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Health Officials Fear Virus Surge After July 4 Celebrations

Alabama hit a new high for the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 this week and a new low for the number of available intensive care unit beds. Dr. Don Williamson, a former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association, said that as of Thursday, the state had 840 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and that 84% of…

Drive-In Easter Sunday Service Planned in Camden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Easter Sunday will be a lot different this year — because of the Coronavirus pandemic. But people in Camden still plan to gather together to celebrate the day. Churches in Camden are planning a community-wide drive-in church service for Easter Sunday morning. Organizers say troubling times like these — actually cause Christians to hold tighter…

COVID-19 Outbreak Causes Change at Selma Doctors’ Clinic

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Coronavirus pandemic has forced some businesses to shut down. But — Selma Doctors’ Clinic — is not one of them. “We are still open and we’re here to serve our patients,” said Office Manager Melissa Vardaman. COVID-19″We’re still here for you, we’re still here for you if your sick, we’re still here for your…

Montgomery County Commission, Town of Pike Road Announce County-wide Curfew

Mayor Gordon Stone of the Town of Pike Road, Chairman Elton Dean of the Montgomery County Commission and Sheriff Derrick Cunningham of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Thursday announced a curfew for both the incorporated area of the Town of Pike Road and the unincorporated area of Montgomery County. The curfew will be from 10pm until 5am seven days a…

Emergency Measures Announced in Dallas Co. in Response to Coronavirus

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Commission has put emergency measures in place to reduce the risk of contracting — or spreading the novel coronavirus. Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn says the commission is set to declare a state of emergency in the county — due to the coronavirus pandemic. The county also plans to allocate $200,000 dollars for…

SEC, Other Conferences Cancel Basketball Conference Tournaments Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The SEC and the other big conferences in college sports have now all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus, putting the celebrated NCAA March Madness Tournament in doubt. The Power 5 conferences are the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference. Within minutes of each other, they announced that the remainder of their tournaments would…