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With Thanksgiving in the books, many are looking to find ways to relax or shed off pounds gained over the holidays. The Charles E. Bailey Sportplex is able to fit nearly every outdoor need to work off some of the turkey and fixings during the extended weekend.

Hiking season can be year-round in the Lake Martin area as trails abound, and what better way to end a tough year than to get fresh air by walking around and seeing the breathtaking sights that surround us?

Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County hosted its second annual fishing tournament Saturday and had a big turnout. People from all over Alabama showed up to compete in the Fish for Ferst fundraiser that benefits children ages 0 to 5, helping them learn to read and build confidence in their abili…

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Getting settled in and used to a new job can be a whirlwind of emotions — exciting, intimidating and even a little overwhelming. 

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The Alpha Group Inc. finished its third annual leadership camp last weekend. The camp lasted for eight weeks and finished with a parents versus kids kickball game.

The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

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For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit Tallapoosa County in mid-March, the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex was finally bustling with activity again last week. The area played host to a travel ball softball team with more than 30 teams, and once again, the ballfields will be packed…

With the dog days of summer well on their way and several restrictions due to the coronavirus still in place, the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department will not have a youth baseball and softball season this year.

Campers at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA) Easterseals consider the getaway home away from home and this year will have to embrace those memories virtually as summer camps have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Area youngsters looking to get involved with youth sports will have their chance as registration for soccer, baseball and softball are coming up.

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The future is looking extremely bright for Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team — especially if the middle school’s success is any indication. Over the last two seasons, Alexander City Middle School has gone 26-1 on the boys basketball court, including a 13-0 start to this year.

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For more than five years, Braden Jones has been hunting with Outdoor Friends Forever at Hardy Farms in Coosa County and for the past two years, Jones has been eying a particular buck. 

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Defense was the name of the game for Alexander City Middle School’s football team Thursday night against Prattville. The Wildcats held Prattville to under two touchdowns and picked up a 25-11 victory and run their record to 5-1.

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Although Dadeville would’ve certainly liked to go all the way, the Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team made its hometown proud by finishing second at the recent Dixie Youth World Series in North Carolina.

If something is just a “leadership camp,” it can be hard to keep young kids interested. But pair that with the game of basketball and suddenly their attention is grabbed.

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There’s so many more lessons to be learned from sports than just how to run, tackle and shoot a basketball. Life lessons are really the most important part especially at a young age.

Registration for the Alexander City Youth Soccer league will take place the first two weeks of August and is also now available online.