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50 year old sewer system not up to par

Wednesday - July 6, 2011

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A stinky, serious situation in the town of Valley Grande in Dallas County.  A half-century old sewer system there doesn't meet new standards.  There's money to rebuild it...but there's a catch.  WSFA 12 News Reporter Melissa McKinney explains - in our lead story at 10.

Thanks to some good rains lately, the state is easing up on its "no burn" order.  So what does that mean for you? Reporter Bethany Wales has the answer.

After serving a temporary gig as Alabama Development Office Director, Seth Hammett is stepping down.  Reporter Samuel King will introduce you to his replacement - a state legislator who takes over at ADO.

And, at the State House corruption trial, the prosecution's marque witness, Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley, had some sharp responses when defense attorneys tried to discredit his testimony.  As reporter Max Reiss heard first hand, Gilley said defendant Milton McGregor had total control over an alleged scheme to buy votes in the legislature to pass a bingo bill.

Plus, Rich Thomas joins us, too - with a look at how our rain chances are going up as we head into the weekend.

Hope you'll join us!

Take care,

Bob H.

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