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Council awards contract for streetscape project

LANETT — On Monday, the Lanett City Council awarded a contact to low bidder JLD Enterprises LLC of ... Read more | Add your comment

Ribbon cutting held for Valley Senior Village

VALLEY — At a Tuesday morning grand opening and ribbon cutting at Valley Senior Village, Gateway Management Company ... Read more | Add your comment

Coosa Valley RC&D thanks staff

VALLEY — Representatives of the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council were at the Chambers County Health ... Read more | Add your comment

CCSO Jail adds extension

On Tuesday, various leaders from around Chambers County gathered at the Chambers County jail for the ribbon cutting ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Zackery builds off big junior year, now rolling as senior

Just a few plays into the second quarter of Friday’s game against LaFayette, the Lanett Panthers were lined up in a punt return formation. The ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:40 am

Sports

Panthers rise one spot, Rebels remain put in ASWA poll

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its high school football ranking heading into week six. Chambers Academy and Lanett remain the two teams ranked in ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:57 am

Editorials

We could learn from the 1970 Valley Rams

Anyone who played sports has fond memories when looking back. Athletics has a way of bringing people together from different backgrounds as they work together ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:30 pm

Opinion

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think we should talk about Ruth Ginsburg. She was an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court who died Friday after a long ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:27 pm

News

GVACC announces businesses, ambassador of the year

Due to COVID-19, the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce was unable to hold its annual membership meeting this year. Instead of the meal, GVACC ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 am

News

AFRA to hold Family Week starting Sunday

At a previous LaFayette City Council meeting, Mayor Barry Moody announced a proclamation, that was approved by the council, that said the Week of Sept. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:15 am

News

Chambers plays big part in Canup’s life

LaFAYETTE — Chambers County is a very special place to Van and Samantha Canup of Washington, Georgia and something mighty special to them is the ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:25 am

Sports

Springwood hopes to rebound after blowout loss

Last Friday, the Springwood Wildcats played one of the hardest  games, if not the hardest game of their schedule, when they traveled to Glenwood. The ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:20 am

News

Chambers Rodeo exceeds expectations in 24th year

LaFAYETTE — The Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo is usually held in the spring. It got pushed back to the third weekend in September this year ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Get a flu shot, wear a mask

Tens of thousands of Americans die from the flu every year, depending on how bad that flu season is. Doctors aren’t sure whether this upcoming ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:56 am

Sports

Valley volleyball claims first win, sweeps LaFayette

The Valley Rams volleyball team started out hot and rode the momentum from a lopsided first set for their first win of the season, sweeping ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:53 am

News

Lanett holds second pop-up market

LANETT — A busy Pop-Up shop took place Saturday on the parking lot across from the Lanett Mill site. It offered a chance for locals ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:45 am

News

Valley 1970 state championship football team celebrated

There are about 15 minutes before the kick of Valley’s second region game of the season Friday night. While the teams were waiting to come ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 am

News

Inspire Academy to hold carpentry classes

Inspire Academy, formerly the Chambers County Career Technical Center, will be offering a free eight-week course this fall for adults needing basic knowledge and skills ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:45 am

News

Election to include three runoffs

Runoff races for council seats in Lanett and LaFayette will be decided a little more than two weeks from now. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Lanett ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

News

Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo comes to town

LaFAYETTE – A full house is expected for the Saturday evening finale of the 24th annual Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo. Over 250 cowboys and cowgirls ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:15 am

News

CCSD reports only two positive tests

The Chambers County School District continued to report its weekly COVID-19 numbers on Friday. There was only one positive student case this past week, which ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:00 am

Sports

Springwood dominated by No. 1 Gators

The Springwood Wildcats fell on the road to No. 1 Glennwood on Friday night 61-14. The Gators lived up to their new No. 1 ranking ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:45 am

Sports

Bobcats fall on road to No. 6 Knights

After opening their season at home with a loss to a tough Trinity team, the Beulah Bobcats traveled to an even tougher Montgomery Catholic team, ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:30 am

Sports

Valley slows Sidney Lanier, wins first region game

Quez Trammell caught a first-quarter touchdown pass and C.D. Clark iintercepted two passes as Valley held off Sidney Lanier 21-6 Friday night in a key ... Read more

by Daniel Evans, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:15 am

Sports

Lanett shuts out LaFayette for second straight year, takes rivalry, regional game

The No. 5 Lanett Panthers spoiled the LaFayette senior night on Friday night, defeating their rival 26-0. “I knew it was going to be [a ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Rebels dominate at home

LaFAYETTE — The Chambers Academy Rebels went to 5-0 on the year Friday night with a 46-7 win over the Valiant Cross Warriors on homecoming ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:54 pm

News

Greater Valley area relatively unscathed from Sally

Tropical Storm Sally dumped lots of rain over the local area on Wednesday but left relatively minor damage. A crew from the Lanett Utility Department ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:30 am

News

Gator Kincaid speaks at West Point Lions Club

One of the more well-known faces across Chambers County is Joseph Kincaid, who is better known as Gator. Kincaid is the owner of Gator Media, ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:00 am

News

Family of Natalie Jones plans ride to bring awareness to her disappearance

The family of Natalie Jones, who has been missing since July, plans to host an awareness ride that will start in LaGrange on Sept. 26.  ... Read more

by Jenna Oden, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:12 pm