Thursday, May 23 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:58:46 GMT
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:51:55 GMT
WSFA 12 News is taking action to try and help the people of Oklahoma following the violent weather. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross tomorrow for a phone bank. The hours will be from 11amMore >>
WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross in Alabama to help the people of Oklahoma following the tornadoes that took 24 lives and caused extensive damage. Our on air and on line Disaster Relief Drive has raised $45,641 up to now.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:45:52 GMT
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. A woman called the WSFA 12 newsroom Wednesday afternoon saying that she had been stopped in AutaugaMore >>
A manhunt was initiated (for a second time) in Autauga county Wednesday after authorities showed up at a home to serve a robbery warrant and ran into the man wanted in connection with a January police chase. More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to...More >>
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -
Next fall the Opelika High School football team and their fans will be treated to an updated Bulldogs Stadium, and the community could not be more excited for this long overdue facelift.
"We just needed a place that was more inviting, not only for our own fans, but for our visitors when they come," explains Brian Blackmon, OHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.
Around 1,000 seats will be added to the 40-year-old venue, as well as synthetic turf, a new scoreboard, and a brand new indoor athletic facility.
The boys' locker room will move to the indoor facility. It will also house 40 yards of practice turf, offices, and weight training rooms.
"In the 17 years I've been here our team as had to go out in the back parking lot at halftime, so now we'll actually have a place to we'll be able to go at halftime," says Blackmon.
The renovations are Phase II of the $40 million school-wide construction project that started last May at OHS.
School officials know that the added space will not only benefit high school athletes, but the community at large for other athletic activities.
"I think it's going to be a big community pride thing. Our school is the hub of our community and what you see is really just a small part of the overall building program that is taking place at Opelika High School. The entire facility is going to be a place where this entire community will come up with ways to use it," explains Blackmon.
Stadium renovations are scheduled to be finished in May, just in time for graduation ceremonies.
The indoor facility is expected to be finished in July.