Author: Jerome Jones

Tuskegee Officials to Enact Curfew Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

  Tuskegee city leaders have voted to enact a curfew as a way of helping limit the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew will take effect Friday, April 3 and continue indefinitely. The curfew will run from 10 pm to 5 am , seven days a week. Mayor Tony Haygood and other city leaders will make a formal later this…

Air Travel Down Nearly 80% at Montgomery Regional Airport

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, travel is down nearly 80 percent at Montgomery Regional Airport. Officials urge people to stay at home and not travel unless it is absolutely essential. The airport does have outgoing flights for those that must travel. In March the airport was deep cleaned and disinfected twice as a precaution. Right now flights to D.C. have…

Three Coronavirus Testing Sites Open in Macon County

After weeks of concern about the lack of  coronavirus testing in Macon County, testing facilities are finally open. On Monday ADPH performed drive through testing for residents that were pre-screened and set up appointments. By noon on  Monday, at least a half dozen test had been performed. Macon County EMA Director Frank H. Lee says officials have been pleading for…

Selma to Montgomery March 55th Anniversary Commemoration

It was 55 years ago on March 25th, 1965 when a group of 40 thousand protesters arrived in Montgomery after completing the Selma to Montgomery March. On Wednesday ,a group from Alabama State University placed a wreath at the exact spot where the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery March held its successful conclusion, when the marchers reached the Alabama State Capitol…

Social Distancing? Consider Adopting a Shelter Pet

With social distancing orders in place and many people staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, adopting a shelter pet can be a great way to help with some of the anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic. Steven Tears is the Executive Director of the Montgomery Humane Society. He say’s this is a great time to…

Montgomery Legislators React to Proposed Ad Valorem Tax

MPS officials say the school system is underfunded, and an increase in property taxes would solve the problems. At Tuesday night’s Montgomery School Board meeting, the board approved the hiring of lobbyist to push an ad valorem tax to legislatures. “We really need to at least bring this vote to the people and let them decide,” says Dr. Ann Roy…

Coronavirus Affecting Travel

As Spring approaches, may people are monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak, and the impact it will have on travel. Alabama World Travel is a travel advisory agency that has been doing business in Montgomery for nearly 30 years. This is one of the busiest times of the year for the agency. Officials say people are still wanting to travel, but there…

Alabamians Vote to Keep Elected School Board

  Alabama voters have overwhelmingly voted “NO” to replacing the state’s elected school board with a commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama Senate. Gov. Kay Ivey had supported the idea, saying a major change was needed to improve the performance of the state’s schools. She had pointed out that Alabama is only one of a handful…

A Look Ahead to Super Tuesday Elections

With just a few days until Super Tuesday Elections, Political Analyst Steve Flowers gave us a preview of what to expect, and some of the unexpected that may come up on March 3rd. On the Presidential side, Democrats will be voting for the candidate they want to see take on President Trump in November. Most of the major players running…

State Senate Approves Bill to Block Occupational Tax

READ: Statement from Governor Kay Ivey’s office on the passage of a  bill to block cities from enacting new occupational taxes: Governor Ivey does not want to see unfair burdens placed upon hardworking Alabamians. Occupational taxes would not only hurt employees living within those city limits where they are proposed, but also those men and women who commute in from…