Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel.
As COVID-19 deaths mount locally, a state vaccination hotline was quickly overwhelmed by thousands of callers seeking immunizations and “has not worked very well,” a top Alabama health leader said Wednesday.
MOULTON — A 5-kilometer run/walk and 1-mile run to help fund full-time mental health counselors in the Lawrence County school system is set for the Oakville Indian Mounds and Education Center on March 13.
Monday morning’s snowfall did not close any government offices throughout the Valley, according to municipal and county officials, but it did shut down some schools.
The Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence county school systems are closed today because of hazardous road conditions, and Decatur City Schools canceled virtual lessons.
Only 11, Keeton Little of Hatton will attend his fifth national championship football game Monday night, and he hopes the result resembles his first title game in the stands when Alabama defeated Clemson 45-40 to end the 2015 season.
MOULTON — The three candidates for Moulton police chief say they’re interested in hiring a minority police officer and improving community relations if they are selected as the next chief.
COVID-19 vaccinations will be available by appointment for those 75 and older and first responders beginning Jan. 18, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
• Caleb Matthews, a freshman premed/predent major from Athens, was named to Bob Jones University's Fall 2020 President's List. The list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher GPA for the semester.
MOULTON — The Lawrence County Commission has received more than $210,000 in federal relief money for housing state inmates in the county jail and has submitted an additional $1.5 million in pandemic-related expenses involving public safety.
The COVID-19 death toll in Morgan County hit 100 after increasing by 10 today, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.