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  • From Tragedy to Triumph: a look at the March 3 tornadoes one year later

    From Tragedy to Triumph: a look at the March 3 tornadoes one year later

    • February 26, 2020

    The storms on March 3, 2019, wreaked death and destruction across a majority of the southeastern United States. On that Sunday afternoon, no less than 41 tornadoes touched down in the southeast within a mere six-hour span. The strongest tornado, a deadly EF4, tore through the communities of Beauregard and Smiths Station, Ala., and then

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  • United Way raises $7,241,800 for local non-profit organizations

    United Way raises $7,241,800 for local non-profit organizations

    • February 26, 2020

    Photo:Wade Burford (center, left) was given the D. Abbott Turner Volunteer Award at the United Way Thank You event on Feb. 20. The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley raised $150,000 more than its goal. The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley celebrated meeting their fund raising goals with an awards ceremony on the evening

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  • Roof is a priority as buckets multiply

    Roof is a priority as buckets multiply

    • February 19, 2020

    Russell County Maintenance Director Leon Watson appeared before the county commission last week with plans for a new roof for the Russell County Courthouse. He assured commissioners that the current roof is beyond repair, having been patched more than 50 times since the roof was installed in 1995 – 25 years ago.  Workers in the

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  • Gazebo, Crockettsville General Store open

    Gazebo, Crockettsville General Store open

    • February 13, 2020

    New venue and a glimpse of history The community of Crawford, under the stewardship of Russell County Commissioner Chance Corbett and from the hard work of the Crawford Park Committee, community members, and generous sponsors, has seen amazing changes in the last five years. First, the beautiful restoration of the historic Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge saw

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Sports

  • All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

    All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

    • February 17, 2020

    CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is

  • Softball: Smiths Station wants to be better tomorrow

    • February 13, 2020

    The Smiths Station Varsity Softball team wants to rebound from last year’s disappointing 13-20 record and last place finish in the Area 4 standings. This year’s team is young but has a lot of talent. Five senior Panthers have signed letters of intent to play softball at the collegiate level this past December, during the

  • Season ends one game short for the Panthers

    Season ends one game short for the Panthers

    • February 13, 2020

    The Smiths Station basketball team had a roller-coaster ride of a season. The Panthers hit a seven-game losing streak in the first half of December but went on a 7-5 winning streak during late December/early January. The Panthers started Area 4 hot by going 2-0 against Auburn and Central but could not maintain the lead

  • Central’s Johnson and 4 x 400 relay squad win state titles at indoor meet

    • February 13, 2020

    Central High’s Malik Johnson is now a state champion. The senior won his title this past weekend at the annual Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 7A Indoor Track and Field Meet at the Birmingham Crossplex. Johnson won the High Jump event to earn his title. But, Johnson was not the lone state champion for

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