Academy and Tyler Mann make $6,000 donation in shoes to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Tyler Mann Injury Law and Academy Sports + Outdoors have teamed up to donate $6,000 in shoes to local students in need. Tyler Mann and Academy donated the shoes through HEALS, Inc., a local nonprofit that works to provide health care for children through collaborative efforts with Huntsville City Schools, Madison County…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

Ikea Buys 11K Acres of Land in Georgia for Conservation

Good News Notes: “Ikea’s investment group recently acquired nearly 11,000 acres of land in southeast Georgia, taking it under its wing to protect it from development, and to keep its hundreds of plant and wildlife species safe. The Ingka Group, which owns and operates most of the popular Swedish retailer’s stores, recently acquired approximately 10,840 acres…

7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

Good News Notes: “Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. The bouncy little girl is still in business months later, yet the money is going toward something entirely different: surgery on her brain. Last month, doctors determined…

Lionel Richie Helps Launch The Prince’s Trust Charity in U.S.

Good News Notes: “Time to make a royal difference! On Wednesday, The Prince’s Trust — a charity led by the Prince of Wales — officially launched in the U.S. at an event hosted by American Idol judge Lionel Richie. The charity is aimed at increasing access to education, employment and training for young leaders. ‘I was mentored by a village of people in Tuskegee,…

3 dogs lost during Fultondale tornado found safe

Good News Notes: “The house the Jordan-Vice family once made a home is now only foundation and rubble. Following a tornado that swept through Fultondale Monday night, a family lost their three dogs, but has now found them safe. ‘I mean – the whole house is gone,’ Brittany Vice said. Vice and her family were…

Charity robbed, continues to help 300 families a week even during pandemic

Good News Notes: “A local charity that’s given back to the community for more than 30 years had to depend on the community to show that love back after their truck was vandalized. “Someone cut out the catalytic converter from underneath our truck, ” said board member and volunteer Melanie Siow. Siow with Manna Ministries…

Firefighters support cancer research foundation with charity fundraiser

Good News Notes: “Whether battling a fire, giving emergency medical assistance, or helping support a worthy cause, firefighters in North Alabama are there to help. Regina Bodine and Jason Veres are among North Alabama volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to help their neighbors when 911 calls get made. Their respective fire…