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There was a huge jump in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Alabama Department of Health, which is now reporting four confirmed cases in Tallapoosa County.Across the state, there are now 386 confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, with 2,812 tested. Although the latest numbers sho…

Out-of-town tags have started to appear in Tallapoosa County even as the coronavirus numbers continue to rise across Alabama and homes on the shores of Lake Martin are coming out of winter hibernation.

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The number of positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus has increased to 167 confirmed cases statewide. As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were still no confirmed cases in Tallapoosa County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Only three new positive cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Alabama since last night. As of 10 a.m., there were still no confirmed cases in Tallapoosa County.

The 2-1-1 initiative is a statewide resource hub that recently has been updated to best fit the needs of the growing coronavirus pandemic. While 2-1-1 is typically a database for personal crisis, it has morphed into a disaster database, focusing on community needs and altering the way certai…

March 3 all Tallapoosa County voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that, if passed, will apply to only Willow Point residents inside the gated neighborhood, according to Russell Lands vice president and general counsel Steve Forehand.

As local brides and grooms search for some old, new, borrowed and blue things, hopefully they can find some of that at the Lake Martin Wedding Expo on Sunday. Benefiting the Lake Martin Area United Way, the event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Mitchell House in Dadeville.

Contractors have been renovating the Russell Corp. new No. 1 mill to become the Russell Marine outdoor supercenter. Work has been underway for a year now and Russell Marine president Dave Commander said Tuesday it should open sometime in April. The 150,000 square-foot Russell Marine facility…

One area of Lake Martin has some new trails, sights and resting places open thanks to recent efforts by Alabama Power. 

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.

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 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.

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.

With cold temps and sharp winds to contend with, volunteers with the Lake Martin Resource Association gathered at Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning for the annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Lake Martin. 

John Thompson is grinning a bit knowing due to community effort over the last year, more than likely 22 tons of trash will not be picked up again this year for Renew Our Rivers. It’ll be much less, he hopes.

David B. Sturdivant, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Russell Lands, has been elected to the Do it Best Corp. Board of Directors, the international home improvement co-op announced Wednesday in a release. Russell Lands, based in Alexander City, operates Russell Do it Ce…