Local News on COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have already listened to last week’s episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, you already know my thoughts on high school athletes returning to practice June 1. I am craving the return of sports as much as everyone else but I have to admit I’m a little worried an early return during the t…

The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 15,311 in the state with 573 confirmed deaths and 1,659 hospitalizations statewide.

Eddie Gantt, Scott Justiss, Terrel Brown and Jeanne Shirley make up the PE department at Tallassee Elementary School and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to act fast to create an at-home physical activity routine that would suit both students and parents.

Reeltown Elementary School began handing out diplomas to the 2020 kindergarten class last week. In order to promote social distancing, the elementary school created a drive-thru diploma pickup process.

Alabama saw another 200-plus increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Tallassee High School pioneered a new concept of livestreaming events Thursday recognizing high school seniors. Combining videos from universities and colleges with real-time commentary from administrators and faculty members, the Class of 2020 was honored in a new and exciting way via Faceb…

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week and, with schools closed due to COVID-19, Tallassee City Schools held a teacher appreciation to-go lunch and parade for teachers on Tuesday, May 5.

The Tallassee Board of Education voted to suspend plans to construct a new high school on the current Barnett Boulevard campus in a virtual work session hosted on Zoom last Wednesday.

Tallassee High School will give away free basketballs to all children enrolled in the city school system from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Tallassee City Schools is introducing the Meals-to-You program, which offers home-delivery meals to qualifying students while school is closed. The deadline to sign up for the program is Friday, May 8.