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Now that the City of Tallassee has earned the green light on the downtown TAP grant project, it is considering partnering with Downtown Strategies, which is a division of Retail Strategies, to create a new 5-year strategic plan.

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The U.S. Capitol building went into lockdown Wednesday as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, forcing lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to evacuate.

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Alabama gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,348 stations. Gas prices in Alabama are 12.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 33.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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With face masks proving to be one of the most effective methods of preventing COVID-19 transmission, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA) and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama are sponsoring a video contest for Alabamians of a…

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Each year Living in Faith Together (LIFT) Ministries sets out to help families in need and this year the call was great. Last year the ministry served 97 Christmas angels, but this year they gave Christmas gifts to 163 children.

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While Andrus Love was undergoing treatment at the UAB Cancer Center this weekend, community members joined together to help him and his family with the Selfie with Santa fundraiser at the parking lot of the 1220 Café on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation will have no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates from Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, Dec. 27 at 11:59 p.m. For the New Year's holiday, there will be no temporary lane closures from Thursday, Dec. 31 at noon until Sunday, Jan. 3 a…

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COVID-19 has reshaped most of 2020 into an unfamiliar routine and now holiday schedule, but, Tallassee's First United Methodist Church is working hard to spread the Christmas cheer without putting people at risk of catching the virus, using technology.

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Christmas isn't Christmas without the annual photo with Santa Claus, and the hardworking women and men at Blue Ribbon Dairy are giving area children and parents the opportunity to enjoy fresh milk and cookies with the Jolly Olé St. Nick.

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The Lee County Historical Society will host a handmade wreath workshop during Second Saturday, Dec. 12, at Pioneer Park in Loachaoka. The event will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone interested in this craft is invited to try their hand at making wreaths from local materials. Tradi…

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Andrus Love knows what it means to give. He gives his time, energy, and effort to help those in the community who need it most. Now, he needs help. Love has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Leukemia.

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Representatives with Jackson Thornton Utilities will attend Tuesday’s council meeting to announce the results of a recent utility rate study. According to Mayor Johnny Hammock who is also the superintendent of utilities the city may have to consider raising wholesale water prices to other mu…

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Andrus Love knows what it means to give. He gives his time, energy, and effort to help those in the community who need it most. Now, he needs help. Love has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Leukemia.

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Representatives with Jackson Thornton Utilities will attend Tuesday’s council meeting to announce the results of a recent utility rate study. According to Mayor Johnny Hammock who is also the superintendent of utilities the city may have to consider raising wholesale water prices to other mu…

Despite the uncertainty 2020 has brought, an annual holiday tradition counted on since 1955 is continuing for its 65th year — the NORAD Santa tracker.

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The United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force has officially notified CrimeStoppers that Ashley Paul Kenney is in Police Custody.

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Alabama gas prices have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.86/g this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 stations. Gas prices in Alabama are unchanged versus a month ago and stand 41.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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The owner and operator of Lexii’s Nutty Creations and LNC Cookbook author, Lexii Hutchinson, is planning yet another event to spread holiday cheer in Tallassee. This time she is organizing a Christmas Pop-Up Shop, and she is calling all vendors.

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With Thanksgiving 2020 in the books, many are gearing up for the Christmas holidays. The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce announced this year's Christmas tree lighting has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, but the parade will march on.

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There has been a lot of discussion since the announcement a parcel of land on Rifle Range Road was selected to be the site for one of three new state prisons. Many have pointed the finger at the current administration, but Tallassee city attorney John Smith said placing blame on city officia…

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With the parking lot complete, the Tallassee City Schools Board of Education is moving forward with Phase 2 of the new high school project. According to superintendent Brock Nolin, Nearen Construction, LLC began work on the site on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows the five occupations with the most online wanted ads continue to be for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives (wholesale and manufacturing, except technical …

From its unassuming beginnings in 1983, The Learning Tree Inc. has grown into an agency that plays a significant role in educating children and adolescents who have some of the most severe disability- related challenges. The Learning Tree now serves more than 700 of Alabama’s children.

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Depending on who you ask, the mega-prison that is slated for construction just outside of the city limits could bring many things to the Tallassee area. According to Mayor Johnny Hammock, one of the first things it may attract is expanded lodging options in the area.

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More and more people are putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but officials say holiday decorations will not go up in Tallassee until after the fourth Thursday in November.

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As the school year continues, members of the Tallassee City Schools Board of Education have been working to start construction on a new high school. With plans now firmly in place, school officials said groundbreaking will begin in a matter of weeks.

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It's time to start planning for the holidays and the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce has just the answer for those looking for some Christmas cheer.

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Many people in Tallassee know Lexii Hutchinson for her popular sweet treats. Now, the innovative young woman has published a cookbook, The LNC Cookbook.