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The grill will be smoking all night long as firefighters at the Red Hill Volunteer Fire Department prepare ribs and Boston butts for the fire department’s upcoming Labor Day cookout, which is set to begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 31 at the historic Red Hill School located at 3558 Red Hill Rd. in Tallassee.

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The Tallassee City Council appointed two new members to the Industrial Development Board during its regular meeting Aug. 13. Outgoing members were Ann Christian and Rick Dorley. Christian said she was not interested in serving another term. Dorley, however, was seeking reappointment.

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Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and House District 81 Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) spent much of Aug. 14 in Tallassee touring fresh worksites that will replace the old cast-iron gas pipelines in east Tallassee from Hilltop Grocery to Britt Veterinary Ser…

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Understanding Needs Improves Tomorrow’s You (UNITY), a newly formed community-based charity organization, held its inaugural Freedom Walk on Saturday. Several people packed the parking lot at the Tallassee Recreation Center and from there the group walked to the Tallassee Police Department t…

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The Dixie Art Colony Foundation will host Part 4 of a two-year series about Alabama’s New Deal Art Projects on Thursday in the meeting room at Tallassee's 1220 Cafe, located at 1220 Gilmer Ave.

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Southside Middle School launched its new STEM Lab by Creative Learning Systems when students returned from summer break.

The Elmore County Commission learned at Monday’s meeting an energy savings program instituted two years ago has already shaved $500,000 off utility bills at its facilities.

The Elmore County Commission learned at Monday’s meeting an energy savings program instituted two years ago has already shaved $500,000 off utility bills at its facilities.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock prides himself on his work ethic and strong belief in the community in which he was raised.

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The official first day of fall is Sept. 23 and organizers at The Learning Tree are bringing back a popular fundraiser for anyone who wishes to adorn their porch or yard with mums.

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God's Congregation Holiness Church's Bishop Aldophus Gauntt opened the doors to the House of Love and Mercy in 2000 and in those years the program has helped free countless women from addiction, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations. Over the years, the shelter has served w…

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Today was the first day of class for students in Reeltown Schools. Reeltown Elementary School principal Raymond Porter says he is excited about the school year ahead. Porter says he is grateful to a part of a community that show great support to it's teachers, faculty and staff. 

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God's Congregation Holiness Church's Bishop Aldophus Gauntt introduced members of the Tallassee Rotary Club to residents at the House of Love and Mercy on July 25 during a regular meeting at Cozumel on Gilmer Avenue.

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If you are in the mood for some barbecue but too busy to fire up the grill, the Tallassee Boy Scouts’ drive-thru BBQ fundraiser is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 on the lawn at city hall. Pre-orders are accepted until Aug. 14.

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State Rep. Mike Holmes (R-Wetumpka) has pre-filed legislation to eliminate Alabama’s traditional income tax and sales tax system and replace it with a system of taxation based on consumption.

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The bid process for the timber located at the now-closed municipal airport has now closed. Sizemore and Sizemore appraised the timber sale at $93,000, but the highest bid came in nearly $30,000 less.

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A newly formed charity in Tallassee will stage a walk beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at J.E. “Hot” O'Brien Stadium and ending at the Tallassee Police Department.

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The Tallassee City Council voted unanimously at its July 23 meeting to seek a grant to fund a $333,000 soccer complex for area youth.

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The July 23 Tallassee City Council meeting got heated after some Harris Street residents petitioned the council to stop spraying their street for mosquitoes, citing the use of what is said to be a dangerous chemical.

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The Tallassee City Board of Education was scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new parking lot at Tallassee High School on Tuesday. The ceremony marked the beginning of a multitude of upcoming construction projects that will end with a new school on the current campus.

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We have all heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and that’s exactly what four local boys are doing. A local cornhole group has organized a tournament to benefit the hard-working young men Saturday. Tournament registration begins at 10 a.m. and “bags fly” at 11 a.m.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock told the city’s school board he and the city council want accountability for funds the school system has received for new construction and reiterated the administration is losing patience because of what it said is a lack of communication.

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The Tallassee Board of Education voted unanimously to approve plans for a new, secure but smaller high school at its July 16 meeting.

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The Tallassee Rotary Club welcomed the Tallassee Police Department's Sergeant Brian Clayton and Detective Gennifer Drinkard. Clayton, who is the school resource officer for Tallassee City Schools, spoke to the club about the upcoming Back to School Bash, which is set for Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m.…

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Tallassee residents are mourning the death of Spencer Sheppard, a well-liked character who befriended many in the community.

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The Tallassee Police Department and the Tallassee Community Outreach Program will hold the annual Back to School Kickoff on Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of city hall.

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Are you looking for a way to beat the sweltering summer heat? If so, try Tallassee's newly opened Louie's Sno-Kones on South Ann Avenue in Downtown Tallassee. Owned and operated by James and Mary Lyons, the couple uses only fresh ingredients from Louisiana.