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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

Although Alexander City Schools and Tallapoosa County Schools are closed until at least April 6 due to the coronavirus, superintendents Dr. Keith Lankford and Joe Windle are doing everything in their power to ensure as few jobs and incomes as possible are lost. 

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With the stroke of a pen Alexander City Board of Education president Denise Bates finished off documents to allow the financing of a new high school and other school renovations – a vision more than half a decade in the making.

With the idea of children being out of school for multiple weeks came a lot of questions about how those in need would get meals for students in the community. Both Alexander City and Tallapoosa County schools are looking to answer that problem by still holding their child nutrition programs…

Despite schools being shut down across the state due to COVID-19, Alexander City Schools students won’t miss a day of learning. The school system plans to use paper and online work while school isn’t in session through April 6. 

All schools, kindergarten through 12th grade, in Alabama will close at the end of Wednesday, March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Kay Ivey who made the announcement Friday during a press conference. Schools are currently scheduled to reopen April 6.

Although the height of flu season is almost over, local schools are taking the same precautions when it comes to the coronavirus. According to Alabama Public Health’s website, no cases have been diagnosed in Alabama as of Monday afternoon, but both Alexander City and Tallapoosa County school…

Dreams are coming true for Alexander City resident Michael Morris who just landed an internship at Disney World. Morris, 19, said it feels surreal he’ll be working for the Disney College Program in May.

Educational programs led Reeltown Elementary and Horseshoe Bend schools to being named 2019 Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) Schools of Distinction. 

Not many people can say they like cleaning and taking out the trash, but Reeltown Elementary School custodian Chuck Blake truly loves it.

A group of Benjamin Russell students is giving back and setting an example for the future generations of Wildcats.

Police officers, astronauts, doctors and more professionals walked through Stephens Elementary on Monday but there was a slight difference in those professionals compared to their colleagues — their age.

Nancy Hatcher has served at the Tallapoosa County Schools central office as director of personnel for the past 12 years with 15 years of experience prior to that as a classroom teacher. Hatcher now wants the opportunity to serve the county school system in a different way — as superintendent. 

Ray Porter is a product of a military family and has implemented that into his education career since the early 2000s. Porter sees the need for a superintendent with a leadership background and that is what compelled him to run for Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent. 

Instruction improvements and positive behavior were the focus for Alexander City Schools officials Tuesday at the board of education’s meeting. The schools discussed its annual improvement plans with the board of education.

Six of Southern Union State Community College’s nursing students signed with nursing homes in the Opelika area in the first Alabama Signing Day for the Alabama Nursing Career Pathways (ACNP) initiative. The ACNP is a partnership among Alabama’s community colleges and the Alabama Nursing Home…