Fire Truck Bar-B-Que is true Alex City success story

Fire Truck Bar-B-Que is true Alex City success story

The heat is on. Folks throughout central Alabama are hot for Alexander City’s own Fire Truck Bar-B-Que and, slowly but steadily, its distribution base is ... Read more


Local officers remain vigilant after recent spate of shootings

While the news isn’t coming from our area, the thought of five law enforcement officers being shot to death over an 11-day period has had ... Read more

  1. Merchants hope Labor Day weekend continues sizzling summer sales
  2. Court rules against state in gambling suit
  3. BRHS uses horticulture to teach students life skills

Latest News

Drop in cost of gas fuels run on pumps at local stations

Approaching Labor Day, which is considered the last big travel weekend of the summer, local motorists are seeing some encouraging signs. The signs are the ... Read more

Tallapoosa EMA says it’s time to prepare

By Corey Arwood / The Outlook September is National Preparedness Month, and that means gearing up for peak hurricane season and any other unpleasant surprise, ... Read more

Dadeville teacher battling cancer finds show of support

Dadeville teacher battling cancer finds show of support

Dadeville Elementary School teacher Teresa Brunetti may have finally found a home for her and her family after the support she received following a lung ... Read more

Reserves first need for county school system

Tallapoosa County Schools Superintendent Joe Windle knows what he must do with the lion’s share of money he receives from the additional 1 percent sales ... Read more

CACC gets mixed news in rankings

Corey Arwood / The Outlook Recent rankings for Central Alabama Community College highlight transitions and underline benefits, according to acting president, Dr. Susan Burrow. CACC ... Read more

  1. City schools weigh tax fund options
  2. Blue Bell returns to area freezers
  3. Pacesetters set tone for United Way campaign
  4. Tuggle unsure of future, won’t rule out run for another office
  5. Sales tax increase hits today  | 1 comment
  6. Trooper post closures among potential cuts
  7. Labor Day Concert at The Amp to feature Railroad Earth
  8. Mother indicted in connection with death of 3-year-old son
  9. Residents seem to favor Dadeville saggy pants ordinance
  10. First Lady Dianne Bentley files for divorce from governor
  11. POLICE REPORTS: Law enforcement activity for Aug. 18-27
  12. State official says closure of drivers license offices is a real possibility
  13. Tidbits from a community newspaper man
  14. State parks director says funding cuts could doom parks
  15. Bobby Speake honored as Realtor of the Year
  16. Arrest made in death of local man on inmate road crew
  17. Alex City Schools open registration for HIPPY
  18. Run on lake property fuels impressive sales figures
  19. Tourism director sings state and area’s praises
  20. Dadeville aims to belt saggy pants
  21. Runaway teen makes his way back home to Miami
  22. Warehouse burglary suspects indicted
  23. Tuggle says he won’t run for another term in the state house
  24. With help from Superheroes, Lake Martin Area United Way kicks off campaign


Generals try to bounce back in region opener

The Horseshoe Bend Generals will try to bounce back from a season-opening loss when they open region play Friday night on the road at Lanett. ... Read more

  1. No. 8 Wildcats travel to rival No. 4 Bulldogs for region opener
  2. A look back at Bobby Petrino’s time as Auburn o-coordinator
  3. Benjamin Russell showing improvement in early season

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Can’t we all agree, lives of any color matter?

Black lives matter. I agree with that. But white lives matter, too. And yellow lives. And red. And brown. And, yes, even law officers’ lives ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Be thankful of the efforts of local groups to help keep Lake Martin clean

Dear Editor,   There has been a great deal of recent press regarding the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin, specifically its water quality and recreational ... Read more


OUR VIEW: Be safe as you travel this Labor Day

T he upcoming Labor Day holiday will be one of the busiest times of the year on highways here and across the country. Taking trips ... Read more


HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA? MainStreet sponsors business competition to turn ‘entrepreneurial visions into realities’

If you have an idea for a business that proves to be the right fit for downtown Alexander City, but just need some help getting ... Read more