Author: Danielle Wallace

Montgomery Woman Receives Kidney Match Using Billboard Campaigns

For a little over a year, Verna Johnson has been on the waiting list for a kidney and doing home dialysis 7 days a week for 8 hours. But all of that is about to change. Billboards across Montgomery and Birmingham that once read “Verna Needs a Kidney” have changed to “Verna Got a Kidney.” “This time I’m overwhelmed with…

U.S Environmental Protection Agency Proposing New Rule to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

Drinking water is a necessity and staff with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency is working to make sure every drop is safe for children. “It is an important rule that protects our drinking water, particularly for children and our most vulnerable citizens,” said Mary Walker, an EPA Region 4 Administrator. For decades a lead and copper rule has been in…

People at the Historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church React to Reed’s Win

Steven Reed’s historic win in Tuesday’s run-off election, has many people excited about the future of a city known as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. “I never thought I would live to see the day that Montgomery would elect a black mayor,” said Lula Thompson. Many people in Montgomery are calling the day after Tuesday’s run-off election, a…

Fallen Tuskegee Airman Honored at the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site Museum

The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen was honored Friday at the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site Museum. A cross belonging to fallen Tuskegee Airman, Fighter Pilot, Captain Lawrence Dickson was presented Friday. Dickson was part of the 100th Fighter Squadron. The cross was recovered at his crash site with his remains in 2017. “We’ll take possession of that article and present…

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Speaks at Faulkner University’s Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

Nikki Haley, the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations shared her experience as a leader including working as the former Governor of South Carolina and a member of President Trump’s Cabinet, who she says was great to work for. “We always look for a provocative voice, a person who has global stature that have not been exposed…

LEAD Academy Board Members Officially Terminate Dr. Nicole Ivey as Principal

Just weeks after opening Montgomery’s first charter school, Dr. Nicole Ivey is no longer the principal at LEAD Academy. “She was given the opportunity to resign,” said board member Ryan Cantrell. Board members say Dr. Ivey was terminated for a number of issues. Ivey says board chair Charlotte Meadows asked her to resign after she spoke with State Department of…

Junior League of Montgomery Hosts Montgomery Mayoral Forum

We are just one week away from Montgomery’s mayoral run-off election. It’s down to the wire for candidates Steven Reed and David Woods. Both attended a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl. The election has potential to make history, if the Capital City votes in the first African American top job. “We feel great. We like…

Lifesouth Community Blood Center Brings Awareness to Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell is a devastating disease that causes a lack of oxygen to the blood. While hundreds of blood donations in our area have helped those suffering from the disease, more donations are needed. Marlo Richardson knows first-hand how deadly sickle cell can be. 10 years ago her daughter Alicia Smith died from the disease. “She actually suffered her first…

Free Home Cleaning Services for Women Battling Cancer

A cleaning service in Auburn is doing its part to help cancer patients. Two Maids and a Mop of Auburn are now offering free cleaning services to women with cancer. “A lot of times you don’t have the energy to really get up and do anything, even if you may want to,” said Nicole Akers, co-owner of Two Maids and…

2 Area Schools Recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

Two local schools are receiving national recognition. They are being honored as Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic performance. Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet Middle School and Prattville Christian Academy are 5 schools in the state to receive this honor from the U.S Department of Education. Prattville Christian Academy has nearly 400 students. Their focus is to prepare…