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Friday Night Lights Week 9 Review

Oct 21, 2019
The Montgomery Advertiser

As the regular season comes close to an end and the state gears up for area championships and playoff runs upsets and surprise games were prevalent throughout the weekend.

And to start off a hand clap is in order for the BTW Tuskegee Golden Eagles as they pick up their 1st win of the season as they beat ACA on the road by a score of 42-37. It must feel great for the players and coach Heard to be mentioned early in the report and not in the unfortunate segment they have frequented throughout the season that comes later on.

Teen in Auburn Charged with Murder

Oct 18, 2019

Auburn police have charged a 16-year-old with murder after a woman was discovered dead inside a home Thursday.

Ross Jonathan McFarland is charged with one count of murder.

According to Auburn Police, officers were called to a home in the 700 block of Burke Place after someone reported an unresponsive woman. When they arrived, they found the 66-year-old, affiliated with the residence, dead from a gunshot wound.

The victim’s name is being withheld until family notifications can be made, police say.

Friday Night Lights Week 9 Preview

Oct 18, 2019
The Montgomery Advertiser

As temperatures drop and the brisk fall weather continues each week it feels more and more like playoff football here in the state of Alabama.

We kick off this edition of our Friday Night Lights series with the Carver Wolverines dropping their 3rd consecutive game as they lose to the Eufaula Tigers 20-7 last night at Crampton Bowl.

Alabama authorities say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two people dead this summer.

Montgomery police say the youth is being charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 21-year-old Jacquez Hall and 24-year-old Justin Martin.

He was arrested by a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force on Tuesday.

His bail is set at $333,000.

Three more people were wounded in the shooting, which happened in the 800 block of University Drive on Aug. 15.

Police say investigators believe it occurred during a drug deal.

Friday Night lights Week 8 Review

Oct 15, 2019

We start this edition of our season long series off with ever popular Westside Classic between the carver Wolverines and the Sidney Lanier Poets. This game that carries a yearlong worth of bragging rights did not disappoint as the Poets were able in the waning moments score a game tying touchdown and pick up the win on an extra point 14-13.

In our border war game of the week Bibb County beat down Chilton County 42-6.

The Alabama State University's marching band is taking its talents to the NFL. The Mighty Marching Hornets will be playing during halftime of the Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams game Oct. 20. Media outlets report Band Director Dr. James Oliver says an NFL entertainment scout contacted him, saying they were impressed with the band, including the musicians' talent and the choreography executed on the field.

Voters in Alabama's capital have elected the first black mayor in the city's 200-year history. Probate Judge Steven Reed won Tuesday's runoff election by a wide margin over David Woods, a white businessman.

Reed will be the first African American mayor of the city where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy in 1861.

Unofficial returns showed Reed capturing 67% of the vote with most precincts reporting.

 

Montgomery Elects the city's first black Mayor

Oct 9, 2019
NYTimes.com

Voters in Alabama's capital have elected the first black mayor in the city's 200-year history.

Probate Judge Steven Reed won Tuesday's runoff election by a wide margin over David Woods, a white businessman.

Reed will be the first African American mayor of the city where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy in 1861.

Unofficial returns showed Reed capturing 67% of the vote with 98% of precincts reporting.

He will replace current Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, who did not seek reelection.

Friday Night Lights Week 7 Review

Oct 8, 2019

As we kick off the week 7 edition of our Friday Night Lights Review we get you started with our games of the week.

First, we had the undefeated Lee Generals taking the trip to face the always good Prattville Lions. The trip proved to be too much as the Lions came out on top giving Lee their first loss of the season winning handily 20-3.

In our somebody’s 0 must go game the Pike Road Patriots outlasted the St. James Trojans by a score of 35-24 giving the Trojans their 1 “L” of the season.

More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows extreme drought conditions in parts of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and the Florida panhandle. Lesser drought conditions also have expanded in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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