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In the world of uncertainty of today, plans continue to change and Coosa County Schools has decided to postpone the start of school and begin the first nine weeks with all virtual classes.

Central Alabama Community College acting president Jeff Lynn held a virtual meeting Thursday with the ASPIRE 2030 steering committee to discuss CACC’s capital campaign. The committee will create a vision for all CACC locations over a 10-year improvement plan.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has allocated $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for a public-private partnership to increase access to internet for K-12 students attending school in the fall who may need internet service for distance learning.

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As sharply noted by Central Alabama Community College public relations director Brett Pritchard, education does not stop simply because the coronavirus pandemic is still present. Therefore, the Alabama Community College System, including CACC’s Alexander City location, has released a plan fo…

The Special Education Advisory Panel and the Alabama State Department of Education encourage the public to attend the upcoming virtual WebEx One meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to review current issues pertaining to services for students with disabilities.

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Central Coosa superintendent Andi Wilson said communication is key for the ever-changing plan regarding the return to school. Based on guidance from the Alabama State Department of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guidelines may be altered as time goes on.

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The Adelia M. Russell Library and Mamie’s Place Children’s Library have operated under a phased reopening since May 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff has worked to incorporate guidelines of recommended spacing and cleanliness.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H program is hosting virtual events to keep children entertained this summer. The latest in a line of programs includes 4-H Virtual Ventures Art Class. The deadline to register is Monday. Space is limited so sign up by calling the Tallapoosa County …

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At Tuesday’s Alexander City Board of Education meeting, the initial draft of the schools’ Return to Learn plan was presented. Superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford said things will be fluid and changing as the school year goes on based on local and state guidance and protocols.

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Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle is following the recommendation of 103 physicians from Birmingham and will make masks mandatory for all faculty and all students over the age of 7.

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Dr. Mary Holloway loves a challenge and that’s exactly what makes her the ideal hire as director of Alexander City Schools virtual academy. And a challenge it will be starting a separate virtual academy from the ground up but one Holloway is ready to tackle with enthusiasm and drive.

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Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford addressed some concerns and questions about returning to school in August in a video posted on the school’s Facebook page. The plan is coined “Return to Learn” and will be presented in full to the Alex City Board of Education on Thursday.

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While Central Alabama Community College’s (CACC) origin is in Alexander City, its faculty and staff have a wide footprint. For one such employee, that trail has been traversed over 26 different countries and 30 years of service in the Marine Corps.

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Some concern was raised at Monday’s Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting about accountability with virtual learning options but acting superintendent Ray Porter assured board members plenty of planning and guidelines will be in place to best serve those students.

The coffee shop Nirvana Latte that was set to open next to Zazu’s Verandah in downtown Dadeville will no longer be opening. The potential owners, also owners of Dyed Pirates in Dadeville, decided to not pursue the venture. Zazu’s owners Rick and Mitzy Hidding, own the building where the coff…

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As Reeltown Elementary School principal Raymond Porter is in line to take the helm of the Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent position, he was eager to recommend current RES assistant principal Lisa Hornsby to fill his shoes.

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Benjamin Russell will see some new, yet familiar faces in the halls during the 2019-20 school year with the hire of two new assistant principals to replace both Jason Deason, who was hired as principal at Alexandria High School, and the late Kelli Kelly.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education received a pleasant surprise as it recently opened bids for constructing an auditorium at Horseshoe Bend School. It came in more than 30% under budget.

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Benjamin Russell Class of 2020 graduate Andrew Caldwell has a drive for figuring out how things work and understanding what makes them tick. Whether it’s building a specific computer from scratch or learning the inner workings of the human brain, Caldwell’s desire to grasp the concept of log…

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Despite the issues and disappointments Benjamin Russell’s Class of 2020 faced, Seniors collectively earned a total of $5,520,986 in scholarships.

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Alexander City kindergartener Ves Peters shared his imaginative tale of a red, white and blue snake that escaped from its box at school and his search to find it and return it back to its home.