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When the weekend arrives, Ed Collari and his two children know a few hours will be set aside to help keep their community clean. They don’t do it because it’s forced but because they genuinely care and take pride in where they live.

Despite the productivity of the court system in Alexander City and Dadeville, many notable cases remain to be adjudicated.

The Tallapoosa County Commission heard of efforts to reorganize an emergency volunteer organization and an effort to install reflective address signs on rental properties while approving a resolution to allow bonds to be sold for the Tallapoosa County Board of Education at its meeting Monday.

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When reflecting over headlines from 2019, it’s clear there were some notable losses in the area, such as the deaths of many key leaders in the area including Alexander City Mayor Jim Nabors, but there was also growth. From a 12-year-old Radney Elementary School student having the courage to …

With the new year starting, gyms may see an influx of people working out to lose weight or get in better shape. Local physical trainers advise those going back to the gym to be consistent and start small.

The new year means a fresh start and brings fun for many, but it also brings a deadline for paying for property taxes.

Having a storm shelter or safe spot is the first thing to identify when making storm plans. With tornado watches and warnings such as those issued Monday, weather plans include seeking safe shelter.

Getting hired can be difficult for someone with disabilities. Thankfully, Central Alabama Reach Out Center connects disabled residents with employers looking to hire.

With growth on Lake Martin and an increase in incidents where law enforcement is needed, the Alexander City Police Department will soon have a patrol boat.

There is a threat for severe thunderstorms from 4 p.m. this evening until 7 a.m. Tuesday across Central Alabama. Tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and large hail are all possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE) members voted to adopt a new set of mathematics standards that are poised to pave the way toward academic success for Alabama students at the SBOE’s monthly meeting Thursday, according to a release.

It’s time to get out the hand sanitizer and wash hands more frequently as the flu season has significantly spread throughout the state. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the East Central district, which includes Tallapoosa County, has had 4.6% of outpatient visits due to …

Lake Martin Area United Way revealed it’s about 75% of the way closer to its $535,000 campaign goal Friday. The organization has raised $392,754 currently through donations this year.

Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch has helped female victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect find stability and care since 1973. The ranch currently has three residential homes, four sets of full-time house parents who care for the residents and 21 girls, according to ranch director Candace Gulley.

The holiday season can bring a lot of cheer but can also be a time for an increased number of theft crimes during this time of year. According to Alexander City Police Department Capt. James Orr, 44 thefts, burglaries and vehicle break-ins were reported to the police department in November.

The Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center has been helping children in Tallapoosa, Chambers and Randolph counties since 1999. The advocacy center tapes forensic interviews of witnesses who are minors in child abuse cases or investigations so if a case goes to court the child doesn’t have to …

Talk about a return investment. More than 4,000 hours were spent at nonprofit Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama (VCCA) looking at thousands of federal and state tax returns from January to May this year and $1,553,321 was returned to Tallapoosa County residents, according to director …

Camp Fire Alabama of Alexander City’s mission is to give back to those who help them. The organization, funded by the Lake Martin Area United Way, holds an annual fashion show to benefit United Way for a cause such as helping the homeless.

Identity theft, grandchildren, technology being compromised and other scams for senior citizens to watch out for were the topics of Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn at Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama.

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…