• 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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  • Wingmen, Saints to make Toy Run

    Wingmen, Saints to make Toy Run

    The Phenix City Wingmen Motorcycle Club’s 16th Annual Toy Run will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. This year’s ride will differ from those in the past with the Wingmen pairing up this year with the Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry (HSMM) to host the event, which will benefit the Russell County Child Advocacy Center and

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  • History: Phenix City BOE blindsides Girard in consolidation of the cities

    History: Phenix City BOE blindsides Girard in consolidation of the cities

    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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  • Hart to Hart to Hart

    Hart to Hart to Hart

    For over fifty years, Central High School bands have been a vital part of the community, education, and life-long musical enjoyment of the Hart Family. Three generations of Hart family drum majors were recognized on the field at the first quarter break in the home varsity football game versus Enterprise. September 18, 2020, was Senior

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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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