Author: Jerome Jones

Controversial Voting Bills in Alabama Senate

On Thursday the Alabama Senate debated a package of bills supported and authored by Secretary of State John Merrill. Supporters of the package say the bills strengthen ballot security. Opponents see it as another effort to suppress votes. “Ballot security is already there. We had the most secure election in Alabama that we’ve ever had,” said Senate Minority Leader Bobby…

Medical Marijuana Moves Forward in Alabama Legislature

A proposed bill in the Alabama Legislature that would approve medical marijuana in Alabama has cleared another hurdle in the State House. On Thursday,  the House Health Committee approved Senator Tim Melson’s Medical Marijuana proposal. The legislation has already been approved in the Senate. It will now be heard on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives. If the…

Montgomery Police Chief Speaks Out As Violent Crimes Rise

Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley says that overall, crime is down in Montgomery, but violent crime has risen. Finley says the shootings and violent assaults happening in Montgomery are largely the result of domestic disputes and in many cases the suspect and victim know one another. To date MPD has solved 14 of the cities 19 murders. That puts the…

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.  …