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New playground opens at city park

VALLEY — The playground at Valley City Park was filled with happy children Saturday morning. They were testing ... Read more | Add your comment

Food, fun, togetherness focus of Beulah Family Day

BEULAH — The weather couldn’t have been better for Saturday’s Family Day on Lee Road 270 across from ... Read more | Add your comment

TCSS hires new assistant superintendent

At the Troup County School System board meeting on Thursday, the board approved Deana Brown, who has served ... Read more | Add your comment

Former VTN sports editor passes away

PERRY, Fla. — A man who started his journalism career at The Valley Times-News in 1979 and went ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Sunset cruise to raise money for MD awareness

There will be a sunset cruise fundraiser for The Foundation for Casey’s Cure on West Point Lake on Oct. 20 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 pm

News

TCSS gifts Unity to housing authority

At their meeting on Thursday, the Troup County School Board adopted a resolution to donate the Unity Elementary School building at 525 Park Avenue in ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 8:00 am

News

Lanett discusses process to select next mayor

At their Monday meeting, the Lanett City Council discussed how they would go about selecting a new mayor. Jamie Heard acted as mayor pro tem. Read more

by Cole Trahan, Monday, September 27, 2021 7:53 pm

News

TCSO operation finds 10 locations selling alcohol to minors

On Thursday, investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted an operation targeting the sale of alcohol to minors from local businesses. Investigators ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00 pm

News

Family, friends to raise money for pediatric cancer research

On Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. eastern time, a lemonade stand will raise money for pediatric cancer research at Daniel’s Drive ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:00 am

Opinion

SWINDLE COLUMN: Could video conferencing save court’s time, taxpayer money?

Six years ago, I wrote a column about video conference hearings in Georgia. As it turned out, COVID has forced the courts to adapt to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:30 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: After McCoy convictions, city of Lanett needs to build back trust with citizens

We admit it was a little jarring to open up a press release from Attorney General Steve Marshall Wednesday and see Kyle McCoy identified as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:30 am

News

Lanett Fire Department investigating fire

On Thursday, Sept. 23 at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT, the Lanett Fire Department responded to a house fire at 7 SE 14th St in Lanett ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Saturday, September 25, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

Handley makes long XP to beat Lanett

ROANOKE — A lucky bounce on an improbable extra point try was the difference in Handley’s 19-18 win over Lanett Friday night at Wright Field. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:05 pm

News Main

Chambers falls to Pike Liberal Arts in battle of top 5 teams

By Mike Hensley The Troy Messenger In a battle of top five ranked AISA teams, the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots held on late in a ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:30 pm

News

Golf tournament to be held at Point University Golf Club

LANETT — A benefit golf tournament will be taking place at the Point University Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 16. It will be in memory ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 pm

News

Official opening to be held for Valley City Park playground

The weather forecast looks much better for this coming weekend than it did for last weekend, and plans are to have the official opening of ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 am

Sports

Lee-Scott routs Springwood

LANETT — The Springwood Wildcats fell to 0-6 on the season with a 43-0 home loss to Lee-Scott on Thursday. Springwood has only five seniors ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 am

News

Kenny Knox Tire Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Kenny Knox Tire Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. Since Sept. 21, 1996, it’s been open on Fob James Drive as a family-owned ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:00 am

News

Troup County Career Center leaders discuss career center, Option B at meeting

At the TCSS school board meeting on Tuesday, Troup County Career Center Principal Jeff Little and instructional coordinator Dr. Kathy Bowen presented an overview of ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:00 am

News

TCSS board members agree mask policy is going smoothly

At their Tuesday work session, the Troup County School Board informally agreed to continue requiring masks for staff and students in its facilities. “For the time ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Friday, September 24, 2021 8:00 am

News

Triplett discusses her job assisting veterans, helping them get benefits they deserve

Chambers County Veterans Service Officer Yvonne Triplett talked about her job duties at Monday’s meeting of the Valley Lions Club. Veterans service officers are trained by ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:00 am

News

TCSO asks people to be careful what they share

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has disproven a rumor circulating on social media regarding students carrying guns at Callaway High School. The rumor was started from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:00 am

News

Troup Co. considers incentive to spur vaccinations

Troup County may pursue an incentive program to encourage county employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. County Manager Eric Mosley said Tuesday that the county has been ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:00 am

Lanett

UPDATED: Lanett Mayor pleads guilty, is immediately removed from office

Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy pled guilty Wednesday and was convicted of two felony ethics violations. He was immediately removed from office and is barred from ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:23 pm

News

Experts fear twindemic: Flu season might be more severe this year

With the flu season approaching, some medical experts are worried about a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and a rough flu season. Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 pm

News

Pumpkin patch set to open

Jack O Lantern Lane Pumpkin Patch at 18151 Veterans Memorial Parkway in LaFayette will be open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 30. A tradition since ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:00 am

Opinion

GENDUSA COLUMN: A horse named ‘Integrity’

My Facebook page was hacked and deleted this month, my computer was hijacked, and three women punched a restaurant hostess in New York over COVID ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:30 am

News

City of Lanett passes budget: Includes more money for EMS, police vehicles

LANETT — The Lanett City Council on Monday unanimously approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which starts on Friday, Oct. 1. It’s a ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Where did the flu go? We might find out, if enough people don’t get influenza shots

“Where did the flu go?” Surely, you’ve been in a conversation during the pandemic where that question has come up. Our yearly fall sickness — ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:30 am