Celebrating Independence – Lake Martin Style

Celebrating Independence – Lake Martin Style

Publisher Kenneth Boone captured some incredible images from today’s events at the lake, From the boat parade to fireworks over the water, no one let the ... Read more


School drug test policy draws positive feedback

Alexander City Schools Superintendent Darrell Cooper hasn’t heard any negative backlash from the drug policy for certain students that the Alex City school board unanimously ... Read more

  1. County GOP seeks redo on sales tax vote
  2. Area boasts a wealth of Independence Day events
  3. Dream of owning home coming true for local woman

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ALEA AIMING FOR SAFE HOLIDAY: Patrols will be out in force on roads and water

ALEA AIMING FOR SAFE HOLIDAY: Patrols will be out in force on roads and water

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend coming up, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency wants the public to know that law enforcement will be out ... Read more

Council says city pay hikes ‘not handled right’ and called ‘good ol’ boy system’

Council says city pay hikes ‘not handled right’ and called ‘good ol’ boy system’

Pay increases for some Alexander City city employees were not handled according to proper procedure and the city council will take steps to either legitimize ... Read more

Dadeville loses community and business leader Laeman Butcher

Dadeville loses community and business leader Laeman Butcher

Dadeville has lost a longtime community and business leader as Laeman Butcher passed away Monday night at East Alabama Medical Center. Butcher, 81, owned and ... Read more

Strange to appeal ruling on VictoryLand

By Griffin Pritchard / The Tallassee Tribune The celebration in Shorter was short-lived after Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy, as Attorney General Luther Strange announced ... Read more

Council to continue pay discussion

Tonight’s Alexander City City Council work session on wages and salaries has been moved to the council chambers on the third floor of the Criminal ... Read more

  1. Archer says he will follow ‘law of the land’ despite Moore’s stand on same-sex marriage
  2. Circuit Clerk Craddock makes switch to Republican Party
  3. Dadeville Chamber calls 2015 Lake Fest a success
  4. Boat captain spots object that ‘looked like a 747 on fire in the sky’
  5. Fond memories to be found in remaining country stores
  6. Meacham named Chamber VP of biz development
  7. How can Alex City change its government?
  8. Who will be downtown’s Missing Piece? Coffee Corner, ACT II or Upcycle? You decide
  9. Court: Same-sex marriage legal in all states, even Alabama
  10. Meeting to further discuss city pay issues set for Tuesday
  11. Court upholds Affordable Healthcare Act
  12. Judge rules to dismiss State’s case against VictoryLand
  13. Dadeville Chamber preparing for its second Lake Fest
  14. More questions arise on city pay
  15. Sun Festival Band Battle lineup includes local and regional favorites
  16. 4-Her’s kayak down Sandy Creek
  17. Spann keeps kids engaged at Brainiac Boot Camp Wednesday
  18. Officials continue to investigate Tuesday’s Highway 22 crash
  19. Officials warn of exposure to heat
  20. Officials say bear sightings declining
  21. ALEA joins national partners in Operation Dry Water
  22. Boys and Girls Club one step closer for Camp Hill
  23. Letter warns two council members to ‘BE CAREFUL’ on pay issue
  24. Officials continue to investigate fatal boat crash


Lakewinds PGA Junior League hosting championships next week, continues growth

Next week, Lakewinds Golf Course will crown the champions of its youth golf league. Starting Wednesday, Lakewinds will host the championships of the fourth year ... Read more

  1. America, it’s time to embrace the beautiful game
  2. Registration opens for Sun Festival’s Third Annual Glow Run
  3. Tickets on sale for BRHS QB Club annual steak dinner fundraiser

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It’s time for city manager system in Alexander City

I first wrote about why Alexander City needs to adopt a council-city manager form of local government six years ago, but this week seems like ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Anti-gun liberals using ‘the same old line’ after shootings

Dear Editor,  I would like to start this rebuttal by praising Ms. Moten for her most inspirational editorial. Ms. Moten was absolutely spot on. With ... Read more


OUR VIEW: Good time to explore change

I t looks and sounds like the idea of revisiting a city council-city manager form of government in Alexander City is getting lots of positive ... Read more


HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA? MainStreet sponsors business competition to turn ‘entrepreneurial visions into realities’

If you have an idea for a business that proves to be the right fit for downtown Alexander City, but just need some help getting ... Read more