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Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins took the position Jan. 11, 2017, and since that time there have been many changes at TPD. The Tallassee Tribune held an exclusive Q&A with Higgins to take a look back over the past four years and chat about some of the changes that have b…

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Cold temperatures did not stop the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which was held on Monday. The 10th annual MLK March began at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue and continued to the parking lot of the old barber shop at the intersection of Log Circle.

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The Tallassee City Council suspended the rules and voted to instate a 100% raise for the city's superintendent of utilities, who is also the mayor, during the Tuesday, Jan 14, council meeting. This salary increase brings the total to $50,000 a year for the superintendent of utilities position.

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The inaugural, first-of-its-kind Valentine's gospel celebration is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, inside the Warehouse at 1220 located directly behind the 1220 Café.

On Jan. 9, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. According to the Central Organization of Police Specialists (C.O.P.S), in light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there i…

Plans have been set for the annual Martin Luther King Celebration. The ninth annual MLK March is set for Monday, Jan. 20. The MLK March will begin at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue. The march will continue to the parking lot of the old barbershop at the intersectio…

The sixth annual Angling for Autism bass fishing tournament to benefit The Learning Tree in Tallassee and the Little HAPIE Tree in Auburn is planned for Saturday, Nov. 9. The tournament will take place at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander Ci…

The annual Tallassee Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the National Guard Armory, located at 2382 Gilmer Ave. The chamber also recently announced the continuance of the silent auction. This will be the fourth annual silent auction for the chamber.

Teams were searching by land and air Wednesday morning looking for Judy Kennebrew who was last seen around 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the area of Jackson Lane in Tallassee. Local volunteers searched the terrain surrounding Kennebrew's home and Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office searched by helicopter …

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type…

Never fear to cookie lovers who love to support a great cause, as Girl Scouts will soon hit neighborhoods with their beloved cookies. They’ll have order sheets in tow for Lemonades, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and many more of their famous cookies.

2019 was full of noteworthy news articles, but we managed to narrow it down to the top 10 stories of the year.

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When women were offered safety tips at a course at God’s Congregation Holiness Church in Jordanville last month, Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins suggested they take a course to help them become familiar with carrying a weapon.

With a New Year that ushers in a fresh decade, Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock is discussing the state of the city while recollecting on the past and looking forward to the future. The Tallassee Tribune sat down with Hammock for a Q&A to find out what plans he has for the city, how he fee…

The Tallassee City Council held a special council meeting on Dec. 29 to pass a resolution that would allow city officials to move forward with discussions with eastside mill owner Tommy Hudson that would transfer ownership of the property to the City of Tallassee.

The Tallassee City Council held a special council meeting on Dec. 29 to pass a resolution that would allow city officials to move forward with discussions with eastside mill owner Tommy Hudson that would transfer ownership of the property to the City of Tallassee.

The Missoula Children’s Theater officially began in 1988. Since that time, the theater group has hosted more than 1.3 million guests. The theater group travels the country two-by-two to set up, produce and perform for audiences, all in a week’s time.

On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarette…

The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do — get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. Luckily, there are several options for tree disposal.

1.   Keep identification on your pet. A collar, current rabies tag and a personalized identification with a good phone number will get your lost pet back to you. Get your pet microchipped by your veterinarian as it is the perfect back-up to tags. Have photos of your pet just in case.

Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic youth leader and change yourself and the world? If so, the Tallassee Rotary Club is currently seeking area students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and district…

When it comes to school-based events, Tallassee has a large following. Whether it be a football game or a Night of Bands, Tallassee fans always show up to support their alma mater. Today, that fanbase has an official name, Tiger Nation. Tallassee Recreation Center program coordinator Courtne…

Local parents picked up Christmas gifts for their children Saturday morning at the Tallassee Recreation Center. The rec center floor was filled with bicycles of all sizes and boxes filled to the max with toys for good girls and boys all donated through the

The lights were on late at the Tallassee Senior Center for the annual Christmas party Thursday night. The fun began at 6 p.m. as director DebbieAnn Woodard opened the evening's program. Deborah Murphy welcomed everyone and Herbert Buckhannon delivered the night's invocation.

In light of recent abductions and murders of children and young women in nearby areas, Tallassee city officials held a women’s safety course at God's Congregation Holiness Church on Saturday. The class began at noon with pizza, burgers and refreshments for a quick lunch before the class began.

With suicide and depression rates on the increase in teenagers and preteens, one local dance studio is aiming to help area youth deal with these issues. The Pointed Toe, located at 511 Burt Mill Rd., will begin new classes in January and one of the classes is aimed toward teens and young adults.

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce will begin 2020 with newly elected officers and board of director members. The newly elected board of directors includes city employee Wendy Clayton, Urban Tails owner Kim Hammock, and Tallassee City Schools’ Jennifer Crain. These new members were sworn in b…

The downtown area was bustling on Thursday, Dec. 5 as holiday festivities began early this weekend with the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council's (MCAC) Sounds of the Season. This year's show was held inside the historic Mt. Vernon Theatre and drew a nearly packed house.

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, and with 80 participants, chamber director Jerry Cunningham said there was an uptick in entries this year compared last year and even the year before.

Typically, the men in blue are generally not allowed to grow beards but the Tallassee Police Department joined in a nationwide cause and threw out those rules over the past few weeks.

Local fire departments could gain some valuable equipment at minimal cost after a move from the Tallassee City Council on Tuesday. The council approved the Tallassee Fire Department moving ahead with the grant application process for some new equipment.

There could be more room for parking at the city pool now the Tallassee City Council voted to remove the scout hut that stands adjacent to the property. According to city officials, the building is not worth the cost of repair and the city would better benefit from its demolishment.