Dramatic change for the better is in the works for Alexander City Schools with superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford’s call for a new $40 million high school, the crown jewel of the system’s capital plan.
Monday marks Memorial Day, the day to remember our veterans who have fallen in battle throughout history. For most, it’s a day off from work and the start of the summer, but we should remember it as more.
National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 each year while National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, but nurses and teachers both deserve much more than a week of recognition.
Yet another person has had their life snuffed out at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Alabama Highway 63 in Alexander City and many wrecks have occurred there over the years. It leads one to wonder what can be done to prevent future deaths there.
It takes special people to adopt children and take care of them if they are not biological offspring. Some don’t get to choose whether they become a parent or not. Adoptive and foster parents choose to love a child and give them every benefit a stable home provides.
It’s no secret the rivalry between the University of Alabama and Auburn University is a heated one. Sports fans across the country get excited for the annual Iron Bowl, and even when it’s not on the gridiron, it’s fun to watch Alabama and Auburn compete in all athletics.
All Alabamians should be embarrassed by the U.S. Department of Justice report released Wednesday about the deplorable and even inhumane conditions of our state prisons.
Hospitals need different professionals in place to keep them running including nurses. Practical nurses (PN) do the basics for patient care in hospitals; they monitor patients’ health and administer basic care such as changing bandages and providing comfort for patients. PNs respond to regis…
We hope our readers enjoyed the Doctors’ Day special section published in The Outlook Thursday. Our staff worked hard to present the stories of these dedicated healthcare professionals.
When you are tracking progress, sometimes it’s hard to fully appreciate how far things have advanced until you see all the accomplishments all laid out side by side.
We elect representatives to conduct our governmental business with a representative democracy. We do so to avoid the problems of a true democracy with the logistics of everyone debating and voting on governmental affairs.
Slow down and pay attention to the road if you plan on traveling on U.S. Highway 280 East sometime soon. Construction workers are laboring on River Bridge, traffic is down to one lane on each side and the posted speed limit has dropped to 45 mph.
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.
Jayden Carr, who is 4 years old, became fascinated by solar panels when they were explained to him by his father, Dr. Jeremy Carr, who teaches at Central Alabama Community College.
Kids these days are obsessed with technology in a way older generations just can’t understand. When we were kids, we wanted to be outside — rain or shine — playing outside making mud cakes in the dirt, playing hopscotch or anything else we could find to do. If it was a stormy day, we were bo…
Protection is always worth the price when lives are at stake. In the weekend edition of The Outlook, we wrote about Stephens Elementary School principal Mary Holloway announcing plans for a security desk at the entrance of the school.
The Alexander City Board of Education took stern and appropriate action Friday by expelling for a year a Benjamin Russell student who showed a handgun to another student earlier this month.
There are a lot of great people doing great things and providing great services to people in our area. From organized cleanups to volunteer groups to area civic clubs, Tallapoosa County benefits from each of these things.
State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) says he is as conservative as they come but the first-term Alabama House member joined many other tax-averse lawmakers to pass the state’s first increase in the gas tax since 1992.
The City of Alexander City seems to have solved a problem that has been bubbling for several years by getting permission to expand the size of its inert landfill on North Central Avenue.
It was a nice sight to see so many people show up to the grand opening of Frohsin’s Clothier on Saturday. Area residents, members of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Alexander City and more turned out to support the opening of a long-awaited business in one of the most hi…