As more COVID-19 cases are confirmed throughout the state, cities are making the decisions necessary to help stop the spread of the virus. Weaver City Mayor Wayne Willis took to Facebook to let residents know that the outdoor playground and basketball courts at Elwell and Buckhorn Parks are now closed. Mayor Willis says there is no way to completely sanitize the equipment or the hands-on recreational facilities. The Ladiga Trail, walking trail and Dog Park will remain open to
Blood donations are desperately needed as the fight against COVID-19 continues throughout the state and across the country. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers have trucks stationed outside of grocery stores and other locations to encourage people to help give blood during the COVID-19 outbreak. LifeSouth is following safety protocol to ensure that all equipment used is sterilized and safe. Mobile blood donation centers are prepared to receive as many donors that will be willin
Students who attend Oxford City Schools and are in need of lunch meals can participate in the next donation distribution. Oxford City Schools Students in need of food can come by Oxford High School cafeteria entrance this Friday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Students and parents or guardians must remain in the car for safety reasons.
The deadline for “Real ID,” known in Alabama as the “Star ID” has been delayed indefinitely due to the threat of Coronavirus according to President Donald Trump. Star ID is a new form of identification people would need in order to fly throughout the country or enter a federal building. The previous deadline for Americans to have the ID card was October 1st. A new deadline has not been set.
Although restaurants across the country have closed their dine-in areas, people have taken advantage of drive-thrus and take-out options. Today, people were encouraged to support local restaurants for at least one meal during the Great American Take Out. And thankfully, we found cars were in line supporting Dad’s Barbecue in Anniston during today’s lunch rush.
Anniston City Mayor Jack Draper invites members of the community to engage in an upcoming virtual town hall meeting. Mayor Draper will be answering questions during the virtual meeting about COVID-19 efforts on Facebook live. He will also be open to answer other city related questions as well. Residents must follow several rules in order for questions to be addressed. Questions must be submitted in advance. In order for Mayor Draper to answer every question, there is a one qu
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed a supplement to the current state-of-emergency order to extend the filing deadline for state income taxes. Taxpayers now have until July 15 to file the proper returns. The 90 day extension means taxpayers will be exempt from late penalties and interest on any amount owed to the state. According to the governor’s office, the deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, and other non-corporate
An American media service provider is creating a relief fund for TV and film workers who are unemployed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Netflix created a $100 million relief fund to point out that almost all movie and television productions have ceased globally. Resulting in more than 100,000 crew members out of work. Netflix says most of the money will go toward helping them make ends meet and some of it will go toward other nonprofit organizations with similar goals.
The number of COVID-19 patients continues to grow as more testing becomes widespread throughout the state. With a second case being confirmed in Calhoun County. As of this evening, there are 196 confirmed cases in Alabama according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. With more than 50% of the cases in Jefferson County, health officials have ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in the area including hair salons and other retail stores in the area. Shelby Cou
An employee working at a fast food restaurant in Leeds has tested positive for COVID-19. Sonic recently took to Facebook to announce that one of its employees working at its Leeds location began developing symptoms of the virus at his home and went to be tested. After his results came back positive, the restaurant shutdown immediately. The restaurant has since been sanitized. Although all other employees are not showing symptoms, they are all being quarantined.