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Staff report The Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA) in conjunction with the Elmore County Commission engaged Stroudwater Associates to better understand the present and future healthcare needs of Elmore County. The goal of the study was to determine what services are curren…

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There is a new restaurant about to open on Lake Martin. The Social, located at 2001 Castaway Island Rd., is slated to open this Friday, May 7.  The new establishment will feature an open-air setting with plenty of food and drink specials.

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The Family Guidance Center Head Start/Early Head Start Centers celebrated The Week of the Young Child last week, which is an annual event that is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. To celebrate, the students in the head start program created an art exhibit.

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The FFA Rodeo will be in Wetumpka this weekend at the sports complex but before this weekend's main event, Dani Loeb, the first Alabamian to make the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, and Kaylee Campbell, the reigning Miss Rodeo USA visited area schools where they introduced themselves to student…

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The annual Tallassee Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was held Monday at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery. The golf tournament is the Chamber's biggest fundraiser of the year, and while there were some great prizes up for grabs, it's a fun-filled event that many in the communi…

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April 27, 2011, is a day few will forget. That day is sketched in the minds of those who lived through it. In total, 62 tornados touched down across the state. There were 240 causalities that day, six from Elmore County.

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Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and this year it will kick off the citywide 2021 Team Up to Clean Up campaign. Hosted by the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce, the 5-day event will run through Tuesday, April 27.

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Following an investigation by the Narcotics Unit into possible gambling on the premises, the Tallassee Police Department executed a search warrant at the Marathon Gas Station, located at 65 Kent Road, on Wednesday, April 14. 

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Graduation is right around the corner and some students may still be uncertain about what career path to follow after high school. Southern Union Community College Technical Division will host an Open House for both traditional and non-traditional students from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore, representative of Alabama's 2nd congressional district, made a stop at Tallassee City Hall for a Monday morning town hall meeting. The chambers inside city hall were filled with area residents who had some tough questions during the visit.

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Governor Kay Ivey during a visit to the Alabama National Guard mobile vaccination clinic in Wilcox County on Friday, April 2, announced that beginning, Monday, April 5, the Alabama Department of Public Health will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include individuals age 16 and older.

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Wharf Casual Seafood is bringing the coast to Wetumpka. It was announced Thursday, April 1, that the seafood restaurant will open in Wetumpka later this year in the former Shoney's building.

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Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Chamber Golf Tournament on April 26 at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery. Registration is at 11 a.m., and tee time at 12:30 p.m. This is one of the leading and longest-running fundraisers hosted by the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce.

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Governor Kay Ivey on Monday, March 22, issued her 25th supplemental emergency proclamation to further amend the recently extended Safer at Home order. Apart from the technical revisions made, the health order remains identical to the order issued by Governor Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris on Marc…

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Alabama gas prices have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. Gas prices in Alabama are 30.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 78.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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According to the municipal building inspector, Andy Coker, the Tallassee Planning Commission recommended the approval of the rezoning of two properties in Tallassee for business development.

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The weather was picture perfect during Saturday's Downtown Sidewalk Sale. Over 35 vendors lined S. Ann Avenue in downtown Tallassee. Several businesses participated in the event, including Southern Girls Outlet, Urban Tails, Sheer Grace Salon and Tanning, Restoration 49 Coffee and Customs, S…

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The 2021 Hall of Pride inductees award ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at Tallassee High School. Among this year's inductees are J.E. Hot O'Brien, Michelle Cole, Olivia Pienezza Solomon, and Sylvia Phillips. The co-founder of the Tallassee…

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Rondarius Hooks, 28-years old, of Tallassee, turned himself in on Friday, March 12, at 12:30 a.m. Hooks was charged with three counts of first-degree assault and placed in the Elmore County Jail for the alleged shootings that occurred in the Jordanville community at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Ma…

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On Thursday, March 11 at approximately 7:15 p.m. members of the Tallassee Police Department responded to a report of gunfire in the area of 1st Avenue.

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As the weather warms, the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to next weekend's Downtown Sidewalk sale on March 13 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sidewalk sale will encompass the downtown area with vendors setup on S. Ann Avenue offering goods of all types.

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GasBuddy is warning motorists today that the national average may breach $3 per gallon by Memorial Day after OPEC’s meeting on March 4 closed with no meaningful increase in oil production. The group’s large cuts to oil production in 2020 will generally be extended, with just Russia and Kazak…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2021 awards celebration via a virtual platform tomorrow, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.