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Montgomery Used As Model for Other Cities

Montgomery is becoming a model for many cities across the country.  A delegation from Topeka, Kansas is visiting this week. Around 60 community leaders are in town to learn about Montgomery’s economic development and downtown redevelopment. It’s part of an inter-city visit and Topeka leaders say Montgomery has been on their radar for years. They were surprised to see so…

Governor Ivey: STAR I.D. Deadline Approaching

Have you heard of the STAR I.D.?  It’s a new identification system and state leaders are urging you to get yours as soon as possible. This is the new driver’s license with a star in the top left corner.  The federal deadline is October 1, 2020.   On that day, you will need a STAR I.D. or a passport for all…

Area University Health Clinic Offers Free Services to Patients

Faulkner University’s Speech Language Pathology Clinic is bringing medical services to families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.  The clinic has been open for about a year now and plans to expand in the future. The clinic provides one-on-one treatment, free of charge.  The clinic has seen 400 patients since it opened last August, and they now have…

Coosa River Boosts Wetumpka Tourism

The World’s Longest Annual Paddle Race is making its way through Wetumpka this week, and city leaders hope the event can help turn Wetumpka into a water sport destination. The Great Alabama 650 Paddle Race is the most recent way that Wetumpka is capitalizing on its proximity to the Coosa River.  Paddlers come right past downtown Wetumpka, many of them…

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…