Central Alabama

UPDATE: Current Alabama Power Outages in Central Alabama

Update: As thunderstorms continue to move through Central Alabama, thousands of Alabama Power customers continue to lose their power. Alabama Power’s public information representative Michael Jordan, tells us that as of 9 p.m. the following areas are experiencing power outages: Tallapoosa County – 3,000 customers Chilton County – 2,700 customers Coosa County – 1,000 customers Montgomery County – 370 customers…

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in 10 Armed Robberies Across Central Alabama

Marcus Greathouse, 41 Branden Tyrone Matthews, 32 Two men were recently sentenced to federal prison for committing multiple armed robberies across central Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. On January 29, Marcus Greathouse, 41, of Opelika, was sentenced to 72 months (6 years) in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Then, on February 20,…

Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from Central Alabama Red Cross Montgomery Location

The Executive Director of the Central Alabama Red Cross says someone stole a disaster relief trailer from the Montgomery office. Executive Director, Kelly Hodges, says the theft occurred sometime between between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Two of the three disaster relief trailers remained at the office. The Central Alabama Red Cross Montgomery office is located at 5015 Woods Crossing,…

Taste of Nigeria

Natives of Nigeria, who live in the area, gathered at Trenholm College Auditorium to celebrate their culture and cuisine. The main purpose of the event was to give the community the opportunity to learn about the Nigerian culture. The event offered 15 samples of fresh, organic Nigerian food, which features a lot of sauces, spices, and tomatoes. Some of those who…