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Memorial Day Ceremonies
Various ceremonies were held Monday in River Region communities to mark Memorial Day. Large crowds honored the nation's fallen veterans at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Facility on Perry Hill Road. Another ceremony at the Autauga County Courthouse was sponsored by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. At the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Birmingham Congressman Spencer Bachus, who worked for years for funding for the cemetery, was among the speakers at a ceremony in Shelby County.
Montgomery authorities say a former police officer trainee remains incarcerated under a high bond after he was charged with multiple counts of first-degree sodomy. 25- year-old Jaboris Walker was arrested Sunday in connection with a sexual assault involving juvenile family members that allegedly occurred early Sunday morning at a residence on Happiness Avenue. MPD said Walker was immediately terminated from the Montgomery Police Academy. He is being held in Montgomery County Detention Facility under bonds totaling $280,000.
Millions in Scholarships
Montgomery Public School students have hauled in an impressive $23 million dollars in scholarship offers. MPS officials say the class of 2014 received scholarships offers to various two and four year colleges across the U.S. that include Princeton, Stanford, Alabama State University, Trenholm State and others. MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen said the impressive number of scholarships show the school district's emphasis in advanced placement courses have paid off and better prepared students for college course work.
The Alabama Driver License Division is adjusting days of service at two locations beginning in mid-June. State Department of Public Safety officials say the Clanton examining office, which is currently open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will drop Monday service hours beginning June 16th. The Wetumpka examining office will be open the same hours each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. DPS said the decision to reduce days of service at the Wetumpka and Clanton examining offices is based on the low volume of applicants on a typical day.