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Work on the downtown streetscape project could soon begin as Sr. Project Manager at CDG Engineers & Associates Jeff Harrison along with Mayor Johnny Hammock and other utility department managers met at city hall Thursday afternoon to discuss the downtown TAP grant project. The City will …

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Ugly buildings are a big problem in this small city, according to one councilman. And he is seeking ordinances with stronger repercussions for those who do not maintain their property according to city codes.

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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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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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Mayor Johnny Hammock and producer Jordan Cunningham have introduced the first episodes of Tallassee Talk podcast on various platforms. The podcast features Mayor Johnny Hammock and various weekly topics and guests.

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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…

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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It was standing room only during most of the Nov. 24 Tallassee City Council meeting that was held inside the chambers at city hall. Most were there to hear community representatives address the council regarding the mega prison that is set for construction just outside the Tallassee city limits.

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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.

Once the Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away, many set their sights on Christmas and fulfilling the holiday wish list. This means shopping, and the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce reminds everyone to shop local on Saturday, Nov. 28, which is designated as this year’s Small Business Saturday.