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Upcoming ASU Home Athletic Events 2016

Jan 8, 2016

A list of upcoming home sporting events for Alabama State University. Support #myasu #sports 

Open Enrollment for Health Care

Jan 6, 2016

The CEO of Healthcare.gov, Kevin Counihan is traveling to communities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to meet with partners to raise awareness around open enrollment for health care.  He says his visits will provide a snapshot on the breakdown of enrollments in HealthCare.gov states.  The U.S. has estimated that about 9.9 million people will be enrolled in the health care plan by the end of 2016, compared with a projected 9.1 million at the close of 2015.  

Shelby Speaks At Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Jan 6, 2016

The first speaker of the 2016 "Eggs and Issues" Breakfast series hosted by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce was U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.  Shelby updated the audience on issues in Congress including President Barack Obama's executive order to tighten gun control.  

Uber Gets the Green Light in Montgomery

Jan 6, 2016

Montgomery City Council has voted to allow ride hailing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city.  Multiple media outlets report city council approved the ordinance during a Tuesday night meeting. Ride-hailing services such as Uber let people use smartphone apps to book and pay for rides.  Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says he expects the decision to attract young people and businesses to the city.  

A+ College Ready Announces New Partnership

Jan 5, 2016

Tuesday, Code.org announced a partnership with A+ College Ready and the Alabama State Department of Education that will focus on increasing access to computer science education.  A+ College Ready, a division of A+ Education Partnership, and Code.org will work with the ALSDE to recruit teachers and increase access to computer science.  Jill West, Communications Director for A+Partnership says more than two-thirds of all new jobs in STEM will be computing occupations by 2022.  Currently, A+ College Ready is recruiting teachers to take part in the Code.org initiative.

Wettest December in Montgomery

Jan 5, 2016

The National Weather Service reports that December of 2015 was the wettest and warmest on record for the city of Montgomery.  Montgomery officially recorded 14.1 inches of rainfall for the month.  That's over three inches more than the previous record set in 1961.  The rainfall for a typical December in the Capital city is almost five inches.  The average temperature for the month was 59.2, just a smidgen higher than the 59.1 set back in 1889.  

Charter Schools Expected to Open in 2017

Jan 5, 2016

Charter schools are expected to open in Alabama in 2017.  Ed Richardson, chairman of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission, said the fall of 2017 is when the first charter school is expected to open in the state.  

Elba Flooding Relief Plans

Jan 4, 2016

The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency and the City of Elba met Monday to discuss how the public can receive help from the severe flooding that took place during the week of Christmas.  Mayor Mickey Murdock says nearly 140 homes and two businesses were damaged in the flooding.  The 211 number, which is now manned by local operators, can offer direction to people who need food, lodging, clean clothes and other supplies.  Volunteers are needed at this time, that are willing to perform physical labor.

A Montgomery couple has been charged with two counts each of chemical endangerment of a child after allegedly exposing two children to chemicals consistent with the production of methamphetamine.  The Montgomery Police Department arrested 35-year-old Bradley Earl Moore and 39-year-old Celina Marie Jordan on Wednesday in reference to the crime.  Police say Jordan is also being charged because she allowed the children to be exposed to the chemicals that are used to make meth.  Both are being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a bond of $10,000 each.  

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