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LaFayette boys fight back, defeat 6A Opelika for second time this season 59-52

LaFAYETTE — It never got out of control.  After Opelika took an 11-0 lead to begin Thursday night’s 59-52 ... Read more | Add your comment

Greer, LaFayette girls contained by Opelika in 63-31 loss

LaFAYETTE — For the second time this season, 6A Opelika had their way against the 2A LaFayette girls ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire departments honored for response to July accident

Firefighters in west Georgia have been honored for their quick response to a fatal, single-car accident in July. Read more | Add your comment

Man arrested for 1985 murder

A longtime fugitive has been taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Puerto Rico, according to a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pipe failure leads to CR 23 closure

A section of Chambers County Road 23 has been blocked off Thursday due to a large hole appearing in the street. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Valley Kiwanis Club learns about Career Tech

Ken Sealy, the director of the Chambers County Career Technical Center, has been trying to get the word out through local civic clubs of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Fire Departments honored for response to July fatal accident on I-85

WEST POINT — Firefighters in west Georgia have been honored for their quick response to a fatal, single-car accident in July. The West Point Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Five Points man dies in Montana snowmobile accident

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities have identified the person who died when a sport utility vehicle crashed into the snowmobile he was riding ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Lanett, Lafayette boys in good shape to win areas

The new year has started and local high school basketball teams are in the midst of area play. The playoffs, which begin on Feb. 2 with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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LaFayette girls debut in new prep poll

The Bulldogs are in. After weeks of only receiving nominations, the LaFayette girls basketball team (15-3, 4-0) has been voted in the latest Alabama Sports Writers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Lanett hosts college recruiting seminar for Valley area student-athletes

LANETT — Every year, thousands of high school student-athletes balance the trio of academics, athletics and social life. The problem that most face upon graduation, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Kia public relations head leaves, takes job in D.C.

Corinne Hodges recently left her position as the head of public relations at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. Hodges was also  a familiar face in Troup ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Penn starts at Callaway Foundation

Paul “Tripp” Penn III entered his new role as president of the Callaway Foundation in a time of transition. After spending the last decade focused ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Troup County talks vacation rental policy

On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners discussed regulations regarding vacation rentals and online lodging rental services like Airbnb. The discussion was prompted by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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ADEM gives grant for Moore’s Creek

VALLEY — The City of Valley stands to benefit from an Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) grant designed to help with an erosion problem ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

Busby resigns from Chambers County Board of Education

Chris Busby, community development manager for the Chambers County Development Authority and District 2 Chambers County Board of Education member, resigned from his position on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

News

Ivey grants millions to education, award equals $10.6 million to early childhood education

Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education was awarded $10,620,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Three educators named teachers of the year in Lanett

During Monday night’s meeting of the Lanett City School Board, teachers of the year were recognized for W.O. Lance Elementary, Lanett Junior High and Lanett ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Obituaries

John Tures: Martin Luther King Jr.’s strategy isn’t just nice, it’s also effective

Typically, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is touted in writing and the history books as being a nice person, for his message of meaningful ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Our View: Eagle Scouts set great example for life

It’s human nature to complain. We all do it. The easiest example is probably litter, a topic that has been discussed as much as any ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Selma mayor blasts local media during state of city address

By Adam Powell Selma Times-Journal During his annual Selma City State of the City Address, Selma Mayor Darrio Melton wasted little time taking the media ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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GDOT awards $30.9 million for I-85 projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that it had awarded contracts for a number of road resurfacing projects, including one for 25.9 miles ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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TCSO arrests two people traveling in vehicle stolen out of Maine

Two individuals were arrested Tuesday because the vehicle they were in was reported stolen out of North Berwick, Maine — about a 19-hour drive from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

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Chambers’ Lyons, Lanett’s Story recognized at Player of the Year banquet

MONTGOMERY — The two nominations for the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) backs of the year from the Greater Valley Area came up empty-handed at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Sports

Area scores from Tuesday night

VALLEY GIRLS The Rams fell to Brewbaker Tech 59-33 on Tuesday night. Ana Magby led Valley with 16 points. The loss drops Valley’s area record to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley trailer total loss after fire Monday night

A single-wide trailer has been deemed a total loss after a fire on River Road in Valley Monday night, according to the East Alabama Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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LaFayette discusses dilapidated properties

The city of LaFayette is aggressively going after dilapidated properties within the city limits in an effort to clean up its image. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Lanett urged to join study

On Monday, the president of the Chambers County Development Authority board asked the Lanett Board of Education to be a partner in an ongoing school ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Mattox completes project to finish his Boy Scout journey

Mattox decided to make bat boxes. There are 10 of them in the West Point area right now, and the bats are starting to roost ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Chambers officially posts director job

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce posted an opening for the position of executive director on its website Tuesday. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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LaFayette’s Greer finishes with quadruple-double, 7 blocks

LaFAYETTE — Last Friday marked another milestone in LaFayette sophomore Feliah Greer’s memorable season. In a 58-35 win against Ranburne, Greer finished with the stat ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley junior high boys defeat Lanett 36-22

VALLEY — The matchup was neck-and-neck until Valley junior high point guard Jamarious Martin heaved up a prayer from halfcourt at the first quarter buzzer. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.