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Titus will be the epicenter for area bluegrass music fans to listen to some great tunes performed by three well-known bands from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 19th Annual Titus Bluegrass Festival at the Titus Community Center.

Brian Norris of Greenville, Florida will be singing and sharing in worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for Round-Up Sunday service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 1327 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Eclectic. 

The Elmore County High School Class of 1960 recently celebrated its 59th reunion at Cotton’s Alabama Barbecue in Eclectic. Those attending were, front row, James Ray Paige, James Barney Wall, Peggy Johnson Robinson, Peggy Jo Sanders Teel, Linda Forehand Mulder, Glenda Kennedy Sanders, Alice …

Eclectic Elementary School students of the month for August are, kindergarten: Sadie Fayth Peadon, Nora Cosby, Elijah Brown, Oneal Farrow, Gianna Sifuentes; first grade: Lyla Moore, Abbigail Morse, Georgia Blakely, Kylie Deriso, Jaycee Lucas; second grade: Maddie Tyson (not pictured) Emma Sa…

According to information presented to Elmore County Board of Education members by Rashawn Blassingame, Elmore County Schools special education supervisor/mental health lead, there were 27 instances of suicide threats and five attempted suicides in Elmore County for the month of August 2019.

Daniel Dye, a resident of Montgomery, has joined Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. as a senior reporter. His primary responsibility will be to serve the readers of The Wetumpka Herald.

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…

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…

Tallassee native Haleigh Worthington spends most of her time tending to the massive German shepherds she raises. Some of the shepherds are pets she has cared for many years, but some are rescues that were left without a home for various circumstances.

Generations of Alabamaians who were seeking to get married have always visited their county courthouse and the probate judge’s office to get a marriage license but that are no longer possible as of Thursday.

The Bank Walkers and Willy and the G Strings opened up the Labor Day concert at The AMP on Lake Martin. Corey Smith headlined the show and wrapped it up with some covers as well as his original classics. Hundreds of people gathered on the grassy lawns of The AMP to listen to music and celebr…

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.

Jody Mulder, an Eclectic resident, has joined the Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. team as a marketing consultant.

Alabama set five new economic records in June, including a new low for unemployment, but the news wasn’t as good for Elmore, Coosa and Tallapoosa counties, according to the state department of labor.

A newly formed company began Monday in Wetumpka to build a high-speed internet system it hopes will benefit rural customers in Elmore and Coosa counties beginning in January.

Eclectic Mayor Gary Davenport said repair work is coming for some of the town’s roadways.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series in which Eclectic Mayor Gary Davenport talks about issues affecting the town.

Beginning Aug. 7, coverage in The Eclectic Observer will be incorporated into The Wetumpka Herald and The Tallassee Tribune.

Members of Wetumpka’s First Presbyterian Church, which was obliterated by January’s tornado, have tentatively scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sanctuary Aug. 11.

A long-awaited $1.3 million streetscape improvement project in downtown Wetumpka began Monday and engineers plan for the freshly paved streets, new sidewalks, drains and landscaping to be completed before the Christmas shopping season.