Alabama adds 4,000-plus COVID cases, 635 in 1 county

The number of new coronavirus cases in Alabama topped 4,000 today.

The figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show the state has recorded 623,919 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020, adding 4,167 since yesterday. Another 35 deaths were added bringing the total to 7,890.

One county – Mobile – saw the greatest increase with 635 new cases. Other counties with three-digit increases were: Baldwin (338), Etowah (109), Houston (132), Jefferson (470), Lee (112), Madison (209), Marshall (121), Montgomery (140), Shelby (169) and Tuscaloosa (100).

Hospitalizations are now at 2,371, compared to 277 a month ago.

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Warren County family praying for workers after explosion during home improvement project

Fire officials said it’s a miracle a Warren County family was able to escape their home unscathed after an explosion.Investigators said workers were installing a new heating system when vapors caused the big boom, hurting three of them.The homeowner said he is grateful his family is OK while they also pray for the workers.He said his house shook and he rushed to get everyone to safety.It was a frightening surprise, for his family, the workers and first responders.”Shook the whole house. Grabbing up everything, getting everybody out right away,” Adam Baker said.For Baker, a home improvement project gone wrong, rattled … Read more

Friedman’s Home Improvement of Sonoma County names new CFO

Jeff Schryver has been named chief financial officer for the Petaluma-based home improvement, lumber and building materials firm Friedman’s Home Improvement.

According to the announcement, Schryver has more than15 years of experience in the retail sector. His last position was as CFO for Lolli and Pops, starting that job in 2020. Prior to that, according to Friedman’s, he worked at the cosmetics firm Sephora for 14 years, leaving the company as its vice president of finance and analytics.

“Jeff’s rich background in multiple facets of the retail industry, leadership skill set and true understanding of Friedman’s people-first culture are invaluable

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Letcher County man named finalist in ‘Mr. Health & Fitness’ competition

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – 40-year old former coal miner Riley Cook of Whitesburg has been named a finalist in Muscle and Fitness magazine’s 2021 Mr. Health & Fitness competition after getting laid off from the coal mines and recovering from an ailment that nearly cost him his life.

“As soon as I got laid off [from the mines] I got kidney stones,” said Cook. “I got rushed into surgery and I ended up dying. I stayed in the hospital for a month and after my month was up the doctor said I wasn’t allowed to do anything for another six

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Richland County looking to build a sports complex to attract huge travel tournaments | Columbia News

COLUMBIA — More than 90 youth baseball teams poured into northeast Columbia in April to participate in a travel tournament affiliated with Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.

The visitors spent about $275,000 while here competing at Kelly Mill Sports Complex in Elgin. Richland County Council chairman Paul Livingston attended and offered remarks to the participants; the event was by all accounts successful and well received.

“That’s a four-field complex,” said Scott Powers, director of Experience Columbia SC Sports, which markets the area’s sports offerings to visitors. “Imagine what we could do with an eight-, 10-, 12-field complex.”

Richland County officials

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