• Will Thompson believes in God-given leadership

    Will Thompson believes in God-given leadership

    In April, Will Thompson, 42, followed in Wade Burford’s footsteps as the Market President of Synovus East Alabama. After three months on the job, Thompson said it’s still weird walking into the extra large office with mini kitchen and on-suite.  “It is still very weird coming into this office and having all the windows, the

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  • Business Spotlight: Criolla, fresh French-creole

    Business Spotlight: Criolla, fresh French-creole

    If you’re looking for a little fine dining in Phenix City with a French-creole flair, Criolla on Sandfort Road is the place for you.  David Rushing bought the old barbecue restaurant building at 4100 Sandfort Road and turned it into a place where he can cook up a new menu every week.  “When I saw

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  • Mobility Worldwide opens location in Phenix City

    Mobility Worldwide opens location in Phenix City

    Founded by Reverend Mel West and missionary Larry Hills in 1994, Mobility Worldwide is a faith-based nonprofit organization that builds hand-powered three-wheeled mobility carts which can be used off-road. The program’s commitment is to reflect the love of God by bringing mobility and dignity to those in developing countries, and it operates solely with the

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  • History: Building’s collapse is worst  tragedy in Phenix City history

    History: Building’s collapse is worst tragedy in Phenix City history

    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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  • Red Devils among most dominant of the last decade

    Red Devils among most dominant of the last decade

    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

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  • Mark Clark: Strange but true stories of baseball

    Mark Clark: Strange but true stories of baseball

    I love good baseball stories, especially those that can be seen as a bit strange but true. So, wanting to find something to read last week, I decided to scan a few Internet sites to see what stories I might could find that fall into that category. The first such story was sad, but true

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