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The council heard from the  East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission on applying for a grant for paving...
05/16/2019
Dadeville council moves forward on dilapidated buildings, paving

The council heard from the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission on applying for a grant for paving and demolition.

The Dadeville City Council heard Tuesday night from the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission on applying for a grant for paving and demolition.

Check out our photo collection from area softball teams at the regional tournament over the weekend.
05/14/2019
PHOTOS: Regional softball tournament

Check out our photo collection from area softball teams at the regional tournament over the weekend.

The East Central Regional is underway as area softball teams compete at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

The special meeting was called because the contract needed to be voted on before a pre-construction meeting Monday.
05/11/2019
Dadeville City Council approves contract for downtown revitalization

The special meeting was called because the contract needed to be voted on before a pre-construction meeting Monday.

The Dadeville City Council approved a $1.45 million contract with Gillespie Construction for downtown revitalization at a special-called meeting Thursday.

Organizers said the Tallapoosa Baptist Association event was a chance for families to have fun.
05/10/2019
Tallapoosa Baptist Association hosts festival

Organizers said the Tallapoosa Baptist Association event was a chance for families to have fun.

It was a circus at the Tallapoosa Baptist Association’s family festival Saturday at Camp Hill Baptist Church’s pavilion.

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05/01/2019

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The City of Dadeville, Alabama hopes the firm can help recover more business license fees.
04/25/2019
Dadeville council hires business license recovery group - The Alexander City Outlook

The City of Dadeville, Alabama hopes the firm can help recover more business license fees.

The Dadeville City Council unanimously approved hiring Avenu Insights & Analytics for business license discovery and recovery at Tuesday night’s meeting. Avenu Insights & Analytics business development executive Yolanda Watkins told the council about the company had worked with the city years ago ...

It took just three minutes for police in Dadeville, Alabama to make the arrest.
04/25/2019
Quick arrest made in Dadeville robbery - The Alexander City Outlook

It took just three minutes for police in Dadeville, Alabama to make the arrest.

Just three minutes is all it took for the Dadeville Police Department to apprehend a suspect in an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon. “We got a call of an armed robbery in progress at 1:42 p.m.,” Dadeville assistant police chief Chris Martin said. “We had a suspect in custody three minutes later...

The Alabama Bicentennial display will be at the Dadeville Community Center until May 2.
04/24/2019
Bicentennial exhibit opens in Dadeville - The Alexander City Outlook

The Alabama Bicentennial display will be at the Dadeville Community Center until May 2.

A ribbon cutting for the Alabama Bicentennial traveling display was held at the Dadeville Community Center Tuesday morning. County and city leaders, including members of the Tallapoosa County Tourism Board and Dadeville Chamber of Commerce, attended the event. U.S. District 3 Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)...

Crime in Dadeville, Alabama went down in 2018 due in no small part to vigilant residents, the police chief said.
04/19/2019
Dadeville's lower crime rates due to progressive policing, citizen involvement, chief says - The Alexander City Outlook

Crime in Dadeville, Alabama went down in 2018 due in no small part to vigilant residents, the police chief said.

Recently released statistics show there were no reported homicides in the city of Dadeville last year and police chief David Barbour said crime rates were lower from 2017 to 2018. The Dadeville Police Department’s crime report for 2018 was made through Uniform Crime Report from the state, accordin...

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04/19/2019

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The National Weather Service says the most likely window for severe weather, including tornadoes, is between 7 a.m. and ...
04/13/2019
Tornado threat Sunday in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties - The Alexander City Outlook

The National Weather Service says the most likely window for severe weather, including tornadoes, is between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday in Tallapoosa County.

The Alexander City area will face an enhanced risk for tornadoes Sunday morning and afternoon as a strong storm system sweeps across the Southeast, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. “Our main concern is tornadoes,” NWS forecaster Jason Holmes said. “There’s a lot of wi...

04/13/2019
The Wetumpka FFA Alumni Championship Rodeo is happening May 3rd & 4th at the Wetumpka Sports Complex!! Gates will open a...
04/12/2019

The Wetumpka FFA Alumni Championship Rodeo is happening May 3rd & 4th at the Wetumpka Sports Complex!! Gates will open at 5pm with the Rodeo beginning at 8pm.

The plan at the Dadeville, Alabama city cemetery also looks at space for cremations, the mayor said.
04/11/2019
Dadeville mayor announces cemetery expansion - The Alexander City Outlook

The plan at the Dadeville, Alabama city cemetery also looks at space for cremations, the mayor said.

Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said at Tuesday’s city council meeting the city is preparing new ground for cemetery areas and is interested in making space for cremations. “The process of cremation is getting more popular so we’re talking about getting this new ground plotted out and platted out ...

Wake up! It's game day! Find out everything you need to know about tonight's Auburn versus Virginia showdown in the Fina...
04/06/2019
Styles clash in Final Four between Auburn, Virginia - The Alexander City Outlook

Wake up! It's game day! Find out everything you need to know about tonight's Auburn versus Virginia showdown in the Final Four tonight.

On April 6, 2013, the Auburn men’s basketball team was looking for answers after recording its lowest win total in 24 seasons. One year later, the Tigers were three weeks into the Bruce Pearl era with dreams of building a program that could compete with the blue bloods of college basketball. Fast ...

We will be giving away the new Keurig K Classic at Saturday nights watch party during the half-time show at Acapulco Mex...
04/05/2019

We will be giving away the new Keurig K Classic at Saturday nights watch party during the half-time show at Acapulco Mexican Grill!! Come join us!!

04/05/2019

It's almost time for the big game. Who do you think is going to win Saturday night?

The votes are in!!
04/05/2019

The votes are in!!

Join us at Acapulco Mexican Grill this Saturday, April 6th for our watch party with special guests Carmen J Rodgers, edi...
04/04/2019

Join us at Acapulco Mexican Grill this Saturday, April 6th for our watch party with special guests Carmen J Rodgers, editor of The Tallassee Tribune, Lizi Arbogast our Sports Editor, Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock, Tallassee City Councilman, and Coach Terrel Dewayne Brown, Tallassee Community Development Corporation's very own Tiffany Baker and more!!

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We hope to see you there!!!

Auburn Men's Basketball is in the Final Four! Leave us a comment about how you're feeling about Saturday's game or conta...
04/01/2019

Auburn Men's Basketball is in the Final Four! Leave us a comment about how you're feeling about Saturday's game or contact Lizi Arbogast ([email protected]) for a chance to be featured in the paper.

Strawberries came early this season but the cool nights are delaying full bloom.
03/29/2019
Strawberry growth sporadic on local farm - The Alexander City Outlook

Strawberries came early this season but the cool nights are delaying full bloom.

The signs are up and some customers have been able to pick strawberries at Sweet Pickins Farm in Dadeville. The wet and mild winter made this year’s strawberries start to come a little early. “It’s normally the first of April before we start to have them,” Sweet Pickins Farm owner Lewis Tapl...

The unemployment rate in Tallapoosa County, Alabama fell to 4.3 percent in February.
03/29/2019
Unemployment rate falls in Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore; state sets new record - The Alexander City Outlook

The unemployment rate in Tallapoosa County, Alabama fell to 4.3 percent in February.

Alabama reached a new record low unemployment rate in February and Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore counties also saw their unemployment rates drop, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, down from January’...

Sheriff Jimmy Abbett of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department said the rape occurred at a residence in the county.
03/29/2019
Auburn man arrested for rape in Tallapoosa County - The Alexander City Outlook

Sheriff Jimmy Abbett of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department said the rape occurred at a residence in the county.

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department arrested Kameron Kailer Johnson on charges of first-degree rape and second-degree sodomy of a minor. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said the alleged rape was reported March 15. “It occurred in a residence in Tallapoosa County,” Abbett said. .....

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03/29/2019

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The ceremony at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park remembered those who fought and died, and those who had to move.
03/29/2019
205 years: Visitors remember Battle of Horseshoe Bend - The Alexander City Outlook

The ceremony at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park remembered those who fought and died, and those who had to move.

Blood was shed 205 years ago in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and an entire group of people was forced from their homes to Oklahoma. Descendants of the Muscogee warriors who battled Andrew Jackson’s army joined others Saturday to honor those warriors and remember how people lived in 1814. Muscogee ...

The kiosks at Smith Mountain Fire Tower recognize those who have helped refurbish the tower.
03/28/2019
New kiosk going up at base of Smith Mountain Fire Tower - The Alexander City Outlook

The kiosks at Smith Mountain Fire Tower recognize those who have helped refurbish the tower.

Volunteers with the Cherokee Alpine Trail Association are installing a new kiosk at the base of the Smith Mountain Fire Tower. “We are putting something up to recognize those who contributed to the new sign and display project here,” Jerry Bynum said. “We are also moving the plaques from the b...

The Dadeville, Alabama resident continues to serve as commander of the Bill Nichols DAV.
03/28/2019
Desert Storm veteran Shoemaker quickly had enough of combat but continues to serve fellow soldiers - The Alexander City Outlook

The Dadeville, Alabama resident continues to serve as commander of the Bill Nichols DAV.

Four and a half months in Iraq in 2003 was enough combat for retired U.S. Army veteran and Dadeville resident Scott Shoemaker. As a member of the Army infantry for 20 years, Shoemaker finished his career after leaving Iraq. Shoemaker said it was the general experience of war and PTSD that made him r...

Russell Medical's CEO says Medicaid expansion is critical in Alabama.
03/28/2019
Peace, Russell Medical stumping for Medicaid expansion - The Alexander City Outlook

Russell Medical's CEO says Medicaid expansion is critical in Alabama.

Russell Medical CEO Jim Peace and the staff of Russell Medical are making stops around the area to talk about what Peace calls unique services the rural hospital offers and why Alabama needs Medicaid expansion. One of the first stops Peace made was with nearly 50 seniors gathered at the New Site Sen...

The Dadeville Chamber donated enough to buy 25 Chromebooks for Dadeville Elementary School.
03/28/2019
Donations go to Chromebooks at Dadeville Elementary - The Alexander City Outlook

The Dadeville Chamber donated enough to buy 25 Chromebooks for Dadeville Elementary School.

The media center at Dadeville Elementary School will soon have Chromebooks at the disposal of students thanks to a donation from members of the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce. Carol Sellers of the chamber’s fundraising committee announced the donation in the lobby of Dadeville Elementary Schoo...

Dadeville, Alabama needs to find ways to attract more people into downtown and to live in the city, officials said.
03/28/2019
Dadeville looking at ways to attract more people to city, downtown - The Alexander City Outlook

Dadeville, Alabama needs to find ways to attract more people into downtown and to live in the city, officials said.

A plan to attract people to move to Dadeville was one of the main items discussed at the Dadeville City Council meeting Tuesday night. Dadeville Beautification Board chairman Jerry McGukin talked to the council about working with the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission to bring...

03/26/2019

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The Dadeville Public Library is hosting a presentation by a representative of Alabama Power Company Shorelines about the...
03/22/2019
Dadeville library to host program on history of Lake Martin and Martin Dam Tuesday - The Alexander City Outlook

The Dadeville Public Library is hosting a presentation by a representative of Alabama Power Company Shorelines about the history of Lake Martin and Martin Dam.

The Dadeville Public Library will hold a presentation on the history of Lake Martin and Martin Dam at 2 p.m. Tuesday. According to Dadeville Public Library director Abbi Mangarelli, a representative from Alabama Power will give the presentation. “It’s the history of the lake and the dam, why thi...

Smith wants to annex the fire district near Dadeville, Alabama.
03/22/2019
Dadeville mayor talks with legislature about annexation - The Alexander City Outlook

Smith wants to annex the fire district near Dadeville, Alabama.

Annexation for Dadeville’s fire district was one of Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith’s goals for talking to the state legislature Tuesday. Smith talked about his visit to the state capitol in Montgomery to the Dadeville Kiwanis Club Thursday. Smith said he wants to annex the fire district near Dadevi...

Dadeville High School's Christian Nelson had a trip of top-2 finishes in the Albertville JV meet.
03/21/2019
Nelson, Foster lead Dadeville track teams - The Alexander City Outlook

Dadeville High School's Christian Nelson had a trip of top-2 finishes in the Albertville JV meet.

The Dadeville boys track team got a trio of top-2 finishes from Christian Nelson in the Albertville JV meet Tuesday and girls got a pair of top 10s from Skye Foster in the Gulf Shores St. Patrick’s Day meet Saturday. In the Albertville meet, Nelson won the 400 meters in 55.80 seconds and was secon...

The NCAA Final Four Tournament always brings excitement to sports fans. Here's what to look for this year.
03/21/2019
Storylines to watch in first week of March Madness - The Alexander City Outlook

The NCAA Final Four Tournament always brings excitement to sports fans. Here's what to look for this year.

College basketball may not be everyone’s favorite sport but everyone can agree the next three weeks of the NCAA Tournament will bring some of the best excitement sports can offer. I will even go a step further and say the next four days are the best four days of the year as a sports fan. …

ARISE's expansion into New Site, Alabama is a positive for everyone.
03/21/2019
Good to see ARISE expand to New Site - The Alexander City Outlook

ARISE's expansion into New Site, Alabama is a positive for everyone.

There are a lot of great people doing great things and providing great services to people in our area. From organized cleanups to volunteer groups to area civic clubs, Tallapoosa County benefits from each of these things. One organization doing the public some good is ARISE, a transportation provide...

Reeltown fell to Elmore County and Woodland.
03/21/2019
Reeltown softball drops two games in tournament - The Alexander City Outlook

Reeltown fell to Elmore County and Woodland.

The Reeltown softball team outscored Elmore County across the final five innings of its opening game at the Reeltown Invitational on Friday. However, the Rebels (5-12) allowed six runs in the first inning and could not erase the deficit before falling to the Panthers, 6-2. “If a team comes out and...

Dadeville Elementary School students played the part of local historical figures.
03/21/2019
Living history: Dadeville fourth-graders make Alabama history come to life with wax museum - The Alexander City Outlook

Dadeville Elementary School students played the part of local historical figures.

Required courses can be boring and history even more so – especially for fourth-graders. Alabama history is a required class for fourth-graders but rather than bury their heads and take a nap, Dadeville Elementary School students made history come to life with a living wax museum featuring famous ...

The right thing to do is be respectful to your teammates.
03/21/2019
It’s important to always be a good team player - The Alexander City Outlook

The right thing to do is be respectful to your teammates.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about respecting your coaches. Coaches put in a lot of time and energy into trying to make their players not only better student-athletes but also better people. But what’s possibly even more important than respecting your coaches is respecting your teammates. I r...

Ed Oliver Representative of House District 81 said the legislature has shown it can make tough decisions.
03/21/2019
Oliver: Legislature can make tough decisions; gas tax 'tip of the iceberg' - The Alexander City Outlook

Ed Oliver Representative of House District 81 said the legislature has shown it can make tough decisions.

Now that the state’s gas tax will be raised 10 cents a gallon during the next three years, more difficult decisions remain and first-term Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) said Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature have proven they possess the political willpower to make them. “The governor is le...

The Dadeville High School softball team battled hard against a ranked Tallassee squad.
03/21/2019
Dadeville High softball team battles hard but loses sixth straight - The Alexander City Outlook

The Dadeville High School softball team battled hard against a ranked Tallassee squad.

The Dadeville softball team has struggled to add to its win total over the last two weeks but the Tigers had showed some fight against tough competition Tuesday afternoon. Dadeville traveled to Tallassee to face the Class 5A No. 8 team and held a two-run lead in the second inning before ultimately f...

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