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Benjamin Russell was put on a brief soft lockdown Friday morning after police executed a narcotics search at a residence on Joseph Street near Caldwell Electronics, according to the Alexander City Police Department.

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Although the organization is not located in Lake Martin Area United Way’s coverage area of Tallapoosa and Coosa counties, The Learning Tree of Tallasee’s homes in Tallapoosa County benefit financially from the group.

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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.

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At the far northern end of Lake Martin near Jacksons Gap sits the Easterseals Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). A year-round camp designed for people with disabilities and health impairments, Camp ASCCA offers exciting programs and activities for those who attend a…

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Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford will ask for the formation of a committee to ensure stakeholders have the correct information on how the funds from a 1-cent sales tax are used, starting with planning construction.

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday she has lung cancer and will soon begin a series of radiation treatments.

Although teenage vaping is a national issue, it is not that prevalent in schools in Tallapoosa County, officials said. Dadeville High School and Benjamin Russell both had one incident this year and Alexander City Middle School has had only one incident in two years.

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Members of the Camp Hill Town Council are frustrated with the inability to deal with the town’s finances including the possibility of the water being cut off.

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What looked like a wedding outside Dadeville’s Mitchell House on Sunday with seats neatly placed in front of the house and a tent space behind the residence was actually ribbon cutting and open house for the community.

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Subway in Dadeville is inspected Tuesday morning after a car drove through the side of the business. Only minor injuries were reported. The Dadeville fire and police departments, Tallapoosa EMS and Tallapoosa EMA responded. The county engineering department, water department and Alabama Powe…

Ronnie “Flip” Russell currently sits in the Tallapoosa County Jail awaiting transfer to the Alabama Department of Corrections for a life sentence after being found guilty of trafficking opium this summer, but it hasn’t stopped his fight.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area executive director Melissa Reynolds, left, and Tallapoosa County Commissioner T.C. Coley pose for a photograph Monday. The county commission declared the van surplus and donated it to the Boys & Girls Club's teen program. Coley used some of h…

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The Alexander City City Council approved a motion to remove a new business item from being voted Monday night and instead discuss it at its work session this week. The council was set to discuss an ordinance to sell and declare real property no longer needed for public use — the Russell Main…

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Tallapoosa County School System bus driver starting base pay is lower than the starting salaries of other drivers in Clay, Elmore, Coosa and Lee counties’ school systems and Alexander City Schools. It is something county school superintendent Joe Windle said the system is addressing.

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Action was taken on a few key city matters at Tuesday’s Dadeville City Council meeting, as an interim police chief was appointed, a decision was made to demolish a nuisance property and the Dadeville Senior Nutrition Program was restarted after being temporarily shut down. 

The search has been canceled for 17-year-old who went missing Wednesday evening as Emalee Stringfellow has been found as of Thursday night, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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At the suggestion of Tallapoosa County EMA director Jason Moran, the Tallapoosa County Commission approved a motion to allow Moran to apply for FEMA grants at Monday’s meeting.

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Ideas can come from anything, including hugs. The idea of dedicating Dadeville High School marching band’s shows to late classmate and drumline member Owen Thomas came from color guard captain Anhiyzjah Thomas hugging Owen’s mother, Beth Ann Blackburn, at his funeral.