The Alexander City Outlook

The Alexander City Outlook The Outlook strives to report the news of our community honestly, fairly and with integrity, without exclusion, and to treat our readers, our advertisers and our community as we would want to be treated ourselves.

In 1884 Alexander City had become a thriving mercantile center. Adolphus Longshore, who taught school, practiced law and been greatly interested in the upbuilding of his hometown, sensed the need to promote the area and created Alexander City's first newspaper "The Beacon." After changing hands a number of times, the paper was purchased in 1892 by Capt. J.D. Dickson and the name was changed to "The Outlook." Later "The Outlook" was sold to Mr. Fitz. O. Hooton, who was the sole owner, editor and publisher for more than 20 years. J.W. Hammer was editor until about 1912, next was William R. Jordan, E.C. Hall from 1925-1941 and Kenneth Bell from 1941-1944. J.C. Henderson purchased "The Outlook" in 1944 from Tom Russell. Boone Newspapers, Inc purchased "The Outlook" from Henderson in 1974. In 1991, Kenneth Boone purchased "The Outlook" from Boone Newspapers, Inc and currently owns the paper. The Outlook's parent company is Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., which also publishes a weekly newspaper, The Dadeville Record, and two slick monthly magazines names Lake Magazine and Lake Martin Living. In 2012, Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc purchased PPI, Inc, expanding the portfolio to The Wetumpka Herald, The Eclectic Observer, The Tallassee Tribune, Elmore County Living & Gallery of Homes. The Outlook is updated daily at www.alexcityoutlook.com.

Horseshoe Bend Fccla ~ New Site, Al took part in the conference and won medals for its efforts, but the group took break...
07/13/2019
Horeshoe Bend students experience earthquakes while winning medals at FCCLA nationals

Horseshoe Bend Fccla ~ New Site, Al took part in the conference and won medals for its efforts, but the group took breaks to get more than a feeling for California taking in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, the Star Wars ride at Disneyland and another ride, which was free — an earthquake.

Three Horseshoe Bend students and their sponsor got a true California experience while participating in the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.

Despite making the trip without some key players, the Dadeville HighSchoolteam showed plenty of effort and coach Richa...
07/13/2019
White pleased with effort from Dadeville at OTAs

Despite making the trip without some key players, the Dadeville HighSchoolteam showed plenty of effort and coach Richard White was pleased with what he saw from his Tigers.

Exactly six weeks before its first game, the Dadeville football team traveled to Tallassee for its second set of organized team activities (OTAs) of the summer. Despite making the trip

Dadeville Public Library and Horseshoe Bend Regional Library are in need of funding to replace their roof before it coll...
07/13/2019
Libraries in need of funding for roof replacement

Dadeville Public Library and Horseshoe Bend Regional Library are in need of funding to replace their roof before it collapses.

The Dadeville Public Library and Horseshoe Bend Regional Library are in need of funding to replace their roof before it collapses.

The Learning Tree, Inc. is hiring! Apply online at learning-tree.org/employment-opportunities
07/13/2019

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

"Looking at the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams and their respective results from Sunday’s games, the storie...
07/13/2019
A tale of two national teams

"Looking at the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams and their respective results from Sunday’s games, the stories of each are quite interesting."

Sunday was a U.S. soccer fan’s dream.

The 19th annual event will feature free school supplies and some motivational speaking from ABC 33/40's Jennifer Gonsoul...
07/13/2019
GAP Fellowship Church to host 19th annual school expo

The 19th annual event will feature free school supplies and some motivational speaking from ABC 33/40's Jennifer Gonsoulin.

GAP Fellowship Church is giving away school supplies and providing a motivational message July 20 at its annual Back to School Expo.

Calling all thespians! Auditions for The Friends of Tuckabatchee's new play “One Fire Still Burns: A Native American S...
07/13/2019

Calling all thespians! Auditions for The Friends of Tuckabatchee's new play “One Fire Still Burns: A Native American Story” start tomorrow! All ages are welcome.

"Hot as Hades, hotter than asphalt at Six Flags, hotter than The Oak Ridge Boys’ hearts on fire for Elvira, hotter tha...
07/13/2019
Summer heat can be a bummer

"Hot as Hades, hotter than asphalt at Six Flags, hotter than The Oak Ridge Boys’ hearts on fire for Elvira, hotter than a fresh biscuit out of the oven and hotter than the racetrack at Daytona" are just a few ways assistant managing editor Santana Wood says Southerners communicate it's hot outside.

It’s hot as Hades. Hotter than h-e-double-hockey-sticks. Hot as the devil, and hotter than his house cat. Hotter than asphalt at Six Flags. Hotter than The Oak Ridge Boys’ hearts

Reeltown High School Football coach Matt Johnson was pleased with what he saw at the first OTAs of the summer.
07/12/2019
Reeltown hits field for first OTAs of summer

Reeltown High School Football coach Matt Johnson was pleased with what he saw at the first OTAs of the summer.

It’s no secret Reeltown football coach Matt Johnson wants his team to be involved with organized team activities (OTAs) during the summer and Thursday gave him his first chance to

The clinic is still a long way from reality and Monday’s action by the town council would allow architect Walter McKee...
07/12/2019
Health clinic plans on New Site's agenda Monday

The clinic is still a long way from reality and Monday’s action by the town council would allow architect Walter McKee of McKee and Associates in Montgomery to draw up plans.

New Site Mayor Phil Blasingame said plans for a new healthcare clinic and pharmacy building owned by the town and leased to providers will be on the agenda for Monday’s

The Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team put its motto “Fearless” to use in the state tournament to secure the...
07/12/2019
Dadeville Dixie Majors headed to World Series

The Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team put its motto “Fearless” to use in the state tournament to secure the championship and advance the team of 12 to the Dixie Youth World Series in North Carolina later this month.

The Dadeville Dixie Youth Majors All-Star team put its motto “Fearless” to use in the state tournament to secure the championship and advance the team of 12 to the Dixie

See photos from Thursday night's Strand Sessions.
07/12/2019
PHOTOS: Strand Sessions held for July

See photos from Thursday night's Strand Sessions.

July’s Strand Sessions was held Thursday night in Strand Park in downtown Alexander City. Musician and saxophonist Tommy G was the featured act.

Former The University of Alabama football player and Dadeville HighSchoolgraduate Anfernee Jennings will have a video ...
07/12/2019
Back to School Jamboree in Dadeville Saturday; Anfernee Jennings to speak

Former The University of Alabama football player and Dadeville HighSchoolgraduate Anfernee Jennings will have a video presentation at the Back to School Jamboree and Fun Day on Saturday.

School supplies and children’s activities will be available at the Back to School Jamboree and Fun Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dadeville Recreation Center.

According to Alexander City Police Department police chief Jay Turner, the man caught fire and was killed while trying t...
07/12/2019
Man died of electrocution, police say

According to Alexander City Police Department police chief Jay Turner, the man caught fire and was killed while trying to create artwork.

Alexander City police determined a man who was killed in a fire on Lindsey Road on Thursday was electrocuted while trying to create artwork.

Columnist Andy Graham breaks down the arduous journey awaiting Auburn Football.
07/11/2019
Previewing Auburn’s 2019 schedule: Part 1

Columnist Andy Graham breaks down the arduous journey awaiting Auburn Football.

We are now only 52 days away and counting until Auburn opens its season against the Oregon Ducks at AT&T Stadium on Aug. 31.

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. president Rev. Dr. Jerry Young will be one of the special guests during Rev. Fred...
07/11/2019
Great Bethel Missionary Baptist Church to install new pastor

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. president Rev. Dr. Jerry Young will be one of the special guests during Rev. Frederick Young's installation Sunday at Great Bethel.

Rev. Frederick L. Young has been behind the pulpit at Great Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for a few months now but will be officially installed as pastor of the historic

Coosa Central High School football coach Brett Thomas is entering his second season with the Cougars and expects to see ...
07/11/2019
Games to Watch: Central Coosa looks to region play to end losing streak

Coosa Central High School football coach Brett Thomas is entering his second season with the Cougars and expects to see improvement on the field.

It’s no secret the Central Coosa football team has struggled in recent seasons but the Cougars are hoping to break from that during the 2019 season. The Cougars have lost

Dadeville HighSchooland Coosa Central High School were both recognized by the Alabama High School Athletic Association...
07/11/2019
Dadeville, Coosa selected as AHSAA Sportsmanship Schools

Dadeville HighSchooland Coosa Central High School were both recognized by the Alabama High School Athletic Association - AHSAA after going the entire year without receiving a sportsmanship fine or having a player or coach ejected in any sport.

Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the 99 schools that qualified as a Sportsmanship School for the 2018-19 school year. Central Coosa and Dadeville were both recognized

The city has gotten numerous complaints in recent days about a spike in electric bills but the last rate change was in 2...
07/11/2019
Utility bills spike along with the heat

The city has gotten numerous complaints in recent days about a spike in electric bills but the last rate change was in 2007.

In a summertime tradition as entrenched as fireworks, watermelon and melting ice cream, power bills have escalated in Alexander City but officials said it’s not because of anything the city

Steve Flowers writes, "The odds of a Democratic presidential candidate carrying Alabama or a Democratic nominee winning ...
07/11/2019
2020 races are right around the corner

Steve Flowers writes, "The odds of a Democratic presidential candidate carrying Alabama or a Democratic nominee winning any statewide race in the Heart of Dixie is slim to none."

Don’t look now but the 2020 presidential election is upon us. Indeed, as many as 21 Democratic aspirants are already announced and campaigning.

"For those who believe in a just society where every American should have equal and just rights, we must stand tall and ...
07/10/2019
Reader is proud to be American despite some unjustness

"For those who believe in a just society where every American should have equal and just rights, we must stand tall and speak up to those who are bitter and push forward to make America hold true to what was penned over 200 years ago on American soil."

Dear Editor,

Five current and former Tallapoosa County Schools students have served as Alabama FFA Association student officers in th...
07/10/2019
Five Tallapoosa County students represented state FFA in six years

Five current and former Tallapoosa County Schools students have served as Alabama FFA Association student officers in the last six years.

Five current and former Tallapoosa County Schools students have served as Alabama Future Farmers of America student officers in the last six years.

Carlos Laundrell Brooks, 42, of Alexander City was arrested Tuesday evening for the Aug. 30, 2018 murder of a Sylacauga ...
07/10/2019
Alex City man arrested for Sylacauga murder

Carlos Laundrell Brooks, 42, of Alexander City was arrested Tuesday evening for the Aug. 30, 2018 murder of a Sylacauga service station attendant.

Carlos Laundrell Brooks, 42, of Alexander City was arrested Tuesday evening for the Aug. 30, 2018 murder of a Sylacauga service station attendant while she worked according to Sylacauga Police

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education on Monday signed a letter to the Tallapoosa County Commission specifying $29.8 ...
07/10/2019
County school board signs letter for $29.8M in projects

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education on Monday signed a letter to the Tallapoosa County Commission specifying $29.8 million in projects it wants completed through funding from the county’s 1-cent sales tax.

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education on Monday signed a letter to the Tallapoosa County Commission specifying $29.8 million in projects it wants completed through funding from the county’s 1-cent

Alexander City native and former University of Alabama Athletics swimmer Robert Howard won a gold medal in the men’s 4...
07/10/2019
Alexander City native Robert Howard wins at World University Games

Alexander City native and former University of Alabama Athletics swimmer Robert Howard won a gold medal in the men’s 4x100 freestyle relay at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.

Alexander City native and former University of Alabama swimmer Robert Howard wasn’t in the country for the Fourth of July but he still found a way to celebrate the holiday.

New lights have been installed at the Charles E Bailey Sportplex, replacing lights installed 30 years ago when the facil...
07/10/2019
New lights at Charles E. Bailey Sportplex

New lights have been installed at the Charles E Bailey Sportplex, replacing lights installed 30 years ago when the facility was built.

Benjamin Russell’s football team will be playing under new lights at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex this season for the first time since it was built 30 years ago.

See photos from the eighth annual Arti Gras at Russell Crossroads.
07/09/2019
PHOTOS: Another year of Arti Gras in the books

See photos from the eighth annual Arti Gras at Russell Crossroads.

The eighth annual Arti Gras festival was held Friday and Saturday at Russell Crossroads. It is a juried art show and makers market that showcases artisans from around Lake Martin

Columnist Luke Robinson says the late Jared Lorenzen embodied the Southeastern Conference and was "a larger than life, p...
07/09/2019
Lorenzen checked every box as ‘Mr. SEC’

Columnist Luke Robinson says the late Jared Lorenzen embodied the Southeastern Conference and was "a larger than life, passionate, athletic, down-home passing phenom."

If you were asked to name a player or coach who personified the Southeastern Conference, who would it be? There are certainly many fantastic choices.

This week Sawyer Davis was operating the clinic with Russell Marine at The Ridge Marina On Lake Martin. Davis is hosting...
07/09/2019
Davis sees another first in wakesurfing on Lake Martin

This week Sawyer Davis was operating the clinic with Russell Marine at The Ridge Marina On Lake Martin. Davis is hosting two more wakesurfing clinics this summer on Lake Martin at River North July 18 and 29.

Hayes McKell pumped his arms as his eyes opened to the size of dish plates after completing a 360 on a skim board Monday while taking part in a wakesurfing

The capital projects presented by both the Tallapoosa County and Alexander City school boards would potentially be $72 m...
07/09/2019
Commission to vote on 1-cent sales tax in August

The capital projects presented by both the Tallapoosa County and Alexander City school boards would potentially be $72 million, the largest ever public investment in the county.

Tallapoosa County Commission chair T.C. Coley expects the 1-cent sales tax tabled by the commission last fall to be voted on at its August meeting.

Missed the rodeo this weekend? Here's a snippet of what happened and make sure to pick up a copy of the story in today's...
07/09/2019
2019 Lake Martin Area Rodeo

Missed the rodeo this weekend? Here's a snippet of what happened and make sure to pick up a copy of the story in today's Outlook.

The annual rodeo was held Friday and Saturday at the Horse Riding Arena in the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex.

Facing an extremely tough bracket at the state tournament last weekend in Millbrook, Alexander City’s 8U All-Star soft...
07/08/2019
Alex City 8U softball team takes fourth in state

Facing an extremely tough bracket at the state tournament last weekend in Millbrook, Alexander City’s 8U All-Star softball team put up a good fight and still came out as fourth in the state.

Facing an extremely tough bracket at the state tournament last weekend in Millbrook, Alexander City’s 8U All-Star softball team put up a good fight but had to settle for fourth

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor says TPI's recent awards wouldn't be possible without the community allowing reporters to t...
07/08/2019
Our awards are because of you

Lizi Arbogast, Sports Editor says TPI's recent awards wouldn't be possible without the community allowing reporters to tell its stories.

It’s certainly nice to win awards.

Alexander City Housing Authority's event gives children hope they can have a bright future, one resident said.
07/07/2019
Strong families event held at housing authority

Alexander City Housing Authority's event gives children hope they can have a bright future, one resident said.

Hope, inspiration and fun were the focus of Alexander City Housing Authority’s strong families event Friday at the Springhill Youth and Adult Center.

The bodies of Clay Jackson and Travis House were discovered about four hours and 50 yards apart, authorities said.
07/07/2019
Both missing men recovered from Lake Jordan

The bodies of Clay Jackson and Travis House were discovered about four hours and 50 yards apart, authorities said.

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

Assistant managing editor Santana Wood is always working on holidays but says it's just another day doing what she loves...
07/06/2019
Holidays spent at work aren't so bad

Assistant managing editor Santana Wood is always working on holidays but says it's just another day doing what she loves.

Holidays don’t mean the same thing to a newspaper girl like me as they do to many people reading this.

The city is confident it will end with a balanced budget.
07/06/2019
City is $645K in the black, confident in strong finish

The city is confident it will end with a balanced budget.

Alexander City is operating with a $645,780 budget surplus through the first eight months of the fiscal year, even factoring in substantial spending on capital projects, giving officials confidence the

The missing men have been identified as Clay Jackson, 26, of Deatsville and Travis House, 17, of Marbury.
07/06/2019
Missing men on Lake Jordan identified; search continues

The missing men have been identified as Clay Jackson, 26, of Deatsville and Travis House, 17, of Marbury.

A search resumed Saturday for two men who have been missing since a collision of two boats Thursday night north of Lake Jordan Marina.

UPDATE: Search crews are still looking for two men who went missing following a boat crash Thursday night. If the bodies...
07/05/2019
Search to resume Saturday morning for missing men on Lake Jordan

UPDATE: Search crews are still looking for two men who went missing following a boat crash Thursday night. If the bodies are not found by sundown, the search will resume Saturday morning.

After a day of painstakingly examining the murky waters of Lake Jordan between Weoka Creek and Sears Slough, authorities suspended a search for two missing men Friday evening following a

Don't miss out on the Tallapoosa County Extension Office's summer tomato workshop Tuesday. It's only $5 to attend and th...
07/05/2019
Tomato workshop to address common issues, feature taste testing

Don't miss out on the Tallapoosa County Extension Office's summer tomato workshop Tuesday. It's only $5 to attend and there will even be fried green tomatoes available.

Summertime means hot weather and days spent at the lake and pool for many but for others it means their home gardens are in full swing. Tomatoes are one of

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