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Every year citizens around the nation come together to celebrate and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had on the Civil Rights Movement.

The Wetumpka City Council had a first reading and discussed the ordinance to increase the salary of the city’s mayor and councilmember positions at its meeting Tuesday.

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce installed its 2020 board of directors Thursday evening during its annual dinner and awards ceremony.

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce installed its 2020 board of directors Thursday evening during its annual dinner and awards ceremony.

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A 61-year-old Wetumpka man was struck and killed by a car while riding a bicycle on Alabama State Route 143 approximately 2 miles south of Deatsville, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 and recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. The community is invited to help save lives by donating blood from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at…

The Observer was able to talk to Eclectic Mayor Gary Davenport about some successes and challenges of 2019 and also look ahead to the future of this year. See our questions and Davenport’s answers below:

Elmore County commissioner Mack Daugherty announced the county was recently awarded a High Risk Rural Road grant in the amount of $264,000 for use on Burt Mill Road.

Elmore County commissioner Mack Daugherty announced the county was recently awarded a High Risk Rural Road grant in the amount of $264,000 for use on Burt Mill Road.

Despite 2019 starting out on a bad note with the Jan. 19 tornado that destroyed a swath Wetumpka, Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis believes a lot was accomplished over the last year. The Herald sat down with Willis for a Q&A session; the following are Willis’ answers to our questions:

Four individuals were arrested on drug possession charges while visiting Elmore County Correctional Facility on Saturday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (DOC).Canines alerted on three vehicles while conducting a routine vehicle search. Agents found narcotics in the three …

Steve Lee, who feels his calling in life is to ‘wow’ people, considers himself part of a last generation of “old-school” artists. Lee said he does not rely on computer graphics to aid in creating signage and oversized images such as murals painted on the side of businesses.

Alabama state troopers report that three people were killed in a one-car crash this morning in Elmore County. One additional person was injured.

News from Wetumpka has been full of extremes in 2019. From a tragic tornado that ripped through Wetumpka on Jan. 19 to the city’s Dickens Christmas event held in December in downtown, which is experiencing a revival of businesses and a facelift to its streets and sidewalks, there was no shor…

The Town of Eclectic, a place known for its small-town atmosphere but one that constantly works on growing, had its share of headlines in 2019. Take a look at five of the most noteworthy news items from the year.

Wetumpka is gearing up for tonight’s annual New Year’s festivities complete with live entertainment, fireworks and a flaming meteorite. According to event organizer Gardner Perdue, now in his 11th year at the helm of the event, the celebration was started about three decades ago by Wetumpka …

Damion Bruno, 41, of Clanton pleaded guilty on information to two counts of murder Dec. 19. 

At a special-called meeting, the Elmore County Board of Education voted to accept land donated by Tallassee resident and land developer Rodney Griffith.