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Governor Ivey urges Alabama Small Business owners to prepare now by applying for Federal Financial Relief

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday urges Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure their business will withstand the troubling economy. Final guidelines for how the federal government will distribute financial relief to Alabama’s small businesses will be released very soon. In the meantime, Small Business Owners…

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A message from Geneva Mayor Frankie Lindsey

  A message from Geneva Mayor Frankie Lindsey:   Our City, Wiregrass area, and our nation are facing a challenge unlike any of us have experienced with the rising threat of the COVID-19 virus. In response, we are being asked to add new terms to our vocabulary such as “social distancing” and “self-quarantine”. This is…

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Gov. Ivey closes schools for remainder of school year

Governor Kay Ivey announced this afternoon during a press conference that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the threat of the Coronavirus. This includes all extra curricular activities. Ivey stated they are working on plans to offer virtual learning options to students. More to come on that…

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A message from Holmes County Sheriff John Tate

I know that we are in uncertain times and in uncharted waters. I just want to assure the people of Holmes County that the men and women of Holmes County Sheriff’s Office are still fully functioning and here to serve you. We have implemented additional protective measures and are complying with the instructions of Governor…

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Alabama Department of Public Health establishes statewide hotline and direct e-mail for COVID-19 information

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has activated a statewide informational hotline and a general information e-mail address to field questions from the public about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The addition of a hotline for general questions will give the public the ability to speak with someone who can direct them to information that…

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Geneva County Government procedures temporarily changed

  SPECIAL NOTICE GENEVA COUNTY GOVERNMENT PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 – APRIL 5, 2020 (unless extended) The Geneva County Commission has joined the State and Federal Government in declaring an emergency due to COVID-19. Out of respect and protection of both our citizens and employees, the Geneva County Commission hereby directs that all…

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Alabama Securities Commission warns about COVID-19 scams

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way we conduct our daily lives. The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) is reminding Alabamians to beware of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty as we learn to adapt to a new, but temporary, way of life of social distancing, working from home, home schooling, and…

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Charles Michael Barton up for parole hearing

Covington County offender Charles Michael Barton, 28, has a parole hearing scheduled for March 5. Barton is currently serving his time at Fountain Correctional Center. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Barton was sentenced to an 84 month term in 2018 for assault I and theft of property I. He has served one year…

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