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  • County employees will get 3% Cost-of-Living raise

    County employees will get 3% Cost-of-Living raise

    • September 17, 2020

    The Russell County Commission regular session on Wednesday was short, followed by a budget hearing held for discussion of the county’s budget. Appropriations were decided, but the final budget is still being worked out and will be voted on after the next regular session on Sept. 23. The big news is that the commission voted

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  • Historic Jones Store receives statewide historic designation

    Historic Jones Store receives statewide historic designation

    • September 3, 2020

    The Alabama Historic Commission voted to add the City of Smiths Station’s Historic Jones Store to the Alabama Register of Historic Places, making it the second historic structure in the Smiths Station community to receive this distinction. With this distinction, the city will soon receive, install, and later dedicate a historic marker in front of

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  • Russell County Schools: Students are all virtual

    Russell County Schools: Students are all virtual

    • September 3, 2020

    Face-to-face instruction begins Sept. 10 When the Russell County School system polled parents this summer about school attendance, approximately 60 percent of parents responded that they wanted their children to attend only virtual school for the time being due to the pandemic.  “When we got our survey results back…I was surprised,” said Brenda Coley, superintendent

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  • Hemp Processing Plant in Russell County

    Hemp Processing Plant in Russell County

    • September 3, 2020

    County, city approve tax abatements A new manufacturer is coming to Phenix City.  Arbor Vita8 LLC is a commercial processor and wholesaler of hemp and hemp products located on Copeland Drive near JVL Laboratories. While hemp does have THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, it is an especially low content and has no psychoactive effects. 

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  • Speed Kills: Central uses fast start to dispose of Vols, 37-6

    Speed Kills: Central uses fast start to dispose of Vols, 37-6

    • September 17, 2020

    How long did it take for the Central High to put Jeff Davis High away last Saturday at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery? Just 16 seconds. Central’s Zion Morris took the opening kickoff and returned it 79 yards for his team’s first touchdown of the game. That touchdown plus Noah Pell’s extra point kick would have

  • Gators welcome Warriors to AISA R1, 42-8

    Gators welcome Warriors to AISA R1, 42-8

    • September 17, 2020

    Glenwood’s winning formula of a great running game, backed by a stout defense and adding the big plays by sophomore all-purpose player AJ Harris, have led the Gators to their fourth win in a row as they trounced Valiant Cross Sept. 12, 42-8, at the Cramton Bowl. The Gators return home tomorrow to Sammy Howard

  • Season has not been favorable to Panthers

    Season has not been favorable to Panthers

    • September 17, 2020

    The 2020 season has not been favorable to the Panthers. They have made strides and have shown glimpses of the team they want to be, but they are having trouble playing a complete game to get in the win column for the first time this season. Prattville came to Panther Stadium last Friday night and

  • Mark Clark: ‘You will regret it if you do it’

    Mark Clark: ‘You will regret it if you do it’

    • September 17, 2020

    This is another big week for the Central High Red Devils. The Red Devils will play host to the Enterprise High Wildcats at Garrett-Harrison Stadium on Wayne Trawick Field. Just an aside – if you flip back a few pages, you will see a history story about Jesse Thomas “Tommy” Garrett, Central’s third football coach

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