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ADOC says plan in the works to test entire inmate population
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ADOC says plan in the works to test entire inmate population

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections says it will eventually test every prison inmate for COVID-19. A timeline is being developed of how and when this increase will occur. In a press release, ADOC says this expansion of testing is a way to “enhance its virus containment...

Weekend Digest – July 5, 2020
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Weekend Digest – July 5, 2020

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a safe and socially distanced Fourth of July. Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, July 5. 1. Health officials fear virus surge after July 4 celebration After a surge in coronavirus cases following Memorial Day, doctors and public health experts fear Alabama will see another spike after this weekend’s...

Weekend Digest – June 28, 2020
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Weekend Digest – June 28, 2020

Good afternoon and happy Sunday! Here’s your Daily News for June 28. 1. Ivey weighs extending safer-at-home order Alabama’s “safer at home” order is set to expire Friday, and Gov. Kay Ivey has not yet decided whether to renew it. The order limits social gatherings, requires employees of restaurants and other businesses to wear masks and...

Road-map to reopening schools announced; Mackey stresses importance of distance learning
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Road-map to reopening schools announced; Mackey stresses importance of distance learning

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama students will be able to return to in-person teaching in the fall, but should expect to face a learning experience unlike any they have seen before. State Superintendent Eric Mackey on Friday presented Alabama’s roadmap to reopening schools, which will include a combination of in-person...

Weekend Digest – June 21, 2020
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Weekend Digest – June 21, 2020

Good Afternoon and Happy Father’s Day! Special shout out to my own dad who I love and miss very much. Love you, Dad! Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, June 21. 1. Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama Will Boyd was at the funeral Saturday morning for a relative who had died after...

Mobile Harbor modernization project gets final agreement; construction to begin in the fall
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Mobile Harbor modernization project gets final agreement; construction to begin in the fall

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News An agreement to deepen and widen the Mobile Harbor was finalized Wednesday and work to modernize and improve Alabama’s seaport is expected to begin this fall. “Today’s signing of the Mobile Harbor Project agreement is yet another milestone in the process of the deepening and widening the Port of Mobile,”...