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Dallas County Sees Tourism Growth

From the West Alabama Newsroom - Dallas County has experienced growth in tourism over the past year. The Alabama Tourism Department announced visitors to Dallas County in 2018 spent $76 million and were responsible for 1,028 jobs, a 7.1% increase…

Parking Lots Fill Up with New Cars From Alabama Auto Plant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Parking lots have been filling up with scores of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that thousands of the vehicles are showing up in parking lots across west and central Alabama. Officials with…

Two Local Airports to Get Millions of Dollars in Improvements

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has announced that two airports in our area as well as three others in the state will get $20.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Franklin Field in Union Springs is scheduled to receive…

Norah O'Donnell to Become Anchor of "CBS Evening News"

Norah O'Donnell will take over as anchor of the CBS Evening News this summer. It's one of many changes CBS is making in its news division under new CBS News President and Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. The CBS Evening…

Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic Opens in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Access to healthcare has been on the decline in rural communities -- but one Dallas County community is bucking the trend. A Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic opened up Friday morning in Orrville.…

Selma Fire Chief Resigns, Search for New Chief Begins

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Selma is looking for a new chief to take over the reigns at the fire department after the Fire Chief Toney Stephens suddenly resigns. Council President Corey Bowie says Stephens cited "a…

Changes on the Way at Dallas Co. Courthouse

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dallas County officials are making improvements to the county courthouse -- and the courthouse annex -- to make them more safe and secure. Officials are planning to install metal…

Storm Causes Damage to Perry Co. Home

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Perry County family is picking up the pieces and counting their blessings -- after a powerful storm rips part of the roof -- right off their…

Alabama Power Reports Scattered Power Outages

Alabama Power is reporting scattered power outages across Central, West and South Alabama. At 8AM, Alabama Power says there are approximately 4,350 customers are without service. The following is a quick rundown of outages by county location: Tallapoosa County -…

Gordonville Opens New Municipal Complex

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The town of Gordonville has a new municipal complex. Town officials opened it up to the public for the first time Friday afternoon. Residents packed the grand opening ceremony at the new facility. Mayor Orbuty…

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