On the last day of school, the Class of 2021 and the faculty of Tallassee High School were presented with pieces of the original wood.
The brave seniors of the class of 2021 will walk across the field at J.E. “Hot” O’Brien Stadium Friday night. My daughter Abbey is a member of this steadfast graduating class, the last one to graduate from the 1928 Tallassee High School building.
Last week’s final awards ceremony at the original Tallassee High School was disturbed by a gas leak severe enough to force an evacuation to the church across the street. The leak - which was blowing with enough pressure to lead emergency services directly to the scene of the explosion - coul…
Five years ago this week, Tallassee lost perhaps the most important part of its history when the east side Mount Vernon Mills complex burned. This, along with the 2009 fire that destroyed the Hotel Talisi, are two sad but unforgettable events. Here is what I wrote for the following issue of…
I am revisiting this column that originally ran in the spring of 2013. There has been an incredible amount of loss in our community over the past few months. This was written when I was younger and it was one of the first times I had experienced the death of someone my own age.
- First batch of letters for ordinance violations related to PPP loans mailed, more to come
- Reeltown building toward successful season
- ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell tours Tallassee with Mayor Hammock
- One Last Look
- Mother-Daughter Dance to benefit the Love family set for Aug. 21
- Elmore County Economic Development Authority hosts Alabama Student Angler Bass Association State Classic
- James William Glenn, Jr.
- Alabama National Guard deploys combat sustainment support battalion
- Johnson and Morrison first-team All-State for baseball, others from Elmore County represented
- CoreCivic unable to secure funding for mega-prisons
The twelve days of Christmas begins on December 25 and ends on the Epiphany January 6, so we’re smack-dab in the middle of the “real” Christmas season (even though the rest of the world thinks it starts in October and ends before Santa Claus can even warm up the sleigh).
I wasn't alive in 1886 and neither were you. I've never been to Brockton, Massachusetts, and I doubt very many of my dear readers have been there, either. But something happened in that town 134 years ago that touched my life and maybe yours as well.
You may hear people say, "I am giving this up for Lent," or "this Christmas, I will start doing this." I am not a big fan of doing somehing only for Advent or Lent and then going back to our regular life.
Leslie Ogburn spoke out against the proposed prison last Tuesday night before a well-attended audience in Tallassee City Hall. She made her case in a most effective way against what we believe was the secretive way Mayor Johnny Hammock went about the process of trying to bring a prison to ou…
Just FYI, I wrote this after some folks who didn't know the real situation spewed negative things about the Humane Society of Elmore County. This is not targeted at any one person, just trying to educate/inform people.
Well, Turkey Day 2020 has come and gone — or as my youngest daughter says, ‘Thanksgiving 2.0.’ Now we are shifting gears and heading fast into the Christmas season. I love the holiday season because we are typically more cheerful during this time.
I want to take a moment to express how I am feeling this morning. This is something that has been weighing heavily on me since reading this paid advertisement in the Tallassee Tribune last Wednesday.
Schoolchildren all over the United States know the story: the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and shared in the bountiful harvest of the Wompanoag Native Americans back in 1621.
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: ‘You shall love your…
So if you’ve been living under a rock, or just not subscribed to the Tallassee Uncut page on the ol’ book of the faces, a prison is coming to town — well, to the outskirts. Let’s call it town adjacent.
Typically I use this space to move a conversation forward; to talk politics or sports or things going on in my life; or to just unload the cornucopia of useless knowledge and thoughts bouncing around inside my skull like what makes Jello … Jello, why is Notre Dame still relevant and whatever…
Note from the author: Homecoming 2020 will be forever be associated with the scheduling, re-scheduling, cancellation, and re-re-scheduling of ring ceremonies, parades, pep rallies, the candlelight ceremony, the 20th class reunion, the football game itself and even three sets of game opponents.
I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, but Tallapoosa County is the first one that truly has felt like home: The kind people, the unwavering support, the community collaboration and the beauty of the area are just a handful of reasons why.