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Members of the Wetumpka Police Department will hold a firearms instruction class Saturday at 8 a.m. at the WPD firing range off U.S. Highway 231 between Highway 9 and Tutwiler State Prison.

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Elmore County Schools superintendent Richard Dennis told the board of education at a special-called meeting Thursday the system has two possible properties to locate a middle school in Redland and the Elmore County Technical Center.

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade (P-3) Integrated Approach to Early Learning, including Wetumpka Elementary School which will receive $45,000.

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The movie Son of the South began filming in Montgomery in April but the film extended its location into Wetumpka on Wednesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the cast and crew were on site at the Bibb Graves Bridge in downtown to film a series of shots.

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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.

The Wetumpka Future Farmers of America Alumni Chapter is organizing an International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event in Wetumpka on Friday and Saturday, alumni chapter president William Pierce said.

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.

Wetumpka will have five new police vehicles on patrol in the near future after the city council approved spending $38,946.25 to equip them with lights, sirens and markings.

City officials and representatives from Ivy Creek Healthcare were in a festive mood Thursday afternoon as the ribbon was cut on a new phlebotomy lab located inside Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.

Wetumpka businessman Pat Whatley has joined the growing list of individuals and groups doing what they can to support the community in the aftermath of the Jan. 19 tornado, donating $3,000 to local organizations.

The history of Wetumpka and the First Presbyterian Church are intertwined all the way back to 1834. The legislature approved the incorporation of the City of Wetumpka in January of 1834, and in 1836 members of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Fields Bradshaw and Rev. Alexander Cunningham met to…

Local officials and stakeholders braved rainy conditions Friday afternoon for the groundbreaking ceremony of the River Region Medical Center in Wetumpka.

A parcel of land on Highway 231 that will soon be transformed into the River Region Medical Center now within the corporate limits of the city of Wetumpka after the Wetumpka City Council approved a motion to annex the property during Monday night’s council meeting.

Representatives of Faith Baptist Church in Wetumpka donated $6,700 to the Wetumpka Police Department Friday morning to help its recovery from the Jan. 19 tornado that destroyed police headquarters and five patrol vehicles.

Approximately 50 guests gathered at the Wetumpka Civic Center Sunday afternoon for the Friends of the Wetumpka Library’s annual Murder on the Menu event.

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.

Downtown Wetumpka will come alive with revelry on March 2 as the city celebrates its seventh annual Mardi Gras festival and parade, held by The Order of Cimarrón and sponsored by Wind Creek Casino.

At its next meeting, the Wetumpka City Council can take action on four proposed ordinances regarding annexation and other important property matters following first readings of each ordinance at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting.

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis and a handful of local citizens gathered at Wetumpka City Hall Feb. 13 for a public hearing regarding development grants, particularly for the airport, medical facility and damaged infrastructure.

The Elmore County African-American Heritage Association will hold its second annual Black History Month program on Feb. 17 at the New Beginning Holiness Church in Wetumpka.

Nearly a month after an EF2 tornado devastated parts of Wetumpka and Elmore County, stormy weather reared its head again across the area Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines.

A bumblebee floated through an afternoon breeze that felt like the embrace of a warm, sun-kissed towel right off the clothesline and gently landed on one of Sharon Watson’s blooming yellow daffodils, the ones unbowed by a tornado three weeks earlier in Wetumpka that heaved pillars off her po…