Montgomery Alabama

MLK Day of Service: Protecting the Home of Claudette Colvin in Montgomery

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Montgomery to Pay Tribute to Those Who Died of COVID-19

The city of Montgomery has announced that downtown landmarks will be lit in amber hues tomorrow night as part of a nationwide initiative to mourn the more than 394,000 American lives lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That number includes 283 Montgomery residents. Montgomery City Hall, the Court Street fountain and Riverwalk tunnel will display amber lights in…

Montgomery Ministry Receives Donation of Former Channel 12 Studio Building

A Montgomery ministry has received a donated facility to help in its efforts in the community. The MAP Center, which stands for Ministry About People, has accepted the former studio building of Channel 12 on Delano Avenue. The TV station moved its operations to downtown last year, leaving the building vacant. The MAP Center is part of the Mercy House,…

One Killed, One Injured in Sunday Morning Wreck in Montgomery

Montgomery police are investigating a wreck early this morning that left one person dead and another person hurt. Police say at about 12:32 a.m., they and fire medics were called to a single car crash on Interstate 85 northbound near the Forest Avenue exit. They found a 2015 Ford Focus with two people inside.  They say the driver, 20-year-old Shamar…

Life of Longtime Montgomery City Council Member Tracy Larkin Remembered

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Two Montgomery Public Schools Move to Virtual Learning as Protest Precaution

Two Montgomery Public Schools will move to virtual learning as a precaution to any planned protests downtown. An MPS spokesperson says Baldwin Middle Magnet School and Floyd Middle Magnet School will be virtual on Tuesday and Wednesday. Schools are out on Monday for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. Both schools are in the downtown area. Montgomery Mayor…

City of Montgomery Offices, County Offices, Downtown Streets Closing As Protest Precaution

The city of Montgomery says some downtown streets will be closed starting tonight at 6 p.m. as a precaution due to the possibility of protests in state capital cities across the country. In addition, City of Montgomery offices will be closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s City Council meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be Tuesday,…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

As Alabama News Network has reported, local, state and federal officials nationwide are preparing themselves for possible armed protests related to the impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president. The FBI has warned of protests in Washington and all 50 state capital cities. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed released the following statement regarding the City…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Plans Changing in Montgomery Due to COVID-19

The City of Montgomery has announced that its plans to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be changing this year in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The national holiday honoring Dr. King is Monday, January 18. “As rising COVID-19 rates threaten our overall health and safety, we must take precautions and…

Montgomery City Council Member Tracy Larkin Dies

Montgomery District 3 City Council member Tracy Larkin has died. The announcement came from Frank Lee, the Macon County EMA Director, who calls Larkin “my best friend.” Here is the statement Lee sent to Alabama News Network: “With deep sorry I regret that was asked to make and inform the media that my best friend, Montgomery City Councilor Tracy Larkin,…