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Lanett Police talk to West Point Rotary about police operations

Members of the West Point Rotary Club heard a report on the Lanett Police Department at their meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

West Point Council reads proclamation for Myers family

The Myers family is working hard to get life back to normal, and the West Point City Council ... Read more | Add your comment

Local students engage in Real Life 101 at Southern Union

Some things they just don’t teach you in school.  For that, there is Real Life 101, a seminar ... Read more | Add your comment

Veterans Day events are planned for Sunday and Monday in Lanett and Valley

American Legion Post 67 will be hosting a Veterans Day program at Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lanett completes fourth-consecutive shutout in Keith win

LANETT — The 1A No. 2-ranked Lanett Panthers (10-0, 6-0) have now shut out four consecutive opponents after enjoying a 55-0 win over Keith in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Valley advances with first-round win over Vigor

VALLEY — In the school’s first home playoff game since 2013, the Valley Rams (7-4, 5-1) defended home field with a 21-6 victory over Vigor ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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LaFayette advances after New Brockton win

LaFAYETTE — It was a bad start but a great finish for the LaFayette Bulldogs in Friday’s first-round playoff game versus New Brockton. It was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Sports

Troup County clinches playoff berth with Chapel Hill loss

They’re playoff-bound. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Wildcats’ season ends at Patrician Academy

BUTLER — Springwood School’s (4-7) season came to an end on Friday night with a 48-21 loss to Patrician. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chambers escapes first-round upset against Jackson

LaFAYETTE —The Chambers Academy Rebels were one minute away from ending their season in the first round of the playoffs. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Fallen soldier’s remains return to Hogansville after 69 years

The remains of Sgt. Billy Joe Maxwell, a Hogansville native, was flown home on Thursday, as the army veteran was given a hero’s welcome by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Troup County votes to move forward with aerial photography

The Troup County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with an aerial photography project, which would update decade old maps. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Report cards reveal mixed results

The Alabama State Department of Education released its annual report cards and failing schools list for all public schools in Alabama in the past few ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Rams hosts first playoff game since 2013 tonight

VALLEY — For the first time in six years, the Valley Rams (6-4, 5-1) are hosting a playoff game this Friday night against Vigor (4-6, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Chambers Academy begins title defense, Troup finishes regular season tonight

Five out of the six Alabama schools clinched playoff berths and begin the first round tonight. Meanwhile, on the Georgia side of things, the Troup ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Troup County judge continues to teach about impacts of trauma

LAGRANGE — For the last six years, Judge Michael Key has been on a mission to make the effects of trauma known to the Troup ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Valley Pharmacy owners talk about healthy eating habits at Valley Kiwanis

Craig and Angie Moore were guests of the Valley Kiwanis Club on Wednesday and discussed a healthy eating program they teach at Valley Pharmacy. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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LaFayette-Lanier shows respect for veterans

Fifth-grade students at LaFayette-Lanier Elementary School Thursday took time to honor local veterans with a series of songs and patriotic readings. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Beulah High School honors veterans at assembly

The students, faculty and staff of Beulah High School showed off all of their patriotism during a Veterans Day assembly on Thursday afternoon. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Springwood honors local veterans

Close to two dozen local veterans were honored guests as Springwood School celebrated Veterans Day 2019 with an impressive program in the Larry Boswell Gym. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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The Ray named Newsweek’s top 100 Smart City Partner

The Ray has been selected as one of the Top 100 Smart City Partners for Newsweek’s Momentum Awards. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chambers County implements ID check system

Visitors to any campus in the Chambers County School District must now present photo identification, such as a driver’s license, upon entering a facility occupied ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Lanett prepared to open playoffs against Keith

LANETT — The 1A No. 2-ranked Lanett Panthers (9-0, 6-0) enter the postseason eyeing a second state championship in three years. The journey begins this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Bulldogs host New Brockton in first round after four-game road trip

LaFAYETTE — For the first time since September, LaFayette (5-4, 5-1) is preparing to play a home game. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Low voter turnout in Tuesday’s election

Troup County’s voter turnout Tuesday night was 13.57 percent with 2,794 of the 20,593 registered voters taking part, according to results from the board of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Donna Williams.

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Chattahoochee Fuller Center project to dedicate final home in Lee County

At 4:30 p.m. EST this Friday, a ceremony will be taking place in Smiths Station to dedicate the 18th and final home built in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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CCDA asks about future LaFayette projects

LaFAYETTE — Chris Busby of the Chambers County Development Authority approached the LaFayette City Council Monday night to discuss what projects the council would like ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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State report cards reveal mixed bag for local schools 

The Chambers County Schools District and Lanett City Schools District showed a mixed bag of results after the Alabama State Department of Education released its ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Editorials

Support local playoff teams

Four out of six of the Alabama schools in the Greater Valley Area will host a first-round playoff football game this Friday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

The divided states of America

Today, I decided to change the name of our country. It seems more appropriate, don’t you think? Because “I pledge allegiance to the flag of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Springwood School looks to make playoff semifinal for first time since 2010

LANETT — Springwood (4-6, 1-2) is prepared to begin the second season on the road this Friday night at Patrician (4-6, 3-2). The Wildcats ended ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Lanett moves up in final ASWA prep poll

A local team has moved up in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) prep poll of the season. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.