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The Phenix City Youth Fishing Rodeo saw its biggest crowd yet on the afternoon of June 9. But unlike last year where kids were pulling in fish almost as fast as they could get the hook in the water, this year the fish didn’t seem to be biting…

Hurtsboro held its inaugural Juneteenth parade on Saturday morning. Organizers had hotdogs, barbecue, and cold drinks. Jim Centric, from the Russell County Democratic Committee, gave a talk about voting rights and voting registration, which f…

Volunteers from the Morrison United Methodist Church youth group drove up from Leesburg, Fla., to volunteer their time in Phenix City. In addition to volunteering at Mother Mary Mission in the garden and at Lazarus House, they designed and in…

The Second Annual Mayor’s Ball Golf Tournament was held on June 10 at the Lakewood Golf Course in Phenix City. This charity event is used to raise money and awareness for the Mayor’s Ball Scholarship Fund. There were 22 teams signed up, and t…

Alabama author Mack Lowery will be giving a review of his new inspirational book Spring Hill: Eight Miles South of Troy at Philadelphia Baptist Church Library on Sunday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited, and the book will be …

Tammy Henry is the new director of the Phenix City-Russell County Library. She earned a bachelor’s in Human Services from Spelman College and her master’s in Library Science from Clark Atlanta University. She grew up in Atlanta and moved to C…

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The Reverend Thomas David Weise (Father Tom) will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving to be offered at Mother Mary Mission, 318 Seale Road, Phenix City, on Sunday, June 5, at 5 p…

The Nathan Rustin Memorial Scholarship awarded scholarships to three students: Brooks Barbaree, Jade Abrams, and McKinnon Howard. The Central High Class of 1963 has Awarded over $200,000 in the last 15 years.

The boys are back on tour and the Phenix City Amphitheater is the first stop of their Country Band Contraband Tour. Muscadine Bloodline, a band that has amassed millions of views on YouTube, will be at the amphitheater. The show starts at 8 p…

Mrs. Faye Kirkland shared World War II memories and some memorabilia with the Coweta Town Daughters of the American Revolution at a recent meeting in Phenix City. 

Happy 100th birthday to Sara (Slocumb) Cannon! Born April 11, 1922, Sara celebrated with family and friends on Monday.  A Phenix City native, Sara grew up at 1914 16th St., the Jackson-Slocumb home place. Her parents were Carl Slocumb and Eva…

Members of the Coweta Town Chapter, NSDAR, attended the 124th State Conference of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held March 4-6 in Auburn.  The Alabama Society DAR is led by State Regent Patrice R. Donnelly of Birmi…

One of my fondest memories from childhood is when we kids would play under the quilt frame in the church basement, while my grandma and other ladies put the finishing touches on a wedding quilt. My grandmother lived in Florence, Ala, but this…

Brig. Gen. Thomas Vickers, 53, has been at Central High School for more than 30 years, serving first as a teaching intern in the fall of 1991, and he “never left.” At CHS, he became a math teacher, football coach, and then the school’s princi…

Nick Troutman lives a full life. He, his wife, Emily, and two young children are constantly on the move, traveling around the United States and Canada six to ten months out of the year. It was like that for him before he got married, but now …

Chris Largent is one of the nicest guys anyone could meet, and he is also a true conservationist. He has been a staunch advocate for the Chattahoochee River and its watershed since starting work in 2020 as the Executive Director for the Chatt…

• The April 4-H Activity Club is open for registration!  Every Tuesday night in April, we will host a STEM Club for any youth nine- to 12-years-old. If you would like to register for this club, please call 334-298-6845.  Space is very limited…

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Would you like to have opportunities for personal growth while doing something truly fulfilling? Your local Phenix City Civitan Club can help you fulfill those desires, and so much more. Imagine…

The GALA Quilters Guild presented more than 350 colorful, quilted place mats to Meals on Wheels (Columbus) on Saturday afternoon at Trinity United Methodist Church in Phenix City. Meals on Wheels supports more than 5,000 community-based progr…

For most 12-year-olds, the biggest challenge they will face on any given day is navigating the halls of middle school. Abby Holcombe, however, wasn’t the average 12-year-old. Instead, she was in a kayak navigating the 280-mile stretch of the …

Former musicians and current musicians unite in a newly formed community band in Smiths Station.  Dr. Rusty Courson, who led the Smiths Station High School bands for 22 years, is now conducting and teaching a community band.  “In my days as a…

For Makinley Kate Hargrove, kayaking has been a way of life for the past four years. The 14-year-old Phenix City native first began paddling not long after her parents took up the hobby. Within a year, her older brother, Mason, was giving her…

There’s a lot going on in 4-H this spring and into summer. If you are not a member of 4-H, registration is free and easy. The Russell County 4-H program operates from the Russell County Extension Office at 508 14th Street in Phenix City. For …

It’s that time of year again! February is when Girl Scout Cookie selling season begins. This year sees the premier of a new cookie—the Adventurefuls™, an “indulgent, brownie-inspired  cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt,…