• Meadowlane Elementary wins national award

    Meadowlane Elementary wins national award

    View the presentation here The Phenix City School System celebrated a momentous achievement on Jan. 9 at Meadowlane Elementary School. Superintendent Randy Wilkes, Meadowlane principal Aretha McDonald, and Phenix City mayor Eddie Lowe led a program in celebration of the school receiving the 2019 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) National Distinguished School Award. Meadowlane

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  • School employees rewarded

    School employees rewarded

    Photo:Russell County Superintendent Dr. Brenda Coley (far left) led her school district for Institute Day on Jan. 6. Faculty and staff celebrated with noisemakers and confetti poppers during the spirited event. Motivational in nature, Institute day celebrates the district’s progress, introduces new employees, and reasserts its mission, while working on professional development. Improvement incentives included new

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  • Mayor boasts 149 days in reserves during State of the City address

    Mayor boasts 149 days in reserves during State of the City address

    Photo: Phenix City Council discusses finances during the annual State of the City address. Photo|Denise DuBois Last week, Phenix City officials talked to interested community members about the city’s financial state at the annual State of the City address.  Mayor Eddie Lowe walked through the General Fund balance sheet and Debt Service Stress Test sheet. He

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  • The American Dream restaurant opens in Smiths Station

    The American Dream restaurant opens in Smiths Station

    Photo: Newest member of the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce, The American Dream restaurant is open for business at 2245 Lee Road 430, serving barbecue, sides, and desserts. Pictured is the Copeland family cutting the ribbon to their restaurant. Photo|Toni Stauffer Presley Copeland and his wife Sabrina are a young couple with five children. They are

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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WHAT TO WATCH AS IMPEACHMENT HEADS TO SENATE Speaker Nancy Pelosi will name the prosecutors, the House will vote and a procession will carry the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial expected to begin next

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  • To stop sign stealing, MLB could fight tech with tech

    To stop sign stealing, MLB could fight tech with tech

    Photo: FILE— In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora talks about the dismissal of president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, during a news conference before the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston. Cora was fired by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, a

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