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Dallas Co. Drug Program Gets $50,000 Grant Assisting Parents with Retaining, Regaining Custody of Kids

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $50,000 grant to allow parents who have had drug-related issues to retain or regain custody of their children provided that they adhere to certain guidelines. The grant would enable the Dallas County Family Drug Court to conduct screening and undertake other measures to ensure that people who have had substance abuse problems remain drug…

Coronavirus and Children, UAB Pediatrician Gives Insight

As the start of the school year inches closer, there are still many unknowns about coronavirus and children. Alabama News Network spoke with Dr. GiGi Youngblood of Children’s Hospital of Alabama to get some answers. A portion of the interview can be read below. Q: When it comes to children and coronavirus, are children more or less susceptible to the virus? A:…

Tag, ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ and Dozens Of Other Activities Deemed “Inappropriate” for P.E.

You may have played games like Dodge Ball,’Red Rover’  or the classic game of “Tag” in P.E. growing up. According to a guide that has been drumming up debate on social media, Alabama Physical Education teachers should avoid those games all together. Yoga, ‘duck-duck goose’, and musical chairs are among dozens of activities deemed ‘inappropriate’ in a guidance document that…

Butler County Fair brings back “Kids’ Day”

The Butler County Fair revived Kids’ Day. The Butler County Fair is a fall tradition in Greenville. People of all ages come out for the food, rides and competitions. The fair is hosted by the Kiwanis Club every year, and club officials decided to bring back a special tradition this year: Kids’ Day. In the past, Butler County schools would…

Professional Clown Reacts to “Creepy Clown” Threats

The recent clown threats are no laughing matter to real, professional clowns.  But how is the uproar over the scare scare tactics affecting their livelihood? Kimberly Davis is a professional clown and co-owner of Party Posse in Montgomery. Davis says she’s built up a business centered around everything from birthday parties to corporate events. She says so far, the “Creepy Clown” threats…

Nehemiah Kid’s Club Recruits Young Athletes

The Nehemiah Kid’s Club and YMCA of Greater Montgomery went door to door in the Chisholm Street area and surrounding neighborhoods to recruit new players for the YMCA Youth Football and Cheer teams. YMCA volunteers and kids at the Nehemiah Kid’s Center handed out flyers and permission forms to parents, hoping to give every kid a chance to play. “It’s breath-taking…