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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

Last week Steve Murray, director of the Alabama Department of archives and history, oversaw the opening of a time capsule sealed 50 years ago. Even though the event of sealing the Time Capsule was well-documented there were still some surprises.

All towns and cities with any age on them have their historic places, be they landmarks, statues, buildings, or particular businesses. Montgomery is fortunate to have several representatives in each category, and one of them is Tucker Pecan Company on N. McDonough St. For 67 years, when one …

Montgomery, AL – Waitr is making sure local families in need don’t go without a Thanksgiving meal this week. The food delivery app began delivering free meals today to people who need them the most, as part of its Share Thanksgiving program. For the past five weeks, Waitr has set aside a por…

Since 2017 Alabama has been preparing for its Bicentennial celebration. Led by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, the Alabama 200 project has been a three-year cross discipline education project with components including: education outreach in public and private schools, touring the State’…

    River Financial Corporation, parent company of River Bank & Trust, announced today that it has completed the merger with Trinity Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Trinity Bank. Trinity Bank offices in Dothan and Enterprise will now operate as River Bank & Trust. With the addition …

   Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C.  is pleased to announce 3 lawyers have been named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are named Mid-South Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in thes…

Veterans and their families and others gathered at Riverwalk Stadium Monday the 11th to observe Veterans Day. Formerly known as Armistice Day, November 11th marks the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 when our enemies in Europe laid down their arms, effectively ending Wor…

Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc. (HDB) announced the appointment of Jeff McGee, CPCU, ARM as Director of Operations. McGee will oversee HDB’s overall business operations and ensure that client service exceeds expectations. He joins HDB with more than 20 years of experience in insurance agency op…

The Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts recognized their 2019 finalists and winners of the Business in the Arts Awards last Thursday.The awards luncheon was held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa. The presentation recognized business support a…

Dr. Joyce Kelley’s research includes raising public awareness of underrepresented writers, including authors of children’s literature. While she enjoyed reading as a child, the Associate Professor in the Auburn University at Montgomery Department of English and Philosophy says she never expe…

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