• Taylorson counts 25 years and more

    Taylorson counts 25 years and more

    In August of 2002, a vehicular accident put Karl Taylorson out of commission for months, but it did not stop him from wanting to continue his work in the community. A battalion chief with Phenix City Fire Rescue, Tyalorson has now accumulated 25 years and counting as a member of the fire department. He opened

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  • For Chance Corbett, leadership equals service

    For Chance Corbett, leadership equals service

    At ten years old, Chance Corbett was introduced to a life in the world of public service. His father, the late Danny Corbett, had come home and made a big announcement. “He decided he was going to run for Alabama State Senate,” Corbett said.  “I remember it well. He walked in the house with papers

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  • Battalion Chief celebrates 30 years of fire service

    Battalion Chief celebrates 30 years of fire service

    Public service is for those with the strength, fortitude, and desire to serve. No one knows that more than Bobby Brooks, Battalion Chief of the Phenix City Fire Rescue Service. He just reached the 30 years of service milestone working within the city’s fire department. Brooks was born and raised in Phenix City and he

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  • Celebrating 50 Years: Sam None, paper machinist

    Celebrating 50 Years: Sam None, paper machinist

    Photo: Sam None was recently honored by WestRock for 50 years of dedicated service to the company. None said he had seen many changes over the years, but the most important one concerns the safety of the employees. “Sam None is attentive to the job and to the people he works with,” said Sam Cobb, general

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  • Richard Mahone: faith, family, basketball

    Richard Mahone: faith, family, basketball

    Coach Richard Mahone always knew he wanted to play basketball. He vividly remembers the day his Dad put up a basketball goal in their yard when he was a little boy. That one gesture was the beginning of a career that took him further in life than he could ever imagine. “I loved playing basketball

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  • Who can make the best muffin?

    Who can make the best muffin?

    Hey, kids! Have you met the Muffin man? If so, now would be the time to ask him for his best recipes for the 4-H Baking Contest, open for participants ages 9-18. Each baker must make and bring at least six muffins of their choice for judging. Also, participants must do all the baking by

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