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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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Bids to construct a new Tallassee High School opened on Oct 1. The Tallassee City Schools board is set to award the contract at its monthly meeting.

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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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Reeltown High School’s counseling program earned the designation of a 2020 Alabama School Counseling Program of Distinction, evidence the school’s program aligns with the national model for the American School Counseling Association.

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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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While Tallapoosa County didn’t come in as the champs of the Alabama Census Bowl, it still earned $30,000 for its school systems thanks to the dedication of the Tallapoosa County census committee and residents for participating.

Area Events

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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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COVID-19 won’t stop Halloween in Tallassee, as the Tallassee City Council voted to move forward with Halloween this year. From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 area children can trick-or- treat.

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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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During last Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Tallassee City Council passed a proclamation that proclaims Monday, Sept. 28 as Family Day and the week of Sept. 27 as Family Week.

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For those Elmore County residents who qualify, there is a low-cost option to get your pet spayed or neutered at the Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, thanks to a $12,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation.

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The Tallassee Fire Department recently received notification of award from the 2020 Mid-South RC&D grant for the procurement of 10 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). These AEDs come with a price tag of $15,980.

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For those Elmore County residents who qualify, there is a low-cost option to get your pet spayed or neutered at the Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, thanks to a $12,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation.

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The Tallassee Fire Department recently received notification of award from the 2020 Mid-South RC&D grant for the procurement of 10 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). These AEDs come with a price tag of $15,980.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill that was signed into law on March 27.

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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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The Tallassee Police Department has officially notified CrimeStoppers that 18-year-old Tallassee resident Kristofer James Carey has been identified and taken into custody in reference to a burglary investigation that occurred at the Road Runner gas station on Central Boulevard in east Tallassee.

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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.

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The Lee County Historical Society will host an Open House during Pioneer Park's Second Saturday In Loachapoka on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. This is a project that spotlights the preservation, presentation and education of local history. Pioneer Park is open and free to the pub…

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A good old-fashioned outdoor date night is set to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. This event was first set for Aug. 14 but had to be rescheduled due to the possibility of unfavorable weather.

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The Tallassee Fire Department consists of hardworking, dedicated men and women. Like most fire departments, members of TFD are like members of a family, and there are seats available at the family table to anyone who has the spirit of a volunteer.

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There is no doubt to any of us 2020 is one challenging year. The loss of all of our shelter fundraising events has not only had a significant financial impact, but we certainly miss seeing so many of our fellow animal-loving supporters. And given the extension of Alabama’s safer-at-home/mask…

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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! launched today a census participation competition — deemed the Alabama Census Bowl — among 32 counties throughout Alabama with low self-response rates.

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The summer is coming to a close and another new school year is just around the corner. Classes begin on Sept. 8, and while classes maybe different for students, it is important to keep students’ safety in mind.

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Trustmark recently announce that Tod Etheredge has been named President of the Montgomery, Alabama market, where he previously served as Retail, Commercial and Private Banking Manager. Etheredge joined Trustmark in 2004 and has over 29 years of banking experience.