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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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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) director Kenneth Boswell toured Tallassee on Oct. 8 along with Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock and other city officials to get a firsthand look at some of the city's most dilapidated structures.

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Halloween is on a Thursday this year and city officials say trick-or-treating is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Mark your calendar because it is almost time for the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council music program. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1 Jordan Ave. in Tallassee.

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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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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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A locally-produced drama chronicling the days of the Muscogee Creek nation in eastern Elmore County will be presented once again in Tallassee, and this time around the play will be staged in the historic Mt. Vernon Theatre with three performances slated for Nov. 1, 2 and 3.

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The City of Tallassee will celebrate Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. According to the city council, this schedule will allow for some daylight trick-or-treating and some time for nighttime trick-or-treaters as well.

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 parad…

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…

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The cleanup program geared for residential trash only offers county residents five convenient locations across Elmore County to drop off household and lawn trash at no charge: The CEWSA Redland Road facility, the Elmore County Judicial Complex, the Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center, Holtvil…

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The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) recently upgraded the recent fire danger advisory to a statewide fire alert effective immediately. While under a fire alert, permits for outdoor burning are restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the state forester.

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The Alabama Nature Center (ANC) in collaboration with the Tallassee City Middle School System held the Tallassee City School Water Festival at the ANC in Millbrook. This one-day event took place on Sept. 20 and hosted over 125 sixth-grade studentsfrom Southside Middle School.

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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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Crews from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) had traffic at a crawl on the Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge on Monday as workers milled own the roadway at the westside entrance in an effort to smooth the bridge's connection point to the roadway.

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The numbers are in and collectively the Save the Tatas benefit ride raised more than $9,895 this year, and it cumulatively raised more than $75,000 for the Joy to Life Foundation. This annual event not only raises money for the Joy to Life Foundation but also raises awareness to breast cance…

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Kenneth Loomis, who starred as Elvis during the Sept. 7 two-hour concert at the historic Mt. Vernon Theatre, performed in an authentic Elvis jumpsuit much like Presley wore in his 1970s concerts.

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The Brother Brown Band and the Soul Reunion will present Higher and Higher, a rock and soul show that will faithfully recreate the one-of-a-kind sounds that hit the airwaves in the 1960s and ’70s at the Mt. Vernon Theatre at 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

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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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Those planning to take a trip to the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter for Ag Discover Day should make other plans, as officials with Auburn University's School of Agriculture said the event has been canceled indefinitely.

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Recovery Organization Support Specialist (ROSS) is a state- and federally-funded recovery program that goes beyond the traditional in-house services to support those in recovery. The program began in April 2018 and since that time, the City of Tallassee in Elmore and Tallapoosa counties has …

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Did you have a bounty harvest this year only to be left with a tightly-packed pantry of jelly, jam and pickle jars? If so, Tractor Supply in Tallassee has a solution for you. The store is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its farmers mar…

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Many gathered at the 1220 Café Warehouse to watch the premier of “Returning the Favor,” hosted by Mike Rowe of the nationally syndicated television show "Dirty Jobs.” Rowe and his crew made a surprise visit to the Tallassee area for the new Facebook project in June.

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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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The Tallassee City Council appointed two new members to the Industrial Development Board during its regular meeting Aug. 13. Outgoing members were Ann Christian and Rick Dorley. Christian said she was not interested in serving another term. Dorley, however, was seeking reappointment.

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Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and House District 81 Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) spent much of Aug. 14 in Tallassee touring fresh worksites that will replace the old cast-iron gas pipelines in east Tallassee from Hilltop Grocery to Britt Veterinary Ser…

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Understanding Needs Improves Tomorrow’s You (UNITY), a newly formed community-based charity organization, held its inaugural Freedom Walk on Saturday. Several people packed the parking lot at the Tallassee Recreation Center and from there the group walked to the Tallassee Police Department t…

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.

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The official first day of fall is Sept. 23 and organizers at The Learning Tree are bringing back a popular fundraiser for anyone who wishes to adorn their porch or yard with mums.

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God's Congregation Holiness Church's Bishop Aldophus Gauntt opened the doors to the House of Love and Mercy in 2000 and in those years the program has helped free countless women from addiction, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations. Over the years, the shelter has served w…

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Today was the first day of class for students in Reeltown Schools. Reeltown Elementary School principal Raymond Porter says he is excited about the school year ahead. Porter says he is grateful to a part of a community that show great support to it's teachers, faculty and staff. 

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We have all heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and that’s exactly what four local boys are doing. A local cornhole group has organized a tournament to benefit the hard-working young men Saturday. Tournament registration begins at 10 a.m. and “bags fly” at 11 a.m.