Tallassee Quarterly Fall 2017

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Tallassee Quarterly Tallassee, Alabama

Southgate to Lake Martin The Treasure on the Tallapoosa

P h o t o b y C a n d a c e S c ro g g i n s

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New Government

Tallassee City Council Meetings:

Regular City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month beginning at 6 p.m. at City Hall and are open to the public. Tallassee City Hall, 3 Freeman Avenue Tallassee, Alabama, 36078 334-283-6571

John Hammock, Mayor Front L-R Commission Bill Godwin District 6, Mayor Johnny Hammock, Barbara Garnett City Clerk.

Back L-R- Commissioners Sarah Hill-District 2, David Stough-District 7, Darrell Wilson-District 4, Terrell Brown-District 5, Jeremy Taunton-District 1, Damian Carr-District 3

Become involved and watch Tallassee Grow!


Board of Education meets the third Tuesday at 6:00 pm. at Technology Center . Tallassee Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Industrial Development meets the first Tuesday at 6:30 at the IDV office.

Tallassee Redevelopment Authority meets the fourth Tuesday at 6:00 pm at City Hall.

Tallassee Planning Commission Board of Directors

Mayor Johnny Hammock Andy Coker, Bldg. Inspector Councilman Jeremy Taunton Pres. Ron McDaniel Herbert Mason Beth Turner Willie Smith Joey Scarborough Joyce Villa

Tallassee Library Board meets the 2nd Monday at the Library Tallassee Recreation Board meets as needed.

Tallassee Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors

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Mayor Johnny Hammond Hank Golden Marilyn Durham Steve Burak David Lawrence Holcombe Kerns Jim Davis Deborah Pruitt

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Police Chief Matthew Higgins

For All Emergencies Call: 911 334-283-6586 214 Barnett Blvd., Tallassee, Alabama 36078

1 Twin Creek Drive, Tallassee, Alabama, 36078

(334) 283-3113

The mission of the Tallassee Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Tallassee by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the laws, preserve the peace and provide a safe environment. Seated left to right; Suzanne McElroy, Executive Assistant; Richard Dorley, Chairman; Ann Christian, Secretary; Standing left to right; Ronald Cullars; Steve Beasley, Treasurer; Darryl Pendergrass; Tim Timmerman; Don Heacock, Vice Chairman

Tallassee’s 1st Annual Policeman’s Blue Jean Ball A Hugh Success RAISING $40,000 for the Tallassee Police Department. A crowd of 500 guests enjoyed the food & music.

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Check for $40,000 presented to new Police Chief Matt Higgins & Jason Benton.

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The Community Development Corporation is a 501-3C organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Tallassee and the surrounding areas. We are working to promote, integrate, and enhance all aspects of our greater community: retail, industrial, civic, educational, recreational, religious, governmental... whatever it takes to make Tallassee an even better place in which to live and work!

Tallassee Community Development “Tailgating Events� had over $100,000 in sales in the last 12 months in support of Community Projects!

2017 Tailgating Schedule


New Location

Tailgate Partner

August 18 -19.

Tallassee Boy Scouts

September 15-16

Reeltown HS Band

September 1-2 October 6-7

November 3-4.

Wall Street Community Improvement Assn. Sons of Confederate Veterans

Community Development Corp.

Boston Butts Ribs ~~~~~ Briskets Best BBQ in the South!

The Greatest CAMPSTEW Around!

Pick up is now at 520 Main Street across from Senior Center.

ate Come Tailg! with us The best BBQ ibnama! a Central Al

Take Exit 26 (Tallassee Exit) off I-85 North. Only 15 min. from Montgomery. Hwy 14 W, over bridge, 3 miles.

Front Row: Ann Stuedeman, Alan Taunton, Judge Dale Segrest, Kat Raiford, Laurie Rigiel, Back Row: Laura Leigh Peters, Tripp Storm, Wade Shipman. Brad Davis, Don Bryant, Wilbur Terrell, Joyce Vella. Other board members attended but not pictured.

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Come Visit Historic Downtown Tallassee Helping Children Learn and Grow

101 S. Dubois St., Tallassee, AL (334) 252-0025 www.learning-tree.org


Surety Programs

Business Coverages


Home & Auto

Life Products



Dolan A. Fannin Jr., LUTCF

319 Barnett Blvd. Tallassee, AL 36078

334-991-4688 Office

334-991-4683 Fax

dolan@truittinsurance.com www.truittinsurance.com

The Historic Ray Carr House 334-252-0036

Home of the officers in charge of the Tallassee Armory and General Birkett Fry.

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12 South Ann Avenue Tallassee, Alabama 36078

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Segrest Law Firm is proud to support the many activities in Tallassee. Check our CDC Tailgating Schedule for the remainder of the year.

Janice Dillard ~ 334-850-5510

Visit the Tallassee Veterans Memorial in honor of our Local Heros.


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Our caring and competent team provides personalized treatment tailored to each patient’s needs.

805 Friendship Road, Tallassee, AL 36078 334-283-6541. www.chal.org

2639 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, AL 36078 Phone: (334) 283-3975 Fax: (334) 283-3976

Sunny McDaniel

Marketing / Admissions Coordinator


1405 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, AL Dr. Amanda Orr (334) 283-3120 Dr. Cecila Smith Come by and see our gift selections.


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1000 Friendship Road Tallassee, AL 36078


301 Wright Street Tuskegee, AL 36083


~ Accepting Most Insurances ~ ~ Call for your assessment ~


4366 Notasulga Rd. Tallassee, AL 36078 Delivery Service Now Available. Call for details.

Pharmacy 334-252-1688 Fax 334-252-1690

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“Where convenience and old-fashioned service meet!”


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(334) 283-5660


Little Free Library


As a team, the primary goal of Tallassee Fire Department is to prevent fires and protect lives and property. This is done through continuous training by the highly motivated firefighters that work together in order to bring a situation full of chaos back to order.

Tallassee Alabama Power Company Service Organization (APSO) installed little free libraries in the dog park down town and at the little league ball field at the concession stand pavilion. We stocked both with books and will be responsible for the maintenance of the libraries. The idea of little free libraries is to provide appropriate reading material for all ages to promote reading and family time. People are welcome to take books, read, and return them and they can also donate bools to the libraries for others to use and enjoy.

Tallassee Community Library 99 Freeman Avenue. - (334) 283-2732 checkitout.tclibrary@gmail.com www.facebook.com/tallasseecitylibrary

Mon. & Fri. - 9am-5pm ~ Tues., Wed., Thurs. - 9am-6pm Sat. - 9am-1pm • Sunday - Closed

The Tallassee Community Library has eleven (11) public computers available to our community. The computers are up and running each morning at 9:00 am and are used on a first come, first served basis until one hour before the library closes. The policies for our public computers are given to new patrons but copies are available at any time during office hours and on our website. Library Webpage; www.tallasseecitylibrary.com – you can now access our catalog from our webpage! Just click on the catalog link and enter either the title or author you are looking for. You WILL need your library card number and your password assigned to you by our new circulation system. If you need help the first time just call us at 334-283-2732.

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403 James Street, Tallassee, Al 36068


Open: Monday & Tuesday 9-12 and 1-5

Come to LifeChoice for your FREE pregnancy test and FREE counseling.

Accepting applications NOW!

308 Main St. • Tallassee, AL

Phone (334) 283-6750

For more information feel free to contact:

Carl Stewart(334-283-2868

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Wade Shipman Superintendent of Education

Career Center Opens

A new school year is upon us and we’re excited about the recent renovations to the Tallassee Career Center. Last year. nearly one hundred students from Tallassee High School earned college credit through taking dual enrollment classes primarily through an arrangement with Trenholm State Community College. These classes included English, Computer Applications, and Industrial Maintenance. Last year, these classes were taught at Tallassee High School until renovations were complete. This year these classes will be offered at our Career Center. Our hope is that we will be adding to the programs being offered to include classes that will prepare our students to be employed by some of our local industries. We have also begun using this facility to host Tallassee’s Board of Education meetings.

A lot of credit behind our dual enrollment expansion is due to the work of Tallassee Career Tech Director Keith McNaughton and Tallassee High School Principal Matt Coker. Long time Trenholm employee and Tallassee resident, Wilford Holt helped us connect with Trenholm and establish the relationship that now exists. Each year, numerous students are able to qualify for tuition scholarships for dual enrollment. We would like to see the number of scholarships expanded to where more of our students can take advantage of these dual enrollment opportunities. Mr. Holt has also been instrumental in helping us acquire equipment for our students to use for training. Our facility is furnished with equipment and we are looking forward to the new school year and are excited about the new opportunities for our children.

Tallassee City Schools - Board of Education

Ruthanne McCaig

Don Bryant


Lacey Brewer Board Member

Vice President

Kami Scarborough Board Member

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Rex Ledbetter Board Member

Jennifer Jelks Board Member

Sandra Patterson Board Member

Marilyn Speake

Administration Asst.


The mission of the Tallassee City School District is to provide a quality education, providing the basis for students to become lifelong learners as well as moral, ethical and compassionate people. A partnership of staff, students, parents and the community will prepare students to become responsible citizens and productive members of the communities in which they live.

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Matt Coker High School Principal

Tallassee High School 502 Barnett Boulevard Tallassee Alabama 36078 334-283-2187. Fax. 334-283-6210

Welcome to the Home of the Pride of Tallassee Marching Band

The Tallassee High School band program began in 1938, when a Troy State Teachers College (now Troy University) graduate, William Armagast, came to Tallassee to teach Boys' Manual Arts, a course commonly known as "Shop." Enterprising school superintendent, B. B. Nelson, learned that Armagast had been a member of the TSTC band, and immediately enlisted him to form a music group at THS.

Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., purchased most of the musical instruments and by 1939 the first Tallassee High School Band was, as they say, up and running, complete with more than twenty members and an ancillary six-piece dance band.

The next year, whether Armagast left, or the school decided a trained music director was necessary, Arthur A. Mann was hired to direct the THS Band. With Mann also came the band's first uniforms: white pants and shirts (skirts for the girls), black ties, reversible blue and white capes and cadet caps. The majorettes wore white canvas shoes with leggings fashioned of oil-cloth to resemble boots and often made their batons of broom sticks with white-painted tennis balls on the ends. While the band participated in parades and played in the stands for football games, it did not perform half-time shows.

In 1945 Paul Stewart, band director at Auburn High School, was hired at THS and conducted the band until 1950. Under Stewart the band procured new all-purple uniforms and began performing at football half-times. Stewart also conducted the high school glee club for five years.

A new era in bands at THS began when University of Alabama graduate, Edwin R. Watkins, came to THS to take up the music

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programs. His innovations in marching style, half-time shows, concerts, and his ability to instill a sense of pride and dedication into his students brought THS bands to the fore in Alabama for the next 38 years. (Contributed by W. C. Bryant THS Class of 53 and Drum Major for The Long Blue Line for 3 years.)

Since 1987, after the retirement of Edwin R. Watkins, the band has been under the direction of several directors. These include Linwood Erb, Lavone DuBose, Craig Aarhus, Kerry Palmer, Mark Nichols, Jon Bowman, and current director Robert Glasscock.

The THS band made nine appearances at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Band Festival receiving Superior Ratings in 1995, 1999, and Excellent in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 2009. In 2010 the State Bandmasters Association changed the format for State Contest, and the band has received Superior Ratings for its performances in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017, and an Excellent in 2012.

In recent years, the Pride of Tallassee Marching Band has traveled out-of-state to participate in two nationally televised parades. In 2008, the band marched in the IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA, and in 2010 and 2016 the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago, IL The band has also performed at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL (2013) and in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio, TX (2015). In 2011 and 2015, the Pride of Tallassee was honored to represent Elmore County in the Gubernatorial Inauguration Parade for Dr. Robert Bentley in Montgomery, AL.

In December of 2012, the Jazz Band performed for the opening session of the Alabama Association of School Boards Annual Convention in Hoover, AL. In that same month, the Pride of Tallassee was one of two bands featured at the Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Football Classic.

We look forward to seeing you at the Tallassee Tigers Football Games for 2017.


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TSH 2017-201 Varsity Cheerleaders Education

Tallassee Football Schedule

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Russell County

(Seale, AL) Location: Tallassee High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @ W. S. Neal (East Brewton, AL) Location: W.S. Neal High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

@ Handley (Roanoke, AL)* Location: Handley High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(Childersburg, AL)* Location: Tallassee High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


@ Munford (Munford, AL)* Location: Munford High School

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@ T.R. Miller (Brewton, AL) Location: T.R. Miller High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(Dadeville, AL)* Location: Tallassee High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


@ Holtville (Deatsville, AL)* Location: Holtville High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(Leeds, AL)* Location: Tallassee High School ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Elmore County


(Eclectic, AL)* Location: Tallassee High School

Congratulations... Faith Adams, Liberty Bridgeman, Caitlyn Dowdell, Taylor Goodman, AnnaMarie Gregory, Emma Kate Holley, Terisa Holt, Haleigh May, Calen Patterson, Ze'Kiah Skipper, Sarah Smith, Kennedy Taunton, Madeline Taylor, Kennedy Tucker.

Don’t Miss a Single Game! Support our Youth!

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Southside Middle School


Mr. Bruce Dean Principal

Southside Middle School 901 East B Payne Sr Dr. Tallassee, AL 36078 bruce.dean@tcschools.com

THS 2017-2018 Junior Cheerleaders


Southside Middle School Nicole Patterson Anilexa Serritelli Tatum Ingram Alexis Jones Ezi Stevenson Natalie Ellis Laci Hammonds Makinna Lightsey Abby Bridgman Abbie Davis Brooklen Dowell Autumn Varden Bethany Walters Samantha Thompkins Chesney Russell Taylor Holley

G O T i gers !

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Tallassee Elementary School


Jose Reyes, Jr. Principal

850 Friendship Road Tallassee, AL 36078 334-283-5001

Grade Level

Visit us at: tallassee.tce.schoolinsites.com/

Our hope is that you will checkout our website to be user-friendly, and after your visit, you will have a good idea of all we have to offer. Tallassee Elementary School is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful elementary school experience. In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically, service to the community, or athletically, our school excels. Our curriculum, course offerings, and service opportunities provide our students with a wide variety of experiences. We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.

All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our community and our parents. I hope that our website will assist in the endeavor. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tallassee City Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center 2017-2018 School Year Registration

Tallassee City Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center is offering registration for the 2017-2018 school year. The Tallassee Elementary School’s 21st CCLC is open to students in grades 1-6 who attend Tallassee City Schools. Registration was held at Tallassee Elementary School on August 3, 2017 from 10a.m.-5p.m. The following items are needed to complete the registration process: Completed and signed Registration Form; Updated medical information; Emergency contact person(s) other than parents: Non-Refundable registration fee. Due upon registration in the form of cash(exact change preferred), money order or personal check. ($20 for each student, $35 for 2 or more students)

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Shanikka Beacher Assistant Principal

Aldridge, Bell, Gantt, Mann, Noble, Bryant, Hill


Bullard, McMahon, McNaughton, Baker , Milner, Pescia


Coker, Dark, Ingram, Haynes, Graban, Grant Thomas, Veasey, Price, Spencer, Miller, Cunningham, Hoffman



Brantley, Davidson, Yankey, Fields, Nicholson, Sharp,

August 8th - First Day of School

Bus Safety! Watch out for our children!

The Tallassee City School’s 21st CCLC afterschool program is an enrichment program located at Tallassee Elementary School for 1st-6th grade students. The program runs Monday-Friday from 3:15pm-5:15pm. We follow the Tallassee City Schools calendar. The weekly tuition is $25 per student each week. Activities include but not limited to: snack, 30 minutes of homework help, PE, Science lessons, iPad instruction, and crafts. In previous years, we have also had Dance, Ceramics, Tae Kwon Do, and Art provided by local vendors and we hope to continue our partnerships with these vendors. Bus transportation is provided for Southside students to TES daily. Bus Transportation home in the afternoons is also available for students living within a 5 mile radius of TES. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lauren Funderburk at shirleylauren08@gmail.com.

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Tallassee Youth Sports Best in the Tri-County area

Tallassee 6U All Stars

Tallassee 6U All Stars girls are currently undefeated in Dixie Youth All Stars. They competed in the Dixie Youth State tournament is Eufaula, Al in early July and came out on top. The girls are currently travelling to Alexandria, La to represent the State of Alabama in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series. McCall Clayton 11 Carlynn Easterling 1 Maddie Norrell 7 Zadie Leigh Stephens 3 Kylie Taylor 6 Maddie Tennyson 8 Kaysen Tew 2 Carli Vargas 99 Emily Claire Watkins 25 Jazlyn Fitzpatrick 12

The Tallassee 9&10 year old All Stars finished 8th in the State tournament held in Troy, AL on July 13, 2017.

Going into the State tournament as District 5 Champions, Tallassee lost the first game to South Bibb. In game 2 against Jacksonville, Thomas Lemmond and Cash Gough pitched a combined perfect game which attributed to the Tallassee win. Tallassee won game 3 against Auburn Blue with a score of 17-14 in the morning session. In the afternoon session, Tallassee was Front Row: Brodie Ellis, Bry Hathcock, Brody Wisener, Thomas Lemmond, Truex eliminated by Mason, Mason Nelson - Second Row: Bryson Rigsby, Slade Clayton, Cash Gough, Carter Alexandria with a Sayers, Rowen Thornton, Chase Webster- Back Row: Coach Stephen Webster, Coach Adam score of 7-6 in game 4. Clayton, Manager Tommy Wisener.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 Registration at 6:30 am Course Opens at 7:00 am Course Closes at 5:00 pm Registration $35 after August 23. 2017 Registration Location-Tallassee High School 2017 DCR Sponsorship Form 2017 DCR Entry Form or Register Online Dam Century Ride T-Shirt T-Shirts are $20.00 each ( Sizes:- S, M, L, XL, XXL )

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Part of this year’s proceeds go to the Learning Tree. Helping Children Learn and Grow

101 S. Dubois St., Tallassee, AL (334) 252-0025 www.learning-tree.org

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9th Annual Tallassee Now Highlights


Car Show

was inside the Stadium and THS Tech Center.

Always the BEST


ll. a y b d e y o j n E Quilt Show

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in the River Region.

Trophy Room

L-R: Johnny Kirby, Bill McKenzie, Owner, Wiley Troup and Jackie Hammock

Petting Zoo

Children delighted to see and pet the animals.

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Enjoy our Local Tallassee Restaurants Good Food! Good Friends! Good Times!

Established in 2007

6841 Tallapoosa Street, Notasulga, Al 334- 257-1998

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Daily Lunch Buffet Alabama's Best Steak 5 Meats ~ 12 Vegetables 2015 Alabama's Meat & 3 sides, dessert w/drink Best Steak Thursday Night Only ~ $6.99 Buffet contest "Fiery

Open every day except Monday.

ke Karao s. r u h T gs e v e n in

4" finalists!

2867 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, Al 36078

(334) 283-2725

Bus.Hrs. Sun-Wed. 11 am - 9 pm Thurs. - Sat. 11 am - 10 pm

Tallassee is Growing! New businesses are finding their way to this quiet family friendly small town. Tallassee’s schools are some of the best in the state.

Location is just minutes from Lake Martin, Auburn and Montgomery. Sports, dance, gymnastics, and more for it’s youth.

Go by and visit one of these new businesses! ed New Featur ss for B u s in e t! Augus

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Chamber of Commerce


Enjoy your favorite meal at one of our fine restaurants!


1310 Gilmer Avenue, Tallassee, AL

Serving Tallassee for 10 years.

HOURS: Mon. Sat. 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sun. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

New Businesses S. Ann Avenue next to Studio B

E. Roosevelt Street behind Alabama Power



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466 Gilmer Avenue Hampton Place Shopping Center

We welcome your new business to Tallassee!!

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Tallassee’s Brittney Norrell Winner of Dream Wedding at The Columns at Tangarray

L-R: LaToya King and Rita Faulk present Bride Brittany Norrell with her dream wedding package.

Little did Brittney Norrell know that when she dropped into the first Wetumpka Bridal Extravaganza she would win the wedding of her dreams! The Bridal Extravaganza, sponsored by LaToya King of King Bridal and Formal Wear, worked with Rita Faulk, Owner and Event Coordinator of The Columns at Tangarray and Original Grace Events, to provide the perfect venue. Shown above tourning the venue are the bride and groom with their grandmothers. King recruited businesses to provide over $27,000 in wedding services for Bride, Brittney and Groom, Zack Smith. The package includes photography, florals, bridal gown and groom attire, honeymoon and more.

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117 Central Blvd, Tallassee, AL 36078

(334) 283-2160

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Quality Living in Tallassee

Retirees subdivision on beautiful tree covered lots minutes from Lake Martin.


Bill Patterson

Kent, AL - 17.5 Acres

Beautiful lake on property. Call 334-799-7723 Custom Built Retirement Cottages. Call for tours and details.


Developer - 41 Years Experience Tallassee family heritage since 1843!

Custom Built Retirement Cottages. Call for tours and details.


J. Alan Taunton, CPA

200 Executive Park Drive P. O. Box 780248 Tallassee, AL 36067 S

Appraisals • Analysis • Management

Providing Quality Forest Services Since 1949

Tallassee, AL www.sizemore1949.com

Support our troops with your prayers. May God Bless America!

Quality Living in Tallassee

409 Central Boulevard 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, central air/heat. $68,000

403 Herd Street Central air/heat, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. $68,000

405 Herd Street Central air/heat, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. $65,000

334-283-2567 334-283-6900 (F)

J. Alan Taunton & Company,LLC Certified Public Accountants

E-mail: alantaunton@tauntoncpa.com

EXCAVATING CO. LLC 3188 Kent Road Tallassee, AL 36078


Cole Hilyer


Growing a Cit y for Its People!

Commercial Structures

5427 Notasulga Road Tallassee, AL 36078 at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 49


Opelika - 334-737-3221 Prattville - 334-361-4100

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Portable Storage

Garages & Carports


Landscape & Design, LLC

Landscape Design Installation Night Lighting

Irrigation Maintenance Sodding


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1511 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, AL 36078 334-283-3099

Free Estimates • Lifetime Warranty Discounted Deductibles

Body Shop L.L.C.

101-B Caldwell Street • Tallassee, Alabama 36078

Scott Hornsby

334-283-3463 334-283-8024 Fax

Chuck Meadows Owner

email: bhornsbyandson@elmore.rr.com


City Collision

334-391-7345 Fax 334-283-4012 dlh4012@aol.com

Dana Haynes - Owner 89077 Tallassee Hwy. Tallassee, AL 36078

1301 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, Alabama 334-283-5745



511 Jordan Avenue Tallassee, Alabama 334-252-1546


2808 Kent Road


Tallassee, AL


Free Estimates

Termites, Powder Post Beetles, Moisture Barrier, Pest Control

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Brad Parker

May God Bless America! Visit one of these quality businesses that make Tallassee their home and are here to serve YOU!

1508 Gilmer Ave. Tallassee, AL Phone (334)283-4979

ROAD RUNNER FOOD STORE 709 Central Blvd., Tallassee, AL

(334) 283-2468

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450 Gilmer Avenue Tallassee, AL

Rick Golden, Executive Director ~ email:rickgolden@elmore.rr.com Tammy Merrett, Programs Coordinator www.tallasseerecreation.com

334-283-4726 Tallassee Tiger Sharks Swim Team Champions

The Tallassee Tiger Sharks competed at the Alabama Parks and Recreation Association State Swim meet July 28-29. The Tiger Sharks finished 12th out of 30 despite swimming against many larger year round programs. Crockett Moyers won the state title in 6 and under freestyle, countinuing Coach Donna Funderburk’s 10-year streak of state champions. The following swimmers finished in the top eight in their events, receiving either medals or ribbons: Donovan Aldridge: 7th 9-10 Free Relay Eli Carpenter: 3rd 9-10 Medley Relay, 7th 9-10 Free Relay Geoffrey Dark: 8th 11-12 Individual Medley, 6th 11-12 Butterfly Camden Mask: 3rd 9-10 Medley Relay, 2nd 9-10 Breast, 7th 9-10 Free Relay Sawyer Mathis:3rd 9-10 Medley Relay, 6th 9-10 Free, 7th 9-10 Free Relay, 5th 9-10 Back Crockett Moyers: 1st 6&under Free, 3rd 6&under Back Harmony Moyers: 4th 8&under Breast, 7th 8&under Butterfly Macey Stewart: 2nd 9-10 Free, 6th 9-10 Individual Medley, 4th 9-10 Butterfly Chase Webster: 3rd 9-10 Medley Relay, 2nd 9-10 50 Free, 4th Individual Medley

Pictured are individual medalists with Coach Donna Funderburke

Front: Macey Stewart, Sawyer Mathis, Harmony Moyers, Camden Mask Back: State Champion Crockett Moyers, Coach Donna Funderburk Not Pictured: Chase Webster


Senior Center 445 Main Street Tallassee, Alabama 334-283-2766

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday Evening – 3:00 pm 9:00 pm(Cards) Wednesday Evening – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Crafts) Upcoming Events: August Luau September: Speakers from the Tallassee Police Department Identity Thief & other concerns. October - Breast Cancer Awareness

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Bringing the Arts to Tallassee for more than 50 Years

Mission Statement

The McCraney-Cottle Arts Council was established in 1963 to promote and encourage the development and appreciation of the fine and performing arts in and around the community of Tallassee, Alabama, by presenting appearances of visiting artists and by sponsoring local artistic endeavors. It has been a pleasure to serve our community for the past 53 years. The McCraney-Cottle Arts Council is a 501c(3) organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible.

Become a Patron! For Information contact McCraney-Cottle Arts Council at P. O. Box 780551, Tallassee, AL 36078 Please call Mona Mills at (334) 201-4892.

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Tallassee NOW

Art Exhibitions

A Joint Art venture with McCraney Cottle Arts Council, Dixie Art Colony Foundation and the Elmore County Art Guild. Featured below are a few of the many works of art shown at the exhibition.




Tallassee Mount Vernon Theatre Downtown-Barnett Blvd. Tallassee, AL 36078


Help restore this beautiful historical performing art theatre. You can become a part of this restoration by sending donations to: Tallassee Mount Vernon Theatre Inc. P. O. Box 781202 Tallassee, AL 36078

All donations are tax deductible! Construction underway!

Genevieve (Sally) McClure

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Pictured is Robert Blount founder of Bank of Tallassee, now Trustmark and CEO of B&SE Railroad.

Sheets of tin from the original Kelly Fitzgerald Art Colony (Camp Jordan) 1938-1948. New owners took the tin from the ceiling of the barn where approx. 150 artists had painted their renditions of the this period.

These tins were featured in the Alabama Heritage Magazine.

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The 19th Annual “Battles for the Armory” Civil War Reenactment

Reenactment will be held on November 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, 2017 at Gibson’s View Plantation on Rifle Range Road 2-miles south of Tallassee. Thursday, November 9th will be “School Day” as students from public, private and home schools from all over eastcentral Alabama will learn about life in the Confederate Armory and about life in the 1860s. There will various period demonstrators including a Blacksmith, Field Artillery, Soldier Drills, Period Food, Period Dancing, Period Music and many period vendors. Cost is $5 per student.

Friday, November 10th will be Living History Day with soldier’s camps open to the public, as well as, period vendors and some demonstrators and a soldier’s parade. Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th are battle days as the local battles of Chehaw Station and Franklin or re-created on the large Gibson View Battlefield. Battle times are at 2PM each day. These two battles saved the Tallassee Confederate Armory from being destroyed by Union Raiders. Prior to the battles there will be cavalry demonstrations, carriage rides, period vendors (sutlers) period food, a modern food vendor and other modern vendors. Something new this year will be a first-class Arts and Crafts Fair both Saturday and Sunday. There will be artist, craftsmen and craftswomen selling quality made items. These vendors will come from all over the southeast for this first-ever Arts and Crafts Fair in Tallassee, Alabama. A one-day pass for all events is only $5 with school children admitted free of charge. For More information call Randall Hughey at 334-283-6888.

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BAPTIST CHURCHES Bethlehem East 7561 Upper River Road Calvary Baptist Church 293 N Wesson Street Word of Life 501 Sims Avenue Carrville Baptist Church 2436 Notasulga Road

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Flatrock Missionary Baptist Church 1024 Flat Rock Road Friendship 4345 Friendship Road Liberty Baptist Church 574 Liberty Road Mount Zion Baptist Church 64 Log Circle Providence Primitive Baptist Church 4850 Chana Creek Road Refuge Baptist Church 3098 Red Hill Road River Road 239 Lower Tuskegee Road Riverside Heights Hispanic Mission 495 Little Road Rock Springs 375 Rigsby Road Rock Springs Baptist Church 2810 Rock Springs Drive Tallassee First 1279 Friendship Road Talleweka Baptist Church 1419 Gilmer Avenue

Westside Baptist Church 1825 Gilmer Avenue

CATHOLIC CHURCHES St Vincent De Paul Parish 620 Gilmer Avenue

CHRISTIAN-OTHER CHURCHES Apostolic Church Of Jesus Christ 1072 Muskogee Trail East Tallassee Church Of Christ 501 Central Boulevard Light Of Jesus Outreach Ministries 140 Gin Street Macedonia Christian Church 2685 Macedonia Road Mount Olive Congregational Christian Church Naccc 492 Kent Road Oak Heights Church Of Christ 74 Manning Circle Tallassee Church Of Christ 209 Gilmer Avenue

Wind Rain & Fire Ministries International 1201 Gilmer Avenue

EPISCOPAL CHURCHES Episcopal Church Of The Epiphany 2602 Gilmer Avenue

METHODIST CHURCHES East Tallassee United Methodist Church 101 Central Boulevard First United Methodist Church 1 Jordan Avenue New Zion 3523 Ashurst Bar Road St. Paul Tallassee 101 Herren Hill Road Wall Street 71 Zion Street

INDEPENDENT CHURCHES Abundant Life Church 2634 Lower Tuskegee Road Saint Mark All Nations Pentecostal Foundation Church 30 Stewart Street Tallassee Church Of God 134 Adams Street Tallassee Holiness Church 194 Honeysuckle Lane

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