Monday, May 20 2013 10:59 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:59:14 GMT
The iconic bed and breakfast and its infamous buffet are making a comeback in downtown Tallassee. Hotel Talisi is finally showing signs of major progress after an arson heavily damaged the building inMore >>
The iconic bed and breakfast and its infamous buffet are making a comeback in downtown Tallassee. Hotel Talisi is finally showing signs of major progress after an arson heavily damaged the building in 2009. More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:26:16 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:17:01 GMT
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:"Dianne and I are offering prayers of support for everyone in Oklahoma. TheMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
GENEVA CO., AL (WSFA) -
Geneva County residents will soon vote on a one percent sales tax increase. The issue comes before voters on the November ballot.
If the vote passes, leaders say the county would bring in some much needed revenue. The increase would go to rebuild roads and bridges in the county, plus allow for construction of a new jail. The current jail was built 47 years ago.
According to Sheriff Greg Ward, the facility is just barley up to par with today's standards. He says the county is constantly doing repairs and adjustments just to meet federal regulations.
When it comes to roads and bridges, county leaders say there is plenty that needs to be rebuilt. We're told due to dilapidation, school busses are unable to pass or drive over at least 13 bridges in the county. With a yes vote, leaders say they can change that.
Supporters claim if the county raises $3 million, the state will give it $12 million through the ATrip grants. If voters approve the tax increase, it will bring in $1.2 million per year.
Leaders say the county will issue a $10 million bond to get additional funding they need to begin the projects. It would take 15 years to pay it off the debt.