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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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AG partners with eBay to combat price gouging

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today a partnership with eBay to stop unconscionable online price gouging of Alabamians during the current pandemic.  The partnership is part of Attorney General Marshall’s initiative to partner with the nation’s largest retail and technology companies to enable a more proactive and vigilant approach to protecting the people of Alabama…

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AG Marshall partners with Amazon to counter price gouging

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today a partnership with Amazon.com to combat unconscionable online price gouging of Alabamians by bad actors during the current pandemic. The partnership is part of Attorney General Marshall’s effort to enlist the nation’s largest technology companies to stem the tide of price gouging of Alabama consumers seeking to protect themselves…

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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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Update, two Covington County COVID-19 cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports two cases of COVID-19 in a resident of Covington County. As of the morning of March 27, 567 Alabama residents were confirmed positive for COVID-19. Wayne Farms has confirmed that the first Covington County case is an employee of their Enterprise facility. The infected employee is no…

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Non-essential business closure list

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has updated the state health order closing more business and limiting gatherings to 10 or less. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on March 28 until April 17, all non-work-related groups of 10 or more people will be prohibited. Gathering of any size will be prohibited if a 6ft distance between people cannot be maintained.…

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Newspapers temporarily change office hours

In light of Gov. Kay Ivey’s order on Friday, Geneva County Reaper and The Opp News will have curtailed office hours through April 17. Newspapers are considered essential businesses because the dissemination of information is very important to the public. While the newspapers will continue to be published, the business offices will be open Monday…

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First case of COVID-19 reported in Covington County

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports its first case of COVID-19 in a resident of Covington County. As of the morning of March 27, 567 Alabama residents were confirmed positive for COVID-19. Most patients with COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness along with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some have more severe…

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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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