Fifty years ago this month, the first classes were held at Auburn University at Montgomery. While the landscaping surrounding the East Montgomery campus buildings was rather sparse in those early days, today the 500-acre campus boasts a verdant display of flora.

Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit spoke to students at Faulkner Law on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. The event was sponsored by The Federalist Society and the Student Bar Association.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) would like to recognize Booker T. Washington student Claire Harden for receiving the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award – putting her into an elite group of Girl Scouts.

   Tony Barnhart will be the guest speaker at the Montgomery Quarterback Club on September 17. Barnhart was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who currently appears as a college football insider for CBS Sports on their college football coverage.

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Serving was to begin at 9:00 AM, but the lines began to form before 8:00, and its been like that for many of the previous seventy years. Veteran attendees at the annual Greek Labor Day BBQ and Pastry Sale know from experience to get there early! Monday September 2nd marked the 71st year of t…

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The Board of Trustees of Trinity Presbyterian School is pleased to introduce Bill Shelnutt as our next Head of School beginning July 1, 2020. Bringing over 25 years of experience as an educational leader, Mr. Shelnutt has a proven track record, which combined with his understanding and suppo…

   Dr. Ross Dickens assumed the deanship of Auburn University at Montgomery's College of Business in July 2019. He had served as dean and professor of finance for the University of Tennessee at Martin's College of Business and Global Affairs since August 2013. He previously held faculty posi…

The Alabama Dept. of Archives and History continued its popular Food for Thought series last Thursday the 15th as Mobile author Frye Gaillard was on hand to discuss his latest book, "A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost." In it, Gaillard offe…

   Dr. Perry Hooper is a Montgomery native and graduated from Trinity Presbyterian School. Dr. Hooper then attended Auburn University where he was a walk-on football running back and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. After undergraduate, Dr. Hooper received his me…

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Eric Sterling has studied traditional literature such as Beowulf and Shakespeare. But his interests also extend to more contemporary areas such as African-American drama and Native American mythology, as well as gay and lesbian literature and film.

“The Higher Education Partnership is pleased to be celebrating the value of a university education with our friends from across the state as we all display our university pride on this College Colors Day – August 30, 2019! It is great to be able to collectively kick-off the new academic year…

   On October 8 Montgomery voters will go back to the polls to finalize four seats in the municipal runoff election. At the top of the ballot voters will be asked to decide who the mayor will be. Out of a dozen candidates Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed and Montgomery businessman…

Monthly Classes at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens are free to MBG members, and a $5 donation is requested of non-members! Truly a great deal! Meet in the Outdoor Classroom where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring your own (more comfortable) chair. No need to register, just mark…

A 2018 Jefferson Davis High School graduate and Montgomery, Alabama, native provides key support as part of combat operations aboard LCS Squadron Two, stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Seaman Recruit D'Andre Fields serves as a logistics specialist that is responsible for providing…

   U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman William Courson 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, physi…

The countdown is on for an experience of a lifetime during the 2019 US Open at USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center New York, NY, where Dream Court Montgomery will showcase their skills on the court Sunday, September 1st. For the first time ever, Dream Court will be traveling with over 50…

    Montgomery Academy Upper School history teacher Dr. Scott Morris has been named the 2019 Alabama History Teacher of the Year by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

   In the newly created position, Warnke will oversee the Alabama State Bar’s internal and external communications, media relations, social media and public relations efforts.

Time seems to be flying by! The summer is nearly over, and the Landmarks Foundation has already presented its Second Saturday in August! This time, musicians Jim and Joyce Cauthen of Birmingham and Charlie and Nancy Hartness of Athens, Georgia, performed in Old Alabama Town, and attendees we…

   Alabama Humanities Foundation will honor Fred Gray, attorney and nationally recognized civil rights activist, as one of four fellows inducted into its 2019 class at The Colloquium, set for Oct. 7 at Birmingham’s The Club.

The Bradley law firm announced that Davis H. Smith has joined the firm’s Montgomery office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities and Tax practice groups. “We are thrilled to have Davis join Bradley as a highly regarded practitioner in tax and business strategies,” said Bradley Montgom…

Alabama Project Learning Tree (PLT) recently named Auburn University Montgomery as the 2019 Alabama PLT Education Partner of the Year. Through the continuous efforts of Dr. Nicholas Bourke, College of Education students receive training in the PLT curriculum. “We are pleased to recognize Dr.…

Dinosaurs took over the Renaissance Hotel recently, and it wasn't the first time! They've done it for the last few years. A production of Jurassic Quest Holdings LLC of Spring, Texas, the goal of the traveling dinosaur exhibition is to create a fun environment of learning and activity that e…

   While some may be relaxing by the pool or working at a summer job, Blake Sanders from Montgomery, AL joined more than 700 other Belmont University students who participated in one of 45 faculty-led Maymester and Summer Study Abroad programs. Sanders spent time in Belmont's Spain program f…

This year’s mayoral race draws candidates from a wide variety of professional fields, but of the group only three have traditional political experience and only two of those are current office holders. County Commissioner Elton Dean and Probate Judge Steven Reed both hold “safe” seats in tha…

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating fire that changed the lives of every student attending BTW Arts Magnet High School. The students, parents, teachers, administrators, alumni and supporters of Arts in Education will commemorate both the tragic loss and the extraordinary resiliency of the BTW community with an enormous “back-to-school” party featuring and honoring the men and women of the Montgomery Fire Department. From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, the public is invited to become a part of the BTW family. The current, temporary campus is located at 3315 Hayneville Road in Montgomery.

    U.S. Air Force Airman Bobby J. Coley 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, physical fitness, an…

   Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood is pleased to announce Freddie Lynn, Jr., Senior Vice President of Architecture in Montgomery, as the newest member of GMC’s board of directors, and Chris Engel, Executive Vice President of Architecture, as board chairman. Lynn has been with GMC since 2003 and cu…

   Air Force Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker is being promoted and will oversee the military school, which is located at Maxwell Air Force Base. Hecker is currently serving on the Pentagon staff in Washington. Hecker is a pilot who graduated from the Air Force Academy about 30 years ago. Air Unive…

   Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital welcomes Dr. Sheila LaRussa, the first Spanish-speaking veterinarian, to join the veterinary team at Taylor Crossing. Dr. LaRussa is a 2019 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. LaRussa was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto…

As candidates for Montgomery’s mayor and city council races traverse their districts and speak to their constituents, the topic of crime is usually the first topic that comes up.

Ahhhh… the Curb Market. A place where generations of farmers have brought their produce to sell, and generations of Montgomerians have gathered to buy the freshest produce from surrounding counties, all the while catching up with a host of friends.

   Trustmark is pleased to announce that Kimberly Baker has been named a member of the Trustmark Advisory Board in Montgomery, Alabama. Baker currently serves as the Director of Development and Marketing for Valiant Cross Academy and has over 17 years of experience in marketing, public relat…

   The Justice Janie L. Shores scholarship is named in honor of the first female Alabama Supreme Court Justice, who was elected in 1974, retired in 1999, and died in 2017. Established by the Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar along with the Alabama Law Foundation, the $6500 scholarship…

A native of Montgomery, Dr. Pamela Long has been teaching languages and researching Spanish and Mexican literature since 2002 at Auburn University at Montgomery. Her specific interests include Golden Age Spanish Literature and culture, Don Quixote, colonial Mexican literature and culture, an…

   Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support is sponsored, in part, by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and plans are to spread it nationwide. The aim of CCOPS is to foster new, stronger relationships between the public and law enforcement.

You've noticed that many large cities and metropolitan areas have extraordinary museums of fine art. By the same token, many small cities and towns have extraordinary artists--artists who may only be known within their circle of friends and acquaintances. But then there are a fortunate few o…

Gregory Smith joined the MACOA staff as Development Director in June 2019. Gregory holds a Bachelor’s degree from Troy University in Political Science and History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn Montgomery.

On April 13, 2019, Legacy Lakes in Pintlala, Alabama provided a beautiful setting for the inaugural Hooks for Hope bass fishing event presented by Beasley Allen Law Firm and benefitting Children’s Hope, a ministry of First Baptist Church Montgomery. The 55-acre President’s Lake, so named as …

You may not have thought about it, but brewing beer and distilling liquor in our country goes back well over 200 years. Our Founding Fathers and others of that time were very active when it came to making their own and “bending an elbow” at a party or at local pubs. By today’s standards, non…

U.S. Air Force Airman Colby D. Savage 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, physical fitness, and b…

 Trenholm State Community College (Trenholm State) announced that its President, Sam Munnerlyn, has decided to retire, effective January 1, 2020.  Trenholm State is part of the Alabama Community College System that provides associate degrees, certificates and short-term certificates in a var…

Jason Zhang, a Saint James graduate and current Sophomore at University of Alabama - Birmingham and five other UAB students returned from Dubai in April as part of a special interdisciplinary fellowship conference and workshop. The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program, started by Stan…

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined the U.S. Department of Transportation to officially announce that Alabama has been selected for two Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants totaling close to $132 million. USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao and the USDOT, in a wave of g…

   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 net…

MONTGOMERY -- The City of Montgomery will hold a series of public meetings to conduct a survey and take public comment for the development and submission of its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding th…