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“The Reverend”: Burns remembers Maxwell, murders

“The Reverend”: Burns remembers Maxwell, murders

Editor’s note: News earlier this year that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee would publish her second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” in June has brought ... Read more


No meeting scheduled on rental ordinance

The Alexander City City Council has yet to reschedule a work session to discuss a rental property ordinance, an idea that was raised by resident ... Read more

  1. Road work moves to Lee Street Monday
  2. ‘Stand Up’ prayer event tonight at Strand Park
  3. Home Depot honored for its efforts to help area veterans

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Work continues on Masonic Building

The façade of the city’s oldest and most recognizable building has been covered with plywood, but the building’s owner said there is no reason for ... Read more

Kiwanians set for steak dinner and auction Saturday

The Alexander City Kiwanis Club will hold its annual steak dinner and auction Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Tickets are $35 and ... Read more

ACMS students get creative to learn about metric system

The entire science world is based around the metric system but here in the U.S. we have our on system. One foot, 55 miles per ... Read more

Community mourns loss of  AU legend ‘Red’  Phillips

Community mourns loss of AU legend ‘Red’ Phillips

Jim “Red” Phillips, the Alexander City native who co-captained Auburn University’s 1957 national championship football team and earned All-Pro honors three times as a wide ... Read more

Jamie Dark named local Woman of Year

Jamie Dark named local Woman of Year

When Jamie Dark read a newspaper article about a child from Colorado who said he would have gone hungry but for a program that fed ... Read more

  1. City schools adjust lunch prices, grad requirements
  2. Wellborn’s TV fame attracting visitors
  3. Local churches and groups plan services and egg hunts for all in the community
  4. Last call for Sun Festival Art Contest entries
  5. 70 volunteers turn out Saturday for trash pickup
  6. Daviston church cemetery among locations targeted in teen shooting spree
  7. Slapout’s Braden crowned winner of Kowaliga Idol 7
  8. City workers find illegal dump off Rebecca Street
  9. Diane Mitchell named Coosa Woman of Year
  10. LEAD F0RWARD: Chicken Salad Chick founder challenges area women to find their reality
  11. County gets A-plus on 4-year audit
  12. Ousted Camp Hill officers seek damages from town
  13. Carlisle Drug Co. to reopen Saturday
  14. United Way tops campaign fundraising goal
  15. Police capture wanted man after he jumps from window and flees
  16. Meeting on rental ordinance postponed
  17. BRHS students travel to Europe for spring break
  18. State Senate passes Open Meetings Bill
  19. Dadeville Police educate officials on signs of clandestine drug labs
  20. Open records laws designed to make sure that citizens have open access
  21. Inaugural State of the City address provides wealth of information to residents on plans for future
  22. Main Street Poker Walk brings foot traffic downtown
  23. Bill would repair Open Meetings Act damaged by Supreme Court
  24. Two phone scams target area residents


Checklist for hiring next Tide basketball coach

The decision to fire Alabama basketball Coach Anthony Grant should not draw much surprise. Grant was bringing about as much excitement to Coleman Coliseum as ... Read more

  1. Benjamin Russell sweeps Central-Clay, Cleburne County
  2. Dadeville splits at home against Beauregard
  3. Legendary Reeltown Coach Jackie O’Neal retires

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Turning up the volume on Holy Week

This is one of my favorite times of year. The quiet, penitential season of Lent takes a dramatic turn as we begin Holy Week on ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

GOP Senator Ted Cruz is eating crow and getting Obamacare

Dear Editor, Senator Ted Cruz is the Man!! He is in and running. You have to a “mindset” and a reason for running. Mr. Cruz ... Read more


Ringling decision sounds death knell to an era

It was shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday when my day took an ugly turn. That’s when an Associated Press news flash alerted me via my ... Read more


Ukrainian children get American-style Christmas

Christmas came early this year for seven Ukrainian children visiting Lake Martin through Manifold Mercies’ orphan hosting program. The children, all from the town of ... Read more