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Rogers believes involvement key to success - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Editor's Note: This is the sixth in a series profiling school principals in the Elmore County School System. Reaching out to and building up each of his students, ...



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

All 17-year-old Phillip Nix wanted to do was enroll in his rural Alabama school when he moved back from Colorado. Not so fast, school officials said. "I was told ...



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



Two Elmore County schools named Bicentennial Schools - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Two local schools were recently selected as official Alabama Bicentennial School by Gov. Kay Ivey, according to an Aug. 3 announcement. The Alabama ...



Millbrook schools placed under lockdown - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Two Millbrook schools went into lockdown on Thursday. According to Superintendent Richard Dennis, Stanhope Elmore High School and Millbrook Middle ...



Tragic deaths a blot on Eclectic's 2018 - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Elmore County school board explores superintendent raise - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Longtime fan recalls naming Elmore County mascot - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Black History Month program scheduled for Feb. 17 - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



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

The former Edgewood pitcher decided to transfer back to Elmore County High School to finish his baseball career a little closer to family and friends. “I'm excited ...



Elmore County alumni set scholarship fundraiser ball Friday in Eclectic - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County High School Alumni Association is initiating a new scholarship program for graduating seniors of Elmore County High School with plans to ...



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.



'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 ...



Herald editor dies at 58 - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Central man killed in incident with task force agents - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Members sworn in to BOE - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Two new members were sworn into the Elmore County Board of Education during a Nov. 28 meeting. The meeting was the first for recently elected members ...



Saxon voted onto Board of Education via write-in vote - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A new member of the Elmore County Board of Education was elected through write-in votes during the Nov. 6 general election. Wendell Saxon was elected to ...



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

For the first time ever, Elmore County's baseball team is sending a player to a Division I college. Last Thursday, Panthers pitcher Austin Downey signed his ...



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.



History comes to life at Alabama Frontier Days - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Thousands of people came to Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park throughout the week to get a glimpse of daily life during the century before Alabama became a ...



De'Angelo Jones, PJ Lucas selected to Alabama-Mississippi game - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Wetumpka seniors De'Angelo Jones and P.J. Lucas were selected to the all-star roster for Alabama for the upcoming 32nd annual Alabama-Mississippi Classic ...



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



Elmore County football releases 2018 schedule - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Elmore County names Jordan Cantrell head football coach - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



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



Night of Bands attracts standing room only crowd - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Marching bands from Elmore County and Tallassee City Schools were featured in the annual Elmore County Night of Bands, held at Holtville High School's ...



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

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series profiling principals in the Elmore County School System. The ultimate goal of every high school is to have its students ...



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



Local nonprofits receive grants for Elmore County projects - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Elmore County watching for flooding potential - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Elmore County preps for cross country season with new coach - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County cross country team is looking to build its program under first-year coach Joseph Snelick. The team has struggled in recent years to find ...



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



Elmore man dead after Sept. 2 stabbing - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

An Elmore man died as the result of the injuries he suffered when he was stabbed numerous times on Sept. 2. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said Davon ...



Snow, murder, Kegley search among top 2018 stories - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



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 ...



Two charged with attempted murder after local pursuit - The Wetumpka Herald  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. Ronald Jason Mann, 32, who ...



ECHS excited about results at Capital of Dreams tourney - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Elmore County Tournament: Day 1 Recap - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

BOYS: Tallassee 68, Stanhope Elmore 55: Tigers extend winning streak to 11 games. Stanhope Elmore had revenge on its mind since losing 62-57 at Tallassee ...



EDGE program starts with Elmore County schools - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Murder suspect requests mental exam - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Psychological exam ordered for murder suspect - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Eclectic holding 26th Alabama Cotton Festival - The Wetumpka Herald  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.



Elmore County wrestling looks to senior leadership to begin season - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Three Elmore County wrestlers qualified for the state tournament last season and all three return for their senior seasons. “I'm expecting big things from them,” ...



High school soccer players get help from the best - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



County honors former EMA director - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Alabama's Little Bit of Texas coming to Wetumpka - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Alabama's Little Bit of Texas has plans to move from Eclectic to a 15,000-square foot building in Wetumpka, according to an announcement by owner Freddy ...



Panthers outlast Tigers for homecoming win - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



DCI returns to River Region Friday - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

If you're ready for music and pageantry, then Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook is the place to be Friday, July 13, beginning at 7 p.m. Drums Across The ...



Local teams find positives at Capital of Dreams tourney - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The Capital City Streaks hosted its annual high school classic last weekend at the Emory Folmar Soccer Complex at AUM. The event hosted 24 varsity teams, ...



Barnett announced as new EMA director - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Eclectic man charged with incest - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A 41-year-old Eclectic man was charged recently with felony incest after a lengthy investigation. Ricky Winston Smith Jr., who lists an address on Lindsey Road, ...



Millbrook murder suspect claims self-defense - The Wetumpka Herald  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.



Local officals update on EF2 tornado in Wetumpka - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Wetumpka mayor Jerry Willis held a press conference with local officials on Sunday morning at Wetumpka City Hall. They gave updates on the damage around ...



Shoe Station holding tornado relief fundraiser Saturday - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

To support those affected by the Jan. 19 tornado in Wetumpka, Shoe Station is hosting a fundraiser for The Central Alabama Community Foundation's ...



Wetumpka man charged with casino stabbing - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Police arrested a Wetumpka man after he allegedly stabbed a man at a Montgomery casino. According to his arrest warrant, Rance Daniel Freeman Gordon, 33, ...



Deatsville man charged with dealing cocaine - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A Deatsville man was recently jailed after police say he sold $300 worth of cocaine in Millbrook. David DeJuan Wise, 45, who lists an address on Deatsville ...



Mary Beth Moore crowned Miss Tri County - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Tallassee's Mt. Vernon Theater was bustling with excitement Friday evening as people from around the area attended the Miss Tri County pageant. There were ...



Eclectic native reflects on experience as Harvard intern - The Wetumpka Herald  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 hosts Dadeville for homecoming - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

After last week's overtime thriller against Holtville, Elmore County's football team will need to quickly refocus. However, with the school's homecoming happening ...



Teens build basketball court at municipal park - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Boy Scout Troop 50 member and Elmore County High School junior Jay Kujala has spent the past three weeks building an ...



Deatsville couple donates plane to CTEC - The Wetumpka Herald  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.



CAEC launches phase one of broadband project - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Cowlicks Salon sees successful first month - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The town of Eclectic recently welcomed a new business into its downtown area. Cowlicks Salon, located at 80 Main St., has been open for almost a month, ...



Millbrook officer accused of relationship with SEHS student - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A Millbrook police officer recently resigned after allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship between him and an 18-year-old Stanhope Elmore ...



Market, butcher shop coming to Wetumpka - The Wetumpka Herald  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.



Taste of Eclectic reaches 20th year - The Wetumpka Herald  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.



Class action lawsuit filed against ABC Board - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

An Eclectic resident recently filed a class action lawsuit against the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board with the Montgomery County Circuit Court.



Healey is Elmore County's Distinguished Young Woman - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Legends of Local Towns - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Alabama has an abundance of uniquely named small towns, communities and local landmarks, such as Needmore, Cuba and Nanafalia – to name a few.



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



Montgomery man shot after high-speed chase - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



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

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series profiling principals in the Elmore County School System. For elementary-aged school children living in Wetumpka, the ...



West Limestone's Cantrell takes job at Elmore County  News Courier

Jordan Cantrell was happy at West Limestone High School. But when the opportunity came for him to move to a new job, he felt led to take it.



Batons tie Wetumpka to national championship - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

When Alabama and Clemson met on Jan. 7 for the national championship, the college football world held its breath. However, for one Wetumpka resident, the ...



Inmate fatally stabbed at Elmore prison - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

An inmate at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore is dead after he was stabbed during an incident on Jan. 7. John David Teague, 48, of Morgan County was ...



Talisi Cove plat approved by county - The Wetumpka Herald  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 ...



Commission approves Talisi Cove plat - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The Elmore County Commission voted to approve the plat located northeast of Eclectic of the Talisi Cove subdivision during a regularly scheduled work session ...



MIDSEASON SUPERLATIVES: DJ Patrick, Tyquan Rawls lead the way after the first half of the season - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Six weeks have passed in the high school football regular season and as the postseason closes in, we take a look at some of the best performances of the first ...



'Life goes on' Local seeking to return photo lost in 2011 tornado - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

An Eclectic woman is currently working to connect members of the community with photographs that were lost during a tragedy in 2011. Sheila Eller, who lost an ...



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 ...



Traylor chosen for North-South girls basketball all-star game - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Elmore County High School Lady Panthers junior guard Madison Traylor is among the 30 high school girls chosen to participate in the North-South Girls All-Star ...



Lock 31 added to state historic registry - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A Coosa River landmark was recently added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Main Street Wetumpka Executive Director Jenny Stubbs, who ...



Norman Dean resigns as Elmore County football coach - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

By SCOTT NICKERSON Sports Writer. Longtime coach Norman Dean has resigned from his position at Elmore County as head football coach. The resignation ...



Reader: WHS needs better athletic facilities - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

There are people who care about our school and seem helpless because our kids do so much with so little. Our elected officials are not trying to (do) anything ...



Stanhope sprinter Xavier Rogers signs with South Alabama - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

“My freshman year when I first started, I didn't know anything about the sport,” Rogers said. “I thought I'd have a shot to compete at the next level if I keep pushing ...



CAEC opens online broadband survey - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The Central Alabama Electric Cooperative recently opened an online survey in an effort to determine if there is a need or an interest in broadband from Elmore ...



2018 All-County Baseball Team - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Austin Downey. Elmore County utility. A multi-tool Panther who paced both offensive and defensive stats, Downey proved to be a team leader during a trying ...



Law firm relocates to Wetumpka - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

The office of attorney Jim DeBardelaben recently relocated from Montgomery to Wetumpka and opened its doors in Oct. 1. In the few days it has been open, ...



WPD: Wetumpka teen stabbed victim multiple times - The Wetumpka Herald  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. Satchel Ruskin ...



Murder suspect in Holtville homicide denied bond request - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

By AMALIA KORTRIGHT. Staff Writer. An Elmore man charged in connection with a Holtville homicide will remain in jail after a judge denied his motion to modify ...



Law Day teaches local students about justice system - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Second graders from Elmore County Public Schools got a glimpse of the justice system during the second annual Law Day, held at the Elmore County Judicial ...



Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce paranormal investigations resume - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

After a months-long hiatus, the monthly paranormal investigations held at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce building on East Commerce Street will ...



Ride Against Domestic Violence set for Oct. 13 - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Three local motorcycle groups are working to raise funds for the surviving children of the July 7 murder-suicide that claimed the lives of Redland Elementary ...



Class of 2018 leaves indelible mark on WHS - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

An amazing class of almost 300 students – 297 to be exact – walked across the stage at the Alabama State University Acadome last Tuesday night and into the ...



Blooms & Bait - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

Located just over the hill on Red Hill Road sits Lake Martin Blooms and Bait shop along Highway 63. The family owned and operated store is as eclectic as the ...



Woman charged with reckless murder set for trial - The Wetumpka Herald  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 - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Photos of local fallen Vietnam soldiers sought - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

A woman is seeking the community's help in finding the photographs of five Elmore County men who where were killed in action while serving in the Vietnam, ...



Slapout church added to state historic register - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

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



Thundercats bring national trophy to Elmore County - The Wetumpka Herald  Wetumpka Herald

In late July, the River Region Thundercats arrived at the Orange Beach Softball Complex at 7 a.m. for their first game of the day. After 16 hours, five games and ...



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