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Bob Gantt of Unique Wood Creations shows Hampton Wood­ruff how to prepare the wood for sculpting one-of-a-kind wooden spoons. ANGELIQUE SUZANNE/PROGRESS

Great weather draws large crowd to Riverfest

For the 11th year Saturday, Wetumpka residents enjoyed a giant party by the water as the city celebrated its 2011 Riverfest, which was sponsored by the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce. The event began... more>>
Tonic to headline Memorial Weekend Concert at the Amp

The 14th Annual Russell Lands On Lake Martin Summer Concert Series will kick off with some high energy at the Lake Martin Ampitheater. Robert Gunn, director of events and social media for Russell ... more>>
Riley declares Lake Martin 'treasured'

For 18 years, Dick Bronson and the volunteers of Lakewatch group have monitored water quality on Lake Martin.

And behind the scenes, Bronson and others have pressed the Alabama Dep... more>>

Wetumpka rings in 2011 with flare

The new year was brought in with an asteroid fall and fireworks in downtown Wetumpka Friday night. The approximately 1,000 attendees also had a chance to honor POWs and MIAs in a brief ceremony,... more>>

Thousands attend Wetumpka event

Peggy Blackburn, Managing Editor

Mother Nature smiled on Wetumpka’s Christmas on the Coosa this past Saturday, allowing the thousands of participants and attendees... more>>

Elmore County benefits as part of Alabama Quail Trail

Quail season across the state of Alabama has been in full swing for nearly two weeks. Commercial quail preserves throughout the state opened as early as Oct. 1 according to a release from the Al... more>>

Area wrestling teams open season with Barry Mask tourney

The stage is set for the Tallassee Tigers wrestling team to defend their 2009 Barry Mask Invitational trophy this weekend beginning at 9 a.m.

Tallassee replaces Stanhope?Elmore (Mi... more>>

Rep. Mask announces $550,000 in grants for Tallassee

State Representative Barry Mask has announced two significant grants for Tallassee this week.  Mask was notified by Governor Bob Riley’s office Monday morning that Tallassee will receive a ... more>>

Eclectic gets set for Cotton Festival

A day full of music, games and down-home fun is planned in Eclectic this weekend.

The annual Alabama Cotton Festival gets started with the 5K Cotton Run at 8 a.m. and will sprint t... more>>

Former SEC official headlines economic development luncheon

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Elmore County Economic Development Authority held its fourth Unity Social Luncheon at the Wetumpka Civic Center and shared many announcements about development in Elmor... more>>
ECEDA earns top honor in tourism

The Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA) was one of the stars of the show at Tuesday night’s Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism Awards Banquet. ECEDA?received the 2010 Part... more>>
ECEDA honored by tourism dept.

The Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA) received one of the state tourism department’s top awards Tuesday night. The 2010 Partnership Award was announced during a ceremony at the ... more>>
ECEDA Wins 2010 Tourism Partnership of the Year Award

Ala. Dept of Tourism presents Tourism Awards

MONTGOMERY, AL - The Alabama Department of Tourism is announcing its awards o... more>>

Hope for the Warriors conquer Coosa River

Hope for the Warriors conquer Coosa River

Wednesday morning, a group gathered at the Coosa ... more>>

Hundreds attend ‘Tallassee Homecoming’

Hundreds attend "Tallassee Homecoming"

The two-day local extravaganza known as “The Great T... more>>

AquaPalooza hits Lake Martin

Lake concert success despite smaller crowd

Veteran country star John Anderson couldn’t ... more>>

We look forward to BASS returning

We look forward to BASS returning
By Mayor Jerry Willis

The City of Wetumpka experie... more>>
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