The Elmore County Commission has been presented with a 2019 Safety Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s (ACCA) Self-Insurance Liability Fund Inc. for the commission’s outstanding efforts to improve safety and reduce liability exposures from 2016 to 2018. Presented annu…
The Alabama Family Rights Association encourages the entire state of Alabama to participate in this year’s “Family Day/Week.” On the last Monday of September (Sept. 30), Family Day brings together communities across the state and nation to celebrate the positive influence parents have on the…
Jasmine Hill Foundation board president Jim Inscoe was surprised with a lifetime achievement award at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism recently.
Cheryl Parliament’s eighth-grade science classes at Wetumpka Middle School will benefit from some new equipment this year thanks to a grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Wetumpka Police Department arrested a 15-year-old and charged the juvenile with making terroristic threats Thursday after investigating a bomb threat that was made to Wetumpka High School via phone Thursday.
With a few signatures by Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis, the City of Wetumpka can soon start renovations to the old Wells Fargo building making it the new police department after the old one was destroyed by the January tornado.
An Eclectic man is being held in the Elmore County Jail on $150,000 cash bond after being charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
All 300 tickets were sold at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual drawdown and auction event at the Wetumpka Civic Center on Tuesday night. Coosa Cleaver catered the event and Coaches Corner donated beer. At least 250 people turned out to the event which is in its third annual year…
Golfers from around central Alabama converged on Emerald Mountain Golf Club last week to participate in the second annual Putts Fore Paws event benefitting the Humane Society of Elmore County. Alabama News Network helped put on the tournament for the shelter, grabbing sponsors from around th…
Wetumpka native Shirley Ross DeVenney was honored with a lifetime achievement award at America’s Youth of Parade national twirling contest in July.
Main Street Wetumpka, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing its historic business district, was recently awarded a $20,000 grant to help fund a cultivating place project in the heart of its downtown.
It was all fun for a serious cause as members of the Wetumpka Rotary Club cooked a pancake breakfast for the Bart Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Must Stop Cafe on Saturday.
The Wetumpka City Council unanimously approved adopting a transportation plan after a heated discussion at its meeting Monday.
Eclectic Elementary School teacher Melanie Smith is hitting two anniversaries this year in her career path. This year marks her 15th year teaching third grade and 25th year working in education.
Eclectic Mayor Gary Davenport said the town has managed its finances well enough to weather a decrease in sales tax revenue and is encouraged by young families moving to the area.
Mocha is a super loving and striking Catahoula girl, 1 1/2 years old. Mocha is mostly housetrained but does prefer her time outside. She must have a well-fenced yard to keep her safely at home. She loves children and is good with other dogs, just not sure about cats. She walks well on a leas…
We are very blessed with the incredible support we get from the community on a daily basis. If we put out a need for food or cleaning supplies or about anything, it is quickly met with multiple drop offs and deliveries from UPS and FedEx.
Accolades were the name of the game for the Wetumpka High School Future Farmers of America at the state convention in June. The chapter took home multiple banners, was named a superior chapter and had students earn officer positions.
The Elmore County Commission learned at Monday’s meeting an energy savings program instituted two years ago has already shaved $500,000 off utility bills at its facilities.
It was miraculous nobody had accepted the Wetumpka First Presbyterian Church’s longstanding invitation to enter its unlocked sanctuary and pray on the afternoon of Jan. 19 when a tornado turned its 162-year-old walls and roof into kindling.
How is it a dog who was afraid of his own water bowl made inmates run in fear? A dog who was so gentle with children be so fierce when he descended into the drug-infested bowels of prisons? A dog who came to be nicknamed Knucklehead because he uprooted garbage cans could sniff out 75 pounds …
The deaths of two men in a boat crash on Lake Jordan the night of July 4 is exactly why Elmore County District Attorney Randall Houston pushed for those who drink and drive on the water to be punished as severely as those who drive under the influence on the roads.
Marcus Edwards was denied an immunity claim in Thursday’s hearing but evidence presented in the self-defense hearing indicates at least two guns were fired in a 2016 triple death incident in Wetumpka.
The Wetumpka City Council on Monday unanimously approved rezoning a property on West Bridge Street from residential to business for the owners to practice law there.