• Wilkes says school start is ‘very good’

    Wilkes says school start is ‘very good’

    33% of students are participating in remote learning Phenix City Schools superintendent Randy Wilkes said the schools system starting prepping for the new school year on June 30 by presenting the state’s first reopening plan, which gave parents enough time to think about what they wanted for their kids—whether to allow them to attend brick-and-mortar or

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  • Labor Day Fair cancelled

    Labor Day Fair cancelled

    Another great event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The Old Russell County Courthouse Committee decided to cancel the popular annual Labor Day Fair, usually held in Seale on the grounds of the Old Russell County Courthouse, due to concerns about the inability to socially distance at that location because of  limited space—narrow sidewalks

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  • Hurtsboro: new signs installed

    Hurtsboro: new signs installed

    Along with the new faces in the Hurtsboro business community, two new “Welcome to Hurtsboro” signs have just been installed at the intersection of Highways 26 and 51.   Kenneth Raley (a former Mayor of Hurtsboro) and his wife Teresa (a former teacher in the Russell County School System) volunteered their time and resources to

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  • Phenix City elections: New technology introduced, two polling stations moved

    Phenix City elections: New technology introduced, two polling stations moved

    Municipal and Phenix City School Board elections will be held on August 25, but there will be some changes. Russell County Probate Judge Alford Harden is working hard to prepare for the upcoming elections. Some of that work involves the introduction of a new electronic poll pad technology that could possibly cut down the time

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  • Historic Pine Grove Cemetery to be repaired

    Historic Pine Grove Cemetery to be repaired

    The city of Phenix City recently approved Tip Top Masonry to repair burial plot walls and copings at Pine Grove Cemetery, which will cost $13,300. This is a part of the ongoing repair plan for the city’s cemeteries. The cemetery, one of 10 cemeteries the city maintains, sits in the Upper Twentieth Street Residential Historic

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  • Hurtsboro: New faces in old places

    Hurtsboro: New faces in old places

    The historic town of Hurtsboro is experiencing some interesting growth in both the business and residential communities. In the past year, five of the long-standing businesses along Main Street have changed hands. New faces at these establishments include: Jessica and Donald Osbon who have taken over the renowned “City Grill,” which was owned and operated

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