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Elmore County Recycling Program Ends This Month

A longstanding recycling program in Elmore County is ending this month. Right now, Elmore County partners with the Alabama Department of Corrections for the recycling program.  The county provides the bins, and ADOC handles the pickup and sorting of recyclables.  With the program ending, the bins will be removed in the next four or five weeks, which some county leaders…

MCSO Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo

Some local seniors grabbed their fishing poles for a day out on the water with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. It was all part of the Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo.  There is a six fish limit, but many people say this is about more than just fishing.  It’s a chance to get out and enjoy a nice day meeting new…

American Red Cross Prepares Emergency Response Vehicles

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles are staging in Montgomery as Hurricane Dorian makes its way to the east coast.  Today we got an inside look at how the volunteers are preparing. These crews will be deployed up and down the east coast to some of the hardest hit areas.  Right now, it’s still too early to know where exactly they’ll…

Voter Turnout in Montgomery

It’s election day in the City of Montgomery, and voters are choosing the city’s next mayor and city council. Some voters say it’s been tough to find the right candidate with such a crowded field in the mayor’s race. Others say they know exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate.  As we’ve heard this entire election cycle, it comes…

Montgomery Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Montgomery city leaders broke ground on a new park Thursday. Construction will soon be underway for Screws Park on Atlanta Highway at the site of the Old Screws Armory. The park will have a walking trail, pavilion and green space.  It will also have a road and bridge connecting it to the ball fields behind Goodwyn Middle School.  City leaders…

UPDATE: Son Charged With Murder in Montgomery County Homicide

UPDATE: A Montgomery County man is dead and his son has been charged with murder after a fatal shooting that happened early Wednesday morning. According to Capt. George Beaudry, Keith Scarborough, 35, was charged with murder in the death of 72-year-old Jerry Scarborough. Deputies responded to a residence near Highway 82 and Old Pike Road around 5:30 a.m. Once on…

First Day of School at LEAD Academy

Monday was the first day of school for students at LEAD Academy, Montgomery’s first charter school. LEAD Academy is a K-5 charter school.  Today we were with parents and students, as they went into their classrooms for the first time.  Some families are new to Montgomery, others have been here and say they needed another school option for their children….

I-Team: Seeking Shelter Pt. 2

Alabama News Network is continuing to investigate the need for storm shelters across Central Alabama.  In part one of our investigation we found a need for shelters in rural Elmore County.  We also learned about the Safer Place program.  It allows community members to open shelters for their neighbors. In part two of our investigation, we’re focusing on Montgomery County…

Overturned Vehicle on I-85 Near Chantilly Parkway

A crash involving an overturned vehicle caused backups on I-85 Southbound Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to the crash on I-85 Southbound near mile marker 12.  Alabama News Network Traffic Reporter Jerry Howell reports the vehicle may have caught fire after the crash. One lane was closed as crews cleared the crash.  It reopened once the vehicle was towed from…

One Year Later, Still No Answers for BTW

As we approach the one year anniversary of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School burning to the ground, there are still no clear answers for the future of the school. Fire destroyed part of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery – Photo from MPS The school moved to the vacant Hayneville Road Elementary School building, but most acknowledge…