In 1884, teacher and lawyer Adolphus Longshore sensed the need to promote his hometown and created Alexander City’s first newspaper, The Beacon. After changing hands a number of times, the paper was purchased in 1892 by Capt. J.D. Dickson who changed the name to The Outlook. Later, the paper was sold to Mr. Fitz. O. Hooton, who was the sole owner, editor and publisher for more than 20 years.
Boone Newspapers Inc. purchased The Outlook in 1974, and in 1991 Kenneth Boone purchased the paper from Boone Newspapers Inc. The Alexander City Outlook’s parent company is Tallapoosa Publishers Inc., which also publishes a weekly newspaper, The Dadeville Record, and two slick monthly magazines titled Lake Magazine and Lake Martin Living. In 2012, Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. purchased Price Publications Inc., expanding the portfolio to The Wetumpka Herald, The Eclectic Observer, The Tallassee Tribune, Elmore County Living & Gallery of Homes. Kenneth Boone is currently the owner and publisher for all TPI operations in Tallapoosa and Elmore counties.
The Outlook is published five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, with an overage printed free for the community every Wednesday called The Talla-Coosa Advertiser.
548 Cherokee Road, Alexander City, AL 35010
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