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Jones pushes bill showing value of Medicaid expansion - The Alexander City Outlook
“The decision to reject expansion, Medicaid expansion, is I believe a moral failure that doesn’t make any fiscal sense,” Jones said in his weekly conference call.
Jury finds McDaniel guilty in the 2016 murder of Norman Crayton - The Alexander City Outlook
A Tallapoosa County jury took just 50 minutes to find Clate McDaniel guilty of murder.After more than two years of legal wrangling, four full days of testimony and evidence, a 12-person panel, made up of seven women and five men where seven were white and five were black, found that evidence showed
Woman admits to arson while structure burns - The Alexander City Outlook
Tammy Sue Beck, 47, of Alexander City was arrested for second-degree arson Thursday evening after police and fire fighters responded to a fire.“The Alexander City Fire and Police departments responded to a 911 call on Town Creek Road,” ACPD Cpl. Michael Howell said. “We get there and an individual o
Jobless rate in county rises to 4 percent - The Alexander City Outlook
Friday’s statistics show 18,144 area residents are currently working in Tallapoosa County. This rate is slightly lower than the 18,413 residents who were employed in May 2017.
Tru Cabinetry to hire laid-off MasterBrand employees
ASHLAND, Ala. -Tru Cabinetry has joined Wellborn Cabinet - announcing it will hire many of the laid-off MasterBrand Cabinetry workers afterMasterBrand shuttered its plant in Auburn, Alabama last Tuesday. Nearly 450 employees were left jobless.
Local Habitat for Humanity holds first-ever fundraiser - The Alexander City Outlook
“I can’t say how grateful we are for everybody coming out tonight,” Habitat for Humanity of the Alexander City Area Director Larry Bates said. “Three weeks ago, we thought that if we had about 30 show up, we’d be doing great.”
Mother Life Jacket Drive In Memory Of Young Drowning Victim - Alabama News
Exactly four years after her son’s drowning death, Tionetta Lewis stood in Gold Star park near the Coosa River, painfully remembering the day her son’s body was pulled from the water.
Potential new businesses could mean jobs coming to Dadeville, mayor says - The Alexander City Outlook
“We have Auburn football, bass tournaments on the lake and families looking to stay near family, I think the hotel will do well,” Smith said. “Maybe a hotel will turn day visits into two, three day visits.”
CACC Corner: Upward Bound Director Weatherspoon recognized for leadership (column)
Shanna Weatherspoon comes to work at Central Alabama Community College everyday looking to make a difference in someone's life. She has worked at CACC for four and a half years and is now the director of the Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program for stu
Alex City 6U wins district baseball tourney - The Alexander City Outlook
Team members include first baseman Robert McKinney, second baseman Easton Marable, shortstop Ryan Jones, third baseman Jadon Pitchford, catcher Naz Riley, pitcher Elijah Thornton and outfielders Bentley Matthews, Sawyer Snyder, Chandler Daniel, Timerion Lawson, Riley Dunham and Westin Jones.
Is Jay Jacobs being disloyal to Auburn? - The Alexander City Outlook
I think that’s why the news of his sudden employment by a rival university evoked a somewhat negative response by a lot of AU fans. Is Jacobs being disloyal? Is he thumbing his nose at the university? Is he the Benedict Arnold of the Plains?
McDaniel: ‘I’m not a murderer’ - The Alexander City Outlook
McDaniel is accused of murder in the Jan. 17, 2016 shooting death of Crayton in a wooded area off Barron’s Bridge Road south of Dadeville. Thursday McDaniel was questioned by his defense attorney Davis Whittelsey and explained the parts of that night that he remembered vividly, but said he couldn’t
Terrell Owens will regret not attending Hall of Fame ceremony - The Alexander City Outlook
At his recent induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, I had the pleasure of sitting with Owens at his designated table. We didn’t speak much directly, but he was affable and courteous to everyone seated.
Talladega Hall of Heroes holds meet, greet for Pvt. Taylor Henry (with photos)
TALLADEGA --U.S. Army Pvt. Taylor Henry browsed through the many displays in the Hall of Heroes Museum.“It’s my first time in here,” said Henry, who returned home for a long weekend. The ammunition specialist is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.On Saturday, the Hall of Heroes board of directors
Burke, Howell heading to Coosa County Sheriff Republican runoff - The Alexander City Outlook
Wilson chose not run for reelection this year and the decision brought five candidates to qualify – Eddie Burke, Joseph W. Davidson, James “Jimmy” Hale, Michael Howell and Mike Rudd.
800 packs of cigarettes stolen from Dollar General stores
The second incident was reported at 4:51 a.m. at the store located on Lee Road 240 in Phenix City, but the offense is believed to have occurred earlier in the morning, Jackson said.
Benjamin Russell working out kinks in first week of summer - The Alexander City Outlook
“We’ve done things one way for a while, and that way has been great,” said Smith on Wednesday morning, the second day of BRHS’ summer program. “We’re just trying a lot of new things, so that’s why I used the term ‘lab.’ It’s all in theory right now. The coaches and I are going to meet (today) after
Two-vehicle crash claims woman’s life - Tallassee Tribune
By Carmen RodgersStaff writerA two-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a 45-year-old Wetumpka woman. Tanya Burke Winkler of Wetumpka was transported to Community Hospital and life-flighted to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery where she succumbed to her injuries during surgery.The accident occurred
Council seems to favor some increase in lodging tax - The Alexander City Outlook
“You had a great number of volunteers to help with that,” Nabors said. “Today, we have problems getting volunteers.”
McDaniel expected to take stand in his defense Thursday - The Alexander City Outlook
Prosecutors called several witnesses to the stand Wednesday morning as the trial restarted, trying to paint a picture of the mindset of McDaniel and Crayton, a timeline of events and the forensics.