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Smoke filled the air as first responders from Tallassee Fire Department, Tallassee Police Department and Friendship Fire Department responded to an explosion at Neptune Technology Group on Thursday, March 12 around 9 p.m.

The Tallassee Lions Club is celebrating its 103rd anniversary next month. To celebrate the century mark plus one, the Lions Club and Neptune Technology Group will hold the annual Roaring 5K Run on March 28. Registration will be held at Tallassee High School.

Tallassee High School students Brooke Jones, Cierra Young and Tameka Nabors went to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) on Thursday, Feb. 20. RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary Clubs and districts in which students can leadership skills, have fun and make connections.

Mayor Johnny Hammock made the executive decision to close all area parks and recreation areas after the state mandate on Friday, March 27. While Bell Park, Veterans Park, the Funtastic Fort are all closed, Hammock says area parking lots are f…

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

Because student attendance plays an important role in a school's annual State Board of Education report card, the administrators at Tallassee High School have come up with an incentive program that is paying off for students with perfect and near-perfect attendance.

Members of Tallassee’s Boy Scout Troop 59 spent much of Saturday collecting canned goods outside of area grocery stores to donate to the Association of Christians in Tallassee for Service (A.C.T.S.)

The Tallassee City Council passed a proclamation declaring November as National Home Care Month on Tuesday, Nov 12. The council passed the proclamation with faculty and staff members from Community Home Health and Hospice in attendance and presented them with a special proclamation for Natio…

The deadline for registration for the upcoming Christmas parade is quickly approaching. Businesses and organizations interested in joining in this year’s parade have until Monday, Dec. 2 to register. Completed registration forms and entry fee must be turned in to the Tallassee Chamber of Com…

My Box Storage has partnered with Charity Storage, a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that leverages the increasing popularity of storage auctions, to raise funds for charity. It introduces a charity component to existing storage operations to raise funds for the Humane Society of Elm…

Each year in November, the nation honors its veterans with Veterans Day. This year on Nov. 9- 11, Verizon (TCC) will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Event at 431 Gilmer Ave. in Tallassee, and at 4356 N US Hwy 231 in Wetumpka.

Students in the music department at Tallassee High School are gearing up for the annual fall musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” by Shepherd Mead on the THS stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov 18 with a Monday matinée just for students from Talla…

The men and women at SOAR Inc are aiming to spark the creativity within local students with the organization’s upcoming Artistic Expressions contest.

Work once again began at the historic Hotel Talisi now that an internet cable has been relocated and L&E Construction completed the bracing needed to begin the roof and partial brick wall removal. 

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce recently announced details about this year's Christmas parade. This will be the 52nd annual Christmas parade. Last year the parade was canceled due to rainy weather, however the 2017 Christmas parade included 70 participants and drew over 2000 spectators.

With homecoming behind them and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays quickly approaching, the administrators at Tallassee High School are aiming to recognize some of the students who have already made an impact since the school year began in August.

Officials with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest of Chris McWaters, 32-years old, of Tallassee, on Tuesday, Oct. 15. According to ECSO Captain C.B. Ogden, McWaters was charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female.

The hardworking folks at SOAR Inc. have been preparing for the organization’s soft opening for months and that time has almost arrived as organizers have set the date for for Oct. 31. Doors will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. at 115 Parker St. in Tallassee for trick-or-treat fun for all.

Girl Scouts is a unique, proven leadership development platform that pairs girls from ages 5 to 18 and into adulthood with reliable, caring female role models and advisors that will help prepare them to take on leadership roles in life. 

It's been said time and again, "No place does homecoming like Tallassee does homecoming." Homecoming week is upon us. Coordinators at Tallassee High School have set the date for Friday and plans for the homecoming pep rally, bonfire and parade are already in place.

The Tallassee Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape."

Because student attendance plays an important role in a school's annual State Board of Education report card, the administrators at Tallassee High School have come up with an incentive program that is paying off for students with perfect and near-perfect attendance.

Mari Beth Haynes is an instructional leader at Tallassee Elementary School. Mrs. Haynes is a veteran teacher of 22 years. She has taught multiple grade levels and is starting a new chapter in her educational career. 

Lindsay Jordan, career coach for Elmore County Board of Education, estimated 600 to 700 high school seniors from the county's four public high schools and other schools in the area were given the chance to speak with and learn more about a total of 62 organizations last Wednesday.

Cory Eckstein is an Instructional Leader at Southside Middle School. Eckstien is beginning his ninth year in education, serving his entire career for Tallassee City Schools at Southside Middle School. He has taught English and Language Arts to fifth graders for eight of those nine and spent …

Many have heard the phrase “Christmas in July,” but it was Christmas in August for many area teachers Saturday during the 10th annual Teachers Luncheon at Beulah Baptist Church. Thanks to all the generous donations and a lot of hard work, those teachers are starting the year off right.