BIRMINGHAM, AL — Some positive news on the COVID-19 pandemic front came to the state this past week, as the state saw several days of declining new cases of the virus. This comes as area schools are about to start their 2020-21 school years.
Speaking of schools, the virus also forced the Birmingham City Schools system to postpone the start of their school year to September, and forced the cancellation fo the first two football games of the season for Vestavia Hills High School.
Here are those and other stories that made headlines on Patch this past week:
Birmingham City Schools Will Postpone Start To School Year Again
In preparation for the coming school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Birmingham City Schools have pushed back the start to the school year once again.
Coronavirus Cancels Regions Tradition Golf Tournament
The Regions Tradition and PGA TOUR Champions announced today that the 2020 golf tournament and associated events scheduled for September 23-27 at Greystone Golf & Country Club will be cancelled.
City Building Inspector Accused Of Taking Bribe
Thomas Edward Stoves is accused of taking a $1,200 payment in 2016 in exchange for a building inspection approval, officials said.
Vestavia Cancels First 2 Games Of Football Season
Amid concerns over COVID-19 within the football program, the Vestavia Hills High School football team has canceled all practices until August 20, and canceled its first two games of the season.
Alabama Has Fewer Than 1,000 New Cases Of COVID-19 For 4 Days Straight
The Alabama Department of Public Health again reported fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the fourth day in a row with new cases under the 4-digit threshold.
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