• Survey: Alabama child care enrollment down by 23,000 kids

    Survey: Alabama child care enrollment down by 23,000 kids

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Enrollment in child care centers across Alabama has dropped by more than 23,000 children since the coronavirus pandemic began even though most facilities have reopened, a new state report showed Wednesday. While 85% of the 2,381 facilities surveyed by the Department of Human Resources have reopened since the initial lockdown period

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  • Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

    Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

    By KIM CHANDLER and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in November.The justices’ vote was 5-3, with the court’s three liberals dissenting. As is typical when the Supreme Court acts on an emergency basis,

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  • 6 linked to Georgia theology school charged with fraud

    6 linked to Georgia theology school charged with fraud

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Six people from three states are charged with defrauding $12 million from federal student aid programs by allegedly enrolling students into a theology school without requiring any classwork.An indictment alleges that from 2010 to 2018, the defendants recruited fake students to the Columbus, Georgia, campus of Apex School of Theology. The

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  • County: Proclamation planned by commission for Roy Greene

    County: Proclamation planned by commission for Roy Greene

    The county commission’s regular session started off last week with a citizen petitioning the commission for assistance in a business matter. The gentleman sells cars from his home in Fort Mitchell and had his dealership license application rejected by the state for the first time in all the years he’d been doing business. The rejection

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  • City applies for $1,845,650 transportation grant

    City applies for $1,845,650 transportation grant

    The Phenix City Council held its regular meeting at 9 a.m. via the Zoom digital platform. The Utilities department misidentified the size of the sewer line crossing Opelika Road at the bridge site in the GIS system when it was first installed; however, Assistant City Manager and Utilities Director Steve Smith said that there is

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  • Crawford man rescued from well

    Crawford man rescued from well

    Right after last week’s commission meeting, EMA Director Bob Franklin received notification that Crawford and Ladonia first responders were undertaking the rescue of a man in Crawford who was trapped in a 30’ water well on his property. The man, a senior citizen, had tied a rope to a tree and knotted the rope for

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