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When Hurricane Sally swept through Alabama, Lake Martin’s Southern neighbors took the brunt of her hit. Due to the high volume of wreckage, sunken boats and massive debris, Tallapoosa County resident Chad Gilliland’s company Backwater Marine Towing and Salvage was called to service.

The term “to protect and to serve” was coined in 1955 and has become the official motto of the police academy. To show honor and respect for this service, a Back the Blue event was held at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse on Thursday morning.

Boats, dogs, computers, wireless internet and pickleball courts may sound like toys but City of Alexander City employees said they are needed to serve residents better.

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Alexander City, AL

Right Now
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Feels Like: 72°
  • Heat Index: 72°
  • Wind: 1 mph
  • Wind Chill: 72°
  • UV Index: 7 High
  • Sunrise: 06:36:30 AM
  • Sunset: 06:31:48 PM
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High 81F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.


Thunderstorms. Low 57F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.


Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Sales: According to the Alabama Association of Realtors, August home sales in the state increased 9% year-over-year from 6,317 to 6,884 closed transactions. Sales decreased 10.8% from July and are now up 7% year-to-date. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, however, declining sales …

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Tallapoosa County organized a Back the Blue event at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse to show appreciation for its area law enforcement and first responders. Officers and elected officials from across Tallapoosa County came to show support, receive recognition and sign the police pledge. Rep…

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An out-of-town roofing contractor will not have to serve jail time for dumping shingles across Tallapoosa County if he follows his guilty plea agreement.

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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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Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Dadeville mayoral debate set for Monday has been canceled. The debate had been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Dadeville High School with a professional moderator lined up to assist.

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Tallapoosa County keeps working its way closer to the championship goal for the Alabama Census Bowl by winning against Russell County in Round 2. Tallapoosa County is among the top four counties to receive the highest signup increase this week for the U.S. Census at a .5% increase. That leav…

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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.