Author: Jerome Jones

Montgomery ATV Chase Ends in Arrest

Saturday afternoon ALEA Troopers were lead on  a chase that ended in the arrest of a Montgomery man. At approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol division attempted to stop a 2021 Can-Am Renegade ATV at the North Eastern Boulevard near Roy Hodges Boulevard. The driver, Brandon Alexander Austin, 25, refused…

Butler County Breaks Ground on New Sheriffs Office

On Thursday afternoon Butler County officials broke ground on a new sheriffs office building. County Commissioners with knowledge of the project say it was two years in the making. Right now the Butler Co. Sheriffs Office is located in the Butler County Courthouse. That building was built in 1903, and has since undergone renovations, but the space is out of…

Feed the Homeless and Clothing Drive

The owner of Marylil Homecare hosted a food and clothing drive at United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montgomery on Saturday. From 11am to 1pm volunteers gave away clothing, food and toiletries. Organizers say its their way to give back to people in the community who need it the most. Jaqueline James, owner of Marylil Homecare and organizer of the event…

Montgomery Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens Monday

This Monday a mass coronavirus vaccination clinic will open in Montgomery. The clinic is located at the old Montgomery Mall Locations 3003 E. South Boulevard. Vaccinations are open to group 1A and 1B, which includes healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, and people 65 years old and older. Officials plan to administer 1000 shots per day for 5 days this week….

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Delivers State of Our Community Address

On Sunday evening, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed issued his State of our Community address. The State of Our Community was originally planed by Mayor Reed as an annual in-person address to give citizens a venue to hear directly from elected officials. Click here to view the full address on Facebook. Click here to view the full address on Youtube.  …

Hundreds Line Up for Drive Through Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic in Montgomery

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Alabama Moving to Phase 1-B of Vaccinations

About 1.5 Million Alabama Residents Will Now Be Eligible

The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced that Alabama is moving to the next stage of coronavirus vaccinations. On February 8, phase 1-B will begin. This group  includes educators, certain frontline manufacturing workers, food and agriculture workers, public transit workers, corrections workers, postal service and judiciary workers. The group will also include citizens age 65 and up and state…

Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Shortage of Substitute Teachers

The number of available substitute teachers is not meeting the demand for them. The reason is because of COVID-19 protocol, more teachers are out for extended periods of time. Although a teacher may not test positive, he or she must isolate for 14 days if possibly exposed to COVID. More teachers are absent, and less substitutes are available to choose…

Montgomery County Board of Education Calls Special Meeting

The Montgomery County Board of Education (MCBOE) will have a special called board meeting at 5 pm Tuesday, January 26th, at G.W. Carver High School, 2001 W. Fairview Ave.  The called meeting will be to consider the charter application by I Dream Big Academy.  According to the I Dream Big Academy website, The success of the program is based on four pillars; Affirmation, Academics, Communication, and Enrichment (AACE). I Dream Big Academy is…

Supply Issues Slowing Coronavirus Vaccinations in Alabama

Alabama’s state health officer says supply issues have been the biggest hinderance to vaccination efforts in the state so far. Dr. Scott Harris told reporters Friday the state is trying to give out shots as quickly as possible. But he says it’s hindered by the size and number of shipments coming to the state. Alabama has approved more than 883…