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With the concerns growing regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which said Sunday to limit gatherings to 50 and under for eight weeks, Alexander City businesses and organizations are following suit.

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As schools consider how they will approach reopening, Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle proposed a phased plan that utilizes a blended method of education. He shared this four-phase approach, which is to restore, reconstruct, refine and return, with the Tallapoosa County Bo…

Many take for granted the ability to get online through a handheld device or computer. For some, internet access at home is currently impossible leading to students falling behind at school and parents unable to search and apply for better job opportunities. 

As schools and parents prepare for what’s to come in the 2020-21 school year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some recommended guidelines it feels will help with a gradual scale-up of operations for the safety of students and staff.

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to climb throughout the state as Alabama saw a 300-plus increase in the cumulative number of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Horseshoe Bend’s valedictorian Korbin Kinman and salutatorian Jessie Eason both shine in academics and extracurriculars, citing hard work as the biggest lesson learned throughout their high school experience. 

It was Phil Blasingame’s mission to bring a healthcare clinic to New Site when he ran for mayor. Tuesday that dream came one step closer to reality as officials broke ground on the facility.

Horseshoe Bend will host its graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the football field while practicing social distancing for both families attending and the seniors.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has expanded the criteria to test for COVID-19 to add testing for certain asymptomatic, high-risk groups and individuals in state laboratories.