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Five Points receives large donation

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The Dollar General Lit- eracy Foundation recently awarded Five Points School Library a $2,000 grant to support youth lit- eracy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018. Awarded annu- ally at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy grants help […]

Banned Video Creates Outpouring Of Support

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Some days I fear that political correctness is driving this country over a cliff. For instance, I viewed the video of Lake City, Mi. football players and students participating in a prayer circle of behalf of the football coach’s 4-year-old daughter who is in a downstate hospital fighting for her life. I thought this was […]

Valley arrests man charged with propositioning minors, exposing self

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On September 12, 2018, a 10 year old female reported to school resource officers that, for the past two days while she was walking to school, a white male in a black SUV pulled up beside her and propositioned her for sex. Officers were waiting to see if he appeared on the third day but […]

More officers equals less crime in LaFayette

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It has been a little over three months since LaFayette swore in their newest police Chief, George Rampey. In less than a quarter of the year, Rampey has created dynamic change that has mimicked the reputation of the police department that carries a reputation of great com- munity policing and low crime rates. The efforts […]

Eighteen students honored for art

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Eighteen Chambers County school students were among those receiv- ing honors in an area art competition held this past weekend. The Valley Art Council’s “Last of the Goodtime Summertime Art Show” attracted more than 100 participants from eight local schools in Chambers and Troup counties. Receiving blue ribbons for “superior quality, first- rate in age […]

Family Fun Day set for Lanett

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The third annual Fam- ily Fun Day Festival will take place this Saturday at W.O. Lance Field in Lanett. The event which carries a positive mes- sage with it will feature a variety of events for resi- dents of all ages and the community is encouraged to come out and support a good cause. The […]

Valley woman charged with dismembering, burning mom’s body

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A 44-year-old Valley, Alabama woman was booked into the Chambers County Detention Facility last week on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. The charges fol- low a Grand Jury indict- ment related to a February arrest of the woman in connection to the murder of her 79-year-old mother. Valley Police ini- tially arrested […]

Man calls LaFayette home “house of horrors

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There is nothing like the feeling of home own- ership and a Sylacauga man purchased a home more than a decade ago in LaFayette with big dreams to turn the home into the gem of LaFayette but has experienced one horror story after another with the home and now sees the property as a house […]

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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I grew up in a small country church in Tal- lapoosa County. We spent a lot of time there at Elder Church. Practically everyone in attendance each Sunday morning was family or close enough anyway. It was a special place. I’m excited to be speaking at homecoming there next month. We’ll no doubt be singing […]

One Of Our Acting Faves Grew Up Amongst Us

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ne of my favorite actors, Burt Reynolds, died last week. The former Florida State football star, who was born in Lansing, Mi., began his career acting on many television series including the most popular show in the early 1960’s, “Gunsmoke,” be- fore he made it big on the silver screen with the 1972 classic, “Deliverance.” […]