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The Elmore County Commission said Monday it has created an email address for residents to report complaints about trash pickup by Advanced Disposal, which is working to add a truck and a driver for the county, according to commission chairman Troy Stubbs.

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The bodies of two men who went missing after the boat they were riding on collided with another vessel following a fireworks show Thursday night were retrieved from Lake Jordan Saturday afternoon.

An inmate working at a business in Montgomery County escaped from a job site last Thursday and was captured by Elmore County sheriff’s deputies about 14 hours later, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Willie Rogers Reeves of Elmore is expected to be in front of Elmore County District Court Judge James Goggans next week for preliminary and bond reduction hearings in the death of his wife.

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.

The Elmore County Commission received at Monday’s meeting a first draft of roads and bridges being recommended for repair in the 2020 fiscal year but commissioners won’t be ready to consider approving them until late July.

An HIV awareness meeting will be hosted by the Central Alabama Alliance, Resource & Advocacy Center from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Wetumpka.

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.

River Financial Corp. and Trinity Bancorp Inc. have agreed on a merger which will result in a combined $1.275 billion in total assets, $875 million in total loans and $1 billion in total deposits with 17 locations across Alabama.

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.

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.

The Wetumpka City Council unanimously authorized Mayor Jerry Willis to execute project development agreements with ALDI on Monday night.

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.

Anthony Abner Jr. of Wetumpka, a junior at the University of West Alabama, was inducted into Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations, during the school’s annual Honors Day.

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