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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…

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 …

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Flat Rock Missionary Church hosted the annual College and Career Night on Aug. 20 and an event coordinator said the annual event could be coming to an end due to lack of attendance.

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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.

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Southside Middle School launched its new STEM Lab by Creative Learning Systems when students returned from summer break.

The Elmore County Commission learned at Monday’s meeting an energy savings program instituted two years ago has already shaved $500,000 off utility bills at its facilities.

As an added precaution during the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for road safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Wednesday through midnight Sunday.

Braving the elements could one day be a thing of the past for Tallassee students who ride a bus. Tallassee’s school superintendent, Wade Shipman, says future busses added to the fleet will be equipped with air conditioning. The school system added one new bus that is equipped with air condit…