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The Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville is gearing up to sling cocktails for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22.

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Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Wednesday a bill banning abortions in the state, a move sure to draw nationwide legal challenges supporters hope will result in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.


Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle announced Monday the schools are starting a partnership with Alexander City Schools, including sharing the Benjamin Russell JROTC program and allowing Alexander City students into Edward Bell Career Technical Center.

While the Alabama Department of Public Health announced Friday a 5-month-old girl in St. Clair County originally feared to have measles didn’t have them after all, the state still has 82 open investigations of the virus and reported cases in 23 states have spiked to their highest level in 25 years.

According to court records, more than 100 cases were cleared from the court system in April in Alexander City. 

Once again students in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program at Horseshoe Bend School proved it’s one of the top programs in the state.


Horseshoe Bend’s football team is ushering in a new era, and it’s coming with a familiar face. Jeremy Phillips, the offensive coordinator at Benjamin Russell, has been approved as the Generals’ new football coach and athletic director. The approval came Monday night at the Tallapoosa County …

New Site Mayor Phil Blasingame told councilmembers at Monday night’s town council meeting he would like to see the town annex property to make drawing required council districts easier.

The New Site Town Council hopes to start construction of a medical clinic and pharmacy soon and will keep its employee health insurance with Local Government Health Insurance.

At its Monday meeting, the New Site Town Council tabled a proposal that would keep town hall open without a break on weekdays to give residents more chances to conduct business.

The library at Horseshoe Bend School was a bit rowdy Friday morning. It was as if fourth-graders were holding a pep rally for the Iron Bowl, but instead, one of their classmates was named the winner in the Alabama Education Association (AEA) Be A Champion and Read program.

Reviewing the fiscal year 2018 end-of-the-year financial report, the New Site Town Council saw things are trending in the right direction financially for the town following Monday night’s council meeting.

Members of the Tallapoosa County Commission believe the New Site council has not been fully informed of the expectations of requirements for permits for the renovation project of the New Site gym.

The Alexander City Sportplex is preparing to play host to one of the most anticipated local events of the year, as the 38th annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.

The New Site Town Council passed its budgets for the new fiscal year, heard where things stood on the town clinic project and discussed the issue of the old New Site gymnasium at Monday night’s council meeting.

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A set of playground equipment was officially installed next to the pavilion behind New Site Town Hall in early January, giving locals a place they can bring their children on weekend afternoons.

The New Site Senior Activity Center was filled with guests early Wednesday afternoon for the center’s monthly luncheon. There was musical entertainment, a pair of guest speakers and the chance to win some great prizes.

Economic development, education and healthcare are at the top of Republican candidate Ed Oliver’s platform during his campaign for the 81st District seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Everything’s Art in Dadeville will be holding an art contest for any student living within the jurisdiction of the Tallapoosa County School System. Open to students enrolled at any of the three county schools, special needs students, homeschool students and students working to obtain their G…

Continuing to look for ways to improve the community, the New Site Town Council heard the latest on the project to bring a Russell Medical-run health clinic to town, approved purchasing a new truck for the town water department and acted on a pair of certificates of deposit.

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and many people will be taking advantage of the three-day weekend to squeeze one final trip to the lake or out of town in before the weather turns cooler and fall fully arrives. However, hitting the road is not without its risks and dangers.

An electrical problem at Horseshoe Bend School that first manifested itself at the end of last school year flared up again at the start of this school year. Classes dismissed early on a couple of occasions because of the problem, and one full day was missed when engineers from a North Caroli…

As the New Site Town Council continues to move forward in plans for bringing a health clinic to town, the council heard from the owner of a local drug store wanting to be a part of the facility when it opens.

Helping children learn to read is a key goal in helping them succeed later on in life. Trying to do their part in giving more young people in the county the gift of literacy, 17 women have come together to start a local branch of Ferst Readers, providing books to children throughout Tallapoo…

After two electrical engineers from North Carolina-based manufacturer Square D spent part of Tuesday at Horseshoe Bend School, the issue with temporary power loss at the school appears to have been solved.

As the new school year has arrived, many seniors and their parents have already begun to think about life after high school. Deciding on the right college can be difficult. To aid parents and students in selecting the best-suited college, Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church will host College…

All 10 schools in the Tallapoosa County and Alexander City school systems welcomed students back to class this week for another year of academic learning. Overall, administrators across the system reported things went smoothly overall, with few, if any, major concerns to note.

The first day of school will come to an early end Monday at Horseshoe Bend School. Electrical problems, similar to those seen at the end of last school year, have again popped up and are causing issues with getting enough power to certain parts of the building.

Teachers and staff members from Dadeville, Horseshoe Bend and Reeltown gathered at the Dadeville High School auditorium for the annual Tallapoosa County Schools Teachers Institute, giving them valuable information to take into the upcoming school year before returning to their classrooms.

The plans for bringing a medical clinic to the town of New Site are one step closer to fruition, after the New Site Town Council held a special work session in addition to the regularly scheduled council meeting Monday night.

When the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the LSU Tigers square off in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on New Year’s Day, four local students will be taking part in the halftime entertainment. The majorette squad from Horseshoe Bend received an invitation to join other majorettes, danceline members …

The New Site Town Council discussed the ongoing issue of the New Site Town Gym during Monday night’s meeting, while also talking about a situation with unpaid water debts incurred by some residents throughout town.

Two representatives from Colonial Life Insurance were on hand Monday night to present information regarding health and life insurance policies available to town employees during the meeting of the New Site Town Council.