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A plan has been finalized to meet the educational needs of all children in Walker County Schools during this unprecedented time in history where students can’t receive classroom instruction. more
Students may not be able to return to Jasper City Schools due to the threat of COVID-19, but they will still be academically challenged through a blended instructional model. more
Senate Republican candidate Jeff Sessions says China has not been truthful about the coronavirus and has been deeply involved in stealing American business and government secrets, adding the U.S. should take a tougher stand against that nation, as well as becoming less dependent on China economically. more
An executive order was issued in Jasper Thursday morning that will limit the capacity of stores by half and require other social distancing measures. more
District 5 State Sen. Greg Reed has witnessed a definitive sense of unity and purpose among the legislative leaders in Montgomery in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak. more
Walker County's delegation in the Alabama House of Representatives said Tuesday the Alabama Legislature is taking steps to make it easier not to burn days, but it will not meet next until at least late April - and a special session to handle budgets is not out of the question, depending on how tenacious the coronavirus pandemic proves to be in the state. more
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is not ready to issue a shelter-in-place order as other governors have, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, arguing the state has already taken aggressive action to curb the spread of coronavirus. more
Dr. Ike Baker, a general surgeon in Jasper, recently discussed all things COVID-19 with the Daily Mountain Eagle. more
The Walker County Commission voted 3-0 to pass a resolution in emergency session Wednesday to cancel or empower cancelling meetings through May and to close county facilities to the public due to the spread of coronavirus - but the commission did not place any orders or guidance on the public in terms of shutting down businesses or staying at home. more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. more
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