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Artist rendering of the Creek Casino in Wetumpka. Artist rendering of the Creek Casino in Wetumpka.
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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

Construction on a $246 million casino complex project in the city of Wetumpka is resuming after a brief halt brought on by the concerns of an Oklahoma Indian tribe.

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirmed to WSFA 12 News that construction on the Poarch Band of Creek Indian's project, which includes a 20-story hotel and casino, restarted Wednesday morning. Willis could not provide any additional information.

The project was halted by the Creek Indians after an Oklahoma tribe with connections to the land made objections the project. Native remains of at least 60 people, including some chiefs, were removed from the land during construction.

WSFA 12 News received a statement from the Poarch Creek Indians saying they were saddened by the outcome of a trip their representatives made to Oklahoma where they attempted to reach out to the Muscogee Nation.

The representative said there was hope that the Oklahoma tribe would be open to understanding the facts about the 21st century conditions of what was once Hickory Ground and that the development does not alter that.

Construction was halted in mid-October while the tribes attempted to work through their disagreements. The Creek Indians spokesperson said they're reached an impasse.

More than 600 jobs are expected to come from the finished project.

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