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Johnson to step down as Lanett Schools superintendent

Lanett City Schools Superintendent Phillip Johnson announced he is stepping down from his post as superintendent at a ... Read more | Add your comment

Swanson on using basketball as therapy, and his improved season

ATLANTA —It was a December night in 2015 when a former student-athlete entered the basketball court at Vanderbilt ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabama Hawks return to action, gain exposure with college coaches

LANETT — The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit is in full swing this year on all levels, including ... Read more | Add your comment

Chambers Academy seniors collect $1.3M in scholarships

Chambers Academy celebrated its 50th graduating class on Friday night at Torbert Field. Read more | Add your comment

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Springwood School graduates 29 students

When Tuong Tran began delivering her valedictorian address in her native Vietnamese, it drew a lot of bewildered looks from the large crowd gathered inside ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Lanett High School graduate 54 students Friday night

On Friday night, Morgan-Washburn Stadium played host to 54 graduates from Lanett High School moving on to the next phase of their young lives. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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American Legion Post 67 hosting Memorial Day program

American Legion Post 67 and the Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in the Langdale community at 11 a.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Beulah graduates dance way to diplomas

BEULAH —The 2019 Beulah High School graduation ceremony was truly one filled with jubilation. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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West Point teen raising money to attend STEM summer program

WEST POINT — Xantavious Brewer just wants to play basketball, watch ESPN and continue taking the steps necessary to become a scientist. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Library talks about three women in Chambers County history

Cobb archivist Robin Brown talked about three prominent women in east Alabama history during a Lunch N Learn program Wednesday at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Students receive scholarships from Lanett Masons Lodge

Three local Class of 2019 graduates got a little help from Lodge No. 656 Free and Accepted Masons in Lanett by way of a $1,000 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Chambers County hires two principals

The Chambers County Board of Education accepted the recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge Wednesday to appoint Misty Hudmon as the new principal of Huguley ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Memorial Day interview with one of America’s military heroes

In the spring of 2019, LaGrange College was privileged to host retired General John Jumper, one of America’s top military leaders. From Vietnam to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

Four Star to be a boost for our community

People who travel along I-85 between Montgomery and Atlanta probably think of the Valley from what it looks like at exit 77. On the north ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Davidson twins set to graduate from Lanett High School

LANETT — Kolby and Kaleb Davidson get recognized as a unit everywhere locally. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Opinion

‘Amazing Shake’ develops necessary skills

Amazing Shake is a competition that was started at Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta to give fifth and sixth graders the chance to be assertive, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Tire manufacturer project is on indefinite hold in LaGrange

On Wednesday, the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority confirmed that construction of Sentury Tire USA’s Troup County facility has been placed on hold indefinitely. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Point University wants to increase footprint in West Point

Point University doesn’t plan of slowing down anytime soon, according to Rusty Hassell, executive director of enrollment management at Point University. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Evans: Keep valedictorian and salutatorian

Many schools around the country have decided to stop naming a valedictorian and salutatorian, noting the added stress and competition it creates among students. Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

Opinion

Brady: Best at not quitting

I read somewhere about a man who audited a doctoral seminar on leadership. One day the professor asked each of the 16 participants in his class ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Four Star Freightliner breaks ground in Valley

In the 1980s, Jerry Kocan was a representative for Caterpillar, working the Interstate 85 corridor. He made many stops at Exits 77 and 79 in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Alabama House approves ‘born alive’ abortion bill

Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion, under a bill approved Tuesday night by the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Teachers, students, parent cut hair for kids

As students held their breath in hopes of winning a new car during Friday’s pep rally at Troup High School, five teachers, four students and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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School 2 Work puts graduating Troup County seniors directly into jobs

When Troup County School System seniors toss their graduation caps in the air next week as a culmination to the graduation ceremony, they will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Resurfacing project on I-85 in Georgia to take six months to complete

A resurfacing project on Interstate 85 in Harris and Troup Counties is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28, according to a news release from the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Commission approves Sea of Galilee replica

In the not-too-distant future, locals and out-of-town visitors may be able to step back into biblical Galilee right here in Troup County. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chambers County Commissioner James “Moto” Williams reflects on his time with the Alabama Forestry Commission

James “Moto” Williams is perhaps the best-known forestry professional in Chambers County. He will mark 30 years with the Alabama Forestry Commission on July 1. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Valley Parks and Rec hosting multiple programs this summer

VALLEY — There are many different ways Valley residents can avoid boredom this summer at the Valley Sportsplex. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Class of 2019 graduates at LaFayette High School

LaFAYETTE — It was an emotional night for several LaFayette High School seniors who by the end of Tuesday night were high school graduates. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Take precaution in the heat

If you’ve been outside in the last days, this isn’t breaking news, but it’s hot outside.  Unfortunately, it’s only going to get worse. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to assist victims in east Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $645,000 to assist victims of domestic violence in east Alabama through two agencies that offer safe shelter and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.