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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. 


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…

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


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.


Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who was removed from the bench twice and lost to Doug Jones in a 2017 U.S. Senate race after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced, announced Thursday he is running for the Senate again in 2020.


After nearly a month with no appreciable precipitation, rain will descend on the Alexander City area beginning today and persisting into Monday, according to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

Operation Red Dawn netted 17 arrests in a Monday operation seizing ecstasy, marijuana, crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana and 2 1/2 gallons of a precursor to the “date rape” drug GHB or gamma hydroxybutyrate.


While Gov. Kay Ivey’s recently approved expanding broadband services into rural places in Alabama, local officials said there are challenges to adding the service in parts of Tallapoosa County. 

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While he isn’t a fan of gambling, state Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) said the Poarch Creek Indians’ political influence must be vanquished for the Alabama Legislature to craft a lottery proposal the public can vote on.

The Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville is gearing up to sling cocktails for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22.

Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Wednesday a bill banning abortions in the state, a move sure to draw nationwide legal challenges supporters hope will result in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.


Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle announced Monday the schools are starting a partnership with Alexander City Schools, including sharing the Benjamin Russell JROTC program and allowing Alexander City students into Edward Bell Career Technical Center.

While the Alabama Department of Public Health announced Friday a 5-month-old girl in St. Clair County originally feared to have measles didn’t have them after all, the state still has 82 open investigations of the virus and reported cases in 23 states have spiked to their highest level in 25 years.

According to court records, more than 100 cases were cleared from the court system in April in Alexander City. 

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of profiles on the 28 agencies that receive funding through the Lake Martin Area United Way. Currently, the United Way is holding its 2019 fundraising campaign, “Be a Lifesaver of Hope.” To learn how to help, contact the United Way at 256-329-3600…

Three local men were arrested on drug-related charges Thursday after the task force seized 58 grams of marijuana, crack cocaine, a SKS assault rifle and $830 in cash from an Alexander City residence.

Two Dadeville men were arrested on drug-related charges Friday in two separate incidents, one stemming from a traffic stop and another from a tip leading officers to an individual selling drugs out of a Dadeville motel.