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The Reopening Task Force for Tallassee City Schools has decided that it would be in the best interest of students and staff to push back the start date of the 2020-2021 school year to Sept. 8th.

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With school only two weeks away, a group of caring individuals is working together to help ease the burden of buying school supplies. The school supply giveaway will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the Marathon, located at 511 Jordan Ave., from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Aug. 15.

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A good old-fashioned outdoor date night is set to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, at 6621 Hwy 199 in Notasulga. This event will be hosted in an open field that will allow for plenty of social distancing.

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With a record number of Americans out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to nonprofit organizations like A.C.T.S., also known as the Association of Christians of Tallassee, located at 308 Main St., to assist with daily necessities like food, power, water and more.

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With two weeks before students return to classrooms, the administration at Tallassee City Schools and the Tallassee City Schools Reopening Task Force has spent much of the summer making plans for the return of students.

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Sunday marked more than one million total backpacks donated through TCC Cellular Verizon Wireless stores since the campaign launched in 2013. Each year TCC employees work hard to make sure the bookbags and school supplies make it into the hands of those who need them most.

Out of concern for the health and safety of the general public and licensees, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board today approved an emergency order that limits the hours of operations for restaurants, bar and entities that sell alcohol. Effective immediately but not enforced until S…

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Andy Coker has announced he will run for the Tallassee City Schools Board of Education.

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Tallassee City Schools has seen a lot of change in school administration over the past month and that pattern continued into the most recent board of education meeting last Tuesday.

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Last Tuesday, it was announced superintendent Wade Shipman will be retiring and Dr. Brock Nolin will be serving as interim superintendent for Tallassee City Schools.

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It was announced this week Brooke Barron will serve as the next assistant principal at Tallassee High School. Barron will step into coach Chet Stewart’s former position after Stewart was named principal at THS, following former principal Matt Coker retirement from the public school system.

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Hundreds from the community gathered near the Tallassee Police Department last Wednesday, July 8, for a candlelit vigil for Shikieria Tatum, better known as Bink, who was found dead in her apartment last Tuesday.

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It has been nearly four years since Tallassee’s Alec Tyndall lost his life due to complications from an automobile accident. He had just turned 18 years old.

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It has been nearly four years since Tallassee’s Alec Tyndall lost his life due to complications from an automobile accident. He had just turned 18 years old.

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Although the school calendar looks a little different this year with classes scheduled to begin in Tallassee a week later than normal due to COVID-19, parents and students can better prepare for what the school year will hold with the upcoming sales tax holiday.

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As an added precaution during the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation is doing its part for highway safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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After running for three consecutive seasons on WBIH TV29, “DoeNation Outdoors” is moving to WNCF ABC 32 starting in July with a new day and time. Starting Saturday, July 4, the show will air at 11:30 a.m. and continue for 13 consecutive weeks.

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As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 38,442 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state which is an increase of 906 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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As of 12:30 p.m. Monday, there are cumulatively 36,682 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state which is an increase of 2,077 new cases in the last 48 hours. With today's increase, there have been nearly 4,000 new cases confirmed in the last four days alone.

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Although there are still many unknowns about the upcoming school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tallassee City Schools has released its school calendar.

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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 the Tallassee City Council has named it Bobby Payne Park.