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Many in Tallapoosa County waiting until last minute to pay property taxes
With the new year comes deadlines, including those for property taxes. Property tax notices were sent out the first of October but procrastinators are waiting until the last minute for the Dec. 31 deadline.
Tallapoosa County students lend hand in Dadeville park clean-up
DADEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Nineteen Tallapoosa County students got a free pass from school Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they slacked off. Students who make up the environmental clubs from Dadeville Junior High and Dadeville High School spent much of the day cleaning up Keebler Park in Dadeville. The
Take time to appreciate outgoing superintendent Darrell Cooper
The Alexander City Board of Education is holding a special retirement reception for outgoing superintendent Dr. Darrell Cooper Thursday afternoon at the central office beginning at 3:30 p.m., giving members of the community the chance to wish him well as he prepares for the next phase of his life.
Coosa County sawmill set for expansion
COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Deep in the woods of Coosa County, lots of wood is being carved up, picked up and splintered. You think it’s busy now? Wait until this time next year; a high-tech sawmill will be added thanks to an $18 million expansion by Central Alabama Wood Products.
Young farmers honored at Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting
Following an intense dialogue about protecting production technology for farmers, Sid Phelps of Dadeville in Tallapoosa County clinched the 2018 Young Farmers Discussion Meet title December 3, 2018.
Sandra Fuller named new Tallapoosa County tourism director
Tallapoosa County Administrator Blake Beck introduced Sandra Fuller as the county’s new tourism director at Monday’s Tallapoosa County Commission meeting. “You all know her,” Beck said. “She started last Tuesday. I am looking forward to getting our tourism department started.”
Alexander City Police Department aids in child porn conviction
A Millbrook man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of production of child pornography, according to an announcement by United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr.
Third suspect arrested in Millbrook residence shooting investigation
MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) - The third suspect connected with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling last week has been arrested. According to Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson, 25-year-old Millbrook resident Mia Zeigler was arrested at the Elmore County Courthouse Tuesday and charged.
Former prep star Cobe Bowens sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter
A well-known member of Edward Bell High School’s 2010 state championship basketball team was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to four counts of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident stemming from a 2016 incident that killed four people.
Alexander City transitioning from weather sirens
With old weather warning sirens in the area increasingly more expensive to repair, officials are urging residents to sign up for Tallapoosa Alert, especially with the expected rain Saturday.
Alexander City schools work to make technology safer
Technology is advancing rapidly, bringing changes and improvements to virtually every facet of human life. Mobile phones can now take photos at a quality comparable to professional cameras, while social media lets us stay connected with others no matter how far away they may be.
Sylacauga man charged with violating state sex offender registration act
SYLACAUGA -- A Sylacauga man was arrested Friday and charged with violating Alabama’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Samuel Vann Smith, 50, was charged with failure to register and probation violation and was being held in the Talladega County Metro Jail. He remained behind
2 women accused of smuggling contraband into Alabama prison
Two women were arrested over the weekend in separate incidents at an Alabama prison. Both arrests happened Sunday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County. Those taken into custody were Delicia Sweet and Donna Stewart.
What does Clay Webb’s commitment to Georgia mean?
This is an opinion column. Oxford offensive lineman Clay Webb -- the No. 1 player on the A-List -- committed to Georgia on Monday, picking the Bulldogs over Alabama. It marked the second straight season the state’s No. 1 player spurned Alabama for an out-of-state school, following receiver Justyn Ro
Two Alabama inmates hospitalized following fight, state officials say
Two Holman Correctional Facility inmates were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries Saturday, less than a week after one man was killed and others were injured in two separate incidents.
Man arrested in fatal hit and run in Alexander City
The Alexander City Police Department said Tuesday night it arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a woman on the River Bridge Nov. 29. Robert Lancaster, 34, of Jackson’s Gap was arrested and charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident that results in seriou
Study: Alabama may be stingy but Alexander City charities disagree
With Christmas fast approaching, it can feel like groups and organizations are popping up all over the place asking for charitable donations. Organizations large and small air commercials encouraging the public to contribute financially to help the agency accomplish its mission.
Christmas in the Park Saturday in Alexander City
The Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department will offer local residents an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit Saturday with its annual Christmas in the Park event.
Meetings spark support, opposition for Alexander City government moving to Russell building
Alexander City officials held two meetings Tuesday to answer questions from business owners and citizens about a potential renovation of the Russell Sales Office into a municipal complex.
Local man growing citrus fruit for 10 years in county
The fields of south Florida and south Texas are covered in citrus crops. Oranges, lemons and grapefruits love the warm weather, but could they grow in Tallapoosa County?. David Sanford has been growing citrus fruit for 10 years now and even has enough to sell. He grows Satsuma oranges, Myers lemons,