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ASU Students Hold Hurricane Relief Drive

Alabama State University students worked Thursday to help bring some much-needed relief to hurricane victims in several states. Following the damage of Hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, Alabama State University students put their heads together to figure out a way to help. That’s why Miss ASU, Yasmine Whitehurst, decided to head up the ASU Hurricane relief drive, teaming up with…

Nearly Half Million Dollars Grant to Macon Co. Schools

Some good news for Macon County Schools: The school system was just awarded a $469,000 grant that will help enhance its virtual learning. Remote learning: a challenge schools, students and families nationwide have had to adjust to as the new norm. But now, thanks to a USDA grant, things just got a bit savvier for Macon County: “…because we are…

Two Men Arrested for Attempted Murder in Prattville

The Prattville Police Department responded to Brentwood Landing Apartments on Covered Bridge Parkway Sunday in reference to multiple shots fired and a person shot. When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man who lives in the apartment building with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Baptist South Hospital. Officers were able to stop the suspect who was…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Pushing Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has hit theaters across the country pretty hard, specifically our local Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: A River Region treasure since 1985. “These whole grounds, which were Red Blount’s yard… a part of his property, were really designed for this theater,” ASF Executive Director Todd Schmidt said. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, originally a summer festival in Annistion is…

Authorities Need Help Find a Missing Greenville Man

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 27-years-old Harley Scott Knight. We’re told he left ‘traveling’ on June 13, 2020 from Greenville. He left without any personal belongings. His mother says the last time she saw him was on August 29, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas when she tried to convince him to come back home. The last time…

Holtville/Slapout Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

The Holtville/Slapout Fire and Rescue Auxiliary celebrated Fire Prevention Week by hosting a Fall Craft Fair and Parade at the Holtville fire station. People in the community set up booths to sell honey, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry… you name it. People working at the fire station cooked 500 quarts of stew, and sold more than 450 containers. All of…

Butler County Deputy Hit by Car While On Duty

A Butler County deputy is recovering after being involved in a hit-and-run while working a call Sunday night. According to the sheriff’s office’s’ Facebook page, authorities were working a car crash on Interstate 65 when a car hit a deputy who was directing traffic. The driver of the vehicle then drove away. The deputy is expected to be okay. Alabama…

MPD Celebrates National Faith & Blue Weekend

Church of Highlands on Taylor Road partnered with the Montgomery Police Department to celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend. A few weeks ago, some law enforcement leaders extended an olive branch to communities of color by announcing the most comprehensive police-community outreach project in history. This weekend, the National Faith & Blue Weekend will hold more than 500 community events in…

10/10/2020: Why It’s the Most Popular Day to Get Married This Year

The year 2020 has been a whirlwind for couples getting married. From having to cancel weddings… to postponing them due to the pandemic, but Saturday is actually one of the most popular days of the year people are wanting to hold ceremonies. “It just had that ring to it. 10/10/20. It just makes it easy to remember,” Rick Hendrick and…