summer

AHSAA Schools can begin Summer activities June 1st

MONTGOMERY – Alabama High School Athletic Association member schools may re-open June 1, in accordance with Alabama State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric Massey’s directive announced Thursday. AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said that was welcome news for the AHSAA and its member schools. “The AHSAA, its Central Board of Control, along with the Alabama State Department of Education…

The Shoppes at Eastchase Farmers Market Returns May 9

The Shoppes at EastChase Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 9. The Farmers Market and vendors are taking extra precautions to follow all CDC and State Farmers Market Authority guidelines.  Vendors will be spread out so that everyone can practice social distancing. For the time being, dogs will not be allowed. This is the 16th year for the Shoppes at EastChase…

Servicing Cars And Homes for the Heat

As temperatures continue to rise you should be asking if the AC in your car and home, are in shape to keep you cool this summer. Cooling and AC specialists say the calls have been pouring in over the last couple of weeks, but there’s a few things you can do before you have to call in the professionals. With near-record…

Technology Aids Alabama’s Poultry Industry

From small to big commercial chicken farms, the poultry industry in Alabama has an annual economic impact of 15 billion dollars. Commercial poultry accounts for over 65% of the annual farming revenues in the state. With summer a day away, and the temperatures heating up, technology has helped the industry improve than in decades past. Chad Grant is the owner…

New Summer Literacy Program For MPS Students

Montgomery students will be the first participants in a new summer achievement program to promote literacy. Governor Kay Ivey, in conjunction with Montgomery Public Schools, the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Alabama Reading Initiative announced the “Alabama Summer Achievement Program” or ASAP Thursday. The pilot program will run from June 11th through…

Sheriff’s Dept. Expects Spike In Property Crime

For law enforcement officials, Summertime  is synonymous with an increase in crime. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, one of the biggest spikes is in the number of property thefts. School will be letting out soon. It’s one of the biggest reasons for the spike in property theft, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham. He says most of his…

Local Organizations Prepping to “Beat the Heat”

For some, rising temperatures outside means finding the right balance between fun in the sun and spending more time inside. Olivia Venable with the Millbrook Senior Center is already making summer activity plans with the increased risks of overheating for seniors in mind. “A person that’s 60 or older with the risk factors of age and medications” she explained “10…

Montgomery Sheriff’s Office Host’s Fishing and Conservation Program To Help “Keep Kids Out Of Trouble” This Summer

Local Law enforcement have turned the great outdoors in to their classroom in hopes of keeping kids out of trouble this summer. Thursday morning youngsters from various Montgomery County summer programs graduated from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Youth Learning, Education and Conservation program. Dozens of kids were at the youth fishing and conservation class with their fishing rods in…

Greenville Police’s Summer House Watch Program Starts Up

The Greenville Police Department is offering extra security for those taking a vacation this summer through the House Watch Program. The program is nothing new to Greenville. Chief Justin Lovvorn says it’s been going on for as long as he can remember. “It just lets us know for sure that we need to check on this house in particular because…

Selma Library Hosts Summer Activities

From the West Alabama Newsroom– When school lets out for the summer, people in Dallas County know they can turn to the public library for a fun, safe place for kids to have a productive summer. The annual Sensational Selma Summer at the library kicked off today with the Fantastic Dynamite Magic Show. The program features eight weeks of fun-filled…