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While the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many students to go virtual and learn new online platforms, one local accredited school wants to remind the public it has always been virtual and not skipped a beat during the unknown changes in education.

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Alexander City, AL

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  • Humidity: 98%
  • Feels Like: 67°
  • Heat Index: 67°
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • Wind Chill: 67°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 06:55:43 AM
  • Sunset: 05:59:58 PM
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Cloudy this evening then becoming foggy and damp after midnight. Low 63F. Winds light and variable.


Cloudy this evening then becoming foggy and damp after midnight. Low 63F. Winds light and variable.


Areas of patchy fog early. Cloudy. High 73F. Winds light and variable.

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Next week, thousands of Alabama students will be taking the next step to ensuring their promising futures. These students will be applying to top colleges and universities nationwide, during the 2020 Alabama College Application Week celebration, on Oct. 19-23.

Gov. Kay Ivey — alongside the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! — today announced final participation results of Census 2020 for the state of Alabama. The census officially came to a close nationwide on Thursday.

Halloween during a pandemic can be difficult to enjoy the many festivities but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are steps to still partake in the fun.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) — in alignment with Alabama Counts — announced Wednesday the U.S. Census Bureau has now appointed the final deadline for the 2020 census as Thursday, Oct. 15. This new date was set after the bureau announced a previous Oct. 31 …

Tallapoosa County Schools is in the process of launching a new link on its website that provides continuous COVID-19 related information. It will be updated twice weekly and accessible to the public for full transparency on positive cases, close contacts and more.

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New Style Church volunteers, along with help from the Housing Authority and Bridge Builders, distribute food weekly at 694 Ann St. for those in need. This week's boxes of food contain meat, dairy, produce and more. Cars were lined up for miles to drive by and pick up packages. Volunteers wer…

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey called on Alabamians to pay tribute to healthcare heroes for their continued efforts in fighting COVID-19. In her proclamation, Ivey asked Alabamians to thank these heroes by leaving their porch lights on every Friday in October and showing their appreciation at school s…

Troy Antwoan Knight thought his original sentence of life in prison without parole for his conviction of two counts of robbery in 2011 was a bit harsh.

Rain or shine, volunteers with the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry are dedicated to providing food to the community every Thursday. While things may look a little different in terms of operation, the mission to feed the needy remains the same.

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While Tallapoosa County didn’t come in as the champs of the Alabama Census Bowl, it still earned $30,000 for its school systems thanks to the dedication of the Tallapoosa County census committee and residents for participating.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) — in alignment with Alabama Counts — announced Tuesday the U.S. Census Bureau has informed the state it plans to extend the2020 census deadline until Oct. 5 nationwide, including in Alabama.

Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday announced the creation of Alabama Family Central a comprehensive, easy-to-use web and mobile destination that offers parents and families, guardians, teachers and caregivers a one-stop connection to programs and services in Alabama. Information on childcare, education…

Income rose and poverty declined in the United States in the calendar year before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the number of Americans without health insurance increased for the third consecutive year despite a growing economy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Surv…

Based on a reduction in telephone call volume, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) toll-free COVID-19 hotline will operate only during regular business hours, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The term “to protect and to serve” was coined in 1955 and has become the official motto of the police academy. To show honor and respect for this service, a Back the Blue event was held at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse on Thursday morning.

Sales: According to the Alabama Association of Realtors, August home sales in the state increased 9% year-over-year from 6,317 to 6,884 closed transactions. Sales decreased 10.8% from July and are now up 7% year-to-date. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, however, declining sales …

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Tallapoosa County organized a Back the Blue event at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse to show appreciation for its area law enforcement and first responders. Officers and elected officials from across Tallapoosa County came to show support, receive recognition and sign the police pledge. Rep…