Students join protest against private prisons

In a historic move, in July of 2020, the United States Department of Justice declared the Alabama men’s prison system unconstitutional.  According to Alabama Appleseed, this marked “the first time in the 39-year history of the…

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City council discusses citizen concerns

The Montevallo City Council met Monday, Nov. 9, for their regularly scheduled, biweekly meeting. The council met to discuss the set agenda topic as well as field the concerns of citizens who chose to attend…

Locals voice concern over future prison in Brierfield

Updated at 12:52 a.m. to clarify one of Dr. Goodson’s statements was in response to McNeely’s statement involving impact of a pump.   In April of 2019, the Department of Justice notified the state of Alabama that the Alabama…

Christmas on the Farm

On Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Medders Family Farm hosted an event that allowed for about 50 small businesses to have booths open for people to stop by and shop. These booths consisted…

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Hurricane Zeta Damage

The last days of October this year were overtaken by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall with winds of nearly 100 mph.   After making landfall in the Caribbean on Oct. 24, it strengthened into a tropical…