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First “Street Dining on Dexter” Held to Support Downtown Restaurants

The first-ever Street Dining on Dexter was hosted by the City of Montgomery and Downtown Business Association. The event featured art vendors, live music, and extra tables with seating around the Court Square Fountain for residents to go out and enjoy the scenery. While in midst of the pandemic the city is searching for ways to support local businesses, “This…

How a Local Massage Therapy Business Stays Afloat During COVID

We’re approaching month seven since Alabama saw its first COVID case. Peaceful Solutions Massage Therapy has been in business in Montgomery for years, but when the pandemic hit, it affects a business that operates by touch a lot harder– Both physically and financially. “I didn’t quit working because the governor told me to. I quit working because I wanted my…

City Officials Give Final Plea to Complete Census

Montgomery Counts met with city officials Monday, Sept. 28 to give one last plea to River Region residents to take the census before time runs out. Mayor Steven L. Reed, Montgomery County Commission Doug Singleton, and U.S Congressional representatives spoke about the benefits of full participation in the census, that only happens once every ten years. “You count everyone in…

Fatal Shooting in Montgomery Sunday

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a death investigation following a Sunday morning shooting that left one man dead. On September 27 at 3:33 in the morning, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 3400 block of Mobile Highway after receiving a report of a subject shot. A man was located, Merritt, who sustained a life threatening gunshot wound. He…

LACEUP Highlights – Week Six

AHSAA Football Scoreboard FRIDAY’S RESULTS (Includes Thursday games) CLASS 7A Central-Phenix City 21, Opelika 19 Enterprise 43, Carroll 22 Grissom 1, Huntsville 0, forfeit Hoover 28, Prattville 6 Smiths Station 24, Benjamin Russell 14 Thompson 31, Mountain Brook 0 CLASS 6A Arab 42, Brewer 6 Athens 42, Hueytown 34 Buckhorn 12, Mae Jemison 7 Carver-Montgomery 40, Jeff Davis 0 Citronelle 17,…

SPLC Unveils New Mural by Local Artist and Activist

The John Lewis Voting Rights Mural that was unveiled on Friday, Sept. 25. The mural was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and painted by local artist and activist, Michelle Browder along with two of her students. The mural depicts the ongoing voting rights movement and honors the late Congressman John Lewis, and the late U.S Supreme Court…

Pay It Forward: Jacque Chandler of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring  Jacque Chandler of Montgomery. He’s a photographer that volunteers his time and talents to countless non-profits around the River Region, capturing memories, smiles and history. For the last 30 years that he’s lived in Montgomery he’s had a front row seat to history capturing some of his favorite shots, he…

Montgomery Man Charged in Death of ASU Student

Adam Dowdell, Jr./Source: Alabaster Police Department Montgomery police have charged a man in the shooting death of an Alabama State University student. Capt. Saba Coleman says 20-year-old Ivry Hall, of Montgomery, has been charged with Murder in the death of 22-year-old Adam Dowdell, Jr. Police say Hall was identified as the suspect and was taken into custody Friday. Montgomery police…

Wetumpka Police, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office Involved in Early-Morning Car Chase

Wetumpka police were called to assist the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office in a vehicle chase shortly after 6 am. The vehicle, stolen from Montgomery, was headed towards Downtown Wetumpka. Police say a Wetumpka police vehicle and Elmore County Sheriff’s vehicle were both hit during the chase. The chase ended near Bibb Graves Bridge. After the vehicle stopped, two suspects exited…