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The Lake Martin Animal Shelter’s adoption rate for 2019 was up while its euthanasia rate was down, and we couldn’t be happier. The total adoption rate last year was more than 20% — 10% above the national average — according to shelter director Mia Chandler. Euthanasia was also 25% last year,…

Phones in Alexander City went off to texts, calls and emails saying a tornado watch was issued for Tallapoosa County at 12:43 p.m. Saturday. That was through Tallapoosa Alert, which sends messages via email, text and phone calls. Residents probably got additional alerts through radio, televi…

Today the area is expected to be under a severe weather threat. It’s always important to be prepared because weather is so  unpredictable. 

We all have to make our money count. Most of us don’t have money to just waste away. Small investments do provide great returns.

Women across the country and especially the Southeast are concerned after the recent tragedies involving women. Disappearances leading to discoveries of dead bodies is unsettling and frightening. 

It’s always exciting to watch people follow their passions. Tuesday was a special circumstance as Reeltown junior Isaiah Taylor fulfilled a childhood dream by getting sworn in by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.

Wearing a seat belt should be a no-brainer. Alabama law now requires all occupants of a vehicle to be buckled up, even in the back seat, and that’s legislation we’re proud passed. 

The New Year brings in new resolutions for those trying to change an aspect in their lives. While those at the gym often notice it is more crowded around the holiday, less and less people are there by the end of January.

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This is the original Christmas story from the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke, as told in the King James Bible:

We’ve written about it before but it’s something we can’t stress enough: Get your flu shot. 

As you may have seen on the front page of today’s Outlook and will read more in the sports section starting on Page B1, the Reeltown Rebels lost the AHSAA Class 2A Football Championship to Fyffe. While it was a devastating 56-7 loss, there’s still a lot of good things to say about the Rebels.

We’re lucky to live in an area that is full of arts and entertainment. Whether it’s Strand Sessions during the spring, Jazz Fest during the summer or vendor events throughout the year, there is always something to do.

Are you cold when you step outside during this weather? When you have to put gas in your car and stand at the pump with the harsh, cold wind blowing on you, isn’t it miserable? Aren’t you thrilled the moment you step back into your heated home? These are questions you need to keep in mind th…

We have so many incredible people in our community. People who go above and beyond for their friends and family and people who volunteer out of the goodness of their hearts — they’re everywhere around here. 

Things are looking a lot brighter for downtown Alexander City. Lights were recently installed by Main Street Alexander City on trees throughout the downtown area. 

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children. From dressing up in the best costume ever, to going door to door for enough candy to last through the new year, there are few things more fun than Halloween night.

State report cards were released Friday and both Alexander City and Tallapoosa County schools showed growth. Alexander City Schools’ grade increased from an 80 to 85 and Tallapoosa County Schools’ grade increased from 78 to 86. 

Alexander City was the place to be Saturday with Oktoberfest and the Aero Warrior car show. Both events brought out locals and out-of-towners with live music, food and entertainment.

We’re fortunate to have the local businesses we have in Alexander City and Tallapoosa County. Many of them are family-owned and operated and run by local folks. It’s so important for community members to support these businesses because without us they can’t continue to open their doors. Thi…

If you glance through our calendar page or scroll through our online calendar, you’ll notice there are a ton of things happening in October.