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Fraternity Hall owner talks plans with Lanett council

LANETT — At Monday evening’s meeting of the Lanett City Council, the owner of the historic Fraternal Hall ... Read more | Add your comment

Former pastor recalls missionary work, culture shock at West Point Lions Club

On Wednesday, the West Point Lions Club enjoyed a moving speech by former pastor and missionary the Rev. ... Read more | Add your comment

Bledsoe releases fifth book, hosts book signing

VALLEY — Lanny Bledsoe has published the fifth novel he has written since the spring of 2020. It’s ... Read more | Add your comment

“Electric Jesus” to be screened at The Skatin’ Rink

Some remember that in September 2019, The Skatin’ Rink in Valley served as a set for the filming ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Drug take back set for Saturday

Anyone with unwanted drugs lying around should consider turning them in during the Chambers County drug take back on Saturday, Oct. 23. Drugs of any ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 am

News

LaFayette to host rodeo Sunday

The Border Challenge Rodeo is coming to LaFayette. Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. CT, guests will be able to watch bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:00 am

News

Lanett council selects new District 2 representative

LANETT — Tamalita Dunn Autry is the newest member of the Lanett City Council. She will fill the remaining unexpired term of Jamie Heard, who ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 am

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Cities announce official trick-or-treat times

Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, parents in the Valley area may be wondering when to take their kids trick-or-treating. Official trick-or-treat days ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:00 am

Opinion

SWINDLE COLUMN: The meaning of the mockingbird

By Jason Swindle Senior partner at Swindle Law Group, P.C. The first book I read was To Kill A Mockingbird. This book gave me my ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:30 am

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Family, friends remember Akeila Ware, slain earlier this month

This weekend would have been a celebratory day for the family of Akeila Ware as the LaGrange native turned 29-years-old. But instead of a party, Ware ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 am

Opinion

OUR VIEW: COVID-19 numbers dropping again

Riding the COVID-19 numbers wave is sort of like riding a roller coaster.  There have been several peaks —we’d say two major ones — and ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:30 am

News

John E. Croom to discuss New Deal era’s Civilian Conservation Corp

WEST POINT — The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society (CVHS) is extending an invitation to the general public to attend its quarterly presentation to be held ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00 am

News

Haunted Hollow offers fun for thrill seekers

For thrillseekers in the Valley area, there’s still time to visit Haunted Hollow, a trio of haunts in one location. While Haunted Hollow has been ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:00 am

News

17-year-old dies in apparent accidental shooting

WEST POINT – A 17-year-old girl was killed Friday morning in West Point from what’s being ruled as an accidental gunshot. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 11:16 am

News

Supply chain problems hinder local restaurants

Like others across the country, restaurants in the West Point and Chambers County area are dealing with various shortages. Georgia Norman, co-owner of Pokey’s 8th Street ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:00 am

News

Fairfax church refurbishes steeple

People in the Fairfax community in Valley may have noticed work being done on Fairfax First Baptist Church Friday morning. A pristinely white steeple hung ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 am

News

Area banks react to new reporting proposal

Area financial institutions are voicing their concerns with a new measure that is under consideration in Congress. The Treasury Department’s proposal would require the IRS ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00 am

News

Guthrie’s in Lanett set to open new location

Guthrie’s, the chicken-finger-only restaurant, announced Friday in a press release, that its newest restaurant will open on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Lanett. Guthrie’s is located ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Panthers dominate Randolph County in impressive win

The Lanett Panthers clinched their fifth straight region title in a 71-8 drumming of Randolph County at Morgan-Washburn Stadium on senior night Friday. On the ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Friday, October 15, 2021 10:22 pm

News

Scholarships available to fund high school, college students’ paths to automotive careers

Alabama Community College System (ACCS) announced recently in a press release that the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the ACCS are providing scholarships, as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 11:00 am

News

Chambers County boy shines at Alabama National Fair goat show

On Saturday, Oct. 9, eight-year-old Walton Epperson from Chambers County won several awards at the Alabama National Fair Youth Goat Show. One of Epperson’s goats ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Friday, October 15, 2021 10:00 am

News

Father of Parkland victim talks school safety

The father of one of the 17 victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida spoke Tuesday night in LaGrange, hoping that sharing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00 am

News

Breast cancer fundraiser total tops previous years

On Friday, Oct. 8, in partnership with local law enforcement, Renasant Bank in Valley hosted its fifth annual fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:00 am

News

Valley incident reports for Oct. 15

Report of a Harassment in the 2000 block of Calgary Crescent Report of a Violation of a Protection Order in the 300 block of WF ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:47 pm

News

Work continues on Higgins Street

WEST POINT — Work is continuing on the two new Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project (CFCP) homes on Higgins Street. Members of the current Fuller Center Bike ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:00 am

News

Reynolds discusses Valley Police Department at Kiwanis

VALLEY — New Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds told members of the Kiwanis Club of Valley on Wednesday that police work has changed a lot ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 am

News

Chattahoochee Humane Society has more animals than cages

The Chattahoochee Humane Society in Valley is currently overwhelmed by both dogs and cats. If they are not adopted or rescued soon, some will have ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:00 am

News

Some area schools relax mask policy

The Troup County School System announced Monday that it is relaxing its mask policy, but many other nearby school systems have not yet made that ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:00 am

News

Point to host campus event featuring The AND Campaign

Point University will host author and attorney Justin Giboney of The AND Campaign for the fall 2021 Preaching Seminar on Friday, Oct. 29. The AND Campaign ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 pm