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The Great Pumpkin Patch at Strand Park may be delayed but it’s still set to happen next week. After a setback due to a shortage of trucks and drivers needed to transport the pumpkins from a farm in New Mexico to Alexander City, the pumpkins are loaded up and headed this way.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many students to go virtual and learn new online platforms, one local accredited school wants to remind the public it has always been virtual and not skipped a beat during the unknown changes in education.

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Lake Martin Lake Realtor Angela VanHouten was honored with the Big Wave Award for her outstanding sales performance at the seventh annual Lake Homes Realty National Agent Virtual Summit held Oct. 14-15.

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Alexander City, AL

Right Now
  • Humidity: 98%
  • Feels Like: 67°
  • Heat Index: 67°
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • Wind Chill: 67°
  • UV Index: 3 Moderate
  • Sunrise: 06:56:27 AM
  • Sunset: 05:58:49 PM
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Areas of patchy fog early. Mostly cloudy. High 74F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy skies. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.


Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 77F. Winds light and variable.

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Next week, thousands of Alabama students will be taking the next step to ensuring their promising futures. These students will be applying to top colleges and universities nationwide, during the 2020 Alabama College Application Week celebration, on Oct. 19-23.

Gov. Kay Ivey — alongside the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! — today announced final participation results of Census 2020 for the state of Alabama. The census officially came to a close nationwide on Thursday.

Halloween during a pandemic can be difficult to enjoy the many festivities but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are steps to still partake in the fun.

Main Street Alexander City director Stacey Jeffcoat received notice today from Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers the truck scheduled for Saturday delivery to Strand Park will be delayed.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) — in alignment with Alabama Counts — announced Wednesday the U.S. Census Bureau has now appointed the final deadline for the 2020 census as Thursday, Oct. 15. This new date was set after the bureau announced a previous Oct. 31 …

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New Style Church volunteers, along with help from the Housing Authority and Bridge Builders, distribute food weekly at 694 Ann St. for those in need. This week's boxes of food contain meat, dairy, produce and more. Cars were lined up for miles to drive by and pick up packages. Volunteers wer…

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When Alexander City resident Ashley Gaddis got the call more than a week ago her husband, Jarman, had gotten into a bad car accident, she was overwhelmed with emotion not even knowing if he was alive.

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey called on Alabamians to pay tribute to healthcare heroes for their continued efforts in fighting COVID-19. In her proclamation, Ivey asked Alabamians to thank these heroes by leaving their porch lights on every Friday in October and showing their appreciation at school s…