Just when the dog days seemed to be over for the Horseshoe Bend Class of 2019, a loose dog ran onto the field during the school’s graduation ceremony and urinated on a decorative fern.
With the possibility of a new $40 million high school and renovation projects at Jim Pearson Elementary school, Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford said it’s an exciting time for the system.
Rylan Patterson, 8, a second-grader at Jim Pearson Elementary School in Alexander City, was named the winner of a drawing contest held in connection with National Public Works Week.
Renovations to unite the buildings at Jim Pearson Elementary School, fixing all of the Alexander City Schools’ roofs and adding technology to the classrooms are just the start of superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford’s capital outlay plan. Lankford recently had the schools assessed to make a pla…
The Alexander City Board of Education meeting wrapped up items for the 2018-19 school year and recognized board members, staff and students at its meeting Tuesday.
Members of Central Coosa High School's class of 2019, their families and friends enjoyed perfect weather Tuesday evening for a graduation ceremony on the field at Keith Bullard Stadium.
It was a night of spiritual encouragement as the Benjamin Russell senior baccalaureate service was held Sunday night at the school’s auditorium.
Reeltown High School science teacher Georgia Smith was named Tallapoosa County Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2019-20 Thursday, as the county board of education held an awards luncheon.
An iconic black leader died Monday and his passing will leave a void that can’t easily be filled, friends of the late Rev. Alfred Cooper said following news of his death.
The Tallapoosa County Commission was given a presentation on a facility assessment for Tallapoosa County schools as part of a plea to keep a new 1-cent sales tax in place at Monday’s commission meeting.
Children in Tallapoosa County will once again see a summer feeding program in county schools thanks to the program’s approval at Monday’s Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting.
After serving on the Alexander City Board of Education for 10 years, David Sturdivant is stepping down in May at the end of his term, saying he feels it is time for someone new to join the board.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part question-and-answer series with Dr. Doug Flor, Central Alabama Community College’s new dean of workforce and economic development.
While Alexander City schools have been successfully integrated for decades, members of Concerned Parents for Academic and Community Excellence (Co-PACE ) said equality and unity are still a modern issue for the schools during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Garland Gamble said he helped pave the way for others of his race when he became the first black person to be elected to the Tallapoosa County Commission in 1994.
Rev. Alfred Cooper considers himself more fortunate than many black people in the South during the Civil Rights era and when schools were being desegregated.
Tallapoosa County Board of Education Superintendent Joe Windle said the system is looking at adding cosmetology and teaching and training programs at the Edward Bell Career Technical Center.
Tallapoosa County Schools need $32.8 million to update its facilities and address needs, according to an assessment it wants to use to justify the continuation of a 1-cent sales tax enacted a little more than three years ago.
Barbara Young was serenaded on her 88th birthday Thursday by a crowd that gave her a standing ovation on the way to the stage to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce.
Tallapoosa County school officials are taking action to have a student removed from Reeltown School following a complaint the student posted a terroristic threat on Snapchat Wednesday, according to sheriff Jimmy Abbett.
New Alexander City Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford finally completed his first board meeting, starting Tuesday in front of a full house and finishing Thursday morning before school started.
Tallapoosa County Board of Education Superintendent Joe Windle told the board it will soon have a facilities assessment in hand for the Tallapoosa County Commission to consider in continuing the 1-cent sales tax.
The Tallapoosa County Commission approved measures Monday to help accommodate the development of Russell Marine’s boat superstore on U.S. Highway 280 in Alexander City.
The Tallapoosa County School System showed general improvement compared to last year in the annual report card issued by the Alabama Department of Education. The state handed out more A’s, B’s and C’s, as well as fewer D’s and F’s, in its recent data release.
Tragedy seemed to be a theme for 2018 in the Alexander City area, which mourned the passing of noteworthy citizens, saw two years of legal maneuvering finally result in a murder conviction and grieved for a carnival worker who fell to his death.
The meeting room of the Alexander City Board of Education building was a busy hive of activity Thursday afternoon as city school system employees and members of the community gathered to celebrate the tenure of outgoing superintendent Dr. Darrell Cooper and wish him well in retirement.
With Dr. Daniel Keith Lankford preparing to take over as the new superintendent of the Alexander City School System, outgoing superintendent Dr. Darrell Cooper reflected on his accomplishments during his 5 1/2 years in charge.
The Tallapoosa County Board of Education set aside time during Monday night’s board meeting to recognize 17 students who achieved high marks on a recent civics test mandated by the state, as well as reading and approving a special resolution remembering former Daviston and New Site basketbal…
Dr. Daniel Keith Lankford is now one step closer to becoming superintendent of the Alexander City School System after the board of education officially approved his contract during a special-called meeting Wednesday morning.