Author: Jerome Jones

Some Booker T. Washington High Student Records may Never be Recovered

Montgomery Public School officials say that recovering student records that were lost in the 2018 BTW fire will be long process. Booker T. Washington Magnet High School was a fixture in Montgomery before part of the school burned to the ground on August 18, 2018. The BTW Alumni Association began meeting again in 2019, and working to preserve the historic…

Montgomery May Have Another Charter School Soon

Thursday evening the Montgomery County School Board held a public hearing, to consider the proposal for Life Academy Charter School. Board members, citizens, and City Councillor Audrew Graham heard overwhelming support the the school, which would be Montgomery’s second charter school if approved. School leaders say they are in the final stages of purchasing the former St. Jude school building,…

Local Foreign Policy Expert talks U.S., Iran Conflict Implications

Social media was on fire Wednesday after it was reported that Iran launched more than a dozen rockets and U.S. targets in Iraq. Many people were  saying that humanity was on the brink of World War III. Matthew Clary is a Political Scientist at Auburn University. His specialty is is for foreign policy, national and international security. Clary says that…

Montgomery City Council Considering 1% Occupational Tax

At Tuesday’s Montgomery City Council meeting, the Council approved a proposal to form a committee that will study the implementation of a 1% occupational tax. The committee will begin meeting on January 14th, and will report its findings back to the Mayor and Council on February 4th. If implemented, any person who works in Montgomery will be subject to a…

Montgomery Police Investigating Rash of Car Break-ins

Montgomery Police are actively investigating a string of car break-ins in at least two neighborhoods. From Tuesday December 31st to Thursday January 2, more than a dozen cars were forcefully broken into in at least two neighborhoods. Montgomery Police Chief Earnest Finley says that roughly 8 people have been arrested in connection to the crimes. It is not yet known…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the Legislature, and talks of an Alabama lottery stalled before it gained any traction. The year 2020 is expected to have a host of crucial bills pass through…

Tide and Tiger Fans React to Bowl Games

Both Alabama and Auburn fans were glued to the TV Wednesday, as their teams competed in their bowl games. Auburn dropped the Outback Bowl to the Minnesota Gophers, while Alabama cruzed late in the game against Michigan to secure a Citrus Bowl win. We went over to Walk-On’s Bistreaux here in Montgomery, to get reaction from fans as they watched…

5 Dead After Plane Crash in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – A fire official in Louisiana says five people are dead after a small plane crashed in the city of Lafayette. Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit tells KLFY-TV that five fatalities were found at the scene. He said the aircraft that crashed early Saturday was an eight-passenger plane. Acadian Ambulance said via Twitter that it responded to…

Family of Jaden Buschert Remembers 10 Year Old with Memorial , Three Years after his Death

It was December 27, 2016, three years ago today that Jaden Buschert and his father Timothy were attempting to cross the Southern Boulevard near I-65. The Michigan father and son were on a road trip while he was out of school. The two were attempting to cross the boulevard on foot, to get to Popeye’s across the street. Timothy Buschert says…

Day After Christmas Finds Many People out Shopping

According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spent more than $1,000 this holiday season. Despite those numbers, a lot of people could be found out at shopping malls this past Thursday. Most people we talked to were not at the mall to return gifts or use gift cards. They were simply there to browse and shop like they…