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Three MPS Schools Ranked in Top 10 in State, LAMP Ranked in National Top 25

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2020 list of the top high schools in America. Three Montgomery County schools are ranked in the top 10 in Alabama, with one grabbing both the state’s top spot and a top 25 national ranking. LAMP (Loveless Academic Magnet High School) is ranked the No. 1 high school in Alabama and the…

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 years for Sexual Assaults

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It’s a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in 2006. He…

Local Businesses Hope For Big Boost On Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday. The Alabama Retail Association campaign SHOP ALABAMA and small business owners encourage shoppers to spend their dollars locally for the holidays to boost the local economy.  Al Cantrell, owner of  Al’s Antiques on Mulberry Street said “Small businesses are the ones who pay the majority of the taxes to bring in to the city that…

Alabama ACT Scores Unchanged, Still Behind National Average

Alabama high school graduates maintained steady scores on the ACT college admission test but lagged behind the national average. The Alabama Department of Education on Wednesday released scores for 2016 public school graduates. The average composite score in Alabama was 18.7. That compares to the national average of 20.8. Interim State Superintendent of Education Dr. Philip Cleveland said he was…