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The Elmore County Board of Education passed a resolution June 4 allowing superintendent Richard Dennis to prepare a written policy to manage the school system’s debt, a recommended step to get bond funding for new construction projects.

An inmate at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore was stabbed to death June 5 and an inmate serving 20 years on a first-degree robbery charge now faces a murder charge, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

What appeared to be a common case of shoplifting led to a high-speed police chase from Wetumpka to Eclectic on June 5 and the arrests of two people, authorities said.

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Alabama Power will close its offices in Alexander City, Tallassee and Wetumpka in August, citing a decline in local traffic and trends among customers to pay their electric bills online.

This weekend’s Wetumpka Herald Facebook poll on broadband service in Elmore County drew complaints across the board about the service from those who commented.

State Rep. Mike Holmes (R-Wetumpka) said the recently completed regular session of the Alabama Legislature ranks as one of the seminal efforts in state history to pass meaningful laws concerning abortion, a lottery and the gas tax, and he has another foundation-altering proposal for 2020.

The most prevalent complaint Elmore County commissioners and other officials hear isn’t about crime, potholes on streets or garbage pickup.

Elmore County residents should be literally seeing signs of which road and bridge projects the Alabama gas tax increase is paying for by late summer.

Just after closing Monday evening a male suspect stole approximately $3,500 from Piggly Wiggly in Eclectic according to the Eclectic Police Department.

Local WoodmenLife Chapter 025 invites all first responders of Elmore County to attend an appreciation lunch on May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gold Star Park in Wetumpka.

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.

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.

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.

The Elmore County High School Alumni Committee recently held its 2019 ECHS Alumni Ball at The Eclectic Warehouse, using the proceeds to start a scholarship fund for seniors at ECHS.

With actions taken by the Elmore County Commission at its meeting Monday night, work can soon begin on replacing portions of the roof at the Elmore County Courthouse and repairing the roof at the Elmore County Jail.

Working to make sure it can meet its annual budget, the Eclectic Public Library has launched its annual fundraiser, encouraging patrons to contribute money to the library to cover its operating expenses.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama businesses and residents affected by severe weather and a tornado on Jan. 19 can apply this week in Wetumpka for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Working to meet the latest regulations set forth by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Elmore County Commission approved Monday a bid of $178,360 to complete work on the county’s diesel and unleaded fuel storage tanks.

The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office’s crime and clearance rates for 2018 were well above state averages, according to a report released on Dec. 28.