City leaders announced a large Federal Grant for neighborhood revitalization on Wednesday July 28. Mayor Steven Reed was joined by Damon Duncan from Montgomery Housing Authority and others in announcing plans to help “stabilize and revitalize” the Centennial Hill neighborhood using funds fro…

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Alabama fiscal leaders should soon know how much of the state’s federal COVID-19 relief funds can replace lost revenue, and potentially fund new prisons.

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If you've been longing for the reopening of the Archives' Museum Store and the treasurers it contains, your wait is over. The store opened in grand style Saturday the 17th, and visitors were treated to updated surroundings and more items on display. Whatever you were after, if it dealt with …

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The sprawling, Cambrian Ridge Golf Course in Greenville was again the site of the Fourth Annual Colin “Big C” MacGuire Endowed Scholarship Golf Tournament, and Cambrian Ridge spared no expense to make the golfers and supporters feel at home. As many Alabama football fans know, Colin MacGuire…

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District Attorney Daryl Bailey's office made a shocking presentation to the Montgomery County Commission last week regarding the rise in homicide in the county. The presentation included several graphic videos of recent shootings in the county.

The Tuesday July 20th Montgomery City Council meeting saw Ed Grimes sworn in as the council's newest member representing District 1. After the official swearing in ceremony and taking the oath of office, Councilman Grimes immediately moved to his seat alongside other members. This followed d…

Faulkner University is excited to announce plans for a new eSports team scheduled to begin competition in the fall of 2022!

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with Applebee’s Restaurant in Montgomery, is investigating a food handler who is infected with hepatitis A virus. As a preventative measure, ADPH is suggesting customers who consumed food, whether dine-in, pickup, or delivery, be…

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At long last, the Pike Road Arts Council kicked-off its Art Talk and Tea season at the Pike Road Arts Center on Wallahatchie Rd. Sunday the 18th. The event was as interesting as ever, with Sunday's guest speaker, local artist and accomplished underwater photographer, LaDonna Idell sharing he…

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For a number of years, the Alabama Dept. of Agriculture and Industries has sponsored the Tomato Sandwich Lunch. What started as a way to show-case one of Alabama’s most prized food crops, and it still does, has evolved into a much anticipated local event. People from all walks of life are in…

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Residents of the historic Cloverdale-Idlewild area always have an event or activity to look forward to. Sunday afternoon the 4th the community celebrated Independence Day with their usual parade. I say usual, but there has never been anything usual or mundane about the parade itself. Each on…

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If you thought you heard the bang, boom, and rumble of distant fireworks the evening of July 1st, you weren’t mistaken. It was the Town of Pike Road getting a jump on the Fourth of July with its SummerFest celebration at Rolling Hills Park/Cottonwood Golf Club off Trotman Road. As July 4th f…

With schools and colleges back to in-person learning in the fall, more Alabama parents are expected to take advantage of the savings associated with the state’s upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has stirred up quite a bit of interest in alcohol. Americans have, on average, been drinking more during the Covid-19 pandemic. A recent natonwide poll revealed American adults say they're drinking 14% more often. As we prep for vacation season another poll revealed 36%…

The Alabama Legislature passed two bills HB437 which allows wineries anywhere in the country to ship limited quantities of wine directly to Alabama consumers. This follows another bill, SB126, that will allow ABC Board-licensed businesses in the state to deliver wine, beer and spirits to cus…

Peter Selman, CEO of Baptist Medical Center South, was recently named chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). The election was made last week at the Association’s virtual annual meeting, during which time the Association celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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Over in Troy, they talk about “Three Museums in Three Hours….or more!” They are proud of their museums, and they ought to be. But I can tell you this; you’ll be spending more than an hour at any one of the museums, and you can bet on that. In Troy, you’ll find Troy University’s International…

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Alabama is no stranger to natural disasters. Since 1961 there have been 94 disaster declarations for Alabama by FEMA or its predecessor agencies. Many along the Gulf Coast vividly remember the impacts of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last year’s unprecedented tropical…

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The annual Hemerocalis sale last Saturday the 5th went just as expected. As usual, the Montgomery Area Daylily Society held its daylily (Hemerocalis) sale in Eastbrook from 8-11:00 AM. And, as expected, many of the daylilies were sold-out shortly after 8:00 AM, forcing late-comers to choose …

The designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) has been conferred on Toni Jones, Vice President of Transportation Insurance with Palomar Insurance Corporation headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, following her successful completion of a rigorous risk management education program sponsored …

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Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law entered into an agreement with the Alabama Farmers Federation, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry (ADAI) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) on June 1, 2021, to provide Faulkner Law students with opportunities…

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The Montgomery Zoo Animal Care Team is proud to announce the birth of Massamba, a male Eastern Bongo. He was born on April 11, 2021 weighing a very healthy 44 pounds. Prior to his public debut on May 14, he was bonding with his mom (Gertie) behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Africa section. And …

Turner Faulkner attended Central Alabama Community College and the University of West Georgia on a golf scholarship with a business major. After college, Turner went to work at Henig Furs where he was in sales/management. After getting his Property & Casualty License he entered the insur…

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Popcorn is celebrating first grade graduation with her own cap and gown! “The students and staff consider Popcorn as much a part of the class as anyone. Our students and staff could not imagine having a graduation ceremony without her!” said Brandi Reiske, Popcorn’s handler and WES teacher.

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Savannah Phillips has dealt with hearing loss for most of her life. An affliction that began in childhood dissolved the bones in her ears. But Savannah did not let her hearing loss slow her down. She lived an active lifestyle with her hearing aids and even competed in softball at Shelton Sta…

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Back in the day, in addition to the usual nails, screws, nuts and bolts, and tools you would find at the hardware store down the road, the store would also carry a few items of clay pottery. That might include jugs of various sizes and shapes and even butter churns. They weren’t for show, ei…