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What the Tech? Gadgets to Help Students Get Better Grades

When I was a student, there were a lot of distractions. Noisy roommates and loud hallways keep many students from being able to focus on their work. Today’s students though, have more options to help them meet every assignment using tech gadgets that are essential for school and work. One of my favorite gadgets is a set of noise-canceling headphones….

What the Tech? Back to School Gadgets

My daughter is off to college this week and while she’s making a long list of things she needs (or wants) for her apartment, I thought I should look at some gadgets that parents need for a little peace of mind. If your child or student doesn’t know much about car maintenance, or even if they do, an on-board diagnostic…

What Day Does School Start? See the List

Students at most school systems in our area will be going back to class in the next few days.  Several systems start the year on Monday, Aug. 5. Students in Pike Road Schools don’t have to be back until Wednesday, Aug. 21. Here are two lists showing when school resumes. One is alphabetical, the other is by date. Have a…

Students Across Montgomery Prepare to Head Back to Class after Winter Storm

Students across River Region were treated to a rare five-day weekend thanks to old man winter

1/1IMG_0324 Show Caption Hide Caption As last week’s wintry mix gripped the Capital City, students across Montgomery were treated to a rare five-day weekend thanks to old man winter. “I went outside and played in the snow and stayed in the house and watched TV,” said student Lamarriah Austin of Montgomery. School buses may have been brought to a halt,…

Students Head Back to School in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Monday was the first day back to school for several school districts in west Alabama. Dallas County Schools Superintendent Hattie Shelton says the district is looking forward to having a productive school year this year. She says the new year got off to a smooth start. Shelton says student achievement and student success are the…

Back-To-School Giveaways in Montgomery

It was a busy day at the River Region Health Center as hundreds lined up bright and early for their back to school giveaway. But they left with more than just notepads and pens, the annual event also serves as a health fair. “We’re doing glucose screenings, we have an HIV test, we also have dental screenings for children” says…

Back to School! Here Are Start Dates for Area School Systems

Students in our area start returning to class on Monday, Aug. 7. Here are the start dates for school systems in the Alabama News Network viewing area: MONDAY, AUG. 7: Alexander City Andalusia Bullock County Crenshaw County Dallas County Lowndes County Opp Perry County Selma Tallapoosa County TUESDAY, AUG. 8: Pike County Tallassee WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9: Autauga County Butler County…

Back-To-School Sales-Tax Free Weekend

Starts at Midnight tonight, ends on Sunday Midnight

The yearly sales tax holiday leading up to the new school year begins at Midnight. Not all municipalities are taking part, and not all items are free of all sales taxes. The Alabama Department of Revenue has complete information on their website: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/SalesTaxHol.cfm Categories: Montgomery, Statewide Tags: 2017, back to school, Sales Tax Holiday

Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Happens Next Weekend

Alabama’s next back-to-school sales tax holiday weekend is coming up. From Friday, July 21 until midnight Sunday, July 23, the state is waiving its 4% sales tax on eligible clothes, school supplies and electronics. In addition, many cities and counties will waive their local taxes. To see a complete list of what can be bought tax-free click here Categories: Montgomery,…