Author: Jerome Jones

What’s Next for Montgomery Public Schools?

On Tuesday February 19, the Montgomery County School Board voted no to a contract. That contract would have put charter school conversions in motion. Now that the contract has been struck down what is next? Many members of the school board are not against charter schools. They were against the short amount of time they had to review that contract…

MPS Board Votes No on Charter School Contract

The Montgomery County School Board voted no Tuesday to a contract offer that would have put the charter schools conversion in motion. Members of the board said they did not have enough time to review a copy of the contract before making a decision. The school board had 60 days to approve the contract but did not get  a copy…

Hundreds of People Enjoy Prattville Mardi Gras Parade

Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Prattville to enjoy the 15th annual Mardi Gras parade. Sunny skies , warm temperatures, and a cool breeze met parade goers.There were food vendors, people selling other things, and plenty for kids to do. People at the parade say they love the family environment and community participation and thats why they come…

Montgomery Residents Take Advantage of Free Tree Giveaway

The Organization Montgomery Trees held their 11th Annual tree giveaway today. Alabama Power donated the trees for the event. Residents were offered their choice of three free trees. Residents are encouraged to plant the trees, with hopes they will eventually grow into large trees that will enhance the urban canopy of Montgomery. For information on how to join Montgomery Trees, Click…

Hillary Clinton to Participate in Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

The former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady will be in Selma for the bridge crossing jubilee. She will participate in jubilee activities, but more importantly she will be there to voice her support for the Lift Our Vote 2020 initiative. The initiative is aimed at having every American that can vote to be registered and at the…

Montgomery Regional Airport has Major Growth in Air Travelers

Officials have gone the extra mile to make Montgomery Regional Airport a viable option for travelers. Now they are seeing the results of their labor as the airport has reported and 11% growth in passenger traffic. An eleven percent increase in passengers equals roughly 34,000 passengers. Last year the airport added two non-stop flight. One to Washington D.C. and one…

Montgomery’s Ridgecrest Community Remembers Miriam Thomas, 79, Killed in Hit and Run

79 year old Miriam Thomas was a much loved neighbor. She was killed in a hit and run early Thursday morning. Residents of the Ridgecrest neighborhood in Montgomery say she was a pillar of the community. Residents called her  “Miss Thomas”, and they say it will be difficult to look down Edgemont Avenue, and not see her every morning. Each…

5TH Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world, and known to some as modern day slavery. Human trafficking affects millions of people world wide, including some people here in Alabama. Today the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force held a summit to teach law enforcement, teachers and other responders the signs of human trafficking. Attorney General Steve Marshall…

Jefferson Davis High School Marching Band Needs Your Help Getting to New York for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Late last year the Marching Volunteers got the invite to New York to perform in the parade. The staff has been planning and holding fundraisers to make sure the students can get there and back comfortably. They still need to raise more money. With a little over a month to go before the parade the vols want to raise about…

Headless Deer Carcasses on County Road 3 in Autaugaville, Meat Untouched

Someone is killing deer in Autaugaville , cutting off heads, and leaving the whole carcass on the side of the road. Luther Atwell made the discovery when driving back from visiting a friend on County Road 3.  “You got people out here  killing deer and just throwing them out after they cut the heads off. I mean its unreal.” The…