs this Sunday

  Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood got the chance to sit down for an Exclusive one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey when she visited Montgomery to do a story on the new lynching memorial for the CBS Newsmagazine “60 Minutes”. The memorial will be dedicated later this month to the thousands of victims of lynchings that took place over a…