As you continue to prepare for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Alabama Department of Transportation is offering travel safety tips as well as ensuring its part in making sure highway and interstates are safe to travel on given the amount of vehicles expected to be on the roads. ALDOT will have no temporary lane closures on any interstates after 6 a.m. Friday through midnight on Sunday. There will, however, still be reduced speed limits in construction work zone areas and al
The rising number of coronavirus cases in Alabama has led President Trump to cancel plans to hold a rally in the state next weekend. Trump’s campaign never formally announced plans for the Alabama rally, but he was scheduled to travel to the state ahead of the senate race between his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn Football coach Tommy Tuberville. Campaign officials finally decided against the trip as state officials voiced concerns about a mass gathe
The 2019 tax filing and payment deadline is coming up and the Internal Revenue Service is not extending the tax deadline. The Coronavirus pandemic caused the deadline to be pushed past its April 15th deadline and now, the IRS says that people who can’t meet the July 15th deadline can file for an extension on the IRS website. Individual states may have different deadlines for their taxes.
In light of recent events that have caused outrage across the country has persuaded community members and law enforcement officers to have more transparent conversations. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade and Anniston Police Captain Curtis McCants sat down with Pastor Fred Smith along with other community members for a much needed conversation about how to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. Captain McCants says he was honored to be invited into the co
Every mayor throughout Calhoun County gathered at the Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center for a morning of reflection, gratitude, and opportunity. The 2020 State of the Cities is held every year for Mayors to come together and share their community’s successes, current projects, and future plans. Anniston Mayor Jack Draper touched base on the city’s partnership with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama and how the Small Business Relief Fund made a positive
Alabamians who have used all their regular unemployment benefits and benefits from the federal stimulus package could now be eligible for up to 13 weeks of additional benefits. The state Department of Labor announced that it would implement another federal program in July since the unemployment rate is higher than 5.9% Those who are eligible can start claiming the state’s unemployment benefits extension plan July 5th. Workers will only be granted eligibility for the program i
Children need to be physically present on campus when the new school year begins in the fall. That’s the latest word from The American Academy of Pediatrics, which guides pediatricians across the country. The new advice comes as states nationwide begin to unveil their plans for getting America’s 56 million students back to school. On the AAP website, the group notes evidence showing the academic, mental, and physical benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks from coro
With the rapidly rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in Alabama, many people wondered whether Governor Kay Ivey would impose a stricter order with the expiration of our current Safer-At-Home Order on Friday. Earlier today, Ivey announced that while she realizes we can’t just stop living, that she has decided to extend the current order to July 31st with no major changes to the amended order from May 22nd. Just like when she announced the Safer-At-Home Order, Ivey said to
Slowly but surely the world of sports is returning to normal with competitions across the board. This weekend at South Beach Volleyball on Fort McClellan dozens of players met on the sand for a prestigious tournament. The venue hosted the AVP Junior National Qualifier in four divisions for players ranging from 12-18 years old. More than 50 teams came from several states across the southeast to compete in the 2-day event. In order to keep players and the families safe, tournam
The RMC Oxford Mediplex will begin testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone wanting to get tested should call the RMC COVID Community Screening line for more information and guidance.