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The Russell County Warriors picked up a big win last Tuesday night on the hardwood, defeating Park Crossing, 90-84. The Thunderbirds were an opponent whom Russell County had previously fallen to earlier this month on Jan. 10 in Montgomery, 70-61.

For the first time in the wrestling program’s history, the Smiths Station wrestling team made it to the state championship. Although they did not win it all, finishing second place as the runner-up is a big accomplishment for this program.

Now is an exciting time in Phenix City and Russell County. Phenix City is working on a great plan for downtown redevelopment, and the county is progressing with its plans for adding sewerage to Ladonia; however, while they are having another feasibility study done for Fort Mitchell, the outc…

This week, 167 AEDs are being distributed to different locations across the county, which will place an AED in all county owned buildings, volunteer fire departments, parks, schools, and sheriff office vehicles.

Glenwood’s Gators moved into the final week of the regular season by going 3-0 including two region victories against two very athletic teams …

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I shared with you, dear reader, that I don’t personally make New Year’s resolutions. I have measurable goals that I implement to improve my life, and hopefully the lives of those around me.

As I have stated over and over again and again, I am no longer a big fan of professional football. I used to love to watch it each week during the regular season and then during the playoffs. I rarely missed watching a game back then. But no more.

I would like to comment on the article in last week’s paper “The Cost of Permitless Carry.” Some of the article I agreed with and some I did not; however, I do agree with the loss of revenue. Sheriff Taylor had shared that the Russell County Sheriff’s department uses the revenue from permits…

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The City of Smiths Station held its 20th annual trash cleanup day on Saturday. More than 70 volunteers from Chatt Valley Church, Smiths Station High School, The Kombat Zone, LLC, Chattahoochee Crawlers Jeep Club, and the city picked up more than 1,500 pounds of trash from roadways in the cit…


Russell County High School has a new Theater Club and a new drama teacher. Since she arrived in August, English teacher Alexis Ligon, 24, has been in charge of the new club; she is full of energy and enthusiasm not only for her new role but for the kids and the future of the club. Ligon grew…


On Monday, Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 911 Dillingham St., Phenix City, held a spirit-filled Unity Celebration and Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event’s tagline was “celebrating our past, praising God for the present, and claiming favor for the fut…

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