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  • Beam offers help as students learn from home

    Beam offers help as students learn from home

    • March 18, 2020

    As schools close for the next few weeks, learning has moved to an online platform in the community.  “As a local business who cares deeply about our community and its citizens, we, in partnership with the school systems, are happy to ensure that every student and/or teacher who currently does not have a broadband service

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  • Resources during quarantine

    Resources during quarantine

    • March 18, 2020

    As of today, March 16, there are 22 COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Alabama. The stores are being depleted of thermometers, analgesics, peanut butter, and of course, toilet paper. And you know it’s bad when Chic-fil-A closes their dining room. All of the schools have closed until mid-April, and Alabama government has recommended we limit gatherings

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  • New STAR I.D.  required by Oct. 1

    New STAR I.D. required by Oct. 1

    • March 18, 2020

    Implemented to fight terrorism and reduce fraud, Alabama’s new Star I.D. (Secure • Trusted • Reliable) is the new driver’s license requirement, mandatory if you fly in the United States. Modeled after the federal Real ID Act of 2005, the STAR I.D. began as a pilot project in central Alabama in 2011 in Montgomery, Autauga,

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  • Executive session  not to be discussed

    Executive session not to be discussed

    • March 18, 2020

    In the March 12 issue, it was reported that after the work session on March 9, Commissioner Ronnie Reed claimed privately to The Citizen outside of chambers that the commission had illegally discussed possibly privatizing the Sanitation Department by selling it. The next day, Reed went on the record with his statement by phone and

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  • Without spring practice, football coaches try to fill void

    Without spring practice, football coaches try to fill void

    • March 25, 2020

    Since taking over as Florida State coach in December, Mike Norvell has spent seemingly endless hours laying the foundation of his program. Winter is time for coaches to deliver a consistent message, build the culture they want and get players to buy into a way of going about their business whether they are in the

  • Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

    Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

    • March 25, 2020

    TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely answer is — primarily Japanese taxpayers. “Of course there will be costs,” organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said when the postponement was announced. “As

  • Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

    Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

    • March 24, 2020

    MADRID (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday postponed this summer’s Tokyo Games for a year as coronavirus deaths mounted around the world and U.S. lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help cushion the economic damage from the crisis. The IOC acted on the recommendation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,

  • Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL’s changing landscape

    Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL’s changing landscape

    • March 24, 2020

    Upheaval is everywhere in the NFL. It won’t likely end soon. A free agency frenzy that has seen steady player movement — yes, players beyond Tom Brady have changed addresses — has been the focal point. With little to nothing else going on in sports, the NFL has grabbed headlines with business deals between players

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