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Volunteers at SewingMachine.com has sewn over 500 masks

WEST POINT — Volunteers at sewingmachine.com in downtown West Point have thus far sewn more than 500 masks ... Read more | Add your comment

Senior meal program continues

VALLEY — Former Valley City Councilman Ray Edwards has some good news to report about the senior meals ... Read more | Add your comment

Hair salons adjust to closure

With the coronavirus outbreak, businesses have closed until the spreading of the disease has slowed or stopped completely. ... Read more | Add your comment

EMA gives out N95 masks, face shield

HUGULEY — On Friday, Jessica Yeager and Tabitha Holladay of the Chambers County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) had ... Read more | Add your comment

Editorials

Unemployment benefits need revisiting

Just last April, Alabama’s economy was trending upward, the state boasted a 3.8 percent unemployment rate that was near-record low. Sixty-six of 67 counties saw ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

It is now up to us to flatten the curve

As of this writing, 5:35 p.m. Friday, April 3, Chambers County has the same amount of reported deaths (5) as Jefferson County and only 78 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Springwood’s Barber commits to Faulkner University

Leading up to the AISA All-Star game, Springwood senior point guard McKayla Barber felt like she was supposed to commit to Faulkner, but she wanted ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

News

Local leaders react to governor’s stay at home order

Late Friday afternoon, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Scott Harris issued a stay at home order, effective for 5 p.m. CDT (6 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

TCSS reacts, plans after governor closes schools for rest of school year

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced his intention to sign an executive order Wednesday, closing all public K-12 schools for the year of the 2019-2020 year. Read more | Add your comment

by Ed Pugh.

Sports

Richard Carter taking retirement one day at a time

While at the podium in Birmingham, Lanett head basketball coach Richard Carter said the first thing he was going to do was go fishing with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

News

Little Free Pantries popular for food, toiletries

In February of 2019, Amanda James and her husband, Mike, put up the first Little Free Pantry in West Point as a way to help ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

Sports

Latest Panther signs to continue athletic career

Everything fell into place for Lanett defensive lineman Eric McCants. He was a key piece of the defense that help claim the 1A State Championship, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

News

Riley, McCoy expect shelter in place order at some point

Alabama is one of very few southern states yet to adopt a shelter in place order from the governor, but two local mayors would not ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Editorials

No seriously, stay at home

Not to belabor the point we made yesterday about the alarming number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Chambers County, but we also wrote a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Lockhart, volunteers cook fish for EAMC

VALLEY — A number of local industries, businesses and restaurants are joining forces to show appreciation to the hospital workers at EAMC-Lanier for what they ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ed Pugh.

News

338 unemployment claims filed in Chambers Co.

As the current health crisis continues to build, 6.5 million unemployment claims were filed last week. Alabama saw 80,984 alone during the same time period, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ed Pugh.

News

Troup launches COVID-19 hotline

The Troup County Board of Commissioners has launched a community-wide hotline to respond to questions and concerns related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Troup County, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Chambers School District announces rest of year plans

The Chambers County School District announced Wednesday how it will handle the rest of the school year. All students’ grades are being averaged using the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

LaFayette joins other Chambers County cities with declaration

LaFAYETTE — On Wednesday, LaFayette became the third city government in Chambers County to unanimously approve a declaration of emergency. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

Editorials

OPINION: Death toll in Chambers County is alarming

As of this writing, no county in Alabama had more reported deaths related to COVID-19 than Chambers County. East Alabama Medical Center announced this weekend ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

News

Chambers County gets ‘D’ grade for social distancing

If data from one location-based software company is correct, Chambers County has a long way to go to practice effective social distancing. Read more | Add your comment

by Ed Pugh.

News

Hike, Bike, Run canceled

VALLEY — One of the Valley area’s beloved traditions, the annual Hike/Bike/Run fundraiser for Valley Haven School, won’t be held this year. It has taken ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

Lanett closes playground

LANETT — Late Tuesday afternoon, Lanett city officials closed the playground across from W.O. Lance Elementary School. The main entrance gate has been locked and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

Going on a bear hunt

After reading stories around the country, Judy Wilkinson figured out a way to bring some joy to the community. She jumped on Facebook and posted to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

News

Three KMMG team members test positive for COVID-19

Three team members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19, according to KMMG. Rick Douglas, who works in public relations for KMMG ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

News

‘I don’t think I knew how sick I was:’ First Troup COVID-19 patient tells story

Gayle Marie Truitt is not just a statistic on a report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

News

Mayors discuss Chambers County being hit so hard by virus

LANETT — With 30 confirmed cases and four deaths being reported due to the coronavirus, Chambers County is currently one of Alabama’s most impacted areas. Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

9-year-old has drive-thru birthday party

Birthdays are always a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate, but with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the country, these types ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cody Estremera.

News

EAMC announces a fifth Chambers County death related to COVID-19

East Alabama Medical Center announced Monday a fifth COVID-19 related death in Chambers County. No other information is known about the case. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Lanett holds press conference on COVID-19

LANETT — At a Saturday morning press conference at Lanett City Hall, Mayor Kyle McCoy, State Rep. Debbie Wood and State Senator Randy Price discussed ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

News

EAMC: Four Chambers County residents have COVID-19 related deaths

Chambers County has fourth deaths related to coronavirus, according to information released Sunday by East Alabama Medical Center. EAMC said that two Lee County residents ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

BREAKING NEWS

Three in Chambers die COVID-19-related deaths

Three Chambers County residents have died of complications from COVID-19, according to a news release from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. Harris said five people ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.