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For Elmore County Technical Center electrical instructor Jason Harris, his primary goals are to give his students information they can use to begin a career in the electrical trade and educate them about the practical knowledge of electricity when they become homeowners.

County school system sees improvement on state report card

Among the bright flashes and sparks bouncing off welding torches and the hum of grinding machines, students in Slade Holley’s welding class work at a fast pace to complete their assignments.

Coosada Elementary School students will get a little healthier in the future after receiving a $10,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

With the rapid proliferation of devices connected to the internet that are in use at home, work and in public places, everyone has a role when it comes to one’s online safety and security and Elmore County School System IT services director Barbara Burchard and her staff play a crucial role …

Growth and expansion were the primary topics presented by Elmore County Schools superintendent Richard Dennis to the Elmore County Board of Education on Monday night.

Lindsay Jordan, career coach for Elmore County Board of Education, estimated 600 to 700 high school seniors from the county’s four public high schools and other schools in the area were given the chance to speak with and learn more about a total of 62 organizations last Wednesday.

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.

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.

At least seven Wetumpka students are OK after passing out from dehydration Thursday afternoon outside the school’s running track.

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death among teenagers with inattention the biggest factor, accounting for a third of fatalities in drivers ages 16 to 19, and a UAB study is delving deeper into the findings.

The Elmore County Board of Education heard at its Monday meeting it could cost $5 million to replace freon in the system’s 717 air conditioning units.

While a thunderstorm rattled the building outside, Blakley White showed her poise and character inside on the way to being selected the 2020 Elmore County Distinguished Young Woman on Saturday night.

Wetumpka resident Debbie Herbert’s mystery novel “Cold Waters” spent two weeks on The Washington Post’s bestseller list, three weeks on Amazon Charts top sold and most read list during the same month and was selected as one of six books to be in Amazon Prime’s program in April.

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.