• Heritage Agency opens Smiths Station location

    The Heritage Agency Insurance has been in Phenix City for 32 years. It’s been family owned and operated by Pat Walrdop and Stephanie Waldrop Cox and a lovely staff. Recently, the time was right for the duo to expand. They opened an office in Smiths Station “We felt like it was prime time to have

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  • Graduation Rates: Phenix City tops locally

    At the end of September, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) released Alabama’s high school graduation rates for the class of 2018. PARCA is a nonpartisan research group based at Samford University. The report shows that the overall four-year graduation rate is 90 percent, however the rate is not yet finalized.  Locally, Central

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  • The Beastro opens to the public, offers new menu items

    The Central High School Brick Beastro officially opened to the public last week. Culinary and art fans will notice a new addition to the café that has nothing to do with the food they’re serving but adds a bit of pizzazz to the space.  Artists Michelle Meacham, 17, and Anissa Carr, 16, painted a farmer’s

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  • New speed limit on Lee Road 490

    There’s a new speed limit on Lee Road 490 in Smiths Station. After looking at speed data, the Smiths Station City Council voted to approve a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit. Lee Road 490 is located near Terry’s Grocery.  “If you’ll look at the data sheets, you’ll see the compiled speed totals. What’s always interesting is

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  • Time capsule approved

    The Russell County Commission held the first of its bi-monthly regular sessions on Oct. 9. The minutes for Sept. 25 were approved. Next, a man came before the commission in an attempt to repeal the commission’s decision to not allow the family cemetery he had planned for his property located in District 6. The decision

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  • Game field painted by locals

    The “Grandaddy of them All,” the annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic was this weekend at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Tailgates, food, and football filled the day as fans and alumni gathered to watch the two Tigers teams battle it out.  But there’s more to the game than just football and history. There’s a touch of

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