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As the year progresses, the Association of Christians in Tallassee for Service — best known as A.C.T.S. — is preparing for the upcoming holiday season. For many years, the community-based program has assisted neighbors who find themselves in need but due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this …

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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Downtown Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a break, but the fun will return at 7 p.m. for live entertainment and food. The sidewalk sale will be held in the historic downtown district and a portion of S. Ann…

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For our members, make sure to mark your calendar for our Humane Society’s Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Wetumpka Civic Center located at 410 S. Main St. in Wetumpka. We will be reviewing our accomplishments in the past year and looking ahead to 2021. Hope to see you there!

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Hurricane Sally set her eyes on Alabama last week. The slow-moving storm, later downgraded to a tropical storm, dealt the gulf coast region a hard blow, but in the tri-county area the storm caused minor damage with trees down and some temporarily left without power.

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During last Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Tallassee City Council passed a proclamation that proclaims Monday, Sept. 28 as Family Day and the week of Sept. 27 as Family Week.

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For those Elmore County residents who qualify, there is a low-cost option to get your pet spayed or neutered at the Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, thanks to a $12,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation.

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The Tallassee Fire Department recently received notification of award from the 2020 Mid-South RC&D grant for the procurement of 10 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). These AEDs come with a price tag of $15,980.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill that was signed into law on March 27.

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One of the area’s favorite traditions is quickly approaching. Pioneer Day at Loachapoka, also known as Syrup Soppin' Day, has been moved to Saturday, Oct. 24.

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The Tallassee Police Department has officially notified CrimeStoppers that 18-year-old Tallassee resident Kristofer James Carey has been identified and taken into custody in reference to a burglary investigation that occurred at the Road Runner gas station on Central Boulevard in east Tallassee.

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With Hurricane Sally churning in the gulf, Tallassee city officials confirmed the storm shelters located behind city hall will be open should area residents need to take cover from the storm. Mayor Johnny Hammock said he and other city officials are actively monitoring the situation.

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The Lee County Historical Society will host an Open House during Pioneer Park's Second Saturday In Loachapoka on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. This is a project that spotlights the preservation, presentation and education of local history. Pioneer Park is open and free to the pub…

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A good old-fashioned outdoor date night is set to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. This event was first set for Aug. 14 but had to be rescheduled due to the possibility of unfavorable weather.

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The Tallassee Fire Department consists of hardworking, dedicated men and women. Like most fire departments, members of TFD are like members of a family, and there are seats available at the family table to anyone who has the spirit of a volunteer.

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There is no doubt to any of us 2020 is one challenging year. The loss of all of our shelter fundraising events has not only had a significant financial impact, but we certainly miss seeing so many of our fellow animal-loving supporters. And given the extension of Alabama’s safer-at-home/mask…

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There were 1,143 ballots cast in last Tuesday’s municipal election. With a population of just over 4,800 people, that means less than 25% of Tallassee residents voted in the 2020 municipal election. Why was the count so low? Was it COVID-19? What caused low voter turnout and will that trend …

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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! launched today a census participation competition — deemed the Alabama Census Bowl — among 32 counties throughout Alabama with low self-response rates.

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The summer is coming to a close and another new school year is just around the corner. Classes begin on Sept. 8, and while classes maybe different for students, it is important to keep students’ safety in mind.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock is facing misdemeanor harassment charges and was arrested Sunday but made bail. The charges stem from a July 5 altercation that took place on Jordan Avenue but began in the downtown area earlier that same day.

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Trustmark recently announce that Tod Etheredge has been named President of the Montgomery, Alabama market, where he previously served as Retail, Commercial and Private Banking Manager. Etheredge joined Trustmark in 2004 and has over 29 years of banking experience.

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The Tallassee City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption of comprehensive updates to the Tallassee Zoning Ordinance and Map as recommended by the Tallassee Planning Commission at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Tallassee City Hall.

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During the month's first regular Tallassee City Council meeting, brokers from Frazier Lanier, an investment banking firm, spoke to councilmembers about the city's credit rating and the major savings it will receive after refinancing two municipal bonds.

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With less than a week to go, the Aug. 25 municipal election is rapidly approaching. This election year, there are 24 candidates seeking election.

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COVID-19 has school-aged children across the state and country confined to their homes and limiting their activities and social engagement. This is why Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) wants girls everywhere to know that Girl Scouts has not been canceled. GSSA is bringing the explorati…

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The cafetorium at Reeltown High School was filled with teachers, staff and administrators from area schools Saturday afternoon for the 11th annual Teachers Appreciation Luncheon. The luncheon was originally scheduled to take place at Beulah Baptist Church in Dadeville, but to better social d…