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2008-08-04 15:00:46

By Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Aug. 4--Katrina Lucas is anxiously looking forward to Thursday, the first day of the new academic year for Autauga County Schools. Welcoming 16 third-graders to her classroom at Pine Level Elementary School will be a bit of a homecoming for the first-year teacher, who is a 2004 graduate of Billingsley School. "I'm excited and a little bit scared at the same time. It's exciting to be teaching in Autauga County," she said as she worked to...

2008-07-25 18:00:31

By Scott Johnson, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jul. 25--The field of technology is growing every day and the pay is getting better all the time, but not many girls are trying out for the geek squad. A summer program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is trying to change that by making girls more familiar with high-tech opportunity -- and how much fun it can be to build a Web page or tear apart a computer. The two-week Girls Exploring Technology program is for girls...

2008-07-23 15:01:09

By Jenn Rowell, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jul. 23--Parents and students spoke out against the appeals process for magnet school enrollment at Tuesday night's Montgomery County Board of Education meeting. A number of students at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School were not admitted back this coming school year because their grade point average in the core curriculum dropped below the required 2.5. According to parents, some students with a GPA lower than 2.5 have been kept...

2008-07-23 15:01:04

By Alvin Benn, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jul. 23--SAND ISLAND -- Two rickety, one-way wooden bridges with protruding nails and rotting boards are all that connect this community of 200 to the "mainland." It isn't that far -- only a few feet really. But for those who live on these four square acres in Wilcox County, it might as well be Manhattan because of a new weight limit on the bridges. This year, the Department of Transportation recommended the county lower the restriction from...

2008-07-10 12:01:07

By Kenneth Mullinax, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jul. 9--A pilot program to encourage more students to take Advanced Placement tests is running ahead of schedule. "We are so far ahead that we have already scheduled additional professional development training for our AP teachers for January and February of next year," said Deborah Thomas, Montgomery Public Schools' director of curriculum. High scores on Advanced Placement tests can exempt students from taking low-level college...

2008-07-10 12:00:48

By Cosby Woodruff, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jul. 9--Montgomery Regional Airport officials can begin negotiating with a company that wants to build a second fixed base of operations after the airport's board approved the plan Tuesday, although airport officials openly questioned whether it has a chance of success. Jay Taffet, who represents Regency Air Center, wants to build a center on a parcel of land near the main runway at Montgomery's airport. If he and airport executive...

2008-06-26 12:02:54

By Cosby Woodruff, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jun. 25--Parking a car long-term at Montgomery Regional Airport will become more expensive next month after the airport's governing body voted to raise the rates Tuesday. Beginning July 1, the long-term rate will be increased from $6 to $8 a day -- a move the airport's executive director expects to raise about $100,000 during the next four months. Phil Perry, who heads the airport, said the facility is about $300,000 below revenue...

2008-06-25 18:02:48

By Cosby Woodruff, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jun. 24--Montgomery Regional Airport's months-long debate over how its parking lot should be redesigned could end tonight when the airport authority votes on a plan that drew no opposition Monday at a committee meeting. The plan -- at least the fourth offered by airport consultants Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon -- moves the rental car parking area outside the airport loop road. Montgomery Aviation's ramp and an old hangar now occupy...

2008-06-24 12:02:48

By Kym Klass, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. Jun. 23--Faced with higher and higher food and beverage costs, restaurants in the River Region are struggling to keep menu prices reasonable and still stay in business. Food and beverage costs account for about a third of restaurants' expenses, according to the National Restaurant Association. Since restaurants only average a profit of 4 percent to 6 percent, when food prices go up, the impact on the bottom line is dramatic. Tough choices...


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