• Beam offers help as students learn from home

    Beam offers help as students learn from home

    As schools close for the next few weeks, learning has moved to an online platform in the community.  “As a local business who cares deeply about our community and its citizens, we, in partnership with the school systems, are happy to ensure that every student and/or teacher who currently does not have a broadband service

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  • Resources during quarantine

    Resources during quarantine

    As of today, March 16, there are 22 COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Alabama. The stores are being depleted of thermometers, analgesics, peanut butter, and of course, toilet paper. And you know it’s bad when Chic-fil-A closes their dining room. All of the schools have closed until mid-April, and Alabama government has recommended we limit gatherings

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  • New STAR I.D.  required by Oct. 1

    New STAR I.D. required by Oct. 1

    Implemented to fight terrorism and reduce fraud, Alabama’s new Star I.D. (Secure • Trusted • Reliable) is the new driver’s license requirement, mandatory if you fly in the United States. Modeled after the federal Real ID Act of 2005, the STAR I.D. began as a pilot project in central Alabama in 2011 in Montgomery, Autauga,

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  • Executive session  not to be discussed

    Executive session not to be discussed

    In the March 12 issue, it was reported that after the work session on March 9, Commissioner Ronnie Reed claimed privately to The Citizen outside of chambers that the commission had illegally discussed possibly privatizing the Sanitation Department by selling it. The next day, Reed went on the record with his statement by phone and

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  • Commission discusses Annex Building mural

    Commission discusses Annex Building mural

    In the Russell County Commission work session held on March 9, the Commission discussed approving contracting an artist to render designs for a mural to be painted on the west side of the Annex building.  “That building is seen by a lot of people and due to the improvements to the area, we thought rather

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  • Bridge Replacement: Plan ahead to avoid construction headache

    Bridge Replacement: Plan ahead to avoid construction headache

    Opelika Road and Cutrate Road bridges were built 82 years ago in 1938. Cutrate Road bridge will be removed and the Opelika Road bridge, while safe to travel, has often been under water because it is too low. Engineers plan to raise the bridge, plans that have been in the works for a while but

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