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Students in the music department at Tallassee High School are gearing up for the annual fall musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” by Shepherd Mead on the THS stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov 18 with a Monday matinée just for students from Talla…

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The men and women at SOAR Inc are aiming to spark the creativity within local students with the organization’s upcoming Artistic Expressions contest.

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With cold temperatures and sharp winds to contend with, volunteers with the Lake Martin Resource Association gathered at Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning for the 15 th annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup at Lake Martin.

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Now that crews for Alabama Power recently finished work to replace the spill gates at Thurlow Dam, water levels are back to normal and boaters are no longer put out now the boat ramp on Lake Thurlow is once again accessible to the water.

The Tallassee Armory Guards, Camp 1921 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be presenting the 2019 Bill Anthony Memorial Battles of the Armory Civil War Reenactment this weekend.

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Work once again began at the historic Hotel Talisi now that an internet cable has been relocated and L&E Construction completed the bracing needed to begin the roof and partial brick wall removal. 

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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce recently announced details about this year's Christmas parade. This will be the 52nd annual Christmas parade. Last year the parade was canceled due to rainy weather, however the 2017 Christmas parade included 70 participants and drew over 2000 spectators.

With homecoming behind them and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays quickly approaching, the administrators at Tallassee High School are aiming to recognize some of the students who have already made an impact since the school year began in August.

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With homecoming behind them and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays quickly approaching, the administrators at Tallassee High School are aiming to recognize some of the students who have already made an impact since the school year began in August.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock traveled to Canton, Ohio to get a firsthand look at a state-of-the-art water treatment center Tallassee could model its water treatment facility after.

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Water levels on lake Thurlow should soon be back to normal levels now that Alabama Power officials announced the installation of the new spillways on Thurlow Dam is complete and the contactor overseeing the construction is now demobilizing.

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Christmas is just around the corner and the men and women at Tallassee's newly formed Understanding Needs Improves Tomorrow's You (UNITY) are hoping to brighten the holidays for local children who may not otherwise receive gifts. The charity organization is collecting gifts for area children…

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Tallassee was recently named an ACE Community, which meant there were certain criteria that Tallassee had to meet. Among many others, a comprehensive plan was a condition city officials had to meet.

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The Tallassee Rotary Club is celebrating 90 years of service in the Tallassee community. Club president Whitney Watson is planning a big party to observe the event and all Rotarians, both past and present, are encouraged to attend the party.

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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce recently announced it will bring back the once-popular A Taste of Tallassee. This year's event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the National Guard Armory on Gilmer Avenue.

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Officials with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest of Chris McWaters, 32-years old, of Tallassee, on Tuesday, Oct. 15. According to ECSO Captain C.B. Ogden, McWaters was charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female.

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The hardworking folks at SOAR Inc. have been preparing for the organization’s soft opening for months and that time has almost arrived as organizers have set the date for for Oct. 31. Doors will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. at 115 Parker St. in Tallassee for trick-or-treat fun for all.

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The Tallassee Public Safety Committee, which includes councilmember David Stough, Damian Carr and Jeremy Taunton, met with Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins, Tallassee Fire Department chief Travis Jones, Haynes Ambulance representatives and Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock on O…

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There could soon be a few changes in the issuance of patrol cars at the Tallassee Police Department as the Tallassee City Council is considering allowing officers to travel to and from home in their assigned patrol cars.

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With a statewide fire alert in a place, a plume of smoke filled the eastern sky late Friday afternoon when a fire sparked on the outskirts of the Franklin community, putting local residents on guard.

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) director Kenneth Boswell toured Tallassee on Oct. 8 along with Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock and other city officials to get a firsthand look at some of the city's most dilapidated structures.

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Mark your calendar because it is almost time for the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council music program. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1 Jordan Ave. in Tallassee.

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Girl Scouts is a unique, proven leadership development platform that pairs girls from ages 5 to 18 and into adulthood with reliable, caring female role models and advisors that will help prepare them to take on leadership roles in life. 

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It's been said time and again, "No place does homecoming like Tallassee does homecoming." Homecoming week is upon us. Coordinators at Tallassee High School have set the date for Friday and plans for the homecoming pep rally, bonfire and parade are already in place.

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The Tallassee Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape."

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A locally-produced drama chronicling the days of the Muscogee Creek nation in eastern Elmore County will be presented once again in Tallassee, and this time around the play will be staged in the historic Mt. Vernon Theatre with three performances slated for Nov. 1, 2 and 3.

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The City of Tallassee will celebrate Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. According to the city council, this schedule will allow for some daylight trick-or-treating and some time for nighttime trick-or-treaters as well.

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Members of the Tallassee City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the 2020 fiscal year budget during Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Every member of the council was in favor of the proposed budget, except councilmember David Stough who said he could not support an appropriation to the Mt. Verno…

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The men and women on the Tallassee Police Department force will soon be safer thanks a grant from the United States Department of Defense that will fund a new bulletproof vest.

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The cleanup program geared for residential trash only offers county residents five convenient locations across Elmore County to drop off household and lawn trash at no charge: The CEWSA Redland Road facility, the Elmore County Judicial Complex, the Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center, Holtvil…

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The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) recently upgraded the recent fire danger advisory to a statewide fire alert effective immediately. While under a fire alert, permits for outdoor burning are restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the state forester.

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The Alabama Nature Center (ANC) in collaboration with the Tallassee City Middle School System held the Tallassee City School Water Festival at the ANC in Millbrook. This one-day event took place on Sept. 20 and hosted over 125 sixth-grade studentsfrom Southside Middle School.

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 City on Lake Martin.

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Because student attendance plays an important role in a school's annual State Board of Education report card, the administrators at Tallassee High School have come up with an incentive program that is paying off for students with perfect and near-perfect attendance.

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Mari Beth Haynes is an instructional leader at Tallassee Elementary School. Mrs. Haynes is a veteran teacher of 22 years. She has taught multiple grade levels and is starting a new chapter in her educational career. 

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Brian Norris of Greenville, Florida will be singing and sharing in worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for Round-Up Sunday service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 1327 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Eclectic.

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Who doesn't enjoy breakfast food for dinner? The Red Hill Historical Preservation Society, also known as the Red Hill Community Club, is hoping everyone does. The organization is planning a pancake supper for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

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Lindsay Jordan, career coach for Elmore County Board of Education, estimated 600 to 700 high school seniors from the county's four public high schools and other schools in the area were given the chance to speak with and learn more about a total of 62 organizations last Wednesday.