Alexander City

Woman Dies in Alexander City House Fire Day Before 80th Birthday

According to Alexander City Fire Chief Reese McAlister, a 79-year-old woman died in a house fire, Sunday, April 19. The fire occurred in the 1300 block of K Street. The woman’s grandson lives with her and was not at home at the time of the fire. He says when he came back around 10 pm, the house was on fire….

List of Storm Shelters in the Event of Severe Weather Sunday

In the event of severe weather Sunday, counties in the area have designated storm shelters for residents. The following is a list of counties that have released where their storm shelters are going to be. Keep checking with Alabama News Network for an updated version of this list. Montgomery County: These locations are open as shelters once a Tornado Watch…

Alabama National Guard Conducts First COVID-19 Mission at State Veterans Home

1/4Alabama National Guard Soldier with his PPE Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Members of Task Force Receive Briefing Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Residents rooms, hallways, common areas, and adminstrative offices were disinfected during the operation. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Bill Nichols State Veterans Home Show Caption Hide Caption The Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA)  announced that early Saturday, April 18,  The…

Job Interviews to Go Ahead at Store Chain That’s Rebranding in Alexander City

A store chain that is rebranding its stores in Alabama says it will go ahead with job interviews on Wednesday as the state responds to coronavirus. Stage Stores, Inc. is in the process of converting its existing Goody’s store chain to the Gordmans brand. Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the company will perform job interviews at its Alexander…

Alexander City Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

ALEXANDER CITY – An Alexander City woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. ALEA says 47-year-old Charlotte Smith Tuggle was driving on Coosa County 63 near Coosa County 26 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Authorities say Tuggle was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on the scene. The cause of…

Your Town Friday: State Parks Celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial

Alabama News Network is on the road with “Your Town Friday”. This week, we’re at Wind Creek State Park at Lake Martin. All Alabama state parks are celebrating the state’s bicentennial today, the 200th day of the year. The celebration includes free admission and discounts on overnight stays. At Wind Creek, we saw workers serving cake and ice cream to…

List of 4th of July Celebrations Across Alabama

Alabama News Network wants to help you celebrate America’s Independence.  Whether you’ll be staying in our local area or traveling somewhere else in Alabama, here is a list of July 4th events courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department:  Alexander City –  4th of July Boat Parade Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all…

On CBS Sunday Morning: A Non-Fiction Harper Lee/Alexander City/Murder Mystery.

The late Tom Radney, an Alexander City lawyer who figures in the CBS story about a preacher charged with several murder who is himself murdered. Radney represented both the preacher and then the man charged with killing him. From CBS: “After more than four decades, the mysteries remain, shrouded in the fog that rolls in over Lake Martin, and the…

Solar Research Project Opens in Alexander City

Alexander City officials and Alabama Municipal Electric Authority are doing their part to go green. A new solar power research facility was commissioned in the city today. The project has 160 solar panels. Electricity is collected from the panels and integrated into the Alexander City power grid. The panels make enough electricity to power 5 homes or 30 apartments. Customers…

Alexander City Outlook Editor Dies of Wreck Injuries

Photo from The Alexander City Outlook Alexander City Outlook newspaper editor Mitch Sneed has died following a car crash. Sneed was injured in a two-car wreck Saturday morning and died at a hospital in Birmingham on Sunday night. He was 57. The wreck happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Cherokee Road, according to the newspaper. Sneed had worked…