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Alexander City resident Melissa Mullins knows medical marijuana could help two of the people closest to her along with many others in need and that’s why she’ll be at the statehouse Wednesday. 

Dexur, a data-driven hospital and healthcare news and research service, recently analyzed Medicare claims and found Russell Medical, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, and Andalusia Health were the top three ranked hospitals with the lowest in-hospital sepsis mortality rate. 

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Most have heard the phrase, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” For two local fishermen, that was the case Sunday as timing and location aligned just right for them to save a family of five.

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While the ultimate goal of the Third Saturday Cleanup is to keep the city clean, the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce has announced an exciting new addition for cleanup dates later this year in the form of a competition.

Local Black History Month celebrations will continue next week at Central Alabama Community College. The school will host a free program at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Betty Carol Graham Center multimedia room.

Alexander City firefighters responded quickly to a duplex after a fire on Pearl Drive on Tuesday morning. Firefighters reported they believe the blaze started on a bed in a bedroom. The Alexander City Fire Department quick response meant the fire could get to the attic causing significant da…

Billy Radney of Radney Funeral Home helped establish Hillview Memorial Park in 1952 with Henry Price. Radney Funeral Home purchased the cemetery last week and, according Radney Funeral Home owner Randy Anderson, will continue its mission to serve families when a loved one passes.

James Michael Crayton was out of jail on bond facing first-degree rape charges but was arrested again over the weekend.

State Rep. Steve Hurst (R-Munford) is looking into legislation on starting all state public schools on the same calendar year. While nothing has been filed yet, both Alexander City and Tallapoosa County school boards oppose the legislation. 

Families can be messy, crazy and loving all at the same time and guests can see that up close and personal at Alexander City Theatre II (ACT II) this weekend. “Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will?” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Benjamin Russell’s auditorium. 

Alexander City Schools students are getting ready to show off their work at the Alabama Consortium for Technology and Education Region 9 Technology Fair next week. The event is open to the public and begins at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Betty Carol Graham Center at Central Alabama Community College.

The Outlook newsroom welcomed a new face this week, as Graham Brooks joined the team as a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.

The Census happens only once a decade and Central Alabama Community College is making sure the area gets counted fairly. Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is partnering with the Alabama Census to get people to complete the U.S. Census.

Parents patiently waited in an empty Stephens Elementary School classroom before getting their names called Wednesday. Instead of speaking to their student teachers or principal Dr. Mary Holloway, they were waiting to donate to the American Red Cross’s blood drive.

Contractors have been renovating the Russell Corp. new No. 1 mill to become the Russell Marine outdoor supercenter. Work has been underway for a year now and Russell Marine president Dave Commander said Tuesday it should open sometime in April. The 150,000 square-foot Russell Marine facility…

Despite a lot of seeming differences between schools, things always seem to stay the same for Alexander City Middle School guidance counselor and native Christy Lashley. She has taught or worked at all Alexander City Schools in 12 years and said the only difference in the students is their sizes.

Learning how police and fire departments work and respond to situations is the goal for the Citizens Public Safety Academy, which will be held 6 to 8 p.m. starting March 3. Applications are due Feb. 25. 

Family ties run deep even in the military. Alexander City native Shirley Edwards and her siblings Marry Harris-Edwares and Cranford Edwards all served at different stations in Germany at the same time.

In an effort to adapt to how children learn, Mamie’s Place Children’s Library is making changes. The library added hands-on lessons such as educational kits and activities, a telescope and incorporating music into story time.