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  • Business Spotlight: Castle Hof, authentic German food

    Business Spotlight: Castle Hof, authentic German food

    • July 31, 2020

    Just off the exit ramp headed down Highway 431 South and beside two hotels sits a new German restaurant where the Waffle King once was. Castle Hof offers American and German comfort foods, but owners Heika and Bryan Horning really want customers to try something new with the German offerings.  They have schnitzel, döner, currywurst,

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  • Sessions and  Tuberville runoff

    Sessions and Tuberville runoff

    • July 9, 2020

    If you voted in the Republican primary election in March, if you did not vote at all, or if you only voted for the constitutional amendment, you are eligible to vote in the upcoming runoff election on July 14. The runoff election that affects the Citizen coverage area is for Republican candidates Tommy Tuberville and

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  • Phenix City police officer arrested

    Phenix City police officer arrested

    • July 9, 2020

    Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor, in conjunction with Capt. George Staudinger of the Phenix City Police Department, held a press conference on Monday afternoon regarding the July 6 arrest of Officer Charles Everett Fields, 40, for the criminal charge of menacing—brandishing a firearm at another person. The Sheriff’s Department stepped in to handle the criminal

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  • City plans upgrades to sewer and water

    City plans upgrades to sewer and water

    • July 9, 2020

    A public meeting was held on June 11 at the Martin-Idle Hour Community Center to present information to the public about improvements planned for the waste water treatment plant and the drinking water system as a part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program.  Summerville Road Watermain Extension Inadequate pressure, slightly above 20

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  • Red Devils among most dominant of the last decade

    Red Devils among most dominant of the last decade

    • July 9, 2020

    A week ago, the Central High Red Devils football program was named one of the Most Popular ion Alabama by Maxpreps.com. Now the Red Devils have earned another honor. The program was selected as one of the Top 10 Most Dominant in the state over the last decade by the same online site. The Red

  • ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    • July 9, 2020

    Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation’s largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing

  • Mark Clark: Memories of the 1981 MLB season

    Mark Clark: Memories of the 1981 MLB season

    • July 2, 2020

    The 1981 Major League Baseball season was a strange one to say the least. The players went on strike from mid-June until the end of July. The All-Star Game was cancelled and then rescheduled for almost a month later. The best team in the sport did not reach the playoffs. Yes, it was a very

  • AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

    AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

    • June 29, 2020

    BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million

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