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Valley girls complete season sweep against Beulah

After starting the game off slow in the first half, the Valley girls basketball team turned it on ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley boys route Beulah 80-41

The game hadn’t even reached midway through the second quarter before the Valley boys basketball team took a ... Read more | Add your comment

Lunch N Learn focuses on Historic Westville

VALLEY — Bradshaw-Chambers County Library hosted its first Lunch N Learn program of 2020 on Friday morning. A ... Read more | Add your comment

The Sock Hops returning to Troup High

The Troup High Fine Art Auditorium will once again be filled with songs dating back to the 50s. On ... Read more | Add your comment

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Winter fire safety tips

During the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see an increase in structure fires in many communities. Many times, this will lead to residents using unconventional ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Alabama maintains record low employment rate

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama has maintained its record low unemployment rate, ending 2019 with a preliminary, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Beulah girls win regular-season area title

The Beulah girls basketball team defeated Dadeville 47-32 on Thursday night, improving its record to 7-10. The win also improved their area record to 6-0, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Beulah boys lose ninth game in a row

The Beulah boys basketball team hung around with Dadeville for the first half, but it ran out of steam in the second, losing 62-43 on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Valley set for several road paving projects

VALLEY — The City of Valley will be doing a significant amount of road paving in 2020. The big project is to resurface Valley Industrial ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Chamber director speaks at Rotary Club

LANETT — Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Royster was the guest speaker at Thursday’s noon hour meeting of the West Point ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Church treats Lakewood Senior Living to tea party

VALLEY — The 15 residents of Unit 2 at Lakewood Senior Living had a wonderful time Thursday afternoon. Members of the Fairfax Methodist Church treated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Editorials

TCSS scholarship builds homegrown talent

During a Troup County School System Board of Education meeting filled with anticipation about senior property taxes, two young women were presented to the board ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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The 2019-20 regular season coming to close soon

The 2019-20 basketball regular season has just two weeks left before the start of area play. A couple of teams from Chambers County have put ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Phillips steps up in freshman year

Beulah girls basketball head coach Sabrina Milligan knew that she had to replace the graduated Kensley Taylor for the Bobcats to be successful in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Troup commission meets in afternoon

The Troup County Board of Commissioners hosted its regular business in the evening for the first time Tuesday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Officials talk about PILOT program

Economic development professionals attempted to show the public Tuesday night at the Mike Daniel Recreational Center in LaGrange why specific incentives are needed to entice ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Local scout, Troup High student installs trash trap

One Troup County High School senior and local scout is leaving LaGrange better than he found it before leaving for college in May. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bob Harding principal speaks to Kiwanis Club

VALLEY — Starting with the 2017-18 school year, there were some major transformations for Bob Harding-Shawmut and LaFayette Lanier elementary schools. Each school made the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Ferguson responds to middle school’s letter on drones law

When students from Chris McCalla’s technology education class at Long Cane Middle School learned that they couldn’t obtain a drone license until 16-years-old, they wrote ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Wildcat girls struggle at home

After coming off a blowout loss at area opponent Lee-Scott this past Friday, the Springwood girls basketball team had a chance for redemption, as they ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Springwood boys swept by area opponent Glenwood

In the first matchup just seven days ago, the Springwood boys team had a chance to defeat Glenwood on the road, but it fell short. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Missing K9 found at donut shop

VALLEY — Chambers County drug dog “Ice” was missing over the weekend, but thanks to the thoughtful actions of a woman from Prattville, Alabama and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Westville relocation focus of upcoming Lunch N Learn

VALLEY — On Friday, Jan. 24, Bradshaw-Chambers County Library will be hosting a Lunch N Learn program about the recent relocation of historic Westville from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Seagle talks love for Lanett High

VALLEY — On Monday evening, a retired educator who remains an assistant football coach at Lanett High talked about LHS being his favorite stop in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Scores from Chambers County

With the long weekend, a pair of teams took advantage of the day off from school to play another game. Here are a couple of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Senior forward Francis Okeyia making a difference in first season as Wildcat

The 2018-19 season was one to forget for the Springwood boys basketball team, as they finished 0-20. Now with three games left in the season, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Springwood girls seniors leading team

While sixth-grader Tori Patillo has been a focal point for most of its opponents this season, the Springwood girls’ basketball team is led by their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

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Writer, Valley native to speak at library

Valley native Jim Patterson will be the guest speaker at the Sunday, Jan. 26 quarterly meeting of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, to take place ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Editorials

Importance of the Census

Having an accurate total of a city’s population is important for many reasons. It determines the needs of a community, like how much money is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Examining anxiety

From an early age, everyone envisions having the “perfect” life. We strive to reach goals and work tirelessly to pursue our dreams, only stopping when ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

How baseball writers contributed to steroid and sign-stealing scandals

This week, you’ll find plenty of stories of baseball writers pointing their fingers, condemning the managers, general managers, and players with the Houston Astros and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Secret service agent speaks at MLK unity breakfast

LaFAYETTE — “Grow up” was a message brought by Unity Day speaker Orentha “O.J.” Holloway Monday morning at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. At estimated 275 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.