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Herstons continue merry go round tradition

VALLEY — Monday was opening day for the Christmas Merry Go Round and for the ninth year in ... Read more | Add your comment

Hyundai TRANSYS to invest more than $240 million in West Point

Governor Brian Kemp announced Tuesday that Hyundai TRANSYS, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, will invest more than ... Read more | Add your comment

Merry go round opened Monday

VALLEY — Sunday afternoon’s rain washed out the planned opening of the Christmas Merry Go Round on the ... Read more | Add your comment

Christmas Parade announces grand marshals

VALLEY — Healthcare workers have been widely hailed as the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. During surges of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Police search for LaGrange suspects who shot into house, striking 9-year-old

Warrants have been issued for two LaGrange men, who are accused of shooting and injuring a 9-year-old in West Point over the holiday weekend. The West ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:18 pm

Sports

Lanett boys begin McCants era on Tuesday at Troup

When the Lanett boys basketball team takes the floor on Tuesday, it will look almost completely different from the team that reached the state championship ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55 am

News

Lanett tree lighting ceremony will be a little different this year

One of Lanett’s annual Christmas traditions will have a bit of a different feel this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Kyle McCoy announced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Sports

First year is in the books

I can still remember Nov. 20, 2019, like it was yesterday. I came to the Valley Times-News office for the second time in my life ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:45 am

Sports

Football players, cheerleaders from Springwood Chambers selected as all-stars

Ten athletes from Chambers County will represent their school on Dec. 4 in the AISA All-Star game. Seven Chambers Academy seniors were selected, while three ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:30 am

News

Chambers County Library holds toy, food drive

The Chambers County Library is having a toy and food drive for the Christian Service Center. Anyone who would like to participate is being asked ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:25 am

Sports

Family bonding: Three local coaches have sons on football, basketball rosters

At any level, getting a chance to coach a son or a daughter is a special experience for a parent. For the last several years, ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:21 am

News

McCain Light show starts Dec. 1

VALLEY — At 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the big Christmas tree will be lighted in front of Valley City Hall, the Langdale Nativity will ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:16 am

News

Milltown Nutrition sees success

Almost on a daily basis, Megan Boyle and Brandon Carter found themselves driving to Opelika or Auburn to visit a nutritional club. When they would ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:11 pm

News

West Point discusses decriminalization of Marijuana

The West Point City Council convened in a video conference for a work session on Tuesday. During that work session, the council discussed the possibility ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:11 pm

News

VPD Releases identity of body found on King Rd

The Valley Police Department is investigating after a 35-year-old male was found dead in a ditch on Sunday. According to a VPD press release, on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:06 pm

News

Holiday Return

VALLEY — Weather permitting, the 64th running of the Christmas Merry Go Round will be starting at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29. “Thunderstorms are ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:45 am

News

Providing the gift of a Thanksgiving meal

Free Thanksgiving dinners were available in West Point, Lanett and Valley on Thursday. In West Point, a community-wide effort on the part of Mayor Steve ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:26 am

News

Up All Night Dinner serves more than 200 turkeys, meals

More than 200 turkeys and Thanksgiving meals were given out Tuesday morning. Despite hardships, changes and COVID the Up All Night dinner was made possible ... Read more

by Jenna Oden, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:45 am

Sports

LaFayette boys basketball falls to 0-2 early in the season

After losing to Valley by more than 30 points, LaFayette head coach Obadiah Threadgill talked about the importance of slowing down the pace of the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:33 am

News

Valley council approves new housing development

VALLEY — The Valley City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that could pave the way for the development of a major housing subdivision on ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:30 am

Sports

Valley boys fall to Smiths Station in LaFayette Tip-Off finale

Early in its game on Tuesday, the Valley boys basketball team was in a fight against 7A Smiths Station in the winners game of the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:26 am

News

Valley council sets lighting dates

VALLEY — In addition to approving an ordinance on the development and lot purchase contracts with Holland Homes LLC, the Valley City Council also authorized ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:21 am

Opinion

Enjoy the holidays like never before

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Christmas is less than a month away. I propose that we enjoy this holiday season like none we’ve ever had. No one ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:33 am

News

Kiwanis Club dresses Nativity figures

VALLEY — The Langdale Nativity has been a Valley Christmas tradition since the late 1940s. It was first displayed during the Christmas season in front ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:09 am

News

Local churches serve meals to Sylvia Word residents

VALLEY — Thanksgiving came a few days early this year for the 50 residents of Sylvia Word Manor. During the noon hour on Monday, representatives ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:25 am

News

WPDA to participate in Georgia Tech Economic Development Research Program

On Monday, the West Point Development Authority heard from Stifel representative Andrew Tritt in regards to the city’s water and sewer bond refinancing. Since April ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:05 am

News

Local firefighters discuss holiday safety tips

As the holiday season approaches, local fire departments are reminding locals to keep fire safety in mind. According to a recent report from the U.S. Fire ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:00 am

News

Man shot, killed after altercation on Glass Bridge Road

A Valley man was been shot and killed Friday evening following an altercation on Glass Bridge Road. Randal Breland, 48, of Valley, was injured with a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:55 am

News

Sealy named ALACTE administrator of the year

LaFAYETTE — The Alabama Career and Technical Education (ALACTE) has named Inspire Academy Director Ken Sealy its administrator of the year. ALACTE serves all counselors, ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00 am