• County: Proclamation planned by commission for Roy Greene

    County: Proclamation planned by commission for Roy Greene

    The county commission’s regular session started off last week with a citizen petitioning the commission for assistance in a business matter. The gentleman sells cars from his home in Fort Mitchell and had his dealership license application rejected by the state for the first time in all the years he’d been doing business. The rejection

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  • City applies for $1,845,650 transportation grant

    City applies for $1,845,650 transportation grant

    The Phenix City Council held its regular meeting at 9 a.m. via the Zoom digital platform. The Utilities department misidentified the size of the sewer line crossing Opelika Road at the bridge site in the GIS system when it was first installed; however, Assistant City Manager and Utilities Director Steve Smith said that there is

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  • Crawford man rescued from well

    Crawford man rescued from well

    Right after last week’s commission meeting, EMA Director Bob Franklin received notification that Crawford and Ladonia first responders were undertaking the rescue of a man in Crawford who was trapped in a 30’ water well on his property. The man, a senior citizen, had tied a rope to a tree and knotted the rope for

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  • Smiths Station road names change, business licenses outsourced

    Smiths Station road names change, business licenses outsourced

    Road names in Smiths Station city limits are officially changed. Although the change will take some time, the city council voted it into law last week. For years, councilman Richard Cooley said the citizens have wanted to get away from Lee Road names in the city. Several road blocks over the years have prevented the

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  • Business Spotlight: The best pizza is at Giovanna’s

    Business Spotlight: The best pizza is at Giovanna’s

    Giovanna’s Pizzaria restaurant sits on the corner of Broad Street and 16th Street—to be exact, 614 16th Street. Owner, Nelson Rodriquez, has been in the Chattahoochee Valley area for more than 42 years—since 1978.  He named the restaurant after one of his two daughters and has been in the restaurant business for more than 17

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  • Business Spotlight: Dykes Body Shop ‘Livin the dream’

    Business Spotlight: Dykes Body Shop ‘Livin the dream’

    Whenever customers walk into the office at Dykes Body Shop, more often than not, they notice two things.  The first thing they notice is the desk.  It’s not your everyday, run-of-the-mill, normal looking desk.  It’s best described as half desk, and half classic blue Chevrolet automobile.  The desk kind of dominates the office space, in

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