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Depending on who you ask, the mega-prison that is slated for construction just outside of the city limits could bring many things to the Tallassee area. According to Mayor Johnny Hammock, one of the first things it may attract is expanded lodging options in the area.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $2.57 million to encourage new and continuing research that will result in products and services that will improve the lives of Alabamians either from the products themselves or from new job opportunities.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) made its COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan available to the public on Friday. The goal of the plan is to immunize everyone who is eligible to receive a safe, effective and approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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MAX Credit Union held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the move to the 1415 Gilmer Ave. location at noon last Wednesday. During the ceremony, MAX gave $5,000 to Tallassee City Schools to show support in the Tallassee community.

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Are you in need of a hearing aid but are having financial difficulties? The Miracle-Ear Foundation's Miracle Mission 2020 Gift of Sound Program maybe be able to help.

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The Tallassee Rotary Club has scheduled a Boston Butt Fundraiser to help fund the club's scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to deserving students at Tallassee High School.

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Author James Brown reports his best sales of “The Nursing Home Book” come from the Apothecary Pharmacy in Tallassee. Now the fictional author has released a new work titled,

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Author James Brown reports his best sales of “The Nursing Home Book” come from the Apothecary Pharmacy in Tallassee. Now the fictional author has released a new work titled,

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It's that time again — time for Tallassee area residents to begin transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to chil…

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The owners of Southern Girls Outlet in downtown Tallassee are planning a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, that will include something fun for everyone. The excitement will begin at noon and end around 7 p.m.

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Gov. Kay Ivey called on residents across the state to pay tribute to health care heroes for their continued efforts in fighting the COVID-19 virus. In her proclamation, the governor asked Alabamians to thank these heroes by leaving their porch lights on every Friday in October and showing th…

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The large empty lot on the corner of Central Boulevard and Lily Avenue in East Tallassee will soon see upgrades to the green space now that the city has received a $4,000 grant from the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council for the project.

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The Funtastic Fort in East Tallassee received some TLC this weekend thanks to members of the Tallassee Fire Department, the Tallassee Recreation Center, some city officials, and a few members of the community.

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Members of the Tallassee Fire Department and the Tallassee Recreation Center are joining forces with Tallassee High School students and community members to make some much-needed repairs at the Funtastic Fort in East Tallassee.

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Representatives with the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, along with Rep. Mike Holmes (R- Wetumpka) and Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville), Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock, and many others gathered at the Tallassee Community Library on Friday, Sept. 25, to celebrate the library's newly expanded fre…

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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Downtown Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a break, but the fun will return at 7 p.m. for live entertainment and food. The sidewalk sale will be held in the historic downtown district and a portion of S. Ann…

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For our members, make sure to mark your calendar for our Humane Society’s Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Wetumpka Civic Center located at 410 S. Main St. in Wetumpka. We will be reviewing our accomplishments in the past year and looking ahead to 2021. Hope to see you there!

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Hurricane Sally set her eyes on Alabama last week. The slow-moving storm, later downgraded to a tropical storm, dealt the gulf coast region a hard blow, but in the tri-county area the storm caused minor damage with trees down and some temporarily left without power.

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One of the area’s favorite traditions is quickly approaching. Pioneer Day at Loachapoka, also known as Syrup Soppin' Day, has been moved to Saturday, Oct. 24.

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With Hurricane Sally churning in the gulf, Tallassee city officials confirmed the storm shelters located behind city hall will be open should area residents need to take cover from the storm. Mayor Johnny Hammock said he and other city officials are actively monitoring the situation.