These days it seems like our brains are consumed with information overload. Social media is too easy to scroll through at the tips of our fingers. News can be followed 24/7. Even friends and family are constantly sharing an exchange of communications through texts, phone calls and emails on …
A lot of times when someone is urged to vote who typically doesn’t, you’ll hear the argument, “Well, national politics don’t affect me.” Or, “My vote doesn’t matter; my voice won’t be heard.”
There are no words strong enough to properly condemn the officers responsible for the death of George Floyd. That kind of violence should never be tolerated even if there hadn’t been riot, chaos and, worse, death as a result of their actions.
Locals and visitors alike were all over Lake Martin this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. Holidays usually spell trouble. Many act irresponsibly, drink while operating a boat and more. Many people are less aware of their surroundings and more focused on having a good time.
Facebook is not a trusted news source.This is important to keep in mind when scrolling through Facebook — or any social media channel for that matter.
When powerful winds and damaging hail came through this weekend, many homes and families around the county were adversely affected. There were homes completely destroyed, people displaced, property damaged and lives changed.
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced Friday he recommends immediately reopening some businesses closed due to Gov. Kay Ivey’s stay-at-home order. As of press time Friday, his recommendation had not been approved by Ivey.
There seems to be a stigma around asking for help. Some people think it’s a sign of weakness; others think they’ll come across as needy if they can’t do everything on their own.
As the community continues to feel the ongoing results of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people affected will continue to rise. Almost daily we are seeing people step up, lend a hand, make donations, feed front line workers or those in need and show random acts of kindness.
Although this year’s Easter is coupled with a worldwide pandemic, it doesn’t mean it’s a total loss. Maybe the traditions your family has grown accustomed to over the years will have to pause but setting those aside is for everyone’s safety.
Alexander City residents have been concerned if the city has been proactive enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus. City councilmembers have expressed their opinions on needing a more restrictive approach and the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department made the call to close the…
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.”
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.
It’s really nice to hear some good news on a dreary day and one with an overpowering sense of negativity. While people cannot gather in groups of 10 or more and even then must remain 6 feet apart, people are getting creative in ways to feel connected.
Alexander City councilmembers and Mayor Tommy Spraggins recently came together in an effort to assist residents affected financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.