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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

The coronavirus has shut down schools and businesses, but it can't close God's backyard, the nickname for Camp McDowell.

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

A park and pray event will take place tonight (Wednesday, April 1) at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper after being organized basically overnight by a local minister.


DME Media Productions, the multimedia division  of the Daily Mountain Eagle, is planning to spotlight local high school seniors in light of last week's cancellation of the rest of the school year.

Jeffery Winborne, the new media coordinator at the DME, said local high school seniors at Walker County Schools, Jasper City Schools and Sumiton Christian School should be spotlighted for their accomplishments.

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
Jasper Mayor David O’Mary says he will likely issue an executive order on Thursday or Friday aimed at encouraging social distancing during this time. more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus "a matter of life and death" and urged the public to heed his administration's social distancing guidelines. more
Brookwood Baptist Health System said Tuesday it is treating four positive COVID-19 patients across its system, and Tenant employees were told 401(k) match fundings was postponed and non-essential contractor and vendor spending was being eliminated. more

School spirit is alive and well in Cordova; it has just moved online in the days of COVID-19.

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