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City of Valley backs Beulah residents in quarry discussion

VALLEY — The Valley City Council has gone on record to oppose having a new quarry in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley City Council approves budget for 2020-21 fiscal year

VALLEY — The Valley City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved an $11.2 million budget for the 2020-21 ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley proclaims Oct. 1 Down Syndrome Awareness day

VALLEY — Lavonne Williams and Savannah Black had an extra special reason to receive a mayor’s proclamation at ... Read more | Add your comment

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City of LaFayette celebrates Royster’s 42 years

The LaFayette City Council met on Monday for the last time before the runoff election, which is set ... Read more | Add your comment

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BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Ivey extends mask order

At her Wednesday press conference, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended the state’s mask order. The order was set to expire on Friday but is now ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:06 am

News

Ride raises awareness of woman’s disappearance

By Hunter Riggall   As the sun set over LaGrange Saturday night, more than 50 people met at the Big Lots Parking Lot on Commerce ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:30 pm

News

Hours expanded at daycare

HUGULEY — Monday was a special day for the Learning and Growing Child Care Center, located off Highway 50 in the former Designs R Us ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:20 pm

News

Point coach writes book to help college freshmen

Across the country each year, millions of students enroll in a college or university for the first time, many of which are 18-years-old. As a ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:58 pm

News

Man dies in early morning shooting in Chambers County

On Sunday, Sept 27 the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1000 block of County Road 65 in reference to shots fired in the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:10 pm

Sports

Lanett loses heartbreaker in OT

Anyone who missed Friday night’s Lanett-Handley game probably remembers the 2011 Alabama-LSU game, where the Tigers prevailed with a 9-6 win in overtime in a ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:45 am

Sports

LaFayette loses homecoming game

LaFAYETTE — Too many missed opportunities on offense, too many penalties and turnovers doomed the LaFayette Bulldogs on homecoming night as they fell to the ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Chambers rolls over Pike Liberal Arts in matchup of top five teams

Plenty of offense and key stops led the No.2 Chambers Academy Rebels to a top-5 win on Friday, as the Rebels defeated No.4 Pike Liberal ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 25, 2020 11:35 pm

News

Elite Rehab Solutions talks to Kiwanis Club

VALLEY — Elite Rehab Solutions opened a new office in Valley almost one year ago. The business will be having their one-year anniversary in mid-October. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:45 pm

Sports

Valley volleyball loses tough match to Eufaula on senior night

The Valley Rams celebrated their senior volleyball players on Thursday night, but the Eufaula Tigers spoiled the celebration, sweeping the Rams on Thursday. “It was ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:30 pm

Sports

LaFayette looks for its first win of season vs Dadeville

The LaFayette Bulldogs are still searching for their first win of the season and under head coach Juan Williams, as they sit 0-3 as Alabama ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:25 pm

News

CCSD updates COVID, virtual numbers

At Wednesdays’ school board meeting, Chambers County School District Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge updated the district’s COVD-19 numbers. Since the start of the school year ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:20 pm

News

CCSD releases five-year capital plan

At Wednesday’s monthly school board meeting, Chambers County School District Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge unveiled the district’s five-year Capital Plan. The plan starts at the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:05 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Longtime Lanett city employee suing city, McCoy

A longtime city of Lanett employee is suing the city and Mayor Kyle McCoy for alleged first amendment violations. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:05 pm

News

City of Lanett to hold “Older Workers Week”

LANETT — The Lanett City Council on Monday approved a proclamation recognizing Sept. 21-25, 2020 as “Older Workers Week” in the City of Lanett. The ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00 am

News

Railey speaks to CA about fishing, faith

Chambers Academy students from seventh grade to high school gathered in the school’s gym on Wednesday to listen to Royce Railey speak about fishing and ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:17 am

News

Garner speaks to LaFayette Rotary about development

At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, the LaFayette Rotary Club had an opportunity to learn about economic development from Jay Garner, who is the founder ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:35 am

News

Southern Union State Community College receives grant

State Representative and Southern Union State Community College graduate Debbie Wood was on hand Wednesday morning to present a $5,000 grant check to SUSCC President ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:48 am

News

Council awards contract for streetscape project

LANETT — On Monday, the Lanett City Council awarded a contact to low bidder JLD Enterprises LLC of Opelika for the next phase of the ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:15 am

News

Ribbon cutting held for Valley Senior Village

VALLEY — At a Tuesday morning grand opening and ribbon cutting at Valley Senior Village, Gateway Management Company President Randy Fleece admitted to some early ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:25 am

Sports

Zackery builds off big junior year, now rolling as senior

Just a few plays into the second quarter of Friday’s game against LaFayette, the Lanett Panthers were lined up in a punt return formation. The ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:40 am

News

Coosa Valley RC&D thanks staff

VALLEY — Representatives of the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council were at the Chambers County Health Department on Tuesday to thank the staff ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:25 am

Sports

Panthers rise one spot, Rebels remain put in ASWA poll

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its high school football ranking heading into week six. Chambers Academy and Lanett remain the two teams ranked in ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:57 am

News

CCSO Jail adds extension

On Tuesday, various leaders from around Chambers County gathered at the Chambers County jail for the ribbon cutting of the James C. Morgan Detention Facility. ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:45 am

Editorials

We could learn from the 1970 Valley Rams

Anyone who played sports has fond memories when looking back. Athletics has a way of bringing people together from different backgrounds as they work together ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:30 pm