Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced; SEC Football Schedule: Week In News

Michael Seale
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BIRMINGHAM, AL — While colleges and universities are trying to navigate the changes presented almost daily amid the COVID-19 pandemic, college sports have taken a hit, and have been tweaked numerous times to adhere to new safety guidelines. The SEC this week released its new 2020 football schedule, along with Conference USA.

As well, the Magic City Classic announced its new date, proving that this coming school year will be a strange one, especially when it comes to sports.

Also in the news, a Hoover doctor and his co-conspirators in a pill mill scheme were sentenced by a federal judge this week, ending a nearly 2-year ordeal involving illegal activity with Care Complete Medical Clinic.

Here are those and other stories that made headlines on Patch this past week:

Body Of Missing Kansas Woman Possibly Found In Arkansas

Police believe they have found the body of Marilane Carter, a Kansas wife and mother who was reported missing August 1 when she left her Overland Park, Kansas, home to drive to Birmingham.

Local Doctor Sentenced In Pill Mill Conspiracy

U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor on Tuesday sentenced a Birmingham area doctor to 30 years in prison for his involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, and Thursday sentenced two of his co-conspirators.

Birmingham Proposed Budget Addresses $63 Million Shortfall

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City of Birmingham looks forward to the new fiscal year's budget, which will need to address $63 million in lost business tax revenue due to the pandemic.

Magic City Classic Officially Rescheduled For Spring

One of the state's time-honored football traditions will take place after all, as the previously cancelled Magic City Classic between Alabama State and Alabama A&M has officially been rescheduled.

SEC Releases Revised 2020 Football Schedule, Health Guidelines

The Southeastern Conference has announced the new football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2020 season.

This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch