Author: Jerome Jones

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…

What is Shape Note Singing?

Today people gathered at the State Department of History and Archives to participate in a unique way of singing. Shape note singing was originally  developed to help people learn how to read music. The art form is still popular practice in Alabama. Shape note singing is an early American form of hymn singing. It started in New England and eventually…

Paint the Park for Jody 5K Color Fun Run

People in Wetumpka ran a 5k today to raise scholarship money.  Paint the Park for Jody is an annual run to raise money for scholarships in honor of a Wetumpka high school student who died in 2014. The Jody Marie Sanford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides four Elmore County students with $1,ooo Scholarships. For more information on how to apply for…

Hidden Treasures in the City of Prattville

For many people Prattville is known as the small town just a few miles north of Montgomery. Look past its shopping malls just off I-65, and this growing town is filled with southern charm. Capitol Hill Golf Course is one of the most popular destinations in Prattville. The course is well known among golf enthusiast for its unique and challenging…

MPS Board Discusses Report Card Assessment

The more pressing topic at Thursday’s MPS board meeting was a recent report card grade. The school system went from a grade of D, up to a C. MPS superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore says they are excited about the higher grade, but there is still much work to be done. The school system is still under state intervention, and…

Reward Offered for Information on Dog Poisonings in Tallassee

Three recent animal deaths, and one confirmed dog poisoning has happened on the same street in the Clairewood neighborhood of Tallassee. Residents say they are afraid for their pets and fear walking them down the street. Mayor John Hammock says that if caught these criminals may be charged with felonies. The situation has even caught the attention of The Humane…

8th Annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Veterans gathered in Montgomery this morning for a prayer breakfast. Covenant International Ministries provided breakfast for the veterans. The host speaker was Bishop Yvonne Jones. Organizer Felicia Jackson says this was a vision of Bishop Jones years ago. The event has gotten bigger each year. Jackson says its their way of acknowledging veterans, and letting them know we…

Habitat For Humanity Holds 90th Home Dedication

The Brown family walked into their new home today. The home is in the Brookview neighborhood in North Montgomery. They received the keys after completing the Habitat Housing Program. The family put in 400 volunteer hours as a requirement for the program. Habitat is providing a zero interest loan on the home. The family says they are blessed ,and thank…

Women’s March in Montgomery

Today dozens of people gathered at the fountain on Dexter Avenue to make their voice heard  on women’s rights and gender equality. The march was organized by Montgomery Pride United. MPU fights for women’s and LGBQT rights. They started on Dexter Avenue and marched up to the capitol steps, where they held a rally. The group say this is a…