Holiday

Fireworks and food highlight Fourth of July in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom–¬† The food and fireworks of the 4th of July holiday — bring people together. And it’s not bad for business either. This year the Fourth of July holiday provided people with an opportunity to have four days of family fun. As much as the flag and freedom — the 4th of July celebration is about…

Thanksgiving Meals Delivered to Dallas Co. Families

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Selma and Dallas County community comes together — to make sure dozens of needy families in the area have a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. It’s the 5th year the community has marked the Thanksgiving holiday — with a food drive — and giveaway. Seventy year old Percy Neely of Selma woke up…

Volunteers Serve River Region Organizations In Honor of Dr. King

City offices and schools were closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. But volunteers used their day off to serve others in the Capital City, in honor of King. HandsOn River Region planned an afternoon of sacrifice to benefit local non profits and organizations. Hundreds of volunteers raked leaves, picked up trash, and cleaned up Montgomery neighborhoods. Projects also…

“Slow” President’s Day at Lake Martin

Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather…the perfect recipe for a day out at the lake. Many spent part of their long weekend at Lake Martin, but there were very few out on Monday. Lynn Naile owner of Nail’s Convenience Store says she usually gets a good amount of business from lake goers on national and state holidays. But President’s Day…

Christmas Less Than a Week Away

Sunday marks only six more days until Christmas. If you haven’t started working on your holiday shopping list yet, you might want to hurry. Retail workers say the stores at Eastdale Mall have been busy and crazy as usual during the holiday season. They also say the crowds are only going to get worse as the days get closer to…

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Freddie waits on his check up with the other pets. Doctors are asking pet owners to watch their animals closely during the holiday season. The tinsel and holly hanging around the home can be beautiful, but also dangerous to the four-legged family members. Vets advise watching pets closely during this time, because they say cats love playing with the shiny…

Prattville Police Step Up Patrols For Holiday Safety

As shoppers rush out to finish off their Christmas lists, police say you need to be vigilant. Authorities say you are most vulnerable when you are walking back to your car with all of your gifts. But Lt. Ray Wagner says Prattville Police are working to make sure every shopper is safe. “We’ve one, beefed up patrols in all our…

Holiday Shopping Days are Ticking Down

Only two more weeks until Christmas, which means only that many days to finish off the holiday shopping list. A noticeable trend in recent years is the number of shoppers heading to online retailers. Some people even prefer to do their grocery shopping over the Internet. “I think most people are doing online shopping this year,” says United Parcel Service…