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After days of warnings about winter weather — almost all of them aimed at the counties west of the Anniston area — Calhoun County residents woke to a light dusting of snow Tuesday morning, with flakes still coming down.
Most schools in Calhoun County are opening 2-3 hours late Tuesday morning because of possible inclement weather. Cleburne County Schools will close Tuesday, also because of weather.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s Monday night, but the Calhoun County area should avoid the freezing rain that is hobbling much of the rest of the state.
As of Friday afternoon, no appointments remained available at Calhoun County Walmart stores or other nearby stores in Gadsden and Talladega.
Several Calhoun County mayors signed an open letter Thursday to the Alabama Department of Public Health asking them to extend hours at vaccination sites, set up Saturday vaccination events, or allow school nurses to administer vaccines in school.
More than 4,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations in Calhoun County were taken within 75 minutes of becoming available online Thursday morning. Some additional appointments will be made available Friday morning.
Next Monday through Friday, health workers will offer 1,000 shots per day by appointment, beginning at Oxford Civic Center and later in the week at Anniston City Meeting Center and the Jacksonville Community Center.
Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday at Anniston City Meeting Center to get a second COVID-19 shot — the last big step toward some immunity to the virus that has upended American life for nearly a year.
Starting Feb. 8, Alabama will offer COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 65 and up and to essential workers including teachers, grocery store employees and corrections officers.
There will be enough vaccines on hand for everyone who got a shot the first time around, and officials are not expecting the long lines that marked the January event.
Rogers came under fire Tuesday in a blistering resignation letter from a Republican staffer for the House Armed Services Committee, where Rogers is the ranking minority member.
Connecting the Ladiga Trail to downtown Anniston has long been a goal of city leaders, largely because of the city’s growing reputation as a site for cycling-based tourism.
Roughly 19,000 households in Calhoun County were still without electricity more than 24 hours after Tropical Storm Zeta passed through the area, Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Barton said during a Facebook press conference Friday morning.
The Calhoun County EMA has released the following list of schools that will be delayed 2 hours on Thursday due to potential bad weather:
Community safe rooms throughout Calhoun County will open at 7 p.m. tonight in preparation for Hurricane Zeta, the county Emergency Management Agency announced this afternoon, with local schools delayed two hours tomorrow.