WVAS Local News
Is the VictoryLand Casino Complex in Macon County preparing to reopen?
An attorney for owner Milton McGregor confirmed that VictoryLand has begun taking applications. Tuskegee mayor-elect Johnny Ford tells WVAS News he believes this week's announcement that a court settlement between the casino and charities will pave the way for VictoryLand to reopen before the end of the year.
Voting in Uniontown in Tuesday's municipal election has raised questions after there were more registered voters than the town's listed population. Uniontown has a population of 1, 775 according to the 2010 census. But the Perry County board of registrars says there are 2, 587 registered voters in the town. The Republican leadership in the state legislature said Thursday that the alleged voting irregularities in Uniontown are proof that Alabama needs a voter ID law. The law goes into effect in 2014.
The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive safely in their travels over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The department is limiting roadwork over the holiday period and eliminating any temporary lane closures on the interstates. Transportation Department spokesperson Rebecca Leigh White says drivers should use extreme caution through work zones, even when workers aren't present.
A historic marker is now in place at a Montgomery library branch to honor the memory of Bertha Pleasant Williams. At a ceremony Thursday, Mayor Todd Strange joined others at the Bertha Pleasant Williams library on Rosa Parks Avenue.
A federal judge in Montgomery has given former Governor Don Siegelman permission to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, next week to attend the Democratic National Convention. The convention is a week before Siegelman is to report to a federal prison in Louisiana to finish his 78-month sentence. Siegelman plans to lobby at the convention for President Obama to grant his request for clemency.
The largest gym in Alabama is a sponsor of Jazz on the Grass. On Monday, September 3rd at 11 a.m. several groups will perform at the day long concert. Jim McCrory is a trainer at Montgomery's All Fit who said WVAS listeners encouraged them to support the event. Jazz on the Grass will be held at the Rolling Hills Estates on Trotman Road in the town of Pike Road. Tickets are $15 dollars in advance, $20 dollars at the gates, children 12 and under are one dollar. For more information call (334) 229-4708.