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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
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River Region residents are invited to a series of free, brown bag discussions hosted by the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF).More >>
Curbing crime in Montgomery was the topic of discussion over lunch Wednesday. Several non-profit groups met for a panel discussion about where to start to stop violent crime. More >>
ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA) -
When Don McClellan was Alex City's mayor back in the
late '90s he often wondered when the bleeding would stop.
"We went through some rough times, a lot of job losses,"
Alex City saw close to 7,000 jobs go out the window over the next
few years when the textile industry went south.
Now, there is a bit of good news.
The Aprinta Group will buy three buildings currently owned by
Russell's Fruit of the Loom. Aprinta is considered a major player in the
printing industry. The California company makes decorative logos and
designs and plans to bring its digital print operation to Alex City.
What makes this economic news even better for Tallapoosa County is
the mere fact Aprinta will keep the 60 employees who currently work for Fruit
of the Loom. Add to that another 440 jobs over 5 years.
"We've remained positive and feel we will see dividends
from this company in the near future," said McClellan.
McClellan tells WSFA 12 News he's not sure what the average pay
will be for those 500 jobs. 12 News has also learned tax abatements are in the
works but no hard figures yet because the sale of the three
buildings hasn't been finalized.
A bit of inside baseball in this deal.
Aprinta initially looked at a site in Kentucky but chose the
Russell property in Alex City. Economic leaders learned a long time ago
nurturing relationships always pays off even in the darkest times.
"We've never played the blame game in Alex City. Russell
did what it needed to do at the time. Russell did what it had to do,"
Officials say Aprinta will begin moving in sometime