Saturday, February 28, 2015

CBS 8 Montgomery Newsroom

Hundreds Help to Cleanup Historic Trail Heading Into 50th Anniversary
We are just days away from the beginning of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.

Local Ad Agency Holds "Createathon" for Local Non-Profits
A local advertising group has been working around the clock to help create ad campaigns for local non-profit agencies.

Wetumpka Mayor: Jobs, Tourism, Revitalization Causes City Expansion
The city of Wetumpka continues its efforts to try and expand. But do residents believe the city's vision is enough to keep people there permanently?

Governor Releases Tax Plan To Cover $700 Million Shortfall
Governor Robert Bentley has released his plan to raise taxes in Alabama. It's all to cover a 700 million dollar shortfall in the state's general fund budget.

Celebrating Alabama/ China Trade Relations
Thursday night representatives from China and state and local officials came together to celebrate the relationship Alabama has with the country... Especially in the trade industry.

Public Safety Plans Unveiled For Selma To Montgomery March Anniversary
All eyes across the nation will be in Selma and Montgomery in less than two weeks for of the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march. And public safety officials are making plans to make sure the area is covered.

New Mayoral Candidate, New Issue
The race for mayor is getting even more crowded with state school board vice president Ella Bell officially announcing today. And other candidates are already diving into the issues.

Montgomery Holds Ticket Amnesty Day Next Month
The city is holding its annual amnesty program next month.

Parents Threaten to Sue Over Magnet School Changes
A group of Montgomery parents say they may sue the Montgomery County School Board over changes made to the magnet program. It's a story you'll see only here on Alabama News Network.

Elmore Co. Deputies in Search for Person of Interest
Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin says they are looking for a person of interest who may know more information on the murder of 63 year old Stanley Lee Thornton.