Official release: (Courtesy Collinsville High School)
Collinsville High School is pleased to announce Daniel Garrett as the new Panther Head Football Coach. Garrett replaces Ernie Willingham, who announced his retirement following the 2019 season, which included a 12-2 finish and an appearance in the Class 2A State Semifinals. Coach Garrett comes to Collinsville from Madison Academy, where he served as the defensive coordinator for the Mustangs. Previous stops for Garrett in
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close to help stop the spread of COVID-19 across the state. The non-essential business closure includes entertainment venues, barbershops, nail salons, theaters, retail stores and more. The order will take effect Saturday at 5 p.m. and will be lifted April 17th. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and hardware stores may remain open. Ivey has rejected proposals to follow other states with mandatory shel
The Alabama Department of Public Health is now reporting three deaths related to COVID-19. Those deaths were in Madison, Limestone, and Jackson counties. The number of COVID-19 cases statewide has jumped to 327, but that number is changing daily. So far, people in 48 of Alabama’s 67 counties have tested positive for coronavirus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately caused a spike in scammer activity. WEIS Radio reports that the FBI advises people to be on the lookout for scammers looking to steal your money and personal information. Emails, fake benefits and charitable donations are just several ways your personal information can be obtained by scammers. The FBI encourages you to protect yourself by doing your research before clicking on links and responding to emails.
In response to the needs created by COVID-19, the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama is encouraging community leaders and members to build partnerships to provide for neighbors in need. The “Community Recovery Fund” established by the Community Foundation will help support the unmet needs of individuals who have been affected by the coronavirus. $250,000 from the Susie Parker Stringfellow Health fund has already been pledged to the recovery fund. The money will also go
An Anniston family has been searching for their loved one for several days and is now pleading out to the community for her safe return. 20-year-old Joani Bryant is a sophomore at Alabama A&M and has been missing since Monday. Her parents say she was last seen at her home in the 2,000 block of Moore Avenue in Anniston. Joani is believed to be battling behavioral health issues. She left the house without her phone, wallet or ID. Her parents believe she is not herself right now
Despite the growing fears of COVID-19, law enforcement officers are still expected to report to work. However, some local law enforcement officers will be wearing very special protective gear to keep them safe during the pandemic. Each deputy and employee with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office will get hand made masks to wear during their shifts thanks to Sheriff Matthew Wade’s mother. Sheriff Wade says there is a shortage in protective gear due to not enough supplies bein
Apple has released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms. Both tools were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app and website include a questionnaire and information about the novel coronavirus. The screening tools do not require an Apple account to use.
Another member of the Class of 2020 will go on to play college football. Ohatchee's Domonique Thomas recently committed to play at Union College in Kentucky. Thomas will likely not hold a formal signing ceremony (to ensure practice of social distancing) however, TV24 Sports spoke with Ohatchee head coach Scott Martin about the next phase of Thomas' career. The talented running back enjoyed a phenomenal senior season where he rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 33 touchdowns.
The fight against COVID-19 continues. And students in public schools, grades K-12 across Alabama will remain at home for the remainder of the school year. Governor Kay Ivey held a press conference earlier to announce the closure of all public schools. Beginning on April 6th, Governor Ivey has issued an order for all K-12 public schools to implement a plan to complete the 2019-2020 school year using alternate methods of instruction as established by the State Superintendent of