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Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) toured the Ingram State Technical College campus on Thursday, Sept. 9, to gather information about the impact of education opportunities on those incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

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Former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard has asked the courts to release him from prison to allow Hubbard to maintain his FCC license and keep employees working while paying more than $205,000 in fines and restitution.

Former collegiate golfer Ashton Maddaloni, from Eclectic, has been hired in a dual role as the head golf professional at EMCC’s Lion Hills Center in Columbus as well as doubling as the head coach of East Mississippi Community College’s reinstated men’s golf program.  Her hiring was announced…

This past week famed film director, producer and writer Tim Burton was celebrated in the city of Wetumpka. The celebration kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 25, Burton’s 63rd birthday, and continued until Saturday, Aug. 28.

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Wetumpka High School will shift to a virtual platform starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, and will continue through Friday, Sept. 3, due to the number of personnel currently out related to COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season. An indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt, Adventurefuls …

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday, Aug. 20, that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July 2021 unemployment rate is 3.2%, down from June’s rate of 3.3%, and well below July 2020’s rate of 7.4%.

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Wetumpka and Tallassee have been named among the top 10 cities in Alabama for retirees, according to an annual study by SmartAsset, a company that provides interactive tools help residents make sound financial decisions.

The number of student COVID-19 cases across the county increased significantly, along with the number positive cases for employees, during the week of Aug. 16, prompting Elmore County Schools Superintendent Richard Dennis to change the system's mask-wearing policy.

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Wetumpka High School will shift to a virtual platform starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, and will continue through Friday, Sept. 3, due to the number of personnel currently out related to COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season. An indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt, Adventurefuls …

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday, Aug. 20, that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July 2021 unemployment rate is 3.2%, down from June’s rate of 3.3%, and well below July 2020’s rate of 7.4%.

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Wetumpka and Tallassee have been named among the top 10 cities in Alabama for retirees, according to an annual study by SmartAsset, a company that provides interactive tools help residents make sound financial decisions.

The number of student COVID-19 cases across the county increased significantly, along with the number positive cases for employees, during the week of Aug. 16, prompting Elmore County Schools Superintendent Richard Dennis to change the system's mask-wearing policy.

With the opening of hunting season right around the corner, DoeNation Outdoors is back for a fifth season on television. The new season starts on Oct. 3 and will air each Sunday morning at 9:30 on ABC 31.

As the 2021-2022 school gets underway, those travelling to and from Elmore County High School via W. College Street may have noticed the addition of panther paws on the asphalt road.

Next week, famed film director, producer and writer Tim Burton will be celebrated in the city of Wetumpka. The Tim Burton Week celebration will kick off on Burton’s 63rd birthday on Aug. 25 and will continue until Aug. 28.

During the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, the Elmore County Commission received the 2021 Achievement Award for the program “Elmore County Partnership to Expand Broadband Accelerates Deployment of Wi-Fi Hotspots to Assist with Virtual Learning during the COVID-19 P…

For the first time ever, Wetumpka's Art Walk showcased artwork from the area's youngest artists on Friday, Aug. 6, in downtown Wetumpka.

A motorcycle pursuit that occurred at approximately 3:42 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, involving several different law enforcement agencies ended in the arrest of a Coosada man.

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More than 800 students walked through the doors of Wetumpka Elementary School on the first day, Monday, Aug. 9. Students throughout the Elmore County Schools system also returned to class, some after being away from campus for about 15 months. Some students walked into the school by themselv…