Author: Jerome Jones

Way of the Cross Commemoration in Montgomery

Christians around the world partake in the ” Way of the Cross” in preparation of Easter Sunday and celebrating Holy Week. Way of the Cross is a silent march that traditionally stops at 14 locations.The Montgomery way of the cross made 5 stops. Silence during the march is a representation of Jesus carrying the cross up Calvary hill on his…

Alabama’s Big 5 Mayors Voice Concerns Over Some Bills in the Legislature

On Wednesday night the “Big 5” met with legislators at the Governors Mansion. The big 5 mayors represent Alabama’s 5 largest cities,Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. The Mayors meet periodically throughout the year, but called a special meeting because the Legislature is in session. To view the bills they oppose and the letters that were sent to the legislature, CLICK…

Public Safety Insurance Fund Helps the Families of Fallen First Responders

The Public Safety Insurance Fund began in 2002. It was created as a way to say “thank you” to first responders. The insurance policy for first responders covers 2500 first responders in the river region and other Alabama counties. It is a group of businesses  that joined together to create the fund. The businesses contribute to the fund that offers…

Are You Prepared for A Severe Weather Emergency?

Today officials and EMA managers from around the River Region came together for an emergency preparedness fair. Officials say that the number one item that you need to have is a NOAA weather radio, and an APP like the Alabama News Network Weather App. An emergency plan will increase chances of survival during an emergency. Items like flashlights, whistles, a…

Prattville Residents Raise Money for Autism

Big Star Tavern and the Noah Foundation sponsored the fundraiser. People could purchase a BBQ chicken meal with two sides for $10. There were raffles, an auction, and a DJ. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser go to New Hope Academy in Prattville. The school serves many children on the autism spectrum. This is their biggest fundraiser of the…

Alabama State University Host “Me Too” Movement Founder Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement spoke to students and faculty at ASU today. The event is part of Burks “Me Too” HBCU Tour. The forum was open to the public. Events included an open discussion, a men’s workshop, and a strategic workshop for student and university leadership. The event was sponsored by the ASU Violence Against Women…

Holocaust Survivors at AUM

Max Herzel and Riva Hirsch both have chilling stories of what happened to them as children. They tell their stories at schools around the country because they want people to know the truth about the horrors and hatred of nazi Germany. Both say to recall the stories of the Holocaust is emotional and bring up painful memories, but it must…

Group Lobbies Legislature to Strike Down Gun Bills

For the second year in a row, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America were at the state house. It was part of their annual advocacy day. members urged lawmakers to vote no to Senate Bill 4, House Bill 336.  The bill would allow concealed carry of a handgun without a permit. Right now in Alabama in order to…

Auburn Fans Get Ready for first Final Four Appearance

For the first time in school history, the Auburn Men’s Basketball team is in the Final Four. Fans are surprised and anxious but they are enjoying the ride. “I’ve watched their games and they’ve just been lights out in shooting and their playing really well so i think that they have a good chance of winning” “I just can’t believe…

Higher Education Day in Alabama

About 1000 students representing all 14 of Alabama’s public universities were in the capital city to remind lawmakers that higher education is critical to the states economy. “higher education, people with their college degrees staying in the state and making the state better is best for all of us.” The day began with a parade to the State House. Once…