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.

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QUICK RECAP: In addition to delaying a decision on the moratorium, the Alexander City City Council also discussed a few ...
07/21/2020
Alexander City Council awards paving bid, more

QUICK RECAP: In addition to delaying a decision on the moratorium, the Alexander City City Council also discussed a few other matters at tonight's meeting.

The Alexander City City Council met Monday night. It was expected to cast a vote on a permanent moratorium of certain types of new businesses in the downtown area Monday

At tonight's meeting, the Alexander City City Council delayed any decision on a permanent moratorium for certain type of...
07/21/2020
Moratorium ordinance tabled by Alexander City City Council

At tonight's meeting, the Alexander City City Council delayed any decision on a permanent moratorium for certain type of businesses for downtown historic business district.

The Alexander City City Council was expected to cast a vote on a permanent moratorium of certain types of new businesses in the downtown area Monday night, but chose to

07/20/2020

July 20, 2020 Alexander City City Council meeting

The late Coach Hamp Lyon will be inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association - AHSAA Hall of Fame this ye...
07/20/2020
Hamp Lyon to be inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

The late Coach Hamp Lyon will be inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association - AHSAA Hall of Fame this year during a virtual ceremony. His daughter, friends and coworkers describe him as an all-around good guy and a firm but loving coach and mentor.

When Elizabeth Lyon Burns received a call from Alabama High School Athletic Association director Steve Saverese her late father, Samuel ‘Hamp’ Lyon, was being inducted this year into Alabama Sports

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tallapoosa and surrounding counties. Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore counties are all co...
07/20/2020
Case numbers continue to rise in Tallapoosa County

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tallapoosa and surrounding counties. Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore counties are all considered high risk, according to ADPH.

More than 1,800 more new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state in the last day.

If the Alexander City City Council approves an ordinance at tonight's meeting, there will be no new pawn shops, tattoo p...
07/20/2020
Alexander City council to make decision on moratorium

If the Alexander City City Council approves an ordinance at tonight's meeting, there will be no new pawn shops, tattoo parlors and certain other types of businesses in the downtown area.

If the Alexander City City Council approves an ordinance at its Monday meeting, there will be no new pawn shops, tattoo parlors and certain other types of businesses in the

OPINION: We posed the question on social media about the mask mandate and received a variety of responses.
07/19/2020
Your view: Was Ivey right to mandate masks?

OPINION: We posed the question on social media about the mask mandate and received a variety of responses.

We asked our readers on The Outlook page what they think about Gov. Kay Ivey’s latest mandate to require all Alabamians to wear masks in public. Did she make

Investigators arrested Joe Thomas Clinton, 23, of Alexander City on Tuesday on one count of first-degree sexual abuse an...
07/18/2020
Alexander City man arrested for sex abuse

Investigators arrested Joe Thomas Clinton, 23, of Alexander City on Tuesday on one count of first-degree sexual abuse and placed him in the Tallapoosa County Jail.

The Alexander City Police Department made an arrest this week after allegations of inappropriate touching were reported last week.

Tallapoosa EMS s even better equipped to serve the community now with the purchase of a state-of-the-art ambulance.
07/18/2020
Tallapoosa EMS purchases new ambulance

Tallapoosa EMS s even better equipped to serve the community now with the purchase of a state-of-the-art ambulance.

Lake Martin Community Hospital is even better equipped to serve the community now with as Tallapoosa EMS recently purchased a state-of-the-art ambulance. Tallapoosa EMS, a division of Ivy Creek Healthcare,

OPINION: "We have officials from the local level all the way to Washington who we have no choice, apparently, but to bli...
07/18/2020
Frustration, doubt over government on COVID-19

OPINION: "We have officials from the local level all the way to Washington who we have no choice, apparently, but to blindly follow not unlike sheep to slaughter."

Dear Editor,

Congress will get the opportunity to pass a relief measure that protects your access to trustworthy local news, helps gr...
07/18/2020
Congress to consider legislation that would support local news organizations

Congress will get the opportunity to pass a relief measure that protects your access to trustworthy local news, helps grow local businesses through ads placed in local news media — and rewards you for subscribing to a newspaper like this one.

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to individuals and households, payroll protections

Dr. Oliver Gordon Robinson Jr. is no longer in this world but the memories of Robinson’s dedication to medicine, his gen...
07/18/2020
Friends mourn loss of legendary doctor who made worldly mark

Dr. Oliver Gordon Robinson Jr. is no longer in this world but the memories of Robinson’s dedication to medicine, his generosity and love of humankind will live on as he made quite a mark on the world.

Dr. Oliver Gordon Robinson Jr. is no longer in this world but the memories of Robinson’s dedication to medicine, his generosity and love of humankind live on.

OPINION: "There may be a lot of bad going on in the world, but we have to admit there’s a whole lot of good right here a...
07/17/2020
Good things in our community

OPINION: "There may be a lot of bad going on in the world, but we have to admit there’s a whole lot of good right here at home."

Although there is certainly a lot of unrest in the nation and unimaginable things going on in the world, there is a lot of good happening right here in the

The community picnic is aimed to promote peace and unity within the community and is open to all. There will be free foo...
07/17/2020
Gibraltar Lodge to host community picnic Saturday

The community picnic is aimed to promote peace and unity within the community and is open to all. There will be free food, games and more.

A community event to unite all residents is set for Saturday.

Family members of Arlinda “Laine” Marbury Goodman watched in awe from the hillside of the late Alexander City woman’s ho...
07/17/2020
Benjamin Russell Class of 1986 organizes car parade for late classmate

Family members of Arlinda “Laine” Marbury Goodman watched in awe from the hillside of the late Alexander City woman’s home as about 50 cars drove by donned with signs, balloons and more for a “Parade of Love" organized by the Benjamin Russell High School Class of 1986.

Love was the only tool organizers needed to pull off a car parade in memory of a local woman who recently lost her fight to liver cancer.

A lost baby doll was found in Lake Martin near @Wind Creek State Park and returned to its rightful owner, 3-year-old Pai...
07/17/2020
Doll lost on Lake Martin is reunited with rightful owner

A lost baby doll was found in Lake Martin near @Wind Creek State Park and returned to its rightful owner, 3-year-old Paislee Mullis.

A mother can usually discern the most unique details or scars of her child’s body but Ashlee Nicole Mullis took this keen sense a step further when she spotted what

OPINION: "Work hard and make good decisions for you and your family. Never stop trying to improve. Never stop trying to ...
07/17/2020
Go with what you got

OPINION: "Work hard and make good decisions for you and your family. Never stop trying to improve. Never stop trying to be better, trying to do better. Live your best life with what you have. In other words, yeah, go with what you got."

A couple of nights ago, we had delicious chicken thighs straight from six hours in the slow cooker. I searched online for a recipe and found one requiring ingredients I

OPINION: "Scott Charles may have said it best about why we all should wear a mask. 'I wear a mask because if the experts...
07/17/2020
Just wear the mask

OPINION: "Scott Charles may have said it best about why we all should wear a mask. 'I wear a mask because if the experts are correct, I could potentially prevent someone from getting sick and dying,” Charles said on Twitter. “If the experts are wrong, the most I’m out is the inconvenience of wearing a piece of fabric on my face.'"

Masks might not be perfect, but wearing them in public is needed.

Local and state governments in Alabama and the country have seen revenues fall as a result of COVID-19. But Alexander Ci...
07/16/2020
Despite COVID-19, Wind Creek State Park still driving economic force

Local and state governments in Alabama and the country have seen revenues fall as a result of COVID-19. But Alexander City has seen record sales collections and Wind Creek State Park-Alabama is part of the reason.

Travel and hospitality are far from the mind when ideas of social distancing are mentioned but Wind Creek State Park is top of the list to escape the worries of

OPINION: Amy Passaretti shares her humorous tale of what it's like to take action and try to get in shape.
07/16/2020
The struggle it takes to get fit, in shape

OPINION: Amy Passaretti shares her humorous tale of what it's like to take action and try to get in shape.

I don’t like to work out. I mean, I got into it a little bit in college but it was mostly an obsession with being too skinny rather than the

The Dadeville City Council took measures to protect the city employees and the public at its Tuesday meeting.
07/16/2020
Dadeville council approves employee COVID-19 policy

The Dadeville City Council took measures to protect the city employees and the public at its Tuesday meeting.

City of Dadeville employees now have a new employee policy to follow due to the coronavirus.

In full transparency, Oskar's Cafe temporarily shut down when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant i...
07/16/2020
Oskar’s closes for a few days as employee tests positive for COVID-19

In full transparency, Oskar's Cafe temporarily shut down when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant is undergoing sanitation, cleaning and testing all employees before reopening.

Oskar’s Café has been customer-focused for nearly 30 years and that hasn’t changed now. When an employee tested positive for COVID-19, Oskar’s owners quickly and efficiently posted to social media

COMMENT BELOW: We want to hear what you think about Gov. Kay Ivey's latest statewide mask mandate that goes into effect ...
07/16/2020

COMMENT BELOW: We want to hear what you think about Gov. Kay Ivey's latest statewide mask mandate that goes into effect this afternoon. Did she make the right move? Comment your thoughts below and your comments may be featured in The Outlook.

Everyone will debate the effectiveness of wearing masks and the rights Gov. Kay Ivey's may step on, but the reality is t...
07/16/2020
Officials comment on latest mask mandate

Everyone will debate the effectiveness of wearing masks and the rights Gov. Kay Ivey's may step on, but the reality is the order will be in place Thursday afternoon and area businesses and governments are putting measures in place to comply.

Some may debate how effective a mask is at preventing the spread of COVID-19, but medical professionals say it’s better than no protection.

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Alexander City, AL
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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. The Outlook is updated daily at www.alexcityoutlook.com.

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We would love a Live news feed from you covering the protest.
Three massive pitbulls running through Alexander city 1grey 2black killing pets and police department refuses to help until Monday
Thanks for your support. We are open for business! We have missed you. Come through our drive thru and Feed your Happy!!
Severe damage to our rental house on 280 in Kellyton!
This post is from a nurse at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home In Alexander City Alabama. She is begging for help. Hospitals are turning away our sick Veterans that are dying from COVID 19. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. 😡The home doesn’t have the equipment to handle this!!! I have heard that Russell Medical Center is one these hospitals. Our veterans don’t deserve this!!! I have contacted multiple people trying to get help on this matter if you can help please do, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!! We have to act now because they are dying from this because multiple hospitals are turning them away HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN????!!!!!!! PEASE SHARE THIS YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAFE A LIFE. And I thank this nurse whole heartedly for being courageous enough to speak up.❤️ I’m Begging you for my Daddy’s sake who lives here please share this. 😭
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Huddle House is still open to do to gos and curbside. We appreciate every last one of our customers for supporting our small business during this time.
Hello Everyone Please delete if this isnt appropriate. My sons bday is on april 13th. He will be one years old. Words cant describe how incredible he is and deserves so much. Due to Covid19 we cant throw him a huge birthday party like we have done with our other children. My hope is to bring him some form of creative Bday love! Ive seen gifts made from photos taken by individuals holding signs "Happy Birthday Wylder from......." My goal is to get a birthday sign from all states before his birthday and print them all out to make a bday scrap book!!! Is anyone willing to participate? Please message me the photo via Pm. Please share this to your page, so I can get as many people as possible to participate.Thank you to all who participate! His name is Wylder and he is turning one!!!! Also add what state you are from.
Not sure if this is allowed but since it was about Seniors I thought it would be a great place to touch base with the parents of Seniors. I have yard flags that I can get in BRHS colors and personalized free for $18 +tax. I'd be willing to cut out the shipping if I could just put in one order and then arrange for a pick up time...with social distancing of course 😉. if interested. Send me a message. Thanks.