Alumni of the Benjamin Russell Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a two-day rodeo to benefit the current BRHS students in the program.
Jen Hunt made lemonade out of lemons — except her lemonade is a successful virtual Pilates business and lemons equate to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
Michelle Garrett was admired by many people in Tallapoosa County as a loyal and dedicated employee, friend and wife; a special, loving human who always had a smile on her face; an angel with an infectious personality and a fighter.
For years, people across the country have reported sightings of hairy, upright-walking creatures dwelling in the wilderness and credited the experience as finding Bigfoot, also referred to as Sasquatch.
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.
- ‘Discovering Bigfoot’ director explores local encounters
- Customer robs Alexander City Walmart
- Fearless Fighter: Tallapoosa County dispatcher Garrett fondly remembered as ‘true gift’
- Officials respond to one-car collision on River Bridge
- Benjamin Russell to have attendance restrictions at games
- Alexander City seeking proposals for storm cleanup
- Alexander City Middle School names Smith as new coach
- SAVINGS ALL ALONG: No rebate for Alexander City power customers
- Ivey has call to action message for mask compliance
- Attendance at high school football games likely will be significantly reduced, ADPH reports
- PHOTOS: Alexander City Jazz Fest
- PHOTOS: Socially distanced Strand Sessions
- PHOTOS: Accident sends two to hospital
- PHOTOS: Alex City Schools breaks ground at Jim Pearson Elementary
- PHOTOS: Horseshoe Bend football practice
- PHOTOS: Dixie Sailing Club hosts work party
- PHOTOS: Fourth annual Blues in the Park held in Strand Park
- PHOTOS: Band camp underway at Benjamin Russell
- PHOTOS: Pennington Park Farmers Marketplace
- PHOTOS: Benjamin Russell's first week of football practice
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…
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.
It felt like 100 degrees outside but the Benjamin Russell marching band was ecstatic for some cloud covering Tuesday morning as members took the field for a full day of music, marching and instruction.
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.
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…
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.
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…
People tend to cling to certain charities or philanthropic opportunities, but Alexander City native Betty Chambers prefers to give back to the community through trash pickup. She and her late husband began doing Willow Point cleanups when they moved there in the 1990s and it’s an interest t…
“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.
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 …
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…
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 …
The lineup is set for the 30th annual Alexander City Jazz Fest which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7 in downtown Alexander City’s Strand Park and Saturday, Aug. 8 at The Amp on Lake Martin.
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.
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…
Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith is a strong proponent that “if you build it, they will come.” Nothing rings more true for Dadeville at this time than that sentiment.
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.