Ivey announces plans to begin looking at reopening the economy

MONTGOMERY - Without giving any specifics, Governor Kay Ivey announced during a press conference Tuesday, April 14, that plans are being worked upon to begin the process of reopening Alabama's economy, as it appears that the stay-at-home order put in place April 3, is beginning to help "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus response teams formed to answer questions regarding State Health Order

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday, April 9, the establishment of response teams within the attorney general’s office to provide authoritative answers to law enforcement, public officials, businesses, employees and residents of Alabama concerning enforcement and compliance of the State Health Order relating to the Coronavirus-2019 pandemic issued by Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.

Online Big Bass Tournament offers competition, time in nature for young anglers

WINSTON COUNTY - For many young anglers, being out of school due to Coronavirus-2019 has meant an end to high school fishing teams, tournaments and time spent lakeside with friends. Fortunately, anglers ages 13-19 looking for a practical way to avoid crowds while still enjoying nature, exercise and a competitive outlet can join the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship (BBZ JC), an online tournament sponsored by B.A.S.S.

Alabama Extension not recommending Ivermectin to treat COVID-19; disputing social media reports regarding the drug

AUBURN - Social media platforms are lighting up about a recent Australian study on the possible antiviral effects that the drug Ivermectin may have on the COVID-19 virus. However, there is little known about the affects this treatment could have.

Employers cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during Coronavirus-2019 pandemic, U.S. Department of Labor warns

WASHINGTON - The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Winston County Sheriff’s Office arrests two in alleged meth distribution case


From l-r: Winston County Sheriff’s Office investigators Caleb Snoddy and Jacob Eward, Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore, Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers and Deputy Josh Silas.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A traffic stop conducted by the Winston County Sheriff’s Office yielded a good supply of methamphetamine, as well as two arrests of defendants known by law enforcement as repeat offenders.