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Heard County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing woman

A woman is missing in neighboring Heard County, prompting the Heard County Sheriff’s Office to ask the public ... Read more | Add your comment

Chambers County School District announces 2020-21 learning options

LAFAYETTE – When the Chambers County School District resumes operations on Aug. 12, 2020, students will have the ... Read more | Add your comment

WPPD adds new officers

The West Point Police Department added two new officers last week, as Tieziah Johnson and Abby Freeman were ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley Sportsplex holds July 4 firework celebration

VALLEY — Saturday’s Fourth of July fireworks show at the Sportsplex was once again a crowd-pleaser but this ... Read more | Add your comment

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Three arrested in Lee County during raid

Three people were arrested on Wednesday as part of a drug bust in Lee County, including two people from Valley.  Jo Marie Reaves, 45, and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:24 pm

Sports

Mackey gives back to LaFayette youth

Devon “Dee” Mackey returned to LaFayette after the end of the 2017 American Arena League season. He was done playing professional football, and it was ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:30 am

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Chambers County Commission agrees to lease landfill

LaFAYETTE — Following approximately one year of discussion between the two parties, the Chambers County Commission on Monday agreed to lease the county landfill. County ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:15 am

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Lanett council praises ‘The Village’ group

LANETT — Some local residents who are planning a Community Cleanup in Lanett on Saturday, July 11 were honored in advance by the Lanett City ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:00 am

News

Greenwood Missionary holds COVID testing

HUGULEY — An estimated 300 local people received free COVID-19 testing at a mobile testing site set up on the grounds of Greenwood Missionary Baptist ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:48 am

News

Ivey awards $48 million to ALSDE

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $48 million of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERF) to the Alabama State Department of Education ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:00 am

Editorials

Communication important for school restart

Usually, this time of the year is filled with back-to-school plans and last-minute vacations as families get prepared for the end of summer vacation. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:29 pm

Opinion

As a man thinketh in his heart

I had an interesting conversation with my dentist the other day. I was in for a root canal, and he had injected me with enough ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:28 pm

News

VTN wins awards from APA

The Valley Times-News won numerous awards through the Alabama Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The winners of the contest were announced last week. The VTN ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 6:00 am

Sports

Former Lanett manager, Reed returns to NFL with Chicago Bears

At 21-years-old, Cameron Reed is already living out his dream. The former high school football manager has spent time working at the Governor’s office and ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:00 am

News

Lanett Police and Fire investigates early morning house fire

LANETT — A home located on North 10th Street in Lanett was completely gutted by fire in the early morning hours on Thursday. According to ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:40 pm

News

Fireworks businesses gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations

By: Grace Braswell With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many in the community are gearing up for firework festivities. Boom City USA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:17 am

News

John Soules Foods on pace to open by July 2021

VALLEY — John Soules Foods is on pace to open a major production facility in Valley in one year.  The company lost an estimated 120 ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:00 am

News

Callaway Gardens hosting annual fireworks show

With Troup County Parks and Recreation’s annual Fourth of July fireworks postponed to August because of the coronavirus, residents seeking to view a large fireworks ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:45 am

News

Times-News changes print schedule due to July 4 holiday

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, The Valley Times-News has adjusted its print schedule to have print editions on Wednesday and Friday this week. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:17 am

News

Chambers County starts on Rebuild Alabama Project

VALLEY — One of the first Rebuild Alabama projects is underway, and it’s taking place inside the Valley city limits. The resurfacing of Combs Road ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:16 am

Sports

Oliver looks to continue Rebels staple on line

Jacob Oliver has been a huge part of the Chambers Academy football team’s success the last four years. Now in his senior season, he looks ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:14 am

Sports

Rombokas steps up in key role

Chambers Academy was a dominant force in the 2019-20 school year. They played in a state championship in football, volleyball and both boys and girls ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:33 am

Sports

Chambers girls finish first month of summer workouts

For the last month, the members of the Chambers Academy girls athletic teams have been working in its gym and outside, putting in the work ... Read more

by Cody Estremera, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:55 am

News

Strong to severe storms approaching Chambers County

Chambers County is in a moderate threat of severe thunderstorms running from 2 p.m. EST until 1 a.m. One hour ago the storms were Northwest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:35 am

News

Camp grounds see success

WEST POINT — COVID-19 has had a major impact on leisure activities this year in the U.S. There’s no Major League Baseball right now, no ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:00 am

News

Eagle Scout project fixes gazebo

WEST POINT — Jackson Tucker will always remember his 18th birthday. It’s on July 2 and this year falls between his graduation at Troup High ... Read more

by Wayne Clark, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:37 am

Opinion

Maybe what we need is a new Billy Graham

As a college freshman I began waiting on Newseek magazine to come out so I could turn to the back and read George F. Will’s ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:43 am

News

East Alabama Medical Center provides COVID-19 update

The last week of June has seen an increase in hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19, but we end the month at 22 which is about ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:34 pm

News

Mallory released on parole, despite opposition of district attorney’s office

Click here for the Special conditions of Mallory’s parole. Peter Mallory, who was sentenced to 1,000 years in prison in February 2013 for multiple counts ... Read more

by Ed Pugh, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:28 pm