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Guest speaker reviews statewide amendments during GOP meeting

Pinky Reichert reviews the 2022 proposed constitution of Alabama following the Coosa County Republican Party’s meeting. Photo by Christa Jennings   In addition to handouts provided by guest speaker Jimmy Entrekin, a book issued by the Alabama Legislative Council of the 2022 proposed constitution of Alabama was also available for guests to peruse. Photo by…

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Rockford police force resigns

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   The Town of Rockford finds itself currently without local law enforcement following the resignations of the part-time police chief and three part-time officers. However, following discussion and action taken during Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting, Rockford will be restructuring the department and hiring one full-time officer rather than…

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Rockford Utilities getting funds to expand service area

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Rockford Utilities customers can expect to see an increase on their water bill, but in turn the Utilities Board will receive a significant amount of funds for drinking water projects. The board’s hope is to be able to expand its service area and provide water to more residences…

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Rockford man dies in Tallapoosa County wreck

 Special to the News A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12 p.m. today, September 13, has claimed the life of a Rockford man. According to a press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency sent at 9:46 p.m. today, 47-year-old Michael T. Steadman was critically injured when the 2003 Honda Accord he was driving…

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County Commission now hiring EMS director

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Following a work session and its evening meeting on August 30, the County Commission is now in the process of hiring an emergency medical services director. During its work session prior to its evening meeting, the commission and County Emergency Management Agency, or EMA, Director Sheldon Hutcherson, who…

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Draw-down raffle for animal shelter successful

Dennis Hill, operations manager and chair of the Coosa County Animal Shelter, accepts a $500 donation from Eddie Kelley of Valley, grand prize winner of $5,000 from the shelter’s draw-down raffle. Photo by Christa Jennings   Joseph Weathers holds the 20 gauge pump-action shotgun he won in a separate raffle Saturday night, while also holding…

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Rockford approves shelter donation, paving project

Rockford Mayor Scott White, left, presents Police Chief Jamie Hammond with a certificate of achievement from the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and The University Partnership of Alabama for completing 40 hours in police management. Photo submitted   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   During a meeting lasting a little less than an…

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Seven county roads to be repaved

    District 3 County Commissioner Unzell Kelley presents a check to Brittany Hogan, founder and executive director of Empowered to Conquer from COVID-19 CDBG funds the county received from the state. Photo submitted   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Following a great deal of discussion over the past two months and action…

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Chamber of Commerce plans events, membership drive

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met Monday evening and began making plans for upcoming events, as well as the chamber’s membership drive with half-price memberships. Chamber President Travis Milhan said that he wanted to begin working on the chamber’s fall calendar. He asked board members to…

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Kellyton Council approves animal shelter donation

  By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   In addition to being the first community in the county to have an established official Safer Place for inclement weather, the Town of Kellyton is once again coming in first. Following action taken during Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting, Kellyton is now the first in the county…

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