Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Girl Scouts from the West Point area have started cookie sales in J. Smith Lanier II Park in downtown West Point. Girls from Troop 18069 will be there, rain or shine, from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday through March 16.

• If you or someone you know is considering running for public office, you’ll want to attend the Chamber’s Candidate Academy. This event is free and open to the public. Panelists include LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, Troup County Solicitor-General Markette Baker, Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz and Troup Elections Supervisor Andrew Harper. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Chamber. Register by contacting Renae Willis at the Chamber, 706-884-8671 or

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• The Lanett High School Class of 1978 will have a reunion meeting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at San Marcos. For more information, contact Benita Gunnells at

• Chambers County EMA encourages everyone to practice their Tornado safety drills and plans this Wednesday Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Providing the weather is all clear, we will sound the tornado sirens at 10 a.m. in coordination with the National Weather Service and NOAA Weather Radio Alerts. Again, we encourage Schools, Business’, and citizens at home to utilize this time to practice their safety plans and drills. If you do not have a plan, this link will can help you prepare one:

• The Valley City Council will have a work session at 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 22. The public is invited.

• The 2nd Annual K.I.N.G.’s Mother-Son Banquet on Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Virginia Cook Building, 800 MLK Drive, West Point, Ga. Donations are welcome.

• A Valley Bridal Show will be presented by Gator Media and the Hampton Inn on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1-4 p.m. Free admission and door prizes.

• Life South Community Blood Center, Inc. will have some blood drives in the local area. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, EST, the bloodmobile will be at Valley Walmart and at LaFayette Heights Baptist Church in LaFayette from 4 to 7 p.m. CST on Feb. 24.

• The Chambers County Commission Rules, Ways and Means Committee will meet at 2 p.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 26. The Human Resources Committee will meet at 2:45 p.m. on the same day. Both meetings will take place in the Commission office, located in
the Courthouse in downtown

• The Chambers County ADC will meet at 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Goodsell United Methodist Church in Lanett.

• The Lanier High School Historical Society  will be hosting an afternoon tea on Sunday, March 4 from 4-6 p.m. EST at 1302 North Cherry Drive in Lanett. Join former faculty and students in recalling the good old days. Find your school photo in the photo gallery. We are looking for donations to the Society. We are looking for old yearbooks, band instruments, athletic uniforms, early 1900 textbooks or school trophies.

• Chambers County Library Travelers has open registration for an excursion to the Springer Opera House in Columbus Ga. to attend West Side Story on March 16. The cost is $40 and includes motor-coach transportation. The registration deadline is March 5. Please call (334) 768-2161 or email for more information.

• Chambers County Library Travelers has begun registration for a Stay-N-Play trip to visit The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum in Williamstown, Ky., on May 7-11. The cost is $550 (double rate).  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due by Feb. 28 to reserve your space. Please call (334) 768-2161 for more information.

•Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This annual event recreates traditional Creek Indian life, frontier life in the year 1814 and emphasizes the importance of the battle in United States history through a variety ofspecial demonstrations and interpretive programs. Saturday’s activities will provide park visitors with a better understanding Southeastern American Indian life in this area 200 years ago as well as provide insight into the lives of the combatants and the reasons why the battle occurred.