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CCDA impact on County enormous

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By Alton Mitchell The Chambers County Development Authority sits quietly along. U.S. Highway 29 in Lanett. The small brick structure that shares its location with the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce holds a significant impact on the entire county. One that plays a significant role in the development of business and industry in Chambers […]

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Rue 21’s Opelika to stay open

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By Alton Mitchell As 2017 has rolled in it has served as a year that has come with major changes in major chains operating retail locations. Several stores have downsized their physical locations and some have opted to close their operations altogether. On Sunday the latest retailer became a Pennsylvania based retailer that has operations […]

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Photographer attends conference

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Dave and Lisa Shirley of Dave Shirley Photography Studio of Lanett recently attended the SPI Senior Photographers International for Professional Imaging Convention in Orlando Florida. Dave was one of the featured speakers to over 400 professional photographers who attended from all over the United States. Dave spoke on high school senior photography, digtal imaging, running […]

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Don’t return the call

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By Paul Richardson Seems like there is a new money scam circulating every week. As soon as one is exposed, another pops up. Now we are being alerted to more than two dozen phone numbers originating mostly in the Caribbean Islands, mainly from area code 473, that are scams and you pay for the call. […]

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Local youth win at Beef Expo March 17

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Class 6 Senior Showmanship winners at the 2017 Alabama Junior Beef Expo are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. From left are Parnell; Chelsea Langley of Camp Hill in Chambers County, first place; Harmon Butler of Ariton in Dale County, second; Codi Clemmons of Coffee Springs in Geneva County, third; Tanner Wakefield of […]

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JC Penney to close Auburn store

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By Alton Mitchell In recent weeks several big box retailers have announced that they will be downsizing their store locations across the United States. JC Penney’s has become the latest retailer to announce closures of some of its retail locations and the list does include one store in East Alabama. JC Penney announced last week […]

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Man dies in Valley house fire

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By Alton Mitchell An early Friday morning mobile home fire in Valley has left a local man dead and his family members homeless following the blaze which destroyed their home. According to the Valley Police Department emergency crews were dispatched to a mobile home located in the Hampton Trailer Park located at 1240 County Road […]

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Pets of the week 3-22-17

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Dog of The Week: This is Gabby an adult female Husky mix. Gabby is a very sweet and energetic girl who seems to do well with other dogs. If you are searching for a new companion please stop by today to meet this girl. Other dogs for adoption are: Dolly, a 6 month old Pointer/Bulldog […]

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SUSCC takes aim at adults

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By Alton Mitchell A lot of positive things are ongoing in LaFayette and Chambers County and a college in a neighboring County has now given adult learners in LaFayette an opportunity to continue their education or pick up where they left off. Representatives from Southern Union State Community College in Opelika were in LaFayette on […]

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