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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.

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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.

High school seniors across our area are graduating and as they close one chapter of their lives and start another, we extend to them and their families hearty congratulations. 

The weather is getting warmer and people are becoming extra stir crazy after being confined to their houses. Spending some time outdoors is a great way to still social distance and follow guidelines while getting some exercise and enjoying the nice weather.

As many milestones have been missed for this year’s graduating seniors, one of the most difficult is the lack of commencement ceremonies. There is something special about taking part in a celebration to honor accomplishments made over the last 13 years and have the chance to step into the re…

Many of us are comfortable at home — maybe too comfortable.

Gas prices are at an all-time low across the U.S. yet many people in Tallapoosa County seem fixated on the difference between local stations’ prices versus surrounding areas.

More small businesses have reopened in the Tallapoosa County area thanks to Gov. Kay Ivey’s new safer-at-home order which was put into effect Thursday.

Everyone is upset COVID-19 has gotten into the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday a new plan for a safer-at-home order effective effect at 5 p.m. Thursday when the stay-at-home order is set to end.

When powerful winds and damaging hail came through this weekend, many homes and families around the county were adversely affected. There were homes completely destroyed, people displaced, property damaged and lives changed. 

Just when it seemed like all anyone could think about was the coronavirus, some severe weather hit Tallapoosa and Coosa counties and all was forgotten for at least a day.

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced Friday he recommends immediately reopening some businesses closed due to Gov. Kay Ivey’s stay-at-home order. As of press time Friday, his recommendation had not been approved by Ivey.

As the community continues to feel the ongoing results of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people affected will continue to rise. Almost daily we are seeing people step up, lend a hand, make donations, feed front line workers or those in need and show random acts of kindness.

Although this year’s Easter is coupled with a worldwide pandemic, it doesn’t mean it’s a total loss. Maybe the traditions your family has grown accustomed to over the years will have to pause but setting those aside is for everyone’s safety. 

Practicing social distancing during this uncertain time has many people complaining about having nothing to do and wishing staying home wasn’t needed. 

Alexander City residents have been concerned if the city has been proactive enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus. City councilmembers have expressed their opinions on needing a more restrictive approach and the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department made the call to close the…

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — before we knew just how bad this was all going to get — it seemed like everyone was constantly saying, “Just wash your hands.”

Several professions have stepped up immensely since the coronavirus outbreak has made its way to the U.S. One of the seemingly under-appreciated professions during this pandemic is teachers. 

It’s really nice to hear some good news on a dreary day and one with an overpowering sense of negativity. While people cannot gather in groups of 10 or more and even then must remain 6 feet apart, people are getting creative in ways to feel connected.