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Bezos Scholarship recipients look to implement positive programs at LaFayette High School

A LaFayette High School student and educator are looking to bring a few changes to LaFayette High School ... Read more | Add your comment

Train enthusiast meets heroes at the railroad

A track maintenance crew from CSX Transportation has been in the Greater Valley Area recently, which has given ... Read more | Add your comment

Springwood head of school talks about changes in education

Springwood’s new Head of School, Lowrie McCown, talked about the revolutionary change that’s taking place in education at ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley Haven hosts annual dinner

Longtime Valley Haven volunteer Richard Bolt received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award at the school’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Opinion

Bernard: We must strengthen our gun laws

For many years, the AMA and other medical groups have attempted to get both the President and Congress to view “this epidemic of violence” as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Our View: SUCC is helping to build a workforce

On Wednesday, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce held a Lunch N Learn headlined by Southern Union Community College (SUCC). The presentation given by SUCC ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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High School football season kicks off Friday night in Greater Valley Area

GREATER VALLEY AREA — Cheers will be heard from far and wide in the Greater Valley Area as the regular-season high school football season begins ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley Bass Team to host first club fundraiser on Saturday

VALLEY — There is a new sport that is growing rapidly in the Greater Valley Area. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Opinion

OUR VIEW: Democracy loses without choices

We’ve got to admit, we were a little disappointed when we saw the final list of qualified candidates for the upcoming municipal election in West ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Former players remember the top moments in the historic Valley-Lanett football rivalry

VALLEY — Anyone who has lived in Chambers County knows the importance of the Valley-Lanett football rivalry game, which determines bragging right for the entire ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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West Point ballot is set for mayor and council

The ballot is set for Nov. 5 in West Point. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Edwards to serve another term on senior services board

On Wednesday afternoon, the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) had its first board meeting following the 2019 legislative session. Gov. Kay Ivey appointed a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers visits Lanett

U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers stopped by Lanett City Hall Thursday to meet with constituents and give an update about what’s going on in Washington and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president’s latest ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Former LaFayette center Barnes signs with Bulgarian basketball club

LaFAYETTE — Trevond Barnes is headed to Europe. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Chamber of Commerce hires Lanett native as administrative assistant

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is building its staff behind new Executive Director Carrie Royster. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Circuit Clerk says her office has been doing more with less

Despite two rounds of personnel cutbacks sine 2007, the Chambers County Circuit Clerk’s office continues to take in close to $3 million in payments each ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Chambers County Schools to host open houses

Beginning in September, the Chambers County School District will provide opportunities for local citizens to see how their teachers interact in the classroom with students. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Federal agencies help small businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to help rural, small business owners get started to expand their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Tramell to run unopposed for West Point mayor

It appears West Point Mayor Steve Tramell will run unopposed in November. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

Some tips to begin football season

High school football season starts tonight as Opelika High School hosts Troup County’s Callaway High School, the first of hundreds of dozens of local games ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Why did God take my mama?

I had concluded the funeral service, and he just sat there staring into space. His wife and children gathered around him desperately trying to lend their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

How to change the color of your spirit

If you are reading this and feeling a bit blah, or blue, or the heat has you wishing for a snowstorm, take heart; I have ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Springwood settles into offensive adjustments ahead of first week

LANETT — The word has been mostly positive coming out of the Springwood School football offseason this year. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Opinion

Merrill: Doing more with less

Just this past week, Forbes reported that President Donald Trump reduced his payroll and saved American taxpayers more than $20 million. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Standing up for communism today

Some of you reading this today remember the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 30 years ago, when tanks and troops from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Our View: Lanett is riding a hot streak

This week marks the start of football season, and local fans hope to see their favorite school play well. If the Rams or Panthers, or ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Kickball tournament raises funds for First Choice Women’s Center

On Saturday, the First Choice Women’s Center hosted its third annual “Not Just for Kicks” kickball tournament. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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‘Electric Jesus’ to film in Valley on Sept. 3

The magic of filmmaking will make its way to Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 3, according to a writer/director of a major motion picture. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Troup County approves millage rate for second time

Troup County has again approved the county’s millage rate, after going through the process for a second time. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Lanett to get new trash hauler

The Lanett City Council approved a three-item agenda Monday evening. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Lanett City Council activates fountain downtown

For some time now, Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy has been looking for something special the city would be known for. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.