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To help the battle the spread of the coronavirus, the Alexander City City Council unanimously approved a curfew until the COVID-19 crisis is deemed over.

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The need for blood has increased even more since the outbreak of the coronavirus. In efforts to practice social distancing to help slow the spread and flatten the curve, donating events have canceled and blood collections have dropped. During this time, donations are critical and one officia…

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You need a local newspaper now more than ever — even when there isn’t a crisis. But when there is, it’s a good reminder it’s better to be prepared than to be caught off-guard. And those who put in the long hours to keep you informed are risking their careers to bring it to you.

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Cybercrime certainly hasn’t slowed. If anything, it has escalated with the arrival of the coronavirus. Hackers are finding the pandemic the perfect opportunity for them to take advantage of the vulnerable people who are fearful and worrisome. 

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact lives, jobs and the health of community members, Lake Martin Area United Way created the Community Crisis Fund to directly assist anyone struggling as a result.

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With the concerns growing regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which said Sunday to limit gatherings to 50 and under for eight weeks, Alexander City businesses and organizations are following suit.

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As of 8:20 p.m. Monday evening, there are now more than 2,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. There are now 2,006 cases across the state — an increase of 144 since the morning update.

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To help battle the spread of the coronavirus, the Alexander City City Council unanimously approved a curfew until the COVID-19 crisis was deemed over.

There is no doubt my life is engulfed by the sports world and even though it has been a few weeks since I last watched a live sporting event, I’m not sure it has really sunk in how weird this time truly is. I’m not sure there has ever been another three-week period in my life without sports …

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As of 10:50 a.m. Monday morning, the Alabama Department of Public Heath is now reporting 1,862 confirmed cases of the coronavirus — an increase of just 21 since the Sunday evening update.

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Numbers have grown significantly since Sunday morning's report at 10:25 a.m. As of 8:15 p.m. Sunday night, Tallapoosa County now has 30 confirmed cases and there are 1,841 confirmed cases across the state — an increase of 10 and 165, respectively.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 1,633 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — before we knew just how bad this was all going to get — it seemed like everyone was constantly saying, “Just wash your hands.”

SpringHouse Restaurant executive chef Chris Morina launched his Lake Martin career at a unique time in the world — just before the coronavirus pandemic. But that isn’t stopping him from brainstorming with other industry professionals and planning some creative ways to keep his staff employed.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has added a new category to its COVID-19 data. Hospitalizations across the state are now being reported and are at 212 as of 11:20 a.m. Saturday.

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There was yet another big increase in positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. As of 8:25 p.m. Friday, there are now 1,535 cases — that’s an increase of more than 200 since the morning report.

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With the stay-at-home order from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey set to begin at 5 p.m. today, Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith has put in place a curfew for public safety.

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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 p.m. beginning Monday until further notice.

As the spread of the coronavirus continues, jobs are becoming scarcer. Numbers for those requesting unemployment benefits are increasing weekly but some area businesses and organizations are actually hiring.

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Although many senior student-athletes are frustrated by the season’s end, especially if their recruiting dreams were hinging on their final seasons, others already have a plan for next year. And just because their high school seasons are over doesn’t mean they can stop now.

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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With more than 100 cases added throughout the day, the Alabama Department of Public Health is now reporting 1,270 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

I never expected the happiest time of my life to happen during such a horrific time in the world with the spread of the coronavirus. I dreamed about this moment ever since I was a preteen and it never once crossed my mind I would see a global pandemic, much less get engaged to the best man d…

Several professions have stepped up immensely since the coronavirus outbreak has made its way to the U.S. One of the seemingly under-appreciated professions during this pandemic is teachers. 

Easter Sunday will certainly be celebrated a little differently this year as nothing seems to retain normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While visiting grandma’s house, eating a large meal with friends and hunting for Easter eggs with the extended family may not be an option, The Dadeville …

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With schools shut down to in-school learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 year, teachers are adapting their lesson plans to fit online content or pickup packets for students without internet access as they navigate this new method of instruction.

Main Street Alexander City is upholding its mission to promote and bring economic growth to local businesses who are suffering especially now with all the restrictions in place by Gov. Kay Ivey in regards to combating the spread of COVID-19.

Because the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex is almost all open air, it seems like it would be a good place for small groups and families to get some fresh air in a safe place while still practicing social distancing.