Talladega County

Talladega County, Alabama

PO Box 6170
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: (256) 362-1357
Fax: (256) 761-2147

In east-central AL, southeast of Birmingham; organized Dec 18, 1832 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For the town, from Cree talwa 'town' and atigi 'border,' being the boundary between the Creeks and the Natchez.

Area (sq mi):: 760.25 (land 739.53; water 20.72) Population per square mile: 108.80
Population 2005: 80,457 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 8.40% Population 2000: 80,321 (White 66.50%; Black or African American 31.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,704; median household $31,628; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,014-$24,182
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Talladega County seat (17,090)
  • Sylacauga (12,883)

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    The other districts receiving portions of the grant -- Iowa City Community School District in Iowa and Talladega County Schools in Alabama -- are focusing on improving computational thinking in minority and non-English-proficient students, or girls and low-income students, respectively.
    An official with Honda Manufacturing of Alabama has confirmed that the Talladega County Commission has approved tax abatements that will allow Japan-based Honda Motor Company (NYSE: HMC), to go ahead with a USD54m expansion at its Lincoln plant.
    Clair Country Realtors Association; Talladega County Realtors Association; Rotary Club and several other community-based programs.
    The contribution is the first of three annual donations Glock has pledged to support the new facility in Talladega County, Ala.
    Through the cooperation of the SRDC's board of directors, University of Alabama Dental School (UAB) and local health agencies the SRDC has been able to expand to four facilities: the original clinic in Anniston, Alabama; the clinic in Heflin, Alabama (Cleburne County) opened in December 2005; the clinic in Talladega, Alabama (serving the northern half of Talladega County) opened in early 2006; and, the UAB Sarrell Dental Center in Bessemer, Alabama (serving the western part of Jefferson County.) The SRDC is selfsupporting, accepts no cash donations and operates primarily from payments for services rendered.
    Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens has said he is investigating the no-bid work painting classrooms at Central Alabama Community College, which cost nearly $50,000 and which state auditors have questioned.
    Allen McBride, who is a director at Camp Mac in Talladega County, was president of the association at the time.
    Wager Swayne of the Freedmen's Bureau, who convinced the American Missionary Society to purchase a building that once housed a failed Baptist academy in Talladega County and the 20 acres of land on which the building stood.
    The goal: to help students understand the relationship between people and the environment, said Coy Mills, assistant superintendent for Talladega County schools.
    An anonymous parent in nearby Talladega County joined Chandler in filing the lawsuit.