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County to undergo redistricting, mapping process

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Based on discussion and action taken during the two-part County Commission meeting this month, the county will be moving forward with beginning the redistricting and mapping process based on population changes according to the 2020 census. During its regular monthly meeting the morning of January 10, the commission…

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EF-3 tornado causes substantial damage in southern Coosa County

  Some of the damage sustained in the Nixburg community. Photo by Chris Mann   There was extensive damage in the Equality and surrounding communities. Photos by Zachary Chapman   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Only 12 days into the year, Central Alabama has already had 27 confirmed tornadoes during the course of…

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Alabama ONE Credit Union to acquire First Bank of Wadley

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Changes will be coming for First Bank of Wadley, including the two local branches in Goodwater and Rockford, although what is to change is not yet fully clear. Late last month it was announced that Alabama ONE Credit Union has entered into an agreement to acquire First Bank…

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Rockford approves alcohol license, one-time pay raises

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   The Rockford Town Council met earlier than usual this month, meeting a week early because of the Christmas holiday. During last Tuesday evening’s meeting the council handled a decent amount of business in a relatively short time frame, with the meeting lasting less than 30 minutes. Glen Fuller…

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Many enjoy Rockford Christmas events

The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office won first place with its float in the Rockford Rockin’ Coosa Christmas parade. Photo submitted Show Stoppin’ Championship Wrestling won second place in Rockford’s Christmas parade with its float. Photo submitted The Coosa County Commission participates in the Rockford Christmas parade with a float. Photo submitted   By Christa Jennings…

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Rockford Christmas event being held tomorrow

    Many businesses, individuals and agencies in Rockford have decorated for the season ahead of the town’s Christmas event and parade, such as the Coosa County Courthouse,First Bank, Infinity Coffee Shop & Specialty Store and Infinity Real Estate. Photos by Christa Jennings   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   The Town of Rockford…

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BridgeWays planning many programs, events

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A relatively new program for Coosa County youth, BridgeWays has numerous upcoming programs and events for youth and adults alike to enjoy, including a fundraiser and day camps, plus more. Programs for December include day camps when students will be out of school and can attend BridgeWays while…

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County Commission handles organizational business

Following the November 8 general election, the County Commission was sworn into office last Wednesday morning prior to its meeting, with Judge of Probate Richard Dean administering the oath of office as family members of commissioners stood by them. Pictured from left are Bethany Forbus (wife), Knox Forbus (son), District 1 County Commissioner John Forbus,…

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County recognizes Farm-City Week next week

County Commission Chair Bertha K. McElrath signs the proclamation for Coosa County recognizing Farm-City Week during the commission meeting. Photo by Christa Jennings   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   During Wednesday morning’s County Commission meeting, Chair Bertha Kelley McElrath signed a proclamation for all Coosa County citizens to join in a statewide effort…

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Howell, Forbus, Davis win local elections

Political signs have dotted the county’s landscape for months leading up to the election, with more signs being placed in prominent areas, such as polling locations, just before Tuesday’s election. Photo by Christa Jennings   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Following Tuesday’s general election, Coosa County voters selected who would represent them for…

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