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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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Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday she has lung cancer and will soon begin a series of radiation treatments.

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Like fireflies trailed by children on a summer evening, large wakes attract other recreation. Going airborne is a thrill for tube riders and personal watercraft (PWC) drivers. Although it’s also against the law for PWCs to jump another boat’s wake, said Capt. Gary Buchanan, Central and South…

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In recent months, the cumulative voice of nature enthusiasts, property owners and boaters alike has grown from isolated grumbling to collective, serious concern about boating wakes on Lake Martin. Conservationists are alarmed over the rate at which boat wakes are eroding the shoreline; prope…

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Generations of Alabamaians who were seeking to get married have always visited their county courthouse and the probate judge’s office to get a marriage license but that will no longer be possible starting Thursday.

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There has not been an increase in ad valorem taxes but Tallapoosa County is expecting to haul in more than $1 million in additional property tax revenue according to Tallapoosa County Revenue Commissioner Eva Middlebrooks.

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More than 200 people including first responders, contractors and gas line operators filled the auditorium at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center Wednesday to get to know each before an incident might occur on one of the pipelines in the area.

Those considering any work along the shoreline of Lake Martin should start the permit process now, as Alabama Power Company has announced its first permit fee increase since 2005 will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Summertime means hot weather and days spent at the lake and pool for many but for others it means their home gardens are in full swing. Tomatoes are one of the most popular summer vegetables but as they grow they bring along problems with them. 

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Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County has big fish to fry after hosting its first fishing tournament fundraiser.

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Alternating rain and sun didn’t diminish the popularity of the Hackneyville Fireworks Bash on Saturday. Event attendees brought their tents and umbrellas to watch performers and participate in the bash’s events.

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Pastor Dick Stark concluded the funeral of former Alexander City Mayor Don McClellan on Saturday with a prayer which, like the life of McClellan himself, reached far beyond the sanctuary of Faith Temple Church.

Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. earned a total of 69 awards in the Alabama Press Association’s 2019 Media Awards, including General Excellence, at the APA Summer Convention this weekend in Orange Beach. 

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Don McClellan was known to cut grass on a softball field as mayor and jokingly threaten to cut those who teased him with his pocket knife. He refused to get into the sewer as a matter of political discourse even as he was up to his neck in discharge and drawing the wrath of federal environme…

Pet owners can have their animals vaccinated against rabies at a discounted rate Saturday as part of Rabies Awareness Day.

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Don McClellan died early Wednesday morning but his life’s blood will continue coursing through Alexander City in the thousands of jobs he helped bring to the area in the wake of Russell Corp.’s collapse as an economic powerhouse, friends and even political opponents said.

The family of former Alexander City Mayor Don McClellan will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Radney Funeral Home and his funeral is scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. from Faith Temple Church.