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It was a night of honoring the Tallapoosa County Schools’ community at its board of education meeting Monday. The board was recognized for School Board Recognition Month; six elementary students were honored for writing achievements and resolutions were passed in honor of late community memb…

Although Reeltown and Tallapoosa County Schools are under scrutiny from the Freedom From Religion Foundation for a baptism that took place at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium, superintendent Joe Windle is defending the event in question.

Horseshoe Bend Regional Library bookmobile librarian Myra Abrams catalogued books while waiting for visitors outside the Bud T. Porch Center on Friday. The bookmobile made its monthly stop to Alexander City and made detours at Cooper Headstart and Gunter Housing.

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It’s her gift of organization that placed Alexander City native Jamie Dark on multiple boards of directors over the years. She is currently on the boards of the Alexander City Schools Education Foundation, Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center and Main Street Alexander City and is president of …

When reflecting over headlines from 2019, it’s clear there were some notable losses in the area, such as the deaths of many key leaders in the area including Alexander City Mayor Jim Nabors, but there was also growth. From a 12-year-old Radney Elementary School student having the courage to …

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The Tallapoosa County Board of Education will receive nearly $635,000 cash before the end of the year for capital improvements and about $323,000 reduced debt service payments next year. The board unanimously passed a 2.66% bond rate and signed closing documents for refinancing on the 2010 b…

Christmas arrived early for 29 Alexander City Schools educators this week. The teachers were awarded $17,0133.39 in Educator Grants from Alexander City Schools Education Foundation.

It was battle of the bots at the FIRST LEGO League Alexander City qualifying contest Saturday. Students ages 9 to 14 from 11 schools, including Stephens Elementary School, Alexander City Middle School and Central Coosa, competed in robotics, core values and a project at the Betty Carol Graha…

Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE) members voted to adopt a new set of mathematics standards that are poised to pave the way toward academic success for Alabama students at the SBOE’s monthly meeting Thursday, according to a release.

Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford and the Alexander City Board of Education are asking the Alexander City City Council to allow the refinancing of $11 million in general obligation bonds the city has. 

Dreams do come true for Jim Pearson Elementary School second-grade teacher Shureaka Meadows. Ever since she was a child, she wanted to be just like her kindergarten teacher, Miss Jones, and played school with her dolls.

Alexander City Schools is making progress as it’s about halfway through the low-end of its 1,000 to 2,000 community survey response goal.

After teaching at Reeltown High School for 40 years, Jan Ledbetter got used to students telling her she taught their parents. But learning she taught a current student’s grandmother was a first for her this year. 

Benjamin Russell students asked Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) about border security, the lottery, his vote on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and impeachment Thursday. John Fussell’s government and economics class held a teleconference with Jones and asked him prepared questions on his stance…

Alexander City Middle School (ACMS) art teacher Sherri Campbell walked around her class Wednesday looking at students’ pastel birds they were coloring. She stopped and asked every student about the birds they chose.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education approved its capital plan and listened to the community for its annual public meeting after struggling with technology for a few minutes. The school board used EBoard for the first time at its meeting instead of paper which caused some confusion for b…

Education is in Reeltown Elementary School third-grade math teacher Autumn Veasey’s blood. Her father John Mask was a teacher; her sister Tonia Hornsby also teaches at RES; her second sister Wendy Harry also teaches elementary school; and her brother John Mask II teaches history and coaches …

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.

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…

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.