• Phenix City discourages trick-or-treating

    Phenix City discourages trick-or-treating

    In a statement released last week, the City of Phenix City made the recommendation to avoid door to door trick-or-treating this Halloween.  The statement said the city is following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, which states “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways

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  • Business Spotlight: Mel and Abe’s: barbershop, political hub

    Business Spotlight: Mel and Abe’s: barbershop, political hub

    Mel Long is more than a barber. He’s a community activist and his shop, Mel and Abe’s Barbershop, is the place to be for political conversations and voter registration.  Long got his start cutting hair when he was 13 years old. “My dad started me off when I was 13. I’ll be 69 next month.

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  • Dr. White retires from Troy University

    Dr. White retires from Troy University

    Dr. David White has spent the last 10 years leading Phenix City’s Troy University campus as its Vice Chancellor. He officially retired last week from the position. He spent 24 years with the university, but his time as the Vice Chancellor allowed him to get involved in the community in a way that he loved. 

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  • From home and beyond: Mobley is a traveling nurse

    From home and beyond: Mobley is a traveling nurse

    Former East Alabama resident, Michelle Mobley, has realized her aspirations to help and heal patients. The Smiths Station High School alum originally wanted to become a doctor. However, she realized that she wanted to focus more on one-on-one patient care. Being able to talk with patients and learn about their lives was something that she

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  • History: Prohibition led to prosecution of many in ‘Phenix City liquor conspiracy’ in 1931

    History: Prohibition led to prosecution of many in ‘Phenix City liquor conspiracy’ in 1931

    Editor’s Note: Russell County has a long history that is important to the State of Alabama and its evolvement from an area described in the book “Russell County in Retrospect” by Anne Kendrick Walker as a “barbaric land” to what it is today. Many of the people who set their roots in the county in

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  • CVCC seeking HOF nominations

    CVCC seeking HOF nominations

    Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is seeking nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The awards recognize individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made significant contributions to their professions, their communities, and CVCC.  These nominees embody the highest standards of excellence and are recognized by the CVCC Foundation. CVCC is

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