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Area political leaders share their thoughts on the passing of Tallapoosa County Republican Party chairman Lee Hamilton.
02/08/2020
Tallapoosa County Republican chairman Lee Hamilton mourned by all

Area political leaders share their thoughts on the passing of Tallapoosa County Republican Party chairman Lee Hamilton.

Tallapoosa County Republicans and even Democrats were saddened by the Thursday death of Tallapoosa County Republican Party chairman Lee Hamilton.

The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, the Dadeville Police Department and the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Departme...
02/05/2020
Five arrested for possession of drugs

The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, the Dadeville Police Department and the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department have arrested five Tallapoosa County residents on various drug charges this week.

The Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force seized Suboxone, ecstasy, methamphetamines and marijuana in two searches this week.

Be sure to pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record for a special health and wellness section.
01/23/2020

Be sure to pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record for a special health and wellness section.

The Alexander City Outlook
01/21/2020
The Alexander City Outlook

The Alexander City Outlook

Check out photos from tonight's Reeltown High School vs. Tallassee High School basketball showdown then pick up Wednesday's paper for the full coverage.

The Alexander City Outlook
01/11/2020

The Alexander City Outlook

SHELTER LOCATIONS OPEN NOW:
Dadeville Courthouse
Alexander City City Hall (no loose animals welcome but animals in a carrier allowed)
New Site Fire Station - basement
Daviston Community Safe Room
Mt. Lovely Baptist Church in Camp Hill
Flint Hill United Methodist Church
The Clubhouse at StillWaters Golf & Copper’s Grill - basement

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01/10/2020

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Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said 2019 ended strong and he's looking ahead to this year.
01/02/2020
Dadeville mayor reflects on 2019, looks to 2020

Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said 2019 ended strong and he's looking ahead to this year.

Progress on the courthouse square project and recruiting businesses were some of the city of Dadeville’s accomplishments this year. Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said the city is finishing the decade

From the retirement of Dadeville High School Football coach Richard White to the Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star t...
01/02/2020
Best sports moments of 2019

From the retirement of Dadeville High School Football coach Richard White to the Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team advancing to the youth world series, there were a lot of big moments in 2019.

Successful spring is in the air at BRHS

Although the area lost great leaders such as Dick Harrelson, it was also a year of growth as projects like the Dadeville...
01/02/2020
A YEAR IN REVIEW: Stories highlight combination of loss, growth in area

Although the area lost great leaders such as Dick Harrelson, it was also a year of growth as projects like the Dadeville courthouse square renovation came to fruition.

When reflecting over headlines from 2019, it’s clear there were some notable losses in the area, such as the deaths of many key leaders in the area including Alexander City

Reeltown High School Football was rewarded for its hard work this season with five nods on the ASWA All-State Football T...
12/24/2019
Reeltown lands 5 on all-state

Reeltown High School Football was rewarded for its hard work this season with five nods on the ASWA All-State Football Team.

Reeltown had its most successful football season in recent memory, making it all the way to the Class 2A state championship, and the Rebels were recognized for their effort with

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor
12/24/2019
Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

COLUMN: Failure is a part of life; it's how you respond to those failures that matter.

Pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record for this annual keepsake section. Area students write letters to Santa that a...
12/24/2019

Pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record for this annual keepsake section. Area students write letters to Santa that are sure to make you laugh, tear up and even puzzle you a bit. Merry Christmas Eve to all our readers.

Dadeville High School is the only school in the county to receive the award.
12/19/2019
Dadeville honored for FAFSA applications

Dadeville High School is the only school in the county to receive the award.

Dadeville seniors proved they had the best haste this fall with scholarship applications.

The Alexander City Outlook
12/19/2019
The Alexander City Outlook

The Alexander City Outlook

Reeltown High School Football is under scrutiny from the Freedom From Religion Foundation for a voluntary baptism held last month and Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor says the group should leave the Rebels in peace.

Superintendent Joe Windle says he is on schedule to have a recommendation ready for the new Dadeville High School Footba...
12/16/2019
Coaching search progressing well in Dadeville

Superintendent Joe Windle says he is on schedule to have a recommendation ready for the new Dadeville High School Football coach ready for the February board meeting.

Finding the right fit is the No. 1 goal for Tallapoosa County Schools Superintendent Joe Windle as the search continues for the new Dadeville football coach.

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor
12/16/2019
Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

COLUMN: The NFL can't keep welcoming criminals back with open arms — no matter how great their athletic ability is.

The City of Dadeville is mourning the loss of one of its own, as councilmember Dick Harrelson died today.
12/12/2019
Dadeville councilmember Dick Harrelson dies

The City of Dadeville is mourning the loss of one of its own, as councilmember Dick Harrelson died today.

The city of Dadeville is mourning the loss of one of its own, as city councilmember H.A. “Dick” Harrelson, 86, died Thursday, according to Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith.

Reeltown High School Football's Eric Shaw is getting a taste of what his future is going to be like during the week lead...
12/11/2019
Busy week ahead for Reeltown’s Eric Shaw at all-star game

Reeltown High School Football's Eric Shaw is getting a taste of what his future is going to be like during the week leading up to Saturday's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game.

Reeltown’s football season ended in disappointment on Friday, but Rebel senior Eric Shaw is hoping to go out with a bang as he’ll get one more chance to suit up

12/11/2019
STEM Education at Tallassee City Schools

Exciting things are happening at Tallassee City Schools! “Building the Future... One Student at a Time” with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Check out a recap of all of last week's AHSAA Super 7 Championships.
12/10/2019
Thrilling games highlight AHSAA Super 7 finals

Check out a recap of all of last week's AHSAA Super 7 Championships.

Former Benjamin Russell coach Danny Horn continues to prove himself as one of the greatest coaches in the history of Alabama high school football.

Reeltown isn't taking any days off as basketball season begins tonight — just four days after Reeltown High School Footb...
12/10/2019
Reeltown hits court tonight despite shortened preseason

Reeltown isn't taking any days off as basketball season begins tonight — just four days after Reeltown High School Football's season ended.

The focus around Reeltown for the last several weeks has been the football team’s run to the state championship. Despite that, though, there are still more sports to be played

After a nip-and-tuck first quarter, Dadeville High School eventually ran away with Friday's game against Benjamin Russel...
12/09/2019
Dadeville boys pull away from Benjamin Russell

After a nip-and-tuck first quarter, Dadeville High School eventually ran away with Friday's game against Benjamin Russell Wildcats.

The Dadeville boys basketball team didn’t hold back Friday night at home versus Benjamin Russell, as it came out on top, 57-42.

Reeltown High School Football's seniors were a "special group," according to coach Matt Johnson.
12/09/2019
Seniors lay foundation for Reeltown football program

Reeltown High School Football's seniors were a "special group," according to coach Matt Johnson.

It was clear Reeltown’s football team was a bit shell-shocked to start the AHSAA Class 2A Football Championship on Friday afternoon. The Rebels made uncharacteristic mistakes and spotted Fyffe 20

Dadeville High School's girls team picked up a narrow win over rival Benjamin Russell Wildcats on Friday night.
12/09/2019
Dadeville squeezes past BRHS in girls game

Dadeville High School's girls team picked up a narrow win over rival Benjamin Russell Wildcats on Friday night.

The Benjamin Russell girls basketball team lost in a close heartbreaker to the Dadeville Tigers, 43-40 Friday night.

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor
12/09/2019
Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

COLUMN: There was a whole lotta hurt on Friday evening, but Reeltown High School Football deserves even more credit for the season it put together this year. #WeAllWeGot #WeAllWeNeed

PHOTOS: Lake Martin Dadeville Area Chamber held its sixth annual Spirit of a Hometown Christmas Parade Sunday afternoon....
12/08/2019
PHOTOS: Dadeville Christmas Parade

PHOTOS: Lake Martin Dadeville Area Chamber held its sixth annual Spirit of a Hometown Christmas Parade Sunday afternoon. Take a look at pictures from the event.

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Dawn Giddings Scearce, 48, of Dadeville is wanted in this crime. Scearce is believed to have fled the state in light of ...
12/07/2019
Illegal prescription drug ring arrested; one wanted by police

Dawn Giddings Scearce, 48, of Dadeville is wanted in this crime. Scearce is believed to have fled the state in light of these cases.

Headway was made on Friday in a case of the largest prescription scam law enforcement has seen in some time.

Our "experts" are fairly confident in Reeltown High School Football this week; do you think the Rebels can pull off the ...
12/05/2019

Our "experts" are fairly confident in Reeltown High School Football this week; do you think the Rebels can pull off the upset?

Check out photos from Reeltown High School Football's final practice at Nix-Webster-O'Neal Stadium ahead of the state ch...
12/05/2019
PHOTOS: Reeltown's final home practice before state

Check out photos from Reeltown High School Football's final practice at Nix-Webster-O'Neal Stadium ahead of the state championship game on Friday.

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There's a tall task ahead waiting for Reeltown High School Football at the state championship game, but the Rebels are r...
12/05/2019
Reeltown faces undefeated Fyffe in state championship

There's a tall task ahead waiting for Reeltown High School Football at the state championship game, but the Rebels are ready for the challenge.

This is what Reeltown’s football team has been working toward all season, and the Rebels plan to lay it all on the line Friday afternoon as they face Fyffe for

The Learning Tree is hiring! Apply online at learning-tree.org/employment-opportunities
11/30/2019

The Learning Tree is hiring! Apply online at learning-tree.org/employment-opportunities

Gary Ingram Paving & Grading had a setback with a fire over the weekend but it didn't stop it from getting to work Monda...
11/28/2019
Business continues for asphalt company despite weekend fire

Gary Ingram Paving & Grading had a setback with a fire over the weekend but it didn't stop it from getting to work Monday.

Trucks and asphalt still left the Gary Ingram Grading & Paving asphalt plant Monday morning even though there was a weekend fire that destroyed equipment.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Record! We are thankful for so many things including our advertisers, area firs...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Record! We are thankful for so many things including our advertisers, area first responders, community members and each and every person who continues to turn to us for news.

Most importantly, be attentive in the kitchen today.
11/28/2019
ACFD offers cooking safety tips

Most importantly, be attentive in the kitchen today.

Every year during the holidays stories of kitchen fires make the headlines.

Clate McDaniel is seeking a new trial after he filed a motion stating his then-attorney Davis Whittelsey did not give hi...
11/27/2019
McDaniel seeking new trial

Clate McDaniel is seeking a new trial after he filed a motion stating his then-attorney Davis Whittelsey did not give him fair counsel for many reasons.

Clate McDaniel has asked the courts to grant him a new trial after he was convicted in June 2018 of murdering Norman Crayton.

After receiving a formal complaint from an upset mother and son about the police department at its last council meeting,...
11/27/2019
No talk of police at Dadeville council meeting; liquor license approved

After receiving a formal complaint from an upset mother and son about the police department at its last council meeting, the Dadeville City Council did not address police policies at its Tuesday meeting and the mayor says he believes the matter is over.

The Dadeville City Council did not discuss its police department procedures or recognize the complaint it received at the last city council meeting Tuesday.

Reeltown High School Football coach Matt Johnson expects Leroy to be extremely sound defensively and said the Bears aren...
11/27/2019
Reeltown looks to slow Leroy in semifinal matchup

Reeltown High School Football coach Matt Johnson expects Leroy to be extremely sound defensively and said the Bears aren’t going to play to Reeltown’s style but rather are going to force the Rebels to do what they want them to do.

If there’s one thing Reeltown must do Friday night in the AHSAA Class 2A semifinals, it’s stop Leroy’s Kelston Fikes.

Be sure to pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record or The Alexander City Outlook to read all the best turkey recipes ...
11/27/2019

Be sure to pick up a copy of today's Dadeville Record or The Alexander City Outlook to read all the best turkey recipes and thankful letters from area students.

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor
11/22/2019
Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor

COLUMN: It's time to put rivalries aside and support Reeltown High School Football.

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Thank you City of Dadeville police department for traffic management for Auburn/Alabama gameday football traffic!! Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻
Someone dropped off 2 puppies near our house. Poor things are skin and bones. I can’t keep them. Someone please give these sweet babies a forever home!! I dewormed them but that’s all I will be able to do. I have pictures if anyone is interested please pm me. Would hate to have to take them to the pound.
A tragedy has happened. My best friends kids from Alaska had to come down and see their father while he’s in icu in Montgomery. They weren’t planning on paying for so many plane tickets and just didn’t have the money sitting around like that to spend. Please help them get home. They all bought one way tickets and need a little help 😞 anything helps. Please.
Hi, my name's Kim. I live in the Stillwaters area. I was offering Stillwaters and Dadeville residents to participate in a free group I'll be heading for 4-10 year old children with their parents. It will start this Sunday on 5-12-19, at 1-2 p.m. It will be for every Sunday at that time. We'll meet at the Stillwaters Moonbrook Park in Dadeville along Moonbrook Drive Road. It will be a chance to meet other residents and will be a short walk to discover different plants, rocks or nature in general with your child/children. The child or parent can put what they discover in their bag and after the walk we'll all gather to discuss what we discovered for fun. If you have any questions you may contact me at [email protected].
An Economy and a Future That Includes All Our Citizens! As much as we might hate it the 2020 election season started the second the mid-terms were over. Many old hats on the left were surprised that many of the young Democratic candidates won while espousing progressive policies and goals. If this is any indication then to win in 2020 Democrats need to offer the poor and middle class a new, 'New Deal'. Damaged and disheartened, lied to and taken advantage of by the wealthy and those determined to hold power at any cost, they are yearning for relief and someone to actually do something to better their circumstances, and give them hope for a better future for them and their children. Healthcare for all, Free tuition at public colleges, Social Security at age 50 and some form of a limited Universal Basic Income to lift all our citizens out of abject poverty and give all our children a financial platform with which to begin their lives as productive adults in a thriving economy. I watched an episode of the business program ‘On the Money’ on Sunday July 30, 2017. The first and main topic was something called Universal Income. The idea that instead of all the poverty programs and such, the Government should just give everybody a check every month for $1000 dollars. When one considers the gap between rich and poor, the rate of automation and the fact that there will never be enough jobs to go around it might be a better way of keeping our folks out of abject poverty. The drawback was the cost. One of the commentators said it would cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars. However there is a way to reach the goal of a Universal Income, eliminating abject poverty, and at a much lower cost. Here’s how. Start by expanding Social Security. Eliminate the cap on taxable income and raise the tax to 8% from the current rate of 6.2%. Then lower the age of eligibility to 50 years. Create a stipend that will give a check to all adults and High School Grads of $1000 a month. Those who do not finish High School should have to wait till they are 20 to encourage them to finish school. They can use this fund to support them if they go to college or to help them in getting started in life. Our wealthy students are able to go to college and do well precisely because they have a financial platform to support them. This would give all our students the same support. Every child we shepherd thru College is possibly the guy who will cure cancer or invent star drive or save the planet. Investing in our children is like buying a lottery ticket for humanity! To pay for it, go to the Stock Market and place a tax of 3% on all trades to fund the stipend. The market in 2016 did, according to the World Bank, over 42 trillion in trades and a 3% tax won’t break the bank. The payments should be set up so one gradually loses the stipend as they move up the economic ladder in a way that will encourage advancement, for example one would lose $100 of the stipend for every $10,000 in reported income so that when one is making $100,000 a year they lose the stipend entirely. A basic stipend would allow us to eliminate all those poverty programs conservatives always complain about. Currently we spend a trillion dollars on some 126 anti-poverty programs and their elimination would certainly offset the cost of the stipend. Imagine the country with no one in abject poverty. Imagine the numbers of kids now being able to go to college because they have the financial support to do so. The economic force of all that spending would drive the economy to new heights and would certainly close the income gap between the rich and poor that is hurting our economy and country. A basic stipend would free workers from starving or being held in economic servitude, making only enough to pay for enough food to be able to work another 40 hours. Business would have to bid for one’s labor instead of workers begging for a job! We can take back the dignity and value our labor should produce. We can boost the spending power of the poor and middle class and leave behind the failed and greedy policy of ‘trickle down’ economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession! Employers would benefit too. Not having to spend on unemployment or health insurance would save them money and allow them to pay better wages. Yep, we can do this if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to the promises articulated by President Roosevelt in his famous ‘Four Freedoms” speech, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and the last which always seems to be forgotten, Freedom from want! We have the power and wealth to accomplish the last of these. The mechanics are in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work set out for us by President Roosevelt some 76 years ago. Democrats can win but not with the same old mid-center or center-left policies and platform. They must offer us an economy and a vision that really works for us all, brings us together and moves the Country and its people forward to a bright future that includes all our citizens!
LIFT Ministries is hosting an event for Community Christmas this Sunday, 12/2 at Mt. Vernon Theatre at 1:00! Pizza will be sold. Polar Express movie!!! Wear your PJs and bring your whole family out to see Santa! Tickets are $10 and include popcorn and a drink!! Hope to see you all there! Follow LIFT Ministries on fb to learn all about Commubity Christmas. For more information call Hannah Johnson (334)328-1513
Coach Sabrina D Milligan a formal request has been placed with Tallapoosa Board Of Education to name the track at Dadeville High School In your honor please support Coach for this she is one awesome Coach and loves our kids !!!#supportmilligan
There will be a Civic Forum on Thursday August 16 at the Southside Center for the Arts, 1103 Glenn St., Opelika. This a chance for residents to meet candidates for state and national office in Alabama's third congressional district. Congressional candidates Mallory Hagan (D) and Mike Rogers (R) have been invited to speak. Candidates for state house and senate have also been invited. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., and is sponsored by Alabama Together, a local organization of concerned citizens. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Was the Dadeville record not delivered today, i didn't receive mine with my mail today.
LETTER to the EDITOR: U.S. SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPS. TAX BILLS A FRAUD: ENRICHES A NEW AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY November 14, 2017 The tax bills proposed by the Senate and House of Reps. are scams that would further enrich the wealthy elite, who get most of the benefits at the expense of the American public at large, while at the same time adding one and maybe two trillion dollars to the deficit. Supporters of the bill claim that increasing the standard deduction offsets dropping itemized deductions and exemptions, but this doesn’t work for people who pay high state and local taxes, or have large families, etc. A one-size-fits-all change is too simplistic and will hurt as many working and middle class taxpayers as it helps. Any savings for some such families is minimal at best and likely offset by “bracket creep” with inflation, not to mention having to raise taxes later or curtail medicare/medicaid and many urgent budget items. On the other hand, wealthy people get the lions’ share of the tax cuts. Firstly, let’s address the inheritance (estate) tax, which is slated to end in a few years. This would leave hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth in the hands of heirs and add to the growing “New American Aristocracy”, as I call it. We don’t want a society like in feudal Europe, where everyone is rich or poor, but untaxed wealth transfer at death would permit exponential growth of wealth from one generation to the next. The best analogy is the tradition of free public education in this country. Every child has an equal chance in life with a free public education. In like manner, after a person enjoys great wealth during his/her lifetime, it should mainly revert to the public domain via taxation, “from dust to dust” in the biblical sense and in keeping with our democratic tradition. Proponents of abolishing what they mislabel the “death tax” argue that it hurts farmers, but that is a bogus claim as most super-wealthy are not farmers, and there is adequate protection for family farms. Don’t be fooled by (maybe) saving a few hundred dollars for xmas or whatever, while billionaires and millionaires EACH get tax breaks literally thousands of times (even millions?!) what the average American gets. Trump alone would save about a billion dollars if the estate tax is repealed. Another issue to discuss with the proposed tax plan, though there are many and the plan is only preliminary. is the tax rate reductions for corporations and “pass-throughs”. Corporations don’t necessarily reinvest profits and create jobs as a result of lower taxes, which has been proven for many years now. Much of their greater cash flow would filter down to the owners and increase their personal wealth, or be used for mergers and acquisitions, and to some extent – unfortunately- to buy politicians. As to “pass-throughs”, these are businesses which in a nutshell are taxed personally (on 1040’s), and the effect of lower tax rates would be a ‘backdoor’ tax reduction of great magnitude for wealthy individual taxpayers. In other words, they would be able to pay a much a lower rate on “pass-through” income than on their other income such as wages. For example, someone with real estate holdings, would get a huge tax savings bonanza. Furthermore, the “pass-through” tax rate reduction would create a pandora’s box of enforcement problems as countless businesses change their legal structure and employment practices. So much for the intended notion of simplifying the tax code. Like they say, “This too shall pass” (Not!) Arnold Tranes