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MPS Board Approves Process
The Montgomery County School Board has approved a process for choosing a permanent school superintendent. At last night's meeting, board members voted unanimously to end the search for a new school chief by mid-January. At least two members of the school board, Eleanor Dawkins and Melissa Snowden have said that interim Superintendent Margaret Allen is the ideal person to lead the Montgomery Public School system. The school board will meet again on January 14th.
The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has outlined its goals for next year. They include sustaining efforts to attract new industries, improving education and boosting tourism in 2014. The chamber held its 141st annual meeting last night at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Officials touted more than $230 million dollars in capital investments and the creation of 300 jobs by area industries and companies this year. Leslie Sanders with Alabama Power Company will serve as Chamber of Commerce chairperson next year.
Health Insurance Workshop
Seventh District Congresswoman Terri Sewell will hold a health insurance workshop today in Selma. Sewell said the workshop will instruct residents how to enroll and navigate the government's healthcare website. The workshop will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Brown Chapel AME Church on Martin Luther King Street in Selma.
Seized Machines Trial
A Montgomery judge has set a June trial date to determine what will happen to the hundreds of electronic bingo machines that were seized at the VictoryLand Casino in February. Circuit Judge William Shashy was assigned the case after judges in Macon County recused themselves. The non-jury trial is scheduled for June 3rd at the Montgomery County Courthouse.