• Businesses receive $1,000 grants

    Businesses receive $1,000 grants

    As of this week, seven small businesses were the recipients of grants from the East Alabama Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. early in the year, some local businesses were forced to shut their doors after Gov. Kay Ivey issued shelter in place orders and nonessential businesses to close. That

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  • Meet the candidates: Phenix City BOE Dist. 3 PL. 1

    Meet the candidates: Phenix City BOE Dist. 3 PL. 1

    Likitca Thomas-Ligon to listen with ears, heart Likitca Thomas-Ligon is seeking the District 3, Place 1 seat of the Phenix City Board of Education. She is from Phenix City, attended Ridgecrest, and graduated from Central High School in 1998. She graduated from Tuskegee University and earned her Master’s degree from Kalpan University.  Ligon decided to run

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  • Meet the candidates: Smiths Station council Pl. 3

    Meet the candidates: Smiths Station council Pl. 3

    Kamarcus Adkins goal to cultivate kids’ minds Kamarcus Adkins is seeking the Place 3 seat on the Smiths Station City Council. Adkins is from the Opelika and Beauregard area. He attended Russell County High School and moved to Smiths Station more than 15 years ago. As a student in high school and while at Southern Union

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  • Meet the candidates: Smiths Station council Pl. 5

    Meet the candidates: Smiths Station council Pl. 5

    Victoria Green supports best interest of citizens Victoria Green is seeking the Smiths Station City Council Place 5 seat. She grew up in Phenix City and is a 1991 graduate of Central High School. Her husband, Brad, graduated from Smiths Station in 1985. The two of them moved to Smiths Station where they raised their three

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  • City public safety employees to get raise

    City public safety employees to get raise

    The City of Phenix City held a meeting on the 2020-2021 proposed budget on August 6. The general fund for this fiscal year is $46,086,602, an increase of $1,499,069 over last year’s budget or 3.25 percent—mostly from taxes, fine, and forfeitures. No tax or fee increases were proposed or expected. The city plans to spend

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  • Business Spotlight: Sun Catchers Tanning and Boutique

    Business Spotlight: Sun Catchers Tanning and Boutique

    Feeling beautiful and knowing your outfit is on point is important. Manuela Eldridge knows just how important it is, so she opened SunCatchers Tanning and Gift Boutique.  The tanning salon and boutique opened Nov. 11, 2017. Eldridge, a native of Germany, had spent years in sales, marketing and management. Her previous job took its toll

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