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Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced, for the third year in a row, Alabama reported a record number of foster care adoptions. In fiscal year 2020, there were 814 foster care adoptions, which is an all-time record for the state. That is up from the previous year’s record of 731 adoptions.

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Shopping local already boosts the local economy, but this week there is an extra incentive to keep the holiday shopping at small businesses.

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Goodwater resident and Dadeville native Lastarla Williams is in a baking competition called "The Greatest Baker," and she is seeking votes to help her progress in the competition.Williams won first place in her group and is now in the quarterfinals. She could win a grand prize of $10,000."I …

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot already, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association encourage you to get vaccinated for influenza.

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Alexander City, AL

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  • Humidity: 79%
  • Feels Like: 54°
  • Heat Index: 54°
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • Wind Chill: 54°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 06:22:42 AM
  • Sunset: 04:37:59 PM
  • Dew Point: 48°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.


Cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 72F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Alabama Department of Labor secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 5.8%, down from September’s revised rate of 6.7%, and above October 2019’s rate of 2.7%. October’s rate represents 130,329 unemployed persons, …

The Dadeville Public Library is asking the community to donate toys to ensure Tallapoosa County’s foster children have something under the Christmas tree.

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Alexander City’s two Head Start preschool centers have closed alongside Alex City Schools, with preschool lessons also going virtual through Thanksgiving. In lieu of geometry lessons via Google Meet, it’s “identify the shape of the cereal box.”

Tallapoosa County reached an average of 15 new cases per day over the weekend, surpassing April’s peak and putting daily new cases at an all-time high, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Figures represent a 14-day moving average.

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Tallapoosa County has had 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last two days, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,215 since March.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $2.57 million to encourage new and continuing research that will result in products and services that will improve the lives of Alabamians either from the products themselves or from new job opportunities.

The southern states received 737,622 new business applications last quarter, accounting for nearly half of the country total according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) made its COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan available to the public on Friday. The goal of the plan is to immunize everyone who is eligible to receive a safe, effective and approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Joe Biden has taken the lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania this morning, putting him on the cusp of winning the electoral college vote with 264 delegates already, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Biden needs 270 delegates to win the presidency. 

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Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 19th supplemental emergency proclamation this morning containing an amended safer-at-home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement.