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New South Bookstore is Now “Read” Herring Bookstore

The New South bookstore in downtown Montgomery has a new name. It’s a play on the term “Red Herring.” It’s now the “Read Herring” bookstore. The owners say the name change is to differentiate the store from the New South publishers, which is in the same location. In literature, a “Red Herring” is a plot device meant to mislead readers–a…

Church of the Highlands Celebrates New Facility

After more than six years of waiting, Church of the Highlands Montgomery Campus finally has a permanent building After years of waiting, Church of the Highlands Montgomery Campus finally has a permanent building to call home. Church of the Highlands was in the Montgomery Performing Arts Center for six and a half years before moving to this new location on…

ALDOT Names New Southeast Regional Engineer

Transportation Director John Cooper has appointed Steve Graben as Region Engineer for the Southeast Region of ALDOT effective December 1, 2016. The position of Region Engineer is appointed by the Transportation Director, with duties that include the planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of Alabama’s state, U.S and interstate routes. Graben is replacing George Conner who has been promoted to…

Alabama Revenue Commissioner Selected for IRS Advisory Committee

Governor Robert Bentley announced on Wednesday that Alabama Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee has been selected to serve on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) for the Internal Revenue Service. “Commissioner Magee has been an outstanding administrator of the Alabama Department of Revenue,” Governor Bentley said. “She is a great choice to serve on this advisory committee. Her work shows…

Citizenship Certificates Awarded in Downtown Montgomery

Fifteen people received citizenship certificates Wednesday at the United States District Courthouse in downtown Montgomery. It was an exciting and emotional day for many as they say their proof of citizenship opens many doors for them. “I wanted to cry with excitement,” said Brenda Gembe-Bautista, “it’s like a new chapter in life.” She says she now plans to attend college…

MPD K-9 Unit Receives New Ballistic Vests

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New Senate Bill That Requires Women to Register for “The Draft”

A new bill the Senate passed yesterday could change who enters the military. The bill authorizes funding for cyber capabilities, missile defense and other military projects. Additionally, the bill would require women to register for the draft when they turn 18. Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby both voted for the bill and released statements. Senator Sessions said in…