Various speakers spoke about the significance of the artifacts, which included a portrait of William McIntosh from the 1820s, a Slave Collar from the plantation of William T. King, a Ballot Box from Perote, Alabama, a Pine Gum Dip Bucket, a Bachelor's Quilt, a Midwife Uniform, a Birmingham P…

  Taylor Williams has been named to the ServisFirst Bank Montgomery Board of Directors. Williams is responsible for managing PowerSouth Energy Cooperative’s economic development and governmental affairs divisions. Since 2009, Williams has served PowerSouth in various external and internal op…

Riley Roby, office managing partner of Balch’s Montgomery office and member of the firm’s Business and Government Relations Practices, was named to the upcoming Leadership Alabama Class. This year’s class marks the 30th anniversary of Leadership Alabama, a comprehensive leadership and networ…

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A Lecturer in the Auburn University at Montgomery Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Dr. Clark Danderson’s research interests are broad and have included studying interactions between plants and insects, reconstructing the evolutionary history of plants, plant taxonomy, and inv…

The Montgomery Council on Aging will feature Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. President, Alabama State University, as its guest speaker on August 21. Ross was elected President of Alabama State University in September of 2017. A veteran educator and administrator, Dr. Ross began his career as an ins…

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The special election for District 74 has been somewhat quiet, but apparently there has been activity behind the scenes. After the June Primary Election produced no clear winner, it became obvious that a runoff election would be necessary between Charlotte Meadows and Michael Fritz. Meadows, …

   Dr. Regina Traylor, DHSc was named the Interim Executive Director of the Gift of Life Foundation January 2019. She holds a bachelor’s in registered nursing from the University of Alabama Birmingham, master’s in nursing from Troy State University Montgomery and a doctorate in health scienc…

   U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jalen T. Calhoun graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, p…

   Rushton Stakely is proud to announce the nomination of R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Editor's note: as of press time, 3pm on July 9, only 4 candidates had officially qualified to run for mayor. They were: Butler Browder, Artur Davis, Ronald Davis and Shannon Ferrari.

On display concurrently with the 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition is the exhibition of artist Richard Mills. Mills is the Montgomery Art Guild's Featured Artist and is a professor emeritus of Fine Art at Auburn University Montgomery. His career as fine arts professor at AUM spanne…

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Erykah L. Shelton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physic…

   Dennis Nabors has joined the Rushton Stakely law firm. He practices in the areas of health care business and regulatory matters and public policy law. He has extensive experience in complex state and federal regulations, primarily in the health care sector, and he regularly appears before…

   A Montgomery County District Attorney Office Investigator is being recognized by his peers across the state for his exemplary work, demonstrating the highest levels of integrity and professionalism, and for serving as a positive role model in the community. John “J.P.” Wilson is the 2019 …

In something relatively new for Montgomery, CrimeStoppers and the Central Alabama Community Foundation joined together to conduct the city's third firearm buyback program. It was an effort aimed at preventing guns from getting into the wrong hands. Last Saturday's (June 29th) buyback was con…

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday provided an update on the preparation efforts for the 2020 Census. With the 2020 Census drawing closer, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is seeking public input for a grant program to assist with local outreach efforts. 

It seems that many of the candidates for mayor of Montgomery understand the basic problems. Crime and education stick out for many residents as being the two biggest flies in the ointment and all three candidates we interviewed, for the first in a series of articles about the race, see these…

Mental Health America in Montgomery is proud to welcome Stan J. Trott as our Executive Director. Stan has many years’ experience in management, especially but not limited to financial management and profit enhancement. Most recently, he served as Managing Director for FedEx Ground, Inc. in A…

The other day, a friend of mine asked if I'd ever seen a Jaguarundi? I hadn't, not to my knowledge, but I was curious. To me, the thing sounded like a type of cat, or hybrid cat. He said the animal is a separate species, and on two occasions he'd seen one while hunting in Lowndes County. Int…

Beginning Monday, July 1, two blocks of Washington Avenue between S. Court St. and S. Lawrence St. in downtown Montgomery will begin two-way traffic operations. The goal of this two-way street conversion and associated streetscape work is to ease access to city and county governmental servic…

One of the most anticipated events at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is the biennial exhibition of works by some of the most talented area artists. Since 1960, the Museum has hosted the exhibition, which is currently the 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. In earlier days…

HIV transmission bears a substantial rural burden in Alabama with a relatively high rate of new HIV infections in residents of rural areas. An ambitious U.S. government initiative has a goal of reducing new HIV infections by 75 percent in five years and by at least 90 percent in 10 years. Be…

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts recently unveiled a gift that is destined to stimulate imagination, especially in young people. Museum supporters and others gathered Thursday morning the 6th in the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden to witness the unveiling and dedication of The Chil…

The City of Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission recently held the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards at City Hall in downtown Montgomery. Christy Anderson, Historic Preservation Coordinator, said that this years nominations were taken and awards presented on projects with a varying le…

A professor in the Auburn University at Montgomery Department of Communication and Theatre, Val Winkelman’s interest in theater was encouraged by family and mentors in her native Texas.

Calling all arts enthusiasts, this weekend The Town of Pike Road will have an open house for the brand new Pike Road Arts Center. The open house is scheduled for this Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the new Pike Road Arts Center, 944 Wallahatchie Road (under the water tower).

An assistant professor in the Auburn University at Montgomery Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Dr. Hoehun Ha is a specialist in GIS – the Geographic Information System used to gather and analyze geographical data.

Some folks wind up in a small town and experience success. Montgomery native Chris Bethea has done just that, and he has done that with an association to the RCA Records’ global superstars the Backstreet Boys (BSB). Bethea is a Montgomery Academy graduate and son of MA’s Hall of Fame high sc…