The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Alabama small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Kay Ivey on March 17, 2020.
by Martha Smith
Kelly Klein, Executive Director for CASA of North Sand Mountain, the organization responsible for training Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers, posted a candid video on Facebook, detailing just one house visit out of many, in which she describes harrowing conditions for two small children.
SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA- On March 23, 2020 at around 6:40 pm the Scottsboro Police Department received a call in reference to “shots fired” in the 100 Block of Happiness Drive. Officers arriving on the scene discovered that multiple bullets had been fired into an occupied dwelling, with no reported injuries. Officers were able to obtain and put out a description of the suspect’s vehicle.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips, early Sunday, March 22, 2020, James Hunter Scott, age 25 with a Stevenson address, walked into the Bridgeport Police Department and stated he had shot a man in Jasper, Tennessee. Three Jackson County deputies and one investigator responded and made the arrest in Alabama, and held Scott in the Jackson County Jail for Tennessee. He was extradited to Tennessee that evening.
Highlands Medical Center, in coordination with city and county agencies, is preparing a drive-thru screening and collection site for patients with a physician order for influenza and COVID-19 testing.