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The Fourth of July weekend brings plenty of patriotic festivities and options for the whole family to enjoy. From live music and fireworks to art shows and cornhole tournaments, the holiday celebration offers something for everyone.

Main Street Alexander City wants to show a little love to the community through a free concert July 17 featuring the musicians showcased in the collaborative music video “A Little Love” filmed on Main Street in April.

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Children threw snowballs at each other and went snow tubing at Strand Park during a sunny breeze Saturday afternoon. The imported snow — which was made from 40,000 pounds of ice — was part of Main Street Alexander City and Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department’s first “A Downtown Ch…

It’ll be the same Christmas story many know but with a bit of a twist. This week Alexander City Theatre II (ACT II) is performing John Jakes’ “A Christmas Carol,” which puts its author Charles Dickens in the play.

The Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center has been helping children in Tallapoosa, Chambers and Randolph counties since 1999. The advocacy center tapes forensic interviews of witnesses who are minors in child abuse cases or investigations so if a case goes to court the child doesn’t have to …

Today is one of the largest days for shopping in the year and while commercial retailers opened stores for Black Friday deals Thursday night, there are plenty of area businesses offering their own markdowns today and Saturday.

New store owners and Alexander City natives Sonny and Tara Wilson weren’t sure what to name their new business that sells art and custom metal furnishings. They got it after Sonny asked Tara their address and she said “32 Main.”

It will be an evening of music as the Capitol Sounds Concert Band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Benjamin Russell’s auditorium. Alex City Arts is hosting the Montgomery-based band as part of its 2019-20 season.

Preserving history and bells themselves is former Alexander City resident Thomas Kaufmann’s mission with his new book “Historic Alabama Bells.” Kaufmann’s book published Monday and he wants readers to understand the importance of the preservation of bells.

John Thompson is grinning a bit knowing due to community effort over the last year, more than likely 22 tons of trash will not be picked up again this year for Renew Our Rivers. It’ll be much less, he hopes.

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Lake Martin Pizza Company’s Alexander City location permanently closed Saturday night. The company posted on its Facebook page Saturday it would be its last day of business.

Angela Mullins began working for Uncle Henry 26 years ago, or in many ways it seems like she did, according to the Alexander City native who in February published a faith-based suspense novel by that name — “Working for Uncle Henry.”

Alexander City Theatre II will hold auditions this weekend for the February production of “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” which is a comedy in two acts with parts for five women and three men. The play, which was written by Del Shores, is set in a Texas town in 1986 and focuses on four a…

Some might have thought Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote were having a convention in Alexander City with all the decals and stuffed animals in old MOPAR cars around town. But no, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Dodge Daytona and the Aero Warriors were in town for a reunion.

The 50th anniversary of both the Aero Warrior and Talledega Superspeedway is bringing 230-plus cars to Broad Street in downtown Alexander City on Saturday. And as if that weren’t enough to get residents excited, Main Street Alexander City is revving things up by providing live entertainment …

Broad Street will be filled with vintage Aero Warriors on Saturday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the type of car that forced NASCAR to create a few new rules and the 50th anniversary of the Talladega Superspeedway.

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The inaugural Lake Martin Living Art Walk saw a total of about 200 people on the streets and in and out of downtown Alexander City businesses, some of which were art exhibits while others were People’s Choice voting locations.

Fall celebrations continue next weekend with Alexander City’s 39th Oktoberfest. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.

With 69 entries, the inaugural Lake Martin Living Art Walk is only a week away. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5., downtown Alexander City will come alive with beautiful artwork, live music, merchant specials and tons of fun, followed by an artists’ reception and awards presentation that will i…

Nominations are now being accepted for the spring 2020 Living History Cemetery Tour and Art Show presented by Alexander City Theatre II and Russell Medical Foundation.