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Bledsoe continues Shoal Creek series

VALLEY — Lanny Bledsoe’s third book in the Shoal Creek saga is back from the printer. It’s entitled ... Read more | Add your comment

Owens takes over as Chambers Academy headmaster

When Chambers County School District Superintendent Casey Chambley announced David Owen was going to be the district’s next ... Read more | Add your comment

Troup County School System employees to be vaccinated March 15

The Troup County School System announced Friday that the Department of Health will begin vaccinating TCSS employees on ... Read more | Add your comment

Raising money for the Tallapoosa Girls Ranch

VALLEY — Two house parents at the Tallapoosa Girls Ranch were guest speakers at Wednesday’s noon hour meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

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West Point discusses mediation attorney

When the West Point City Council met virtually on Thursday, Councilwoman Sandra Thornton made a motion to amend the agenda to discuss a resolution that ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:29 am

Sports

Believing in himself, Atkinson finds confidence during junior season

Early in the season, Lanett boys basketball head coach Trentavious McCants knew that he needed to find a third player that was consistently scoring for ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:00 pm

Sports

Aiming for history

The last high school basketball game of the 2020-21 season will take place in Bill Harris Arena on Saturday, as the Lanett boys basketball team ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, March 5, 2021 3:10 pm

Sports

Valley 12U girls basketball reaches state tournament

For the second straight year, the Valley girls 12u all-star team was sitting in the district championship game. Last year the team fell short, losing ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, March 5, 2021 2:54 pm

Sports

First-year head coach Trentavious McCants leads Lanett into fifth state championship in six years

Since he was in college, Trentavious “Tay” McCants has been working as a coach. McCants, who played basketball at the University of North Alabama, helped ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:30 am

News

Owen talks new position, CCSD future

VALLEY — On Monday of this week, David Owen completed his first day as the new assistant superintendent of Chambers County Schools by being the ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:44 am

BREAKING NEWS

VIDEO: Gov. Ivey extends safer at home order

Governor Kay Ivey Thursday held a joint press conference to extend the mask order in place until April 9. Ivey said she would not extend ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:58 am

Sports

Lanett boys basketball advances to state championship game with win against Hatton

BIRMINGHAM — The Lanett boys basketball team is back in the state championship game for the second straight year. The Panthers dominated the second and ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:20 pm

Opinion

Let’s be careful out there

I know I sound like I’m jockeying for the Captain Obvious 2021 award, but things are kind of odd these days.  We’ve been playing tag ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:42 pm

Sports

Lanett girls fall in 2A semifinal game

BIRMINGHAM — All season, Lanett head coach Charlie Williams has said the key to winning in girls’ basketball is making layups and hitting free throws.  ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:32 pm

News

Lanett council approves streetscape resolutions

LANETT — In action taken at Monday’s meeting of the Lanett City Council, resolutions were approved for streetscape work to be done this year along ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:38 am

News

LaGrange man exonerated in sexual assault cases after 40 years in prison

A LaGrange man has been released from prison after 40 years after new DNA evidence showed he was jailed for crimes he didn’t commit. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:31 am

Sports

Lanett boys prepare for semifinal game

Getting to Birmingham was Lanett boys basketball head coach Trentavious McCants’s goal to start the season. Now the next goal for McCants and the Panthers ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 am

News

Bradshaw Library offering Chromebooks, hotspots

The H. Grady Bradshaw Chambers County Library is now offering Chromebooks and hotspot for checkout in order to help residents who do not have broadband ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:33 am

News

Dobbs provides rides to Birmingham

The Lanett girls and boys basketball teams are trying to write their names in the history books this week. Both Panthers teams play on Wednesday ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:25 am

News

Lanett considers hiring city administrator

LANETT — Monday was Lanett’s first city council meeting following Mayor Kyle McCoy’s Feb. 16 arrest on ethics charges, and the council and mayor discussed ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:39 am

News

Valley Haven School will host Hike Bike Run and LaFayette Day this year

On Monday, the Chambers County Commission approved a proclamation that designated April 4 through April 10, 2021, as LaFayette Day for Valley Haven School and ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:29 am

Sports

Proving them wrong: Lanett girls basketball enters semifinal game vs No. 4 Hatton

Since the Lanett boys basketball team won three consecutive state championships, the statewide focus on Lanett athletics has been on the boys’ basketball team, while ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:15 am

Sports

Living in the moment: Two years after shooting, Lanett’s Alyse Madden cherishing playoff run

On Feb. 24, 2019, Alyse Madden was playing basketball in West Point when she was shot in the right arm. The bullet narrowly missed her ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:25 pm

Sports

Trying to finish a champion: Lanett guard Kintavious Dozier takes game to next level in senior year

He was already one of the best players in the area but after the Lanett boys basketball team lost in the state championship game to ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:15 pm

News

Guthrie’s coming to Lanett

Guthrie’s, the chicken-finger-only restaurant, announced on Tuesday that construction and build-out will soon begin on its newest restaurant in Lanett, according to a press release ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:53 pm

News

Springwood introduces Kurt Page as new AD, HC

On Friday, Springwood School announced the hire of Kurt Page to be the school’s new football coach and athletic director. On Monday, the Springwood community ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:52 am

Sports

Valley girls soccer wins program’s first game

Valley High School formed its first all-girl soccer team three years ago. After a winless inaugural season and a season cut short because of the ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:57 am

News

St. Paddy’s on River canceled

VALLEY — This will be the first March in several years when there won’t be a St. Paddy’s Day on the River in West Point. ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:52 am

News

Man dies in front loader accident

Lanett Police Chief Johnny Wood confirms a man has died after being struck by a front-end loader at Norbord Alabama, Inc, located along Barton Industrial ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:57 pm