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John Franklin Sutherlin, 35, a Dadeville police officer, was arrested last week by the Alexander City Police Department on a domestic violence charge.

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The Tallapoosa County Board of Education on Monday signed a letter to the Tallapoosa County Commission specifying $29.8 million in projects it wants completed through funding from the county’s 1-cent sales tax. 

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Summertime means hot weather and days spent at the lake and pool for many but for others it means their home gardens are in full swing. Tomatoes are one of the most popular summer vegetables but as they grow they bring along problems with them. 

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Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County has big fish to fry after hosting its first fishing tournament fundraiser.

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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.

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Pastor Dick Stark concluded the funeral of former Alexander City Mayor Don McClellan on Saturday with a prayer which, like the life of McClellan himself, reached far beyond the sanctuary of Faith Temple Church.

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…

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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.

Authorities arrested six people Wednesday on drug-related charges after arrest and search warrants were served in the Alexander City area, according to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.

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.

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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.

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Sgt. Fred White with the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force said law enforcement is encountering more and more of the “date rape” drug GHB in the area when investigating drug use and crime.

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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.

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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.