ASU football delayed as SWAC postpones fall sports

Jul 21, 2020

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is postponing all scheduled fall contests as well as SWAC championships due to COVID-19.

Alabama State University is part of the SWAC. The fall sports postponed include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. 

The conference plans to have the fall sports during the 2021 spring semester.

For football, SWAC’s plan includes a seven-game conference schedule beginning with an eight-week training period in January 2021.

Update on the Coronavirus Cases in Alabama

Jul 20, 2020

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (APDH), there have been nearly 20-thousand new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the last two weeks.

Medical professionals in Alabama say they are witnessing two starkly different realities:

Inside the hospitals, they attend to patients fighting for their lives in overcrowded intensive care units.

Outside the medical centers’ doors, they see a society that appears to be ignoring the safety precautions that experts have recommended to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Alabama adds 1,673 new COVID-19 cases

Jul 14, 2020

Alabama added 1,673 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday bringing the total to almost 56,500.

The state has more than doubled the number of cases of the respiratory illness over the last month and the last two weeks have brought more than 17,000 of those cases.

Montgomery County saw 91 new cases and two additional deaths Tuesday. Jefferson County added 174 cases. Mobile County added 145 and Madison County, home to Huntsville, posted 194.

The state also reports 1,136 COVID-19 deaths with 28 more cases that are probable.

2.5 Million Face Coverings Ordered for Alabama Schools

Jul 9, 2020

  The Alabama Department of Education has announced that 2.5 million facial coverings have been ordered for Alabama schools. This will be approximately three masks per staff member and three masks per student. The facial coverings are washable and reusable.

Upon consultation with the Alabama Department of Public Health and/or their local public health officials and local elected officials, local school systems will determine if facial coverings are required.

There is not a statewide facial covering mandate.

  It’s been nearly 30 years since “The Wonder Years” television series signed off the air, but if multiple Hollywood trade publications are correct, it’s getting a reboot. And it will be set in turbulent 1960s Alabama.

The original series told the coming-of-age story of Kevin Arnold, played by actor Fred Savage, and that of his white, middle-class family during the 1960s. The series ran from 1988 through 1993.

  As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 260,000 restaurant employees this summer. This comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome customers back into dining rooms with extra precautions in place.

Educators will be returning to school soon and many are concerned about their safety and the safety of their students amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the state’s strongest voice for public education, the Alabama Education Association (AEA) believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity.

Montgomery man arrested in Thursday evening homicide

Jun 16, 2020

A suspect has been arrested in a Thursday homicide.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, Chanorous Green, 20, of Montgomery, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Amendo McKee, 18. On Thursday, police and fire medics responded to the 1100 block of Victor Tulane Circle just after 5 p.m. on reports of someone shot. Witnesses told police the person who had been shot left the scene before they’d arrived.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Monday his determination that the City of Mobile violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act by removing a historic statue previously located on public property.

Safety and Health Magazine

This month is National Safety Month, an initiative by the National Safety Council (NSC) to keep Americans aware of the risks all around them.

The National Safety Council observes this month every year to focus on saving lives and preventing injuries from the workplace to any place.

This year, National Safety Month looks a little different as NSC takes a different approach as the world navigates its way through the coronavirus crisis.

National Safety Council spokesperson Maureen Vogel said there’s a lot of anxiety and eagerness that we have to return to normal.