Author: Jonathan Thomas

ASU Student Wins First-Place Prize at National Scientific Conference

Terrell Hilliard, an Alabama State University master of science candidate in biology, and a National Institute of Health scholar, took home a first-place prize for his research at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Washington, D.C. “It was an honor and pleasure for me to attend the ERN conference and present my work. Winning first-place meant the world to me…

Former Bush White House Aide Eric L. Motley to Keynote Historic Celebration

Former President George W. Bush’s special assistant and bestselling author, Eric L. Motley will be the keynote speaker during the 137th Anniversary and Men’s Day Program at historic Union Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on March 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The 137-year- old church founded in 1881 by freed slaves in the Madison Park community has been added…

Troy Officers Not Indicted In Teen Beating Case

 An Alabama special prosecutor says police officers investigated for their roles in an encounter that seriously injured a teenager won’t be criminally charged. District Attorney Michael Jackson told AL.com on Thursday that a grand jury met this week in Pike County and declined to indict the Troy officers. The NAACP said 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson suffered injuries including brain swelling “at…

Montgomery Police Searching for Robbery Suspects

Two Unknown Suspects Wanted In Connection To Troy Highway Robbery

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption   On January 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm, two unknown males entered a fast food restaurant in the 4400 block of Troy Highway. The two males approached the counter and demanded all of the money from inside the register. The…

State Senate Enhances Protections for Consumers with Data Breach Notification Law

 Alabama and South Dakota are the only states in the nation that don’t require companies to report the theft of electronic consumer information. On Thursday morning, the State Senate moved to protect consumers by passing the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, which will require private companies and state agencies to report data breaches to affected consumers. The measure, sponsored by Senator Arthur…

Chambers County Schools Reaches $500K Energy Savings Milestone

School District Will Reinvest Savings to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment

 Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric today announced that Chambers County Schools in Lafayette, Alabama has reached a $500,000 savings milestone resulting from a comprehensive facilities improvement project. Schneider Electric presented a Savings Milestone Award to the Chambers County Schools Board of Education to recognize the district’s strides in energy conservation since the start of the project in 2015. “This…

Faulkner University Ranked #2 Nationally For Online Graduate Counseling Program

Faulkner University was recently ranked #2 in the nation for the university’s online graduate degree in counseling according to Online Psychology Degrees. After looking at Christian universities and colleges throughout the country, Online Psychology Degrees complied a list of 25 nonprofit institutions where Faulkner topped the chart as one of the best in the Top 25 Master’s in Counseling Psychology…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ridesharing Bill into Law

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday — alongside state Representative David Faulkner, state Senator Bobby Singleton, Ride for Alabama coalition members and local rideshare drivers — signed Alabama’s rideshare legislation into law during a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol.   Alabama is the 45th state in the nation to welcome comprehensive ridesharing, allowing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate statewide. The law officially takes…

Application Period Open For Pupil Transportation Scholarship Opportunities

 Applications are now being accepted for three pupil transportation scholarships that the recipients will be able to apply toward college costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. An Alabama public high school senior will be eligible to receive the Alabama School Transportation Association (ASTA) Conference Charles “Chuck” Poland Education Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Charles Poland, a school bus driver from Dale County…

Doctor and Nurse Indicted for Participating in “Pill Mill”

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, a physician and nurse were arrested after being indicted in the ongoing investigation and prosecution of a “pill mill” being operated out of a Montgomery, Alabama medical office. The two new defendants in this case are physician Willie J. Chester, Jr., 64, of Pike Road, Alabama, and nurse Stephanie Michelle Ott, 42, of Fairhope, Alabama….