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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

ECHS pitching too much for Bears | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

Landon Maynard struck out eight but left a whole bunch more Bears frustrated as the Elmore County Panthers upended Billingsley, 5-2, Friday night in front of ...

ECHS excited about results at Capital of Dreams tourney  Wetumpka Herald

Both Elmore County varsity soccer teams participated at the Capital of Dreams Tournament in Montgomery over the weekend. The Panthers walked away ...

Longtime fan recalls naming Elmore County mascot | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

“It was some kind of contest to name the team,” Mary Rilla Bellury said. “I didn't pay much attention to that, but it was when I was in the 10th grade.” The Panthers ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 holds off Horseshoe Bend rally | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

Dismal first-half shooting looked like it was going to make for a long night for Horseshoe Bend's boys basketball team.

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 ...

Millbrook schools placed under lockdown | News  Wetumpka Herald

Two Millbrook schools went into lockdown on Thursday.

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Holtville keeps section title hopes alive with win over Elmore County  Wetumpka Herald

It took just four minutes of the second half for Holtville's Iggy Ruiz to put away any thought of a comeback from Elmore County on Thursday night in boys soccer.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

Teen Moving on After DA Drops Charges in Parents' Slaying  U.S. News & World Report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Madison Holton wants people to know he's neither angry nor bitter.

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.

Wetumpka teen charged with rape | News  Wetumpka Herald

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

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 ...

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..

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Operation Combat Bikesaver expands to the Elmore County area  Tallassee Tribune

By Amy Passaretti. Rob Dinsmore retired in December from 30 years with the Air Force and has been trying to find purpose and motivation again. After watching ...

Local nonprofits receive grants for Elmore County projects  Wetumpka Herald

Several nonprofit organizations were recently awarded grants by the Central Alabama Community Foundation for housing and social *service* projects benefiting ...

Wetumpka, Elmore County eligible for SBA loans | News  Wetumpka Herald

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama businesses and residents affected by severe weather and a tornado on Jan. 19 can apply this week in Wetumpka ...

County honors former EMA director | News  Wetumpka Herald

Emotions were high as the Elmore County Commission recognized outgoing Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Jones for his *service* to the public ...

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.

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 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.

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.

Two charged with attempted murder after local pursuit  Wetumpka Herald

A man and a juvenile, both of Eclectic, were taken into custody on Sept. 2 after a manhunt through various parts of Elmore County.

Jordan Cantrell settles in with ECHS family | Elmore County High School  Wetumpka Herald

If you had asked Jordan Cantrell to predict where he was going to be in a year, his response wouldn't be close to his new reality.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Top sports stories of 2018 | Edgewood Academy  Wetumpka Herald

1. Rawls shines as Indians QB after Martin injury. It comes as no surprise this year's top sports story revolved around the Wetumpka football team.

Elmore County among lowest unemployment rates in the state  Tallassee Tribune

Staff reports. Alabama reached a record low unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in February, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

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 ...

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 ...

Eclectic man charged with incest | News  Wetumpka Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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.

Deatsville couple donates plane to CTEC | News  Wetumpka Herald

A local couple donated a valuable piece of equipment to students of the Elmore County Technical Center's newly established aviation program Sept 28.

Barnett announced as new EMA director | News  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County Chief Engineer and Operations Officer Richie Beyer announced the appointment of the county's new Emergency Management Agency director ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local baseball teams prep for postseason | Holtville  Wetumpka Herald

The area championships have been decided and the brackets are set as the first round of the state baseball playoffs are ready to get underway this weekend.

Healey is Elmore County's Distinguished Young Woman | News  Wetumpka Herald

Mary Fran Healey, a rising senior at Wetumpka High School, was named Elmore County's Distinguished Young Woman Saturday night in the competition at the ...

All-State Author: Ladorian Leonard uses poetry as escape from football  Wetumpka Herald

Ladorian Leonard walked off the football field for the final time as a Mustang after Stanhope Elmore fell to Saraland in the first round of the playoffs in November.

'SAVOR THE MOMENT': WHS Class of 2018 basks in accomplishment on Honors Day  Wetumpka Herald

The Wetumpka Class of 2018 will not be soon forgotten.

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.

County changes procedure for delinquent property tax collection  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County Commission discussed and unanimously voted to adopt an alternative method of collecting delinquent property taxes during a regularly ...

Wetumpka City Council approves study to unclog traffic  Wetumpka Herald

The Wetumpka City Council voted 4-1 Monday to spend $9350 on a study to improve the traffic flow downtown, especially on each end of the Bibb Graves ...

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.

WPD: Wetumpka teen stabbed victim multiple times | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Wetumpka teenager was booked into the Elmore County Jail after police say he severely injured another teenager with a knife on Dec. 8.

Tallassee High School's Matt Coker named Principal of the Year  Tallassee Tribune

By Carmen Rodgers. Tallassee High School alumnus and principal Matt Coker has been named District 4 High School Principal of the Year by the Alabama ...

Elmore County boys' soccer posts solid area start  Wetumpka Herald

Right now, the Elmore County boys' soccer team is fairly pleased with where they stand in the Class 4A Area 5 standings.

Woman arrested on numerous drug charges | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Wetumpka woman was taken into custody on Nov. 13 on multiple drug-related charges, including chemical endangerment of a child, according to court ...

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 ...

CADTF: Wetumpka woman exposed child to drugs | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Wetumpka woman was one of three people arrested during a Nov. 20 search after she exposed a child to illegal substances, according to court documents.

Rep. Mike Holmes says gas tax 'rammed through'  Wetumpka Herald

While Rep. Mike Holmes (R-Wetumpka) likes more zealous scrutiny of the Alabama Department of Transportation and busting up what he described as asphalt's ...

Date reset for Holton trial | News  Wetumpka Herald

The trial date of an Elmore County teenager who was indicted for the 2016 slaying of his parents has been rescheduled for the third time.

Montgomery man shot after high-speed chase | News  Wetumpka Herald

A Montgomery man was fatally shot by a police officer Thursday after authorities said he led them on a high-speed chase through Millbrook.Jae Wesley Hardy ...

PrimeTime Athletics expands to third location in Jackson's Gap  Tallassee Tribune

By Carmen Rodgers. Just about everyone in Tallassee is familiar with PrimeTime Athletics, a cheerleading and gymnastics facility located on Hwy 49 at the ...

Holtville baseball makes season debut in ASWA rankings  Wetumpka Herald

After last week's series win over No. 8 Elmore County, the Holtville baseball team pushed into the Alabama Sports Writers Association's top 10 in Class 4A this ...

Elmore County Commission awarded $153583 to arrest and prosecute sexual assault and domestic violence offenders  Tallassee Tribune

Staff report. Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $333,000 to assist victims of domestic violence while ensuring that those committing the crimes are held ...

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