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Clanton Mayor Dies of COVID-19

The city of Clanton has announced the death of their mayor, Billy Joe Driver. Driver was 84-years-old. He died Thursday, July 9 after being admitted to the hospital last week for COVID-19 treatment. Driver had been the mayor of Clanton since 1984. He was expected to retire later this year. His death comes as cases are increasing in the state…

Qualifying for Montgomery’s Mayoral Race Begins Tuesday, July 2nd

There are only 57 days left until people living in Montgomery vote for their next mayor and there are a few things that people have on their wish list. “We need more people on the force so we can have better patrol – more to see to the crime that is happening in this city – work on that. I…

Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed’s Mayoral Campaign HQ Opens

Time is winding up. Montgomery’s mayoral election is next month. Monday night, Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed officially opened his campaign headquarters. Reed greeted supporters at the downtown location on Dexter Avenue. The location is his primary location for volunteers.  Reed says we are in the critical last days leading up to the election and it’s important that he…

Tuscaloosa Mayor Takes Steps to Stop Spate of Gun Violence

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Tuscaloosa’s mayor is taking steps to curb a recent wave of gun violence. Among the steps announced recently: An emergency measure that allows the police chief to make staffing changes to address the problem. The Tuscaloosa News reports that it will allow Police Chief Steve Anderson to approve overtime and special details without going through the…

County Commission Chairman Elton Dean Discusses Decision to Run For Montgomery Mayor

In a video message posted to social media Tuesday, Montgomery County Commissioner Elton Dean  proudly announced his bid fro Montgomery Next Mayor. Dean is the first to announce his candidacy do far. When asked about his decision to enter the race he told Alabama Network Wednesday,  that he became serious about running after his wife’s death last year. “I always contemplated…

City Seeing Impact After Memorial Opening

It’s been six weeks since the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened its doors in Montgomery, and the city is starting to to see its impact. The attraction uses interactive media, sculptures, and exhibits to pay homage to African American victims of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, and the Jim Crow Laws. It is the…

Montgomery Mayor, Police Chief Speak Out On Crime

Following a weekend homicide, Montgomery’s mayor and police chief are once again speaking out on violence in the city. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Police Chief Ernest Finley sat down with media to talk about the city’s most recent crime statistics – and they are once again  telling Montgomery residents that their crime initiatives are working. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, weighed…

Selma Mayor Promises Pay Raises to Selma Police as “Sick-Out” Continues

Selma’s mayor is promising pay raises for police as officers continue a sick-out that began last week over complaints about salary and working conditions. The Selma Times-Journal reports that Mayor George Evans told officers Monday they’ll get the pay hikes with all other city employees starting Oct. 1. Evans says he hopes money for the raises will come from refinancing…

Selma Mayoral Candidates Participate in Open Forum

The candidates running for the upcoming Selma Mayor seat are all diverse in ages and backgrounds, but all want to help Selma grow into a destination city. At an open forum on Sunday at Selma High School, all five candidates were able to share their platforms and answer questions as individuals and as a group. Incumbent Mayor George Evans is…

City of Montgomery Commemorate National Walking Day

On Wednesday, April 6, Montgomery citizens will lace up their sneakers and move forward to commemorate the annual National Walking Day. Alabama State University will host a National Walking Day event from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon, at Old Hornet Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. ASU hopes this event will encourage students, staff, and all Montgomery…