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  • Mayor’s Ball scholarships to come from event’s reserve funds

    Mayor’s Ball scholarships to come from event’s reserve funds

    • May 21, 2020

    The annual Mayor’s Education and Charity Ball is cancelled this year, but scholarships will still be given to students through the donations and organization’s reserves In the May 19 Phenix City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie Lowe gave an update for the annual Mayor’s Ball. An article in The Citizenlast week quoted the mayor saying that

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  • Renfroe’s will open once the store can acquire all the inventory needed

    Renfroe’s will open once the store can acquire all the inventory needed

    • May 21, 2020

    The Village at Crosswinds, the shopping center that sits on 22 acres on U.S. Highway 431 South and houses Renfroe’s, held a ground breaking ceremony in July 2018. Tractors began moving dirt, and the city of Phenix City announced that Renfroe’s would occupy a 25,000 square foot retail strip.  Almost two years later, Renfroe’s and

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  • Chance Corbett asks for essential worker stipends

    Chance Corbett asks for essential worker stipends

    • May 21, 2020

    The Russell County Commission, while cancelling the work session on May 11, held its regular session on May 13. The meeting was open to the public, however, seating was arranged to adhere to social distancing guidelines and everyone wore protective masks. All commissioners, except for Carl Currington, were in attendance as were the county attorney

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  • Schools update graduation plans as gathering guidelines ease

    Schools update graduation plans as gathering guidelines ease

    • May 21, 2020

    After Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey eased gathering guidelines last week, local schools had the chance to revamp graduation ceremonies.  Originally, Russell County High was scheduled to have a drive-in graduation. On May 13, the district released a new plan. Russell County High School seniors will enjoy a more traditional sit-down graduation ceremony on June 6

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Sports

  • UFC, boxing back on in Vegas after Nevada approves return

    UFC, boxing back on in Vegas after Nevada approves return

    • May 28, 2020

    Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Nevada. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks. The decision ends the moratorium on combat sports that has been in place in Nevada since March 14,

  • Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    • May 28, 2020

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

  • Mark Clark: Someone the local HOF has forgotten

    Mark Clark: Someone the local HOF has forgotten

    • May 21, 2020

    It has been about 46 years since he last stepped on the turf of Phenix Municipal Stadium as a player – and fewer and fewer people will recognize his name. He is Earnest Nathaniel Dixon, a former quarterback for the Central High Red Devils, who graduated in 1974. He was a four-year letterman for the

  • Red snapper season begins May 22

    Red snapper season begins May 22

    • May 18, 2020

    MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Red snapper fishing season begins next weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said red snapper season will begin Friday. The season will consist of four-day weekends, Friday through Monday, from May 22 to July 19. Anglers fishing from federally permitted for-hire boats have

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