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Summer feeding programs available around Tallassee area | Eclectic  Tallassee Tribune

Area children can participate in a Summer Food *Service* Program at several sites, with one closing this week.

Elmore County High School student charged with making threat  WSFA

ECLECTIC, AL (WSFA) - An Elmore County High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with making a terroristic threat. Eclectic Police Chief ...

PHOTOS: Elmore County High School Class of 2019 Graduation  Wetumpka Herald

Images from Thursday night as Elmore County High School held its graduation ceremony. Principal Wes Rogers announced the Class of 2019 received more ...

17 years old? Don't count on a public education in Alabama

Alabama law doesn't require county schools to enroll students once they turn 17 years old.

Summer food program available in Elmore County | News  Wetumpka Herald

Free meals will be provided this summer to eligible children through the Elmore County Board of Education School Nutrition Program.

Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the first story in a six-part series examining the top players to watch for each Elmore County football team in 2019.

Group wants school board's OK to seek funding for new stadium, athletic facilities  Wetumpka Herald

The chairman of the Educate Wetumpka Committee asked the Elmore County school board on Monday to support efforts that could lead to public referendums ...

Elmore County BOE hears plan to move tech center to Wetumpka Junior High  Tallassee Tribune

Superintendent Richard Dennis brought up multiple plans for a capital outlay extension including moving Elmore County Technical Center programs to the ...

Elmore County schools earns low B on statewide report card  Wetumpka Herald

According to the results of the annual statewide report card released by the Alabama Department of Education, most public schools in Elmore County have ...

Elmore County BOE hears about land for middle school, tech center  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County Schools superintendent Richard Dennis told the board of education at a special-called meeting Thursday the system has two possible properties ...

Tragic deaths a blot on Eclectic's 2018 | News  Wetumpka Herald

A pair of tragic deaths, one in an automobile accident in which a mother was charged with reckless murder, and another in which murder charges were dropped ...

County school board approves Dennis to draft debt policy  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County Board of Education passed a resolution June 4 allowing superintendent Richard Dennis to prepare a written policy to manage the school ...

Temporary teaching job set career for Futral of Holtville High School  Wetumpka Herald

Needing a short-term job before going to dental school led to a career for Holtville High School principal Kyle Futral.

Elmore County Technical Center principal Hull leads students to trades  Wetumpka Herald

With the escalating cost of college tuition and the shrinking job market for college graduates, youths should seriously consider attending a technical school ...

PHOTOS: Holtville High School Class of 2019 Graduation | Multimedia  Wetumpka Herald

Images from Holtville High School as it held a graduation ceremony Friday night. Principal Kyle Futral proudly announced every graduate was considered ...

'Nightmare' over: With murder charges dropped, Madison Holton talks about life after jail  Montgomery Advertiser

Madison Holton wants people to know he's neither angry nor bitter. On Monday, the state dropped two murder charges against him in connection with the ...

Andress 'invested' in education, works to set positive example at Eclectic Middle School  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series profiling school principals in the Elmore County School System.

Reader: It's time for Elmore County to pay for education  Wetumpka Herald

Dear Editor,. Elmore County is a great place to live. The county has beautiful planned neighborhoods and natural rural charms. There is just enough business to ...

Dateline NBC to feature story of Jesse 'Madison' Holton, Alabama teen accused of killing parents

An Alabama teen who was charged in the shooting deaths of his parents, only to have the charges dismissed last year, will be featured in a Dateline NBC ...

Elmore County school board increases superintendent's salary | News  Wetumpka Herald

When the next superintendent of the Elmore County Board of Education takes over in January 2021, he or she will receive an increased salary of $138000 ...

Panthers outlast Tigers for homecoming win | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

By David D. Goodwin. A hard-fought battle between Elmore County and Dadeville came down to the last three minutes Friday night, as the Panthers secured the ...

Slater believes Wetumpka High School is moving in right direction  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series profiling principals in the Elmore County School System.

Elmore County school board explores superintendent raise | News  Wetumpka Herald

Although the 2020 elections are still two years away, the Elmore County Board of Education took time to look at potentially approving a raise for superintendent ...

Kim Moncrief stepping down as Elmore County softball coach  Wetumpka Herald

After five seasons at the helm of the Elmore County softball team, coach Kim Moncrief is stepping down to focus on her duties as the volleyball head coach.

Elmore County Commission approves appointments to water boards  Wetumpka Herald

Openings on a pair of local water boards were filled during the Elmore County Commission at Monday night's meeting.

First year in Elmore County provides plenty of memories  Tallassee Tribune

After one academic year of coverage in Elmore County, I was treated to watching the best athletes this county has to offer. You could not go more than a few.

Elmore County football releases 2018 schedule | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

The 2018 Elmore County varsity football schedule has been filled and released, first-year head coach Jordan Cantrell confirmed Monday.

Austin Downey signs Elmore County's first Division I baseball scholarship  Wetumpka Herald

For the first time ever, Elmore County's baseball team is sending a player to a Division I college.

Redland Elementary's Walls believes teachers key in achieving success  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the seventh in a series profiling principals in the Elmore County School System.

Millbrook schools placed under lockdown | News  Wetumpka Herald

Two Millbrook schools went into lockdown on Thursday.

Murder charges dropped against Eclectic teen accused in parents' deaths  Montgomery Advertiser

WETUMPKA — In a surprising move, murder charges against Madison Holton have been dropped according to District Attorney Randall Houston.

Elmore County names Jordan Cantrell head football coach  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County High School took a rare step out of the Terry Burt “family” of coaches Thursday when it named Jordan Cantrell from West Limestone High School ...

5 county athletes to rep schools during North-South All-Star Week  Wetumpka Herald

The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) recently announced Thursday the boys' and girls' North-South All-Star squads ...

Elmore County approves 10 mils of property tax for education  Tallassee Tribune

Elmore County residents voted by a wide margin Tuesday to renew three separate ad valorem taxes for education and narrowly affirmed a constitutional ...

Broadband inadequate in Elmore County | News  Wetumpka Herald

The most prevalent complaint Elmore County commissioners and other officials hear isn't about crime, potholes on streets or garbage pickup.

Wetumpka Elementary's Bonnie Sullivan believes 3 focus points have proven successful  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series profiling principals in the Elmore County School System.

2 arrested after high-speed chase | News  Wetumpka Herald

What appeared to be a common case of shoplifting led to a high-speed police chase from Wetumpka to Eclectic on June 5 and the arrests of two people, ...

Jesse 'Madison' Holton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jesse 'Madison' Holton was accused of murdering his parents, Mike and April Holton, in Alabama, but charges were dismissed. Madison Holton spoke to ...

Black History Month program scheduled for Feb. 17 | News  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County African-American Heritage Association will hold its second annual Black History Month program on Feb. 17 at the New Beginning Holiness ...

ECHS, WMS Bicentennial projects announced | News  Wetumpka Herald

The community *service* projects by two Elmore County Schools that were recently selected as Bicentennial Schools by Gov. Kay Ivey were announced at a board ...

Elmore County sophomore joins US Ambassadors for baseball mission trip  Wetumpka Herald

People say there is no offseason when you are an athlete but Elmore County's Zach Jones chose to spend his time away from the high school team in a unique.

Wetumpka suffers significant damage after tornado | News  Wetumpka Herald

The city of Wetumpka was rattled Saturday afternoon as a tornado went ripping through the downtown area just before 3 p.m..

Joe Sewell Memorial Award, John Sewell Scholarship winners named  Wetumpka Herald

Tallassee's Emma Grace Qiaowei Coyle and Eclectic's James Allen Singleton Jr. have joined the elite club of those who have won the Joe Sewell Memorial ...

Members sworn in to BOE | News  Wetumpka Herald

Two new members were sworn into the Elmore County Board of Education during a Nov. 28 meeting.

Elmore County to stretch new funds for roads, bridges  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County will get an infusion of $1.22 million each year due to Alabama's recently passed gas tax increase but chief engineer Richie Beyer said residents ...

Police arrest Wetumpka man in connection with string of Elmore County break-ins  Wetumpka Herald

A suspect was arrested by the Tallassee Police Department in connection with a string of break-ins across Elmore County in recent weeks.

'Die to yourself' to live, Siran Stacy tells Elmore County teens  Wetumpka Herald

The most gifted teenagers in Elmore County are expected to enjoy fame, prosperity and achievement but will nonetheless experience failure and despair at ...

Eclectic native transfers back to ECHS to finish baseball career  Wetumpka Herald

The strikes made it to the plate but Landon Maynard wanted to make it home.

Byrd promoted to Panther head baseball coach | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

ECHS has its third baseball coach in as many months, naming Michael Byrd to the head coaching position at the school.

Eclectic native reflects on experience as Harvard intern  Wetumpka Herald

As he nears the end of his time working with a prestigious eight-week internship program at at Massachusetts General Hospital, Eclectic native and recent Troy ...

Wetumpka teen charged with rape | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Wetumpka teenager was recently taken into custody after he was accused of rape.

Central man killed in incident with task force agents  Wetumpka Herald

An Eclectic man was killed by agents of the Elmore County Drug Task Force who executed a search warrant on Jan. 10, according to Elmore County Sheriff Bill ...

Taste of Eclectic reaches 20th year | News  Wetumpka Herald

Eclectic the Beautiful is getting ready to host its 20th annual Taste of Eclectic event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Elmore County High School cafeteria.

Woman charged with reckless murder set for trial  Wetumpka Herald

The jury trial for a local woman charged with reckless murder is scheduled to take place almost a year after a fatal collision that claimed the life of her 9-year-old.

Madison Traylor leads Elmore County on two courts  Wetumpka Herald

By SCOTT NICKERSON. Sports Writer. Madison Traylor plays the game of basketball the way it was intended, with tough defense, aggressive offense, solid ball ...

Eclectic man pleads guilty to incest; inmate pleads guilty to manslaughter  Wetumpka Herald

Ricky Winston Smith Jr. of Eclectic will be sentenced Feb. 26 after pleading guilty to incest Monday before Elmore County Circuit Judge Bill Lewis.

Norman Dean resigns as Elmore County football coach  Wetumpka Herald

Longtime coach Norman Dean has resigned from his position at Elmore County as head football coach. The resignation will be effective Monday. The 2017 ...

Elmore teen indicted in murder of his parents  Montgomery Advertiser

WETUMPKA — An Elmore County teen has had the murder indictment against him dropped in his father's shooting death, and the grand jury has returned ...

Herald editor dies at 58 | News  Wetumpka Herald

Wetumpka Herald Managing Editor David Granger, 58, died Tuesday afternoon following a stroke he had nearly two weeks ago.

2019 All-County Softball Team | Sports  Wetumpka Herald

P: Mary Michael Burnham, Edgewood senior. Edgewood made quick work of its AISA-AA opponents this season and Burnham was a big reason why. She led ...

Elmore County watching for flooding potential | News  Wetumpka Herald

With heavy rain in the forecast for central Alabama over the next several days, Elmore County officials are keeping a close eye on potential flooding along the ...

2 local soccer teams traveling to Alabama State Games  Wetumpka Herald

The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation is hosting the 37th Alabama State Games this weekend as thousands of athletes from across the state will travel to ...

Suspect taken into custody after chase ends on Hwy 14 near Linville  Tallassee Tribune

According to assistant chief of police at the Wetumpka Police Department, Ed Reeves, a black male, Jahmari George, 27-years old, of Montgomery, was arrested ...

Elmore County Player of the Week: Cory Anthony caps off busy weekend with signing  Wetumpka Herald

During his time as a runner at Wetumpka, Cory Anthony has seen plenty of podium finishes and multiple appearances at the state championships. Even though ...

Murder suspect requests mental exam | News  Wetumpka Herald

The attorney of a Deatsville murder suspect recently filed a motion to request a psychiatric evaluation on his client's behalf.

Alabama tornadoes: Elmore County High School among volunteer reception centers

CLANTON, Alabama -- Volunteers are stepping up throughout the state in relief of those affected by severe storms that swept through Alabama on Wednesday ...

Two charged with trafficking meth in Eclectic | News  Wetumpka Herald

Eclectic police took two people into custody and confiscated 28.9 grams of methamphetamine while conducting a traffic stop on Saturday.

CAEC launches phase one of broadband project | News  Wetumpka Herald

After two years of consideration, the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative elected to begin its first phase of a project to bring high speed, broadband internet to ...

Local woman charged with reckless murder of daughter  Wetumpka Herald

A 32-year-old woman was arrested in August with the January death of her daughter.

EDGE program starts with Elmore County schools | News  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County's Diverse Gateway to Education, also known as EDGE, recently began its first year as part of the Elmore County School system. EDGE registrar ...

Teens build basketball court at municipal park | Sports  Wetumpka Herald

The Wetumpka Municipal Park has a new addition, thanks to the work of a local teenager.

Caleb Turrentine joins TPI team | Sports  Wetumpka Herald

You may have noticed a new name gracing the pages of the sports section recently. Caleb Turrentine, a native of Pelham, has joined Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

Stormy weekend in store for Wetumpka, Elmore County  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County is in for a stormy weekend, as thunderstorms and the potential for tornadoes moves across Alabama on Saturday. “We are seeing a strong cold ...

Millbrook police investigating hit-and-run fatality | News  Wetumpka Herald

The Millbrook Police Department is appealing to the public to help provide information about the death of a man in an apparent hit-and-run March 2 on Highway ...

Rodney O'Neal to teach cheer at Elmore County  Tallassee Tribune

Just about everyone in Tallassee is familiar with PrimeTime Athletics, a cheerleading and gymnastics facility located on Highway 49 at the Herron's Crossroads ...

Class of 2019 celebrate annual Senior Walk-through at Tallassee Elementary School  Tallassee Tribune

Students from kindergarten through 4th grade lined the hallways at Tallassee Elementary School on Wednesday as Tallassee High School's class of 2019 ...

High school soccer players get help from the best  Wetumpka Herald

Soccer skill camps have paid dividends for clubs in and around Wetumpka. Ken Sanders, who has been behind the organization of most of them, decided to ...

Snow, murder, Kegley search among top 2018 stories | News  Wetumpka Herald

The year 2018 saw Wetumpka and Elmore County chilled by substantial snow in January and a triple murder-suicide in July. Those are among the top 10 stories ...

Four Wetumpka players lead the way for all-state honors  Wetumpka Herald

All six Elmore County programs were represented on the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state football team released last week, with coach Tim Perry ...

Elmore man dead after Sept. 2 stabbing | Archives  Wetumpka Herald

An Elmore man died as the result of the injuries he suffered when he was stabbed numerous times on Sept. 2.

el profesor de español - The Brewton Standard  Brewton Standard

BY LYDIA GRIMES. Carpenter also serves as coach. Daniel Carpenter is another teacher who is new to the Brewton City School System. Not only does he teach ...

Elmore County's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration set for Jan. 21  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County African-American Heritage Association is planning its annual memorial *service* and march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21.

Millbrook murder suspect claims self-defense | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Millbrook murder suspect is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing to determine if criminal proceedings will continue after claiming he killed a man in self-defense.

County preparing plan for extra road funds | News  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County residents should be literally seeing signs of which road and bridge projects the Alabama gas tax increase is paying for by late summer.

Area teams tangle in volleyball | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

A trio of area schools took to the court Thursday evening in a first-week volleyball tri-match and the outcome left the coaches with a list of positives, negatives ...

Volunteers descend on Wetumpka following Saturday's tornado | News  Wetumpka Herald

By CARMEN RODGERS, DONALD CAMPBELL AND LIZI ARBOGAST. A path of destruction was left behind in Wetumpka after Saturday's twister but it didn't ...

Slapout church added to state historic register | News  Wetumpka Herald

Cain's Chapel United Methodist Church in Slapout is one of the newest additions to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

Eclectic man charged with incest | News  Wetumpka Herald

A 41-year-old Eclectic man was charged recently with felony incest after a lengthy investigation.

Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund taking donations for tornado victims  Wetumpka Herald

HERALD STAFF REPORT. Shortly after the April 2011 tornado outbreak decimated portions of Alabama, the Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund was created to ...

Alabama Power Foundation donates $10K to Wetumpka tornado disaster fund  Wetumpka Herald

Officials with Alabama Power Company donated $10000 Monday toward Wetumpka's tornado relief efforts.

Patrick's future bright | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

DJ Patrick was in eighth grade when it happened. The now 17-year-old junior at Elmore County High School was practicing football when track coach Warren ...

Elmore County Player of the Week: Johnson shows off skills on the mound, at the plate  Wetumpka Herald

It was not a perfect week for the Wetumpka baseball team but Seth Johnson was at the center of all the things that went right for the Indians. Johnson got.

Psychological exam ordered for murder suspect | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Deatsville murder suspect was recently ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation by Elmore County Circuit Court Judge Bill Lewis to determine if he is fit ...

Market, butcher shop coming to Wetumpka | News  Wetumpka Herald

A family of local farmers recently announced the location of a new market and butcher shop, which is set to open in Wetumpka's downtown area early next year.

Wetumpka's recovery gaining momentum; 'We've made lots of headway,' mayor says as damage assessments near completion  Wetumpka Herald

All streets are open. Traffic is flowing. All traffic lights have been restored. The jagged staccato of chainsaws has vanished. Birds are heard chirping where they ...

Stepping up to the plate: Kickin' Chicken reopens in Eclectic  Wetumpka Herald

A popular Eclectic restaurant that had been in danger of permanently closing recently reopened to the public.

Talisi Cove plat approved by county | News  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County Commissioners unanimously approved the proposed Talisi Cove plat during a meeting Monday. The proposed plat, with about 54 lots, is under ...

Child saved after car plunges into river at Wetumpka during police chase  Wetumpka Herald

Three people were pulled from the Coosa River in Wetumpka, including a 2-year-old child, after a car plunged into the water at Gold Star Park during a police ...

Eclectic holding 26th Alabama Cotton Festival | News  Wetumpka Herald

The town of Eclectic is getting ready to celebrate the 26th annual Alabama Cotton Festival, which will be held on Main Street from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office is searching for missing person  Tallassee Tribune

Staff reports. James Christopher Tutson was last seen leaving his residence on Rifle Range Road in Elmore County on Wednesday, March 6. According officials ...

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