We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

In November of 2019, the City of Tallassee was awarded a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The grant has a 10% match, which means the city will have a total of $275,000 to fund the demolition of dilapidated st…

  • Updated

Members of the Tallassee community came together Saturday to remember Lacey Brewer. Lacey had the heart of a volunteer and was a friend to so many. Lacey was so loved that her memorial had to be held at J.E. Hot O'Brien Stadium, which is fitting because if anyone embodied Tiger Pride, it was…

  • Updated

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to commit or re-commit to a healthier lifestyle and develop positive habits along the way. Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest wellness program, begins this year on March 1 with some new and exciting changes.

  • Updated

Easter may be more than a month away but the gals over at Southern Girls Outlet, located at 209 Barnett Blvd., are already gearing up for the occasion with a city-wide Easter egg hunt, and the community is encouraged to participate. Beginning March 1, event coordinators with SGO will start h…

Area Events

  • Updated

The Tallassee High School campus was filled with classmates, friends, family, and supporting members of the community as the Class of 2021 held a memorial service for late class member, Makenzie Gunn, who was killed in an automobile wreck on Feb. 5. She was only 18-years-old.

  • Updated

God's Congregational Holiness Church and the House of Love and Mercy have been serving the Tallassee community for decades. The women's shelter serves women during their darkest days and aims to help them regain their self-esteem and confidence so that they can find their path to success in …

  • Updated

Trade Day was an annual event that took place on King Street near Tallassee High School for decades; however, the event was canceled in 2018. The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce hopes to bring the once-popular event back to the area in the future.

  • Updated

Tallassee City School's Mrs. Loria Hunter, Child Nutrition Coordinator, explains what it takes to feed children in a school system during a pandemic.

  • Updated

The Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are continuing to advise motorists to stay off the roadways when possible while much of the state is experiencing icy road conditions.

  • Updated

A massive winter storm unleashed snow and ice across dozens of states over the weekend before snow and ice expanded into the eastern United States on Monday. However, wintry weather won't be the only impact of the system as it heads eastward. AccuWeather meteorologists warn that severe thund…

  • Updated

The Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency advise motorists that freezing rain will likely coat roads with ice in north and west-central Alabama beginning tonight. Furthermore, much of the state will experience freezing temperatures over the next few…

  • Updated

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, Feb. 12, signed House Bill 170, sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett (R – HD 44); House Bill 192 by Rep. Bill Poole (R – HD 63); and Senate Bill 30 by Sen. Arthur Orr (R – SD 3) into law. During the governor’s state of the state address, she laid out these pieces of legis…

  • Updated

In a typical year, the Tallassee community would be gearing up for the annual Chamber Banquet, but this year, due to safety precautions, there will be no large gathering. However, most of the annual event will proceed in a new form.

  • Updated

Restoration 49 Customs and Coffee opened their doors last week, and so did Tallassee Nutrition. In addition to the new business in the downtown area, Southern GirlsOutlet has outgrown its current location and the retail store is seeking a larger facility that can house all of the inventory u…

  • Updated

The nonprofit organization, S.O.A.R. Inc. had to cancel tonight's positive self-talk session for adults 25-and-older at the Tallassee Recreation Center, titled "Being Different", due to health reasons as founder and operator Andrus Love continues to battle cancer. 

  • Updated

In a typical year, the Tallassee community is gearing up for the annual Chamber Banquet, but this year, due to safety precautions, there will be no large gathering. However, most of the annual event will proceed in a new form.

  • Updated

Since taking office in 2016, Mayor Johnny Hammock and councilmember Sarah Hill have been insistent about addressing the ongoing drainage issues in the Emfinger Subdivision. The persistence has paid off as work on the planned capital improvement project is set to begin in the near future now …

  • Updated

There's an old saying, "you only get what you give." Dylan and Haley Daniel have put a lot of work into the large downtown property that was formerly known as the Patterson Building, and after opening Restoration 49 Coffee and Customs last week, there is no doubt that the couple's tireless d…

  • Updated

The city, and social media, was covered in purple on Friday, Jan. 29, to show support for Tallassee native, Lacey Brewer, who is in the hospital due to effects from COVID-19. Brewer has been in the hospital for weeks now and many are praying for her recovery.

  • Updated

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that starting Monday, Feb. 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers.

  • Updated

Work on the downtown streetscape project could soon begin as Sr. Project Manager at CDG Engineers & Associates Jeff Harrison along with Mayor Johnny Hammock and other utility department managers met at city hall Thursday afternoon to discuss the downtown TAP grant project. The City will …

  • Updated

Ugly buildings are a big problem in this small city, according to one councilman. And he is seeking ordinances with stronger repercussions for those who do not maintain their property according to city codes.

  • Updated

On Monday, Jan. 25, Tarrence Cobb, 22-years-old, of Notasulga, received a sentence of 198 years after he pled guilty to five felony counts for rape first degree, sodomy, robbery first degree, kidnapping second degree, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

  • Updated

Giving back is in the Girl Scout DNA, and during the cookie program that means giving back through Hometown Heroes. Girl Scout Cookies are yummy and mouth-watering, and who better to share them with than the men and women who proudly serve the community and the country.

  • Updated

The City of Tallassee has struggled with wastewater problems for years, but the situation could get much, much worse if a new mega prison is built just outside the city limits. Tallassee is home to roughly 5,000 residents, and the proposed prison would house nearly 4,000 inmates plus staff, …

  • Updated

Now that the City of Tallassee has earned the green light on the downtown TAP grant project, it is considering partnering with Downtown Strategies, which is a division of Retail Strategies, to create a new 5-year strategic plan.