• Roof is a priority as buckets multiply

    Roof is a priority as buckets multiply

    Russell County Maintenance Director Leon Watson appeared before the county commission last week with plans for a new roof for the Russell County Courthouse. He assured commissioners that the current roof is beyond repair, having been patched more than 50 times since the roof was installed in 1995 – 25 years ago.  Workers in the

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  • Gazebo, Crockettsville General Store open

    Gazebo, Crockettsville General Store open

    New venue and a glimpse of history The community of Crawford, under the stewardship of Russell County Commissioner Chance Corbett and from the hard work of the Crawford Park Committee, community members, and generous sponsors, has seen amazing changes in the last five years. First, the beautiful restoration of the historic Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge saw

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  • Phenix City Council proposes new garbage ordinance

    Phenix City Council proposes new garbage ordinance

    According to a new ordinance that Phenix City may pass, city residents cannot place trash cans on their curbsides more than 24 hours before garbage pickup.  The Phenix City Council held a first reading for the adding of a new section to the garbage code. A Section D is to be added to Chapter 70

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  • Block schedule proposed for Russell County Schools

    Block schedule proposed for Russell County Schools

    At last month’s Russell County Board of Education meeting (Jan. 28), Dr. Adam Kilcrease, Director of Secondary Instruction for the Russell County School District, presented a proposal for the system to change from the traditional period scheduling to block scheduling. He presented both pros and cons for the change with the pros far outweighing the

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  • Gun safety class offered for women

    Gun safety class offered for women

    Gun ownership can be daunting for anyone, and even more so for those without previous experience handling a firearm. An accident can happen at any time but exercising caution and learning how to use a weapon safely can mitigate or prevent future mishaps related to using a firearm. Eagle Tactics is taking steps to help

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  • Jack Benedict selected Rotarian of the Quarter

    Jack Benedict selected Rotarian of the Quarter

    Jack Benedict has been in Phenix City’s Rotary Club for nearly 33 years and had enjoyed it every step of the way. Benedict was named Rotarian of the Quarter and is the first person honored for 2020.  “It’s an honor, and I appreciate it very much,” Benedict said. “I’ve enjoyed Rotary a lot.” Benedict joined

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