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Tallassee Quarterly Tallassee, Alabama

Southgate to Lake Martin T h e Tre a s u re o n t h e Ta l l a p o o s a

Tallassee Now!

Outdoor Festival for the entire family.

June 9-10th


Summer 2017

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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

Tallassee’s 1st Annual Policeman’s Blue Jean Ball

Thanks to all this year’s SPONSORS who made this event possible.

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Fund raiser to purchase new surveillance system. This new system will help with investigation and discourage crime. Spring 2017

Come Visit Historic Downtown Tallassee TRUITT



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The Historic Ray Carr House 334-252-0036

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

Segrest Law Firm is proud to support the many activities in Tallassee. Make sure you visit us for TALLASSEE NOW on June 9th & 10th, 2017! Look forward to seeing you there!

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

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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!

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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New Location

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

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

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2017 Tailgating Schedule


May 19-20

June 9-10

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June 30-July1 August 18-19 September 1-2

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His Eyes Ministry

1 Twin Creek Drive, Tallassee, Alabama, 36078

(334) 283-3113


Girls Softball Scouts Wall Street Community Improvement Assn. Reeltown HS Band Sons of Confederate Veterans

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

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 Community Library 99 Freeman Avenue. - (334) 283-2732

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

Tallassee Community Library 2017 Reading Program Wednesday’s at the Library! Everyone Welcome. Crafts, Entertainers, Story time, and PRIZES! FREE, FREE, FREE!

Date June 7, 2017 June 14, 2017 June 21, 2017

June 28, 2017 July 5, 2017 July 12, 2017 July 19, 2017 July 26, 2017

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Event Program Kick-off- Welcome Bags Given Recycling - Crafts for Everyone Tommy Johns, Entertainer “I Love to READ” “Build a Better Story”. Save the EARTH! - Crafts for Everyone Save the Oceans! - Crafts for Everyone Bill Packard, Magic - Yarbrough Animals Prizes! Everyone Gets A Prize! Wet/Pizza Party! Everyone! On the Green at City Hall!

Age & Time 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 6-9 - 1:30 PM ~ 10-13 - 3:00 PM 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 6-9 - 1:30 PM ~ 10-13 - 3:00 PM

2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 2-5 - 10:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM

6-13 - 2:00 PM 6-9 - 1:30 PM ~ 10-13 - 3:00 PM 6-9 - 1:30 PM ~ 10-13 - 3:00 PM 6-13 - 2:00 PM 6-9 - 1:30 PM ~ 10-13 3:00 PM

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Community Skilled Care and Rehab At Community Hospital

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Community Skilled Care and Rehab is the newest service at Community Hospital. The program is designed to assist patients when acute care hospitalization is no longer required, but the patient needs further care to reach a level of strength and wellness in order to safely return to their home or residential facility. This program is a practical alternative to a prolonged acute care hospital stay or short term nursing/rehabilitation facility placement. We have partnered with Crain Rehab to offer the finest in inpatient rehabilitative care. Our goal is to help each patient improve their level of functioning and become as independent as possible prior to discharge. For more information, please call Beth Nelson, RN, Swing Bed Coordinator at (334) 283-3848 or e-mail

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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.

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Outpouring of Love from the Tallassee Community for McKenzie Ray and Family

Karyn Hammock, a family friend was searching for ways to help with expenses for McKenzie. She was inspired by “bows” one day while sitting thinking about her, and knew that there were two colors which would spark interest and get people Tommy, Keshia & McKenize asking questions. The yellow represents childhood cancer and the orange is for leukemia. We call them sunshine bows or Kenzie bows. She approached Lamar Godwin at Godwin Flowers and asked him if he would be interested in participating in a campaign to offset expenses for her treatment. They began their campaign on February 28th. Karyn Hammock Because of the overwhelming response from the community, Lamar had with McKenize to hire someone just to keep up with the demand for the Kenzie bows. Lamar donated the bows through his business, Godwin Flowers. Volunteers also helped make this happen. Bows were sold for $10 each. To date, they have sold more than 800 bows along with special donations from as far away as Texas and Tennessee. McKenzie has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia since 2013 having been diagnosed at the age of 10. She had her 5th relapse where it has infiltrated her brain. She received a bone marrow transplant and relapsed after that, and is now in a trial study at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for T-cell therapy. This being her second time receiving this treatment. It has been her goal to increase childhood cancer awareness. Only 4% of government funding goes towards childhood Lamar & Deborah Godwin cancer research, leaving a lot of families with financial hardship.

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Education “Many Hands Make Light Work”

I have grown to appreciate the adage, ‘many hands make light work.’ My fatherin-law used to say this, usually after a big holiday meal and everyone pitched in to help clean up. I think of this also as I think about our schools. We are approaching the end of a successful school year and it Wade Shipman has taken the ‘help’ of many Superintendent people to make it happen. Each school has administraof Education tion, teachers, aides, lunchroom workers, custodians, and many volunteers to ‘help’ our students make each day the best it can be. It takes the ‘help’ of many leaders throughout our system to

make the school year successful. At the Central Office, Mrs. Gena Bridgman has taken over the role of testing coordinator in our system and did an outstanding job of organizing and supervising our testing efforts. Dr. Brock Nolin moved into the Special Education and Federal Programs Supervisory role this year, and has done a very good job ‘running’ these programs. Others in the Central Office that you may know are Mrs. Jennifer Hornsby, our Chief School Financial Officer; Ms. Tessie Williams, Curriculum Coordinator; Mr. Jim Davis, Technology Coordinator; Mrs. Loria Hunter, Child Nutrition Coordinator; and Mrs. Marilyn Speake Administrative Assistant to the Board of Education. When I say ‘many hands make light work,’ these people spread the work load around so that we can accomplish our goals and help improve each of our schools. We owe many people a “thank you” for making our schools special. When you get an opportunity, thank a teacher, a custodian, lunchroom worker, or a Central Office Supervisor for what they do.

Tallassee City Schools - Board of Education

Ruthanne McCaig President

Lacey Brewer Board Member

Rex Ledbetter

Don Bryant

Board Member

Vice President

Kami Scarborough 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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Music a BIG Part of Education in Tallassee 7th Annual Tallassee Jazz Festival was held April 4, 2017

The Jazz Festival featured ten high schools and three colleges! The high schools participating were: BB Comer of Sylacauga, Carroll of Ozark, Pike County, Smiths Station, Alabama Christian, Reeltown, Opelika, Flomaton, Wetumpka, and Tallassee (pictured). College bands were Auburn University, Alabama State University, and Huntingdon College.

** The Director of Bands in Tallassee is Mr. Robby Glasscock. The assistant band director is Mr. Michael Bird. The jazz band director is Mr. Mike Hammonds. ** An "Old Fashioned" Outdoor Band Concert featuring Tallassee’s own Justin Harden was held April 10, 2017.

Justin graduated from THS in 2006 and went on to study music at Troy University. He is now a published composer! His composition, "African Celebration," was performed by the Tallassee High School Band on April 10 and Justin conducted his piece with the band from his Alma Mater. We are proud of our former student who has done so well in the world of music!

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Matt Coker High School Principal

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

Tallassee Pride Graduating Class 2016-2017

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Seniors Tallassee High School 2016-2017

Achord, Camren Max Alexander, Morgan Baley Anecito, Gregory James Ansley, Haley Anna Arant, Miranda Mae Atkins, Brady Cole Baker, Alexandrea Armindie Baker, Jacob Bruce Baker, Mathew David Bender, Nathan Whitfield Bennett, DeMonta Lamane Brantley, Baye Michelle Brantley, Cora Danielle Brooks, Rachel Lee Buice, Sarah Louise Burdette, Halley Alexis Burnham, Emma Caroline Butler, Zachary Scott Byriter, Joseph Andrew Carden, Caitlin Danielle Champion, Cayla Alizabeth Choi, Hyunjin Collier, Courtney Kathleen Collins, Caitlyn Marie Colvin, William Tyler Corbitt, Sherlakessa Camesha Cunningham, Madison Claire Daar, Alexander Kimber


Davidson, Richard Alexander Dean, Jonathan Blake Dean, Margaret Brelaz Deem, Hudson Holt Dickey, Carl Vincent Jr. Dowell, Jeromisya Kierria Dubose, Landon James Dumas, Devyn Keith Dunn, Erin Frances Fecteau, Rikki Nicole Fomby, Lara Katherine Grace Fraley, Sydnee Carmel Freeman, Shontale Nicole Gamble, Alethia Symone Goodman, Logan Dale Greer, Min'Tuez De'Shawn Griffin, Shakila Kiara Griffith, Claire Allison Griggs, Michael Andrew Grover, Christopher Anthony Hammock, Alyssa Dallas Hampton, Kobe ReShauld Hancock, Brady Eligah Harper, Drake Jubei Harper, Jannah Nicole Hathcock, Michael Shane Heard, Arlundo La Drake Hill, Jonson Lair Hoover, Halee Lynnann Hornsby, Andrew Sloan Hornsby, Blakley Leigh Jones, Jacob Morland

Jones, Thomas Austin Jones, Xavier De'Andre Paul Kelley, Bethany Faith King, Jessie Tyler Lackey, Kellie Ann Lasley, Sydney Nicole Laster, Ciarra Alexis Ledbetter, Danyelle Nicole Lee, Dylan Ray Lindsey, Taylor Michelle Linville, Hannah Marie Lynn, James Alex Mann, Ashton Elizabeth Mann, Cole Christian Mayes, Kylie Ceibhionn McClellan, Meredith Claire McKinnon, Zytearia Aloeshia Metz, Noah Alexander Miller, Jamarcus Leneal Miller, Mary Grace Moore, Janashia Nicole Morris, Keno Jovan Mosley, Jarid Matthew Nabors, Troy Joseph O'Koren, Sammy Wayne Oliver, Lincoln Shaw Osborne, Jonathan Wade Parker, LauraAnn Liberty Parker, Nakambrea Jaocean Kwata Peters, William Hunter Price, Jordan Daley Rand, Jessica Robin

Reese, Sydnee Hanna Rich, John Lam Rivers, Jala Latease Robbins, Nathan Greggory Roberts, Jerome Demontae Rowland, Christopher Michael Sharp, Hope Renee Shaw, Charity Anne Simmons, Trinity Wayne Slaughter, Kaitlynn Catherine Smith, Hope Bennett Spencer, Keazanni Jihrae Stanford, Karson Makall Suden, Manvinder S Talley, Nicholas Wayne Tarter-Rife, Dominic Lee Tarver, Cambrea Nicole Thomas, Andrew William Thomas, Ashanti Tequila Thompson, Hannah Nicole Thornton, Courtney Moya Whatley, Macie Summer Whitaker, Bradford Reid Williams, Chavorian Jortez Williams, Dorion Omar Williams, Karlee Michelle Williams, Rodricues Deanta Williams, Xavier Antwuan Worthington, Christopher Wayne Jr.

Total: 121 Males: 60 Females: 61

Congratulations Seniors from the CDC!

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!

Spring 2017

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

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Tallassee Elementary School


Jose Reyes, Jr. Principal

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

As the end of the 2016-17 approaches, Tallassee Elementary School has accomplished much, with a great deal still to come before school lets out on May 25th. Tallassee Elementary School principal, Dr. Jose Reyes, Jr., detailed some of the successful events of the year and those to come over the last few weeks of school.

Shanikka Beacher Assistant Principal

The final few weeks of the 2016-17 school year holds additional opportunities for the students and parents to be involved with their school.

Doughnuts for Dads will be held May 2nd-4th, Kindergarten Graduation on May 10th -16th, THS Senior Walkthrough on May 18th, Awards Day for Grades 1-4 on May “The TES family have witnessed many great things this school 18th – 22nd, Yarborough reptile Show on May 23rd, and year. We have added new lunchroom tables, installed A/C our Pre-K Graduation on May 24th. All of this information units in the gym, and are in the process of completing a new can be found on the Tallassee Elementary School website. roof for the school building and rock climbing wall addition With 2016-17 coming to an end, Dr. Reyes reflected back on to our playground. the school year. “This year has gone by so very fast. It has once again been a pleasure to watch our students grow both academWe have just finished our Art parties for the year and this elecically and socially. Our teachers continue to be the hardest tive continues to be a real blessing for our students. Students workers I know and their efforts are to be appreciated. With the have visited places like the Shakespeare Theater, Camp end of one year comes a look towards the next. We have already ASCA, and the Montgomery Biscuits game during the year. begun to register Kindergarten students for next year and enWe had a great turnout for our Muffins for Moms, Farm courage parents to stop by during the summer as well to get Day, and our students had a blast during our ACT ASPIRE their children enrolled. We are looking forward to a great end parties that included plenty of food, drink, and a couple of to this year and I want to personally thank all of our parents for bouncy houses. It has just been an overall great year,” stated their support.” Dr. Reyes.

Southside Middle School

Mr. Bruce Dean Principal

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Southside Middle School 901 East B Payne Sr Dr. Tallassee, AL 36078


Spring 2017

June 9-10th Tallassee Now!



Original Kandu Band In Concert Friday Night 9-11 pm

Food Vendors

Car Show

Local artist performing from 6-9.

Begins at 8:30 - 1:00 - Every 20 minutes. Only Saturday, June10th.

Quilt Show

Confederate s Armory Tunoeu10rth 9-1 Saturday,

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Friday night concert - bring you blankets and/or lawn chairs. Concessions!

all day Saturday June 10th inside Stadium and THS Tech Center.

Trophy Roon Open 9-1 Saturday.

Receipt Redemption for BBQ plates. See website.

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Tallassee NOWNOW June 9th-10th Art Exhibitions

McCraney Cottle Arts Council / Dixie Art Colony Foundation / Elmore County Art Guild Tallassee, Alabama

Bring the entire family and enjoy all the activities of TALLASSEE NOW!

• Tallassee Community: Art Show

This exhibit conducted by the McCraney Cottle Arts Council will take place in the bank annex located on the east side of the downtown branch of Trustmark. The exhibit will feature Tallassee area artist. No fees will be charged to enter and all mediums will be accepted. This exhibit will be open June 9 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm and June 10 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information about the McCraney Cottle Arts Council like them on Facebook.

Four exciting art exhibitions will take place during this year’s annual Tallassee NOW event to be held on June 9 and 10, 2017 in downtown Tallassee, Alabama. All four art exhibitions will take place at the 304 Barnett Boulevard branch of Trustmark Bank located just west of the Fitzpatrick Bridge. Exhibitions will Dixie Doodles: The Lighter Side of the Dixie Art Colony open on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 pm with an opening reception in the banking lobby of Trustmark. All of the exhibitions will also This exhibit will take place in the Trustmark Annex. The highlight of this exhibition will be a series of painted tin panels rescued from be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10. the Nobles Ferry site of the Dixie Art Colony. The panels show Dixie Art Colony a Look at its Lasting Legacy playful scenes painted by Arthur Stewart, Warren LeBron, MilThis exhibit will take place in the main banking lobby of the down- dred Nungester (Wolfe) and numerous others. Also included in town branch of Trustmark. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be this exhibit will be a series of caricature type sketches of some of the four large, oversized murals designed and painted by well-known El- colonists, silkscreens, watercolors sketches, and pencil sketches by more County artist Kelly Fitzpatrick and his protégé Arthur Stewart. Richard Coe, Austin (Rudy) Martin, Frank Applebee and Kelly The three larger murals measure 14 feet in length. The murals com- Fitzpatrick. missioned in 1952 by Bank of Tallassee president Roberts Blount de- This exhibit will be open June 9 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm and pict important milestones in the history of the City of Tallassee. Also June 10, 14, 17, 21 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more inforincluded in this exhibition will be other original artwork by Dixie mation about the Dixie Art Colony visit: Art Colony artists Kelly Fitzpatrick, Arthur Stewart, Warren LeBron, Carlos Alpha “Shiney” Moon, Genevieve Southerland, Tallassee Now & Then: Art Show | This exhibit conducted Walter Keith, Karl Ferdinand Wolfe, Mildred Nungester Wolfe, by the Elmore County Art Guild will take place in the Trustmark Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, Louise Smith Eveton and more. The Annex. The theme, “Tallassee Now & Then,” encourages artists to Dixie Art Colony first met in 1933 at the site of Cherokee Bluffs on focus on historical scenes of Tallassee’s past and scenes that represent Lake Martin. In 1937, the Dixie Art Colony settled at a permanent present day Tallassee. First, Second and Third Place awards and nulocation in the Deatsville area of Lake Jordan known as Nobles Ferry. merous Honorable Mentions will be awarded at the reception to be Family members of some of the colonists are expected to attend the held on June 9 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Up to three entries per reception. artist will be accepted. The competition is open to all artists 18 years The exhibition will also include a 16-minute documentary-style of age and older. Both Elmore County Art Guild members and nonvideo about Elmore County’s unique and historic Dixie Art Colony members are invited to participate. . ECAG members will be charged and the influence it had on the development of Southern Art during a $5.00 fee for each entry. Non-members will be charged a $15 fee the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Included in the video are vintage pho- for each entry. Work must delivered to the Trustmark Annex by May tographs taken from the Colony Scrapbooks. The DAC Foundation 3rd. has documentation indicating that more than 137 artists participated This exhibit will be open June 9 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm and in the colony from 1933 through 1947. June 10, 14, 17, 21 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. To enter the This exhibit will be open June 9 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm and competition, visit the Elmore County Art Guild Facebook page June 10 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information or website at: about the Dixie Art Colony visit:

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Betty Segrest, McCraney Cottle Arts Council, 334-329-9318 ~ E-mail: Mark Harris, Dixie Art Colony Foundation, 334-328-0730 ~ E-mail: Shirley Esco, Elmore County Art Guild, 334-399-5115 | E-mail:

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Congratulations to THS 2017-2018 Varsity Cheerleaders

Bottom row: Ze`Kiah Skipper, Faith Adams, Kennedy Taunton, AnnaMarie Gregory, Terisa Holt. Middle row: Haleigh May, Liberty Bridgman, Caitlyn Dowdell, Kennedy Tucker, Calen Patterson. Top row: Emma Kate Holley, Sarah Smith, Taylor Goodman, Madeline Taylor.

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Cozumel 2017

Chamber of Commerce




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Serving Tallassee for 10 years.

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Rachel Barker

Local Tallassee Authors

“Don’t Be a Cow!”

Find Your Own Path. Insight for a Happier Life.

Rachel is a native of Auburn and a graduate of Auburn University. Together, with her husband they have chronicled thirty-one daily lessons in finding true happiness. These lessons have come from their personal experiences and observations raising four children and living life. The book “Don’t Be A Cow” is a fun metaphor and light hearted book of self-reflection. Rachel and George share a passion of trees and the great out-of-doors. Thus, they are donating a large percentage of the books proceeds to the non-profit organization Land and Trees Unlimited. Happiness! True happiness lies within all of us. Through humor and reflection, Joe and Jane (authors George and Rachel Barker) take you on a journey of awareness, personal reflection and sharing in discovering true happiness. The book is formatted in 31 daily lessons, where you can reflect on your own personal experiences, take part in game exercises, and be inspired by famous (and not so famous) soulful quotations from people such as Deepak Chopra, Mother Teresa, Thomas Jefferson and even Samuel Jackson. They also suggest songs that may inspire you along the journey and offer you the ability to create your own inspirational quotes and song lists. 84&sr=8-1&keywords=dont+be+a+cow

Deborah Hughey’s third book, Spirit of the Red Stick Women is due to be published and available in June, 2107.

This book is a sequel to the Owl and the Horseshoe and tells the story of what happened to the Red Stick women and children following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

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Even though this new book is a novel, it is based on historical facts. Her first book People of the Townhouse and the other two books are available at WACQ Radio in Tallassee.

Tukabatchee Remembered

Myra Johnson was educated at Tallassee High School and Auburn University Montgomery. Her career in office administration spanned over half a century in the fields of Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Urban Renewal, Architecture and International Construction. A love of history and writing allowed her to have published articles in several local magazines. She is a founding member of Talisi Historical Preservation Society and Alabama River Region Arts Center; Associate Curator of Tallassee Falls Museum, a member and officer of United Daughters of Confederacy, Camp Watts Society, Friends of Tuckabatchee, THS Alumni Association, and Mt. Vernon Theater Group, among numerous other volunteer efforts. Through her love of genealogy she has authored several books and one cookbook. Her latest work, Jordanville, was published in June, 2015. Ms. Johnson makes her home among family and friends in the small Alabama town where she grew up. She may be contacted at

The book is available through

Deborah Hughey

Myra Singleton Johnson

Order her books: Tukabatchee Remembered, Jordanville, Butterbean Cows, Frog Houses and Chinaberry Ponies. They may be ordered online at:

A booksigning is scheduled for the Tallassee Now! event on June 10th at the Trophy Room in downtown Tallassee. Come by and meet Myra and get your copy of Tukabatchee Remembered.

Camille Mason

Duty Shoes A Nurse’s Memoir

The books reveals my 40 year nursing journey, beginning in 1973 as a student nurse to 2014 as a Labor and Delivery nurse. "Duty Shoes" depicts the changes in nursing over the years as well as its countless rewards. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to nursing scholarships. Amazon/Kindle NURSES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Quality Living in Tallassee

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


Bill Patterson

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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

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Appraisals • Analysis • Management

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Quality Living in Tallassee

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Growing a City for Its People! Commercial Structures

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Portable Storage

Garages & Carports


Landscape & Design, LLC

Landscape Design Installation Night Lighting

Irrigation Maintenance Sodding


Spring 2017


Judge Dale Segrest

was honored at the Golden Fifties Club. The Golden Fifties Club celebrates the rich history of The University of Alabama and provides meaningful experiences for alumni and former students who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Each year, they welcome a new group into the Golden Fifties Club during the reunion weekend and invite all Golden Fifties Club members to participate and welcome our new inductees. Judge Segrest stated, “It is a great thing because it means that I gratuated in 1967 lived for 50 years and able to make it to tonight's dinner.”

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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.

Spring 2017



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!

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Tallassee Armory Guards

Honor your Confederate Ancestor by becoming a member of the Tallassee Armory Guards, Camp 1921 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This historical honor society meets every 4th Monday 6:30 p.m. at Fort Talisi in Downtown Tallassee. For more information contact Camp 1921 Adjutant Marion Patrick at (334) 283-4693 or any member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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Visit one of these quality busi nesses that make Tallassee their home and are here to serve YOU!


511 Jordan Avenue Tallassee, Alabama 334-252-1546

Spring 2017

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

Free Estimates • Lifetime Warranty Discounted Deductibles

City Collision

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

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

Spring 2017

Scott Hornsby

334-283-3463 334-283-8024 Fax

Chuck Meadows Owner


334-391-7345 Fax 334-283-4012

101-B Caldwell Street • Tallassee, Alabama 36078


May God Bless America!



Brad Parker

1508 Gilmer Ave. Tallassee, AL Phone (334)283-4979 Replica on canvas of the actual preliminary drawing of the proposed bridge spanning over the Tallapoosa River by Tom Wheeler. Copies $250. Contact Dale Segrest for more info. 334-252-0036.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 1:00PM Tuesday Evening – 3:00PM – 9:00PM (Cards) Wednesday Evening – 1:00PM – 3:00PM (Crafts)

Activities: Games, Trips, Singing, Fellowship and more.

Services: Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers, Home delivered meals, Nutritional meals serviced at Center. Information regarding: Legal Assistance, Alabama Elder Law Helpline, Yellow Dot Program, Disaster Recovery, Senior Wellness Program, Medicare Fraud Prevention, Insurance Counselling through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and information regarding Senior Employment services. Tallassee Quarterly 21

450 Gilmer Avenue, Tallassee, AL 334-283-4726

Rick Golden, Executive Director ~ Tammy Merrett, Programs Coordinator

Tallassee Recreation Community Announcements

CHURCH SOFTBALL BEGINS MAY 8TH. League play will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

SWIMMING POOL OPENS ON JUNE 1ST AND WILL CLOSE ON JULY 31ST. The hours of operation for the pool are Monday – Saturday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm for open swim. Pool will be closed on July 4th so our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families.

WATER AEROBICS at least 2 nights per week during the pool season. Exact days and times to-be-determined.

AT LEAST 2 SESSIONS OF SWIM LESSONS THIS YEAR. Session One: 6/12 – 6/23 and Session Two: 6/26 – 7/7. There will be an optional third session based on demand. It will be 7/10 – 7/21, if necessary. The cost for each 2 week session is $65 for levels 1-6 pm, and $55 for Tiny Tots. Lesson times for each session are scheduled for 9 am and 10 am. There will be an 11 am time for each session if necessary. Registration for Swim Lessons will begin May 15th. Please call the Rec Center for more information. You must come to the Rec Center to register before June 1st. After the pool opens, you must go the Pool to register.

ARCHERY LESSONS will begin in late June. Exact date/time for classes has not been set, but look for registration to begin in June. The cost for this 5-week program is $45. Archers must be 10-18 years-of-age to participate. The State Archery tournament is tentatively scheduled for the 1st week of August. Many from the class will participate.

GYM OPEN GYM DAILY AT THE REC CENTER FOR BASKETBALL. We also have a great Cardio Room and weight room. Our cardio room as 4 treadmills, 4 bikes, 2 elliptical machines and a circuit training system. Come check it out, if you haven’t been here in a while. The yearly cost to shoot basketball is $15 and to work out is $75.

CHECK OUR FACEBOOK page “Tallassee Recreation” for updates and/or changes in the schedule.

FUNTASTIC FORT reservations for the pavilion or gazebo are made by calling the Recreation Department office at 283-4726. The fee for the pavilion is $40.00 for a 2-hour period and the fee for the gazebo is $15.00 for a 2-hour period; fees must be paid prior to the reservation date.

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

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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

Tallassee Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors

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

Spring 2017

Tallassee Falls Museum, 201 Barnett Blvd., - Tallassee, Al 36078

Tallassee History Abounds...

William (Bill) Goss Curator

Black Heritage of Tallassee

The Tallassee Black Indians - 1930’s

Robert Russa Moton High School Football - 1962

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

East Tallassee Baptist Church 314 Central Boulevard Elam Baptist Church 4686 Notasulga Road First Baptist Church 1279 Friendship Rd

Spring 2017

Tallassee Historical Society Museum Open Hours: Thurs., Fri., Sat. - 10 am-2 pm Sunday - 1-3 pm

Confederate Heritage

Dovard Taunton Exhibit

Tallassee Mills

Army/Navy Display

Tallassee and Surrounding Area Churches - A COMMUNITY OF FAITH

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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