ACRIP road work in full swing

ACRIP road work in full swing

When Alexander City Public Works Director Gerard Brewer told the city council April 18, that paving contractors were ready to start immediately he wasn’t kidding. ... Read more


Dadeville Police investigate armed robbery at Family Dollar

Dadeville Police Chief David Barbour confirmed Friday morning that the department is investigating an armed robbery that happened late Thursday night at the Dadeville Family ... Read more

  1. Mayor-Goss altercation caught on body cam
  2. Alexander City’s live music Strand Sessions set for summer
  3. City school chief cites long-term facilities need

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Area cancer survivors celebrate with dinner

Area cancer survivors and patients currently in treatment will be the stars of the show when UAB Medicine-Cancer Center at Russell Medical Center hosts a ... Read more

Arrest make in theft from volunteer fire department

Arrest make in theft from volunteer fire department

An Alexander City man has been arrested on allegations that he was involved in the burglary and theft from the Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department. Tallapoosa ... Read more

Area showed resilience after 2011 tornado

Five years ago, the Lake Martin Community was waking up to incredible devastation caused by a tornado that ripped through a path from just north ... Read more

Students get hands wet at Water Festival

Students get hands wet at Water Festival

The poster that volunteer Vicki Campbell was using to illustrate the water cycle at the 2016 Tallapoosa County Water Festival didn’t show anything like the ... Read more

Drug take back event set for Saturday

The Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership is once again teaming up with area law enforcement to offer a safe way to dispose of old, unwanted ... Read more

  1. Relay set to ‘Paint the Town Purple’
  2. OUR VIEW: Post-meeting fight gives city a black eye
  3. REMEMBERING APRIL 27, 2011: Community responded to assist those in need
  4. CACC, Troy sign reverse transfer agreement
  5. Habitat for Humanity receives donation to build its 16th home
  6. Mayor Charles Shaw and his wife arrested and released on assault charges
  7. County-Wide Clean Up draws sweeping numbers
  8. State Auditor investigating complaint over city issues
  9. New Site utility customers see payment changes


Lady Wildcats to open postseason at Opelika

Lady Wildcats to open postseason at Opelika

Playoff time has arrived for the Benjamin Russell Lady Wildcats. The Lady Wildcats (10-9-1) will hit the road on Saturday to face Opelika at 11 ... Read more

  1. Dadeville falls, Nolen retires
  2. Wildcats finish second at Sectionals, advance to Sub-State
  3. Alex City native Ronnie Stacy signs with Oregon State

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OUR VIEW: Stop pointing fingers and fix city’s financial mess

A physical altercation between Alexander City elected officials and subsequent arrests has been fodder for newspapers, websites, cartoonists and talk show hosts across the country and ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

It’s time for leaders with spiritual conviction

Dear Editor, In NASCAR, it’s called “silly” season, when rumors of drivers leaving one racing team for another, or shop talk escalates about a driver ... 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


‘Florida Gang’ continues tradition of camping at Wind Creek

For almost four decades Papa and Nanny King went camping bringing along family and friends. This week, that legacy is visiting Wind Creek State Park ... Read more