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Central Alabama Community College says it will use federal funds for student debt forgiveness to pave the way for students to continue their education.

CACC says it will use special institutional funding received from the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) from The American Rescue Plan (ARP) to forgive the balances of 102 students totaling $83,687.27.

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Montgomery Public schools welcome students back to school Monday.

It’s the first day of class for yet another year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are many things parents need to know. There’s a real effort here to get things back to as normal as possible while keeping everyone’s safety a top priority.

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  UAB researchers predict the latest COVID-19 surge to peak in the beginning of September and estimates cases to go well beyond last winter’s peak of around 3,000 hospitalizations.

“These are scary numbers,” UAB epidemiologist Dr. Suzanne Judd said. “These are much worse than we’ve seen in the past.”

Judd is comparing Alabama’s daily cases to the state’s southern cases, India’s cases, and the U.K.’s.

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The bi-partisan infrastructure bill making its way through Congress — could bring a long-awaited interstate through the Selma area.

People in Selma are excited about what an interstate would mean for the area.

“It will be an economic boom. Without a doubt,” said Dallas County resident Timfreit Drane.

  People in Selma are eager for a new — five state highway that runs from Georgia — through central Alabama — to Midland-Odessa, Texas to become reality.

The project would bring I-14 right through the Queen City.

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Summer break is coming to an end and students are gearing up for the classroom. Here is a list of start dates for school districts across central and south Alabama.

Aug. 4

  • Macon County Schools

Aug. 5

  • Autauga County Schools

Aug. 6

  • Dale County Schools
  • Ozark City Schools

Aug. 9

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  The Alabama Department of Public Health is offering updated COVID-19 guidance to K-12 schools in Alabama as classes start for the 2021-22 school year.

Some of the key points in the ADPH recommendations:

  Alabama renters who are financially struggling are in jeopardy of being evicted, as the federal eviction moratorium will expire this weekend.

Many people are turning to the state and county for relief through renter’s assistance programs, but not everyone has received funds yet.

Montgomery Public Schools

The feet of students, teachers and faculty of Montgomery Public Schools will all reenter schools for learning once again for another school year, this time face-to-face for the entire year and the MPS school board says they have precautions in place for safety.

They are still encouraging each person in school to wear masks, and students will be 3 feet instead of 6 feet in schools. You can expect fewer students in the classroom.

Despite these safety measures, some board members still worry about the new delta variant.

  A new type of manicure is allowing customers to keep their digital contact details at their fingertips and share the information with others in seconds.

 

Hundreds of customers in Dubai are paying for microchip manicures. Hanane Spiers says, “Now if I’m in a loud place and I want to share my Instagram or my social media, I say: ‘Scan my finger!'”

  Violence is plaguing communities in Montgomery.

“I don’t know if it the parents, but you got to keep a ring around them sometimes because they are getting out of hand here,” Chisholm community resident C.W. Rose said.

As the violence continues, more people are speaking out against it.

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