• Business Spotlight: Castle Hof, authentic German food

    Business Spotlight: Castle Hof, authentic German food

    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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  • Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

    Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat Sessions in Tuesday’s Republican runoff as

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  • Sessions and  Tuberville runoff

    Sessions and Tuberville runoff

    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

    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

    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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  • City budget hearing will be August 6, appropriations listed

    City budget hearing will be August 6, appropriations listed

    At the Phenix City Council regular session held on July 7, the council set the public budget hearing for the proposed 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget to August 6 at 7 p.m. ET to be held at the Martin-Idle Hour Community Center, 3743 Moon Lake Drive.  A copy of the proposed budget is available to the

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