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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kindergarten Kids

Tallassee Elementary School Kindergarten Class Tour
WTLS and  hosted a fun tour by local students and teachers.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tallassee Fire Department Rescue

Firemen use high tech rescue equipment to lift fire truck.

A mishap lands the rear wheel of a Tallassee Fire Department truck in a hole.
Undeterred, the firemen used air bags to lift the heavy truck and filled the hole. After a few minutes work, the truck was easily driven out of the hole. The incident demonstrates just some of the amazing equipment available in the department used for emergency rescue.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mt. Vernon Theatre

What to do on Friday night? Take in a concert.

The Mt. Vernon Theatre operations board has set Friday, April 12 as the date for its “Music in the Park.”
The concert will be from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Bell Park in Tallassee.
Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated.
Event coordinator Kami Scarborough said Noah Griggs, Jr. came up with the idea.
“We were looking for a fundraiser,” Scarborough said. “We’re also creating awareness about the theatre.”
To complete the theater restoration project, approximately $400,000 still needs to be raised.
Musicians Roland “Lucky” Jackson, Zac Martin and Five and Dime will perform acoustic sets in a picnic setting. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers.
“If we get a good response, we may have another one,” Scarborough added.
Additional parking, if needed, will be available at the First United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annual Station Tour

Kindergarten classes from Tallassee Elementary will visit Tallassee TV and WTLS studio on Friday April 19th from 8:20 to 12:35.
The students teachers are Ms. Aldridge, Ms. Looney, Ms. Bell, Ms. Beacher, Ms. Gantt and Ms. Griggs.

The tour is an annual event.
Be sure to tune in on WTLS or watch on

Pride in Orlando

The Pride of Tallassee Marching Band pictured during their trip to Orlando.
Photo submitted by Angel Miller.
Read about his and many other local events on TallasseeTimes, Tallassee's weekly news source.
Tallassee Times is published every Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tigers lose 3-of-4 at Classic

THS wraps up area play

 By Michael Butler     

Tallassee's first game at the Lake Martin Baseball Classic began with a record-breaking performance in victory and ended with three straight losses.

Jed Carter struck out 16 batters, a Tallassee record, on Monday's 4-2 win over Handley. Brandon Baynes was 2-for-3 with a walk. Don Speake was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

On Tuesday, the Tigers lost to Sylacauga 5-4 and Russell County 5-0.

Blake Ware took the loss in the Sylacauga game giving up four runs on five hits. Ware was 3-for-4 with a double. Colin Speake was 2-for-4.
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Game Change Announcement.
The game scheduled to Thursday has been move up to Wednesday. Watch it here live with the pre-game show starting at 5:30
Apr. 10
Stanhope Elmore

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tallassee Now!!

Third Annual BBQ Cook-Off 

June 7 & 8, 2013
The Tallassee Community Development  Corporation  proudly sponsors this event for the benefit of the citizens. Come join us!  Good foo
d, good company, and good competition!

Schedule of Events  

June 7th, 2013

  • 9:00am– till Check in & meat  inspection
  • 6:30 pm  Cooks Meeting 
  • 7-11 pm  Contest Social   

June 8th, 2013

  • 11:30 am  Chicken Turn-in
  • 12 noon  Shoulder/butt Turn-in
  • 12:30 pm  Ribs Turn-in
  • 1:00 pm  Brisket Turn-in
  • 1-2:30 pm  Peoples Choice Vote

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's ball season

The weather was just about perfect.

 By Michael Butler 

I took some time off for spring break to be with the kids this past week.  .

The advent of the season means more than just warmer weather and blooming azaleas.  It’s ball season.

Dixie Youth Opening Day last Saturday rekindles fond memories.  I remember loading up on the back of a pickup truck in the Tallaweka Baptist Church parking lot.  All the teams would parade through town.  A lot of ball caps ended up on Gilmer Avenue.

My first year of Little League was with the Lions’ Braves. My grandfather, Thomas Stalnaker, was our coach.  His name is now on the scoreboard where opening ceremonies took place Saturday.  I miss having a wad of Big League Chew and hearing his voice, ‘Hit the ball, shuga!’

I now live a couple of blocks away from the ballpark, within shouting distance of those mamas and daddies.

My two boys will be playing t-ball for the first time this year.  I've had a ball introducing them to “America’s Favorite Pastime.”

I’ll try not to embarrass them too much. But if you hear a ‘Hit the ball shuga,” it might be me.

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Tigers Baseball

The Tigers play Dallas County

Go out and support the team Friday April 5th.
Game starts at game starts at 5:00 pm
The pre-game show airtime is 4:30pm on Tallassee TV
If you can't make it to the game,, you can watch it live on

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Eggs

Seekers of eggs and prizes gathered at City Hall for the Treasure Hunt on the Tallapoosa last Saturday. More pictures are at Tallassee Times in the photos section