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Fourteen candidates answering three questions each and given equal allotted time for all to state their views resulted in an unbiased, informative event at Monday’s municipal candidate political forum hosted by Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.

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Presented by Jackson Refrigeration LLC and Central Alabama Community College, Alexander City municipal candidates participate in a public forum to inform voters of their platforms and answer moderated questions about the issues affecting the city.

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A fresh and fluffy face will greet students at Stephens Elementary School this year and provide an added layer of comfort to improve the children’s daily lives.

The coronavirus and social distancing have kept some away from the 30th annual Alexander City Jazz Fest but those who did venture to Strand Park Friday were entertained. The annual summer music festival continues 6 p.m. Saturday at The Amp at Lake Martin. 

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To benefit Russell Medical employees and support local businesses, the hospital gift shop has been revamped to feature items from local stores and artists.

Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a $50 million grant program to support nonprofit and faith-based organizations that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Nonprofit Grant Program and the Alabama Faith-Based Grant Program will be awarded to eligible applicant…

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Tuesday, Bill Nichols State Veterans Home resident Sara Harris reached a major milestone by celebrating her 100th birthday. The retired Lt. Col. Harris is no stranger to significant life events as she was the first female base commander in a combat zone in Vietnam while serving in the U.S. A…

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A project to help curate Alexander City as a visitor destination and to foster connections between downtown and other community assets, wayfinding signage was installed in seven different locations by Main Street Alexander City.

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Election season is underway and it’s every citizen’s right and duty to vote. Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. wants to help Alexander City residents make informed decisions when casting their votes on Aug. 25 and therefore is hosting a political municipal candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

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Alexander City Police Department is investigating assault in the first degree of a 66-year-old male, which occurred Sunday morning at what investigators defined as ”a location off Highway 22.“

How much harm could a package of mystery seeds do? Scientists with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System agree unsolicited seed packets being delivered in Alabama and across the country could pose a real threat to native ecosystems and possibly to people.

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In light of Gov. Kay Ivey’s expansion of the mask order and the extension of the safer-at-home order, Russell Medical Foundation has canceled the Aug. 8 Lake Martin Digital Scavenger Hunt. 

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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…

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Alexander City native Timothy Rogers grew up surrounded by creativity. His mother is an artist fashioning up jewelry and producing drawings; his sister is known for her nail designs; and his brother is a tattoo artist who inspired his talent.

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The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has received multiple reports of “unsolicited” China origin seeds being delivered to residents across the state through the United States Postal Service (USPS). The packing is often mislabeled as jewelry. This practice is known as a…

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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Out of concern for the health and safety of the general public and licensees, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board today approved an emergency order that limits the hours of operations for restaurants, bar and entities that sell alcohol. Effective immediately but not enforced until S…

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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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More than 500 people came through Pennington Park on Sunday afternoon where about 20 vendors were on site selling fresh produce, homemade crafts and baked goods. There was live music at the pavilion and vendors had great success. The next Pennington Park Farmers Market is from 1 to 5 p.m. on…

“If you don’t get better, we’ll be out here for days,” Bob O’Daniel hears his wife jokingly yell from their home in Eclectic. Scouring the O’Daniel’s property — all 36 acres of it — has become Bob’s favorite pastime, and one numerous Lake Martin area citizens benefit from daily. 

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As plans for returning to school are finalized and tweaked, parents and students may still have some unanswered questions or concerns about protocol and safety measures. The following most frequently asked questions should provide some additional insight into Alexander City Schools’ current …

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Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 8th Annual Alexander City Sun Festival has been postponed until a later date. Originally scheduled for early June, the eight-day festival was rescheduled for July 31-Aug. 8 out of concerns regarding the pandemic. A makeup date for Sun Festival will b…

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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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Artist and Alexander City native Charles Forbus provided the signage and structure greeting visitors to Russell Crossroads a much-needed makeover.

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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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Kurt and Leigh Pfitzner may have only been full-time residents of Dadeville for roughly six years but the couple has already made a lasting impact on the area. Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith wanted to show his appreciation for all their hard work to benefit the community and presented the Pfizt…

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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.