9:52am

Wed February 26, 2014
WVAS Local

Freezing Repeat

Another dose of winter weather converges on the state today.  Temperatures will free-fall into the 20s overnight in Montgomery.  Matt Anderson with the National Weather Service office in Birmingham says late season freezes can be especially damaging.  Anderson says warmer temperatures will return by the weekend. 

Brooks Retires

Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks is leaving the post she has held since 1993.  She made the announcement Tuesday.  While it may seen abrupt, Brooks says she has been contemplating retirement for quite some time.  Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney Daryl Bailey as her replacement.  Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Charles Price says Bailey has the experience to step right in.  Brooks began her career in the District Attorney's office 37 years ago as a prosecutor.  Deputy District Attorney Azzie Taylor is being promoted to fill Bailey's position as Chief Deputy District Attorney.  Taylor is a 1998 graduate of Alabama State University where she studied Criminal Justice. 

New Superintendent

The first superintendent in Pike Road's new school system will be Suzanne Freeman.  She was selected over two other finalists Tuesday night by the Pike Road school board.  Freeman has served as the superintendent for the Trussville School system and was also named the state's superintendent of the year in 2009. 

Save the Seed

The latest event in the "Save the Black Seed" initiative was held Tuesday night at the Macedonia Miracle Kingdom and Worship Center.  The community meeting is part of an overall effort to combat black on black crime in the area.  Bishop Leo Lewis organized the event.  The program aired live on WVAS.