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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is looking for the next generation of officers for its marine patrol division to protect Alabama’s waterways and coastline.

Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC students challenged visitors to do pushups, robotics students flew drones and consumer science students casually held baby dolls while talking to others at the school’s annual World of Works event Wednesday.

Giving people closure is why the Alexander City/Tallapoosa County Rescue Squad does its job. President Ken Cowart said a rewarding experience for him was when he recovered a man’s body from a river years ago and met his family.

Residents of Adams Nursing Home hosted a red carpet event Wednesday to celebrate both the birthday of a technology company and its founder.

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Dr. Alex Minter thought he wanted to practice another form medicine besides oncology until he faced a battle with breast cancer that hit close to home while attending medical school at UAB. 

Alexander City councilmember Audrey “Buffy” Colvin was given the professional designation of advanced certified municipal official by the Alabama League of Municipalities recently.


Birthdays are remembered at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home every fourth Friday of the month thanks to the American Red Cross of Central Alabama. 

If someone is ever in crisis and doesn’t know who to reach out to or how to get assistance, Tallapoosa County’s 211 service will help refer them to agencies.


A project that has been in the making for 15 years reached a major stepping stone in its journey to completion Sunday as Stone Ridge Baptist Church, formerly known as Sixth Street Baptist Church, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the land for its new church building on Airport Drive in Alexa…

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Those with a passion for fashion and raising funds for a good cause can be excited about the seventh annual United Way Fashion Show and Silent Auction set for Thursday.

In an effort to curb youth vaping, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill in May limiting where vaping products can be sold and advertised.


Some might have thought Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote were having a convention in Alexander City with all the decals and stuffed animals in old MOPAR cars around town. But no, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Dodge Daytona and the Aero Warriors were in town for a reunion.

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Thirty children were running and playing games in the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex gym Wednesday. During Alexander City Schools’ fall break, the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is hosting its after-school program from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. instead of its normal after-school hours.


The 50th anniversary of both the Aero Warrior and Talledega Superspeedway is bringing 230-plus cars to Broad Street in downtown Alexander City on Saturday. And as if that weren’t enough to get residents excited, Main Street Alexander City is revving things up by providing live entertainment …

Two Dadeville residents have been arrested on drug-related charges after a Tuesday incident that sent law enforcement on a pursuit after a suspect threw cocaine out of a car window and fled.


Broad Street will be filled with vintage Aero Warriors on Saturday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the type of car that forced NASCAR to create a few new rules and the 50th anniversary of the Talladega Superspeedway.

Election primaries are still five months away in the State of Alabama and Tallapoosa County but the Tallapoosa County Democrat and Republican parties are qualifying candidates.

Anthony Davon Parker will get a chance to present a defense today in front of a jury on charges of reckless murder of 18-year-old Quentavious Arrion Reese —  if he chooses to.


The inaugural Lake Martin Living Art Walk saw a total of about 200 people on the streets and in and out of downtown Alexander City businesses, some of which were art exhibits while others were People’s Choice voting locations.

A group of friends were enjoying a normal afternoon when 18-year-old Quentavious Arrion Reese was shot in the back passenger seat of a car traveling on Robinson Road in Alexander City in March 2017.


The students of the Alexander City, Tallapoosa County and Coosa County school systems got a lecture worth their while Friday as the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance hosted its Manufacturing Day breakfast with a presentation on student workforce. 

Notices were sent to 27,000 property owners this week notifying them of owed property taxes. While the important parts of the notice are correct, Tallapoosa County revenue commissioner Eva Middlebrooks said about 75% of the notices include information that is confusing and incorrect.


Fall celebrations continue next weekend with Alexander City’s 39th Oktoberfest. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.

Students in Horseshoe Bend, Dadeville and Reeltown schools are alcohol and drug abuse aware thanks to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) being taught by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department every year.

Community members will have the opportunity to shop for furniture for a good cause next weekend. Alexander City’s Backpack Buddies is hosting a furniture sale that will benefit the organization and Alexander City Schools, according to director Jamie Dark.