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  • Meadowlane Elementary wins national award

    Meadowlane Elementary wins national award

    • January 15, 2020

    View the presentation here The Phenix City School System celebrated a momentous achievement on Jan. 9 at Meadowlane Elementary School. Superintendent Randy Wilkes, Meadowlane principal Aretha McDonald, and Phenix City mayor Eddie Lowe led a program in celebration of the school receiving the 2019 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) National Distinguished School Award. Meadowlane

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  • School employees rewarded

    School employees rewarded

    • January 15, 2020

    Photo:Russell County Superintendent Dr. Brenda Coley (far left) led her school district for Institute Day on Jan. 6. Faculty and staff celebrated with noisemakers and confetti poppers during the spirited event. Motivational in nature, Institute day celebrates the district’s progress, introduces new employees, and reasserts its mission, while working on professional development. Improvement incentives included new

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  • Mayor boasts 149 days in reserves during State of the City address

    Mayor boasts 149 days in reserves during State of the City address

    • January 15, 2020

    Photo: Phenix City Council discusses finances during the annual State of the City address. Photo|Denise DuBois Last week, Phenix City officials talked to interested community members about the city’s financial state at the annual State of the City address.  Mayor Eddie Lowe walked through the General Fund balance sheet and Debt Service Stress Test sheet. He

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  • St. Francis Hospital Joins Newly Formed Joint Venture Created by Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health

    St. Francis Hospital Joins Newly Formed Joint Venture Created by Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health

    • January 13, 2020

    Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health recently announced that they have formed a joint venture to enhance access to, and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care; improve the health of residents in Columbus, Ga., and surrounding communities; and strengthen the regional benefits of Emory’s health care expertise close to home. St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, which LifePoint

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  • Patrick Nix named head football coach at Central

    Patrick Nix named head football coach at Central

    • January 14, 2020

    It only took a week to find its man, but Central High was expected to introduce Patrick Nix as the new head football coach for the Red Devils Tuesday evening. The Phenix City Board of Education approved the recommendation of Superintendent Randy Wilkes in an emergency board meeting at 5 p.m. ET. Nix was introduced

  • River Dragons win an offensive clinic of a game 11-9

    River Dragons win an offensive clinic of a game 11-9

    • January 13, 2020

    Photo courtesy of Columbus River Dragons Facebook page Columbus, GA – On a night where a severe storm rolled through the Columbus area, fans that braved it were treated to one of the best offensive displays of the season. The River Dragons won 11-9. Returning to the lineup after a stint with the Birmingham Bulls,

  • Smiths Station Panthers at 6-11

    Smiths Station Panthers at 6-11

    • January 9, 2020

    See photos from the SSHS vs. RCHS game here On New Year’s Eve, the Smiths Station boys’ varsity team traveled across the river to Kendrick High School in Columbus and beat the Jordan Red Jackets in the Columbus Christmas Classic, 68-66, in their smallest margin of victory all season. The Panthers are currently 6-11. Both

  • Lady Warriors rolling

    Lady Warriors rolling

    • January 9, 2020

    See photos from the RCHS vs. SSHS game here. The Russell County Lady Warriors basketball team has started 2020 off the same way they ended 2019, rolling over anyone and everyone in their path. After winning the Lee County Christmas Classic, County had two games in the Muscogee County Christmas Showcase. Coach Demond McCoy had

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