• Will Thompson believes in God-given leadership

    Will Thompson believes in God-given leadership

    In April, Will Thompson, 42, followed in Wade Burford’s footsteps as the Market President of Synovus East Alabama. After three months on the job, Thompson said it’s still weird walking into the extra large office with mini kitchen and on-suite.  “It is still very weird coming into this office and having all the windows, the

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  • Business Spotlight: Criolla, fresh French-creole

    Business Spotlight: Criolla, fresh French-creole

    If you’re looking for a little fine dining in Phenix City with a French-creole flair, Criolla on Sandfort Road is the place for you.  David Rushing bought the old barbecue restaurant building at 4100 Sandfort Road and turned it into a place where he can cook up a new menu every week.  “When I saw

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  • Mobility Worldwide opens location in Phenix City

    Mobility Worldwide opens location in Phenix City

    Founded by Reverend Mel West and missionary Larry Hills in 1994, Mobility Worldwide is a faith-based nonprofit organization that builds hand-powered three-wheeled mobility carts which can be used off-road. The program’s commitment is to reflect the love of God by bringing mobility and dignity to those in developing countries, and it operates solely with the

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  • History: Building’s collapse is worst  tragedy in Phenix City history

    History: Building’s collapse is worst tragedy in Phenix City history

    Editor’s Note: Russell County has a long history that is important to the State of Alabama and its evolvement from an area described in the book “Russell County in Retrospect” by Anne Kendrick Walker as a “barbaric land” to what it is today. Many of the people who set their roots in the county in

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  • ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation’s largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing

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  • Asst. police chief dies from COVID-19

    Asst. police chief dies from COVID-19

    Phenix City Assistant Police Chief Gail Green-Gilliam died June 25 after being hospitalized with Covid-19. She had been with the police department 33 years.  Green-Gilliam started her career with the police department in 1987. She was promoted to Sergeant and assigned as a juvenile investigator and DARE instructor. As a DARE instructor, she worked with

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