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  Crenshaw Community Hospital looks to voters for financial boost

Crenshaw Community Hospital leaders hope a new campaign will lead to a “yes” vote by the people of Crenshaw County on Nov. 3.

Montgomery restaurants and bars prepare for gameday

  Alabama farms take beating from Hurricane Sally, farmers predict major crop losses

  Manufacturing company opening first US facility in Montgomery

  Utility pole maker moving to Dadeville

Alabama gives updates on 2 unemployment benefit programs

Alabama giving $300M in CARES Act funds to unemployment

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  Turning passion into profit: 3 young women start Eufaula businesses

  Hyundai’s Montgomery plant running at full capacity

  AL Banker’s Association says state is experiencing coin re-circulation issue, no coin shortage

  Dollar General opens new distribution center in Montgomery

  First-ever countywide chamber of commerce opens in Hayneville

  County Road 12: JJ’s BBQ in Elba named ‘Best Pulled Pork in the State'

Waitr looking to hire 200 drivers in Montgomery

If you are looking for a job in the Montgomery area, Waitr announced it is looking to hire 200 new contract drivers.

  Diapers, clothing among items included in Alabama’s sales tax holiday

Alabama’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is Friday through Sunday.

  Wetumpka full of excitement after HGTV announcement

Excitement abounds as Wetumpka gets prepared to welcome HGTV after last week’s announcement that Wetumpka had been selected for the 2021 series premier of “Home Town Takeover.”

  Local business owners agree amended Safer at Home order should be extended

Some business owners said they believe Ivey made the right decision in choosing to extend the order.

  Pandemic doesn’t stop Georgiana from landing two new businesses

  Memorial Day expected to bring large crowds to Alabama beaches

  Auburn businesses ready for football season

Dillard’s at EastChase to reopen Tuesday

  More retail stores reopening in Montgomery for shoppers

  Businesses react to the updated Safer at Home Order

  City projected to lose $23-$28 million by end of year due to pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has had a large impact on local economy and, in turn, a large impact on the revenue collected in the city of Montgomery.

UAB announces furloughs, salary reduction as school and hospital continue to lose money

The university is announcing limited furloughs of staff who are unable to work effectively off-campus in the current distance learning and remote work model, and UAB Medicine is announcing salary reductions for clinical faculty and staff.

  The Shoppes at EastChase empty after many stores choose not to reopen

When eager shoppers arrived to The Shoppes at EastChase Saturday, they found most stores chose not to reopen.

Blue Bell pleads guilty, agrees to pay $19.35 million for ice cream listeria contamination

Blue Bell will be paying $19.35 million in fines and their former president, Paul Kruse, has been charged with seven felony counts alleging that he attempted to cover up what the company knew about a listeria outbreak in 2015.

As retail stores open, Ala. Dept. of Labor tallies $424M in unemployment benefits

As Alabama enters its safer-at-home order and retail stores reopen, unemployment claims continue to pour into the Department of Labor. Since March 16, $424 million in COVID-19-related benefits have been processed.

  Alabama beaches to reopen Thursday with restrictions

Alabama beaches will soon reopen to visitors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday.

Letter to Gov. Ivey urges ‘flexible approach’ to reopening of state

Mayors of towns in Autauga and Elmore counties have banded together to write joint letter to the governor.

Goodyear closing Alabama plant that employs more than 400

Goodyear is permanently closing a nearly century-old tire plant that employs more than 400 people in Alabama.

$891 billion is on hold, but Alabama’s economy will stand again

The three delays put more than $891 billion in investments on hold.To ensure these delays are just delays and not divorce, Alabama’s political, economic and corporate leaders must pivot their focus.

  Mayor Reed says city’s economy not ready to reopen

Reed made it clear that the city of Montgomery is not ready to reopen at this time.

  Hiring processes slowed due to COVID-19

Job seekers meeting difficulty finding employment due to COVID-19.

  'We’re open’: WSFA 12 News launches website to support local businesses

WSFA 12 News has launched a website to help you find the businesses you need.

Publix offering senior shopping hours Tuesday & Wednesday mornings

Publix is offering special shopping hours for customers age 65 and over.

  Hyundai plant stops production after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama announced Wednesday it was suspending production after a team member tested positive for the COVID-19 illness.

Alabama jobless rate unchanged at 2.7%

Alabama’s unemployment rate remains at a record low 2.7%.

  City orders repairs for popular Old Cloverdale property

The City of Montgomery has ordered repairs for a beloved stretch of Old Cloverdale retail space.

  2 Montgomery bars have business licenses revoked

The Montgomery City Council voted Tuesday night to revoke Club Sky Bar and After 5’s business licenses.

  Mike Barnett, owner of Montgomery’s Patriots Grill, dies

The owner of a new Montgomery restaurant has died at the age of 49.

Colder weather good for Chilton County peach trees

The peach crops in Chilton County are in need of this colder weather.

  New Legacy Pavilion opens Saturday in downtown Montgomery

The Equal Justice Initiative is opening a new welcome center and monument to go alongside the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum.

  Local restaurant farms out of shipping container for fresher produce

The 320 square-foot farm is equipped to grow up to 4 tons of produce a year, according to the manufacturer.

  Demopolis hospital to benefit from property tax increase

Marengo County voters passed a property tax increase that is expected to generate $1 million a year for Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis.

Winn-Dixie to close another Montgomery store

Another Winn-Dixie location in the capital city is closing, Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday.

  Alabama ranked worst state for female entrepreneurs, business owner says she’s thriving

In a stark contrast from a 2019 study by fitsmallbusiness.com which found Alabama to be the 5th best state for women entrepreneurs, in 2020 a follow-up study, Alabama falls to last place.

Nearly $100M wood pellet factory planned in West Alabama

A nearly $100 million factory to produce wood pellets is planned for the west Alabama city of Demopolis.

Montgomery Advertiser president leaving to pursue new opporunities

Montgomery Advertiser President Michael Galvin is leaving to pursue new opportunities, the Advertiser announced Monday.

Costco says $75 coupons are a scam

If you’re on Facebook a lot, chances are you’ve seen Costco coupons circulating this week.

New ‘meat-and-three’ diner open near Maxwell

Mike Barnett has opened Patriots Grill across from the base.

  Travel center, restaurants coming to Exit 38 in Tuskegee

There is a major project underway at Exit 38 off of Interstate 85. It’s considered a gateway to the city of Tuskegee.

  Taste Too opening in downtown Montgomery

A Montgomery restaurant is opening a new location downtown.

  Hyundai’s third major investment comes with a twist

Nothing ever really stands still inside the massive plant, a metaphor behind the latest investment of $292 million in equipment.

Man wanted in high-end purse thefts across Alabama

The Coalition Against Retail Theft is trying to identify a regional shoplifting suspect, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

Alabama hopes to attract European businesses with new office in Germany

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday.

  Mayor: Montgomery hires retail recruitment firm to revitalize business in areas

The city of Montgomery has signed a three-year contract with Buxton, a retail recruitment firm, to help develop business in some areas of the city.

  New hotel open in downtown Montgomery part of booming market

Staybridge Suites has been open for three days and has everything a guest would ever want.

  Log deliveries starting at Abbeville Fiber

Abbeville Fiber has started operations at the new sawmill facility.

  German auto supplier opens first North American facility in Montgomery

The company has invested $41.6 million in the new facility which will employ up to 235 employees.

  New restaurants and stores coming to Eastchase Parkway

If you’ve driven along Eastchase Parkway recently, you’ve probably noticed some construction taking place.

Family-owned furniture store closing after 30 years

Chambers Furniture is closing and holding an everything must go sale.

  New businesses in Eufaula hiring

According to the mayor, the city has either opened, expanded, or broken ground on a dozen new development projects within the last six months.

  New south Ala. food service distribution center to create 80 new jobs

Food and Beverage Distribution Company, Ben E. Keith, plans to open an advanced food service distribution center in the town of New Brockton.

Dealership: Ford asked us to end ads giving buyers shotgun, Bible and flag

An Alabama car dealership that got national attention for its Fourth of July promotion also go the attention of Ford Motor Company. Now, it’s backing off part of its offer.

Retail sales in Alabama are increasing

Retail sales across the country and in Alabama are on the rise.

  Good crop, signature taste: Slocomb tomato farmers feel good about season

Slocomb tomato farmers are boasting good crop with great taste.

Eastchase restaurant closes its doors

The Ruby Tuesday on Eastchase Loop in Montgomery has closed.

Covington Mall in Andalusia getting a facelift

The Covington Mall in Andalusia is getting a much-needed facelift.

  Ivey signs legislation expanding broadband services

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed two pieces of legislation aimed at improving and expanding broadband services across Alabama

  Montgomery sees nearly $1 billion from tourism

The numbers are in and Montgomery is seeing major growth when it come to tourism with travel expenditures near $1 billion.

Tallapoosa County company expands, adds new positions

New jobs are on the way to Tallapoosa County.

  Median home prices soar in one year at Lake Martin

The real estate market on Lake Martin is hot, with the average median price of a waterfront home rising close to 30 percent in just one year.

  New military software development project coming to Montgomery

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, as part of its TechMGM initiative, is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to host a team of military and private sector app developers for a new software development project called BESPIN.

  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.

  Bojangles’ reopens in Montgomery

Fast food restaurant Bojangles’ has returned to Montgomery.

  $15 million investment, new jobs coming to Dadeville

Sejin America announced plans to spend $15 million on new machines and add 36 jobs to the payroll at its Dadeville facility.

  Dallas County partners with AIDT to boost employment

AIDT and Craig Field are partnering to help bring down Dallas County's jobless rate.

Montgomery family-owned, operated retailer set to close

A locally owned and operated retailer, Fleet Feet, announced that it will be closing its storefront in late April, according to co-owner Avery Ainsworth.

  Kay Couture prepares for grand opening, Macy’s debut

A Montgomery woman is making her dreams a reality.

  Mayor Strange reacts to letter sent from Hyundai Electric president

There are now concerns about future expansions at a major employer in Montgomery.