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Thank You for your Support in the 6th Annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ Event

The 6th annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ event kicked off today. Many of the challenges we face are even more difficult now because of the pandemic, so imagine what life must be like for Alabama students who depend on the free or reduced lunch program a for meal each day. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day….

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

Pike Road Schools Change Curbside Meal Schedule

According to Pike Road school’s Facebook page, starting Monday, April 6th, the school’s curbside meal schedule is changing. The free meal pickup program will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants will receive seven days worth of meals, and the program will continue every Wednesday until the end of May. The meals are part of Pike…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

Students Help Salvation Army Prep For Thanksgiving Day Crowd

The Salvation Army in Montgomery is preparing to serve one of its largest crowds of the year, on Thanksgiving.  Wednesday, the organization got a little bit of help from  nearly a dozen Lee High School rolled up their sleeves  to prepare the hot meals for those in need. “It helps me feel better about myself as a person knowing that…

Troy Community Prepares to Say ‘Goodbye’ to University’s Sartain Hall

Troy Students, faculty, and residents will say goodbye to a campus landmark on Tuesday. The former basketball arena Sartain Hall is set to be demolished later this year to make room for more parking. An event hosted by Troy University’s Alumni Association will give those in attendance an opportunity to bid farewell to the building. “It’s just an event where…

Selma Board of Education Regains Control of School System from State

The Selma Board of Education is regaining control of the city’s schools after almost four years of state control. The state board voted Thursday to release the city system from state intervention that followed an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct between a teacher and students. Selma school board chairman Johnny Moss tells the Selma Times-Journal he’s relieved. Moss says…

College Students Participating in Maxwell International Orientation Program

Students from Alabama State University, Alabama University-Montgomery and Trenholm State Community College are helping the children of foreign soldiers transition to life in America at Maxwell Air Force Base. The families of the students enrolled in the Maxwell Air University’s International Officer School attend a week long program over the summer to help them learn about their new home. The…

ASU Holds “Lunch And Learn” Financial Seminar For Students

One of the best ways to attract a crowd of college students is with free food. Today, Alabama State used the lure of free food to get college and high school students hooked on their financial futures. The student government association at Alabama State, wants students to really dig in to financial literacy. “I saw an interesting curiosity with our…

New MPACT School Opens Doors for Students

It’s a brand new day at a brand new school for hundreds of students in Montgomery. The doors to the new Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technology or MPACT, opened today at the old Montgomery Mall.  The nearly $9 million dollar construction project will allow more than 400 students in the Montgomery Public School system to get hands on training…