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18 years of live nativity

WEST POINT — For an 18th year, the West Point First United Methodist Church has had a two-night ... Read more | Add your comment

Valley boys nearly overcome 21-point deficit, lose to Troup County 53-49

LaGRANGE — A score from the Valley Rams with 5:40 remaining in the matchup cut Troup County’s lead ... Read more | Add your comment

Rams fall to Tigers 49-37

LaGRANGE — For the second time in a four-day span, the Valley girls basketball team lost to Troup ... Read more | Add your comment

Lanett BOE honors retiring teachers

LANETT — At its final meeting of 2018, the Lanett City Board of Education on Monday approved the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mrs. Martha “Molly” Pierce

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Martha “Molly” Pierce, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully at home early Sunday, Dec.  9, 2018. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Mr. Leonard “Bo” Haynes

DAYTON, Ohio — Leonard “Bo” Haynes Jr., 74, of Dayton, Ohio and formerly of Oakland, Ala. departed this life on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Ferguson addresses broadband

For residents living inside city limits, fast, reliable internet can often be taken for granted. However, in rural parts of the county and Georgia, that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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LaFayette council discusses shelter

LaFAYETTE — A LaFayette City Councilwoman wants to make sure everybody is warm during the winter season. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Qualifying for city council election has begun in LaFayette

LaFAYETTE – Three candidates have already stepped up to fill a vacant seat on the LaFayette City Council, according to LaFayette City Clerk Louis Davidson. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Valley teen dies following crash in Beulah

19-year-old Valley resident Case Robert Hoiness passed away early Wednesday morning due to injuries he sustained from the Nov. 26 accident. Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

Opinion

I’ll be missing a white Christmas this year

I’m going to miss seeing snow this year, but I’m not talking about the snow we may see in January or later in the winter. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

Opinion

Valleywide Christmas Parade was a great success

The Valleywide Christmas Parade has come and gone for 2018, and we are still talking about the job done by those in the community who ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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City of West Point approves 2019 operating budget

WEST POINT – The West Point City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2019 budget in a short city council meeting Monday night. The city will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia have plant’s biggest ever ‘Toys for Tots’ drive

Team members from Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) presented toys from the plant’s record-breaking Toys for Tots drive to the U.S. Marine Corps League of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Troup County School Board to vote on new athletic facility

The Troup County School Board is expected to vote Thursday on the construction budget for the athletic facility at LaGrange High School. During Monday night’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

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Grandmother of missing Valley teen says he is OK, but whereabouts still unknown

VALLEY — The grandmother of a missing 16-year-old Valley teenager has called the Valley Police Department informing them he is safe, according to Valley Police ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Lee County Sheriff confirms no gas leak at Beulah High School

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there was technically no gas leak at Beulah High School on Tuesday, despite an aroma that smelled ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

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Lanett boys basketball team prepares to defend three consecutive state titles

LANETT — It is finally game week for the three-time defending state champion Lanett Panthers. This season, however, may be the most challenging one in recent ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Library highlights Chambers County’s help with WWI

For the past year, Bradshaw-Chambers County Library and Cobb Memorial Archives have had an exhibit entitled “Defenders of Democracy,” which highlighted the Valley’s contributions to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Wayne Clark.

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Christmas shows taking over New Horizon

New Horizon Community Theatre is putting on two productions in the coming weeks, carrying on its tradition of helping the Greater Valley Area get into ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Heaney.

Opinion

Do not let fear rule your life

By Michael Brooks Pastor at Siluria Baptist Church in Alabaster I was a boy in suburban Birmingham when a man pounded on our door one night. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Starting traditions at the Valley Merry-Go-Round

I haven’t been working in Chambers County long, but since day one I’ve heard about the annual Christmas Merry-Go-Round. The carousel, which has become a tradition ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

Opinion

Satiating the hunger for more food options

Like people in any other part of the south, residents of The Greater Valley Area like to eat, and they like having options on where ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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CVHS 2019 bus trip endorsed by Alabama200

The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society is planning its fifth annual motorcoach expedition to some of Alabama’s most significant historic places in honor of the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park holding special event

VALLEY — The state of Alabama will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2019. Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state to the union on Dec. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bell’s Collision to donate to several charities

  LANETT – A Greater Valley Area family will spend this holiday season making sure others do not go without. The Bell family, owners of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.

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Ferguson talks about plans as chief deputy whip

By Alicia B. Hill Daily-News Last week, Congressman Drew Ferguson was named the chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress, and on Thursday, Ferguson took ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Springwood girls top Chambers 26-17

LANETT — The home team came out of a grinder on Friday night between the Springwood Schol and Chambers Academy girls basketball game. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

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Chambers Academy stops Springwood at home, win 58-31

LANETT — Nothing was held back in the latest chapter of the Springwood School-Chambers Academy rivalry on Friday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Daniel Evans.

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Tatiana Dale’s road to becoming Point’s first volleyball All-American

WEST POINT — Tatiana Dale’s mind wasn’t on volleyball when she received the biggest news of her playing career earlier this week. Read more | Add your comment

by Rashad Milligan.

Editorials

New businesses mean more tax dollars

Tax dollars are incredibly valuable to small community, no matter how those dollars come. We have learned in the past week that Popeye’s in Valley ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chambers County Lake gets upgrades

Ted and Mike Craig are hoping to make Chambers County Lake just a bit better in 2019. Read more | Add your comment

by Dustin Duncan.