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25 largest high schools in Alabama  AL.com

Once upon a time in America, there was such a thing as a one room schoolhouse.



Students learning from new Jeff Davis HS ‘Man Rules’ program  WSFA

Like most principals, Bobby Abrams expects a lot from his students at Jefferson Davis High school.



Confederate named high schools: Some say no more, others say changing names unnecessary  Montgomery Advertiser

Of the 109 public schools named after Confederates, at least 39 were built between 1950 and 1970, including two in Montgomery.



2019 Alabama Failing Schools List Released  Alabama News Network

The Alabama Dept. of Education has released its list of failing schools for 2019. This list, which is based on test scores and is required by The Alabama ...



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

Both Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis high schools are predominantly black, and there is a growing movement among parents in Montgomery to change the ...



Montgomery teen wins gold at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Jefferson Davis High School Senior Joseph Bradley has already won four medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.



Montgomery Mayoral Election 2019: Here's who is running ... so far  Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery will elect a new mayor in August. Mayor Todd Strange, who has held the office since 2009, will not run for re-election, paving the way for the city's ...



Montgomery attorney JC Love announces mayoral campaign  Montgomery Advertiser

The Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett attorney joins several other candidates in the race.



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..



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.



Shannon Ferrari, "City Watch Uncut" Founder, Enters Montgomery Mayor's Race  Alabama News Network

Shannon Ferrari has announced that she will run for Montgomery mayor. She may be best known as the creator of “City Watch Uncut – Montgomery”, ...



Jefferson Davis HS teacher responds to allegations  WSFA

A Montgomery Public School teacher is offering up her defense.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Business leaders share vision for downtown, city  Montgomery Advertiser

New president takes over Downtown Business Association.



24 students honored for performance in ASF play  WSFA

Students were honored at the Montgomery Public Schools board meeting for their roles in an Alabama Shakespeare Festival play.



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 ...



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.



Family and friends barred from JD graduation due to crowd  WSFA

The Alabama State University Acadome reached full capacity during Jeff Davis' graduation ceremony, and some had to be turned away in compliance with ...



Political newcomer joins growing Montgomery mayoral field  Yellowhammer News

The growing field to be Montgomery's next mayor added its first *fresh*-to-politics face Thursday, when local attorney JC Love, III announced his candidacy.



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 ...



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 ...



Kay Ivey inauguration: Inaugural parade complete lineup  WTVY, Dothan

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 ...



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

Officers searched the cafeteria and found that no subjects were in the area at the time of the call.



Montgomery Co. Probate Judge Steven Reed to Run for Montgomery Mayor  Alabama News Network

Today in a statement emailed to Alabama News Network, Montgomery Co. Probate Judge Steven Reed announced his candidacy for mayor of Montgomery.



Black, poor, Southern: One of the deadliest demographics for pregnant women in America  AL.com

One Montgomery woman shares her story of a catastrophic birth and what it took to survive.



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

The newest list of Alabama's 75 "failing" public schools was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education's web site today. As in 2017, most on ...



Katorie Bell becomes an inspiration at Jeff Davis after bout with cancer  al.com

Gallery: MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Jefferson Davis High School senior Katorie Bell Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Bell is a regional winner in the Bryant Jordan ...



Mack Goes Public With Commitment To Ole Miss  247Sports

Ole Miss reaches into Alabama to reel in a commitment from three-star defensive end/linebacker Brandon Mack...



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.



Return of Hornets Baseball | Sports  Union Springs Herald

Tuesday, March 5, 2018, marked a day to remember for the athletic department of Bullock County High School. The Hornets' baseball team traveled to the ...



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.



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 ...



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.



'63 church bombing victims were more than 'Four Little Girls'  Montgomery Advertiser

New Alabama Shakespeare Festival production opens Jan. 25, featuring cast of Montgomery Public Schools students.



New list of Alabama's failing schools released  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama State Board of Education has released a new list of the state's failing schools, which is defined by the Alabama ...



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 ...



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, ...



'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 ...



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

The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 prohibits local governments from removing historical monuments that have been in place for 40 years or more.



Changes, challenges bring millennials home to Montgomery  Montgomery Advertiser

Homegrown young professionals see opportunities in a changing Montgomery.



Alabama releases new list of failing schools  AL.com

The Alabama Department of Education today released a new list of 75 public schools labeled as failing.



"Octavia Spencer Day" proclaimed in Ala.  WSFA

Montgomery native and Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is being honored today by the Alabama Legislature for her achievements. Today ...



With 'common sense' platform, Will Barfoot hoping to represent district he grew up in  Montgomery Advertiser

Will Barfoot was 9 years old when his mother drove him from house to house to knock on doors and convince east Montgomery residents to vote his uncle, Joel ...



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.



10-year-old Montgomery student hit by school bus on Carter Hill Road  AL.com

Authorities say the child was transported to an unspecified local hospital as a precaution.



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 ...



Veterinarians comment after rabid raccoon bites 2 people  WSFA

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



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.



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 ...



Jacks and Jills Take Their Bows  Montgomery Advertiser

Local Chapter of National Organization hosts biennial presentation ceremony.



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.



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.



20 largest high schools in Alabama  AL.com

The days of the little red schoolhouse are long gone.



Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner to become Ivey's chief of staff  Montgomery Advertiser

Senior adviser will replace Steve Pelham, hired for Auburn University executive position.



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

Rodney Smith Jr. said 130 young people across the country are now participating in his 50-yard challenge, which provides free mowing for the elderly, disabled, ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

TUSCALOOSA - The transformation is complete. Charvez Davis now can be called a complete basketball player. A year ago, when Alabama needed offense, ...



Octavia Spencer Day in Alabama a thrill for Oscar winner (with slideshow, video)  al.com

'The Help' actress returns home to cheers from fans, Alabama legislators, governor.



More photos of famous people who graduated from Alabama high schools  AL.com

By Kelly Kazek. Recently, I wrote about celebrities or well-known people who attended Alabama high schools and invited readers to submit additional names.



Fallen teammate inspires Holt High School players  Tuscaloosa News

HOLT -- What does it mean to be Ironmen?The Holt High School mascot pays respect to the community's industrial history.It represents the tough, gritty men who ...



Three men charged in hit-and-run crashes  WSFA

Montgomery Police officers took three people into custody Tuesday afternoon following two hit-and-run crashes. A preliminary investigation indicated that a ...



Reality vs. intent: Alabama Accountability Act serves mostly students from nonfailing schools  Montgomery Advertiser

More than $130 million has been used to give students from "failing schools" or low-income families the opportunity to go to private schools.



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 ...



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].



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

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In the likely event that Montgomery's Octavia Spencer wins the Academy Award tonight for her performance in "The Help," she would ...



At least 109 schools named after Confederate figures, study says  WSOC Charlotte

A study from the Southern Poverty Law Center says that at least 109 public schools in the United States are named after prominent figures in the Confederacy ...



Teacher accused of falsifying grades caught ranting on tape  kdvr.com

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The mother of a Montgomery high school student said she's angry and heartbroken about the way a teacher treated her son at school.



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 ...



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 ...



Montgomery's Octavia Spencer joins a small circle of Alabama-born Oscar nominees (with video)  al.com

Louise Fletcher, Lionel Richie, Fannie Flagg and Mary Badham among other nominees from the state.



Whose Heritage?  Southern Poverty Law Center

Read the report. Read about the 1,747 monuments, place names and other symbols still in place honoring the Confederacy. Read the full report · It's time to lose ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Four-time Alabama high school basketball champ coach Tim Miller will back in high school gyms this year after a year in the college ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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