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Beulah hosts packed pep rally to prepare for season

BEULAH — Fans and family alike packed the home side of the stands at Beulah’s football field last ... Read more | Add your comment

Lanett prepares for return of film festival

The Second Annual Lanett City Film Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Read more | Add your comment

Chapman has built bridges, birdhouses

Charles Chapman loves to work with his hands. Read more | Add your comment

Body of Valley woman found

LaGRANGE — The body of 24-year-old Maranda Whitten was found Monday morning at R. Shaefer Heard Campground. Her death ... Read more | Add your comment

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Farmers’ Market is something to take pride in

Community events are always a source of fun and the Valley Farmers’ Market is something that everyone should attend. Read more | Add your comment

by Steven Thomas.

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GVA, Alabama a great place to work

It’s always a good thing to hear that unemployment has gone down. It’s even better to hear that the number of people able to work ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chambers getting rid of local phone numbers

Those looking to get in touch with the Chambers County Commission or courthouse may have recently found their usual number not working. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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BRIEFLY TOLD

Briefly Told items may be emailed to news@valleytimes-news.com. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Police reports

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by Staff Reports.

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Second escaped inmate captured

LaGRANGE — The second of two escaped inmates has been found by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Troup Sheriff searching for missing kayaker

WEST POINT — The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Valley woman who was last seen at Shafer Heard Campground near West ... Read more | Add your comment

by Steven Thomas.

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Chambers Academy win opening game 41-0

AUBURN, Ala. — The Chambers Academy Rebels got the 2018 football season off to a great start by overwhelming the Lee-Scott Warriors 41-0 on rain-swept ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Gartman earns win in Springwood debut

LANETT — John Gartman led Springwood School to a victory over Success Unlimited Academy in his head coaching debut with the Wildcats, 23-12. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Highway Dept. widening road, moving gas line near Huguley

The widening of Phillips Road near Huguley Elementary School will be a major project for the Chambers County Highway Department in the coming year. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Valley’s Free Watermelon Day brings in big crowd

Walter Pulliam has been farming for most of his life and has brown lots of watermelons over the years but never has he had a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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LaFayette couple work to make the area healthy

The topic of health has become commonplace among conversation and headlines but, for many, that is where it stops. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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July sees decrease in unemployment, more jobs

Following a month where unemployment and the labor force rose across the state, July saw a decrease in unemployment and a rise in the labor ... Read more | Add your comment

by Steven Thomas.

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BRIEFLY TOLD

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by Staff Reports.

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Police reports

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by Staff Reports.

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Schools saving more than just money

Andrew Leak made an appearance at the Chambers County School Board meeting Wednesday night, taking a brief respite from his duties as Five Points’ new ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Lots of paving needs being addressed this year

This has been a good year for road improvements in the local area Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Springwood School, Chambers Academy begin football regular season tonight

Football season in the Greater Valley Area officially begins tonight Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Watermelon Day offers fresh picks

It’s the final promotion of the current season, and a good supply of freshly-picked watermelons will be on hand. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Leak talks school energy

The new principal of Five Points Elementary, Andrew Leak, was at the Chambers County School Board meeting Wednesday night to discuss the district’s energy saving ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Dry-Me-Dry book celebrates Martex towel

When textile workers at Fairfax and Riverdale mills were making Martex Dry-Me-Dry towels in the 1950s, little did they know that a half-century later the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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by Staff Reports.

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Police reports

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Lunch at the Country Store: Reminiscences from my friend Hollis Hobbs

Have you ever pulled off a country road, stopped by a little country store for lunch and had the person behind the counter make you ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Purchase of gun by student needs looking into

The news that a student at Valley High School brought a gun to show to a fellow student brings up a lot of feelings. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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UPDATE: Troup Sheriff has apprehended one, still searching for another escaped inmate

LaGRANGE — The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two Troup County Jail inmates who escaped from the jail Wednesday around 11 p.m. Eric Calvin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Valley High student arrested for bringing gun to school

VALLEY — A Valley High School student was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 14 for bringing a gun to school, according to Valley Police Chief Tommy Weldon. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Point men’s soccer team looks to surprise opponents in 2018

WEST POINT — The Skyhawks of the Point University men’s soccer team were welcomed back to campus with a schedule of two-a-days. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.