Author: Jerome Jones

Millbrook Community Mourns Death of Pastor

He was lighthearted, witty, a man of God and a joy to be around. Those are some of the words being used to describe Jared Decker. The pastor of Grandview Pines Baptist Church died on December 28th at the young age of 35.  Decker is survived by his wife and six children. He was ordained pastor of the church in…

Domestic Violence Help Available in Montgomery

There were two shootings less than 24 hours apart in Montgomery this week, and both of them were the result of domestic violence. In the wake of these two crimes we sat down with Tay Knight, Executive Director of Family Sunshine Center. The organization has services available for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and family violence. She says that…

Trenholm State helps displaced Virginia College students

Meetings to be held Tuesday Dec.18

There are still many unanswered questions for Virginia College students. Earlier this month the college announced that it would be closing its doors for good nationwide. Many students were shocked and confused. Students do not not know if credits or financial aid will transfer. Trenholm State Community College is here to help these students. Trenholm will be holding information meetings…

Non-Profit In West Montgomery Aims To Serve Washington Park Community

Some people do not have all of the simple luxuries that many of us take for granted; that’s why Mercy House is stepping up to help. The Mercy House is located in the West Montgomery neighborhood of Washington Park. It has been serving the community for two years, but got its official open as a non-profit organization in early October….

Local American Legion Feeds Veterans

A pike road American Legion post is giving back to the community this holiday season.  American Legion Centennial Post 2019 teamed up with Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church to provide meals for fifty veterans. Volunteers from the popular food delivery app Waiter helped with food preparation and delivery. The food was provided  by Jim N Nicks BBQ and Kings Table…

Project Lifesaver Program Helps Locate Lost Senior Citizens

Project Lifesaver has been active in Alabama since 2006. It was implemented after law enforcement officials realized that the most difficult search and rescue missions were for elderly people, and those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Autism. This is where the technology used in this program shines brightest. The patient wears a wrist band similar to a smart watch. The device…

One Suspect shot in Macon County manhunt

Three suspects remain at large.

We now have more information on a manhunt in Macon County. One suspect in that man hunt was shot and taken into custody, three other suspects remain at large. It all started around 2:30am Wednesday , September 26. A man sleeping in his car at a truck stop off I-85 exit 42 was attacked by four men. Investigators say after…

Strayer University Opens in Montgomery

Strayer University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 25 to celebrate the opening of their newest campus.  Montgomery joins Birmingham and Huntsville as the third location in Alabama. Strayer University’s unique curriculum caters towards working adults. The university offers online classes and support resources at the University. Strayer University offers associates, bachelors, and masters degrees. The university has…

9 LAMP Students Semifinalist for National Merit Scholarship

Nine students at LAMP High School have been named semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition of scholastic achievement that began in 1955. Every year more than one-million students apply for the scholarships, but only 7,500 students are awarded the scholarships. High school students apply each year and enter…