Alabama Department of Corrections extending COVID-19 moratorium an additonal 30 days

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues its system-wide efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across its facilities, working in partnership with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and various infectious disease control experts.

Local principal appointed to board by governor


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Being a principal is more than just a job for some. It is a lifelong ambition of care for students, faculty, staff and even other principals. Winston County High School’s principal, Jeff Cole, has been a pillar for those who have passed through the front doors of the school since he became principal Dec. 16, 2003.

Ivey announces plans to begin looking at reopening the economy

MONTGOMERY - Without giving any specifics, Governor Kay Ivey announced during a press conference Tuesday, April 14, that plans are being worked upon to begin the process of reopening Alabama's economy, as it appears that the stay-at-home order put in place April 3, is beginning to help "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus response teams formed to answer questions regarding State Health Order

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday, April 9, the establishment of response teams within the attorney general’s office to provide authoritative answers to law enforcement, public officials, businesses, employees and residents of Alabama concerning enforcement and compliance of the State Health Order relating to the Coronavirus-2019 pandemic issued by Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Online Big Bass Tournament offers competition, time in nature for young anglers

WINSTON COUNTY - For many young anglers, being out of school due to Coronavirus-2019 has meant an end to high school fishing teams, tournaments and time spent lakeside with friends. Fortunately, anglers ages 13-19 looking for a practical way to avoid crowds while still enjoying nature, exercise and a competitive outlet can join the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship (BBZ JC), an online tournament sponsored by B.A.S.S.

Alabama Extension not recommending Ivermectin to treat COVID-19; disputing social media reports regarding the drug

AUBURN - Social media platforms are lighting up about a recent Australian study on the possible antiviral effects that the drug Ivermectin may have on the COVID-19 virus. However, there is little known about the affects this treatment could have.

Employers cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during Coronavirus-2019 pandemic, U.S. Department of Labor warns

WASHINGTON - The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.