Some crimes are obvious, making it easy to sentence the perpetrator. Others, such as littering — not so much. It’s hard to pinpoint who littered when we see trash all over the highway. We see the trash and know someone must have done it — whether indirectly from trash blowing out of a truck bed or directly littering out of a car window — but most of the time, it’s impossible to determine the perpetrator.
The Outlook stands loyally behind the Alexander City Police Department as it rallies around the hopeful recovery of Det. Drew Machen, who suffered a severe heart attack Monday morning and was in critical condition as of Tuesday.
We could all take a page out of registered nurse Erin Dean’s playbook. Despite multiple diagnoses of cancer, working a full-time job, raising three children and being a full-time student at UAB, Dean does not give up.
The Outlook wants to applaud all area teachers and staff for a smooth first day of school. Tallapoosa County Schools started last week and Alexander City Schools started Tuesday. As journalists, we’re always out there on the scene witnessing the action firsthand and we can proudly say our sc…
Football is back and things seem a little more right in the world. While this season will certainly present many changes and challenges, we are grateful to see our area athletes be able to compete after all the hard work put in.
Our community is comprised of caring, passionate individuals who dedicate their time to the many philanthropic causes and organizations in our county. For a small town, we are lucky to be blessed with so many people with the drive and kindness to help others.
Although the celebration is about a month late, Russell Medical is honoring its staff this week with National Hospital Week. Director of marketing Susan Foy said administration wanted to wait until all employees were back at work before recognizing the team’s collective hard work.
As the numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise, we need to ensure we all do our part to protect ourselves and our loved ones by social distancing, wearing masks and frequent handwashing.
As turmoil continues, there are some accidents and incidences that can be avoided if we follow the proper guidelines. Last week, a head-on collision in Camp Hill injured six people who were then flown to UAB and Children’s Hospital.
The Outlook recently published a letter to the editor from the National Safe Boating Council to remind the community social distancing and health guidelines also apply to Lake Martin.
People network with family, friends and colleagues in more ways than one and keep those connections through social media. The First Amendment grants us a right to freedom of expression, information etc. and the advent of social media went hand in hand with that.
These days it seems like our brains are consumed with information overload. Social media is too easy to scroll through at the tips of our fingers. News can be followed 24/7. Even friends and family are constantly sharing an exchange of communications through texts, phone calls and emails on …
A lot of times when someone is urged to vote who typically doesn’t, you’ll hear the argument, “Well, national politics don’t affect me.” Or, “My vote doesn’t matter; my voice won’t be heard.”
There are no words strong enough to properly condemn the officers responsible for the death of George Floyd. That kind of violence should never be tolerated even if there hadn’t been riot, chaos and, worse, death as a result of their actions.
Locals and visitors alike were all over Lake Martin this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. Holidays usually spell trouble. Many act irresponsibly, drink while operating a boat and more. Many people are less aware of their surroundings and more focused on having a good time.
Monday marks Memorial Day, the day to remember our veterans who have fallen in battle and while serving our country throughout history. For many, it’s a day off from work and the start of the summer but we should remember it as so much more.