Republican donors who are either cutting off contributions to lawmakers who voted against certification of the election results, or putting campaign spending on hold entirely, isn’t likely to significantly hurt the re-election chances of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers.

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, this week pre-filed legislation to give businesses and other groups liability protection from civil lawsuits related to COVID-19, and is expected to be a priority when Alabama lawmakers convene their 2021 session next month.

Regional Medical Center in Anniston is beginning to postpone some elective procedures to free resources to deal with an influx of coronavirus patents, one of the hospital’s doctors said in a Wednesday press conference.

Cheaha State Park is closed for at least two days after storms downed more than 150 trees at the park Thursday. Many of the downed trees were blocking park roads, some power lines were down and power was out parkwide, superintendent Renee Raney said via email Thursday afternoon.