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The City of Dadeville is mourning the loss of one of its own, as city councilmember H.A. “Dick” Harrelson, 86, died Thursday, according to Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith.

Food Bank of East Alabama helps those who can’t feed themselves in seven different counties including Tallapoosa, Randolph, Chambers, Russell, Barbour, Macon and Lee counties.

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It’s time to get out the hand sanitizer and wash hands more frequently as the flu season has significantly spread throughout the state. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the East Central district, which includes Tallapoosa County, has had 4.6% of outpatient visits due to …

The eighth annual Denim & Diamonds Charity Ball raised $7,600, according to Lake Martin Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce member Carol Sellers. The chamber split its profits with Lake Martin Area United Way, which received $3,800 for its annual campaign.

Lake Martin Area United Way revealed it’s about 75% of the way closer to its $535,000 campaign goal Friday. The organization has raised $392,754 currently through donations this year.

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A Tallapoosa County jury will hear closing arguments today before deciding if Daquon Sheeley is guilty of killing John Ferrel Adamson and shooting Gerald Haggerty in 2017.

Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch has helped female victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect find stability and care since 1973. The ranch currently has three residential homes, four sets of full-time house parents who care for the residents and 21 girls, according to ranch director Candace Gulley.

The holiday season can bring a lot of cheer but can also be a time for an increased number of theft crimes during this time of year. According to Alexander City Police Department Capt. James Orr, 44 thefts, burglaries and vehicle break-ins were reported to the police department in November.

The Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center has been helping children in Tallapoosa, Chambers and Randolph counties since 1999. The advocacy center tapes forensic interviews of witnesses who are minors in child abuse cases or investigations so if a case goes to court the child doesn’t have to …

Talk about a return investment. More than 4,000 hours were spent at nonprofit Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama (VCCA) looking at thousands of federal and state tax returns from January to May this year and $1,553,321 was returned to Tallapoosa County residents, according to director …

Clate McDaniel has asked the courts to grant him a new trial after he was convicted in June 2018 of murdering Norman Crayton.

Camp Fire Alabama of Alexander City’s mission is to give back to those who help them. The organization, funded by the Lake Martin Area United Way, holds an annual fashion show to benefit United Way for a cause such as helping the homeless.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education approved its capital plan and listened to the community for its annual public meeting after struggling with technology for a few minutes. The school board used EBoard for the first time at its meeting instead of paper which caused some confusion for b…

Identity theft, grandchildren, technology being compromised and other scams for senior citizens to watch out for were the topics of Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn at Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama.

The Salvation Army bell ringers are impossible to miss when shopping during the holiday season as they ask for donations outside Alexander City stores. The Alexander City organization is preparing for the upcoming season and is asking for volunteers to sign up.

Four local high school students were honored for their good citizenship Thursday at the Tohopeka chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting. Benjamin Russell’s Andrew Caldwell, Dadeville’s Kade Harkins, Horseshoe Bend’s Mary Rasbury and Reeltown’s Eryn Wells were named…

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and be thankful for what they have every day, but there are some in the community who may not have the means to put a family meal on the table.

It’s time for area residents to either dress up or don their best denim and get down to some music for a good cause as the eighth annual Denim & Diamonds Charity Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 23.

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.

Keebler Park’s annual scarecrow display will come down before Thanksgiving, so those who haven’t been by to see this year’s exhibit should do so soon, according to Dianna Porter, a volunteer advocate for planned use of Dadeville’s Keebler Park.