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Gov Ivey announces COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be expanded in Alabama to include Individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately

MONTGOMERY – Gov Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 ... Read more | Add your comment

LaFayette council discusses Park and Rec department, future projects

During their campaigns, LaFayette Mayor Kenneth Vines and several LaFayette council members pledged to develop the city’s parks ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley council hears second reading on rezoning ordinance

VALLEY — At its Monday meeting, the Valley City Council held a second reading and unanimously approved an ... Read more | Add your comment

Spire updates LaFayette council on project

At its first meeting in May, the LaFayette City Council received an update on the Spire Gas project ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Springwood hires new strength and conditioning coach

On Wednesday, Springwood School announced the hiring of Skyler Slagle as Springwood School’s strength and conditioning coach serving all the school’s athletic teams. Slagle joins ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:56 am

News

Crim speaks about being a resource officer

VALLEY — At Wednesday’s noon-hour meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Valley, Lt. Sandra Crim talked about why May is a favorite time of year ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:50 am

News

WellStar West Georgia president concerned about vaccination rate

BY: COLE TRAHAN   Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center President Coleman Foss said the hospital has seen a large decrease in the number of COVID-19 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:05 am

Sports

Valley football returns to old-school football during spring season

The plan for the Valley football team during the spring was to work on themselves by becoming a physical team to prepare for a grueling ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:45 am

Sports

Valley senior Will Kennedy signs with Southern Union to play baseball

On Monday, Valley senior Will Kennedy put pen to paper, officially committing to continue his baseball career with Southern Union. “I’m looking forward to reaching ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:38 am

News

Lanett Police investigating Tuesday shooting

On May 11, 2021, at approximately 9:33 p.m. officers with the Lanett Police Department responded to the 1300 Block of South Gilmer Ave in reference ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:19 am

News

Council approves infrastructure bond

VALLEY — The Valley City Council on Monday authorized Mayor Leonard Riley to seek terms for a bond  for an estimated $5 million. The money ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:04 am

News

Employment woes hit the City of Valley

VALLEY — The City of Valley is having trouble hiring new employees. Laurie Blount of Valley Parks & Recreation said she was having trouble finding ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:03 am

News

Meet East Alabama Fire District’s first female firefighter

On April 22, 2021, East Alabama Fire District not only graduated its first-ever rookie school class but according to fire chief Kerry Pickard, the first ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:03 am

Opinion

Let’s take a stroll through the Lanett fair

Last week we went to the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Georgia. This week, let’s walk over to the carnival in Lanett and see what’s ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:19 pm

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Celebrate officers in the community

May 9 through May 15 is National Police Week, a seven-day stretch meant to recognize law enforcement officers for the work they do in our ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

New LaFayette principal resigns

On Tuesday, Allen Rose, who was named LaFayette High School’s next principal, sent in his notice of resignation to Chambers County School District Superintendent Casey ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:56 am

Sports

Beulah softball wins 3A Area 7 championship

The Beulah softball team grabbed the lead in the top of the first inning against Reeltown and steadily increased its lead for the remainder of ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:30 am

News

Sheriff’s Office to celebrate 25th rodeo

LaFAYETTE — The 25th annual Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo will be taking place this coming weekend at the Chambers County Agricultural Park, located between Highways ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:10 am

Sports

Chambers softball falls in state semifinal game

The Chambers Academy softball team got close, but it couldn’t take down Macon East in the AISA 2A Regional Consolation Bracket Championship game, losing 7-3 ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:00 am

News

Ivey awards grants for broadband services

On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama, including two grants in ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

Six Lanett athletes sign athletic scholarships, Hurston signs with Jacksonville St.

The school’s fire on Feb. 1 delayed it, but Lanett High School held its signing day on Friday, allowing the six seniors to officially sign ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:00 pm

Sports

Chambers Academy senior Payton Allen signs with Point

After winning a state championship and finishing as the Alabama Independent School Association Back of the Year, Chambers Academy quarterback Payton Allen signed with Point ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:52 pm

News

West Point approves Hyundai MOU

During the Thursday meeting of the West Point City Council, Councilman Joseph Downs made a motion to enter into a business meeting to vote on ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:06 am

News

GVACC feeds our first responders

LANETT — First responders throughout Chambers County were treated to a hearty barbecue lunch by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce this week. On ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:05 am

News

Valley High School Key Club talks about how COVID-19 impacted future plans

VALLEY — On Wednesday, three officers from the Valley High Key Club talked to members of the Kiwanis Club of Valley about having endured two ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:02 am

News

Top of her class, meet CCSO’s newest certified patrol deputy

Policing was never a thought for 23-year-old Beauregard native Rachel Rivera. “Originally, I wanted to go to law school,” she said. “Growing up, I wanted ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:34 pm

News

CCSD announces three principals, new director of federal programs

On Friday, Chambers County School District announced the hiring of three new principals and a new director of federal programs. Langley Matthews (Eastside Elementary School), ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:05 pm

News

Fagan talks COVID-19 to West Point Lions

In early January, news started circulating of a virus in China that was sweeping through the city of Wuhan that forced the Chinese government to ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, May 7, 2021 8:00 am

News

GVACC honors JR Ambassador of the year

WEST POINT — Chambers Academy senior Kamdyn Oliver is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship and CA junior Kaylyn Keebler has been named the Junior ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:25 am