Local News on COVID-19 Pandemic

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Due to the coronavirus spreading throughout the state and into Elmore County, many local businesses and organizations are taking precautionary measures by announcing closures and making other changes.

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The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 2,006 confirmed cases in the state with 14,765 people tested for the virus.

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The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 1,684 confirmed cases in the state with 13,078 people tested for the virus.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock and Tallassee police chief Matthew Higgins announced city officials are implementing a curfew for the city which will be in effect from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning Monday until further notice.

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The latest COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 1,106 confirmed cases in the state of Alabama.

When Nick Cosentino signed up to attend Next Level Academy in Wetumpka, he knew there would be some challenges that come with being further away from home. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native chose Next Level to help him develop his skills as a baseball player but nothing could have prepared…

We have all been riding a roller coaster of emotions over the past couple of weeks but when the news of the spring sports season shutdown, I had to turn off some of those emotions and get to work. After going through calls with frustrated and sympathetic coaches, I reached out to a handful o…

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As soon as postponements and cancellations started falling on high school sporting events, the focus of players, coaches and parents turned to the senior class. The seniors had been looking forward to their final high school season for their entire careers but the abrupt end to the year sent…

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Studio B normally serves as a dance studio this time of year, but Thursday, it was transformed into a drive-thru lunch line for area students.

Mayor Johnny Hammock made the executive decision to close all area parks and recreation areas after the state mandate on Friday, March 27. While Bell Park, Veterans Park, the Funtastic Fort are all closed, Hammock says area parking lots are filling with local teenagers looking for a place to…

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Alabama reached the millennium mark overnight with The Alabama Department of Public Health now reporting 1,013 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state.

The number of positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus has increased to 720 confirmed cases statewide as of Saturday night. There were 639 as of 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The confirmed coronavirus-related death count still sits at three, according to Alabama Department of Public Health.

Social distancing is new to many, especially those who thrive on being social with other people. Even the term is new. And while these uncertain times can cause elevated anxiety, founder and operator of SOAR Inc. Andrus Love has some helpful tips for those who may be struggling mentally with…

The number of positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus has increased to 540 confirmed cases statewide. The confirmed coronavirus-related deaths is up to three.

Coaches around the state gathered around their phones and laptops Thursday afternoon with the hopes of some good news regarding the spring sports season. Unfortunately, those hopes did not last long as State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey confirmed the end of the year for all at…

The Macon County Humane Shelter sent out an SOS via Facebook on March 23. The shelter has taken a significant hit due to the coronavirus health pandemic and is asking the public for assistance.