Virtual ‘Volunteer of the Year’ ceremony to celebrate National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week, a week to thank the volunteers who keep many organizations running, and shine a light on the impact they have in our communities.

HMMA donates money, supplies to Montgomery women’s shelters

Briggs & Stratton manufacturing company in Auburn hosting hiring fair

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ community project reflects on pandemic

  County Road 12: World War II Veteran celebrates 97 years

Autism Awareness Month promotes acceptance

  Montgomery Zoo welcomes explorers on National Zoo Lovers Day

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  Call before you dig: April is National Safe Digging Awareness Month

Eufaula cancels annual Pilgrimage of historic homes

  Montgomery’s long-abandoned Grove Court Apartments to be redeveloped

  County Road 12: Pike County’s angel artist

  Small doors appear in Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s garden grounds

  Freedom Rides Museum opens student art exhibit for 60th anniversary celebration

Know the warning signs of domestic violence

The tragic case involving Megan Montgomery in Mountain Brook is once again shining a light on domestic violence.

Renovation underway of Martin Theatre in Eufaula

Now that the space has been donated to the city, officials are hoping to turn it into an event space or weddings, concerts, and more.

  Montgomery’s whitewater construction project to hold workshops for contractors

This week is a chance to learn more about Montgomery’s new whitewater project, specifically what and who it will take to build it.

Wetumpka’s first ‘Community Market’ scheduled for Thursday

The first Community Market for Wetumpka’s Main Street will happen Thursday.

  Volunteers sought to preserve history of Oakwood Cemetery

Tornado relief: Resources and ways to help

  Man in mid-60s finds new passion as Pike Road firefighter

  New Publix opens in Pike Road

Capri Theatre cancels all movie showings due to technical difficulties

New data shows the ‘Black Belt’ has the highest percentage of vaccinations in Alabama

  Sip and cycle along the Alabama River

There’s a new way to check out the Alabama River in Montgomery. You can get some exercise while you do it, or just chill.

  From heartbreaking loss to tears of joy, a Chilton Co. family experiences both after a tornado

Tommy Cox and his family are okay, even though some of their belongings were blown five miles from home.

  2021 SLE Rodeo returns after 2020 event cancelled

The 2021 Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo kicks off Thursday at Garrett Coliseum.

Montgomery’s first African American veterinarian dies at 80

Funeral services were held Saturday for Dr. Edward Donald Willis, the first African American veterinarian to practice and own an animal hospital in Montgomery.

  Montgomery mayor calls for $50M in capital improvement projects

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has laid out plans for a number of capital improvement projects.

Meet Big Al and Aubie, motherless bears rescued in the wild

The cubs are only two months old and weigh just five pounds right now. But that will change quickly as they grow into massive adults.

  County Road 12: McKenzie author inspires others after traumatic childhood accident

It was just a childhood game of Cowboys and Indians.

Montgomery half marathon makes last minute course change

The 11th running of the Montgomery Half Marathon and 5K is set for Saturday and will feature a new set of turns along the course.

  Alabama food bank’s future uncertain 1 year into pandemic

Swept clean because of COVID, the shelves are empty, bare. There’s not a can of food in sight to feed the hungry, who number around 1,500 in the poor, rural county.

  New simulator to train future truck drivers at Trenholm State

A new simulation tool will train future truck drivers at Trenholm State Community College.

  Montgomery ministry using chicken campaign to further mission

A Montgomery Ministry supporting addicts and former inmates is raising money to expand with a chicken sandwich campaign.

  ASU seeks votes in Home Depot’s ‘Retool Your School’ competition

Alabama State University needs your vote to make some much-needed improvements on campus.

‘Fruit’ documentary to air Saturday night on WSFA 12 News

A new documentary featuring Valiant Cross Academy and highlighting youth mentorship in Montgomery will air Saturday at 7 p.m. on WSFA 12 News.

  Memories live on as old Banks School demolishment nears

“This is Pike County, Alabama,” said former student Randall Smith, who recalled “our principal let us come to school barefoot the last week of the school year.”

Montgomery mayor seeks to right Claudette Colvin’s ‘record, legacy’

Nine months before Rosa Parks became the face of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, there was another whose footsteps she walked in. Those of 15-year-old Claudette Colvin.

  Women in Blue Campaign raises awareness about colorectal cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama is kicking off its Women in Blue Campaign.

Preservation of Selma’s Bloody Sunday site a passion for 2 Auburn professors

Professors Richard Burt and Keith Hébert have started a passion project to save what they consider to be “one of the most important historic sites in the United States.” But they're not talking about the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

  County Road 12: Baruch Guitars-a whole lot more than music

Funny how people end up in some places.

  Tiger Giving Day raises money for student-led projects at Auburn University

Auburn University hosts its sixth annual Tiger Giving Day Thursday.

  Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off Monday, ends with tax holiday weekend

Monday kicks off severe weather awareness week, a campaign designed to help Alabamians prepare for deadly weather that could be deadly.

  Renovations bring Cottage Hill storefronts back to life

The Hilltop Development Group is restoring some of the oldest commercial buildings in the neighborhood.

Robotic pets create companionship for dementia patients

When COVID-19 hit, many places like Crowne Healthcare in Greenville had to make quick changes for the safety of the patients and staff.

  Alabama looks to reconnect residents with billion dollars worth of unclaimed property

The Alabama State Treasurer’s office is sending out notices that you may have unclaimed property to collect.

  Eastdale Mall set to raise curtains on newly renovated cinemas

After years of being closed, mall management said Thursday that the much-improved movie cinemas are just one more important element in the mall’s resurgence.

Dead dogs, piglets, mounds of trash dumped on Alabama road

Authorities say dead animals and all types of trash are being dumped on a Montgomery road that played a key role in the city’s civil rights history.

  Montgomery County probate displays historic archives for Black History Month

The videos focus on some of the historical documents of the Montgomery County Archives.

Selma declares annual honor for civil rights activist Reese

An Alabama city will honor a prominent civil rights figure by naming a day in his honor.

  Married 72 years, Montgomery couple gives advice on love

The couple has been happily married since 1948, and have lived in Montgomery together since 1956.

  Young Montgomery native first from state to make U.S. Ski team

A 19-year-old from the Montgomery area is making history and a name for herself in the sport of aerial skiing.

  County Road 12: Surf’s always up for Pike Road man

Will Pollard loves the water. When it comes to hobbies, this Marine pilot found the perfect fit.

Montgomery Area Food Bank puts McKenzie Scott donation to use

The Montgomery Area Food Bank is making the most of a very generous donation

IGNITE! encourages minority businesses to participate in statewide count

A group of businesses and support agencies, known as IGNITE!, want to make sure all Alabama minority business owners and entrepreneurs are counted.

  MsCraftprincess and her handcrafted greeting cards

Brenda Coone worked with the state for 31 years. When she retired, she decided to turn a hobby into a full time job.

  WATCH: Program honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy airs on WSFA 12 News

WSFA 12 News will host a 30-minute special honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

  200-year-old corn crib restored

After a lot of sweat and hard work, this centuries old shed is standing strong again.

  Girl Scouts launch ‘Hometown Heroes’ supporting frontline workers

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama have launched the annual Hometown Heroes program to support those who serve and the girl scout cookie program at the same time.

Fast food chicken chain to open 4 Montgomery area stores

A Florida-based fast food chicken chain said Wednesday it is planning to open several restaurants in the Montgomery area.

  Historic St. James Hotel in Selma reopens

It’s been a journey, but the historic St. James Hotel in Selma has reopened.

  Alabama Family Central website connects families to resources

Alabama families have a new tool at their fingertips to connect them to resources they need. It’s a website called Alabama Family Central.

  HGTV’s ‘Home Town Takeover’ wraps up Wetumpka filming

HGTV’s new show “Home Town Takeover” has wrapped up production and filming has ended in downtown Wetumpka.

  National School Choice Week helps parents understand options

This week is National School Choice Week to make sure parents understand all of the options available for their children’s k-through-12 education.

Regions Bank offers help managing money, becoming ‘financially fit’

Regions bank is ready to get you financially fit for the new year.

7 counties to get disaster food assistance months after Hurricane Zeta

Hurricane Zeta may be long gone but the effects of the storm that slammed Alabama in late October are still present for many.

  Montgomery’s MLK Student Perspectives Contest winners named

The winners of the City of Montgomery’s virtual contest to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been announced.

Ivey proclaims National Day of Racial Healing in Alabama

In conjunction with states across the nation, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed Tuesday as National Day of Racial Healing.

  WSFA officially donates old Delano Avenue facility to Mercy House

It’s been a long time in the making, but WSFA 12 News has some big news to share about our old television station facility on East Delano Avenue. It has a new tenant.

  Girl Scouts kick off 2021 Cookie Season with ‘cookie drive-through’

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama officially kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Season with a “cookie drive-through.”

  Montgomery to mark virtual commemoration of 2021 MLK Day

The City of Montgomery has debuted a new virtual competition and launched an online repository of community activities to celebrate the life and legacy of the late reverend and Civil Rights leader.

  New COVID clinic opens Tuesday at Elmore Community Hospital

Elmore Community Hospital will open a new COVID Clinic Tuesday as cases continue to rise across Alabama.

  ‘Ready, Set, Pitch’ offers entrepreneurs opportunity to pitch their businesses

A competition, geared toward black-owned businesses, is hoping to give entrepreneurs a boost.

  UPS driver delivers help after hawk crashes into home

When a west Alabama family found themselves staring at a Christmas Eve catastrophe, it was a UPS driver who helped deliver a solution.

Renaissance Montgomery looks to hire 32 at January job fair

The Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Montgomery will host a job fair in January.

  Non-profit pays off mortgage of fallen Montgomery paramedic’s family home

Nine months have passed since Montgomery paramedic David Mimm’s family was devastated by a crash that took his life. His family has struggled to move forward without him, but on Monday they were given a major boost.

  Salvation Army falls short of kettle donation goal, still time to give

Despite not meeting their 2020 kettle season goal of raising $230,000, the Salvation Army wants to thank those who did donate and remind the public it isn’t too late.

  More than 1,300 coats donated during annual Coats for Comfort drive

More than 1,300 coats were donated during the annual Coats for Comfort drive this year.

  County Road 12: Elmore man restores 1920’s windmill

There’s just something about a childhood memory.

Montgomery’s Metro Fitness to permanently close due to pandemic

As we come to the end of the year, many businesses are finding they can’t afford to stay open and making tough decisions to close their doors

2 Montgomery organizations get part of $4 billion Scott donation

The wealthy ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has promised to give away the majority of her money, and she has a team of advisors working to do just that.