It was one big party as parade-goers lined the streets for the Order of Cimarrón’s annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Wetumpka on Saturday.
Deb Holt considers herself a voracious reader who looks forward to Wetumpka City Library’s 16th annual Murder on the Menu fundraising event.
According to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin, a man is hospitalized in critical condition after allegedly breaking into a home and being shot multiple times by the homeowner.
The Wetumpka City Council approved the purchase of a new response vehicle for the Wetumpka Fire Department at its meeting held at noon Tuesday in the Wetumpka Administrative Building.
Over 100 people gathered at First United Methodist Church Saturday evening to hear the testimony of a Millbrook man who turned his life around after years of dealing drugs and legal issues.
Valentine’s Day: Some think it is a made-up holiday for retail establishments to move greeting cards, candy and lavish dinners; others think it is a day to show how much people care for each other.
Wind Creek Hospitality and comedian Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson recently announced a new sponsorship and philanthropic partnership.
Mystery writers from across the country will descend on Wetumpka to take part in the 16th annual Murder on the Menu event sponsored by the Wetumpka Public Library at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Wetumpka Civic Center.
Every year citizens around the nation come together to celebrate and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had on the Civil Rights Movement.
Applications are now being accepted for absentee ballots for the March 3 primary election and will be accepted until Feb. 27, according to Elmore County circuit clerk Michael Dozier.
A 61-year-old Wetumpka man was struck and killed by a car while riding a bicycle on Alabama State Route 143 approximately 2 miles south of Deatsville, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is quickly approaching and one group of local residents has planned an event that will bring to Wetumpka some big names in the world of gospel music and speaking.
National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 and recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. The community is invited to help save lives by donating blood from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at…
There were numerous structures that were permanently damaged, some completely flattened, by the tornado that tore through Wetumpka on Jan. 19, 2019.
The Elmore County African-American Heritage Association is planning its annual memorial service and a fellowship event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20.
Despite 2019 starting out on a bad note with the Jan. 19 tornado that destroyed a swath Wetumpka, Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis believes a lot was accomplished over the last year. The Herald sat down with Willis for a Q&A session; the following are Willis’ answers to our questions:
At the end of the Wetumpka City Council meeting Monday, councilmember Lewis E. Washington Sr. asked Mayor Jerry Willis for an update to the conclusion of City of Wetumpka v. Alabama Power Company.
Steve Lee, who feels his calling in life is to ‘wow’ people, considers himself part of a last generation of “old-school” artists. Lee said he does not rely on computer graphics to aid in creating signage and oversized images such as murals painted on the side of businesses.
The City of Wetumpka is asking drivers to avoid through traffic downtown from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Contractors will begin milling the streets and the area will be heavily congested.
News from Wetumpka has been full of extremes in 2019. From a tragic tornado that ripped through Wetumpka on Jan. 19 to the city’s Dickens Christmas event held in December in downtown, which is experiencing a revival of businesses and a facelift to its streets and sidewalks, there was no shor…
Wetumpka is gearing up for tonight’s annual New Year’s festivities complete with live entertainment, fireworks and a flaming meteorite. According to event organizer Gardner Perdue, now in his 11th year at the helm of the event, the celebration was started about three decades ago by Wetumpka …