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Voters have only one option if they want to cast a ballot in a countywide contested race in the March primaries — Republican. No one has qualified for a local race as a Democrat.

Aaron Flynn Gess was arrested in Louisiana by the Louisiana State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service. Gess is currently awaiting extradition to Alabama. This case is still under investigation and no additional information is available. 

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.

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

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.

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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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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Generations of Alabamaians who were seeking to get married have always visited their county courthouse and the probate judge’s office to get a marriage license but that will no longer be possible starting Thursday.

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More than 200 people including first responders, contractors and gas line operators filled the auditorium at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center Wednesday to get to know each before an incident might occur on one of the pipelines in the area.

Those considering any work along the shoreline of Lake Martin should start the permit process now, as Alabama Power Company has announced its first permit fee increase since 2005 will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Alternating rain and sun didn’t diminish the popularity of the Hackneyville Fireworks Bash on Saturday. Event attendees brought their tents and umbrellas to watch performers and participate in the bash’s events.

Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. earned a total of 69 awards in the Alabama Press Association’s 2019 Media Awards, including General Excellence, at the APA Summer Convention this weekend in Orange Beach. 

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Don McClellan was known to cut grass on a softball field as mayor and jokingly threaten to cut those who teased him with his pocket knife. He refused to get into the sewer as a matter of political discourse even as he was up to his neck in discharge and drawing the wrath of federal environme…

Pet owners can have their animals vaccinated against rabies at a discounted rate Saturday as part of Rabies Awareness Day.

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Don McClellan died early Wednesday morning but his life’s blood will continue coursing through Alexander City in the thousands of jobs he helped bring to the area in the wake of Russell Corp.’s collapse as an economic powerhouse, friends and even political opponents said.

The family of former Alexander City Mayor Don McClellan will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Radney Funeral Home and his funeral is scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. from Faith Temple Church.

Each of Alabama’s 67 counties saw their unemployment rate drop in May when four statewide employment records were set, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.