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Shots Fired into Selma Mayor James Perkins’ Home

An investigation is underway in Selma after the home of Mayor James Perkins, Jr. is shot into. Police Chief Kenta Fulford says Perkins returned home this morning and found a bullet hole in the wall of his office and sheetrock on the floor. Fulford says it’s unknown at this time whether Perkins was targeted or it was a stray bullet…

Memorial Service for Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Robert Graetz, Jr.

The memorial service for the late Reverend Robert Graetz, Jr. Was held Sunday. He’s remembered as a Civil Rights icon and acclaimed human rights advocate. The memorial service for Rev. Graetz was held at Montgomery’s Historic First Baptist Brick-A-Day Church. The church was an important gathering place for activities related to the Civil Rights Movement, and it became associated with…

Body of Missing Marengo County Man Found

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The body found in a pond on Highway 80 earlier this week — is confirmed to be that of a missing Marengo County man. Thirty-six year old Willie Bell Allen, Jr was reported missing March 23rd. He was last seen at Southeastern Cheese plant in Uniontown. Willie Allen, Jr./Source: Uniontown Police Police found Allen’s abandoned…

Changemakers: Fred Gray, A Titan of the Civil Rights Movement

Earlier this month, the country marked the 64th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott. This month’s changemaker played a crucial role in the success of that effort… resulting in desegrating the Montgomery city bus system in the 1950’s. Civil rights attorney Fred Gray, a Montgomery native, is a titan of the civil rights movement who has played a key role…

Troy University Chancellor Hawkins Celebrates 30 Years

A major milestone for Troy University– the school is celebrating its Chancellor’s 30th anniversary. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr, is one of the longest serving heads of any public university in the country. Hawkins joined the Trojans family when he was 44 years old. A lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, he served during the Vietnam War. Hawkins explains the university’s commitment to the…

Former Officer Arrested on Prison Contraband Charge

An Alabama corrections officer has been arrested on charges of accepting money to help smuggle forbidden items into a state prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Willie Gene McLemore, Jr. was arrested last month on charges of using his official position for financial gain. The prison system said investigators discovered evidence that McLemore had received electronic transfers…

Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day Through Service, Sacrifice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr lived his life serving others. Following his example, local residents volunteered at non-profits and served on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service. Monday’s cold weather didn’t stop over 200 volunteers from serving on a day remembering an icon- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Well my personal hero is Dr. Martin Luther King,”…

Tuskegee Police Announce Arrests in June Homicide

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Quadarius Lamar Long in Tuskegee. Long was fatally shot on June 26 in 600 block of Judkins Court. 47-year-old Robert Reynolds, Jr., who is currently in federal custody on unrelated drug charges, and 30-year-old George Black are charged with felony murder in Long’s death. “We are glad that…