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It seems almost everyday an accident occurs on U.S. Highway 280 at Coven Abbett or Dean roads or in the crossovers near shopping along the 280 corridor in Alexander City.

More than 50 first responders gathered Thursday making plans for something they hope never happens — disaster.

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Anniston) is confident Republicans will gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year.

In the wake of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the Alabama Hospital Association has circulated a statement urging social distancing, wearing masks indoors and getting vaccinated. Area healthcare leaders at Russell Medical are signing on too and urging everyone to do their part.

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It takes seconds to get into a life-threatening situation in the woods or on the water but a rescue can take hours or days. But thanks to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Aviation Unit rescues can be shortened to just a few life-saving moments.

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It’s a dream come true. The Lake Martin Songwriters Festival will feature 15 songwriters including Tallapoosa County native Chad Wilson at 10 venues over five days with an appearance of superfan Dale Karl. Wilson will also debut his new song “Viva Lake Martin” during the festival.

Jeremy Duerr is the district attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit and now helps lead the Alabama District Attorney Association.