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 wrestling at Tallassee High School.
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…
To better understand the community’s thoughts of what schools need, the Alexander City School System held a focus group meeting Tuesday at Benjamin Russell.
It was a show of song and dance to honor the military at Jim Pearson Elementary School’s Veterans Day program Friday. The annual program had different classes sing songs to veterans who were seated across from them at the school’s gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What started as a way to support a faculty member with breast cancer at Horseshoe Bend has continued as an annual fashion show to support those with cancer.
Teaching children good habits starts early. At Stephens Elementary School, the students are given the chance to put their lake and cleanup lessons to good use with a T-shirt art contest.
The Tallapoosa County Board of Education did not approve its capital plan Tuesday night due to the agenda item dying on the floor.
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.
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.
The Tallapoosa County Board of Education is looking to save money on bonds used to finance the building of the Horseshoe Bend School 30 years ago.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
The red carpet rolled out at The Mill Two Eighty welcoming guests for a good time and a good cause Saturday night as Official 95 South hosted a gala to raise funds for a scholarship.