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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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The Tallassee Public Safety Committee, which includes councilmember David Stough, Damian Carr and Jeremy Taunton, met with Tallassee Police Department chief Matthew Higgins, Tallassee Fire Department chief Travis Jones, Haynes Ambulance representatives and Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock on O…

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There could soon be a few changes in the issuance of patrol cars at the Tallassee Police Department as the Tallassee City Council is considering allowing officers to travel to and from home in their assigned patrol cars.

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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. 

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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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 parade are already in place.

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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.

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Members of the Tallassee City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the 2020 fiscal year budget during Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Every member of the council was in favor of the proposed budget, except councilmember David Stough who said he could not support an appropriation to the Mt. Verno…

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The men and women on the Tallassee Police Department force will soon be safer thanks a grant from the United States Department of Defense that will fund a new bulletproof vest.

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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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Because student attendance plays an important role in a school's annual State Board of Education report card, the administrators at Tallassee High School have come up with an incentive program that is paying off for students with perfect and near-perfect attendance.

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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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Brian Norris of Greenville, Florida will be singing and sharing in worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for Round-Up Sunday service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 1327 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Eclectic.

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Who doesn't enjoy breakfast food for dinner? The Red Hill Historical Preservation Society, also known as the Red Hill Community Club, is hoping everyone does. The organization is planning a pancake supper for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

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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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As the year progresses, the Association of Christians in Tallassee for Service — best known as A.C.T.S. — is preparing for the upcoming holiday season. For years the program has assisted neighbors who find themselves in need.

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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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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock met with officials with Central Alabama's Regional Planning and Development on Sept. 11 at city hall for guidance on the upcoming grant process.

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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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The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce recently announced it will bring back the once-popular A Taste of Tallassee. This year's event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the National Guard Armory on Gilmer Avenue.

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Tallassee is expected to have more revenue than expenditures in 2020, according to finance committee chairman Bill Godwin, who introduced the projected fiscal year budget to fellow councilmembers during the Sept. 10 regularly scheduled work session.

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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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The Red Hill Historical Preservation Association, also known as the Red Hill Community Club, is continuing its efforts to restore the building’s north wing. Charles Chambers and other volunteers have worked hard and, along the way, they discovered the original chalk tray that once hung below…

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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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The Tallassee City Council voted unanimously to move forward with funding the recently mandated new water treatment facility. This move comes are years of infractions from the Alabama Department Environmental Management, which lead to a consent order to build a new wastewater treatment facil…

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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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Tallassee native Haleigh Worthington spends most of her time tending to the massive German shepherds she raises. Some of the shepherds are pets she has cared for many years, but some are rescues that were left without a home for various circumstances.