WEAVER — At least 100 people were walking around Weaver’s Elwell Park on Saturday, some stopping at the dozens of vendors that lined the park’s pathways, while others gathered around a small petting zoo near the back of the park.

COVID-19 testing in Calhoun County hit a new record high Wednesday morning at a screening site in Weaver, according to the county Emergency Management Agency, and another event is set for Friday in Wellborn. 

Economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic is easy to spot as scores of Alabamians remain unemployed, but local municipalities have managed to survive — or even thrive — as the virus continues to spread. 

A fine sight is 2020 — the Class of 2020, that is, as its members spread themselves out and spread their wings in an assortment of venues across Calhoun County Thursday. Precautions against an epic pandemic prevented them from enjoying all the trappings of their senior spring, but thanks to determined school administrators, they would not be denied their ceremonial walk.

Authorities were investigating Wednesday after, they said, someone threatened Weaver High School through an anonymous SnapChat post. Sheriff Matthew Wade said the threat was reported by a 19-year-old student who'd posted it herself.

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