Author: Mattie Davis

Camp Conquest Serving As Kids Summer Camp For Burn Survivors

Camp Conquest is a kid’s summer camp for burn survivors, where campers meet with others who have been through similar experiences.

The camp has been responding to the needs of pediatric burn survivors for over 20 years. Each summer, they host a week long experience at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin. Campers spend their days boating, swimming, and meeting other survivors. Alabama Fire Marshals from across the state volunteer as camp counselors. 

As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease Montgomery Sees Increase In Tourism

One year ago, Montgomery tourism was at an all time low due to the pandemic, but now as restrictions begin to ease tourists are coming back to the capital city. 

The City of Montgomery offers all kinds of attractions and historic sites from the Rosa Parks Museum, to the state capital, and more. 

Demolition To Begin On Tallassee High School, New Building Coming in 2022

Demolition begins this week on Tallassee High School, and alumni are looking back on their memories in the building. 

In 1929, the first Tallassee students walked the halls of their current high school. This week the school system is saying goodbye to the building where memories were made for almost 100 years. 

Prattville Community Celebrates Resident’s 100th Birthday

Prattville Native, Ruth Hunt, is turning 100 years old, and Sunday her loved ones honored her with a parade. Family, friends, and staff at the Harbor at Hickory Hill organized a parade of people from the community to wish her “Happy Birthday”. Visitors included the Autauga County Sheriff’s departments and the Holtville High School Cheerleaders and Majorettes. Hunt says she…

Agape Missionary Baptist Church In Montgomery Burglarized

The pastor of Agape Missionary Baptist Church in Downtown Montgomery said thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen from his church last weekend. Pastor C.L. Ballard drove up to the church for Sunday services to realize someone broke a glass window and entered the church. Ballard said this isn’t the first time this has happened. Items taken included microphones,…

HGTV’s “Hometown Takeover” Makes An Impact On Wetumpka Community

The City of Wetumpka has come to life during HGTV’s “Hometown Takeover” television series. The series featuring Wetumpka may be over, but residents of the community say this isn’t the end. The renovations made will forever have a lasting impact on their city. The series finale aired Sunday night at 7:00 pm. The last episode featured the new farmers market…

Montgomery Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

  Loved ones of Mineola Smith celebrated her 100th birthday and the impact she has made on their lives. Smith was born on June 6, 1921. Her friends and family honored her with a drive-by birthday party. Special visitors to the party included the Montgomery police and fire departments as well as “Sparky” the fire dog. Smith was recognized by…

Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing Promotes First Female Brigadier General

1/4IMG_9705 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4IMG_9741 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4IMG_9739 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4IMG_9740 Show Caption Hide Caption The Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing promoted their first female brigadier general. General Tara D. McKennie first enlisted in the Air Force in 1989 as an airman basic and served six years of active duty. In a historic…

Wetumpka Worker Shortage – Chamber of Commerce Hosts Job Fair

The Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce hosted a job fair to combat the reported worker shortage in their area. Business is booming in Wetumpka following the exposure they have had on HGTV’s Hometown Takeover. Some business owners saying they are getting the kind of business they normally have on Saturdays on Mondays now. The Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce is reporting an…