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…

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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…

On Friday, November 1st, the Museum of Alabama at the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History (ADAH) held a special preview concerning their new exhibit, “We the People: Alabama's Defining Documents.” After spending several weeks away from the ADAH, “We the People” is now set to open to the pu…

   Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Frey, from Prattville, Alabama, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) combat systems department, receives his Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal certificate from Cmdr. Aaron Erickson, Ford's combat systems officer, during an awards at quarters ceremo…

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that, yet again, Alabama reported a record number of foster care adoptions. In Fiscal Year 2019, there were 731 foster care adoptions, which is an all-time record for the state. That is up from the previous year’s record of 727 adoptions. …

Past President of the Montgomery Rotary Club, Sam Adams and his wife, the former Mary Virginia Martin were thanked as they became the first ever Arch Klumph Society members from Alabama Rotary District 6880. The District covers all of central and south Alabama.

Please join the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in thanking the proud men and women of the United States Armed Forces. During Veteran's Appreciation Week, all veterans, active duty military personnel, and their dependent family members receive a 50% DISCOUNT on REGULAR DAYTI…

Public outcry and the threat of litigation seems to have brought a reversal among the outgoing Montgomery City Council on its proposed amendment to the city’s panhandling ordinance. The ordinance passed earlier this year but Mayor Todd Strange did not sign or veto it. Later an amendment was …

    U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ayana S. Owens Hendricks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

On any given night, there are hundreds of homeless men, women, and children in shelters and on the streets in Montgomery. These include veterans, survivors of domestic violence, individuals suffering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders, as well as families with children. The win…

If you like chili, then Riverwalk Stadium last Saturday the 26th was the place to be. The annual October shin-dig has now become one of the city's most anticipated events. The Montgomery Lions Club's annual Capital City Chili Cook-Off came at the suggestion of then Lions Club President Brian…

    Tech. Sgt. Ivy Sweeney, a Knowledge Operations Manager with the 187th Communications Flight in Montgomery, received the 2018 Alabama National Guard Woman of the Year award at a ceremony on May 22 at the Alabama National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Montgomery. Sweeney was nominated …

   Ivan Maisel will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, October 29 meeting of the Montgomery Quarterback Club.

“Hire him before somebody else does,” were the words that effectively started Montgomery attorney Julian L. McPhillips, Jr’s legal career in Alabama. The words were spoken in 1975 by then Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley shortly after he’d received an application for an assistant attorne…

The Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department put their newest truck into service with push back ceremony on Sunday, October 20. Engine One will operate out of Station 1 on Wallahatchie Road. The push back ceremony is a tradition in the fire service to put new fire apparatus in service.

    Collier Neeley is interim executive director at Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery as of September 16, 2019 and brings a familiar name to those in historic preservation.   Neeley is the grandson of the late Mary Ann Neeley, an author and teacher who served as Montgomery’s unofficial hist…

   Capell & Howard P.C.  attorney Debby Spain was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in the Montgomery area. She has specialized in estate and trust planning, probate and estate administration, charitable planning and estate and tr…

 To better align talent and resources at Alfa Insurance, changes within Operations continue to emphasize a unified, customer-focused strategy.

   Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Dr. Carl A. Stockton earned the highest honor presented by the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP).

    Stamp Idea Group, an Alabama based marketing agency, recently announced the hiring of Luke Hall who joined the agency in September. Hall will be working in a business development role while assisting with Stamp’s public relations efforts. A Montgomery native, he and his wife Rachel recen…

For those in Montgomery who know retired Col. Dean Delongchamp (USAF) he is mostly remembered as Catholic High School’s former Athletic Director and coach. But when he was just a few years older than many of the students he taught, Delongchamp served in the Vietnam War as a navigator. For hi…

  A 1991 Robert E. Lee High School graduate and Montgomery, Alabama, native provides key support as part of combat operations at Surface Division 21, stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Petty Officer 1st Class David Ferguson serves as a navy career counselor responsible for human re…

A new work of art from James Butler, R.A. honoring the Rainbow Division and Alabama in WWI will be coming to Montgomery in 2020. The intention is to place this new memorial in front of Union Station, to the west of the front entrance, as a counterbalance to the Rainbow Soldier on the east side.

   The U.S. Army appointed a new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during an investiture ceremony Aug. 12 in the Pentagon, Dr. Rodney A. Ellis, who earned his Master’s Degree in judicial administration from Auburn University at Montgomery and his doctorate from the University…

   Leigh Anne Tuohy will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, October 15 Ladies Night meeting of the Montgomery Quarterback Club.   Tuohy is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. The family’s life was chronicled in the New York Times best-seller, The Blind Side, and later in the H…

The Alabama Dept. of Archives and History continued its popular Book Talk series last Tuesday the 20th by welcoming author Emily Blejwas. Born in Minnesota, she received her master's degree in Rural Sociology from Auburn University and now lives in Mobile. Her recent book, "The Story of Alab…

One of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law’s most recent graduates, Lauren James, was recently awarded the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award for her extensive public service work. The award for the Law Student Category was presented to James (Faulkner Law C/O 2019) at the Alabama State Bar Meeti…

 Lauren Sisler will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, October 1 meeting of the Montgomery Quarterback Club.

Exciting things are happening at Jasmine Hill, and the public is invited to join in the fun as the 90th birthday of this amazing garden is celebrated. Plans are underway for Jasmine Hill’s reimagined future. Jasmine Hill is a place deeply rooted in nature and art. Its renewed vision invites …

U. S. Airman Kyle E. Frandi graduated from Joint Base Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas on August 3, 2019 from Boot Military Training. During the 8 weeks at Lackland, Airman Frandi's TRS 331 FLT 561 earned the following awards: PT Excellence, 331 CC Excellence, Top Honor Graduate,…

   Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Montgomery, has announced that Erica Bailey (pictured), CPA, CFE, has been promoted to Senior Manager. Bailey, who joined the firm in 2012, specializes in audit and assurance work in the utilities industr…