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Wetumpka Residents & Leaders React to HGTV’s Home Town Takeover

On Sunday, May 2, HGTV’s first episode of the six part series of Wetumpka’s Home Town Takeover aired, and residents say they loved it! Wetumpka residents say finally getting to see it all come to life after months of the camera crews and construction was worthwhile. “I think HGTV coming here is only going to help with tourism,” said Village Artist,…

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…

River Region Leaders Sign Military Appreciation Week Proclamation

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, the City of Montgomery and officials are showing their appreciation all week. On Monday, Nov. 9, Mayor Steven Reed joined the mayors of Millbrook, Prattville, Pike Road, Tallassee, and Wetumpka for the annual Military Appreciation Week Proclamation Signing. Officials say the proclamation is a way for residents to show their appreciation…

Nursing Home Mothers, Grandmothers Honored with Drive-Thru Car Parade

Elmore County community members spread some Mother’s Day love to the elderly residents living in a nursing home Sunday morning. “They raised us. They’re our moms. They’re everything to us in there, so we want to say hello and we love you,” organizer Pam Breedlove said. It had been weeks since the mothers and grandmothers at Wetumpka Health and Rehabilitation…

ON THE SCENE: Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis Describes Tornado Damage

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis was Live on Alabama News Network this afternoon to describe his first-hand account of seeing the tornado damage in his city. As of that time, he says there were no reports of major injuries from the storm.  That’s despite the destruction of several homes. In addition, First Baptist Church received extensive damage while the First Presbyterian…