Tallapoosa County, AL

Lake Martin business receives tourism award

Lake Martin Tourism Association awarded two Tallapoosa County residents Wednesday for their service to the county’s tourism industry. Linda and Stanley Ingram of The Stables at Russell Crossroads have been named the organization's latest winners of the Lake Martin Tourism Superstar Award. The award recognizes individuals who are making a difference and going above and beyond for county visitors.
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Superintendent discusses state of schools at annual luncheon

Business and community leaders converged recently for the Lake Martin Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. During the meeting, the Chamber discussed the organization’s accomplishments over the past several months. The theme of the gathering focused on the benefit of community partnerships, and as such the Chamber invited Tallapoosa County Schools Superintendent Ray Porter.
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Tallapoosa County Schools adopts new dress code

Tallapoosa County Schools adopted a new dress code for the district’s schools, with the updated dress requirements particularly tailored toward elementary students. The board of education approved the proposed policy change during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 9. Superintendent Ray Porter noted that he feels the enforcement of certain rules is beginning to interfere with schools’ academic performance.
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COVID tests recalled for false positives and false negatives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of 34,240 COVID-19 rapid test kits across Alabama and Georgia after the test kit company failed to provide the FDA with proper validation data. The tests produced by Woodside Acquisitions have provided false positive and false negative test results,...

Tag Clerk, Probate Office

Tallapoosa County Commission is accepting applications for: Tag Clerk Probate Office Deadline is: May 24th, 2022 Please apply at: Tallapoosa County Commission Office Courthouse 125 N Broadnax St., Room 131 Dadeville, AL 36853 EOE.

Sean of the South

At a weathered lakeside picnic table opposite Sean Dietrich at Lake Martin, I wondered what I could possibly learn about him that he hasn’t already told you. His Sean of the South blog is followed daily by many thousands of online readers, and he is published in newspapers across the Southeast. On any given week, he crisscrosses the country, weaving Southern Rockwellian stories of a modern day Mark Twain childhood gone terribly awry, and his books belie a wisdom far beyond the years of those who read him.