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Langston commits to play college football

The second senior Lanett Panther has picked where he will continue his football career, as Seidrion Langston has ... Read more | Add your comment

Langley recognized by GM for five decades of business

LANETT — Langley Motor Company owner Mac Langley received a highly prestigious award on Thursday. General Motors’ zone ... Read more | Add your comment

State Rep. Wood, Senator Price give grants to local schools

On Wednesday, State Representative Debbie Wood and State Senator Randy Price traveled throughout Chambers County, delivering grant money ... Read more | Add your comment

Local Girl Scout troops start selling cookies

VALLEY — With the arrival of a new year comes another season of local Girl Scouts selling cookies. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Three Lanett players take part in All-American Bowl

Three Lanett football players recently had one more opportunity to play on the gridiron during their high school career. Lanett tight end Trey Abner, receiver ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:00 am

News

Local school staffs being vaccinated Saturday for COVID-19

On Saturday, staff members from Lanett City Schools, the Chambers County School District, Springwood School and Chambers Academy will get the first dose of the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:00 am

News

Gov. Kay Ivey provides a COVID-19 update

Gov Kay Ivey is holding a joint press conference to provide updates on COVID-19. Joining the governor is State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. Ivey ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:56 am

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Troup County asks Georgia legislature to reform Board of Elections

BY: Hunter Riggall   The Troup County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution asking the state legislature to reform the county’s Board of Elections. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Chambers girls, Lanett boys rise in latest ASWA rankings

High school basketball has roughly two weeks left until the start of the playoffs. With the seasons starting to dwindle down, the Alabama Sports Writers ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:25 am

Editorials

Locals helping locals with business startup webinar applauded

Starting a business can be a daunting idea. But, it is one that many of us have pondered at one point or another in our ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:16 am

News

McQueen looks for assistance with training

WEST POINT — Willie McQueen loves his 10-month-old German Shepherd. The dog is from a litter of seven puppies that were born on March 4th. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:00 am

News

EAMC provides COVID-19 hospitalization update

The relief that EAMC and other Alabama hospitals have been hoping for is finally being felt. EAMC saw its COVID-19 hospitalizations drop down to 74 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:31 pm

Letters to the Editor

The COVID-19 vaccine distribution problem in Alabama

Dear Editor, We have always known that distributing the Covid vaccine supply would be difficult, especially in the beginning. While the supply pipeline is definitely ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:58 am

News

CCDA, Circle of Care to hold webinar on how start a small business in Alabama

On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Chambers County Development Authority, along with America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC), the Circle of Care and the Greater Valley ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:31 am

Opinion

Will it just be two today?

I spent the week watching serious news. Things happened, people got into trouble—you couldn’t miss it no matter what you did or where you went. ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:59 am

News

Langley dealership to receive award from Buick

LANETT — Several years ago, Langley Motor Company owner Mac Langley received an award from General Motors on having been a Buick dealer for more ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

LaFayette girls take down Valley in Saturday matchup

After struggling to start quickly in both of their previous games, the LaFayette and Valley girls basketball teams wanted to be quick out the gates ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:43 pm

Sports

Valley boys hold off LaFayette

With less than a minute and a half left to play, the Valley boys basketball team was in a familiar position. Just as it did ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:48 am

News

Young professional group to host kickoff

HYPE, a local young professionals group, is kicking off its 2021 schedule with an event next Thursday, Jan. 21 at Sweetland on Ice. The kickoff ... Read more

by Jenna Oden, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:47 am

News

Kia donates $100k to the King Center

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia announced a $100,000 donation to The King Center in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:43 am

News

The Village distributes food to 150 families

VALLEY — It was cold and windy on Saturday morning, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the members of Valley Community Outreach (a.k.a. The ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:44 am

Letters to the Editor

Operation Christmas Child sees success despite pandemic

Dear Editor, Despite a global pandemic, residents throughout the East Central AL Area shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:10 am

Editorials

Treat every day like it is MLK Day

On Monday, the country celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year, our country’s wounds of racial division were opened ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:08 am

News

Alpha Kappa Alpha hosts 2021 Unity Day program remotely

Monday’s Unity Day program hosted by the Lambda Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was different from its previous programs celebrating the Martin ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:43 am

News

About 450 vaccinated at Troup County Bus Barn

By: Hunter Riggall   On Friday morning and afternoon, a steady stream of cars made their way through the Troup County Bus Barn, stopping to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:53 am

News

What does the polar vortex mean for Chambers County?

There has been some talk recently about the potential for a polar vortex to hit the United States in the coming weeks, but that isn’t ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:46 am

News

CVHS to hold discussion on Hank Williams

The public is welcome to take part in an upcoming discussion on the life and impact of country music icon and Alabama native Hank Williams ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:45 am

News

LaFayette Council receives update on new city park

The new LaFayette city park has been a big desire for the city since 2016. In the four years since it was announced, the park ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:41 am

Sports

Lanett boys basketball dominates Ranburne for sixth area win

After losing a tightly contested game against Handley on the road, the Lanett boys basketball team wanted to come out and quickly put away Ranburne. ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:25 am