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Alexander City man arrested for theft

Austin Hill   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   An Alexander City man was arrested earlier this month on two theft charges relating to an October case. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that in October a victim filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office stating that two vehicles were stolen on Mossy Oak Lane in…

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Coosa County woman arrested for monetary theft

  Wendy Sims   By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   A Coosa County woman was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing funds from a victim. Sheriff Michael Howell stated that a victim reported a case of theft of property with the Sheriff’s Office after noticing that he had several thousands of dollars withdrawn…

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Be kind to pets

     Pets of the Week: Diesel and Hank   There are two featured dogs this last week from the Elmore County Humane Shelter, ready for adoption and hoping for a loving family to call their own. Call for an appointment if you’d like to meet them, 334-567-3377. The first one is Diesel, a fitting name…

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November 7-13, 2022

  Jail population as of November 14: 31 inmates Males: 28 Females: 3   ARRESTS On November 8, Deputy Ward arrested Debbie Jean Graves of Rockford for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 1st, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was processed into the Coosa County Jail. On November 9, Deputy Ward arrested Kimberly…

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Down to Earth: Alabama landowners conserve natural resources

Forester Brian Agnew has decades of experience working with forest landowners in Alabama to ensure they can manage their land and harvest timber while conserving wildlife habitat and protecting water resources. Photo submitted Alabama has more than 23 million acres of timberland, which produces enough oxygen for 214 million people to breath every year. Keep…

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Opelika Community Archery Park now open

      State and local officials took part in a ribbon cutting during the grand opening ceremony for the Opelika Community Archery Park on November 9. Photo by Kenny Johnson, ADCNR.   Special to the News   A grand opening ceremony was held at Alabama’s newest community archery park in Opelika on Wednesday, November 9.…

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BOE approves personnel matters

By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   During its October meeting, the Board of Education primarily took action on a variety of personnel matters, ranging from transfers and new hires to resignations and a retirement. The board unanimously approved rescinding the recommendation of Cathy Calloway as bus driver because notification of non-acceptance had been received.…

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Goodwater’s Ganny’s Babies presented with Head Start Proclamation

Ganny’s Babies, a family childcare group home in Goodwater, was recently honored by being presented a Head Start Proclamation recognizing October as Head Start Awareness Month. Pictured from left are Sherlene Robison, teacher’s assistant at Ganny’s Babies; Valory Thomas, provider at Ganny’s Babies; Kimberly Hamilton, family and community engagement specialist at Auburn’s Early Head Start…

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Forestry Planning Committee honored with award

The Coosa County Forestry Planning Committee was recently awarded as one of this year’s Outstanding County Natural Resources Councils. Pictured from left are Tom Reichert, Beatrice “Pinky” Reichert, Doug McConnell, Coosa County Extension Coordinator Sharon Haynes, Jack Folmar with Auburn University, and Drew Metzler, regional Extension agent in forestry, wildlife and natural resources. Photo submitted…

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This week in CCN history

                    By Christa Jennings Senior Staff Writer   Much like this week, “The Coosa County News” 30 years ago recorded local election turnout and coverage. The election chart featured in the November 12, 1992, edition looked much different than it does now, as it has changed…

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