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Father and Son Jump an Elmore County Bridge Trying to Evade Law Enforcement

A father and son in Elmore County are in trouble after authorities said they jumped off of a bridge while running from officers. We’re told it happened early Sunday morning in front of the Russel Plant on Highway 14. Sheriff Bill Franklin said the two men took off following a traffic stop… then jumped off Callow Creek Bridge. The father…

Clanton Man Charged with Murder in Lake Jordan Boating Accident Pleads Guilty

Damion Bruno/Source: Elmore County Jail The Clanton man charged with two counts of murder related to the July 4 fatal boating accident at Lake Jordan has plead guilty. Elmore County Deputy District Attorney C.J. Robinson said Damion Bruno pleaded guilty to two counts in Judge James Goggans’ courtroom Thursday afternoon. Bruno was arrested and charged in the July 4 accident…

AHSAA Central Board Approves 2020-21 & 2021-22 Classification

  MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved Tuesday the classification for member schools for the school years 2020-21 & and 2021-22. The classification will once again classify member schools in seven classes. The action came during the Central Board’s December meeting at the AHSAA Office. Re-classification, conducted every two years, is based…

Elmore County School Board Approves $50 Million Bond

Monday night the  Elmore County School board unanimously approved a $50 million bond for new building projects in the school system over the next several years. The plans include building a new middle school in Redland, expanding the county’s technical school, building a new band room at stanhope elmore, and several other projects. Elmore County Superintendent Richard Dennis says Elmore…

Elmore County Superintendent To Propose Resolution for $50 Million Bond

The Elmore County Board of Education will hold a regular called board meeting on Monday, Dec. 16 where Superintendent Richard Dennis is expected to ask the board to approve a Resolution for a $50 million bond. According to Administrative Assistant Jean Czerpak, the $50 million bond will go toward new construction projects in Elmore County Schools over the next several…

Wetumpka Police Officer Faces Felony Theft Charges for Items Stolen from Station Evidence Room

Former Wetumpka police officer, Sean Blackburn, faces felony charges. Blackburn has been charged with with 2 counts of  second degree theft. Elmore County District Attorney, Randall Houston, couldn’t go into specifics about what was stolen, but it was items from the evidence locker. It will affect some cases, but no major ones. Blackburn was transported to Elmore County Detention Facility…

Funding Approved for New Sheriff’s Building in Elmore County

The Elmore County Commission has unanimously approved a $1.23 million bid for the construction of a new sheriff’s operation building.  “The building that we had that the drug task force was housed in actually sustained total damage. I mean it was wrecked,” said Elmore County Sheriff, Bill Franklin.  The building was located on Jeanette Barrett Industrial Boulevard where several buildings received significant damage. In…

1 Killed, Another sustains Life-Threatening Injuries After Crash in Elmore County

One person is dead after a fatal crash in Elmore County. According to the Eclectic Fire Department, EFD and the Eclectic Police Department responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on Kowaliga Road. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Once on scene, authorities confirmed one fatality. A second patient was transported to Montgomery hospital with life-threatening injuries….

Elmore County Recycling Program Ends This Month

A longstanding recycling program in Elmore County is ending this month. Right now, Elmore County partners with the Alabama Department of Corrections for the recycling program.  The county provides the bins, and ADOC handles the pickup and sorting of recyclables.  With the program ending, the bins will be removed in the next four or five weeks, which some county leaders…