Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:49:23 GMT
A teenager was killed and a second was arrested on DUI charges in an overnight accident, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Investigators say a BMW being driven by 18-year-old Cameron StringfellowMore >>
A teenager was killed and a second was arrested on DUI charges in an overnight accident, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.More >>
Authorities said a 51-year-old man was taken into custody after assaulting someone and then resisting arrest early Friday morning. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Daniel Bridges of TickfawMore >>
Authorities said a 51-year-old man was taken into custody after assaulting someone and then resisting arrest early Friday morning.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -
Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford is presenting some lofty goals to his constituents after they returned him to office. Tuesday, Ford held a news conference to lay out plans for his administration. Reopening Victoryland is just one of the bullet points on his list of goals.
Ford said he had several changes in mind when it comes to city infrastructure and development, along with restoring Victoryland gaming center in Shorter. The center, once the largest employer in Macon County, closed due legal threats by the state to stop using electronic gaming machines.
Ford wants to pay off the city's nearly $4 million debt, lower utility rates and repair city streets. That would include raising the city's sales tax to pay for the work.
Ford also wants to build a commercial and shopping complex off Interstate 85, open a full-time parks and recreation department for the city, relocate the police department and clean up dilapidated neighborhoods. Also on the list, improving the city's relationship with Tuskegee University.
The most urgent matter, according to Ford, is getting Victoryland back up and running. "What we have to do as a community is say to [Attorney General] Luther Strange...GreeneTrack is up and running. He has not bothered GreeneTrack, and yet he has done everything to protect them and he's made threats against Victoryland to try to discourage them from reopening again." Ford said he believes that is wrong.
As for city governance, Mayor Ford said he'd also like to set up a municipal election to let citizens determine the future for of Tuskegee's city government, whether that's a city manager or a mayor council form of government.