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New Seafood Restaurant Coming to Wetumpka

Wetumpka will soon get a new seafood restaurant. Wharf Casual Seafood has purchased the Shoney’s restaurant property on U.S. Highway 231 and will begin converting it into its latest location. Wharf Casual Seafood has worked with Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis and the Wetumpka City Council over the last two years to bring this together, according to a company statement. The Wetumpka…

Man Killed in Elmore County Crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a man from Oregon has been killed in a wreck in Elmore County. State troopers say 31-year-old Kevin Mara of McMinnville, Oregon, was killed at around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say he was a passenger in a car that left the road and hit a fence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They…

Wetumpka Rings In 2020 with Meteor Drop

People in Wetumpka rang in 2020 with a New Year’s tradition — the annual meteor drop. It’s a tradition that started in 1987. The meteor drop commemorates the meteor which hit the area about 83 million years ago. The impact left a crater that’s nearly five miles wide. Besides the meteor drop, people enjoyed live music, food and a fireworks…