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New store owners and Alexander City natives Sonny and Tara Wilson weren’t sure what to name their new business that sells art and custom metal furnishings. They got it after Sonny asked Tara their address and she said “32 Main.”

Identity theft, grandchildren, technology being compromised and other scams for senior citizens to watch out for were the topics of Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn at Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama.

It will be an evening of music as the Capitol Sounds Concert Band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Benjamin Russell’s auditorium. Alex City Arts is hosting the Montgomery-based band as part of its 2019-20 season.

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The Salvation Army bell ringers are impossible to miss when shopping during the holiday season as they ask for donations outside Alexander City stores. The Alexander City organization is preparing for the upcoming season and is asking for volunteers to sign up.

Education is in Reeltown Elementary School third-grade math teacher Autumn Veasey’s blood. Her father John Mask was a teacher; her sister Tonia Hornsby also teaches at RES; her second sister Wendy Harry also teaches elementary school; and her brother John Mask II teaches history and coaches …

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Four local high school students were honored for their good citizenship Thursday at the Tohopeka chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting. Benjamin Russell’s Andrew Caldwell, Dadeville’s Kade Harkins, Horseshoe Bend’s Mary Rasbury and Reeltown’s Eryn Wells were named…

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and be thankful for what they have every day, but there are some in the community who may not have the means to put a family meal on the table.

It’s time for area residents to either dress up or don their best denim and get down to some music for a good cause as the eighth annual Denim & Diamonds Charity Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 23.

The Alexander City Police Department has made an arrest following the report and investigation of a June rape.

Voters have only one option if they want to cast a ballot in a countywide contested race in the March primaries — Republican. No one has qualified for a local race as a Democrat.

A new subdivision is coming to the area. Residents of Eclectic met Monday in front of the Eclectic Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss The Oaks which is expected to be built on Highway 63.

Fines can be easily forgiven in the form of food at Adelia M. Russell Library and Mamie’s Place Children’s Library. The libraries are hosting their annual Food for Fines drive where any donated food will remove patrons’ late fines through Dec. 14.

Benjamin Russell’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) agriculture mechanics team made a name for itself this weekend at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. The team received a silver medal but doesn’t know if it’s placed between 13th through 28th in the state, according to FFA…


There are plenty of local events to recognize Veterans Day this weekend and Monday including car shows, parades and programs. 


Get ready to saddle up this weekend for a special benefit ride for the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch. “Best of America by Horseback” host Tom Seay is hosting the event Friday through Sunday at the ranch. 


Students and veterans gathered together Thursday to celebrate and honor Veterans Day at Radney Elementary School. Residents of Bill Nichols State Veterans Home and the Alexander City Honor Guard, which presented the colors, attended the event with parents. 


Russell Medical in Alexander City has entered into a management agreement to become a member of the UAB Health System following action Tuesday by the respective boards of both organizations.

Robert Milton Cozad, 43, of Kellyton was arrested by the Dadeville Police Department Oct. 23 on a grand jury indictment of two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.


Come spring, children will have a new place to cool off thanks to the work of City of Alexander City employees and Tallapoosa County commissioner Steve Robinson.

Preserving history and bells themselves is former Alexander City resident Thomas Kaufmann’s mission with his new book “Historic Alabama Bells.” Kaufmann’s book published Monday and he wants readers to understand the importance of the preservation of bells.

The Alexander City City Council approved funding for a change order at the Adams Water Treatment Plant and for a demolition project allowing access to sewer lines under a warehouse at its Monday meeting.


With cold temps and sharp winds to contend with, volunteers with the Lake Martin Resource Association gathered at Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning for the annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Lake Martin. 


If Friday was any indication, Renew Our Rivers will once again be successful this year.