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Giving people closure is why the Alexander City/Tallapoosa County Rescue Squad does its job. President Ken Cowart said a rewarding experience for him was when he recovered a man’s body from a river years ago and met his family.

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.

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Two Dadeville residents have been arrested on drug-related charges after a Tuesday incident that sent law enforcement on a pursuit after a suspect threw cocaine out of a car window and fled.

Election primaries are still five months away in the State of Alabama and Tallapoosa County but the Tallapoosa County Democrat and Republican parties are qualifying candidates.


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. 

Notices were sent to 27,000 property owners this week notifying them of owed property taxes. While the important parts of the notice are correct, Tallapoosa County revenue commissioner Eva Middlebrooks said about 75% of the notices include information that is confusing and incorrect.

Students in Horseshoe Bend, Dadeville and Reeltown schools are alcohol and drug abuse aware thanks to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) being taught by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department every year.

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Dadeville’s tree roots are regrowing thanks to the Dadeville Beautification Board’s plan to add trees around the city. The board is planting more trees in the city and is partnering with Dadeville High School classes to plant dedicated trees around the schools and the Tallapoosa County Board…


Dadeville hosted a homecoming pep rally and parade Friday afternoon. The Class of 2020 lost a classmate, Owen Thomas, over the summer but the students invited his mother Beth Blackburn to take part in the singing of the school's alma mater from the gym floor. At the end the students and Blac…


Bringing in tourists and promoting the Lake Martin area to tourists were the topics of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce’s tourism luncheon Thursday.


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.


Tallapoosa County students should dust their off their smocks for the Everything’s Art second annual student art competition. The contest is for students kindergarten through 12th grade who attend the Tallapoosa County School System, are homeschooled, special education or getting their GEDs. 

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…

Although teenage vaping is a national issue, it is not that prevalent in schools in Tallapoosa County, officials said. Dadeville High School and Benjamin Russell both had one incident this year and Alexander City Middle School has had only one incident in two years.


What looked like a wedding outside Dadeville’s Mitchell House on Sunday with seats neatly placed in front of the house and a tent space behind the residence was actually ribbon cutting and open house for the community.


Subway in Dadeville is inspected Tuesday morning after a car drove through the side of the business. Only minor injuries were reported. The Dadeville fire and police departments, Tallapoosa EMS and Tallapoosa EMA responded. The county engineering department, water department and Alabama Powe…


Tallapoosa County School System bus driver starting base pay is lower than the starting salaries of other drivers in Clay, Elmore, Coosa and Lee counties’ school systems and Alexander City Schools. It is something county school superintendent Joe Windle said the system is addressing.


Action was taken on a few key city matters at Tuesday’s Dadeville City Council meeting, as an interim police chief was appointed, a decision was made to demolish a nuisance property and the Dadeville Senior Nutrition Program was restarted after being temporarily shut down. 


Ideas can come from anything, including hugs. The idea of dedicating Dadeville High School marching band’s shows to late classmate and drumline member Owen Thomas came from color guard captain Anhiyzjah Thomas hugging Owen’s mother, Beth Ann Blackburn, at his funeral.