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Three arrested in connection with July 17 murder

According to a press release, investigators with the Valley Police Department have made several arrests in connection with ... Read more | Add your comment

Lanett police arrest suspect in connection with Saturday shooting death

According to a press release from the Lanett Police Department, a suspect has been arrested in connection to ... Read more | Add your comment

Dadeville man dies in ATV wreck

A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:58 p.m. Friday, July 23, has claimed the life of a ... Read more | Add your comment

CCSD unanimously approves new salary schedule for employees

During the July 7 Chambers County School District Board Meeting, Superintendent Casey Chambley brought up that CCSD was ... Read more | Add your comment

Opinion

Don’t end up like a Bursin’s donkey

I recently came across Bursin’s Donkey. It’s not a real donkey at all, just a philosophical construct used by smart people to make a point. ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:17 pm

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Valley to annex church property

VALLEY — The Valley City Council at its Monday meeting suspended the rules and adopted on a first reading an ordinance to annex some property ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 pm

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Riley wants to meet with AmWaste

VALLEY — A growing number of Valley residents are complaining about their garbage service, and Mayor Leonard Riley wants to meet with officials from contractor ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 am

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Dadeville man dies in ATV wreck

A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:58 p.m. Friday, July 23, has claimed the life of a Dadeville man. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:00 pm

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Five Points man dies in accident

A Five Points man died Monday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 431 near mile marker 176, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Miles ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:00 pm

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LaGrange police investigating after subjects seen shooting at one another at Lee’s Crossing Apartments

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating after subjects were seen shooting at each other in the parking lot of the Lee’s Crossing Apartment Homes on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:16 pm

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Masks optional at CCSD

During Wednesday’s school board meeting, Chambers County Superintendent Casey Chambley announced the CCSD’s plan for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Teachers will report ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:39 am

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Job fair offers local opportunities

LANETT — One thing was clear at Friday’s job fair hosted by the Lanett Recreation Department — there are plenty of local jobs available right ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:36 am

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Gator launches local radio station

In 2016 when iHeartRadio relocated WCJM from West Point to Opelika, Joseph “Gator Kincaid” Williams decided to take his talents to Facebook. Armed with a ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:28 am

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Welcome center on I-85 nears completion

VALLEY — Laura Smith, the director of the Alabama Welcome Center on I-85, was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s noon-hour meeting of the Kiwanis Club ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:16 am

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Ross buys TV station as BeeTV expands

BY SHIANN SIVELL As a young college student, April Ross interned at the channel 33, WJCN television station licensed to LaGrange. Now, the 49-year-old journalist ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:54 am

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Valley gets update on junk vehicle ordinance

VALLEY — The City of Valley is getting significant results from its new junk vehicle ordinance. The ordinance replaces one that was thrown out in ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:50 am

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Lanett aims to purchase new ambulance

LANETT — Lanett Fire & EMS has recently had a tough time in keeping three ambulances on the road. One is currently in the shop ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:49 am

Opinion

Wealthier than Croesus

Let me introduce you to one of the wealthiest people who has ever lived.  You. All of my life I’ve heard the expression, “Richer than ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:53 pm

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Lanett Rec to host job fair

LANETT — The Lanett Recreation Department will be playing host to a job fair for local small businesses this Friday, July 23. The fair will ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:18 am

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Lanett to advertise for city manager

LANETT — The Lanett City Council on Monday approved a resolution to advertise for a city manager. A committee headed by Council Member Tony Malone ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:45 am

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Growth Academy provides educational assistance

VALLEY — A truly ambitious project is in its startup phase on Shawmut Circle. It’s called Growth Academy, and it’s taking up where the Boys ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:14 am

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LaFayette teen fatally injured in ATV accident

A single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:26 a.m. Sunday, July 18, has claimed the life of a LaFayette juvenile. The 17-year-old was fatally ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:28 pm

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Valley Police investigating shooting death of Valley man

On Saturday afternoon, July 17, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers of the Valley Police Department responded to 228 Huguley Road in reference to a ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:10 pm

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Building the mind, body: Springwood football begins seven-on- seven games, practice

During the 2020 summer, Springwood was unable to use its weight room, as the school had strict COVID-19 protocols set in place. This forced then-head ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, July 17, 2021 3:00 pm

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Make sure you know what’s tax free this weekend and what isn’t

A few times a year it feels like we write the phrase “busiest shopping weekend of the year.” Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:30 pm

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McDonald’s worker wins car giveaway after being vaccinated

VALLEY — Shirley Hill was one of the first people in Chambers County to be diagnosed with Covid-19. She was having a bad experience with ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:00 pm

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Valley council discusses upcoming budget

VALLEY — The City of Valley is having its best year ever in terms of sales tax collections. With the stimulus checks because of Covid-19 ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:00 am

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Lanett grad Alyse Madden signs with Enterprise

In March, Alyse Madden thought her basketball career was finished. The senior, who helped lead the Lanett girls basketball team to its first state semifinal ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 am

Sports

New LaFayette basketball coach Chase Lewis ready for first year at LaFayette

There was a serious hole to fill when head coach Obadiah Threadgill announced that he would be leaving LaFayette to coach Pike Road. Threadgill had ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:00 am