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Thursday evening the Montgomery County School Board held a public hearing, to consider the proposal for Life Academy Charter School.

Board members, citizens, and City Councilor Audrew Graham heard overwhelming support the school, which would be Montgomery’s second charter school if approved.

School leaders say they are in the final stages of purchasing the former St. Jude school building, cafeteria, and gym.

LIFE academy stands for Leaders Influencing Freedom & Excellence, and school leaders say they will take a holistic approach to education.

Friday Night Lights Championship Edition

Dec 13, 2019

With all the eaves and flows of a football season to make it to the championship game is an accomplishment in its own. However, winning the Chip is something these young men can and will cherish for a lifetime.

With that being said let’s take a look at the winners of all 7 state champions from the state of Alabama.

On Wednesday December 4th Thompson got sweet revenge from a loos in the prior year in the same game beating powerhouse Central Phenix City in Body Bag fashion 40-14 to capture the 7A State championship.

  A woman has been charged after police say she fired gunshots into a family members’ vehicle while they were inside.

Montgomery Police Capt. Regina Duckett says Shontaea Heard, 38, is charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Duckett says the charges are related to a domestic incident which happened Wednesday around 9 a.m. in the 2300 block of Chestnut Street. The victim, a man, told police a family member fired the gunshots into his vehicle.

The victim was not injured, according to Duckett.

Friday Night Lights Week 4 Playoff Review

Dec 3, 2019
Mike Kittrell/preps@al.com

The semi-Finals of the Alabama High School Football Playoffs are done which means the championships for all 7 classes are set. But before we let you know who plays who lets recap what took place over the weekend in the semi-final match-ups.

We get started with Mobile Christian’s unexpected run to the championship game as they beat T.R. Miller 41-21, Central of Clay County shuts out Mortimer Jordan 27-0, and in a very good and exciting game Reeltown keeps their hopes for another title alive as they narrowly edge out Leroy 29-28, and Jacksonville blows out Anniston 34-13.

Friday Night Lights Week 4 Playoff Preview

Dec 2, 2019

As we prepare ourselves to gorge on Turkey, Dressing, Mac and Cheese, Ham, Cranberry Sauce, and much much more High school coaches and players are preparing for what they hope is an appearance in their class’s state championship games.

  

We get started this week with undefeated Fyffe at 13-0 preparing to host 12-1 Collinsville, T.R. Miller at 10-4 take a short trip to face 8-4 Mobile Christian, 13-1 Pleasant Grove is at 11-3 Briarwood Christian, 11-3 Central of Clay County takes on 11-2 Mortimer Jordan, and 11-2 Leroy is at 12-1 Reeltown.

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New information is being reported about the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December and causes respiratory symptoms such as pneumonia — heightening concerns about its potential threat to humans.

On Monday, Chinese authorities reported that the total caseload has risen to over 200, roughly tripling the previous number. In addition, authorities in Wuhan, where the virus was first reported, confirmed a third death but did not release details except to say that the three victims, all men, had prior illnesses.

Updated 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday

Investigators in Honolulu are combing through the charred rubble of seven homes and searching for the remains of a man who police say stabbed his landlord, fatally shot two officers and set a fire that destroyed his bungalow and six other homes.

Updated at 12:58 p.m. ET

The White House is offering a fiery legal response to the articles of impeachment, in an executive summary of a legal brief obtained by NPR.

Decrying a "rigged process" that is "brazenly political," President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of "focus-group testing various charges for weeks" and says that "all that House Democrats have succeeded in proving is hat the President did absolutely nothing wrong."

It wasn't just the fact that one of China's best universities had changed its charter last December to emphasize loyalty to the ruling Communist Party that raised eyebrows. Shanghai's Fudan University also deleted principles like freedom of thought, and did so publicly, as if expecting praise.

Furious students staged a rare and risky protest in the school cafeteria in December. They sang the school's anthem, which praises academic freedom.

Updated at 3:28 p.m. ET

The city of Richmond, Va., was under a state of emergency Monday as thousands of gun ownership enthusiasts and armed militia members gathered at the Virginia State Capitol for a rally aimed at quashing new gun restrictions. Gov. Ralph Northam temporarily banned weapons from Capitol grounds ahead of the demonstration, which appeared to end peacefully.

The Richmond gun rally drew a wide range of people, from staunch believers that the Second Amendment guarantees wide access to guns to religious leaders calling for peace.

The extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer for the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, began Monday in Vancouver, Canada. American officials want Meng sent to the U.S. to face federal fraud charges.

Sometimes, the approval of a new generic drug offers more hype than hope for patients' wallets, as people with multiple sclerosis know all too well. New research shows just how little the introduction of a generic version of Copaxone — one of the most popular MS drugs — did to lower their medicine costs.

The third Monday of January is a U.S. federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., but two Southern states — Alabama and Mississippi — also use the day to celebrate Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

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