On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, the Tallassee Armory Guards, SCV Camp 1921 dedicated their Confederate Monument in downtown Tallassee on the grounds of Fort Talisi, its camp-owned meeting place. Camp 1921 began a savings account in 2003 which was earmarked for the construction of a Confederate Monu…
Cold temperatures did not stop the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which was held on Monday. The 10th annual MLK March began at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue and continued to the parking lot of the old barber shop at the intersection of Log Circle.
The Eclectic Police Department is searching for the location of Devin Foster, a 33-year old white male, wanted in connection with several thefts in the Eclectic area.
Teams were again searching by land and air Friday morning looking for Judy Kennebrew who was last seen around 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the area of Jackson Lane in Tallassee.
On Jan. 9, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. According to the Central Organization of Police Specialists (C.O.P.S), in light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there i…
Plans have been set for the annual Martin Luther King Celebration. The ninth annual MLK March is set for Monday, Jan. 20. The MLK March will begin at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jordan Avenue. The march will continue to the parking lot of the old barbershop at the intersectio…
Reeltown Missionary Baptist is holding the fourth annual Starseeds Black History Program on Sunday, Jan. 19 beginning at 2 p.m. to honor outstanding members of the community.
The annual Tallassee Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the National Guard Armory, located at 2382 Gilmer Ave. The chamber also recently announced the continuance of the silent auction. This will be the fourth annual silent auction for the chamber.
Teams were searching by land and air Wednesday morning looking for Judy Kennebrew who was last seen around 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the area of Jackson Lane in Tallassee. Local volunteers searched the terrain surrounding Kennebrew's home and Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office searched by helicopter …
Nearly 400 county officials and employees across Alabama will gather together to learn about and develop an action plan for county government during the 2020 Alabama Regular Session. This year’s conference will center on counties’ priorities …
The Tallassee Armory Guards, Camp 1921 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be presenting the 2019 Bill Anthony Memorial Battles of the Armory Civil War Reenactment this weekend.
The sixth annual Angling for Autism bass fishing tournament to benefit The Learning Tree in Tallassee and the Little HAPIE Tree in Auburn is planned for Saturday, Nov. 9. The tournament will take place at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander Ci…
Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic youth leader and change yourself and the world? If so, the Tallassee Rotary Club is currently seeking area students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and district…
Local parents picked up Christmas gifts for their children Saturday morning at the Tallassee Recreation Center. The rec center floor was filled with bicycles of all sizes and boxes filled to the max with toys for good girls and boys all donated through the
The lights were on late at the Tallassee Senior Center for the annual Christmas party Thursday night. The fun began at 6 p.m. as director DebbieAnn Woodard opened the evening's program. Deborah Murphy welcomed everyone and Herbert Buckhannon delivered the night's invocation.
Urban Tails in Tallassee was filled with pooches Saturday afternoon as area residents brought their fur babies to the pet salon and spa for a photo with Santa. Many pets were dressed in holiday attire and some even sported doggie jewelry.
In light of recent abductions and murders of children and young women in nearby areas, Tallassee city officials held a women’s safety course at God's Congregation Holiness Church on Saturday. The class began at noon with pizza, burgers and refreshments for a quick lunch before the class began.
With suicide and depression rates on the increase in teenagers and preteens, one local dance studio is aiming to help area youth deal with these issues. The Pointed Toe, located at 511 Burt Mill Rd., will begin new classes in January and one of the classes is aimed toward teens and young adults.
The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce will begin 2020 with newly elected officers and board of director members. The newly elected board of directors includes city employee Wendy Clayton, Urban Tails owner Kim Hammock, and Tallassee City Schools’ Jennifer Crain. These new members were sworn in b…
A difference will be made in the lives of many after 1,700 gift-filled shoeboxes were collected for Operation Christmas Child.
The downtown area was bustling on Thursday, Dec. 5 as holiday festivities began early this weekend with the McCraney-Cottle Arts Council's (MCAC) Sounds of the Season. This year's show was held inside the historic Mt. Vernon Theatre and drew a nearly packed house.
Eric Robbins, author of “Please Pay Attention” will hold a book signing from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Tallassee Community Library, located at 99 Freeman Ave.
The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, and with 80 participants, chamber director Jerry Cunningham said there was an uptick in entries this year compared last year and even the year before.
Tallassee residents had the opportunity to leave legacies for descendants to discover 100-years from now with the Talisi Historical Preservation Society’s time capsule fundraiser.
Typically, the men in blue are generally not allowed to grow beards but the Tallassee Police Department joined in a nationwide cause and threw out those rules over the past few weeks.
Local fire departments could gain some valuable equipment at minimal cost after a move from the Tallassee City Council on Tuesday. The council approved the Tallassee Fire Department moving ahead with the grant application process for some new equipment.
There could be more room for parking at the city pool now the Tallassee City Council voted to remove the scout hut that stands adjacent to the property. According to city officials, the building is not worth the cost of repair and the city would better benefit from its demolishment.
With the holiday season here, Urban Tails owner Kimberly Hammock is hosting the first-of-its-kind, Santa Paws, from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Noah and Pam Griggs, owners of the historic and well-known House of Seven Gables, will host a Christmas Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.
Nearly 400 county officials and employees across Alabama will gather together to learn about and develop an action plan for county government during the 2020 Alabama Regular Session. This year’s conference will center on counties’ priorities for the upcoming session, including the growing ne…
Mark your calendars for Dec. 9 as Mark Lanier brings the annual "A Mark Lanier Christmas Homecoming" to Tallassee at the Mt Vernon Theatre, with the show beginning at 6 p.m. Lanier has gathered some of Nashville's best musicians who are regular performers on the Grand Ole Opry as his live ba…
Nov. 30 will mark 10 years since the Hotel Talisi suffered a devastating fire. In that time, a lot has changed. And while the historic hotel has not reopened, there is still hope it will one day.
Forensic testing has confirmed the human remains found on Macon County Road 2 in Shorter are that of Aniah Blanchard, according to a release from Auburn Police.
The Auburn Police Division has officially notified CrimeStoppers during the course of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, investigators obtained information regarding the possible location of a body.
The sheriff of Lowndes County was fatally shot Saturday evening, authorities announced, and an 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt.