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Shutdowns for Kia and Hyundai have been announced and will impact manufacturing in Tallapoosa and Coosa counties. The cause is both the coronavirus crisis and large line change outs. Kwung Sung, SL Alabama Sejin, and Korens will be closed until April 7.

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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

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Alabama has issued a new public health order as of Friday morning to close more “non-essential” businesses effective 5 p.m Saturday. The order will be in place through April 17.

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Beyond Home Health has the delicate balance of protecting their elderly clients from exposure but the company provides reliable companions to assist with daily living. Owner Kelly Adams said employees are continuing to see patients in their homes but taking extra precautions and following Ce…

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On Tuesday, the Alabama Dental Association sent general dentists new protocol guidelines to follow in response to the growing concern about the coronavirus. Within these new guidelines the Alabama Department of Public Health recommends all dental practices to cease any non-urgent dentistry w…

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The owners of Dye Pirates in Dadeville are actively paying it forward and encouraging others to do the same by offering free supplies to anyone who needs them.

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There was a huge jump in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Alabama Department of Health, which is now reporting four confirmed cases in Tallapoosa County.Across the state, there are now 386 confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, with 2,812 tested. Although the latest numbers sho…

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With the concerns growing regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which said Sunday to limit gatherings to 50 and under for eight weeks, Alexander City businesses and organizations are following suit.

Out-of-town tags have started to appear in Tallapoosa County even as the coronavirus numbers continue to rise across Alabama and homes on the shores of Lake Martin are coming out of winter hibernation.

Concerns for COVID-19 have come into play as costs for New Site’s health clinic rise. The New Site Town Council recently accepted a $757,766 bid from Alexander City contractor AAA General Contractors.

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Alexander City Mayor Tommy Spraggins announced Tuesday the city will not disconnect utility services such as water, sewer, electric gas and garbage due to late payments. Also all charges relating to penalties for late payments will be waived until further notice.

People around the country are stocking up on necessities, so it’s no surprise local grocery stores’ sales have skyrocketed the last few weeks as people worry about having the essentials while potentially being isolated at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The number of positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus has increased to 215 confirmed cases statewide. As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, numbers still show one confirmed case in Tallapoosa County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Only county employees will be allowed in the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville and the Courthouse Annex in Alexander City until further notice.

Although Alexander City Schools and Tallapoosa County Schools are closed until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus, superintendents Dr. Keith Lankford and Joe Windle are doing everything in their power to ensure as few jobs and incomes as possible are lost.