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The Tallassee Fire Department recently announced the promotion of assistant chief, Eric Jones, to chief of the department.

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Tallassee’s best-known historian, Bill Goss, celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the 1220 Warehouse alongside family and a host of friends.

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Last week on The Tallassee Tribune's "Monday with the Mayor,” news broke of the possibility of the construction of one of three new state prisons in the Tallassee area. According to the Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock, he was aware of the possibility but unable to speak on the subject in lieu…

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Anyone who lived in Tallassee during the 1980s remembers the carnival next to the rec center that came to town every year. It was a popular attraction in a city with little entertainment venues. This is why the Tallassee Fire Department is bringing this tradition back to town as a fundraiser…

Members of the Tallassee Fire Department burned what was left of the retired scout hut located adjacent to the municipal swimming pool.

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation has announced its schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for the year 2020. According to foundation founder and director Mark Harris, the schedule will be their busiest and most robust schedule thus far.

Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins took the time to pay recognition to the recently promoted men and women at the Tallassee Police Department during the Jan. 28 council meeting.

Residents of Little Road in Tallassee should soon have improved water pressure. The city is beginning to move forward with capital improvement projects.

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation has announced its schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for the year 2020. According to foundation founder and director Mark Harris, the schedule will be their busiest and most robust schedule thus far.

Should disaster strike, officials want the public to be better prepared. As an incentive, residents in Tallassee can take part in the 2020 severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, the Tallassee Armory Guards, SCV Camp 1921 dedicated their Confederate Monument in downtown Tallassee on the grounds of Fort Talisi, its camp-owned meeting place. Camp 1921 began a savings account in 2003 which was earmarked for the construction of a Confederate Monu…

The Elmore County Commission was recently awarded a safety grant for roadway improvements to Burt Mill Road just west of Tallassee. The commission will install paved shoulders, make guardrail improvements and install new striping and markings on the roadway.

Cold temperatures did not stop the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which was held on Monday. The 10th annual MLK March began at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue and continued to the parking lot of the old barber shop at the intersection of Log Circle.

On Jan. 9, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. According to the Central Organization of Police Specialists (C.O.P.S), in light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there i…

Plans have been set for the annual Martin Luther King Celebration. The ninth annual MLK March is set for Monday, Jan. 20. The MLK March will begin at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue. The march will continue to the parking lot of the old barbershop at the intersectio…

Reeltown Missionary Baptist is holding the fourth annual Starseeds Black History Program on Sunday, Jan. 19 beginning at 2 p.m. to honor outstanding members of the community.

The annual Tallassee Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the National Guard Armory, located at 2382 Gilmer Ave. The chamber also recently announced the continuance of the silent auction. This will be the fourth annual silent auction for the chamber.

It was announced Friday on the Friendship Fire Department's Facebook page that Tallassee Fire Department fire chief Travis Jones will be leaving the department to focus more on family.

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type…

Never fear to cookie lovers who love to support a great cause, as Girl Scouts will soon hit neighborhoods with their beloved cookies. They’ll have order sheets in tow for Lemonades, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and many more of their famous cookies.

2019 was full of noteworthy news articles, but we managed to narrow it down to the top 10 stories of the year.

When women were offered safety tips at a course at God’s Congregation Holiness Church in Jordanville last month, Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins suggested they take a course to help them become familiar with carrying a weapon.

With a New Year that ushers in a fresh decade, Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock is discussing the state of the city while recollecting on the past and looking forward to the future. The Tallassee Tribune sat down with Hammock for a Q&A to find out what plans he has for the city, how he fee…

The Tallassee City Council held a special council meeting on Dec. 29 to pass a resolution that would allow city officials to move forward with discussions with eastside mill owner Tommy Hudson that would transfer ownership of the property to the City of Tallassee.

The Missoula Children’s Theater officially began in 1988. Since that time, the theater group has hosted more than 1.3 million guests. The theater group travels the country two-by-two to set up, produce and perform for audiences, all in a week’s time.

On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarette…

The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do — get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. Luckily, there are several options for tree disposal.

1.   Keep identification on your pet. A collar, current rabies tag and a personalized identification with a good phone number will get your lost pet back to you. Get your pet microchipped by your veterinarian as it is the perfect back-up to tags. Have photos of your pet just in case.

Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic youth leader and change yourself and the world? If so, the Tallassee Rotary Club is currently seeking area students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and district…

Local parents picked up Christmas gifts for their children Saturday morning at the Tallassee Recreation Center. The rec center floor was filled with bicycles of all sizes and boxes filled to the max with toys for good girls and boys all donated through the

The lights were on late at the Tallassee Senior Center for the annual Christmas party Thursday night. The fun began at 6 p.m. as director DebbieAnn Woodard opened the evening's program. Deborah Murphy welcomed everyone and Herbert Buckhannon delivered the night's invocation.

In light of recent abductions and murders of children and young women in nearby areas, Tallassee city officials held a women’s safety course at God's Congregation Holiness Church on Saturday. The class began at noon with pizza, burgers and refreshments for a quick lunch before the class began.

With suicide and depression rates on the increase in teenagers and preteens, one local dance studio is aiming to help area youth deal with these issues. The Pointed Toe, located at 511 Burt Mill Rd., will begin new classes in January and one of the classes is aimed toward teens and young adults.