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Four local high school students were honored for their good citizenship Thursday at the Tohopeka chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting. Benjamin Russell’s Andrew Caldwell, Dadeville’s Kade Harkins, Horseshoe Bend’s Mary Rasbury and Reeltown’s Eryn Wells were named…

Fines can be easily forgiven in the form of food at Adelia M. Russell Library and Mamie’s Place Children’s Library. The libraries are hosting their annual Food for Fines drive where any donated food will remove patrons’ late fines through Dec. 14.

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Benjamin Russell’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) agriculture mechanics team made a name for itself this weekend at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. The team received a silver medal but doesn’t know if it’s placed between 13th through 28th in the state, according to FFA…

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Students and veterans gathered together Thursday to celebrate and honor Veterans Day at Radney Elementary School. Residents of Bill Nichols State Veterans Home and the Alexander City Honor Guard, which presented the colors, attended the event with parents. 

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A spiderweb maze, science labs containing zombie brains and witches reading aloud were all common sights at Jim Pearson Elementary School’s spooky story night Monday.

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It has been nearly two months since the Lake Martin Area United Way kicked off its “Roads to a Better Future” fundraising campaign and Friday, executive director Sharon Fuller said the organization is almost halfway to its goal of $535,000.

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Stocks, investing and taxes can be hard to learn at a young age, but educating sixth-graders on the stock market is easy for Radney Elementary School teacher Michelle Tuggle due to her former career in the banking world. 

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The Central Alabama National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. is seeking shoes to convert to funds to help local students through scholarships.

Alexander City Schools is getting ready to form its strategic plan and is looking for community input. According to superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford, the schools strategic planning committee is holding its first meeting Friday and will soon start hosting focus groups around the community.

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The T-shirts are doing the talking again this year taking a stand against bullying. Alexander City Middle School student Rihanna Greathouse is selling T-shirts this month as part of her annual anti-bullying campaign.

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State report cards for the academic 2018-19 year were released Friday and Alexander City Schools and Tallapoosa County Schools received an 85 and 86, respectively.

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Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC students challenged visitors to do pushups, robotics students flew drones and consumer science students casually held baby dolls while talking to others at the school’s annual World of Works event Wednesday.

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.

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Thirty children were running and playing games in the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex gym Wednesday. During Alexander City Schools’ fall break, the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is hosting its after-school program from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. instead of its normal after-school hours.

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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. 

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.

Community members will have the opportunity to shop for furniture for a good cause next weekend. Alexander City’s Backpack Buddies is hosting a furniture sale that will benefit the organization and Alexander City Schools, according to director Jamie Dark.

It’s a school tradition to learn DARE in elementary school in Alexander City. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) has been part of Alexander City Schools’ education since 1990. 

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It was all student-led applause as Gov. Kay Ivey walked into Radney Elementary School’s gym Monday. Ivey briefly visited RES as part of the Alabama Bicentennial celebration this year.

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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…

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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.

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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.