Alexander City

New Graphite Processing Processing Plant Hiring Over 100 Workers, Paying Average of $21.15/Hour

Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Westwater Resources Inc. plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products and equipment. Westwater said its Alabama Graphite Products LLC subsidiary plans to make an initial…

Alabama Veterans Homes Establishes COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The Alabama State Veterans Homes has established a new COVID-19 vaccination program. The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs said the new program is in line with the CDC and will allow the four long-term facilities in the state to receive, store, and administer vaccinations directly to residents and staff members. A resident at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home receives the…

Russell Medical Plans Major Expansion Thanks to $25 Million Donation

Russell Medical in Alexander City is planning a major expansion.  The hospital’s President and CEO Jim Peace says the expansion project was made possible by a $25 million donation by Ben and Luanne Russell. The hospital says the gift is the largest in the history of Russell Medical. It will fund improvements in geriatric medicine and enhanced opportunities for senior…

Alexander City Schools to Switch to Remote Learning on January 19

Alexander City Schools Supt. Dr. Keith Lankford has announced that the school system will switch to remote learning effective Tuesday, January 19. Students are scheduled to be able to return to in-person classes on Monday, February 1. Lankford says the reason for the decision was an increase in COVID-19 cases within the school system. He says cases have risen in…

Woman Dies in Alexander City House Fire

A woman has died in a house fire in Alexander City. Alexander City Fire Chief Reese McAlister confirms to Alabama News Network that the woman died in the fire, which happened at a home in the 2000 block of North Central Avenue on Wednesday A man was taken to UAB for treatment. His condition is unknown, according to McAlister. It…

$2,000 Reward Offered for Suspect in Alexander City Double Murder Investigation

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say they’re searching for a suspect after two people were slain in Alexander City.  It’s been reported that the killings happened late Monday night. Law officers say they discovered two people killed by gunshots inside a home. They were identified as 40-year-old Stephanie Nicole Motes; and her 18-year-old son, Cody Lane Motes. Authorities say…

Baird Wins in Alexander City Mayoral Election

Alexander City: Curtis “Woody” Baird won in Tuesday, Oct. 6th’s mayoral election after a very close race coming down to the absentee votes. Baird won over incumbent Mayor Thomas Spraggins in Tuesday night’s election. Baird says he plans to focus on Alex City’s infrastructure first, he also says “We want to sit down with people from all aspects of the…