Author: Jerome Jones

Benin Delegation Visits Tuskegee

A group that included the brother of the president of the West African country Benin was in Tuskegee today. The delegation is in Alabama visiting Africa town in south Alabama. While in Alabama the group wanted to see the historic sites on the campus of Tuskegee University before they went back to Benin. Africa town is near mobile. It is…

Inaugural Hispanic Community Fair

Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action is the first organization in the river region focused on serving the Hispanic community. Today the organization sponsored a Hispanic Community Fair. There were food vendors,music, and dancing. More importantly there were non-profits on hand to help the Hispanic community get connected to essential services. “For a lot of our Latino families it’s really hard…

Staying Safe on the Coosa River

Spanning 7 miles through the town of Wetumpka, the Coosa river is a go to destination for swimmers, kayakers, and fishermen. There are precautions to take when enjoying this natural beauty. The river can have strong currents at times and people are advised to stay away from the river during flood stages. Rock out croppings also pose a hazard. “Whenever…

Re-paving To Begin on Zelda Road in Montgomery

To see upcoming re-paving projects in Montgomery Click Here. Starting Monday June, 17 a repaving project will begin on Zelda Rd. in Montgomery. Crews are already on site cleaning and preparing the busy Montgomery road to the project. Zelda Road will be repaved one lane at a time, and from end to end, likely causing slow downs or backed up traffic….

2019 Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference

Alabama has had its share of severe weather, and Emergency Management Agency officials are responsible for helping keep the public safe before, during, and after  a disaster. That’s why EMA officials from around the state are all in one place this week. The Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference is a three day event that gives EMA officials the tools they need…

Three Arrested Attempting to Smuggle Contraband into Prisons

Three people are behind bars after Department of Corrections officials made multiple arrest this weekend, at two prisons. Officials say on Saturday morning William Tune threw a bag full of cell phones, chargers, and batteries over a wall at Ventress Correctional Facility. On Sunday, Emily Connell was charged with smuggling methamphetamine to an inmate, though a visitation room at Easterling…

Alabama Prison Reform Plan Update

In April, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report stating that conditions inside Alabama’s prisons are unconstitutional. The report sites horrible conditions, sexual abuse, violence, and under staffing. DOJ gave Alabama lawmakers 50 days to take positive steps to correct the issues or face a lawsuit and a possible federal takeover. Since then the Department of Corrections has issued…

Potential Firefighters Take Employment Exam

To apply for Montgomery Fire Rescue CLICK HERE. Montgomery Fire Rescue has a new wave of recruits, and today they began their path to becoming firefighters. Almost 200 men and women were at the Crampton Bowl Multiplex Saturday morning to take the exam. 252 people applied for the exam that has math, reading comprehension, and basic engineering questions. When a potential…

Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart Retires From Alabama State University

Dr. Tommi “Tonea” Stewart has retired after 50 years in higher education. 28 of those years were at Alabama State University. She maintained her position at ASU, while raising a family and having a successful acting career. Dr. Stewart is an icon at Alabama State University, she’s a living legend. On June 1st her term as an instructor and Dean…

D-Day 75th Anniversary Celebration in Tuskegee

D-Day was a pivotal moment in World War II, it was the turning point in the war against Nazi Germany. The Tuskegee Airmen did not fly a mission on D-Day. Their missions escorting bombers to and from targets such as fuel refineries and manufacturing factories indirectly effected the allied forces success on that fateful day in World History. “By reducing…