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Kay Ivey inauguration: What bands are in inaugural parade? Complete lineup  AL.com

Hank Williams' daughter, country singer Jett Williams, will be rolling down the street today in Kay Ivey's inaugural parade in – what else? – a 1953 powder blue ...



Mother raises funds to attend Special Olympics World Games to support competing son  WSFA

A Jefferson Davis High School senior is preparing for a once in a lifetime opportunity.



Downtown road closures for Monday’s inauguration, parade  WSFA

Some roads in downtown Montgomery will begin to close Friday with more beginning Monday at 6:30 a.m..



Video shows Montgomery teacher apparently bullying student  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A video posted on social media apparently showing a Montgomery Public Schools teacher bullying a student is under ...



Two Jeff Davis students choose ASU on signing day  Montgomery Advertiser

Editor's Note: A past version of the story incorrectly spelled the Jefferson Davis High School wide receiver's name, calling him Jacquan Williams. The correct ...



Teacher Mocks Summer School Student in Viral Video: ‘You Weren’t Ashamed During the School Year’  Newsweek

A video has gone viral of an Alabama teacher shaming and mocking a high school student in the classroom. The video was taken by the teacher and was posted ...



This is the nation's most culturally divisive football game  AL.com

Football players for Jefferson Davis High School stand on the sidelines at Montgomery's Cramton Bowl for a game against Robert E. Lee. ( Joseph Goodman ).



WATCH LIVE: MPS 2018 graduation ceremonies  WSFA

Here are the dates, times, and locations for graduation ceremonies for each of Montgomery's public schools. Because of limited seating, however, a ticket is ...



Graduation Ceremonies Set for Montgomery Public Schools  Alabama News Network

Montgomery Public Schools has announced its high school graduation ceremonies. Once again, graduations will be broadcast Live over the Internet so that ...



Jeff Davis coach announces retirement  WSFA

Jefferson Davis High School's head basketball coach, Terry Posey, is retiring after 20 years of coaching and more than 200 career wins.



Student charged after Jeff Davis High School bomb threat  Montgomery Advertiser

A student who is accused of calling in a bomb threat to Jefferson Davis High School's front office faces a criminal charge and school expulsion, school district ...



Student records Jefferson Davis HS teacher's rant  WSFA

The mother of a local high school student is speaking out, only to WSFA 12 News. She says the teacher not only gave her son an unfair grade but also publicly ...



JD student injured in incident involving guard  Montgomery Advertiser

A Jefferson Davis High School student and his mother accused a school security guard of throwing him against a locker.



An Alabama Teacher's Attempt to Publicly Shame Student Goes Terribly Wrong  Atlanta Black Star

https://youtu.be/4CudSOB39lo An Alabama school district is investigating after a video of a teacher ruthlessly ridiculing a student in front of a fellow teacher ...



Jeff Davis shooting threat leads to arrest  Montgomery Advertiser

A minor was arrested Wednesday night after threatening to initiate a shooting at Jefferson Davis High School Thursday, according to officials with Montgomery ...



Rabies clinics to be held at Montgomery County schools this weekend  WSFA

Over the next two Saturdays, citizens can get their pets vaccinated for rabies at 12 different schools in Montgomery County.



BOE candidate Deena Weston: 'I want to make MPS a system of success'  Montgomery Advertiser

I am Deena Weston. I am a product of public education. I want Montgomery Public Schools to live up to its mission and prepare our students for life.



Confederate monuments offend, but there is something much worse in Alabama  AL.com

Removing the names of Confederate leaders from public schools is the correct and moral thing to do, and of that there is no doubt.



Making music and memories at Jeff Davis HS  WSFA

Described in his nomination as a leader, a coach, a parent and a friend to all the kids in the Jefferson Davis High School band, one educator is teaching his ...



24 year old to launch telecommunication company  AL.com

24 year old Chaymeriyia Moncrief has launched Telecommunication and Technology Company. Tesix Wireless Network and Technologies based in her ...



Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools  AL.com

The list shows schools whose spring 2017 test results on the ACT Aspire are in the lowest 6 percent of all schools in Alabama.



Octavia Spencer before she was a star  WSFA

Before she was a Hollywood star, she was Octavia Lenora Spencer, a Jefferson Davis High school student. Spencer's guidance counselor during her high ...



Glenn Howerton, star of new NBC show AP Bio talks on Alabama Live  WSFA

Wednesday on Alabama Live, Anchor Tonya Terry interviewed Glenn Howerton, Alabama native, co-writer, and star of the new show, A.P. Bio.



Alabama A&M grad spreads spirit of service with free mowing  AL.com

Rodney Smith mows a yard in Montgomery as part of his 50 States 50 Lawns tour. Alabama is the 25th state on his route. It's the second straight year for the tour.



Veterinarians comment after rabid raccoon bites 2 people  WSFA

"If you are bitten, please seek medical attention immediately,"



Local CEO gives 10 Montgomery grads scholarships  Montgomery Advertiser

Ten seniors from Montgomery Public Schools not only graduated this month, they were also surprised with scholarships to give them a jump start in college.



Jefferson Davis H.S. Student Secretly Records Teacher Calling Him The “N” Word In Front Of His Class  The Inquisitr

The mother of a Montgomery, Alabama high school student is enraged by the actions of her son's teacher who berated him openly in a classroom full of his ...



Changes, challenges bring millennials home to Montgomery  Montgomery Advertiser

Homegrown young professionals see opportunities in a changing Montgomery.



State will split Montgomery school district in 2 during intervention  WSFA

The Alabama State Department of Education has released details on how it will handle each school as part of its intervention into the Montgomery Public School ...



Confederate schools, mascots, and monuments around Alabama  AL.com

The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument pictured is located in Linn Park, outside of the Birmingham City Hall. The Linn Park monument features quotes ...



MPS: State intervention schools list announced  Montgomery Advertiser

Twenty-seven schools have been deemed "low performing" by the Alabama State Department of Education, and those 27 schools will be taken over by the state, ...



Green Bay Packers donation aids Montgomery team's uniform switch  al.com

Jeff Davis Vols to revert back to old Green Bay Packers inspired uniform and get help from NFL team with pants, shoes.



'Sunny' star talks 10th season, childhood in Montgomery  Montgomery Advertiser

In many ways, Glenn Howerton's involvement in the FXX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has lasted longer than anything else in his life, outside of ...



Correction: Indians-White Sox Trade story  WSFA

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alonso is married to ...



Alabama releases new list of failing schools  AL.com

Alabama education officials today released a list of 75 "failing" public schools, a list suddenly heavy on high schools. The labels, which allow students to request ...



27 celebrities who attended Alabama high schools  AL.com

By Kelly Kazek. Think you know which famous people have attended Alabama high schools? A few of these may surprise you. 1.jpg. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.



'American Idol' 2018: Alabama's Samuel Swanson makes his debut on tonight's episode  AL.com

Swanson, 28, is from Pine Level, a small town near Montgomery. He was featured in an "Idol" promo video, showcasing his backstory and hopes for stardom on ...



Jeff Davis High placed on lockdown after false alarm 911 call reporting men with guns in cafeteria  al.com

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Montgomery police responded to Jefferson Davis High School this afternoon after receiving a false alarm 911 call saying four males ...



New list of Alabama's failing schools released  WSFA

The Alabama State Board of Education has released a list of the state's failing schools, which is defined by the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015.



New generation works to improve Montgomery  Montgomery Advertiser

About "Millennial Magnet: Building Capital with Young Professionals": This series takes a deep dive into how emerging young professionals are leading social ...



Principals in Montgomery's failing schools get 10 percent raise  AL.com

Principals at the 27 Montgomery county schools taken over by the Alabama state department of education due to poor student achievement will receive a 10 ...



Kevin Glackmeyer, longtime Troy Univ. photographer loses cancer battle  WSFA

Troy University's chief photographer, Kevin Glackmeyer, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, the university said in a statement.



Montgomery actress Octavia Spencer may become a star with 'The Help' (with video)  The Birmingham News - al.com

Movie based on Kathryn Stockett book opens Wednesday.



Bands from Across the State Compete at ASU's Battle of the Bands  Alabama News Network

Hours of hard work is paying off for these students. “We just had district competition and then we went straight into this for practice so we've made sure that all of ...



MPS school reports reveal teacher absenteeism, lack of leadership  Montgomery Advertiser

The audit of Montgomery Public Schools' 27 intervention schools is complete, and the resulting report puts into words what many have known to be systemic ...



Alabama's Confederate flags down. Are school mascots next?  AL.com

As symbols of the Confederacy are removed across the South, is it time for Alabama schools with Confederate inspired names or mascots to change?



Get to know: Twinkle Cavanaugh Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor  Alabama Today

Republican Lt. Governor-hopeful Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is no stranger to state politics and getting things done. She currently serves the people of ...



Former Viking QB Tarvaris Jackson Steps Into Coaching College  Daily Norseman

A name you don't often hear anymore is Tarvaris Jackson. The former Minnesota Vikings quarterback is looking to a *fresh* start not on the field, but rather as a ...



Meet this year’s new MPS principals  Montgomery Advertiser

As teachers straighten desks and decorate hallways, Montgomery Public Schools is making way for a new school year and with it comes nine new principals to ...



20 largest public high schools in Alabama  AL.com

There once was a time that children in all grades attended school in one classroom. Those times are long gone. The largest high school in Alabama - Hoover ...



76 Alabama schools 'failing,' state says: See the list  AL.com

Seventy-six Alabama schools are included on the State Department of Education's 2016 list of "failing schools," an increase from 66 a year ago.



Teen gives tearful account of crash that killed Montgomery student  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Carefree teenagers are now bearing one of life's heaviest burdens as they mourn the loss of their friend after a car crash on ...



Orange team defeats Blue team in Auburn A-Day game  WSFA

With the pads on, and cleats hitting ripping through the Jordan-Hare grass, the Orange team edged the Blue team 18-10.



Jacks and Jills Take Their Bows  Montgomery Advertiser

Local Chapter of National Organization hosts biennial presentation ceremony.



20 largest high schools in Alabama  AL.com

The days of the little red schoolhouse are long gone. Some of Alabama's largest high schools have student populations that rival small colleges, according to ...



Power Five commitment recap: June 16-22  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is still more than seven months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented ...



Looking for Memorial Day weekend events?  Montgomery Advertiser

As the nation enjoys patriotic-themed grill-outs and picnics this Memorial Day weekend, there are some fun events Friday through Monday that also reflect on the ...



Girl who vanished 17 years ago walking to corner store remembered on Alabama's first Missing Persons Day  AL.com

On the afternoon of Oct. 30, 1998, Kimberly Arrington left her home and walked the short distance to the CVS Pharmacy on Forest Avenue in Montgomery to pick ...



First day of school, state intervention for King Elementary  Montgomery Advertiser

Martin Luther King Elementary School is one of 27 MPS intervention schools, and will be overseen by the Alabama State Board of Education.



State plans takeover of MPS after failing schools list grows  Montgomery Advertiser

The State Department of Education is preparing to take over Montgomery Public Schools after the district reportedly almost doubled its list of failing schools in ...



School board votes to rename schools after Frank Greene, Ellen Fletcher  Palo Alto Online

The Palo Alto school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to rename two of its middle schools, one after an African-American technologist and the other after a ...



One teacher uses social media to her advantage  WSFA

No matter where you go, social media is a huge part of everyday life.



Alabama places 'failing' label on majority black schools only  AL.com

African American children account for a third of the 731000 students in public schools across Alabama. Yet last week they accounted for 92 percent of the ...



Five Elmore County schools offer Night of Bands event  WSFA

The marching bands of all five Elmore County public schools (Stanhope Elmore, Holtville, Elmore County, Tallassee, and Wetumpka) will be presenting the ...



Billy Livings remembered as more than a football coach | Photo Gallery  TCPalm

The legendary Vero Beach High School football coach was inducted posthumously into the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame during a ...



List of failing schools in Alabama for 2017  WVTM13

The Alabama State Department of Education on Thursday released the list of failing schools for 2017. [CLICK HERE FOR 2018 FAILING SCHOOLS LIST] ...



Irma and migration spur bird sightings in Alabama  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - September is when the annual fall migration of birds starts to increase the sightings of different species of birds in Alabama, ...



Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: No need to leave AL to see Wood Storks  WSFA

The daily newspaper in Alabama's state capital carried a headline last week that was sure to catch the attention of birders: "Birders can view rare stork near ...



What schools will be labeled as 'failing?'  al.com

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- So what schools will be defined as "failing" under a new school choice bill approved by lawmakers. Michael Sibley, director of ...



School choice for some low performing schools could end this year (list)  al.com

The Alabama Accountability Act will open school choice to thousands of students attending so-called "failing schools," but thousands more could be losing that ...



State, 2 educators in MPS grade changing case reach agreement  WSFA

The Alabama State Department of Education has reached agreements with two of the six educators who were connected to the Montgomery Public Schools ...



Crimson Tide's Charvez Davis giving defense his best shot  The Birmingham News - al.com

Senior guard's development as more than an outsider shooter has helped Alabama emerge as an NCAA tournament contender.



Prattville High athletes had grades changed, may have been ineligible, newspaper reports  The Huntsville Times - al.com

PRATTVILLE, Alabama -- A former Prattville High School teacher told the Montgomery Advertiser that athletes' grades were changed to keep them eligible.



Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Public fishing lakes also good spots to see birds  WSFA

Alabamians interested in birding -- or just enjoying nature -- have a great resource in the Alabama Birding Trails System, a collection of 270 birding sites around ...



Octavia Spencer likely to become first Alabama actress to win Oscar since Louise Fletcher  al.com

Montgomery native has already won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. (Updated with arrivals ...



Alabama State Employees' CU CEO retires after 26 years  WSFA

The Alabama State Employees' Credit Union (ASE Credit Union) has announced that Ned McHenry, ASE's Chief Executive Officer, will retire after 26 years of ...



Passing the torch at Sterling Bank  Montgomery Advertiser

Alan Worrell was 41 when he co-founded Montgomery-based Sterling Bank in the 1980s. Nearly three decades later, he's ready to hand over the reins to ...



Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Some birds seen in Alabama migrate thousands of miles each year  WSFA

The attention of Alabama birders in the spring and fall is focused on migrating birds, many of which travel thousands of miles to follow food or to breeding ...



Phenix City Board of Education approves administrative appointments  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

During a called meeting Tuesday night, the Phenix City Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Randy Wilkes' recommendation to make the ...



Four-time state high school basketball champion Tim Miller leaves Capstone to coach Hazel Green girls  al.com

The Madison County Board of Education on Thursday announced Miller as the new head girls' basketball coach at Hazel Green High School.



Rosa Parks Scholars to be feted  The Detroit News

Hadiya Knight can be spotted right away when she plays her violin in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Youth Ensembles. At age 18, she is the first ...



Alabama news links: Teacher of the Year axed in Tuscaloosa; 'most wanted' mom nabbed in Gulf Shores  al.com

A Tuscaloosa teacher hailed as the city school district's Teacher of the Year gets a pink slip with 34 other teachers, 'most wanted' mom arrested in Gulf Shores, ...



Interfaith's Vandervoort dead at 60  Anniston Star

Martha Vandervoort was known for her work to aid the community's homeless, abused, and poor residents — people who she saw as no different from herself, ...



Residents push to revamp Castillo Park  Houston Chronicle

If residents and community redevelopment officials have their way, Castillo Park, 1200 Quitman St., is headed for transformation. In October, more than 100 area ...



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