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By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >>
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:03:56 GMT
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David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday. It took less than an hour for the votes to be certified and Helms to be officially declaredMore >>
David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday.More >>
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A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief. Johnny Ray Metcalf spent 27 years with the Opp Police Department,More >>
A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:20 GMT
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Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected toMore >>
The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.More >>
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -
Phenix City is
redeveloping the city around its new additions along the river.
"It is the hot spot in Phenix City. And we certainly realize that in Phenix City and we certainly need to capitalize on that," explains Phenix City mayor, Eddie Lowe.
That's exactly what Mayor Lowe plans to do by upgrading the landscape and buildings around the Third Avenue area. Costly investments to increase traffic and revenue in the Chattahoochee Valley.
"Building the parking garage, buying the property down from that, being able to help acquire some of this property from the Marriott as well as Troy University," Lowe said. "That's an investment that we know and feel strongly that it will bring a return on."
Bringing more business across to bridge to what Mayor Lowe says he hopes will be the new hub of the Phenix City area.
The plan: to redesign the Phenix Plaza shopping center and build a more-than-100 room Marriott hotel that will overlook the Chattahoochee River. Other new additions include a 208 car parking garage that sits in front of the hotel, a zip line across the river and the possibility of new restaurants around the area.
Attractions city officials say they have big hopes for.
"It will create jobs, but the other thing that we're really hoping and praying for is that it will create a venue where thousands of people will come to Phenix City and also as well as Columbus. That it will have an economic impact that will help our community and our citizens," adds Mayor Lowe.
Mayor Lowe tells me he hopes to open the hotel to the public in July. The others will follow shortly after. The projects are all in connection with the positively Phenix City campaign.