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Wind Creek Wetumpka opening Tuesday

Wind Creek Wetumpka, a luxury casino and hotel development built on the banks of the Coosa River, will open its doors to the public for the first time Tuesday, Dec. 17, according to a press release from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI).

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6/27/2019

article Alabama Voices: Poarch must return our ancestors to their proper and original resting place
(Alabama) -- In March, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians received accolades for paying funeral and burial expenses for the victims of the Lee County tornadoes. Their...

6/12/2019

article Muskogee Creek Indians file lawsuit
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed a federal lawsuit June 5, demanding that the Poarch Creek Indians return the sacred site known as Hickory Ground to its...

1/15/2018

article Breaking: Jury Overturns Hickory Ground Activist Wayland Gray’s Convictions
(Alabama) -- It took a 12-person jury in Wetumpka, Alabama, less than 45 minutes to decide that Wayland Gray, a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, was wrongly convicted of...

4/12/2016

article 1 charged in Wind Creek Casino shooting
(Alabama) -- A suspect in a shooting that occurred Saturday in a parking deck at Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka has turned himself in. Joseph Terry Grubbs, 52, of Mathews...
article Suspect Arrested in Wind Creek Casino Shooting
(Alabama) -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that occurred Saturday, April 9, and resulted in one man being hospitalized.
article Tribal police make arrest in Wind Creek Casino shooting
(Alabama) -- Tribal police made an arrest in the shooting of a man Saturday in the parking deck at Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka. Joseph Terry Grubbs, 52, of Mathews,...

4/10/2016

article 1 shot in parking deck of Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- An unidentified person was rushed to an area hospital early Saturday morning after being shot inside the Wind Creek Casino parking garage in Wetumpka....

6/22/2015

article Birmingham woman wins $1 million jackpot at Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- On June 18th, one lucky first time visitor to the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel was able to earn a jackpot prize of over $1 million. The casino in Wetumpka...

6/19/2015

press release Alabamian Millionaire Winner at Wetumpka Casino
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) has done it again. Irene, a first time Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka guest, hit a jackpot worth $1,046,368. The win...

3/26/2015

article Tribe Asks To Keep Casino Builder In Desecration Suit
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation on Thursday urged an Alabama federal judge not to let a construction company that allegedly desecrated its sacred burial grounds...

1/21/2015

article Two-Year Legal Battle Ends: Wayland Gray’s Convictions Overturned
(Alabama) -- A two-year legal fight over a Muscogee (Creek) Nation man’s access to his people’s ancient sacred ceremonial land ended recently in a small...

1/14/2015

article Ancient Indian burial ground dispute at Wind Creek Casino set for Wednesday trial
(Alabama) -- A fight between two Indian tribes over the use of a burial site at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka is what led Wayland Gray to drive cross...
article Oklahoma man acquitted in Wind Creek Casino and Hotel ancient burial ground blessing case
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma man who was arrested while attempting to bless a burial ground at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka was acquitted of two misdemeanor...

1/13/2015

article 'They dug up those people for money': Oklahoma man who blessed casino site appealing trespassing conviction
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma Muscogee Creek Nation man who was convicted last year after he tried to bless the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka is seeking...

9/12/2014

article Montgomery man fatally shoots himself during traffic stop near Wetumpka's Wind Creek Casino
(Alabama) -- Alabama State Troopers say a Montgomery man fatally shot himself during a traffic stop Sunday night near Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka.

9/8/2014

article Montgomery man kills himself in front of Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- A Montgomery man took his own life after an Alabama State Trooper conducted a traffic stop around 9 p.m. Sunday near the entrance of Wind Creek Casino in...

9/7/2014

article Man wins $1 million jackpot at Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- For the fourth time in four months, a player has won a more than $1 million jackpot at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, according to Wind Creek...

9/4/2014

article Casino expansion protester’s jury trial moved to later date
(Alabama) -- An appeal in the on-going fight over an Alabama casino expansion has been postponed. On Wednesday morning, Wayland Gray announced on Facebook that his jury...

7/25/2014

article Police seek Creek Casino forgery suspect
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Creek Tribal Police Department continue their search for a woman suspected of forgery at Creek Casino in Wetumpka.

6/13/2014

article Wind Creek Wetumpka earns 4 Diamond status
(Alabama) -- The City of Wetumpka and one of its hotels are now among the state’s elite. Cody Williamson, Wind Creek Wetumpka general manager, announced to a...

4/10/2014

article Mobile kitchen feeds needy in Dothan
(Alabama) -- The “Good to Go” mobile kitchen took its first road trip Thursday, serving smoked chicken, roasted corn on the cob and baked beans to the needy...

4/9/2014

article 20-story hotel joins casino to form Wind Creek Wetumpka project
(Alabama) -- While most people beam with pride when showing off their accomplishments, they usually aren’t showing off 20-story hotels. But that was the expression...
article Luxury on top of the town
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino and Resort opened its palatial hotel for tours by the media Tuesday, giving residents their first look at the world-class...

4/2/2014

article Millbrook and Wetumpka a step closer to Sunday alcohol sales
(Alabama) -- A heated debate took place in the State House today as lawmakers shouted at each other, over alcohol. The debate is over the local sale of alcohol on...

3/31/2014

article Wetumpka businesses weigh costs, benefits of new Indian casino
(Alabama) -- In three months, Solar Nails & Spa in Wetumpka has seen a 10% increase in business. The driving force behind the hike is the new gaming hall at Wind...

12/24/2013

article POMBO: Opening of Casino On Hickory Ground a Day of Shame
(Alabama) -- On December 17, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians celebrated the grand re-opening of its Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka, Alabama. Normally, I would share the...

12/18/2013

article Largest casino in AL opens to thousands in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Alabama's largest casino drew huge crowds on Day 1 of its grand opening along the Coosa River in Wetumpka. Thousands of people stood in line to get...
article Thousands at Wind Creek Wetumpka's opening trying their luck
(Alabama) -- A crowd of hundreds waited outside the front entrance of Wind Creek Wetumpka on Tuesday morning for the chance to try their luck.
article Which has more gambling machines, the Bellagio in Las Vegas or Wind Creek Wetumpka?
(Alabama) -- It doesn’t have blackjack or poker or Celine Dion. But Wind Creek Wetumpka that opened Tuesday has as many electronic gambling machines as major Las...

12/17/2013

article Alabama's largest casino opens in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Hundreds of people lined up Tuesday for the opening of Alabama's largest casino. Jane West of Hoover was near the front of the line at Wind Creek...
article Poarch Creeks to open new Wetumpka casino today
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians today will open a new casino with 2,520 electronic bingo machines on tribal land in Wetumpka. The casino, named Wind Creek...
article Should state take the gambling bet? (Press-Register Sound Off)
(Alabama) -- Let the gamblers play: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians opened up a new casino in Wetumpka today, and people are lined up for blocks to get in. If this many...
article Wind Creek Wetumpka casino packs in customers on opening day
(Alabama) -- The line to get into Alabama’s newest and largest casino started forming three hours ahead of opening. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuted their...

12/16/2013

article Wetumpka Prepares For Casino Traffic
(Alabama) -- The newly-expanded Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka opens Tuesday and some people worry that traffic will be a problem.
article Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel and Casino opens
(Alabama) -- Chef Paul Norton was pulled to the side last Thursday afternoon and asked where the spoons for the ice cream are. Norton turned to team member Herbert Tesh...
article Wind Creek Wetumpka opening Tuesday
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Wetumpka, a luxury casino and hotel development built on the banks of the Coosa River, will open its doors to the public for the first time...

12/14/2013

article High traffic volume expected for casino opening
(Alabama) -- Travelers on U.S. Highway 231 in Wetumpka are advised to expect heavy traffic and congestion beginning Tuesday and continuing for the following four or five...
press release Wind Creek Wetumpka Readies to Open Tuesday
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Wetumpka, a luxury casino and hotel development built on the banks of the stunningly beautiful Coosa River, will open its doors to the public for...

12/3/2013

article Contract with casino will fund Wetumpka Fire Dept.
(Alabama) -- The Wetumpka Fire Department is about to roll into something new and the fire chief couldn't be more excited. "I am excited, but time is running...

10/25/2013

article Poarch Creeks set to open Wetumpka casino with 2,520 gambling machines
(Alabama) -- Next to a 20-story hotel overlooking the Coosa River in the heart of old Wetumpka, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in less than two months will open a...
article Wetumpka hotel, casino will be Alabama's largest
(Alabama) -- Alabama’s largest casino project, the 17-story Wind Creek Atmore, will soon be eclipsed by the 20-story Wind Creek Wetumpka.

10/23/2013

article Wetumpka casino just days away from opening
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Creek Indians' new casino in Wetumpka is just days away from opening with the addition of the hotel coming in early 2014.

10/6/2013

article 1,600-plus look to hit job jackpot with PCI Gaming
(Alabama) -- Cody Williamson knew he could be looking at a long day Wednesday when Poarch Creek Indian Gaming held its job fair at the Wetumpka Civic Center.

10/2/2013

article 1000+ line up for job positions at new casino in Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Under a blazing sun hundreds turned out long before the doors opened at the Wetumpka Civic Center for a chance to land a job at the Poarch Creek Indian...

10/1/2013

article Police chief: South Main traffic jam possible
(Alabama) -- Traffic is expected to be heavy Wednesday on South Main Street near the Wetumpka Civic Center. From 12 to 9 p.m. Poarch Creek Indian Gaming will host a job...

9/23/2013

article Poarch Creeks to open $246M casino expansion in December
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will debut a $246 million casino expansion to the public on December 17. The tribe is upgrading the Creek Casino...

9/22/2013

article ‘We have a lot of jobs to fill’
(Alabama) -- Cody Williamson is eagerly awaiting the hundreds if not thousands of applications to come on Oct. 2. Williamson, general manager for Wind Creek Wetumpka, is...

9/17/2013

article Poarch Creeks looking to hire 500 as part of casino expansion
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will be hosting a casino job fair on October 2. The tribe plans to hire 500 full-time and part-time workers as...

8/23/2013

article Hickory Ground's Wayland Gray Found Guilty Ignoring His Constitutional Rights
(Alabama) -- Hickory Ground's spearhead, Wayland Gray, was found guilty yesterday by a district court in Wetumpka, Alabama of misdemeanor charges of trespassing and...
article Muscogee Creek protester found guilty in Elmore County court
(Alabama) -- A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation was found guilty Thursday of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct following a February incident at the Creek...
article Oklahoma tribe protester Wayland Gray found guilty in Poarch Creek casino trespassing case
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma Muscogee Creek Nation man was found guilty Thursday of trespassing and disorderly conduct on a Poarch Creek Band casino site in Wetumpka,...

8/22/2013

article Member of OK Indian tribe guilty in Creek Casino case
(Oklahoma) -- Guilty! An Elmore County district judge has convicted Wayland Gray of Oklahoma. Gray is a member of the Muskogee Indian tribe, and earlier this year Mr....

7/28/2013

article Raising the stakes: Legal fight over casinos continues
(Alabama) -- Sides are being taken in the state of Alabama’s court battle to shut down electronic gaming machines at the three Poarch Creek casinos in the state,...

7/27/2013

article Ala. casino construction nearing completion
(Alabama) -- Early next year, residents and visitors of Wetumpka not only will be able to gaze at a towering hotel standing tall over the city's downtown area, they...

7/24/2013

article Construction on Wind Creek Wetumpka casino and hotel nears completion
(Alabama) -- Early next year, residents and visitors of Wetumpka not only will be able to gaze at a towering hotel standing tall over the city’s downtown area,...

7/21/2013

article Construction on Wind Creek Wetumpka casino and hotel nears completion
(Alabama) -- Early next year, residents and visitors of Wetumpka not only will be able to gaze at a towering hotel standing tall over the city’s downtown area,...

6/19/2013

article Charges dropped against 3 protesters at Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- Charges against three members of the Muscogee Creek Nation accused of trespassing in February at the Creek Casino site in Wetumpka were dropped Tuesday in...
article Muscogee Man Rejects Plea Bargain in Hickory Ground Case
(Alabama) -- Trespassing charges have been dropped against three sacred land activists who tried to pray at the Hickory Ground ceremonial site in Wetumpka, Alabama last...

6/18/2013

article Muscogee Creeks speak out concerning Wetumpka casino
(Alabama) -- Members of the Muscogee Creek Nation stood outside the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery on Tuesday as three of their members had misdemeanor charges dropped...
article Trespassing charges dropped for Creek Casino protesters
(Alabama) -- The charges against four Muscogee Creek Indians accused of trespassing on the Creek Casino Construction site in Wetumpka have been dropped.

6/17/2013

article Hickory Ground Sacred Land Activists to Appear in Court Tuesday
(Alabama) -- When Wayland Gray and three other sacred land activists show up for a court hearing in Wetumpka, Alabama, on June 18, they won’t be alone. A busload...
press release Muscogee Creek Delegation Travels to Wetumpka Alabama for Court Hearing
(Alabama) -- Approximately 40 members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are traveling from Oklahoma to Alabama to attend a court hearing for men who were arrested...

6/3/2013

article Sen. Taylor's amendments stall bills on draft beer, Sunday sales for Wetumpka
(Alabama) -- Wetumpka residents will not have the opportunity to vote on draft beer or Sunday alcohol sales after a state senator added amendments targeted at local...

5/7/2013

article Grand Jury Discards Terrorist Charge Against Hickory Ground Protester
(Alabama) -- An Alabama Grand Jury has tossed out a terrorism charge brought by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians against a Muscogee Nation citizen and reduced it to...

3/28/2013

press release Native Americans Rally to Save Hickory Ground at NIGA Conference
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Native American sacred lands activists from throughout the country, including O’odham, Navajo and Havasupai and Muscogee...

2/20/2013

article Creek Nation member jailed for prayer service at Alabama casino site is freed
(Alabama) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation member was released from jail this week after trying to conduct a prayer service at a controversial Alabama casino construction...
article Wetumpka casino protester to be freed from jail
(Alabama) -- An Oklahoma representative of the Muscogee Creek Nation arrived in Montgomery on Tuesday, announcing he would be taking home a protester accused of making...

2/19/2013

article Editorial: Wetumpka, Elmore Co. officials study Wind Creek project - Big casino will change area
(Alabama) -- Wind Creek Wetumpka, the expanded casino and hotel project by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, is certain to change the small city with which it shares a...
article Creek Nation chief vows to return to Oklahoma Tuesday with arrested man
(Alabama) -- The principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation said Tuesday afternoon that he expects to return to Oklahoma "this evening" with a member...
article Effort under way to raise bond for protestor of Creek casino
(Alabama) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger held a press conference at the Montgomery Federal Courthouse to discuss the situation surrounding a man...

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