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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.

A Rockford man has been indicted on three counts of sexual abuse of child under the age of 12 and for violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

There are plenty of local events to recognize Veterans Day this weekend and Monday including car shows, parades and programs. 

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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.

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


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. 


Summertime activities for children sometimes involve attending a camp and the Boy Scouts of America Tukabatchee Area Council makes sure its Scouts can attend with the Lake Martin Area United Way’s help.


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.

The Central Alabama Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club has awarded a scholarship to Jamarkis Scales of Central High School of Clay County.


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.


Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers are still looking into a Wednesday afternoon accident on Highway 280 that injured a woman but have determined a cause.


Capital murder suspect Latoni Daniel conspired with a male inmate to get pregnant while in custody in the Coosa County Jail to compel leniency and perhaps be freed on bond while awaiting trial, sheriff Michael Howell said Wednesday.


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…

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

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.