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New Dadeville Police Department officers Colton Ankers and Kalie Abbett have barely been out of the police academy but are already seeing action in the field. Both assisted with a Dadeville animal hoarding case earlier this week.

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Children usually dislike visiting the doctor but failure to get physical examinations, shots and eyes tested, especially for those starting kindergarten and first grade, could lead to serious learning problems in school that could escalate into obstacles to success when they become adults.

The start of school means following dress codes for Alexander City and Tallapoosa County schools. Dress codes can be confusing and students can get pulled aside for breaking the rules. As a refresher, here are the two school systems’ dress codes: 

Two people, including a Dadeville woman, have pleaded guilty for their involvement in an embezzlement scheme involving Auburn Bank in Notasulga, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Louis V. Franklin said.


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.


Amy Clampitt pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 36 months in prison Monday before Tallapoosa County District Court Judge Kim Taylor.

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


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. 


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.