technology

Local Church Using Alternative Methods to Do Communion

Local churches are not letting the Coronavirus halt worship services. Some congregations are even using multiple platforms to reach its members. “They didn’t teach us how to deal with this kind of thing in seminary, you know, a world-wide pandemic,” Taylor Road Baptist Church Senior Pastor Daniel Atkins said. It’s becoming the new normal, as churches are now looking for…

Sales Tax Revenue Provides Technology, Improvements

There are more than 1,700 students in the Andalusia City School system. Every student in grades K-12 will have access to an electronic device in the upcoming school year. The technology will be paid for by the city’s half cent sales tax, which has been in effect for six years. The revenue from the tax is used exclusively for education….

Students Learn Work-Force Skills Through Technology

A Pike County learning center is providing public high school students the opportunity to learn work force skills using technology. It’s called the Center for Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learning. It offers programs that help students earn an associates degree before graduating high school. “We’ve sort of reframed how we see our role in the pike county school systemwide as…

Montgomery Launches Smart City Living Lab

The city has launched the latest initiative in its Smart City plan. Mayor Todd Strange, County Commission chairman Elton Dean, and Leslie Sanders of Alabama Power made the announcement Wednesday. Together with Alabama Power and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Smart Community Alliance announced the formation of a smart corridor in areas of downtown Montgomery. Progress can…

Alabama Educators Support The Push For Better S.T.E.M. Programs In Schools

Science and Technology is a growing field in Alabama, and with that comes a growing need for qualified employees. Hundreds of Alabama educators were in the capitol city for the Alabama S.T.E.M. conference, evaluating how to better prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. By 2027, the demand for jobs in STEM is expected to grow by…

Local Walmart Stores Add PickUp Towers for Customer Convenience

Pickup towers have been added to two local Walmart Super center stores. The Walmart Super center off Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, as well as the store off Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville, are using the towers to make it easier for customers to pick up items without the hassle of walking through the retail stores and waiting in line. Used…

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…

911 Dispatch gets New Upgrades

The Montgomery 911 Dispatch Center unveiled its newest upgrades to vendors and emergency responders with a quick tour Tuesday. The dispatch center was under renovations for a little more than a year, but now Montgomery 911 has the newest technology available, including new phones, computers, even furniture for the dispatchers to use. There is also a video wall that’s unique…

Butler County Deputies get Tech Upgrades

  Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies are getting some new technology upgrades, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The grant money was used to purchase two new car camera systems for the deputies, something Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said they desperately need. “We’ve got some that’s out of date, quit working and…