Ardmore High School Graduating Seniors of 2020 To March Through Town in Celebration
The Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, The City of Ardmore, and The Town of Ardmore would like to invite the Community of Ardmore out to celebrate the 2020 Graduating Class of Ardmore High School for a Celebration Parade on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm.
The Ardmore High School Class of 2020 will depart...
May 9th City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament Canceled
The City of Athens Relay for Life Team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament on May 9. The team had concerns for the safety of boaters, and did not want to put anyone at risk.
In addition to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, TVA has issued a River Traffic Alert for May 8-10 at River MM 297.5 due to transmission line work.
TVA asks those who do enjoy the river this week to note: Transmission and helicopter personnel will be working during daylight hours. Safety patrol boats will be present and monitoring channels 16 and 13. For safety, watercraft should avoid the area or take extra safety precautions and go slowly.
From Eli's Block Party Care Show...
We have put a lot of thought into our new "Pandemic Policies and Procedures" for the car show May 16th 9-2 at Bethel Church of Christ, Capshaw Road, Athens, AL. Please, help us out by Pre-registering online. This will cut back on interactions as much as we can. We also ask that everyone wear a mask, maintain the 6-feet buffer, and keep their hands clean. Additional policies and protection measures can be found on our website: https://www.elisblockparty.org/register
Elkmont Lions Club April 27, 2020
It’s with great sadness that I inform you that the 2020 Smokin Railroad Street BBQ Cookoff has been canceled. We are certainly facing some unprecedented times with our nation's current situation. We have been given strict rules from KCBS that has placed us in a bind, that we can’t safely meet their requirements. Also, we can’t ask our sponsors to take the money from their families and the families that work for them. We are already looking ahead to next year’s event and hopefully the return of some great competition.
Thank you for all the support
President Elkmont Lions Club
U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to:
The Census Bureau temporarily suspended...
Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments
SSI recipients with dependent children should still use the “Non-Filers Enter Info Here” portal on IRS.Gov to provide their information
WASHINGTON—The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments directly to their bank accounts through direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their SSI benefits. Treasury anticipates SSI recipients will receive these automatic payments no later than early May.
“SSI recipients with no qualifying children do not need to take any action in order to receive their $1,200 economic impact payment. The payments will be automatic,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “Recipients with qualifying children should use the ‘Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here’ web portal to enter basic information so they can receive their payments as quickly as possible.”
For SSI recipients who have...
USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.
“During this time of national crisis, President Trump and USDA are standing with our farmers, ranchers, and all citizens to make sure they are taken care of,” Secretary Perdue said. “The American food supply chain had to adapt, and it remains safe, secure, and strong, and we all know that starts with America’s farmers and ranchers. This program will not only provide immediate relief for our farmers and ranchers, but it will also allow for the purchase and distribution of our agricultural abundance to help our fellow Americans in need.”
CFAP will use...
U.S. Trustee Program Acts Quickly to Protect Public Health and Ensure Effective Functioning of the Bankruptcy System During Covid-19 Emergency
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) has taken a number of steps to protect the health of the public and those involved in bankruptcy proceedings while ensuring that the bankruptcy system remains functional during the current public health emergency.
“Our first priority is the safety and health of the general public and all individuals involved in the bankruptcy process,” said USTP Director Cliff White. “In partnership with the courts, private trustees, and other stakeholders, the U.S. Trustee Program has taken steps to protect safety while keeping the bankruptcy system functioning for businesses and consumers who need financial relief.”
Actions taken by the USTP include:
Governor Ivey Announces Ribbons of Hope Campaign
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her “Ribbons of Hope” campaign at a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. During the duration of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Governor Ivey encourages the people of Alabama to tie ribbons around a tree or pole in their front yard as a symbol to remind everyone to pray for medical personnel, first responders, and for one another.
Tying ribbons around a tree, mailbox or fixture in a front yard will be called “Ribbons of Hope” and will symbolize faith, hope, love and prayer. During these unprecedented times, Governor Ivey hopes these simple gestures will create unity among us and become a beacon of encouragement for everyone who sees them.
Governor Ivey was joined by...
SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches
One of Multiple Economic Relief Provisions to Protect Workers and Small Businesses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The program provides forgivable loans up to $10 million to small businesses left financially distressed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The loans, which will be administered at the local level by a national network of banks and credit unions, are designed to maintain the viability of millions of small businesses struggling to meet payroll and day-to-day operating expenses.
“These loans will bring immediate economic relief and eight weeks of financial certainty to millions of small businesses and their employees,” SBA Administrator Carranza said. “We urge every struggling small business to take advantage of this unprecedented federal resource – their viability is critically important to their employees, their community, and the country.”
The loans, which are ...