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Benjamin Russell was put on a brief soft lockdown Friday morning after police executed a narcotics search at a residence on Joseph Street near Caldwell Electronics, according to the Alexander City Police Department.

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Although the organization is not located in Lake Martin Area United Way’s coverage area of Tallapoosa and Coosa counties, The Learning Tree of Tallasee’s homes in Tallapoosa County benefit financially from the group.

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At the far northern end of Lake Martin near Jacksons Gap sits the Easterseals Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). A year-round camp designed for people with disabilities and health impairments, Camp ASCCA offers exciting programs and activities for those who attend a…

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Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford will ask for the formation of a committee to ensure stakeholders have the correct information on how the funds from a 1-cent sales tax are used, starting with planning construction.

Although teenage vaping is a national issue, it is not that prevalent in schools in Tallapoosa County, officials said. Dadeville High School and Benjamin Russell both had one incident this year and Alexander City Middle School has had only one incident in two years.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area executive director Melissa Reynolds, left, and Tallapoosa County Commissioner T.C. Coley pose for a photograph Monday. The county commission declared the van surplus and donated it to the Boys & Girls Club's teen program. Coley used some of h…

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Tallapoosa County School System bus driver starting base pay is lower than the starting salaries of other drivers in Clay, Elmore, Coosa and Lee counties’ school systems and Alexander City Schools. It is something county school superintendent Joe Windle said the system is addressing.

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Ideas can come from anything, including hugs. The idea of dedicating Dadeville High School marching band’s shows to late classmate and drumline member Owen Thomas came from color guard captain Anhiyzjah Thomas hugging Owen’s mother, Beth Ann Blackburn, at his funeral.

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Jim Pearson Elementary School custodian Kinnie Morris has new wheels and plenty of space to drive his grandchildren in a car donated to him by the community.

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His classroom comes first and that’s what has probably, in his own words, made history teacher Wes Talton Dadeville High School’s teacher of the year in 2016-17 and 2018-19.

Alexander City and Tallapoosa County schools are putting funds from the Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology Fund (A&T) to use through security cameras, audio enhancement and completing the 1-to-1 initiative.

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Monday marks National Women’s Equality Day, and gender equality can be seen at Central Alabama Community College.

Many have heard the phrase “Christmas in July,” but it was Christmas in August for many area teachers Saturday during the 10th annual Teachers Luncheon at Beulah Baptist Church. Thanks to all the generous donations and a lot of hard work, those teachers are starting the year off right.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education tabled a vote Monday to approve a professional program management services agreement contract with Volkert for Reeltown school projects.

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There’s working with family and there’s working in the same building as your family for Benjamin Russell English teacher Laura Burroughs. On her first day of teaching, Burroughs’ father Fletcher Scott, who taught science, checked on her during class.

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Training kicked in for a driver during a school bus fire in Alexander City as almost 40 children were evacuated from their bus Friday afternoon.

Coach Terrel Brown received hugs from twins, Ziriah and Zion Allenye, early Wednesday morning on the first back to school at Tallasee Elementary School. 

Sergeant Brian Clayton was at Tallassee Elementary School early Wednesday morning for the firs day of school for area students. Clayton reminds everyone to slow down and take extra caution on the roadways as the new school year gets underway.

Karter, Kaela and Cheyenne Armstrong posed for a quick selfie in front of Tallassee Elementary School on the first day of school for area students.