Author: Jerome Jones

Montgomery County Ad Valorem Bill Moves Forward

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow voters to decide if they want to raise property taxes to fund public education in Montgomery County. The bill will now move on the Senate for approval. Sponsors say their goal is to have the bill on the ballot in November. Categories: Montgomery, News

Senate Bill Would Grant Civil Immunity to Businesses Against Coronavirus Related Lawsuits

Less than one week after Governor Ivey lifted the statewide stay at home order, a bill was introduced in the Alabama Senate to protect businesses against coronavirus related lawsuits. The language of the bill says that it will help encourage businesses to re-open and remain open. Businesses would have to display willful disregard for health orders to be subject to…

Montgomery Delegation Votes Yes to Ad Valorem Tax

CORRECTION: This story was edited on 5/9/2020 to reflect the property tax increase would be 12 mils, as opposed to the previous reported 18.5 mils. On Tuesday a House Committee made of the Montgomery delegation approved a bill that would increase property taxes for education in Montgomery County. The Ad Valorem Tax Bill narrowly passed along party lines with a…

Alabama State University Host Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Although the ASU Class of 2020 did not walk across the stage, graduates were still honored. On Friday the class was honored with a virtual ceremony. Back in March the university announced that graduation would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but last month officials made the decision to honor graduates on the same day that they would have…

In Alexander City Local Students are Helping With Storm Cleanup

In Alexander City the Benjamin Russell football team, coaches, and teens from local churches are helping residents clear their property.

Last Sunday a dangerous line of storms tore through Alexander City, leaving behind down power lines, trees, and debris as far as the eye could see. Luckily, no lives were lost. After riding through town and seeing the damage , Benjamin Russell Head Football Coach Kevin Smith, sprung into action. “I put out a text message to the whole team,…

First Responders Face New Challenges Due to Coronavirus

First Responders are facing unique challenges when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic and they are going the extra mile to unsure their safety, and public safety. Firefighters, law enforcement, and EMT’s have adopted new approaches to service calls. Most notably, first responders are now screening people before making contact. “The dispatch office is asking questions at their level when…

Walk-On’s Montgomery Offers Free Meals to Furloughed Hospitality Workers

Furlough Kitchen food truck by Walk-On's will serve 1000 meals to furloughed workers in Montgomery.

On Wednesday April 8th, Furlough Food Truck by Walk-On’s  will provide one free meal to furloughed hospitaity workers. The truck will operate from 2pm to 5pm at Walk-On’s in Montgomery. Furlough Kitchen has already served more than 3000 meals to furloughed hospitality workers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This will be the first venture outside of Louisiana. Categories: Coronavirus, Montgomery, News,…

Montgomery Cancer Center is taking Steps to Keep Patients Safe from Coronavirus

The Montgomery Cancer Center has made drastic changes to keep patients safe.

In an environment like the Montgomery Cancer Center where patients may have compromised immune systems, and treatments are administered in close quarters, staff and administration have made big changes to ensure patient safety against Coronavirus. Susan Reed is the Vice President of the Montgomery Cancer Center, she says the center took major steps to keep patients and staff safe. “We’re…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

  In a news conference from the Alabama Capitol that was aired live on Alabama News Network on Friday afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and will run through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The governor says people will still be able to go to…

MPS Details Plans for Remainder of School Year

For a complete list of resources available to parents and students click here. Free access to internet and WiFi is available for 60 days to student and teacher households that do not currently have internet or WiFi service. Click here for more information. School resumes Monday April 6th. We are now learning more about the plans Montgomery Public Schools have to…