Hiring Disagreement

Mar 18, 2014

A disagreement over the hiring of a deputy county administrator resulted in a sometimes tense meeting at Monday's meeting of the Montgomery County Commission.  Commissioners got involved in a discussion over who has the authority to hire the individual, commissioners or County Administrator Donnie Mims.  Two county attorneys sided with commissioners.  Commissioner Reed Ingram said he would like to seek an attorney general's opinion, but that proposal was rejected by Commission Chairman Elton Dean.  In the end, no action was taken. 

MPD Lawsuit

A Montgomery man is suing the Montgomery Police Department.  36-year-old Myreico Broaden alleges that he was run over by a police vehicle on Chestnut Street and was physically abused by two officers.  Broaden is seeking $100,000.  His attorney Julian McPhillips said his client was struck by the patrol car on January 30th.  A Montgomery police spokesperson said the department will not comment on pending litigation. 

ASU Inductee

Former Alabama State University standout Major Lane was among 12 inductees into the 2014 Alabama Hight School Sports Hall of Fame.  Lane coached high school basketball teams at Pike County High, Ariton High and Goshen High School.  Lane said it's a great feeling to be part of the Hall of Fame. 

MPS Audits

Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Margaret Allen says she and members of the Montgomery County School Board have begun addressing issues ranging from improper grade-changing to changes in curriculum to satisfy areas of concern raised in audits conducted by the state Department of Education.  Allen said the 30,60 and 90 day plans are providing MPS officials with information they need to correct deficiencies in MPS schools.