Alabama recorded two new deaths Friday from COVID-19, and the state’s number of known cases surpassed 600 as the world grappled with the new coronavirus and the economically crippling effects of attempts to stop its spread. Read the full story
Down in Alpine, Debbie Wade read the news, and it was ruthlessly bleak. The darkness was unabated: the spread of the novel coronavirus, the sickness, the deaths, the fear, the unknown. But there was one thing she could do. So she started sewing.
The cruelty of this global pandemic is so profound, so inhumanely sinister, that its touch isn’t limited to those it kills. It’s even cruel to the families of those who die from something other than COVID-19.
My husband, Tim, and I had big plans last weekend, looking forward to a visit from a dear friend who means a lot to us: Tim Winkler (whom I call Winkler, because with two Tims it can get confusing).
Each weeknight for the next two weeks, Sgt. Michael Webb will post a video on the Anniston Police Department’s Facebook page featuring an officer or City Hall volunteer reading a book. Webb hopes parents will join their children for a community-wide bedtime story that’s as much public service as it is educational.