Alexander City

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…

8 Alabama Cities on list of Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Selma and Alexander City make the list.

The home security company Safewise says they’ve crunched the most recent FBI crime numbers and come up with the 50 Most Dangerous Cities in America. It lists Anniston Alabama as the most dangerous city in America. Close to Montgomery: Alexander City and Selma are on the list too. #1 Anniston #5 Bessemer #15 Alexander City #22 Selma #30 Prichard #38…

Alexander City Settles Suit Alleging Debtor’s Prison

A public interest law firm says it has settled a federal lawsuit over allegations that a central Alabama city operated what amounted to a debtor’s prison. The Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with the town of Alexander City. Attorneys sued the city claiming it was jailing people for being too poor to pay…

Police, Fire Chiefs Voted out in Alexander City

Two longtime city leaders in Alexander City are now out of a job.  The city council voted Monday night to not reappoint the city’s fire and police chiefs.  The two have over 60 years in combined service to the city. Kem Jones, the city’s first female fire chief, worked at the fire department for over 25 years, and Willie Robinson,…