The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela was celebrated Thursday in the Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University. The program, sponsored by the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, allowed community members to come together and honor the global civil rights icon. Guests were invited to sign a book in honor of the leader that will be delivered to the South African government.
It's not something Department of Education officials are recommending, but charging transportation fees to students in the Hoover City School System is on the table. A proposal to cut school bus service in Hoover was dropped earlier this week after public outcry, but the system remains financially strapped. State Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice says schools are facing a new economic reality. County districts are required to provide transportation for students but city-run school districts are not.
Two tennis courts designed for people with disabilities will soon be opening in east Montgomery. Dream Court in partnership with the city of Montgomery held a ground breaking ceremony Thursday at Edward Thompson Park. The number for registration and volunteer information is (334) 414-1980.
ASU Yuletide Giving
Alabama State University's annual Yuletide Giving campaign was held Thursday in the Lockhart Gymnasium. The event provides a Christmas food basket to 100 families in the community.