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COVID Cases at Camden Elementary School Sparks Concern

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A group of parents in Wilcox County is raising concerns about the safety at a Camden elementary school due to COVID-19. J. E. Hobbs Elementary School in Camden was shut down for two days last week — due to positive COVID cases. The school was cleaned and sanitized — but some parents remain concerned —…

Mayor Steven Reed Hosting Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Share Facts Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Mayor Steven L. Reed will host a virtual town hall Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m. featuring Dr. Ian Moore, DVM, PHD, DACVP. The town hall will be streamed on the City of Montgomery’s Facebook LIVE (https://www.facebook.com/montgomeryalabama/live/) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/yERkHRblEnw) properties. It will also air on the City’s website: https://www.montgomeryal.gov/city-government/virtual-mayor-s-town-hall. Mayor Reed seeks to empower residents with information. In doing so,…

MPS Releases School Reopening Plans

Students in Montgomery Public Schools will soon have the option to head back to the classroom. MPS officials announced Tuesday that starting March 29, all school employees will return to their school buildings. Students will remain virtual during the week of March 29. Face-to-face learning will resume on April 5. Officials say that all students will be provided with a…

Virtual Bridge Crossing Jubilee Preparations Underway

From the West Alabama Newsroom– COVID-19 has drastically changed the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event will be totally virtual this year — and preparations are coming down to the wire. Drew Glover is the Principal Coordinator for the event. “The Jubilee as an organization is discouraging people from having in-person events over the weekend that would cause any kind…

Two Elmore County Schools Transition to Virtual for Remainder of the Week

Elmore County Superintendent Richard Dennis announced that two schools within the school system will go virtual. The school will go virtual for the remainder of the week of January 11-15. The schools transitioning to virtual are Coosada Elementary and Holtville Elementary. This comes due to an increased number of personnel quarantined and self-isolated. Dennis says the school will re-evaluate the…

5000 Alabama Students Haven’t Shown up for Any Sort of Class

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s state education superintendent says preliminary reports indicate that more than 5,000 students haven’t shown up for any sort of classes, virtual or in-person. Eric Mackey says they’re likely to have a hard time catching up – and the enrollment drop could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers. That’s because the state funding formula is…

Rep. Terri Sewell Presents 9th Annual and First Virtual Job Fair

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Congresswoman Terri Sewell is hosting her 9th Annual Job Fair this week — in spite of COVID-19. However, this year’s job fair — will be virtual. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way — a lot of things are done. It’s why Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s 9th Annual Job Fair — will also be — her…

Child Care Crisis Pushes U.S. Mothers out of the Labor Force

NEW YORK (AP) – Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force, as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning. The trend threatens the financial stability of families in the near-term. In the long-term, the crisis could stall, if not reverse, decades of…

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

Alabama Sports HOF Banquet to go Virtual

  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 52nd Annual Induction Ceremony will be held virtually on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in lieu of the previously scheduled Induction Banquet. “While we are very disappointed that we are not able to honor the Class of 2020 at a banquet, we are very thankful…