Investigators probe discovery of mutilated dog

Investigators probe discovery of mutilated dog

The Tallapoosa Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Friday discovery of a badly decomposed dog on a dirt road near Hackneyville. Portia Sanford was driving along ... Read more


Local schools weigh in as state education budget is approved

With the Alabama Legislature passing a $5.9 billion education budget on Tuesday that included $49.6 million in additional funds aimed directly at classroom needs, city ... Read more

  1. Masonic Building taking on new look, with eye towards history
  2. Thunderstorms creating some issues in the area
  3. Eclectic murder suspect hit with additional charges

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Resident uses air horns to battle buzzards

Apparently, there are buzzard seasons in the Alexander City area. No, not times aside for hunting them. In fact, it’s illegal to kill a buzzard, ... Read more

County posts best jobless numbers in seven years

Tallapoosa County got good news on the job front in April, with the unemployment level dropping to 5.7 percent in the county. The numbers continue ... Read more

Gordon in as new CEO at Wellborn

David Gordon has been named president and CEO of Wellborn Forest Products. Participating with private equity owner Linsalata Capital Partners, Gordon will oversee all functions ... Read more

County schools honor 20 retirees

County schools honor 20 retirees

One message was shared by all 20 retirees at the Tallapoosa County Board of Education retiree luncheon Wednesday – they are looking forward to the ... Read more

Former AU coach Pat Dye says tax hike and Poarch deal not the answer

Letter to the Editor:  I have something that has been weighing heavily on my mind and my heart these last few weeks: the Alabama budget ... Read more

  1. ‘A great day for Alex City’ as Korens picks area for new plant
  2. RMC gets donations for new arrivals
  3. Announcement on new industry set today
  4. Businesses report increased weekend sales
  5. County schools handle several staffing issues
  6. Three charged in New Site meth possession case
  7. Eclectic man killed in ATV accident
  8. Auburn man arrested for selling date rape drug
  9. Weekend remains relatively safe, quiet
  10. Area pays tribute to fallen heroes
  11. Fallen soldiers remembered at Bill Nichols Veterans Home
  12. Alexander City Schools honors 19 retiring educators
  13. Holiday means good times for local businesses
  14. Dadeville High student’s video judged one of Alabama’s best
  15. Tuggle anxious to see what Senate has in store for budget
  16. Memorial Day tributes planned in the area
  17. Disaster drills at CACC help agencies prepare for the worst
  18. Rental ordinance back on the radar as work session set
  19. Archer: New marriage contract bill not needed
  20. Alex City man facing attempted murder charge in Troy
  21. RXRFest kicks off tonight with music and fun
  22. Camp Hill owes IRS $100,000, had accounts frozen
  23. Wellborn buys 1970 Cuda, bringing an old favorite home
  24. Wilkinson looks back as Benjamin Russell prepares to award 210 diplomas


2015 All-Outlook Baseball Team

The 2015 season was an exciting one for Tallapoosa County, with three of the four high schools in the county making it into the postseason. ... Read more

  1. College softball fever taking the state of Alabama by storm
  2. The Ridge Marina, Team Russell Marine to host annual Wake and Surf Clinic
  3. Dadeville’s White among 56 coaches calling for return of UAB football

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My school of hard knocks graduation speech

In the last few days I have been blessed to hear several of the leaders of the Class of 2015 deliver speeches at graduation ceremonies. ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

What happened with the parking at Benjamin Russell graduation?

Dear Editor, I don’t think I am the only person affected by the traffic and parking situation at graduation for Benjamin Russell High School on ... 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


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