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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) will host its Fourth Annual Leading Ladies event in April to celebrate women and organizations in southern Alabama that have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of the community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. N…

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Do you ever feel like you just need a break from your daily routine? Zoo animals feel that too. Oneway to make sure that the animals at Montgomery Zoo get enough mental stimulation also provides some mental stimulation to the guests asw well. Once or twice a year the Montgomery Zoo holds Ani…

Paige Hawks joined Palomar in November 2019 as an Account Executive for the Aesthetisure division. Paige is licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance and focuses on complication insurance for board-certified plastic surgeons. She brings 13 years of sales experience to the role with a str…

Mother's Roundtable members hosted a Christmas party for Brantwood children during the holiday season. It was a delightful party that was enjoyed by all. Mother's Round Table officers for the 2019 - 2020 are: Mary Brown - President, Julie Robertson - Vice President, Leslie Shannon - Recordin…

The primary elections for Montgomery County will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. In order to have the most up-to-date list of registered voters, the Montgomery County Board of Registrars will mail voter information cards to the home address of each registered voter. The white postcards wi…

Out with the old year, in with the new! Thursday the 16th, the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History premiered its 2020 season of the popular Food for Thought series. The series presents fascinating lectures on the rich history of Alabama. This time, Daniel Dupre spoke about "Alabama's Shift…

Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone welcomed the town’s newest retail partner in a press conference on Thursday. Publix Supermarkets Inc. (Publix) is the “premier quality food retailer in the world” Stone says and he is happy to announce they have secured a lease with an eye for developing it’s fif…

Governor Kay Ivey spoke on Tuesday at the Alabama Council of Association Executives (ACAE) Legislative Issues Seminar. Ivey gave her remarks regarding her legislative priorities for the 2020 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature which begins next week.

Imagine you are handicapped and need one of those removable handicapped placards that hang from rearview mirrors in order to legally park in handicapped spaces when you go to the grocery store or pharmacy. For many it is not difficult to imagine. What might be hard to imagine is that in the …

The newest member of Montgomery’s legislative delegation is preparing for her maiden voyage in the Alabama Legislature. Charlotte Meadows won election to represent House District 74 last year filling a vacancy created by the untimely death of her predecessor Dimitri Polizos. Meadows will be …

Rushton Stakely is pleased to announce that Pat Shegon has been named a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation. In 1993, the Foundation established its Fellows Program to honor lawyers who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and to their communities. Fellows are nominat…

Hill Hill Carter is pleased to announce that Reed Morgan Coleman has been named a shareholder of the firm. Reed practices in the firm’s Fairhope office, where she focuses on insurance defense and coverage. She frequently handles casualty, commercial, and auto claims, with a particular emphas…

It’s Mardi Gras time and the Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival and Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15th at the Village Green Park with live entertainment and vendors, followed by a parade at noon.

Neil Diamond’s music will come alive on Faulkner’s campus as the performers from Cherry Cherry give a tribute concert to support student scholarships with classics like “Sweet Caroline,” “Cherry Cherry,” and much more.

January 8, 2020 was the date and The Lane Corporate Group’s headquarters at 208 Gunn Road in Montgomery, AL was the venue for the secret birthday celebration for Jim Lane. Mr. Lane’s office staff help orchestrate the festive affair which was attended by many of Mr. Lane’s close friends and d…

At mealtime, or any time you're hungry for that matter, you have options. You can fix it yourself, have your meal delivered, go through the drive-through, or actually go inside the eatery, order, and enjoy your meal there if you have time. Your dine-out choices can be plush, or barely presen…

Kelly Pate, chair of Balch’s Diversity Committee and member of the Litigation Practice, was recognized at the 68th Annual YMCA of Greater Montgomery Man of the Year Banquet, on December 9, as a 2019 Award Nominee for her outstanding community service work. Each year the YMCA of Greater Montg…

Each year in the lead up to a regular session of the Alabama Legislature certain pieces of legislation begin to stand out. The upcoming 2020 session will include a number of bills that could be big lifts for certain legislators because the measures might be seen as controversial.

Beasley Allen has recognized Soo Seok Yang as the 2019 Chad Stewart Award. This honor was created in memory of Beasley Allen lawyer Chad Stewart, who passed away unexpectedly in 2014 at the very young age of 41. The award was created to recognize the lawyer who best exemplifies Chad’s spirit…

Lauren Bright, a 13-year Alfa Insurance veteran, joined the Alabama Farmers Federation as Alfa’s Health Manager. In her new role, she’s helping members access Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama products through local Alfa Insurance offices and the Federation home office.

Zella’Ques Holmes, formerly head of circulation, has been named Head Librarian at Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library after the retirement of its former head librarian, who retired in June 2019.

Visitors to the Archives Tuesday the 10th enjoyed a book-signing held by Peggy Wallace Kennedy for her new book, "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation." The book looks back on the politics that defined her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored fathe…

On the evening of December 9, 2019, the YMCA of Greater Montgomery held their 68th annual Man of the Year Award ceremony. Nominated by a panel of youth from the River Region, the candidates are each recognized for their outstanding service to young people through leadership and volunteer wor…

Downtown Montgomery was alive with activity Saturday the 14th as the city celebrated the state's 200th birthday. There was the parade up Dexter Ave., followed by the Park Dedication, the Festival, and capped-off later in the afternoon by a concert and light show. But while many were taking-i…

While some sex offenders will spend the rest of their days behind bars, many will be inevitably released from incarceration. Dr. Kristen Stives’ research focuses on the challenges of prison life for these individuals and their return to the community after release from prison.