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Roanoke man tased twice before arrest

A late-night traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase down Louina Road and led to a suspect being shot with a taser twice before finally being placed under arrest. On Feb. 15 around 11 p.m. Roanoke Police officers initiated a traffic stop on Banks Road, near the intersection with Louina, after a vehicle driven by…

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County commission moves forward with courthouse renovation

At Thursday’s workshop meeting of Randolph County Commission, Mike Rutland of JMR+H Architects, presented the 65 percent renovation/addition plans for review to the commission. On Monday, the commission tabled a resolution approving the plans. Commissioners said there needed to be some more changes made and will consider the approval of the plans when the 95…

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County board approves low bid for work at schools

At last week’s meeting of Randolph County School Board, the board approved the low bid for construction and renovations at county schools. The low bid for the work came from Forsyth Building Company for $2,294,580. Superintendent John Jacobs said various additions and renovations will be done at all county schools and should begin in the…

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Wedowee to get new auto parts store

At last week’s meeting of Wedowee Town Council, it was announced that another business will be locating in the town. The council approved the signage for auto parts chain Auto Zone. The new business will be located on Highway 431 north of town next to Family Dollar. The start of construction and a possible opening…

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Volunteer firefighters put out Thursday blaze

A barn fire near the Potash Community on County Road 63 led to brief flare-up that consumed over an acre of brush before volunteer firefighters got the blaze under control Thursday afternoon. Resident Carrie Smith said she and some of her family members came home from Wedowee to find their barn on fire around 2:15…

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County approves $235k for vehicle purchases

The Randolph County Commission approved $235,000 worth of expenditures for the purchase of four vehicles that will serve various purposes for the county. The county will buy two John Deere tractors from Sun South, LLC at a cost of $71,100.87 each, and will also purchase a sign truck from the Alabama Department of Transportation surplus…

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