Councilman Spraggins filling in as mayor of Alexander City

City Council Pro Tem Tommy Spraggins is the new mayor in Alexander City while Mayor Jim Nabors undergoes some medical tests.

  250 Montgomery families get Thanksgiving dinner

Auburn High students build tiny house

Dates set for Montgomery Christmas Tree lighting, downtown parade

Families of the Year: The Allens

Mark your calendar for 12’s Day of Giving on Dec. 7

Angel Tree: How to help provide Christmas gifts for a child this year

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  Families of the Year: The Jimmersons

Agape Executive Director Jimmy Dobbs retires after 33 years

How and where to donate to the Coats for Comfort drive

Red Door Theatre in Union Springs celebrates 15 years

Families of the Year: The Treloars

Tonya Terry’s November Book Bunch choice an emotional read

  Families of the Year: The Borders

If you can hike, fly or drive to it, no matter how far, the Borders have no limits to their family adventures.

WSFA 12 News spreads goodwill on World Kindness Day

Happy World Kindness Day!

  Family Guidance Center of Alabama celebrates 30th anniversary of Families of the Year

This year the Family Guidance Center of Alabama will celebrate 30 years of honoring families through it’s Families of the Year Awards Ceremony.

Alabama River Region Ballet presents The Great Montgomery Nutcracker

The Alabama River Region Ballet will once again put on The Great Montgomery Nutcracker. The holiday favorite promises to take the audience on a magical journey.

  ASU honors black students, soldiers who fought in World War I

New senior living community plans updated

Personal document shredding event in Montgomery Friday

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office adds deputies, vehicles to force

Alabama beaches, mountains are great holiday travel destinations

New restaurant opens in Cloverdale

Bear Elementary earns national magnet school award

Bear Exploration Center will be recognized in Baltimore, MD, in April for earning Nationally Certified Magnet School designation.

$1 million in federal funds to improve housing, senior center, park

More than $1 million in federal funds will help improve housing, a senior center and park facilities in the River Region.

EastChase’s parade, Christmas tree lighting set for Nov. 17

The Shoppes at EastChase’s annual parade and Christmas tree lighting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 17.

Prattville war veteran honored with Medal of Valor

In a story WSFA 12 News brought to you earlier this week, you, the viewer, were introduced to an 85-year-old Vietnam War veteran by the name of George Partridge.

Popular Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair set for Saturday at Marks House

The Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the historic Marks House, located at 890 Old Carter Hill Road.

Auburn teams with Alabama to fight food insecurity

The Beat Bama Food Drive is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Nation’s top peanut festival begins Friday in Dothan

The 75th edition of the National Peanut Festival will fill 200 acres of fairgrounds with food, entertainment, exhibits and activities celebrating the most popular nut in America.

Pike Road, Montgomery to hold ceremonies honoring veterans

The Town of Pike Road will help the River Region start honoring those who served America during the 7th Annual Pike Road Veterans Appreciation Ceremony to be held on Sunday at 2 p.m.

WSFA 12 News launches new Troy University camera

We’re excited to announce a brand new, HD camera on Troy University’s Troy campus!

Community gathers to honor lives lost in synagogue shooting

Remembering Pittsburgh: A Community Gathering for Mourning and Hope will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue in Montgomery.

Montgomery food bank part of group helping those recovering from Michael

The Montgomery Area Food Bank helped fill a truck with 22,000 pounds of items destined for Port St. Joe where Hurricane Michael hit weeks ago.

27th annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge Saturday

The town of Brundidge is gearing up for its annual peanut butter festival.

More than $90,000 donated during Hurricane Michael relief drive

WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross Wednesday to collected donations for those affected by Hurricane Michael.

Community Summit for Envision Montgomery 2040 draws hundreds

Thursday, hundreds of Montgomery residents gathered to give their ideas on the city’s future during a Community Summit. The information gathered at the event will help in creating the Envision Montgomery 2040 comprehensive plan.

Hazardous material spills into Greenville creek

A hazardous material spill in Greenville was made public on Thursday.

Hurricane Michael won’t stop Peanut Festival fun

This year marks the 75th year of the National Peanut Festival - one of Dothan’s biggest attractions. Final preparations are underway despite delays caused by Hurricane Michael.

Montgomery-based organization spreads wings to Lee County

An organization is looking to serve as an icebreaker between law enforcement and the community.

MANE ready to “Raise the Roof” for fundraiser

MANE is set to “Raise the Roof” to raise money for its therapeutic riding program.

YMCA of Greater Montgomery hosts golf tournament to raise scholarship funds

The 7th annual Cleveland Avenue YMCA Golf Classic hopes to raise more than $60,000 for children and families in the community.

Montgomery authors co-write ‘Fruit’

The book is about being a mentor and making a difference in the lives of young boys in the community.

Former NFL players help feed children in Montgomery

Several former NFL players are in Montgomery to make a difference in the lives of children.

Houston County businessman dies after cancer battle

Ronnie Harold Brown, the owner and manager of Ronnie's Men's and Boy's Wear, died at age 73.

  Historic Bell Building renovated into high-rise loft development

The public will get the very first look at downtown Montogmery's newest loft apartment development Monday night.

Community gathers to remember Montgomery businessman

It’s been just over a week since Montgomery businessman and community leader Greg Calhoun passed away in California.

Prattville YMCA hosts Great Grits Cookoff

This weekend is your chance to eat all the grits you can handle at the Great Grits Cookoff and Festival at the Prattville YMCA.

Montgomery councilman proposes new program to clean up vacant lots

Vacant lots have become eyesores in some Montgomery neighborhoods. William Green, councilman for district 5, is hoping to introduce a new measure to combat the issue.

River Region businesses honored as AL Retailers of the Year

The Alabama Retail Association recognized 15 retail businesses with operations in 78 Alabama cities as Alabama Retailers of the Year. A few of those included businesses in the River Region.

Remarkable discovery made at F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery

In the midst of renovations, leaders at the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum uncovered wallpaper, still on the walls, that dates back to the early 1900′s.

Gipson’s Great Grits Cookoff, Festival to be held Saturday in Prattville

The sixth annual Gipson’s Tire Pros Great Grits Cookoff and Festival will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Willis Bradford Branch of the Prattville YMCA.

Get Fit Selma! set for Saturday at Wallace Community College

The Get Fit Selma! 2018 Health and Fitness Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Wallace Community College.

Covington County Fair starts Monday

The Covington County Fair opened Monday night.

Funeral arrangements set for Montgomery businessman

Funeral arrangements for Montgomery businessman Greg Calhoun have been set.

Food Bank of East Alabama to move into new building

The Food Bank of East Alabama will soon have a new place to call home.

Auburn alums throw “tailgate wedding” before football game

Before the Auburn Tiger’s kickoff against the Tenneseee Volunteers, two Auburn University alumni are having a unique wedding

Main Street Wetumpka rolls out new branding, prepares for growth

Preserving the historic integrity and charm of its downtown is the focus of Main Street Wetumpka.

Dadeville duo playing music together for last 50 years

They started back in 1968, and have been playing together for the last 50 years.

Montgomery barber recalls friendship with late businessman Greg Calhoun

Greg Calhoun would sit in the barber’s chair at Howard’s every two weeks and let Prince Howard do what does best - fully trusting Howard to get it just right with the blade clipper.

Junior League of Montgomery hosts 30th annual Holiday Market

It’s time to start thinking about your Christmas shopping, and the Junior League of Montgomery has you covered!

  Alabama National Fair 2018 a success

The curtain’s about to fall on the greatest carnival on the planet.

City-wide pumpkin patch getting people in fall mood

On Sunday afternoon, the lot beside Heritage Baptist Church on Perry Hill Road turned into a pumpkin patch.

AL girl gives up birthday party to feed the homeless

At first glance, Kayla Glover is your ordinary 8-year-old. However, once you spend some time with Kayla, you realize she’s far from ordinary.

Junior League Holiday Market begins Wednesday

The 30th Annual Holiday Market presented by the Junior League of Montgomery begins Oct. 10 with a preview party, followed by three days of shopping at the Montgomery Multiplex at Cramton Bowl.

Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember held in Dothan

For 26 years, the Alzheimer’s Resource Center has put on the Walk to Remember event aimed at assisting families dealing with the terrible disease.

One Place Family Justice Center sees spike in calls

In Montgomery the One Place Family Justice Center has received a lot more calls than usual.

Tenda Chick closes in Montgomery

Tenda Chick closed on Atlanta Highway as of Friday afternoon.

Dancing gives hope to Wetumpka man after tragedy

A man who lost the love of his life found a reason to go on in an unlikely place.

1,400 turn out for Montgomery Regional Job Fair

WSFA 12 News, the Alabama Department of Labor and the City of Montgomery teamed up for the annual Montgomery Regional Job Fair Wednesday.

Annual Diversity Summit draws hundreds to Montgomery

The 11th annual Diversity Summit is in the books. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is calling it a success.

Mercy House holds official grand opening

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in west Montgomery, Mercy House leaders held their official grand opening this week.

Montgomery park to be renamed after death of beloved historian

Montgomery city officials plan to name a park after an expert in the city of Montgomery, who recently passed.

Hundreds gather to lift spirits of retired school bookkeeper in her final days

She wasn't in the classroom, but she's touched a lot of lives in her years at Reeltown High School. Now, the community is giving back.

ASF kicks off brand new season focused on ‘meaningful stories’

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is kicking off a brand new season that leaders say will be focused on telling meaningful stories that celebrate the human experience.

Opelika to improve Pepperell Branch watershed

The city of Opelika is looking at ways to improve the Pepperell Branch watershed.

Montgomery’s Argo wins Homecoming Queen at Auburn

Montgomery's Sadie Argo was crowned Auburn's Homecoming Queen on Saturday.

Alabama National Fair starts early this year

On top of coming to town early, the fair will be in town for 11 days this year as opposed to just 10 days, like last year.

Close to 40 cats adopted at Montgomery Humane Society this weekend

Adorable cats and kittens were available at an adoption fee determined by the new owner at the Montgomery Humane Society during the weekend.

Lee County Humane Society overflowing with cats

With over 200 in house and begin fostered, the Lee County Humane Society is bursting at the seams with cats.

Alabama National Fair starts Friday

People come from miles around and Friday's the day they'll start showing up!