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Teen Identified as Victim in Montgomery Weekend Shooting

Police in Montgomery have identified the victim of a deadly weekend shooting as 19-year-old Zhivago Hines of Montgomery. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that police began a homicide investigation Sunday after Hines died of his injuries from a Saturday shooting. Montgomery police Capt. Zedrick Dean tells the newspaper that police and medics found Hines wounded late Saturday night after receiving a…

Montgomery Finance Dept. Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association awarded its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Montgomery for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended on Sept. 30, 2015. Led by City of Montgomery Finance Director Barry Crabb and Deputy Finance Director Betty Beville, the City’s Finance Department’s diligent efforts in preparing and publishing…

Victim ID’d in Fatal Judge C. Price Street Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department has identified the victim of a weekend fatal shooting as 34-year-old Chauncey Robinson of Montgomery. MPD initiated a homicide investigation into Robinson’s death following the Sept. 18 shooting. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 100 block of Judge C. Price Street at about 7:50 p.m. after receiving a report that a subject had been shot. There, they discovered…

Former Residents Return For New Public Housing Groundbreaking

A new housing development is coming to downtown Montgomery replacing the old Trenholm Court housing that was demolished in 2011. The housing authority says there’s still a huge need for homes and apartments like this in the city. This wasn’t your average ground breaking. There were the usual city leaders who helped make this new development a reality, but there…

HandsOn Montgomery Backs the Blue

Artist Joel Kelly presents his painting to Chief Finley. HandsOn Montgomery is an organization dedicated to mobilizing volunteers and connecting people. They also hope to build a strong, caring community. To them, the community includes law enforcement. They wanted to express thanks to the public servants who put on badges and put themselves in harm’s way every day, and they encouraged…

United Way Launches Annual Campaign in River Region

The River Region United Way benefits people across the river region and they need your help to continue their work. The group announced their annual fundraiser campaign this morning. The River Region United Way works to support the community by helping under served resident meet their basic needs. The River Region United Way funds around 40 agencies across the area to…

New Pharmacy Aims to Serve Residents of Montgomery’s Fairview Avenue

There’s now a new healthcare option for residents along Montgomery’s Fairview Avenue. The Montgomery Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to the new Jones Drugs Pharmacy.  The local, independent pharmacy is part of the continued revitalization efforts along Fairview Avenue. Owner James Jones says he wants to make the local community better by providing a more convenient, accessible pharmacy…

Whole Foods to Open in Montgomery in November

The organic foods store plans to open on November 10th.

An official representing Whole Foods told members of the city council at their meeting on Tuesday that the store plans to be open by November 10th of this year. Griffith Waller with the city of Montgomery confirmed that a representative for the company made the announcement.  The representative came before council members to apply for a retail beer/wine license for…

New EMA Director Named for Montgomery County

1/2EMADIRECTOR PICTURE 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2EMADIRECTOR PICTURE 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery county and city officials have named a new EMA Director.  Christina Thornton will fill the post left vacant by the retirement of Calvin Brown in August. The following is a press release by the city of Montgomery.   Director Christina A. Thornton, Montgomery City/County Emergency…

AP Story Praises Ala. Civil Rights Site Preservation

Focuses on Birmingham, Tuscaloosa

A major AP story praises Alabama for preserving Civil Rights sites, while calling on other states to follow suite.   Not all states and cities are letting time bury memories of their civil rights sites. In Alabama, for example, tourism officials invite visitors to experience such places as the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium, where Gov. George Wallace stood at…