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Flu outbreak forces hospitals to limit visits

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The present flu season is one that is taking its toll on Americans as last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced this year’s flu season had reached the level to be classified as an epidemic. The widespread outbreak is now leaving local hospitals seeking options to limit […]

Chambers County Sheriff Lockhart announces candidacy

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent On Friday, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart announced his candidacy to seek a seventh term as Sheriff in Chambers County and presented an impressive resume and list of accomplishments that have unfolded in his past terms as he enters the race to serve Chambers County citizens once more. Headlining his resume […]

One dead, two wounded in road rage shooting

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent An incident that started on a West Georgia highway on Thursday night crossed state lines into east Alabama as two motorists engaged in a deadly road rage incident that once reaching its peak would leave two wounded and one dead. Investigators are releasing few details about the incident, but confirm that […]

Snow, ice, cold expected today

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday the 15th and lasting thru Wednesday the 17th for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet […]

J.P.P. Middle School honors students

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On January 10, 2018, John P. Powell Middle School awarded its students for their outstanding performance for the 2nd 9 weeks of school. These students have worked hard to maintain their grades and exemplify good character. Awards were presented for the following categories: “A” Honor Roll, “A” and “B” Honor Roll, Highest Average, Most Improved, […]

Hodges wins spelling bee

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Congratulations to John P. Powell Middle School’s 2017-2018 Spelling Bee winners. Students participated in the school-wide Spelling Bee. The Champions are as follows: 1st place – LaMiracle Hodges; 2nd place – Kyndahl Oliver; 3rd place – Emrald Wilkens. Winners will compete in the​ county Spelling Bee on February 8th.

Drinking dangers shared with Valley High students

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The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board presented a program Friday to students at Valley High School designed to discourage underage drinking. Entitled “Under Age-Under Arrest,” the program was created in 2013, and has been presented at schools across the state. “Underage drinking is a major problem in Alabama,” said Dean Argo, Government Relations Manager for […]

Time to pre-register for Pre-K

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Online pre-registration applications for the 2018-2019 school year are being accepted January 15 through March 22, 2018. Enrollment is open to all children four years of age on or before September 1, 2018. Enrollees must provide a copy of each child’s birth certificate and proof of residence – either a current utility bill or copy […]

Cars line up for cheap gas

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The newly opened Sunoco Gas Station located at 13085 Veterans Parkway in LaFayette  Al. had its ribbon cutting over a month ago. And this pass Friday they had the Grand Opening. Cars was packed out at the store the entire day.  Traffic was backed up and  you would had wondered  what was all the commotion […]

Man shot on infamous street

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Gunfire erupted last Thursday on a street in southwest Opelika that is no stranger to gun violence in the small Alabama city. The gunfire last week left one man wounded, but in the past results of incidents of violence have proved deadlier on Hurst Avenue in Opelika. According to a release […]