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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bank to open soon

Staff Report

Construction is nearly complete at 526 Gilmer Avenue for the new branch of First Community Bank in Tallassee. This will be the seventh location for the financial institution that started in Wetumpka in 2001.
To start, there will be five employees on site. Tallassee native Barry Parker will be the branch manager. Parker has had a long relationship with First Community Bank.

"My dad decided he was ready to retire. I walked in and told them I needed a job," Parker said.

Parker worked with his father for 27 years at T. Parker Auto Sales in Wetumpka. His father Thurman had the business there for 43 years.

"There's very little difference," Parker said of the car business compared to banking. "You're dealing with people. You want to make them happy and be accessible when they need you."
Parker began training on April 1 with the bank. He's ready to get going in Tallassee.
"Working right beside where you grew up and played football is pretty neat," Parker said. "It's real exciting for me to be coming back."
Parker said plans are to open shortly after Christmas.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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SMS Band in Troy

The Troy University "MS SEUS," Middle School Southeastern United States Honor Band and Directors Clinic, was held at Troy University Dec. 5-7.  Southside band students played scales and sight reading in chair placement auditions.  Here were the results: GOLD BAND - Kelsey Butler, 15th chair alto saxophone; Jacob Lawrence, 2nd chair baritone saxophone. SILVER BAND - Madelaine Worley, 9th chair clarinet; Jean Leah Atkins, 1st chair oboe; Emily Stillwell, 9th chair alto saxophone; Jordan Wallace, 6th chair percussion; Reign Jones, 8th chair percussion.
CARDINAL BAND - Sarah Smith, 22nd chair flute; Charlecia Skipper, 19th chair clarinet; Hadden Langley, 3rd chair alto saxophone; Ashlyn Diamond, 1st chair tenor saxophone; Elizabeth Stillwell, 5th chair trumpet; Brien Brooks, 22nd chair trumpet; Jacob Brown, 5th chair trombone; Matthew Bice, 1st chair tuba; John Jackson, 4th chair percussion; James Ledbetter, 8th chair percussion. Submitted by Michael Bird.


Macon Armistead leads a group of carolers from First United Methodist Church. The singers visited shut-ins last Sunday.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tallassee Times Christmas Contest

Times presents 'Christmas Card Contest'

Staff Report

Tallassee Times is putting together its first "Christmas Card Contest." This holiday season, submit your Christmas card photos to us by e-mail. Several prizes will be given away.

A panel of judges will determine the winners. Limit one photo per family.

Pictures must be submitted by e-mail: by Dec. 17. Be sure to identify the family, pet, etc. Include the photographer as well.

The winning photos will be featured in the Dec. 24 edition of Tallassee Times.

The grand prize will be a Husqvarna 122LDX Quick Connect Trimmer valued at $199 courtesy of Tallassee Power and Equipment. The second place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Tallassee Jewelers. Other prizes include; Alabama Shakespeare Festival tickets to "A Christmas Carol" and gift certificates to 1220 Café.

Christmas Events

Christmas festivities this weekend

By Michael Butler

The month of December has arrived with the anticipation of holiday traditions. In Tallassee, the annual tree lighting, holiday market and parade mark the advent of the season.

The Holiday Market will begin on Friday, Dec. 6. at 12:00 at Veterans Park. The Christmas tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. in the park. The market resumes at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

"It's a warm and cozy event with caroling," Tallassee Chamber of Commerce executive director Jeanna Kervin said. "It's really nice. You can get you some good Christmas presents. It puts people in the Christmas spirit."

At 9:00 a.m., parade participants will gather at the East Tallassee Church of Christ. The procession will start at 10:00 and move across the Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge and end at 5 Points. High school marching bands from Tallassee and Reeltown will be involved again this year.