• Wingmen, Saints to make Toy Run

    Wingmen, Saints to make Toy Run

    The Phenix City Wingmen Motorcycle Club’s 16th Annual Toy Run will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. This year’s ride will differ from those in the past with the Wingmen pairing up this year with the Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry (HSMM) to host the event, which will benefit the Russell County Child Advocacy Center and

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  • Hart to Hart to Hart

    Hart to Hart to Hart

    For over fifty years, Central High School bands have been a vital part of the community, education, and life-long musical enjoyment of the Hart Family. Three generations of Hart family drum majors were recognized on the field at the first quarter break in the home varsity football game versus Enterprise. September 18, 2020, was Senior

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  • From home and Beyond: Designer has local roots

    From home and Beyond: Designer has local roots

    Artist. Entrepreneur. Father. Athlete. All these words and more describe Jireh Léon, the creative mind behind a clothing line featuring t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies emblazoned with his designs. Léon was born in South Carolina but spent his formative years in Phenix City and Smiths Station. Until the fourth grade, Léon went to school in the

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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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