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The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
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The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
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A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
Gelean Wicks can see it, feel it and smell it, but knows the Port
of Demopolis is not a reality right now. As a business owner in Linden some 15
miles away, Wicks says there is no doubt such a port would open the floodgates
to more business in the area and not just for her restaurant.
"Those are extra paychecks in the community and it
benefits all of us," said Wicks.
A few days ago county and Demopolis city leaders submitted a grant
application ahead of schedule to the U.S. Department of Transportation with the
hope of getting $14 million, more than enough to get a port up and running.
"Let's play the cards we're dealt," said Mayor Michael
The mayor is convinced this part of west Alabama has a good chance
of getting a water port because of what's already here; the city owns the
land and 200 yards away from the Tombigbee River there is rail and an airport
with a 5,001 feet runway for executives.
"If we get this port we would be one of only three
cities in the state to have all four important modes of transportation. We have
the water, rail, airport and the four-laned Highway 80 a mile from here,"
The mayor says raw materials like steel or ag products would
be transported downstream to places like Mobile or New Orleans.
Economic leaders say this could truly be a game-changer for the
region, specifically the 7 counties surrounding Marengo County. They tell WSFA
12 News the last big business that's come here was a paper mill more than 50
"We already have potential spin-off businesses looking at
this very site.. all told everything involved could be upwards of a $200
million investment with around 2,000 jobs," said Brenda Tuck, the Executive
Director for the Marengo County Economic Authority.
Local leaders say they hope the third time is a charm. This is the
third time they've applied for the grant. They should know something by August 1.