Montgomery News

Montgomery Chamber Looking at Post-Pandemic Tourism

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is working to find new ways to market Montgomery as a destination when people are ready to travel again. Meg Lewis with the Chamber says Montgomery could be a destination many corporations and non-profits consider for diversity and inclusion training because of the city’s civil rights history.  She also says that travel experts expect…

MPS Takes First Step in Requesting An End to State Intervention

It’s been three years since the state intervened in Montgomery Public Schools.  Since then, the school board and superintendent have all changed, and MPS leaders say they are ready for the intervention to be lifted. Former State Superintendent Michael Sentance identified major issues in the school system in a letter to school leaders in January of 2017.  He also expressed…

Cloverdale Roof Collapse Raises Safety Concerns

A vacant building in Montgomery’s Cloverdale neighborhood is now raising safety concerns, prompting city leaders to take action. The building on Fairview Avenue, across from the Capri Theater has been empty since Café Louisa and Tomatinos relocated more than two years ago.  Just this week residents noticed that the roof had caved in. District Seven City Councilman Clay McInnis says…

Pending Sale Impacting Whitewater Project Now On Hold

The financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis is now affecting Montgomery’s multi-million dollar whitewater project. The sale of the Salvation Army property to the City of Montgomery is now on hold. Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) We were first to report on the pending sale of the Salvation Army’s Maxwell Boulevard Buildings and property to the city of Montgomery…

Montgomery Chamber Projects Major Losses in Tourism Industry

The Montgomery Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is projecting millions of dollars in lost revenue. Chamber officials say 20 large conferences or events have already cancelled, adding up to at least $3 million in lost revenue for the city and county. Hotel occupancy numbers have also dropped.  Usually this time of year, it would be around 70%.  Meg Lewis with…

One Dead, One Injured in Sunday Night Shooting

Montgomery Police are investigating a deadly shooting. They say a man was shot in the 4000 block of Norman Bridge Road Sunday night. He died at the scene. Police say a second victim was found at a local hospital, that person has serious injuries. No arrests have been made, if you have any information call Crimestoppers at 215-stop. Categories: News…

Meeting Montgomery’s Healthcare Heroes

Thursday marks one month since Baptist Health opened its Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery and later added a clinic in Prattville.  In that time, they’ve seen close to 2,000 patients and have confirmed more than 100 positive cases. Now we’re meeting the people working around the clock to keep our community safe. “I don’t know what a hero is really…

Nursing Homes Facing Testing, Supply Needs

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama nursing homes continues to climb.  The Alabama Nursing Home Association says 31 nursing homes in 17 counties have at least one case. Chapman Healthcare Center in Alexander City has six COVID-19 cases in residents.  Five residents at Capitol Hill Healthcare in Montgomery have also tested positive.  Hillview Terrace in Montgomery has one…

ADPH Prepares for Increase of COVID-19 Patients

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama has surpassed 1,000. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says that between 120 and 130 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients are in hospitals currently and half of those patients are in intensive care units. “We have very large number of patients who are on ventilators, much more than we would expect for…

Plans to Relocate Salvation Army, Montgomery Chamber Business Resource Center

Alabama News Network has confirmed new developments surrounding Montgomery’s whitewater project. Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) This project will lead to the Montgomery Chamber relocating it’s Business Resource Center.  We first reported last month that the Salvation Army has a preliminary agreement to sell its Maxwell Boulevard location to the City of Montgomery. Currently the Salvation Army sits where…