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With the possibility of a new $40 million high school and renovation projects at Jim Pearson Elementary school, Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford said it’s an exciting time for the system.

Rylan Patterson, 8, a second-grader at Jim Pearson Elementary School in Alexander City, was named the winner of a drawing contest held in connection with National Public Works Week.


Family and friends gathered at the Sportplex to celebrate the Benjamin Russell High School Class of 2019 graduating.

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Renovations to unite the buildings at Jim Pearson Elementary School, fixing all of the Alexander City Schools’ roofs and adding technology to the classrooms are just the start of superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford’s capital outlay plan. Lankford recently had the schools assessed to make a pla…


Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle announced Monday the schools are starting a partnership with Alexander City Schools, including sharing the Benjamin Russell JROTC program and allowing Alexander City students into Edward Bell Career Technical Center.

New Site Mayor Phil Blasingame told councilmembers at Monday night’s town council meeting he would like to see the town annex property to make drawing required council districts easier.

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An iconic black leader died Monday and his passing will leave a void that can’t easily be filled, friends of the late Rev. Alfred Cooper said following news of his death.

Children in Tallapoosa County will once again see a summer feeding program in county schools thanks to the program’s approval at Monday’s Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting.

New Alexander City Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford finally completed his first board meeting, starting Tuesday in front of a full house and finishing Thursday morning before school started.

The Tallapoosa County School System showed general improvement compared to last year in the annual report card issued by the Alabama Department of Education. The state handed out more A’s, B’s and C’s, as well as fewer D’s and F’s, in its recent data release.