The death toll from COVID-19 remains at 1 throughout the state as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there are currently 517 confirmed cases in the state. Cleburne and Cherokee Counties have been added to the overall counties with confirmed cases as they each have 1 case. Etowah County now has four confirmed cases and Jefferson County remains as the “hot spot” with 159 cases. More than 4,000 Alabamians have b
Calhoun County’s Director of Emergency Management Michael Barton wants residents to rely on the EMA for all updates concerning the coronavirus pandemic in the county. People in Calhoun County can sign up to receive text alerts for local updates on COVID-19 by texting “CAL-COVID” to 888777. Barton says CAL-COVID is a great way for residents to have trusted information and to help sort facts from fear. You can also visit calhounema.org for updates.
As we continue to fight back against the spread of COVID-19, blood donations are extremely important in an effort to keep up the nation’s blood supply during this pandemic. Donations during this time could potentially save a life. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will have a mobile blood drive stationed at the Oxford Walmart Friday. LifeSouth is following safety protocol to ensure that all equipment is sterilized and safe. To find a blood donation center near you, visit life
Practicing good hygiene is important, especially during the pandemic. But many people who don’t have direct access to washers and dryers have to rely on laundromats near their neighborhoods. With businesses no longer offering services, one local laundromat wants people to know that they’re open to help those in need while following all the CDC guidelines to ensure its customers are safe. Washin’ Coin Laundry and Golden Springs Laundry are locally owned and operated businesses
Indoor activities such as bowling alleys, movie theaters and skating rinks are temporarily closed, leaving many people inside their homes with no idea of what to do with their spare time. But, an activity that many people take for granted is being able to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. Cheaha State Park is still open, and people are taking advantage of the great outdoors while being able to practice social distancing in addition to getting exercise. With certain restricti
People are also using Choccolocco Park to get fresh air, exercise along with other extracurricular activities while keeping their social distance. Although many playgrounds are closed, this playground remains open as workers continue to sanitize the equipment multiple times a day.
A historically black college that was once struggling to survive, is now recognized as one of the most well-respected HBCUs in the nation. The college’s recent success has been credited to its 20th president. Talladega College’s Board of Trustees wanted to show their appreciation towards President, Doctor Billy Hawkins, by naming the newly constructed student center and area in his honor. Doctor Billy Hawkins has served as president since 2008, and since then has enhanced the
Former JSU basketball star Jason Burnell found himself in the red zone of the Coronavirus during his rookie season in the Italian professional league. Burnell plays for Pallacanestro Cantù near Milan in Northern Italy. He and his teammates learned March 8th that their season was suspended. As COVID-19 cases rose in the region, Burnell was confined to his home and eventually made his way back to the United States. TV24 Sports caught up with Burnell who detailed his experience
The COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state of Alabama continues to rise as there are now 386 cases and one death confirmed in the state. The Jackson County Commission has confirmed the death of an employee who contracted the COVID-19 virus. The employee worked in a department in the Jackson County Courthouse that did not require regular contact with the public. The county commission says the work area where the employee worked will be fully sanitized and checked before any em
Help could soon be on the way for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. After days of negotiations, the White House has reached a deal with Senate leaders on a two-trillion dollar Stimulus proposal. $250 billion will go towards direct payments to individuals and families. $350 billion will go towards small business loans while $250 billion towards unemployment insurance benefits. $500 billion will be used for loans and distressed companies. The package will give a one-time