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Let’s take a stroll through the Lanett fair

Last week we went to the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Georgia. This week, let’s walk over to the carnival in Lanett and see what’s ... Read more

2 days ago by W Gregory Ward.

OUR VIEW: Celebrate officers in the community

May 9 through May 15 is National Police Week, a seven-day stretch meant to recognize law enforcement officers for the work they do in our ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Taking in the Cotton Pickin’ Fair

So, I spent Sunday afternoon at the Cotton Pickin’ Fair. Let’s talk about that. Getting there is half the fun.  There are shorter ways to ... Read more

1 week ago by W Gregory Ward.

Sound battle while at a local car wash

After the big hail storm, I  decided to try out the new car wash down in Valley.  This one is different:  in this one you ... Read more

2 weeks ago by W Gregory Ward.

Mrs. Cathy Moncus McCard

Mrs. Cathy Moncus McCard, age 68, of Valley, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at EAMC-Lanier Nursing Home in Valley. She was born ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Illusions, or how I wound up with cards all over my kitchen floor

I have a confession to make:  I  like card tricks, and I’ve always wanted to do them. The unexplained and seemingly inexplicable have always held ... Read more

3 weeks ago by W Gregory Ward.

OUR VIEW: Law enforcement should not have to leave due to lack of pay

Last week, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart addressed the county commission with his concerns related to deputies leaving for other departments due to compensation. Lockhart ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

What’s wrong with working?

I just got back from a short trip to South Carolina.  During the entire trip, I was struck by how many desperate “help wanted” signs ... Read more

4 weeks ago by W Gregory Ward.

Our View: West Point hauls in another victory

For West Point, 2021 is keeping pace and trending to be a more productive year on the economic development front than 2020, when a lot ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Baseball and politics should not mix

I have a more-than-passing interest in politics. I can’t remember when I didn’t know who held just about all of the important elected and appointed ... Read more

1 month ago by W Gregory Ward.

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