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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…

UPDATE: Missing Millbrook Man Has Been Found Safe

Michael Ray Headley, a 41-year-old Millbrook man with intellectual disabilities, was reported missing on October 7, 2020. Millbrook investigators found out that Headley may have made contact with an individual on social media, who may have picked him up and left the state. Investigators were later able to determine that Headley was with said acquaintance in Manchester, Tennessee. Throughout the…

Montgomery Car Dealership Donates Van to Injured Police Officer Carlos Taylor

Some great news for Montgomery police officer Carlos Taylor and his family. You may remember he was severely injured in a 2017 car wreck and for years, the Taylor family has been raising money for a wheelchair accessible van to help get Carlos to and from appointments. Until Wednesday, the family has had to call an ambulance every time Carlos…

‘Stop the Violence’ Rally Draws Hundreds to Montgomery

A rally against violence was held Sunday in Montgomery. Their message: Enough is enough. You Live by it. You Perish By It. Put the guns down. Montgomery Police Department escorted several hundreds of motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers around the Corridor’s East, West, and southern boulevards of Montgomery. The Organization ‘Enough Is Enough, Stop The Violence’ invited bikers and cars…

Hurricane Sally Aftermath: Recovery Incomplete on Alabama Coast

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast is hardly recovered from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged. Residents in hard-hit Baldwin County are complaining about the response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both…

Joy to Life Foundation’s ‘Trash Talk Tour 2020’ Happening Every Saturday in October

We’re kicking off October with breast cancer awareness month, and Saturday, the ‘Trash Talk Tour 2020’ began in Montgomery. The Joy To Life Foundation is selling its pink trash cans to support the fight against breast cancer. Joy to Life teamed up with Chappy’s Deli to sell the pink trashcans every Saturday throughout October. The trash cans are usually $85,…

Montgomery Mayor’s Wife Kicking Off ‘Move Montgomery Health and Wellness’ Saturday Morning

Saturday morning, hundreds of people came out to Blount Cultural Park to start moving! Mayor Steven Reed’s wife, Tamika Reed, hosted ‘Move Montgomery Health & Wellness.’ The cool temperatures didn’t stop more than 200 people from starting their day with a walk around the park’s trail. Move Montgomery is a social network Reed started in hopes to get the people…

State Health Officer on President Trump’s Diagnosis

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said he doesn’t know specifics about President Donald Trump’s COVID case, but he said this goes to show the pandemic is not over and it does not discriminate, “It affects everyone: young and old, black and white and whatever party you’re in. We still have a lot of disease transmission in our country.” Early…

How a Local Massage Therapy Business Stays Afloat During COVID

We’re approaching month seven since Alabama saw its first COVID case. Peaceful Solutions Massage Therapy has been in business in Montgomery for years, but when the pandemic hit, it affects a business that operates by touch a lot harder– Both physically and financially. “I didn’t quit working because the governor told me to. I quit working because I wanted my…