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West Point approves Hyundai MOU

During the Thursday meeting of the West Point City Council, Councilman Joseph Downs made a motion to enter ... Read more | Add your comment

GVACC feeds our first responders

LANETT — First responders throughout Chambers County were treated to a hearty barbecue lunch by the Greater Valley ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley High School Key Club talks about how COVID-19 impacted future plans

VALLEY — On Wednesday, three officers from the Valley High Key Club talked to members of the Kiwanis ... Read more | Add your comment

Top of her class, meet CCSO’s newest certified patrol deputy

Policing was never a thought for 23-year-old Beauregard native Rachel Rivera. “Originally, I wanted to go to law ... Read more | Add your comment

Sports

Chambers softball falls in state semifinal game

The Chambers Academy softball team got close, but it couldn’t take down Macon East in the AISA 2A Regional Consolation Bracket Championship game, losing 7-3 ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:00 am

News

Ivey awards grants for broadband services

On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama, including two grants in ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

Six Lanett athletes sign athletic scholarships, Hurston signs with Jacksonville St.

The school’s fire on Feb. 1 delayed it, but Lanett High School held its signing day on Friday, allowing the six seniors to officially sign ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:00 pm

Sports

Chambers Academy senior Payton Allen signs with Point

After winning a state championship and finishing as the Alabama Independent School Association Back of the Year, Chambers Academy quarterback Payton Allen signed with Point ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:52 pm

News

CCSD announces three principals, new director of federal programs

On Friday, Chambers County School District announced the hiring of three new principals and a new director of federal programs. Langley Matthews (Eastside Elementary School), ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:05 pm

News

Fagan talks COVID-19 to West Point Lions

In early January, news started circulating of a virus in China that was sweeping through the city of Wuhan that forced the Chinese government to ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, May 7, 2021 8:00 am

News

GVACC honors JR Ambassador of the year

WEST POINT — Chambers Academy senior Kamdyn Oliver is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship and CA junior Kaylyn Keebler has been named the Junior ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:25 am

News

Valley City Park a hopeful destination for families

VALLEY — The Fairfax Junior Variety Club, the Junior League of the Chattahoochee Valley and the City of Valley are teaming up in a cooperative ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 6:45 am

News

Lightning likely cause of historic blaze at First United Methodist in Alexander City

BY: CLIFF WILLIAMS / THE ALEX CITY OUTLOOK   Claps of thunder signaled a storm was coming to Alexander City Tuesday night. But the light ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 pm

News

West Point man arrested after leading law enforcement on high speed chase

A West Point man has been arrested on several offenses after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase in excess of 100 miles per ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:00 am

News

Reynolds talks police career at Lions Club

VALLEY — Mike Reynolds talked about his long career in law enforcement at Monday evening’s meeting of the Valley Lions Club. He’s been with the ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:55 am

Sports

Chambers football begins quest for state title

The last time the Chambers Academy football team was together, the Rebels were holding the AISA 2A State Championship trophy after defeating Escambia 36-34 in ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:15 am

News

100 participate in Saturday’s Vally River Run

BY: COLE TRAHAN On Saturday, friendly faces from various places gathered for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Valley River Rally. The sold-out event, which registered 100 paddlers, began ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:00 am

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CCSO distributes Vidalia Onions Wednesday

LANETT — Sheriff Sid Lockhart and Major T.J. Wood brought back a trailer load of Vidalia onions on Tuesday, and they’d like for everyone who ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:27 am

News

Chambers Commission approves funding for Exit 79 lighting

On Monday, the Chambers County Commission heard from County Engineer Josh Harvill regarding the ATRIP 2 funding for the exit 79 lighting project. Harvill told ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:21 am

News

USACE: Flow from West Point Dam to increase causing flooding

The United States Army Corp of Engineers has informed the City of West Point that the flow from West Point Dam will increase. City Manager ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:09 pm

Sports

SOAR to hold first camp

Since he took the podium in early March to introduce himself as Springwood School’s new football coach, Kurt Page has talked about a company he ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:45 am

Sports

Former LaFayette basketball standout Trevond Barnes comes back from knee injury, wins A-League Finals in Republic of Georgia

A little more than a year ago, Trevond Barnes didn’t know if he was going to play basketball again. Now, the former LaFayette standout is ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:30 am

Sports

Lanett football begins spring camp amid weather

Since falling in the third round of the AHSAA 2A playoffs, the Lanett football team has been ready for the start of the 2021 season. ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:16 am

News

Lanett votes to refinance electric warrants, saving over $200k a year

LANETT — The Lanett City Council on Monday suspended the rules and adopted on a first reading an ordinance to refinance its electric revenue warrants. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:00 am

Opinion

Taking in the Cotton Pickin’ Fair

So, I spent Sunday afternoon at the Cotton Pickin’ Fair. Let’s talk about that. Getting there is half the fun.  There are shorter ways to ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:51 am

News

Point University holds in-person commencement, graduates 152

Point University graduated 152 students with associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during a limited, in-person graduation ceremony held Saturday, at New Hope Baptist Church in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:23 am

News

School systems call for special election on tax continuation

On Monday, both Lanett City Schools and the Chambers County Schools Board of Education met in special called meetings to pass resolutions that will go ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:00 am

News

#everylitterbithurts – Chambers County commission kicks off anti-litter campaign

During the Monday Chambers County Commission meeting, Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Royster was in attendance to talk about the new ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:21 am

News

Local students partake in “Awaken Art Show” in Valley

VALLEY — More than 100 students participated in this past weekend’s “Awaken Art Show” held at Valley Community Center. The May 1 and 2 event ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:08 am