Peanut Point’s Dunham loses battle with cancer

A man who founded the Lake Martin hotspot Peanut Point has passed away. Family members say that Louis Dunham, 82, passed away Friday due to ... Read more


City’s forensic audit due to wrap up next week

Alexander City Mayor Charles Shaw said that a forensic audit into checks made out to the city’s Lakewinds Golf Course that were never processed could ... Read more

  1. Horseshoe Bend gets field trip grant funds
  2. Jazz Fest kicks off its 2016 art contest
  3. Former Lyman Ward employee arrested on sex charges

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In advance of election, council-mayor pay debated

Before qualifying for elections in Alexander City begins, the current council must consider any changes to pay for the mayor and council members if they ... Read more

Horseshoe Bend FCCLA celebrates 70 years of service

Horseshoe Bend FCCLA celebrates 70 years of service

Members of the Horseshoe Bend High School FCCLA have been busy this week as they celebrate FCCLA Week. Not only are they celebrating 70 years ... Read more

Lewis honored by Humane Society for work on Patterson animal cruelty case

Lewis honored by Humane Society for work on Patterson animal cruelty case

For the second year in a row, the Humane Society of the United States is recognizing a member of law enforcement from Tallapoosa County. Alabama ... Read more

BRHS Robotics not just about the cool toys

Students in Anthony Hart’s robotics classes at Benjamin Russell High School get to play with a lot of cool toys. They get to tinker with ... Read more

Whatley’s ‘Ava’s Law’ passed by state Senate

A bill sponsored by Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn), which could strengthen the penalty for aggravated child abuse, has been passed by the Senate. Whatley, who ... Read more

  1. Valentine’s event gives chance to rescue shelter pets
  2. Churches take multiple approaches on Ash Wednesday
  3. Attorney seeks delay in McDaniel murder case
  4. BRHS graduation rate dips slightly
  5. Dadeville Council votes to join county in Sunday sales vote
  6. Teacher of the Year Green admits she has a crush on math
  7. Indictments issued in animal cruelty cases
  8. Fishing tournament brought big bucks to local economy
  9. New fire station taking shape in Hackneyville


Benjamin Russell defeats Northridge in season opener

Benjamin Russell defeats Northridge in season opener

After a tight first half, the Benjamin Russell Wildcats pulled away to open the season with a 3-1 win over the Northridge Jaguars on Tuesday ... Read more

  1. Lady Wildcats fall to Lady Jags in opener
  2. Highlights from this year’s Tide recruiting class

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Sign petition for a system with a better chance to succeed

We need to make a change in Alexander City’s government. That’s not a political statement – at least it’s not a statement I make to ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Christianity, and all religions, have varied perspectives

Dear Editor, I am truly saddened by the recent letters from certain so called Christian writers who apparently want to establish a Theocracy.  According to ... Read more


OUR VIEW: Tallapoosa County again proves that it has a big heart

One of the challenges that parents face today is how to encourage their children to get involved. We struggle with illustrating to them just how ... Read more


Bass tournaments to make February a busy time on Lake Martin

Lake Martin will be busy the month of February as it plays host to two different fishing tournaments. The Bassmaster College Series Southern Conference Regional ... Read more