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Kellyton man arrested on felony charge

  Gregory Dunham   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A Kellyton man was arrested Monday in connection to a theft in the same community. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that his office received a call to Trailer Park Road in reference to a theft of property. Howell said the stolen property was an outside…

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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. Tuesday, September 13, has claimed the life of a Rockford man. Michael T. Steadman, 47 years old, was critically injured when the 2003 Honda Accord he was driving left the roadway and struck an embankment. Steadman was transported to Lake Martin…

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Kick off 2022 hiking season at Pinhoti Fest

Special to the News The Pinhoti Outdoor Center and Sylacauga, a Pinhoti Trail Town, are kicking off the 2022 hiking season with the first ever Pinhoti Fest September 23-25. Everyone is invited to gather at Noble Park in downtown Sylacauga to jam to live music, listen to noteworthy speakers and to peruse the vendors and…

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Coosa County commissioner elected to statewide association legislative committee

Lamar Daugherty selected for ACCA leadership position   Special to the News   Coosa County Commissioner Lamar Daugherty has been elected to serve as a member of the 2022-2023 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewide association representing Alabama’s 67 county governments. The Association’s Legislative Committee is composed of a chairperson…

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Kellyton man arrested for assault

Samuel Smoot   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A Kellyton area man was arrested early last week on a felony assault-related charge. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that on September 4, 38-year-old Samuel Smoot was arrested on the charge of second-degree domestic violence/assault. Howell stated that deputies had responded to Trailer Park Road in…

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ALEA troopers investigate 10 traffic fatalities; zero marine-related fatalities during Labor Day weekend

Special to the News   During the 2022 four-day Labor Day weekend, troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 10 traffic-related fatalities and experienced zero marine-related fatalities on Alabama’s waterways. This year’s Labor Day weekend travel period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 2, and ended at midnight Monday, September 5. During that…

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September 5-11, 2022

Jail population as of Sept. 12: 33 inmates Males: 29 Females: 4   ARRESTS On September 9, Deputy Ward arrested Bobby Patrick Culver of Goodwater for failure to appear in court. On September 10, Deputy Bradberry arrested April Elizabeth Burdick of Sylacauga for failure to appear in court.   CALLS FOR SERVICE   STEWARTVILLE On…

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Drivers licenses, STAR ID information

  Since we renew and replace Alabama driver licenses and photo identification (ID) cards, we obviously get many questions about the requirements. Probate offices can renew existing, replace lost or stolen, and update certain items (boating, address changes, name changes, etc.) as applicable to either the license or ID cards. Probate offices cannot issue (first-time)…

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Local juveniles arrested for Shelby County murder

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Two juvenile males were arrested last Friday in connection to the recent murder of a 16 year old male from Leeds. While little information is known about the suspects because of their ages and Alabama laws, the two juveniles arrested are seemingly residents of Coosa County. The Shelby…

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