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Tallapoosa County School System bus driver starting base pay is lower than the starting salaries of other drivers in Clay, Elmore, Coosa and Lee counties’ school systems and Alexander City Schools. It is something county school superintendent Joe Windle said the system is addressing.

New Site Mayor Phil Blasingame has been talking about a healthcare clinic in New Site since taking office nearly three years ago.

New Site is one step closer to having healthcare services in town after the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the town a grant.


A 17-year-old Horseshoe Bend student has been charged with making a terroristic threat after making threatening comments Tuesday about bringing a weapon to the school and describing a hit list for Wednesday, according to a release from Tallapoosa County sheriff Jimmy Abbett.

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Generations of Alabamaians who were seeking to get married have always visited their county courthouse and the probate judge’s office to get a marriage license but that will no longer be possible starting Thursday.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education tabled a vote Monday to approve a professional program management services agreement contract with Volkert for Reeltown school projects.


There has not been an increase in ad valorem taxes but Tallapoosa County is expecting to haul in more than $1 million in additional property tax revenue according to Tallapoosa County Revenue Commissioner Eva Middlebrooks.


Horseshoe Bend School faculty and staff opened car doors, took pictures and gave out hugs on the first day of classes for the 2019-20 school year Thursday.

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Very little work is left to be finished with the New Site water expansion project and town officials are trying to determine how to use $15,000 left in the budget.


Children usually dislike visiting the doctor but failure to get physical examinations, shots and eyes tested, especially for those starting kindergarten and first grade, could lead to serious learning problems in school that could escalate into obstacles to success when they become adults.

The start of school means following dress codes for Alexander City and Tallapoosa County schools. Dress codes can be confusing and students can get pulled aside for breaking the rules. As a refresher, here are the two school systems’ dress codes: 


More than 200 people including first responders, contractors and gas line operators filled the auditorium at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center Wednesday to get to know each before an incident might occur on one of the pipelines in the area.

Those considering any work along the shoreline of Lake Martin should start the permit process now, as Alabama Power Company has announced its first permit fee increase since 2005 will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020.


A possible health clinic in New Site is one step nearer after the New Site Town Council voted to allow McKee & Associates to do what is needed to let the project for bids so a decision can be made if the town can afford it.


New Site Mayor Phil Blasingame said plans for a new healthcare clinic and pharmacy building owned by the town and leased to providers will be on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.


The Tallapoosa County Board of Education on Monday signed a letter to the Tallapoosa County Commission specifying $29.8 million in projects it wants completed through funding from the county’s 1-cent sales tax.