• Statue dedication: Family attends ceremony to honor Albert L. Patterson

    Statue dedication: Family attends ceremony to honor Albert L. Patterson

    The dedication of the Albert Patterson statue and bench was held on June 26. The statue is located on 5th Avenue beside the Phenix City parking garage.  “Sixty-six years ago this month, Albert Patterson was murdered by criminal elements that controlled this community,” Dr. David White said. “Others had been killed before him…injured, harassed, and

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  • Election signs: right-of-way is not the right way

    Election signs: right-of-way is not the right way

    It’s getting close to that time again when candidates start campaigning for local office. Soon, there will be political signs touting candidates for as far as the eye can see.  However, what many may not know is that a candidate’s supporters, nor the candidate, can just put signs willy-nilly all over town. There’s rules to

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  • Your CBD Store offers many CBD options

    Your CBD Store offers many CBD options

    Pam and Tom Connor opened their first local CBD store in Columbus two years ago this month. Today, they have five Your CBD Stores including one in Ladonia.  “I enjoy helping people and seeing the relief in people who have tried everything under the sun. They were miserable and don’t want to be on drugs

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  • Fanning takes positive step against cancer

    Fanning takes positive step against cancer

    The moment was emotional. Tim Fanning, the Glenwood baseball coach, was about to signal the end to his chemotherapy. It was not the end of his battle with colon cancer – just the end to another stage in his recovery. The moment came last week at the Montgomery Cancer in Prattville. Fanning stepped forward to

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  • History: Headlines from 1951  Phenix-Girard Journal editions

    History: Headlines from 1951 Phenix-Girard Journal editions

    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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  • AMC pushes back movie theater reopening by 2 weeks

    AMC pushes back movie theater reopening by 2 weeks

    AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said Monday that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining 150 the following week. The company had planned to begin opening theaters in

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