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Valley Farmer’s Market has best turnout of year

VALLEY — A good combination of sunshine and rain has allowed many Alabama farmers to see their crops ... Read more | Add your comment

Chambers County reacts to Girl’s Ranch tragedy

LaFAYETTE — Sheriff Sid Lockhart and officers with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are heartbroken over Saturday’s tragic ... Read more | Add your comment

Eight in Girls Ranch vehicle die in Saturday accident, total of 10 perished

BY: CLIFF WIILIAMS – Alex City Outlook A Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch vehicle and a SUV were involved ... Read more | Add your comment

Greater Valley Juneteenth Festival postponed

According to the Lanett Parks and Recreation Department, the Juneteenth Celebration that was set for Saturday, June 19, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lanett approves new access road

LANETT — On Tuesday, the Lanett City Council approved a resolution to seek a $6.7 million federal grant to build a new access road to ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:45 am

Sports

Lanett volleyball aims to take next step after missing 2020 season

On Aug. 12, 2020, Lanett athletic director Clifford Story announced that the high school’s volleyball team would sit out the season due to COVID-19 concerns. ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:40 am

Sports

Springwood senior Tyrese Ferguson signs with Texas Wesleyan University

After struggling to adjust to the way basketball is played in the United States compared to the United Kingdom during his junior year, Springwood’s Tyrese ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:35 am

Sports

Springwood graduate Calvin Crabb signs with Centenary College of Louisiana

Coming from Auburn High School, Calvin Crabb made an immediate impact for Springwood’s boys basketball team, helping lead it to the Cramton Bowl and an ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:30 am

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65 Chambers County youth participate in Junior Police Academy

VALLEY — Approximately 65 local youngsters in the 5 to 11-year-old age group are enjoying their participation in this summer’s City of Valley Junior Police ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:28 am

Sports

Summer weight lifting paying off for LaFayette

LaFayette head football coach Juan Williams was hired about two months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though he was with the team during ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:17 am

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GVACC announces second Rockingfest, local t-shirts

During Monday night’s council meeting, Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Royster informed the LaFayette City Council about the new tourism committee ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, June 18, 2021 8:16 am

News

Darden, Shirah win Juneteenth contests

LANETT — Erin Darden, a 2021 graduate of Lanett High School, is the winner of the 2021 “What Does Juneteenth Mean Today” essay contest. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:16 am

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Brown speaks about Valley Haven School during COVID

VALLEY — Valley Haven School had a very trying year in 2020, but things look to be very much on the rebound in 2021. Valley ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:57 am

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Greater Valley Juneteenth Festival to be held Saturday

Weather permitting, a big two city Juneteenth Festival will be taking place Saturday, June 19th in West Point and Lanett. It will get under way ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:15 am

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West Point asked to stop using land as firing range

West Point has agreed to stop using a practice range on Old West Point Road as the city works out a zoning issue with Harris ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:56 am

News

East Alabama Lumber indicates interest in rebuilding sawmill

East Alabama Lumber Company wants to rebuild its sawmill in LaFayette, according to Chambers County Development Authority Community Development Manager Chris Busby. Busby spoke at ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:14 am

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West Point approves raises for mayor, council

At its regular business meeting Monday, the West Point Council unanimously approved increased compensation for the mayor and council effective January 2022, meaning it won’t ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:03 am

Opinion

Science the mess out of it

In the movie “The Martian”, Matt Damon plays an astronaut who was mistakenly left behind on Mars after a freak weather storm forced the rest ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:38 am

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LaFayette council approves 2020-21 fiscal year budget

The city of LaFayette has finally passed its budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, as the LaFayette city council approved it on Monday. The budget ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:03 am

News

Hundreds of bicyclists make a stop in Troup County

BY: SHIANN SIVELL Through rainy days and muggy nights, the nearly 1,000 Bicycle Riders Across Georgia cyclists continued their week-long trip across the state. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:48 am

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Bradshaw-Chambers Library to host online summer program

VALLEY — Bradshaw-Chambers County Library has a couple of fun ways people can learn about the Valley area’s involvement in World War II. This year ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:46 am

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The Village hosts Youth Development Seminar

WEST POINT — On Saturday, June 5, Valley Community Outreach (a.k.a. The Village) held its inaugural Youth Development Seminar at Hardley Creek Park. Lots of ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:46 am

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Charter Foundation begins vote to award grant

VALLEY — Three organizations from Lanett, Valley and West Point will be receiving $5,000 from the Charter Foundation, and voting is underway to determine who ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:00 am

News

Chattahoochee Fuller Center looking to help Auburn officer

OPELIKA — There was a good turnout on the part of law enforcement officers from Lee and Chambers counties Friday morning on Autrey Street in ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:56 am

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Brooks retires after seven years at probate office

LaFAYETTE — Friday was the final day for Nannette Brooks as the chief clerk in the office of Chambers County probate judge. She’s retiring from ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:45 am

News

Foreman named first Black, youngest probate chief clerk

The Chambers County Probate Office made history on June 1 when Chasity Foreman was promoted to the position of Chief Clerk of Chambers County Probate, ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:35 am

Sports

LaFayette girls’ basketball plays in three summer games

The start of the summer season marks the third year that head coach Fred Bridges has been with the LaFayette girls’ basketball team. The goal ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:45 am

Sports

Lanett girls dominate in summer games

The summer started for the Lanett girls basketball team a week ago when they participated in the Charlie’s Angels Skills Camp hosted by head coach ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:30 am

Sports

Beulah girls basketball aims to take advantage of summer play dates

The Beulah girls basketball team has been taking steps the past few years, but the Bobcats took their biggest step this past season, finishing with ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:00 am