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The Alexander City Board of Education authorized at Tuesday’s special-called meeting the issuance of three warrants for special local taxes totaling $63 million that will fund the city’s new Benjamin Russell. 

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Isaac Stubbs, a recent graduate of Wetumpka and a dual e…

As schools consider how they will approach reopening, Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle proposed a phased plan that utilizes a blended method of education. He shared this four-phase approach, which is to restore, reconstruct, refine and return, with the Tallapoosa County Bo…

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Many take for granted the ability to get online through a handheld device or computer. For some, internet access at home is currently impossible leading to students falling behind at school and parents unable to search and apply for better job opportunities. 

As schools and parents prepare for what’s to come in the 2020-21 school year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some recommended guidelines it feels will help with a gradual scale-up of operations for the safety of students and staff.

Horseshoe Bend’s valedictorian Korbin Kinman and salutatorian Jessie Eason both shine in academics and extracurriculars, citing hard work as the biggest lesson learned throughout their high school experience. 

Prior to Benjamin Russell seniors receiving the good news to still have a graduation ceremony, Alexander City councilmembers Scott Hardy and Chris Brown brainstormed a way to honor those who have already missed out on so much.

The Tallapoosa County Sheriffs Girls Ranch provides homes for neglected or abused girls of all ages and families on site support them through school and milestones in life. This year, with the coronavirus pandemic robbing many seniors in the area of traditional events, the four graduating Re…

There are currently two open seats on the Alexander City Board of Education and six candidates vying for the spots. One position is to finish out the late Dorothea Walker’s last three years of her five-year term and current board member Michael Ransaw’s five-year term is up leaving another a…

With social distancing and other precautions put into place, Reeltown is going ahead with its graduation ceremony that’ll be as similar to other years as possible. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium like usual. 

Horseshoe Bend will host its graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the football field while practicing social distancing for both families attending and the seniors.

Lake Martin resident Mary Welden was overjoyed by the act of kindness exhibited by Benjamin Russell assistant principal Jason Deason. With his help, she threw an at-home graduation party for her son, Nick Welden, and his girlfriend, Kylie Jones, who both graduated from Loyola University Chic…

Benjamin Russell administrators congratulated the top 10 seniors in BRHS’s Class of 2020 with in-person visits to the students’ homes to let them know how proud they were.

Benjamin Russell art teacher Penny Adamson was shocked and honored when a police car rolled up to her house with lights flashing and sirens going. That police car, driven by BRHS school resource officer Brian Ray, escorted principal Dr. Anthony Wilkinson, assistant principal Tracy McGhee and…

The Benjamin Russell Class of 2020 may not have the traditional graduation ceremony they always imagined, but school officials are doing what they can to keep some normalcy for the seniors. Thursday night the school announced graduation will be held on its original date of May 22. 

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized 30 Schools of Distinction across the eight state school board districts and announced the 2019 CLAS Banner Schools on Monday during a virtual ceremony.

This year’s graduating class has suffered some major losses and the plan for a commencement ceremony is still up in the air so Horseshoe Bend senior advisors Julie Turner and Tanya Meadows found a way to still pay tribute to the school’s seniors.

The Alexander City Board of Education announced at Tuesday’s board meeting it is close to securing finances for its capital project building a new high school. With the approval of FCStone’s proposed bond structure, superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford said he is close to taking next steps towa…

When Alexander City Schools made the decision to not finish out the remainder of the school year, the children’s feeding program morphed into a grab-and-go method at Stephens Elementary.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education approved Monday a bid submitted by First Team Construction for construction of a new elementary school at Reeltown. The more than 90-year-old building was in desperate need of an upgrade and Tallapoosa County superintendent Joe Windle was even more pr…

Libraries have always been a source of information, imagination and learning, and Adelia M. Russell Library isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic keep it from providing that service.