After the tumult of last month, the COVID-19 figures are beginning to look tentatively promising.
In 1768, Catherine the Great was inoculated for smallpox, setting a royal public health example that would end up saving countless Russian lives.
On Tuesday, Margaret Keenan of Coventry, U.K. became the first patient worldwide to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, just one week before her 91st birthday. Alabama Department of Health (ADPH) expects to receive 41,000 vaccine doses in the coming weeks, all of which will be going to healthcare wo…
U.S. Highway 280 was deserted Thursday afternoon. And despite what the social media pictures of crowded airports might have you think, air travel was far below its usual Thanksgiving frenzy — a little over half a million travelers passed through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) c…
COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the country, state and in local counties, and we feel it’s our duty to remind readers to take all the precautions possible in order to protect yourself and others.
The heart of a city is its downtown and Main Street Alexander City deserves all the praise and recognition it got Monday for the tremendous effort being made to revitalize and grow Alexander City’s historic district.
Some crimes are obvious, making it easy to sentence the perpetrator. Others, such as littering — not so much. It’s hard to pinpoint who littered when we see trash all over the highway. We see the trash and know someone must have done it — whether indirectly from trash blowing out of a truck …
The Outlook stands loyally behind the Alexander City Police Department as it rallies around the hopeful recovery of Det. Drew Machen, who suffered a severe heart attack Monday morning and was in critical condition as of Tuesday.
We could all take a page out of registered nurse Erin Dean’s playbook. Despite multiple diagnoses of cancer, working a full-time job, raising three children and being a full-time student at UAB, Dean does not give up.
The Outlook wants to applaud all area teachers and staff for a smooth first day of school. Tallapoosa County Schools started last week and Alexander City Schools started Tuesday. As journalists, we’re always out there on the scene witnessing the action firsthand and we can proudly say our sc…
Football is back and things seem a little more right in the world. While this season will certainly present many changes and challenges, we are grateful to see our area athletes be able to compete after all the hard work put in.
Bill Nichols State Veterans Home has gotten a bad rap lately for the investigation into the safety measures of its facility and health of its residents. While there is no doubt the number of veterans affected by COVID-19 is beyond disheartening, the staff of Bill Nichols also does the best i…
As most of you know, The Outlook is located across the street from Benjamin Russell High School. Our staff always knows when back-to-school time is approaching because we hear the consistent beat of the metronome and band directors bellowing instructions over the loud speakers.
The most wonderful time of year in Alexander City is supposed to be kicking off soon with the annual Sun Festival, but we got word Friday morning it has been postponed yet again.
At Monday’s meeting, the Alexander City City Council postponed the public hearing and tabled the vote on a permanent moratorium restricting certain businesses from locating to the downtown area.
Although there is certainly a lot of unrest in the nation and unimaginable things going on in the world, there is a lot of good happening right here in the Lake Martin area.
Major League Baseball has started to test its players for COVID-19 prior to starting a shortened season, but will testing happen for students before the start of school next month?
Despite all of the national attention some law enforcement officers have gotten over the last few weeks, the Alexander City Police Department is still continuing programs of engaging the community.