2019

ALEA Releases Data for 2019 Holiday Travel Period

  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period. ALEA says among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others killed included 10 drivers, nine passengers and one pedestrian. One motorcyclist, who was using a helmet, also was killed. Of the 20…

Grants available in 12 West Alabama Counties

Black Belt Foundation

“SELMA, AL – Feb. 8, 2019: The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is announcing its 2019 Arts Grant Cycle. Community-based organizations from Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Wilcox Counties are encouraged to apply. The BBCF seeks to support organizations who engage citizens in the Black Belt region in the arts. The 2019 Arts…

State Gets an “F” for Almost All Tobacco Laws

Grades given by Lung Association.

Alabama gets a “D” in the category of being a “state (that) has increased the age at which stores can sell tobacco products to people to age 21. Increasing the minimum age of sale to 21 will decrease smoking by kids. And that’s the BEST grade the state earned. All of the other Alabama grades were “F”. See the stat…

Pike County Prepares for 2019 Economic Growth

It’s a new year which brings new opportunities for growth. Several industries that were announced in 2018 will open their doors in 2019. “We were extremely blessed last year to have had so many new companies take a look at Troy and Pike County,” president of the Pike County Economic Development Corporation Marsha Gaylord says. Gun maker Kimber Manufacturing will…

August 2019 Montgomery Mayoral Election

No Strange...maybe Wood, a Reed or a Davis

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange at MMFA today The 2019 Montgomery election is just over a year away, and while Todd Strange insists he is not running for another term, he dropped some names of people who have either told him they will run or people he expects to run on August 27 of next year. We talked with him during…

Tide Set to Play Blue Devils in 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

ATLANTA (www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com) – The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game returns to its ACC-SEC roots to open the 2019 college football season in Atlanta. The 12th installment of the nation’s longest-running kickoff game will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Duke Blue Devils in the first meeting between the two schools since 2010, an Alabama win in Durham. The Crimson Tide lead…