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Rockford Utilities waives water bills for tornado victims

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   While still undergoing recovery efforts, tornado victims in southern Coosa County will be able to have some relief. During its meeting last Monday, the Rockford Utilities Board discussed its customers in the Equality and Rehobeth area who had been affected by the tornado. Board Member Ronnie Joiner mentioned…

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Equality man arrested for attempted murder

William Michael Smith   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   An Equality man has been arrested following the stabbing of a Wetumpka man that occurred last week. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that last Tuesday, January 24, his office was contacted by Russell Medical Center in Alexander City stating that they had a victim in…

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Animal shelter officially open for business

  Photos by Christa Jennings   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   The Coosa County Animal Shelter enjoyed a successful open house last Saturday prior to officially opening for business Monday, January 30. Approximately 80 people attended the open house, enjoying refreshments and a silent auction while touring the facilities. Elected officials who attended…

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Free tax preparation, assistance program offered in Coosa County

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Once again a free tax preparation and assistance program will be available to Coosa County residents filing their tax returns this year. Sponsored by the Coosa County Extension Office and Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, along with Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama, the program kicks off Wednesday, February…

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Alexander City man arrested for murder of Goodwater man

Lei-Keston Demicha Ford   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   An Alexander City man has been arrested for murder following the fatal shooting of Robin Braswell of Goodwater. As reported in the January 20 edition, the Sheriff’s Office initially began conducting a death investigation after being contacted by the Goodwater Police Department in reference…

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Rockford adopts two ordinances, pays off loan

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   During its January meeting, the Rockford Town Council unanimously approved adopting two ordinances, as well as paying off a loan at First Bank. One of the ordinances proposed at the meeting was in reference to the “Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.” That ordinance is for the exemption of municipal…

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Alexander City man continues to elude law enforcement

Law enforcement officers continue to look for Alan Sandlin Jr. Photo submitted   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Sheriff Michael Howell is encouraging citizens to continue to be watchful and vigilant as a search remains ongoing for an Alexander City man. As of press time, Howell said they believe the man is back…

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Man arrested for possession at Farm Ministries facility

Clyde Lamp IV   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A Springville man was arrested last Tuesday on drug-related charges stemming from incidences at the Farm Ministries facility in the Stewartville community. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that on January 24 Deputy Scott was dispatched to Farm Ministries on County Road 74. He said they…

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Sylacauga man arrested for public intoxication, possession

Daniel Newsome   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A Sylacauga man was arrested last month on two charges, including public intoxication. Sheriff Michael Howell reported this week that on January 10 the Sheriff’s Office dispatch had received numerous calls regarding a white male who repeatedly staggered out into the roadway in the Stewartville…

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Mrs. Lee’s eleventh grade honors English class participates in breakout game

Mrs. Lee’s eleventh grade honors English class participated in a breakout game as a review of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Hints were hidden around the room to assist with different tasks that covered textual comprehension, literary devices and using textual evidence. Pictured are the winning team members, Christopher Leonard, Markee Goff, Abbeie Smith, Kaylee Veith, and Kali and Savannah Snell.

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