Christmas

Driving or Flying, Ways to Travel Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season has always been one of the busiest times of the year to travel. This year, because of the pandemic, ensuring your safety is critical whether flying or driving. If you are choosing to fly, Montgomery Regional Airport officials encourage travelers to plan ahead, pack accordingly, and wear masks. MGM Executive Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. says lines…

Andalusia’s “Christmas in Candyland” Still Going On as Planned

Though many Christmas themed events have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, Andalusia’s annual Christmas in Candyland is still going on. Officials say the 7th annual event will go on as planned, with the exception of a few attractions. This is so there can be more space to social distance. The event will begin December 7, and go…

Mayor Reed Encourages Residents to Follow CDC Guidelines During Holidays

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed met with Alabama State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, on Tuesday to remind city residents to stay cautious during the holiday season. As Montgomery COVID-19 cases have risen this month, Mayor Reed says he doesn’t want people to forget about CDC guidelines around the holidays. State health officer, Dr. Harris, recommends getting tested before traveling. If…

Selma Bargain Shoppers Search for After Christmas Deals

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The holiday shopping season doesn’t end on Christmas Day. Now is the time bargain hunters head out to stores — in search of discounts and deals. Twas the days after Christmas — and all through the mall; Were discounts — and deals — and savings for all. “I think a lot of people wait until…

Turkeys From Heaven Deliver 600 Meals to Needy Families

  Pike County families in need will be receiving a home-cooked meal this Christmas, all thanks to a nonprofit called “Turkeys From Heaven.” “There’s tons of needs, physical needs, spiritual needs, emotional needs. So, we try to meet the those here at the week of Christmas because its just so important,” Pike County Turkeys From Heaven founder Kelly Sanders said….

The Ultimate Christmas Gift: Lt. Colonel, Deployed for Months, Surprises Daughter at A Montgomery School

Thursday, one soldier got to come home and surprise his little girl just in time for Christmas, and Alabama News Network was there to capture all of the special moment on camera. Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Scott serves in the United States Air Force and has been deployed for six months in Qatar. He said the original plan was for the…

Toys From Our Magical Christmas Toy Vault Now Have Homes Under Christmas Trees for Hundreds of Families

For six years now, we’ve partnered with the Salvation Army to collect toys for families in need through our Magical Christmas Toy Drive. Last week, we packed up all of the toys from our toy vault, and sent them over to Salvation Army’s headquarters. Wednesday, those toys now got a new home.. under the Christmas trees of hundreds of families…

Magical Christmas Toy Drive: Moving Day

Friday is the final day of our Magical Christmas Toy Drive and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated. Motivated Movers picked up the toys and brought them to the Salvation Army’s Toy Distribution Warehouse Friday.  Lt. Tonya Farrington says they’ll be serving 500 families and around 1000 kids.  She says that wouldn’t be possible…

Two Organizations Team Up to Feed Hundreds This Christmas

Two organizations are doing their parts to help hundreds of hungry families in the river region this holiday season. When we think of Christmas, many of us think of spending time with family… usually over a Christmas dinner, exchanging presents and looking back on the year: Counting our blessings. But for hundreds of families here locally, that’s not a reality….

Salvation Army Programs Need Help to Provide Assistance in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Christmas holiday season is a busy time of year for the Salvation Army in Selma. It’s when the charity does its biggest annual fundraiser — plus works to spread Christmas cheer to hundreds of needy children. The five week red kettle campaign raises money to help provide assistance to people in need in the…