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Johnson wins circuit clerk race in runoff election

By Christa Jennings Senior staff writer It was a tight race with a low voter turnout Tuesday for the Republican Party primary runoff election, with only one office on Coosa County’s ballot. In the end less than 13% of the county’s registered voters cast ballots as Jamey Johnson and Matthew Reams vied for the seat.…

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Prayer vigil held for Trong children, family

By Christa Jennings Senior staff writer Friends and strangers alike gathered in Alexander City Wednesday evening at the walking track of Central Alabama Community College, coming together to lift a family up in prayer. Denise Walls, executive director of Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance; her sister, Sheila Ray; and Haley Martin organized the prayer…

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Nature Conservancy to dedicate state’s new 1,000-acre creek preserve at Flagg Mountain with special Earth Day event

By Christa Jennings Senior staff writer The Nature Conservancy, or TNC, in Alabama will hold an Earth Day dedication for its new Fenvkvcēkv (pronounced finuh-guh-jee-guh) Creek Preserve at Flagg Mountain in Weogufka today, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The 1,000-acre tract’s name honors the Muscogee People, the original caretakers of the land, and…

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Goodwater Library receives new TV

The Goodwater Public Library was recently the recipient of a new TV and TV stand thanks to Elmore Unbehant, Goodwater resident and fire chief of Goodwater Volunteer Fire Department. Goodwater librarian Shirley Thompson expressed how appreciative the library is for Unbehant’s donation and wanted to recognize him for his contribution to the library. Photo submitted

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Tax abatements, digitizing older probate records

  The primary runoff election was held on April 16. There was one office on the ballot, Coosa County circuit clerk. Congratulations to Jamey Johnson. Christa has all the details from the runoff in this edition, so I will not repeat that information. She does a much better job with the coverage than I do…

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April 7-13, 2024

  Jail population as of April 13: 25 inmates Males: 22 Females: 3   ARRESTS On April 7, Deputy Overton arrested Caderick Dequan Hunter, a citizen of Alexander City, on the charge of Failure to Appear in Court. He was processed into the Coosa County Jail with a $1,000 bond. On April 8, Lt. Moon…

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Coosa County Ambulance Monthly Call Log

    Call Volume for the month of March 2024: Total calls: 59 Total transports: 42 Ground: 40 Helicopter: 2   Call types: Sick calls: 23 MVA: 11 Fall/Lift assist: 4 Chest pain: 4 Other trauma: 4 Seizure: 3 AMS: 2 Overdose: 0 DOA: 0 Stroke: 1 Difficulty breathing: 2 Suicidal: 0 Diabetic: 1 Choking:…

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Plugging in 

  Taking a moment to appreciate the splendor of nature as I walk through our garden, coffee in hand, I am struck by the realization that our actions have a profound impact on the world around us. The garden, shaped by our hands, is a reflection of our values and attitudes towards nature and our…

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It’s a girl: Birmingham Zoo announces birth of baby giraffe

    Baby giraffe is loved on by mom, Ruby. Photo submitted   Special to the News   The Birmingham Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy female giraffe born to mother Ruby and father Jalil. The baby reticulated giraffe was born on April 17 at 12:19 a.m. This adorable newcomer marks…

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Corrections

    In the Rockford Town Council article last week, the Sylacauga branch manager for First Bank of Alabama was incorrectly identified as Shelia Ward. Her last name is Howard. Additionally, in the Rockford Utilities Board article last week, it was worded that engineer Ed Morris would send a letter of updated information to ADECA,…

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