Veteran service offices, support and suicide rates were the main topics for Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs state commissioner Kent Davis as he spoke at the Alexander City American Legion Post 339 Thursday.
Although the organization is not located in Lake Martin Area United Way’s coverage area of Tallapoosa and Coosa counties, The Learning Tree of Tallasee’s homes in Tallapoosa County benefit financially from the group.
Nominations are now being accepted for the spring 2020 Living History Cemetery Tour and Art Show presented by Alexander City Theatre II and Russell Medical Foundation.
At the far northern end of Lake Martin near Jacksons Gap sits the Easterseals Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). A year-round camp designed for people with disabilities and health impairments, Camp ASCCA offers exciting programs and activities for those who attend a…
Alexander City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford will ask for the formation of a committee to ensure stakeholders have the correct information on how the funds from a 1-cent sales tax are used, starting with planning construction.
Although teenage vaping is a national issue, it is not that prevalent in schools in Tallapoosa County, officials said. Dadeville High School and Benjamin Russell both had one incident this year and Alexander City Middle School has had only one incident in two years.
The search has been canceled for 17-year-old who went missing Wednesday evening as Emalee Stringfellow has been found as of Thursday night, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Jacksons Gap Mayor Jeff Walker was at a loss for words at Tuesday’s council meeting after hearing of the resignation of the town’s police chief.
An Eclectic man is being held in the Elmore County Jail on $150,000 cash bond after being charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
The Tallapoosa County Coaches Association requested an athletic supplement increase of $135,000 at the Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting Monday.
The school system plans to be in the black with the largest budget in history as the Tallapoosa County Board of Education approved its 2019-20 fiscal year budget Monday.
At the suggestion of Tallapoosa County EMA director Jason Moran, the Tallapoosa County Commission approved a motion to allow Moran to apply for FEMA grants at Monday’s meeting.
It’s been less than a week since moving to America, but Father Thomas Reddy Gopu has already performed mass at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church last weekend.
Ideas can come from anything, including hugs. The idea of dedicating Dadeville High School marching band’s shows to late classmate and drumline member Owen Thomas came from color guard captain Anhiyzjah Thomas hugging Owen’s mother, Beth Ann Blackburn, at his funeral.
Lake Martin is not the only place that is experiencing issues with erosion, property damage and wake boats. It is a problem of national proportions.
Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” begin next week. Alexander City Theatre II will stage the play in early December with a cast of 23 to 30 local townspeople including parts for 11 men and several children of all ages.
Like fireflies trailed by children on a summer evening, large wakes attract other recreation. Going airborne is a thrill for tube riders and personal watercraft (PWC) drivers. Although it’s also against the law for PWCs to jump another boat’s wake, said Capt. Gary Buchanan, Central and South…
Timber, cotton, corn and even soybeans are seen in farming operations across the area but a farming operation in Reeltown is bringing what seems like an unlikely crop to the area — kiwi.
While large wakes may accelerate its progress, erosion is a natural process, according to Lake Watch Lake Martin president Eric Reutebuch. As a body of water seeks balance over time, it naturally carves away soil on points as the flow of water cuts across turns and bends, and that soil is de…
Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department director Sonny Wilson told the Alexander City City Council Tallapoosa County commissioner Steve Robinson is giving money to the city to help create activities.
In recent months, the cumulative voice of nature enthusiasts, property owners and boaters alike has grown from isolated grumbling to collective, serious concern about boating wakes on Lake Martin. Conservationists are alarmed over the rate at which boat wakes are eroding the shoreline; prope…