Author: Jerome Jones

Alabama State University host Mayoral Forum

Eight of the twelve candidates running for Mayor of Montgomery were at ASU Wednesday evening for a candidate forum. For some freshmen, this would be their first time participating in the political process. Students we talked to say the race is important to them because the direction of the city’s leadership will determine if they stay or leave Montgomery after…

Montgomery Election Day is One Week Away

The race for Mayor of Montgomery is heating up, and with just one week to go until the August 27th election candidates are ramping up their efforts. Although the election is in one week, citizens I talked to did not seem very interested in the race. Political analyst Steve Flowers questions citizens enthusiasm for the election. “Are Montgomerians really getting…

Buckmasters Expo Day 2

Day two of the Buckmasters Expo may have been the biggest day yet. Thousands of people were at the Montgomery Convention Center to view the latest and greatest in deer and deer hunting. People came from all corners of the United States to the expo. The Buckmasters Expo generates almost $13 Million dollars for the Montgomery economy, and more than…

Hydrilla Growth Causing Concerns for Lake Jordan Residents

Residents in the “new lake” area of Jordan Lake are seeing mats of invasive hydrilla growing. Hydrilla is a non-native aquatic plant. It can crowd out native species, and starve water of oxygen. The aquatic weed can grow up to one inch per day, and form dense mats on the surface of the water. Hydrilla can clog boat engines and…

Staying Safe During the Extreme Heat

Montgomery is in the grip of a dangerous heat wave, with indexes well into triple digits. In this kind of heat it’s important to be extra cautious of the dangers associated with heat exposure. “The best thing to do is try to avoid direct exposure,” says Captain Jason Cupps of Montgomery Fire Rescue. For people who work outside, avoiding exposure…

Family and Friends Gather to Remember Kelsey Starling

Kelsey Nicole Starling was killed on July 4th in a boating accident on Smith Lake. Starling went missing after the boat she was in collided with another boat at around 10pm that night. After two weeks, the search for Starling was suspended indefinitely. Those who knew Starling say she will be remembered for the passion and love she showed to…

Montgomery Restaurant Week Begins

Restaurant week is back in Montgomery for the 5th consecutive year. From August 9-18 there will be foodie meet-ups, awesome deals, and online contest. Fifteen local restaurants are participating in the event. Participating restaurants will offer signature dishes at set prices no more than $35. For a list of participating restaurants click here. Don’t forget to download your restaurant passport here. Use…

Labor Day Classic “CommUniversity” Block Party Will Collect Items for Salvation Army

The Labor Day Classic football game between Alabama State University and Tuskegee University is just a few weeks away. The rivalry between the two schools is strong. This year students and fans will have the opportunity to compete off the field, in a way that will benefit the community. Food, games, and music will be at the block party, but…

Central Alabama Community Foundation Awards More Than 85K in Grants for Education

Thursday morning the Central Alabama Community Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations. The grants were distributed to 15 local non-profit organizations during a ceremony at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. “People don’t really give to the community foundation, they give through the community foundation, and there’s a lot of folks that place money with…