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Montgomery County Tax Referendum Passes in Legislature

In a rare Saturday session, the Alabama Legislature passed budgets and the Montgomery tax referendum. The property tax referendum passed the Senate floor with an amendment, and was concurred by the House of Representatives. The ad valorem tax proposal would add 12 mills to the current 10 mill property tax rate in Montgomery County. All of the money would go…

Eastchase Farmer’s Market Opens with Social Distancing Restrictions

The Shoppes at Eastchase’s 16th annual Farmer’s Market kicked off Saturday. Hundreds of people stopped by for the opening weekend. “It’s one of the first days. The sun is shining brightly. People are able to get out in the open air,” Marketing Director Suzanna Wasserman said. Organizers explained extra guidelines are in place for the safety of shoppers and vendors…

Jemison Man Dies Saturday Morning in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

One Jemison man was killed on May 9 in a single-vehicle accident.  Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s, Micheal Carswell says 66-year-old Alan Jiles was killed when the 1991 Jeep Wrangler he was driving went off the roadway and struck a ditch. The crash occurred on Alabama 145 near the 7-mile marker, approximately three miles south of Jemison. Jiles was not using…

Two Men Arrested in Death of Ahmaud Arbery; A Case That’s Gained National Attention

BRUNSWICK, GA: On May 7th, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood…

Wetumpka Police Searching for Theft Suspect

t tt The Wetumpka Police Department is currently searching for the identity and location of a suspect wanted for theft of property. The Wetumpka Police Department says that on March 1, of this year, the suspect pictured above entered the Wetumpka Walmart and stole $4,173.16 worth of merchandise. The items were concealed in a container and the suspect exited the…

Suspect in Custody for Troy Murder

TROY, AL, ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK: Leon Jarmarcus Wilmore, 27, of Troy has been arrested by the Troy Police Department. Wilmore is charged with murder in connection to the death of Xezabeya Quintez Demond Grandberry. Troy Police responded to a report of a man down in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South just after 7:00 Friday morning May 1, 2020….

Alabama National Guard Plans Flyovers to Salute COVID-19 Response Efforts

Aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing based out of Dannelly Field in Montgomery and the 117th Air Refueling Wing based out of Birmingham plan to conduct flyovers May 5, 2020, to salute health care workers, first responders, essential employees and all others serving to support COVID-19 response efforts. These operational training missions are being conducted as part of the nationwide…

Taylor Road Baptist Church Holding Drive-In Services This Weekend

In the wake of COVID-19, a local church is bringing the community together this weekend- all while following Governor Ivey’s Safer-at-Home Order guidelines. It’s been several weeks since members of Taylor Road Baptist Church have seen each other face-to-face. “We want to safely and slowly get back into the groove of things, so this is phase one for Taylor Road….

FOUND SAFE: Miy’Angel Lanee Crutchfield, Missing 6-year-old last seen in Centreville, Alabama

Miy’Angel Lanee Crutchfield has been found safe in Kentucky, according to ALEA. The State of Alabama issued a missing persons alert for 6-year-old Miy’Angel Lanee Crutchfield, Black female. She was last seen in Centreville, Alabama.  AMBER Alert officials said she was last seen wearing pink lounge pants and a white t-shirt. Crutchfield’s abductor is believed to be driving a silver…

Woman Dead Following Single-Vehicle Crash on I-65

 A single-vehicle crash at 5:50 a.m. May 2, claimed the life of a Montgomery woman. Cavaughn Aiyanla Nixon, 20-years-old, was killed when the 2006 Hyundai Sonata she was driving went off the roadway and struck a tree. Nixon was not using a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 184…