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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…

Pay Delay Affects 4600 MPS Employees

Wednesday was payday for employees of Montgomery Public Schools but as of Wednesday night, thousands had not received their paychecks. The school system says that a human error caused the delay in paychecks that affected around 4600 employees. Tom Salter, with the school system says they have identified what caused the problem. “The problem has been fixed,” he explained, “and…

Preview of the final days of the special session

With the Senate and House of Representatives in recess until September 6th, many are wondering what’s next in the last three days of the special session. After days of contentious debate, the lottery bill died in the Senate Friday.  Senators voted 23-7 to not accept the changes made to the bill by the House of Representatives. Political Analyst Steve Flowers…

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for 2013 Murder

District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that Elijah Frazier, 21, of Montgomery was convicted by a jury of two counts of Capital Murder. Frazier’s trial began on August 22. Immediately after the jury verdict, Frazier was sentenced to the mandatory sentence of Life Without Parole. Frazier shot and killed Keon Sankey, 29, on November 20, 2013 at the intersection of Burgwyn Road and Kippax…

Montgomery Bank Settles in Bank Fraud Lawsuit

Lawyers for accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers and a defunct mortgage company’s creditors and investors have reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving audits at a failed Alabama bank. Attorneys from both sides confirmed via email Friday that the case involving the $5 billion lawsuit was settled “to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.” The case went to trial in Miami earlier…

Lottery bill goes to House floor Thursday

Debates of a lottery bill continued Wednesday in the legislature.  A lottery bill made it out of a House committee and will be discussed on the House floor Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley calls this a step in the right direction. “I’m asking legislators to let the people vote on this issue,” he said, “this has been a decade’s old problem…