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Roanoke Rotary Club held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to unveil their new sound equipment at Main Street Theatre. The purchase was made possible by a grant from the Alabama Arts Council and through their pancake breakfast. The club was able to purchase a new electronic screen, mounted speakers,… Read more

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Alabama gas prices have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.87/g, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 stations. Gas prices in Alabama are 24.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 45.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. Read more

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The Farmers to Families food distribution last week went much better than the first time. The group was able to serve more people without backing up Highway 431 by moving the location to Handley Middle School. Even the rain held off this time. Another 12,000 pounds of food was distributed to… Read more

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Derek Farr's job status with the Roanoke Police Department will be determined at a closed hearing in a called meeting of Roanoke City Council July 9. That hearing was originally scheduled to take place this Thursday, but Farr has reportedly hired legal representation and was granted a two-we… Read more

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The city will open up Kids' Town Park, the Kids' Town building and the National Guard Armory for rental. All city facilities will require following CDC regulations and practicing social distancing. Read more

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WEDOWEE - Wedowee Town Council held the first of two public hearings during their meeting last week concerning a grant application for repairs and improvements to the city's sewer system. Read more

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This week The Leader continues the series on registered nurses who are from Randolph County and volunteered to work on the front line in the hot spots of New York and New Jersey. The nurses are working in hospitals that were in desperate need of help and were overrun with patients testing po… Read more