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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a few things for income tax filing while many things remain the same.

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Alabama Department of Labor secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.9%, down from November’s rate of 4.4%, and above December 2019’s rate of 2.7%. December’s rate represents 87,534 unemployed persons, com…

Gov. Ivey renewed Alabama's "Safer at Home" order Thursday, extending the statewide mask mandate to Friday, March 5. The order was set to expire Friday.

In March state legislators passed legislation for the distribution of funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Thanks to a transfer last week, Tallapoosa County could be left holding the bag for expenditures expected to be reimbursed under the legislation.

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Alexander City, AL

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  • Humidity: 69%
  • Feels Like: 30°
  • Heat Index: 36°
  • Wind: 8 mph
  • Wind Chill: 30°
  • UV Index: 4 Moderate
  • Sunrise: 06:41:12 AM
  • Sunset: 05:12:51 PM
  • Dew Point: 27°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Partly cloudy skies. High 51F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.


Partly cloudy skies. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.


Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 56F. Winds light and variable.

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Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to people 75 years of age and older beginning Jan. 18. But one Alexander City nursing home saw most of its residents get the vaccine Friday.

The federal government started sending its $600 stimulus checks Tuesday evening as part of a recently passed COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday, after some delay in attempt to raise the amount to $2,000.

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced an extension to the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students program into 2021, thanks to a provision in the latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last week and signed by President Trump on Sunday evening.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is working to make the changes in processes to allow for a reduced quarantine period for persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Only the Alabama State Health Officer has the authority to establish state quarantine and isolation requirements.

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Despite the uncertainty 2020 has brought, an annual holiday tradition counted on since 1955 is continuing for its 65th year — the NORAD Santa tracker.