Holiday

Volunteers Serve River Region Organizations In Honor of Dr. King

City offices and schools were closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. But volunteers used their day off to serve others in the Capital City, in honor of King. HandsOn River Region planned an afternoon of sacrifice to benefit local non profits and organizations. Hundreds of volunteers raked leaves, picked up trash, and cleaned up Montgomery neighborhoods. Projects also…

“Slow” President’s Day at Lake Martin

Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather…the perfect recipe for a day out at the lake. Many spent part of their long weekend at Lake Martin, but there were very few out on Monday. Lynn Naile owner of Nail’s Convenience Store says she usually gets a good amount of business from lake goers on national and state holidays. But President’s Day…

Christmas Less Than a Week Away

Sunday marks only six more days until Christmas. If you haven’t started working on your holiday shopping list yet, you might want to hurry. Retail workers say the stores at Eastdale Mall have been busy and crazy as usual during the holiday season. They also say the crowds are only going to get worse as the days get closer to…

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Freddie waits on his check up with the other pets. Doctors are asking pet owners to watch their animals closely during the holiday season. The tinsel and holly hanging around the home can be beautiful, but also dangerous to the four-legged family members. Vets advise watching pets closely during this time, because they say cats love playing with the shiny…

Prattville Police Step Up Patrols For Holiday Safety

As shoppers rush out to finish off their Christmas lists, police say you need to be vigilant. Authorities say you are most vulnerable when you are walking back to your car with all of your gifts. But Lt. Ray Wagner says Prattville Police are working to make sure every shopper is safe. “We’ve one, beefed up patrols in all our…

Holiday Shopping Days are Ticking Down

Only two more weeks until Christmas, which means only that many days to finish off the holiday shopping list. A noticeable trend in recent years is the number of shoppers heading to online retailers. Some people even prefer to do their grocery shopping over the Internet. “I think most people are doing online shopping this year,” says United Parcel Service…

Senator Ross Holds 13th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway

Senator Quinton Ross held his 13th Annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway early Wednesday morning Senator Quinton Ross held his 13th Annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway early Wednesday morning. Senator Ross and members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity teamed up with Publix Grocery Store and the non-profit organization TEAM 26 to give 26 families a full thanksgiving meal. Ross and the fraternity members carried…

ALDOT Urges Drivers to Drive Safe for 4th of July HolidayTravel

Drivers taking to Alabama roads during the Fourth of July holiday should plan for increased traffic and allow extra time to reach their destination. As an added precaution during the heavily traveled holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced today there would be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Friday, July 1, through midnight, Monday, July…

Holiday Air Travelers See a Break From Long Security lines

Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving faster than expected after weeks of costly delays at U.S. airports. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England says bomb-sniffing dogs are being used at busier airports to help speed up lines. Travelers screened by dogs are not being required to remove their shoes or take…

ALDOT Urge Motorists to Drive Safely Memorial Day Weekend

The number of vehicles on Alabama highways during the Memorial Day holiday is expected to be higher than normal as the summer travel season begins. The Alabama Department of Transportation urges motorists to drive safely during the busy holiday period. As an added precaution during the heavily traveled holiday, ALDOT announced today there would be no temporary lane closures on…