• 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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  • East Alabama Chamber Saturday Cleanup this weekend

    East Alabama Chamber Saturday Cleanup this weekend

    Come help the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce put a little clean on the community. Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of each month at a different part of town each week. This week volunteers will be staring at the base of 14th Street next to the Courtyard Marriott and working their way around the

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  • Win a prize for being the biggest loser in Scale Back Alabama

    Win a prize for being the biggest loser in Scale Back Alabama

    Scale Back Alabama starts Jan. 20. Now in its fourteenth year, the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and new, healthier habits gained for Alabama residents who have participated. The Russell County Extension Office will be serving as a weigh-in site.  To register for the nine-week program, adults

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  • CVCC announces Hall of Fame inductees

    CVCC announces Hall of Fame inductees

    Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is proud to announce three distinguished inductees for Hall of Fame 2020 in preparation of the College’s annual celebration to be held on March 12. The awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, their communities, and CVCC.  These individuals embody the highest standards of excellence and

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  • ‘On the Farm Again’ Woman makes hay replica of Willie Nelson

    ‘On the Farm Again’ Woman makes hay replica of Willie Nelson

    HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — like the one a Virginia woman recently created. Huddleston native Beth Bays has been

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  • 2020 Relay for Life Kickoff set for Jan. 9

    2020 Relay for Life Kickoff set for Jan. 9

    The Russell County Relay for Life is asking for community members to be a part of the world’s largest peer-to-peer fund raising event. Save lives from cancer by participating in the annual Relay for Life. The 2020 Relay kickoff will be Jan. 9 at the Central Activity Center, located at 1500 14th St. at 11:30

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