Alabama recorded one new COVID-19 case in Cleburne County and one new case in St. Clair County on Saturday as the state’s number of known cases rose to nearly 700. No new deaths were reported Saturday. Read the full story
Calhoun County residents can sign up for free text message alerts about local COVID-19 concerns, the county Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
In the week ending March 21, 267 Calhoun County residents had filed new claims for unemployment. Cleburne’s count rise to nine, Talladega’s to 126 and St. Clair’s to 186.
A fund has been created with more than $250,000 to help those affected by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, according to a Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announcement.
Dudley Miller, a Calhoun County deputy coroner, said they’ve drawn their plan from suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alabama and National Funeral Directors Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Association.
Calhoun County and its neighbors can expect strong storms tonight, National Weather Service forecasters say. There's a chance of strong, damaging winds. A tornado, though unlikely, can't be ruled out.