Montgomery Alabama

Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll on Montgomery City Revenue

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a bite out of Montgomery’s city revenue. Mayor Steven Reed has presented a breakdown of figures comparing revenue raised from alcohol, lodging, gasoline and sales and use taxes from this fiscal year to last. In all four categories, May was the worst month. The good news is that revenue has improved. Lodging tax revenue for October…

Rotary Clubs Donate Masks to Montgomery Health Care Center

Some local Rotary Clubs are serving the community in the fight against coronavirus. Rotary District 6880, which is made up of clubs in the southern half of Alabama, donated 1,000 masks to Capitol Hill Healthcare in downtown Montgomery. The masks will help residents and caregivers. “They will be hopefully be very, very beneficial to the people that are here —…

“Kitchen Shower” Held for Salvation Army in Montgomery

You’ve heard of baby showers and wedding showers, but one Montgomery organization threw a kitchen shower for The Salvation Army. The Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club hosted the kitchen shower downtown. The Salvation Army created an Amazon wish list of kitchen items it needed. The Rotary Club bought what was on the list. The Salvation Army received big items like fryers…

Pay It Forward: Terri Howell of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Terri Howell of Montgomery. She helps manage John Knox Manor, a non-profit Christian care center for the elderly. Those who live there say she goes above and beyond, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Howell holds karaoke nights to keep the residents active. She also helps with window visits for family…

Montgomery Sanitation Workers Honored with Memorial Day Lunch

Montgomery sanitation workers were honored with a free lunch on Memorial Day. A group called Women of W.I.L.L. saluted the workers as those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The group also provided masks and COVID-19 safety tips to the sanitation workers. “This is an exciting opportunity to show love to the people who take care of our…

River Region United Way President & CEO Jimmy Hill Announces Resignation

United Way President & CEO Jimmy Hill – Photo from River Region United Way Facebook page River Region United Way has announced that President and CEO Jimmy Hill has announced his resignation effective June 1. Hill says he has accepted a statewide position in an area of personal interest to him. “The Board is grateful for Jimmy Hill’s years of…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Launches Two Task Forces to Address Effects of Coronavirus

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has announced that he is launching two task forces to address the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the city. “This climate of economic uncertainty and increased hardships for families in our region calls for meaningful and immediate action,” Reed said in a statement. “As we continue in the recovery process and aid those affected throughout…

Updated List of Postponed/Canceled Events at Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre has released a list of postponed or canceled events. MPAC is currently closed, although the box office is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Below are new dates for the postponed events. Tickets will be honored for the new date. Refunds for events are available at point-of-purchase. Refund request for all box office…

Extra: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King’s Barber

Malden Brothers Barbershop sits on Jackson St. in Centennial Hill, a once bustling neighborhood in Montgomery that catered to black citizens at a time when Montgomery was dominated by segregation. Many of the most iconic figures of the civil rights movement were patrons. Nelson Malden was Dr. King’s barber. He remembers their first meeting. “I saw the blue Pontiac pull…