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Images from Thursday night as Elmore County High School held its graduation ceremony. Principal Wes Rogers announced the Class of 2019 received more than $2.5 million in scholarships and four graduates will go onto serve the U.S. in the military.

The Millbrook Police Department arrested Ted Carr Jr., 60, of Millbrook on two counts of possession of obscene matter containing visual depictions of persons under 17 years of age.

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Members of the Wetumpka Police Department will hold a firearms instruction class Saturday at 8 a.m. at the WPD firing range off U.S. Highway 231 between Highway 9 and Tutwiler State Prison.

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade (P-3) Integrated Approach to Early Learning, including Wetumpka Elementary School which will receive $45,000.

The movie Son of the South began filming in Montgomery in April but the film extended its location into Wetumpka on Wednesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the cast and crew were on site at the Bibb Graves Bridge in downtown to film a series of shots.

Former University of Alabama star running back Siran Stacy will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Joe Sewell Memorial Award Banquet May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Wetumpka Civic Center.

The Wetumpka Future Farmers of America Alumni Chapter is organizing an International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event in Wetumpka on Friday and Saturday, alumni chapter president William Pierce said.

When readers visit TPI’s newspaper websites today, including www.thewetumpkaherald.com, they will notice a fresh look as the new sites launched this morning.

A district court judge imposed a $10 million cash bond Monday after Steven Sarandon Barnes, 28, was arrested by Millbrook police on charges of first-degree rape of a 5-year-old child in connection to a sexual assault that required surgery in Birmingham, according to law enforcement.

Elmore County residents voted by a wide margin Tuesday to renew three separate ad valorem taxes for education and narrowly affirmed a constitutional amendment that helps meet requirements to get funds from the state.

Good, old country folks converge on the auction barn in Eclectic on Friday nights to buy, sell and trade everything from tomatoes to tools but mainly it’s just a good excuse to mingle with friends and friendly folk, according to the man known as Hutch.