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March 3 all Tallapoosa County voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that, if passed, will apply to only Willow Point residents inside the gated neighborhood, according to Russell Lands vice president and general counsel Steve Forehand.

Dexur, a data-driven hospital and healthcare news and research service, recently analyzed Medicare claims and found Russell Medical, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, and Andalusia Health were the top three ranked hospitals with the lowest in-hospital sepsis mortality rate. 

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While the ultimate goal of the Third Saturday Cleanup is to keep the city clean, the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce has announced an exciting new addition for cleanup dates later this year in the form of a competition.

Back in May 2018, Everything’s Art was just a small program intended to connect artists and bring more art to Dadeville. Since then, the nonprofit has grown to become an essential and valuable part of the thriving community.

State Rep. Steve Hurst (R-Munford) is looking into legislation on starting all state public schools on the same calendar year. While nothing has been filed yet, both Alexander City and Tallapoosa County school boards oppose the legislation. 

The sound of musical strings filled Red Ridge United Methodist Church on Friday. Instead of musicians playing harps, guitars or pianos, the sounds were made by a rectangular instrument called the dulcimer.

One united sound from Tallapoosa County Schools was played this weekend. Students from Reeltown, Dadeville and Horseshoe Bend schools joined together to make music for the sixth annual Tallapoosa County Honors Band on Saturday.

Tallapoosa County Department of Human Resources (DHR) is hoping for some locals to open their hearts to foster or even adopt children. The DHR is hosting a foster adoptive parent recruitment open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 in hopes of finding local homes for 56 foster children.

Contractors have been renovating the Russell Corp. new No. 1 mill to become the Russell Marine outdoor supercenter. Work has been underway for a year now and Russell Marine president Dave Commander said Tuesday it should open sometime in April. The 150,000 square-foot Russell Marine facility…

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education is trying to figure out how to afford its $29.8 million worth of capital projects after facing a new roadblock. The board was informed at its work session Tuesday its capital improvement projects’ loan financing rate and origination fees with River Ba…

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin area has been temporarily shut down but officials said they hope it will be up and running again Thursday. The organization was discovered to be uninsured but is in the process of solving the issue, according to Lake Martin Area United Way executi…

Unexpected pregnancies for low-income women can be shocking but there are resources in Tallapoosa County to help. Sav-A-Life in Alexander City provides free pregnancy tests and educational programs for women and Quality of Life Health Services, a system of federally qualified community healt…

Nominations are open for compassionate women who work hard and give back to Tallapoosa County. The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for “Woman of the Year,” which is awarded to a county resident at its Lead Forward Women Conference in March.

When the weekend arrives, Ed Collari and his two children know a few hours will be set aside to help keep their community clean. They don’t do it because it’s forced but because they genuinely care and take pride in where they live.

The Dadeville City Council officially filled its District 5 seat Tuesday. The council appointed lifelong Dadeville resident Tony Wolfe to take the seat previously held by Dick Harrelson, who died Dec. 12.

Benjamin Russell’s Navy JROTC program added some new faces from Dadeville and Horseshoe Bend schools last week. The program officially added students from Tallapoosa County Schools this January after the county and Alexander City Schools announced a partnership last May.