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Despite the uncertainty 2020 has brought, an annual holiday tradition counted on since 1955 is continuing for its 65th year — the NORAD Santa tracker.

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Thanksgiving usually is a day of feasting and the occasional spirited debate — but your gathering will likely be quieter this year. This significant change makes it essential to hold onto what some may view as the most important tradition of all — watching movies.CableTv.com surveyed 1,000 total strangers to see what they think about Thanksgiving movie-watching. And "Forrest Gump" is the winner — in a whopping 27 states, including Alabama."Forrest Gump" is known as an evergreen classic. …

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Goodwater resident and Dadeville native Lastarla Williams is in a baking competition called "The Greatest Baker," and she is seeking votes to help her progress in the competition.Williams won first place in her group and is now in the quarterfinals. She could win a grand prize of $10,000."I finished first in my group and now competing in the quarterfinals," Williams said. "I hope to make it to the semi-finals."Those who would like to participate can vote for her at this link. Williams sa…

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Partly cloudy skies. High 74F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.

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Sunny. High 82F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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CHAMBER PULSE — Strand Sessions, the Lake Martin Young Professionals’ spring and summer monthly concert series, is returning for one more month as part of Sun Festival. Originally scheduled for June then postponed to August, Sun Fest is finally slated to take place Monday, Sept. 28 through S…

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VBR Records of Trussville in partnership with the World Famous Rodeo Club of Dadeville will host country music icon Mickey Gilley on Oct. 3. Gilley, along with nationally acclaimed country artists and songwriter Bobby Luster, will appear live at The Rodeo Club.

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Zazu’s Verandah on the Dadeville Square opened the Tales of Dadeville speaker series Thursday night with Ralph Banks, a Dadeville native with a family history in the area dating back to 1852. Moderated by TPI’s Amy Passaretti, speakers for the free series will share Dadeville’s history on th…

The 2020 football schedules are set for Alabama, Auburn and all other SEC teams, along with COVID-19 attendance guidelines as the conference seeks to have a season in the face of an unending pandemic.

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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.

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.