Author: Carrington Cole

DYW Contestants Tour Montgomery Zoo

Contestants from the Distinguished Young Women program had the opportunity to tour the Montgomery Zoo Wednesday afternoon. The young women were able to experience all that the zoo has to offer from: observing all of the different varieties of animals to riding the train and the sky lift. The DYW contestants like Katie Jett from Lawrence County and Graciana Doster…

Civil Rights Memorial Center Re-Opened after 2 Years

Many Civil Right museums in our area are seeing a wave of people coming in for the Martin Luther King Holiday, including the Civil Rights Memorial Center that had it’s grand re-opening after being shut down for almost 2 years. The Memorial Center is now open to the public. It’s been closed for renovations since March 2020 and now features…

Ribbon Cutting for Grand Re-Opening of I-85 Rest Area in Lanett

Alabama’s tourism industry has been at an all time high and now tourists have another area to rest at while they travel. Friday morning was the grand re-opening of the newly renovated rest area on I-85 in Lanett. Governor Kay Ivey participated in cutting the ribbon of the 15,000 square foot facility. Governor Ivey wants the new rest area to…

State Auditor Responds to Governor Ivey’s State of the State Address

Governor Kay Ivey gave her annual State of the State address Tuesday night. However, not everyone was satisfied with what the Governor had to say. Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler gave the ‘Taxpayers’ Response’ on the steps of the Alabama State House Thursday Afternoon. Zeigler stated that the Governor completely left out the taxpayers of Alabama in her State of the…

New Restaurant on Airbase Boulevard

There’s a new restaurant that opened on Airbase Boulevard. ‘Echelon Grill’ had a small opening Wednesday afternoon, with it’s grand opening happening next week. They will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner food with a Happy Hour each day. The restaurant is located just down the road from the new Whitewater Park. Echelon Grill owner Michael Perry had this to say…

LifeSouth is in Urgent Need of Blood

  Just like with the rest of the country, Alabama is facing a blood shortage. LifeSouth supplies all of the blood to the Montgomery area hospitals and they need the communities help for blood donations. Due to the pandemic, hospitals are needing more blood and more people are staying home to avoid the virus. Blood donors need to be 16…

Butler County Schools Return to Virtual Learning Due to Omicron Variant Among Staff

With rising COVID cases in the state, some school superintendents are making the decision to go back to virtual learning. Butler and Macon County have made the decision to return to virtual learning. Butler County school Superintendent Joseph Eiland said this is a result of the Omicron variant sweeping through the nation. “One after the other of our staff members…