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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.

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.

Failing Alabama schools list for 2019 released  WSFA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Education has released its latest list of failing public schools, as required by the Alabama ...

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 ...

Video reportedly shows Jeff Davis teacher making fun of student; MPS responds  Montgomery Advertiser

In the video, a woman makes fun of the student for being “the only one in this class.”

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

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 ...

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 ...

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..

Montgomery attorney JC Love announces mayoral campaign  Montgomery Advertiser

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Business leaders share vision for downtown, city  Montgomery Advertiser

New president takes over Downtown Business Association.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

24 year old to launch telecommunication company

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

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.

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 ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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...

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 ...

'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.

Principals in Montgomery's failing schools get 10 percent raise

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 ...

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.

Alabama high schools with lowest graduation rates

Graduation rates at Alabama high schools. After months of delays, the Alabama State Department of Education, on Monday, Aug. 14, released the overall ...

Confederate schools, mascots, and monuments around Alabama

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

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Changes, challenges bring millennials home to Montgomery  Montgomery Advertiser

Homegrown young professionals see opportunities in a changing Montgomery.

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 ...

Green Bay Packers donation aids Montgomery team's uniform switch

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

Alabama releases new list of failing schools The Alabama Department of Education today released a new

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

20 largest public high schools in Alabama

There once was a time that children in all grades attended school in one classroom. Those times are long gone.

25 largest - and 25 smallest - high schools in Alabama

Alabama's high schools range from student populations of a little more than 150 to 2900-plus.

Veterinarians comment after rabid raccoon bites 2 people  WSFA

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

'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 ...

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 ...

Ole Miss Class of 2019 National Signing Day Updates  The Rebel Walk

Today is National Signing Day and we will keep you updated with the latest Ole Miss Rebels signees in the Class of 2019.

27 celebrities who attended Alabama high schools

By Kelly Kazek. Think you know which famous people have attended Alabama high schools? A few of these may surprise you. Don't Edit. Kelly Kazek ...

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 ...

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.

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

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, ...

One teacher uses social media to her advantage  WSFA

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

Jacks and Jills Take Their Bows  Montgomery Advertiser

Local Chapter of National Organization hosts biennial presentation ceremony.

"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 ...

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

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 -

Movie based on Kathryn Stockett book opens Wednesday.

20 Alabama schools with the lowest average ACT scores

A list of average ACT scores from the 2015-2016 school year has been released, ranking all Alabama schools with their average ACT score. Check out the ...

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

2016 Alabama Miss Basketball Jasmine Walker signs with Alabama  WSFA

Jasmine Walker, the former Jefferson Davis High School standout and one of the nation's top recruits in the 2016 class, has signed with Alabama, head coach ...

20 largest high schools in Alabama

The days of the little red schoolhouse are long gone.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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].

Alabama places 'failing' label on majority black schools only

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teacher accused of falsifying grades caught ranting on tape

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.

More photos of famous people who graduated from Alabama high schools

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

Fire breathing dragons heat up the streets with the Mystics of Time

Sharon Steinmann. The Mystics of Time parade to the theme "Time Elemental," during Mardi Gras on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Mobile, Ala. (Sharon ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

Houston school board votes to rename seven schools named after Confederate leaders  Daily Mail

The schools were named for Confederate figures, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis High School (pictured) will be named ...

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