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  Multiple projects underway in Prattville

Prattville city officials are staying busy with lots of new projects to ensure the growth and future success of the city.

  Dallas County partners with AIDT to boost employment

Montgomery family-owned, operated retailer set to close

  Kay Couture prepares for grand opening, Macy’s debut

  Mayor Strange reacts to letter sent from Hyundai Electric president

  ‘Shop, Save, Serve’ with the Junior League of Montgomery

  Bibb Street Pizza, customers donate slices to homeless

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  Selma close to selling historic St. James Hotel

  Hemp becomes growing sector in Alabama agriculture

Mazda Toyota to begin hiring process for Huntsville plant in Fall 2019

Alabama jobless rate dips to record 3.7 percent

GE Aviation to invest millions in Auburn facility expansion

Enterprise restaurant providing meals for tornado victims

Tornadoes did nearly $5.9 million damage to timberland

The Alabama Forestry Commission estimates timber losses to March 3 tornadoes at nearly $5.9 million

$5.5 million investment brings automotive facility to Opelika

Opelika Mayor, Gary Fuller announced that an automotive supplier plans to invest $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in Opelika creating hundreds of jobs.

  World-class culinary center coming to Auburn University

A culinary science center unlike any other is coming to Auburn University in 2021.

  Work moves forward on Hyundai expansion in Montgomery

Work is on track for the new Hyundai engine head machining plant along with other additions to enhance existing operations. Hyundai is investing $388 million on the expansion.

  New businesses coming to Eastern Boulevard

  CarMax opens in Montgomery

Montgomery chamber president retiring, successor named

  Unexpected deaths of livestock reported in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael

  Troy student launches delivery business

  Farm Bill changing hemp industry in Alabama

  New company groundbreakings bring benefits to AL

The new jobs will encourage also encourage cities to better their roads, airports and entertainment.

  Anna’s Place provides hope for grieving family

An Elmore County woman is trying to turn a horrible tragedy into a chance to celebrate her daughter's life.

New clothing store coming to EastChase

A new clothing store featuring plus-size fashion is coming to The Shoppes at EastChase.

9 startup businesses competing for $50K

Nine startups are competing for $50,000 in the Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad Competition.

ALDI to host hiring events for Opelika, Prattville stores

The event in Opelika will be in the 2400 block of Frederick Road from 7 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. Prattville’s event will be held at 1817 East Main Street from 7 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m.

Google to buy power from solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama

Google plans to buy power from Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority

  City of Montgomery announces new ‘Smart City Living Lab’

The City of Montgomery partnered with the county, chamber of commerce and Alabama Power Company to launch new smart programs across Montgomery.

  24-year-old woman launches telecom company valued at $5.9 million

Montgomery resident Chaymeriyia Moncrief discovered her knack for business at a very early age.

Gourmet burger chain to open first Montgomery location

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Eastchase announced in a Friday press release that new restaurant BurgerFi would be coming to their shopping complex in “early Summer” later this year.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

  City leaders praise success of Camellia Bowl

We’re a month removed from the Camellia Bowl and Montgomery city leaders said it was a tremendous success.

Breweries impacted by government shutdown

The shutdown has put the breaks on breweries in the middle of fermenting spring beer.

  Brick and mortar stores encouraged by November sales tax revenue numbers

The official retail numbers for November are in and it looks like good news for brick and mortar stores.

Thousands of jobs posted online in Alabama

Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor shows that the most online wanted ads were for retail salespersons, registered nurses, and heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers.

State to receive $7.9 million in settlement with Wells Fargo

Alabama will receive $7.9 million as part of a larger nationwide settlement with Wells Fargo Bank, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Friday.

  Longtime Montgomery Italian restaurant Corsino’s closing

An employee on Wednesday night said that longtime Italian restaurant Corsino’s on South Court Street near downtown Montgomery is closing.

  Eastside Grille in Montgomery closing

Eastside Grille on Atlanta Highway in Montgomery is closing at the end of the week.

  First Christmas season with required online sales tax

Brick and mortar shops are looking forward to this Christmas season, especially with the state now requiring online stores to collect a sales tax.

  Montgomery city council denies application for liquor store

After some debate, a proposal for a new liquor store on Fairview Avenue in Montgomery was denied at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Long-Lewis Automotive acquires Selma’s Moore-Stewart

The Moore-Stewart Ford and Honda locations in Selma are now part of The Long-Lewis Automotive Group.

  ALDI opens in Prattville

There are plans to open ALDI, a food market, in Montgomery but first, the chain opened in Prattville Thursday.

8 reasons supermarket chain ALDI is affordable

ALDI just arrived in Prattville Thursday, and it’ll be in Montgomery soon.

  New industry, new jobs coming to Abbeville

Henry County and the city of Abbeville are moving forward on a major economic development project for the area.

  AL congressional leaders line up behind farmers hit by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael’s winds and rain destroyed the farms of thousands of farmers in the wiregrass region.

  Black Friday evolves to something bigger in Alabama for merchants

The holiday shopping stretch from Black Friday to Cyber Monday has evolved in the last two years. It’s no longer just a Black Friday event.

  Shoppers look to save big on Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and this year is no different.

2018 Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours

Looking for Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals around central and south Alabama? You’ll need to know what time to show up at the doors!

Grand National Spa comes to Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika

The Grand National Spa is set to open Tuesday.

Dave & Buster’s opens in Riverchase Galleria

The new Dave and Buster’s at the Riverchase Galleria is officially open.

  Auburn, Delta celebrate partnership with new facility

Friday signaled a launch of the first building designed exclusively for aviation education at Auburn.

USDA designates 5 Alabama counties as natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated five Alabama counties as natural disaster areas, Gov, Kay Ivey's office announced Friday.

  Montgomery police stepping up security around shopping centers for the holidays

The Montgomery Police Department is positioning more officers around shopping centers during the busy holiday season.

  Montgomery recycling facility expected to re-open in January

The city of Montgomery is getting back into the recycling business after a two-year absence.

  Capitol Oyster Bar expansion to include RV park

While Montgomery city leaders are taking a breather for now in expanding the riverfront, Lewis Mashburn’s project is only a half-mile upstream.

New restaurant opens in Cloverdale

There’s a new place to grab a bite to eat in Montgomery’s Cloverdale neighborhood.

Grant will help Alex City company expand, add 100 jobs

A $300,000 federal grant will help automobile industry supplier C & J Tech in Alexander City to expand and create 100 jobs.

  Agriculture damage from Hurricane Michael impacts Wiregrass economy

The impact of agriculture damage from Hurricane Michael is rippling though southeast Alabama’s regional economy. Experts fear if no governmental disaster support is provided, we could see millions of dollars lost and jobs disappear.

  Delivery, transportation apps offer convenience and other advantages

Services like Waitr, Shipt and Lyft use technology to make transportation, ordering a meal and shopping more convenient. The services have also helped businesses and people looking for extra pay.

Houston County businessman dies after cancer battle

Ronnie Harold Brown, the owner and manager of Ronnie's Men's and Boy's Wear, died at age 73.

Long-awaited road, bridge project to help Prattville recruit industry, jobs

Combined commitments of more than $2.3 million by Prattville and Autauga County will make a long-awaited 1.3 mile road and bridge system connecting County Road 4 and Highway 82 a reality.

DOJ approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna merger, with conditions

The $69 billion CVS Health-Aetna deal gets the greenlight from Department of Justice

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to potential stalling problems

2018 Diversity Summit’s official photographer on what ‘diversity’ means to her

Sydney Foster has a thriving photography business, and works as a photographer for Governor Kay Ivey’s office. That’s a position she knows would have been hard for her to land a few decades ago.

  Montgomery Taco Bell opens 8 months after fire

The Taco Bell on Zelda Road in Montgomery reopened Wednesday - eight months after it caught fire.

Waitr expanding into Opelika, Auburn Thursday

Popular food delivery service app Waitr has announced it will expand into Opelika and Auburn.

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Tourism is $1 Million a day business for Montgomery

Tourism in Montgomery rakes in millions of dollars every year, but the daily intake of revenue from people visiting our state's capital may surprise you.

Plan outlines state government’s response to drought conditions

Alabama Drought Management Plan outlines for the first time state government's role in preparing the weekly snapshots of current drought conditions, and it specifies steps to be taken in response to potential drought conditions.

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Cow in Pool (Photos Included)

It took four men, a bunch of rope, and a pickup truck to pull a nearly one thousand pound cow from a swimming pool in Zachary, Louisiana.

Major Credit Agencies Adopt Uniform Credit Scoring System

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion say their new credit scoring system - "VantageScore" - is the result of market demand for a more consistent and objective approach to credit scoring.

Interesting People: Scrushy Attorney Art Leach

People are fascinating and during the government corruption trial in Montgomery, there were plenty of folks to get to know.  The courtroom events have been covered and re-covered; we like to see what else we can find out about who people are and how they've gotten to where they're at.  As Richard Scrushy awaits his fate, we take a look at the man who plays the lead role in defending Mr. Scrushy - Mr. Art Leach.

Les Moore Responds to Jim Parkman Interview

It was a very small part of the interview, but a few words from attorney Jim Parkman, has brought a request that additional information be provided to wsfa.com readers.  Attorney Les Moore, who has worked as an attorney for Richard Scrushy since May 2003, wanted to say a few things in response to my interview with Mr. Parkman.

Drought Forces Early Livestock Sales

As hay supplies dwindle, drought conditions are forcing Alabama cattle producers to sell calves and thin out herds early to avoid further losses.

Shareholders Approve Liberty/Raycom Merger

The shareholders of WSFA parent company Liberty Corporation have voted to approve the merger with Raycom Media, Inc.

Employees may bear more health care costs in 2006

The nation's employers, struggling with surging increases in health insurance costs next year, plan to shift more of the burden to workers.

Government introduces food pyramid for kids

The government hopes a spaceship computer game will help kids eat properly