covid-19

Selma Restaurant Takes Business on the Road During Pandemic

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Restaurants everywhere are struggling to survive — due to the effect that Covid-19 has had on business. But one Selma restaurant is managing to stay afloat by taking it’s business — out on the road. Before COVID-19 — Tally-Ho Restaurant was one of Selma’s most popular restaurants. Even though its located off the beaten path….

COVID-19 Crisis Transforms Annual Fair into Fall Festival in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– COVID-19 has caused some major changes to the annual Central Alabama Fair in Selma. And as a result – organizers have even changed the name — of this year’s event. Fair Manager John Haskell is working to get the fairgrounds ready for this year’s event. “It’s gon’ be different,” said Haskell. “We gon’ call it…

Two Elmore County Schools Athletic Programs Suspended Due to COVID-19

Two schools in Elmore County are suspending sporting competitions due to COVID-19. The Wetumpka High School football teams is suspending their season for one week following positive COVID-19 tests from players. The Elmore County High School volleyball team is suspending their program for two weeks. ADPH guidelines require 10 days self-isolation for positive cases of COVID-19. The AHSAA requires an…

Selma Church Gives Away 100 Hot Meals

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma church provides hot meals for dozens of people in the community — in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Free meals were given away to a hundred people at Vasser’s Mini Mart in Selma Thursday morning — thanks to a random act of kindness — by members of Northside Baptist Church. “I am very…

Big 10 Decides to Play Fall Sports After All

The Big Ten Conference is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team….

Advocates Concerned That COVID-19 Obstructing Fight Against HIV

Studies say that the coronavirus pandemic may have disrupted the fight against HIV. Due to the overwhelming demand for coronavirus testing, health officials have shifted away from tracking HIV patients. The fight against HIV had already stalled in recent years. Now, health experts and advocates of HIV are concerned that the country is backsliding with a spike in HIV infections….

Montgomery Restaurant Expands on how the Pandemic is Affecting Business

The Cork and Cleaver restaurant continues to recover from lost income and customer support after being closed down for two months due to the pandemic. After Governor Ivey issued her first stay at home order, the restaurant provided takeout service for a short time, but said it was not financially substantial. The restaurant fully closed down in March and did…

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

  As Tropical Storm Sally approaches, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Sunday: From Governor Kay Ivey: “As we head in to a new week, we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Sally. It is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While it is currently not being predicted as a direct hit…

State Health Officer Weighs in on Alabama National Fair

The Alabama National Fair is back next month, but things will look pretty different. Alabama News Network talked with Randy Stephenson, the director of the fair, who said they’re limiting the capacity to 30%, that’s about 7,000 patrons. And when it comes to rides, there will be about half the amount you would normally see… 32 this year– all to…

Small Businesses in Selma Struggle to Hang On Amid COVID-19

From the West Alabama Newsroom– As communities start to reopen from the pandemic — people are being urged to get out and support small businesses in their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses have been hit especially hard and many have been unable to hang on. Hunter Butts runs the Downtowner Restaurant in downtown Selma. “The service industry…