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Springwood tennis finishes regular season 9-1

LANETT — The Springwood tennis team (9-1, 5-1) is in a position to play in the state tournament ... Read more | Add your comment

Shivers ‘disappointed’ with Rams’ lack of aggression in 5-4 loss against Dadeville

VALLEY — Valley head baseball coach Patrick Shivers talked to his players a little longer than usual after ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley City Council annexes land into city

VALLEY — On Thursday evening, the Valley City Council annexed some land into the city, had a land ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley Kiwanis visits Career Technical Center

LaFAYETTE — The Kiwanis Club of Valley had their noon-hour meeting Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the ... Read more | Add your comment

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More than 80 participants take part in Special Olympics

Tamarianna Moore was one of the more than 80 competitors at the Special Olympics Friday at the Valley Community Center, and it was clear she ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

News

Chambers County schools accredited for five more years

The Chambers County School District has been accredited for five more years, according to information presented by Superintendent Kelli Hodge at Wednesday’s Board of Education ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Chance to win is around the corner

The Valley Times-News will soon roll out a new promotion that has not been seen by our readers before. Beginning on April 6, we will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Beulah baseball sweeps B.B. Comer doubleheader

BEULAH — The Beulah Bobcats baseball team (11-5, 2-1) swept B.B. Comer in 13-5 and 12-7 wins on Thursday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley softball holds off Beulah in exciting 10-8 road victory

BEULAH — The Valley softball team (6-5) defeated Beulah (5-3) 10-8 in eight innings on Thursday afternoon. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Editorials

Anyone can be a hero

There was a touching moment at Thursday’s Breakfast of Champions event in LaGrange, where local people were recognized for their heroic actions by the Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Lions Club receives update on West Point Lake

VALLEY — This is a busy time of year for the West Point Lake Project Management Office. In recent weeks, park rangers and project contractors ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

Moores Creek testing shows low levels of E.Coli

VALLEY — Testing the waters at Moore’s Creek has revealed the water is relatively safe in most places, according to Hannah Bradford, watershed protection specialist ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Skating rink under new management

VALLEY — In 1980, two nine-year-old kids were at Magic Valley Skateland in Valley for the opening night of the newly-constructed roller-skating rink. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Circle of Care’s Carpenter has statewide award named after him

VALLEY — A local individual who has dedicated his time to spread awareness of human trafficking had an award named after him by the Alabama ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Forgiveness is often missing

Dr. Thomas Long, former Professor of Preaching at the Candler School of Theology, said he was standing at the circulation desk of the seminary library ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Upcoming Relief with Camp Good Grief

As many of you know, our 15th Annual Camp Good Grief, a free day camp for kids between the ages of 5-18 who have experienced ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Beulah baseball receives nomination in prep poll, no ranking yet

The Beulah baseball team (9-5) was nominated once again for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) 3A prep rankings this week. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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W.F. Burns welcomes Beauregard in postponed doubleheader

VALLEY — Wednesday afternoon was about more than a junior high baseball doubleheader at Crestview Field. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Editorials

Thanks to chamber for St. Paddy’s Day event

Organizers admitted that the crowds at Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day event weren’t quite what they were looking for. The cold weather probably played a role ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

Opinion

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

One of the problems exposed during the gas tax debate was the fact that $63 million a year gets diverted out of the Alabama Department ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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15 Years Later: LaFayette native remembers game-winner against Kentucky

Fifteen years ago Thursday, UAB pulled off arguably the biggest upset in school history, knocking off No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the second round ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

News

Phase III of Lanett streetscape project underway

LANETT — Phase III of the Lanett downtown streetscape project is underway. On Monday, demolition work began on the existing sidewalk on the portion of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

Lottery in Alabama: Bill would allow voters to determine outcome

MONTGOMERY — A bill floating around in the Alabama Senate could result in voters having a say about whether or not they would like to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Man charged with attempted murder

LaFAYETTE — A LaFayette man was arrested on March 12 after allegedly striking a woman with a crowbar. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

This is my favorite sports week of the year

As much as I enjoy The Masters, football season or sports in general, there’s nothing that beats the first week of the NCAA Tournament. Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

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Springwood gets first region win of season against Lee-Scott

LANETT — Springwood junior pitcher Emma Jennings led the Wildcats (2-10, 1-1) to a 1-0 win over Lee-Scott Academy on Tuesday afternoon. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Springwood soccer team clinches trip to state playoffs with 2-1 win over Lee-Scott

LANETT — The Springwood soccer team (7-1) clinched a spot in the state playoffs for the second consecutive season with a 2-1 win over Lee-Scott ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley softball shuts out Russell County 15-0 in three innings

VALLEY — It was all smiles for the Valley softball team (4-5, 1-0) after Tuesday’s 15-0 win against Russell County (0-5) at the Valley Sportsplex. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

News

Jail expansion expected to see short delay

Tearing down homes neglected homes within the city limits has been a focus in 2019 for the LaFayette City Council, bringing forward a list of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

STARS Program provides extra learning opportunities

Between 50 and 80 students head to the school’s after-school STARS Program, which stands for Students, Teachers, Administrators Reaching Success. The program is run by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Lanett City Council tackle several issues

On Monday, the Lanett City Council held a second reading and approved an amendment to update its cross-connection plan, approved resolutions to install two street ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Opinion

What about autographing The Bible?

The recent tornado in Lee County was devastating with 23 lives lost — several in a single family. How sad that things changed for these ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.