• Halloween fun at Pope’s, Spooktacular

    Only four more days are left to explore Pope’s Haunted Farm. Rated one of the South’s best haunts, Pope’s Haunted Farm is still scaring us after 26 years. You can ride a buggy into the dark and mysterious haunted forest where anything might be lurking. Test your nerve by entering the Mega Haunted Barn. Enjoy

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  • Patterson statue delay causes late delivery

    At the Russell County Commission work session on Monday, Chair Peggy Martin said that a proclamation will be issued in memory of Caroline Smith Batcheldor who was born April 2, 1927 and passed away Aug. 20 at the age of 92. Business Items Commissioner Chance Corbett requested approval to solicit bids for the Crawford gazebo

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  • Report Card released for Alabama Schools

    Phenix City Schools Superintendent Randy Wilkes shared wonderful news last Friday at the district’s Educational Summit held at the Professional Development Center (PDC). The district earned an A with a score of 90 on the Alabama Department of Education 2019 Report Card.  “We worked very diligently last year, and the dividends are tremendous,” Wilkes said.

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  • Coffee shop opens

    Art is popping up everywhere as more people are getting creative with building spaces. A local business in the Smiths Station area is getting in on the action. Sydney’s Shoppe of Beauty and Boutique is getting a colorful makeover as mural artists adorn the white walls with flowers and more.  Owner Sydney Hancock said the

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  • History: Timpoochee Barnard rests at Fort Mitchell

    Editor’s Note: Russell County has a long history that is important to the State of Alabama and its evolvement from an area described in the book “Russell County in Retrospect” by Anne Kendrick Walker as a “barbaric land” to what it is today. Many of the people who set their roots in the county in

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  • Heritage Agency opens Smiths Station location

    The Heritage Agency Insurance has been in Phenix City for 32 years. It’s been family owned and operated by Pat Walrdop and Stephanie Waldrop Cox and a lovely staff. Recently, the time was right for the duo to expand. They opened an office in Smiths Station “We felt like it was prime time to have

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