Author: Alabama News Network Staff

Whitewater Center Could Bring Huge Economic Impact to West Montgomery

Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) Montgomery city, county and civic leaders have high hopes for the proposed whitewater recreation center that was announced today. They say the center will be built off Maxwell Boulevard near Maxwell Air Force Base, just off Interstate 65. The center is expected to generate $30 million each year for the economy when it is…

Will Montgomery Whitewater Center Resemble One Near Charlotte, North Carolina?

The multi-million dollar whitewater center that is planned for West Montgomery may resemble one that’s already in operation near Charlotte, North Carolina. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange told Alabama News Network that city and county leaders are studying the facility in North Carolina as a possible model for Montgomery’s proposed complex. That facility is called the U.S. National Whitewater Center. It…

Whitewater Center Coming to West Montgomery

A white water center will soon be coming to West Montgomery near Maxwell Air Force Base. The Montgomery County Commission held a briefing Friday morning on what is known as “Project Catalyst.” The multi-million dollar project will include whitewater rafting, zip lines, hiking, mountain biking, rope courses, and more. “It is going to revitalize that I-65 corridor as it passes…

What the Tech? Is Instagram’s Privacy Policy Really Changing?

If you’re a fan or follower of some Hollywood celebrities and musicians, you may have run across a scary post on Instagram recently. Stars such as Rob Lowe, Julia Roberts and Usher shared a viral post that claimed Instagram had changed its privacy policy and would be making everyone’s Insta’s public this week. The post further asked people to share…

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is making strides against breast cancer. Today was the official kick off  for the Making Strides campaign walk in downtown Montgomery. Breast cancer survivors and their families took part in today’s kick off event, showing their support for those affected by the disease. “This event is always important just to raise awareness and recognition…

Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour Over Singer’s Health

Southern rock band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications. The band announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer’s health….

Greenville PD Searching for Purse Thieves

The Greenville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a theft case. According to Capt. Joseph Disney, a purse was stolen from a business in Greenville between June 19 and June 26. The purse had credit cards that have been used at a store in Montgomery. The two black…

State Overrules MPS; Food Service Resolved at LEAD Academy

Montgomery Public Schools said no, but the state said yes. The state has overruled a decision made by Montgomery Public School Board members that would deny students at LEAD Academy free and reduced meals. On Aug. 13,  MPS voted against a contract that would provide free and reduced breakfast and lunch for the 375 students that attend Montgomery’ s new…