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Troup County votes to pull fire services from Hogansville if no SDS agreement is reached

EDITOR’S NOTE: Check back for more on this developing story. The Troup County Commission voted Thursday to send ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley Council honors two long-time businesses

VALLEY — At the Monday meeting of the Valley City Council, two local businesses were honored for their ... Read more | Add your comment

EAMC donates land to Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

In an effort to improve health care for residents of east central Alabama, East Alabama Medical Center has ... Read more | Add your comment

John Soules Foods donates equipment to East Alabama Fire Department

VALLEY — In a Tuesday afternoon ceremony at the East Alabama fire station in the Fairfax community, Valley ... Read more | Add your comment

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Update from the LaFayette City Council

At its meeting on Monday, the LaFayette City Council heard from Spire Natural Gas about the upcoming pipe replacement project that will soon take place ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:10 am

News

Valley awards resurfacing contract

VALLEY — The City of Valley has awarded a contract to resurface seven city streets this year. Low bidder Chris Clark Grading & Paving, of ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:09 am

News

Spire details upcoming pipe replacement project in LaFayette

At its meeting on Monday, the LaFayette City Council heard from Spire Natural Gas about the upcoming pipe replacement project that will soon take place ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:40 am

Sports

Springwood opens spring seasons against Lee-Scott

Due to a COVID-19 shutdown, Springwood’s spring sports had their first pause of the year, missing the first week of the season. The Wildcats started ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:27 am

Opinion

The end of the first COVID winter

Before I begin, let me acknowledge—especially for the rule-followers among us,  those who are strapped to calendars, tied to dates, and bound by the positions ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:49 am

Sports

Breanna Glaze leads Lanett through playoff run

For the Lanett girls basketball team to reach the 2A Southeast regional championship, the Panthers needed to defeat the No. 6 team in 2A, a ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:30 am

News

Ivey OK with review of proposed Space Command home

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday said she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters from Colorado ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:00 am

News

Verizon donates to VHS, 13 other schools

Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer, announced on Tuesday that all 526 of its TCC stores donated appreciation boxes to more than ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Chambers softball scores seven runs in the third inning to defeat Coosa Valley

A big third inning propelled the Chambers Academy softball team to a 10-2 win against Coosa Valley on Monday for its third win of the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:25 am

News

The Village distributes more than 300 boxes of supplies

LaFAYETTE — More than 300 boxes of food were distributed in LaFayette Saturday morning. Partnering in the event were Valley Community Outreach (a.k.a. The Village) ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:59 am

BREAKING NEWS

Opelika police officer struck by vehicle during chase ending in Chambers County

Video: Deanna Burson According to a press release from the Opelika Police Department, on Feb. 22 at 4:50 PM EST the Opelika Police Department responded ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:58 pm

Sports

Beulah pitcher Katie Morris commits to UWG

Earlier this month, Beulah senior Austin Billingsley chose to continue his football career at Point University. On Thursday, Beulah junior Katie Morris announced that she ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Monday, February 22, 2021 10:27 am

News

The state of Alabama holds second annual free college application event

Montgomery – The state’s second Free Alabama College Application Week event for this school year is being held from Feb. 22-26. During this weeklong effort, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 9:08 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Lanett needs oversight in wake of arrest

By now, news of Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy’s arrest has made it around the state of Alabama. Type in “Lanett Mayor” on Google and you’ll ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:14 am

News

Chambers Academy holds annual science fair

Due to COVID-19, the Alabama Independent School Association canceled most of its academic competitions for the school year, including its annual science fair. Though there ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:07 am

News

Chambers County to participate in tax holiday

MONTGOMERY – From Friday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 28, Alabama will observe the state’s 10th annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The Alabama ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 7:50 am

News

Chambers Academy Headmaster hired at CCSD

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Chambers County School Board approved the hire of David Owen to be the CCSD’s assistant superintendent by a vote of 5-1. ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:48 am

Sports

Lanett girls advance to first regional championship in five years

For the first time in five years, the Lanett girls basketball team is heading to a regional championship. The Panthers fought for 32 minutes against ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:38 pm

News

CCSD recognizes Career Tech

Ken Sealy, Chambers County School District’s Career Technical Education director, presented to the Chambers County School Board Wednesday about career tech’s programs and accomplishments over ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:45 am

Sports

LaFayette girls advance to second straight regional with win against Vincent

After failing to advance to the regional round of the AHSAA tournament for 15 years, the LaFayette girls basketball team has advanced to a regional ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:35 am

News

The Village, CCDA team up for I Care Alabama food giveaway

LANETT — More than 20 volunteers showed up in sub-freezing weather Wednesday morning to assist in a food distribution in the Lanett Mill parking lot. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:30 am

Sports

Lanett boys advance to region game with win over Vincent

After delaying its sub-regional game by a day because of poor weather, the Lanett boys basketball team came out with the same energy it had ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:15 am

News

Lynn describes career in aviation to WP Lions

WEST POINT — Long-time pilot Brad Lynn was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s noon-hour meeting of the West Point Lions Club. He talked about his ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:12 am

Opinion

Leadership and the Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast

As I’m writing this column, I’m warming my feet by a roaring stone-clad fireplace at the Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina. The ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:37 am

Sports

Beulah senior Blain Hines completes high school career with state championship appearance

Blain Hines went the distance in his final year of wrestling, but the senior came up short on Saturday, losing in the 152-pound weight class ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:34 am