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EAFD hosts first rookie school in Chambers County

In late February, the East Alabama Fire Department began the first firefighter rookie school in Chambers County, a ... Read more | Add your comment

Aniah’s heart: Angela Harris speaks to GVACC Jr. Ambassador’s

VALLEY — The mother of Aniah Blanchard, who was kidnapped and murdered in 2019, spoke about her daughter’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Maples’ Flowers & Designs opens in Valley

VALLEY — At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ... Read more | Add your comment

John Soules construction progressing

In August of 2020, John Soules Food broke ground for its Valley location. Now eight months later, a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Chambley completes his first 100 days

Chambers County School District Superintendent Casey Chambley marked his 100th day in office on Tuesday. In those 100 days, Chambley and his staff have been ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:15 am

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CCSD announces COVID numbers, updates

Before going on spring break, the Chambers County School District had reported zero positive COVID-19 cases for two weeks. The CCSD released its Covid numbers ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:15 am

Sports

Springwood senior Tyrese Ferguson takes over leadership role for Springwood boys soccer, aims for deep playoff run

Coming into the season, the Springwood boys soccer team was kind of a mystery for head coach John Lanier. Before COVID-19 shut down its season ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:05 pm

Sports

Springwood baseball clinches playoff berth with win against Southern Prep.

The Springwood baseball team clinched its playoff berth for the third consecutive year on Thursday, but unlike in years past, the Wildcats had to earn ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:37 pm

News

WPDA approves Hyundai TRANSYS MOU

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced earlier this week that Hyundai TRANSYS was expanding its seating systems facility in West Point, and on Wednesday, the West ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:59 am

News

Granting a wish

WEST POINT — A wish came true this week for Paul Truitt, and it was a lot more than he’d hoped for. Truitt and wife, ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:53 am

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Sprucing up the halls with local photographs

VALLEY — The Valley Lions Club recently commissioned local professional photographer Penny Bowie to do a series of photographs of familiar buildings, churches and scenes ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:17 am

News

Cities, county to receive ‘Rescue’ funding

The American Rescue Plan (a.k.a. The American Stimulus Package) was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. The ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:15 am

Editorials

Our View: West Point hauls in another victory

For West Point, 2021 is keeping pace and trending to be a more productive year on the economic development front than 2020, when a lot ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:40 am

Sports

LaFayette senior Feliah Greer named All-Valley girls’ Player of the Year

The past four years have been a journey for Feliah Greer. The LaFayette standout moved to LaFayette right before the start of her freshman year ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

Lanett senior Kintavious Dozier named Greater Valley Area boys’ Player of the Year

During his two years at Lanett, Kintavious “Kin-Kin” Dozier has shown that he is one of the top players in the state. After lighting up ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:30 am

News

LaFayette Day nears

LaFAYETTE — Anyone who loves good cooking won’t want to miss LaFayette Day on Saturday, as there will be plenty of it there. Carl Harper ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:15 am

Sports

Beulah softball continues hot streak vs Horseshoe Bend

Since losing to Smiths Station on March 6, the Beulah softball team has been on a roll, winning nine of its last 10 games coming ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 am

Sports

2020-21 All-Valley Area Basketball Teams announced

This basketball season was special for the teams in the Greater Valley Area. The Lanett boys’ basketball team reached its second-straight state championship game, while ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:30 pm

Sports

Lanett’s Charlie Williams named Greater Valley Area Coach of the Year

When Lanett Athletic Director Clifford Story gave Charlie Williams the girls’ basketball head coach job, he told Williams he wanted the girls’ programs at Lanett ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:05 pm

Sports

First-year coach McCants named Greater Valley Area Coach of the Year

Coming into the season, head coach Trentavious “Tay” McCants had high expectations for his team. Though it was his first year as Lanett’s head coach, ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:00 pm

Opinion

Baseball and politics should not mix

I have a more-than-passing interest in politics. I can’t remember when I didn’t know who held just about all of the important elected and appointed ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:27 pm

News

Seven new vehicles stolen from King Ford

On Monday, April 5, officers of the Valley Police Department were called to the King Ford Auto Dealership located on Fob James Drive in reference ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:37 am

Sports

Late rally leads Valley to area win vs Russell County

The Valley softball team found itself in a hole in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Rams trailed by a run and were struggling ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:22 am

News

Three U.S. Army veterans receive quilts

WEST POINT — Three U.S. Army veterans are the latest recipients of quilts presented by the Georgia-Alabama State Line chapter of the Quilts of Valor. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:00 am

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News

Southern Union to hold open house

The Technical Education and Workforce Development Division of Southern Union State Community College will hold an open house on April 15 from 4:30 p.m. to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:35 am

News

Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System, LLC Expands manufacturing operations in Georgia

Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced Monday that Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System, LLC, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, will invest $9 million in expanding ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 5, 2021 2:12 pm

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Annual Hike/Bike/Run Auction for Valley Haven to take place May 1

VALLEY — This year’s Hike/Bike/Run for Valley Haven School will be taking place on Saturday, May 1. It will be the 45th annual event, and ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:00 am

News

UPDATE: Service Delivery Strategy making progress

For the first time in months, it sounds as if there’s optimism for a Service Delivery Strategy agreement between Troup County and the cities of ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Friday, April 2, 2021 4:12 pm

News

Ivey announces COVID-19 vaccination to include 16 and older

On Friday, during a visit to the Alabama National Guard mobile vaccination clinic in Wilcox County, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that beginning, April 5, ADPH ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Friday, April 2, 2021 4:01 pm