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“A Christmas Carol” Goes Digital at Alabama Shakespeare Festival

A holiday tradition in Montgomery is undergoing changes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be streaming digitally this year rather than being presented in a theatre setting. What makes this version even more unique is one actor, Greta Lambert, will take on several roles in this holiday favorite. ASF…

Magical Christmas Toy Drive: Eastdale Mall

Alabama News Network is proud to bring you the 7th Annual Magical Christmas Toy Drive benefitting the Salvation Army of Montgomery. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys until December 11th.  The Salvation Army of Montgomery will distribute the toys to families in time for Christmas. Our partners at Eastdale Mall are helping to fill the vault by going on a shopping spree…

Mayor Reed Encourages Residents to Follow CDC Guidelines During Holidays

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed met with Alabama State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, on Tuesday to remind city residents to stay cautious during the holiday season. As Montgomery COVID-19 cases have risen this month, Mayor Reed says he doesn’t want people to forget about CDC guidelines around the holidays. State health officer, Dr. Harris, recommends getting tested before traveling. If…

Update: Man Killed in Ann Street Shooting Shot through Windshield

Fatal Shooting on Ann St./Source: Alabama News Network Montgomery police have identified the man killed in shooting Friday afternoon in 900 block of Ann Street. Police say the victim is 27-year-old Jimmy Borom the third. 24-year-old Cardesio Frazier is charged with capital murder in Borom’s death. Court records show that Frazier shot Borom while the victim was sitting inside his…

Montgomery Co. Commission Swears-In Familiar Faces

The Montgomery County Commission held its Organizational meeting where the elected Commissioners took the oath of office. The same five previous Commissioners were sworn-in after running unopposed in the general election. The commission also elected Commissioner Elton N. Dean as Chairman, and Commissioner Doug Singleton as Vice-chairman. Commissioner Singleton says he’s excited for the group to return. “We don’t vote…

2022 Tucson to be Built at Hyundai Plant in Montgomery

Photo from Hyundai   Hyundai announced Monday morning that the all-new 2022 Tucson will be built in Montgomery. Officials said the car manufacturer is expanding the number of models in the U.S. and the Tucson will start production at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant starting in 2021. HMMA, which started vehicle production in May 2005, is Hyundai’s only…

LACEUP Highlights – Playoffs, Round One

CLASS 1A Sweet Water (7-2) 61, J.F. Shields (3-8) 22 Notasulga (8-1) 32, Florala (7-3) 30 Linden (11-0) 47, Marengo (5-5) 14 McKenzie (8-2) 54, Loachapoka (6-5) 32 Brantley (11-0) 65, Billingsley (5-6) 9 Keith (8-3) 22, Fruitdale (7-3) 14 Maplesville (8-3) 41, Samson (6-4) 0 Millry (8-2) 55, Central-Hayneville (6-4) 28 Berry (9-1) 50, Sumiton Christian (6-5) 14 Woodland (8-3) 30, Waterloo (6-5) 6 Brilliant (6-5) 43, Valley Head (8-3) 25 Ragland (9-2) 20, R.A. Hubbard (5-6) 16 Winterboro (9-1) 30, Hackleburg (4-7) 8 Hubbertville (9-2) 44, Cedar Bluff (6-5) 37 Decatur Heritage (9-2) 48, Wadley (3-8) 37 Pickens County (8-3) 33, Woodville (5-6) 8 CLASS 2A…

Weekend Blanket Drive for the Homeless

On Saturday, Nov. 7th, the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless will hold a Blanket Drive for the homeless. They will be accepting blankets, hats, gloves, and any winter wear. 2020 Blanket Drive Information: Date(s): Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00…

Update: Body Found at Alabama River Bridge Near Prattville Identified

UPDATE: Montgomery police say the body found near U.S. Highway 31 at the Alabama River bridge has been identified as that of 27-year-old Joshua Thompson of Montgomery. Police say it appears Thompson was shot and killed in Montgomery. This is Montgomery’s 53rd homicide of the year. If you have a tip that could help police make an arrest, call CrimeStoppers…

Voters and Community Leaders React To Tax Increase Passing

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 61% of Montgomery County voters voted for the property tax hike that will increase funding of MPS schools. After months of waiting, residents were able to let their voices be heard. “What are you voting for when you vote against these things,” says Montgomery resident, Jeffrey Bern, “that will do nothing but help our community.” Chairman…