• Ivey allows beaches, retail stores to open with limits

    Ivey allows beaches, retail stores to open with limits

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday said that retail stores, beaches and non-emergency medical procedures can resume, with limits, later this week as she announced a loosening of state restrictions because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ivey said a “safer at home” order will take effect 5 p.m. Thursday evening when the

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  • How are young people coping during the pandemic

    How are young people coping during the pandemic

    When thinking about the coronavirus outbreak, it is easy to think of it on a grand scale. Reports of mass layoffs, hundreds of new cases, and countless deaths plague all avenues of the media. It is important to see individuals rather than faceless numbers during this time. Tara Etheridge works at health care facility in

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  • Chamber gives dues extension

    Chamber gives dues extension

    The East Alabama Chamber of Commerce has a message for local businesses. For EACC members, the Chamber is offering a 90-day extension on membership dues payment.  “If you have received, or will receive, an invoice soon for your annual dues and are unable to pay them at this time, we understand and want you to

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  • Graduation date firm by April 30, vaping policy added to conduct

    Graduation date firm by April 30, vaping policy added to conduct

    The Phenix City Board of Education held its work session on April 14 and its regular session on April 16, 2020. Both meetings were streamed via Facebook Live.  “We’ve had to do some training with our board members, very quickly,” Superintendent Randy Wilkes said. “They’ve adjusted and adapted to it really well. Other than our

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  • Council approves $1.5M in sewer upgrades

    Council approves $1.5M in sewer upgrades

    The council held the April 20 work session and the April 21 regular session through the online meeting platform Zoom. Meetings will be conducted this way until further notice.   Utilities Department The city approved proposals from Constantine Engineering, Inc. (Task Order 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27) for professional engineering services sewer upgrades, totaling

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  • Whether on campus or online, CVCC shows support for students

    Whether on campus or online, CVCC shows support for students

    Aurelia Smith wears several hats at Chattahoochee Valley Community College.  She serves as a Computer Information Systems (CIS) instructor, Online Learning Coordinator, and Blackboard Administrator.  She’s used to being flexible in her work while juggling different projects at one time, but like everyone else, she never expected anything like the recent COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, she

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