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City Leaders Aim to Transform Downtown Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Selma is working to improve the quality of life for residents. And support economic growth and tourism — by transforming its downtown. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. And that’s the strategy city leaders are using — to try and transform downtown Selma. “As we know about…

Main Street Alabama Resource Team Visits Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Demopolis is working to revitalize it’s downtown area. The city became a Main Street Alabama community earlier this year. A Resource Team from Main Street Alabama takes a 3-day deep dive into the Demopolis community this week. The Main Street program uses a four-point approach — that includes — organization — design…

Montgomery’s Third Food Truck Friday Happening August 28th

Food Truck Friday is back on August 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rotary Park and Montgomery Plaza. Vendors at Rotary Park include: Brewster’s Ice Cream Food Truck; Potz & Panz Gourmet Café & Catering; Pops & Sons Food Truck; Healthy Pets onsite vendor. Vendors at Montgomery Plaza include: Drive-by Tacos Food Truck Wharf Casual Seafood Food Truck…

Food Truck Fridays Returns August 21st in Montgomery

Food Truck Fridays returns in Montgomery this Friday, August 21st. Local food truck vendors will set up shop Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Montgomery’s Rotary Park and nearby Montgomery Plaza. This is the second event of the year, and the City of Montgomery will welcome a new co-sponsor, the Montgomery Biscuits. As a sponsor, the Montgomery Biscuits…

Wetumpka Tornado: Then and Now

On January 19th an EF-2 Tornado tore through downtown Wetumpka. Alabama News Network was among the first crews on the scene. What we saw was hard to describe. Destruction was everywhere. Powerpoles were snapped like toothpicks. Homes, businesses, and churches were destroyed. Trees were strewn across almost every major street on the west side of Bibb-Graves bridge, and almost all…

Daiquiri Bar In Downtown Montgomery Asks For Help To Stay Open

Candy Capel, the “CC” of CC’s daiquiris, says the city’s recent suspension of open alcohol containers in downtown’s entertainment district has been bad news for her business.”Because many of them just turn around and leave now when they in out they cant walk around in their drinks” she explained. The ordinance suspension went into effect January 1st. The ban did…

Robbery Suspects Caught in the Act by Selma Police

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police say two suspects have been arrested after they’re caught in the act of robbery by an undercover officer. Twenty-five year old David Carter and 24 year old Derrick Posey are both behind bars on a million dollars bond each. Police say the two were spotted at an ATM with a third person, who…