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Employers, families, educators and government officials have all faced some difficult decisions during the COVID-19 outbreak and we don’t have any precedence on how to know what decisions may be right or wrong.

We have all seen products like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and even eggs flying off store shelves in the last 10 days.

The elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 therefore many are forced to quarantine at home, in nursing homes or other locations. As a result, these residents should not expose themselves to others, can’t receive visitors and often canno…

It’s in times of need we come together. The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, and amongst a sea of negativity and heartbreaking news, it’s nice to see people stepping up to do their parts.

A community is only as strong as its business owners and support from its residents. Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide public health order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and mandated restaurants and bars must shut down on-premise consumption of food and beverages. This means…

Concern about catching or spreading the coronavirus is obviously rampant but there are preventative measures we can enact that will help keep this to as much of a minimum as possible.

You probably have seen the word “coronavirus” at least 100 times a day from news and social media. Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency as did President Donald Trump on Friday due to the pandemic.

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It’s no secret some businesses have closed in Alexander City. It’s always sad to see a business close its doors but we choose to look at things in an optimistic way. An empty building means a place for a brand new business to be able to plant roots. 

Many of us are waking up today wondering if our significant other liked what we did for them or got them for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is Friday. While a lot of businesses might have specials, the Tallapoosa County Department of Human Resources is hosting a foster and adoptive parent open house from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

With revitalization happening across the area, we believe Dadeville deserves a makeover. Dadeville citizens recently told the Dadeville City Council they were applying for the town to get featured on Home and Garden Television’s “Home Town Takeover.”

You may have noticed education stories this month featuring the Tallapoosa County and Alexander City boards of education members being honored. Because January is School Board Recognition Month, both school systems wanted to take some time to applaud those working on the respective school bo…

It’s always nice to hear about people giving back to the community. The Alexander City Tree Board and Benjamin Russell Future Farmers of America (FFA) gave back to the city by planting 10 trees near the soccer complex by the city pool. 

While we like to praise the good people in this world, it’s unfortunate when we are faced with the harsh reality there are also some really cruel people out there.

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.