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The first day of school has officially arrived for Alexander City Schools. Faculty at all five of the district’s schools welcomed students back to class on Wednesday, August 10. 

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Earlier this morning, the Alexander City Fire Department responded to a fire on Marshall Street after receiving reports of smoke billowing out of a residential home. 

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As part of The Outlook’s ongoing coverage of Alexander City’s 150th anniversary, we want to reflect on important historical events that have defined our city. With school starting back this week, we are highlighting back to school festivities through the decades.   

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In a “special invitation” letter mailed to “preferred customers” of the store, Holley’s Home Furnishings in Alexander City has announced they will officially close the business after a going out of business sale.

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host its annual symposium later this month, bringing state historians together to discuss the significance of Tallapoosa County in the nation’s founding. 

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Over 60 individuals suited up in leather and painted helmets and gathered at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex on July 30 to support Terry Norwood, who is fighting a nearly decade-long battle with lung disease.

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Many high school sports will soon be returning to Tallapoosa County, but game attendees might be facing a higher cost of entry than years prior. 

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Classes are set to begin in little more than a week at Alexander City Schools, and as such the school system will be hosting several welcoming parties for incoming students over the next several days. 

Smiles were big on Wednesday, July 27, as local children received prizes and certificates after completing a months-long summer enrichment camp. 

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Camp Hill students were on the hot seat Friday, July 22, as they pitched  invention ideas to local business leaders in a ‘Shark Tank’-style contest.   

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The Alexander City Board of Education chose to suspend its search for a superintendent on Wednesday, July 27, announcing that Dr. Beverly Price would be permanently installed to the position. 

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Moments after creating a joust machine from toothpicks, wheels and a balloon, local 4H’ers were set to release their newly created machines.