• History: City pioneer claimed communications invention

    History: City pioneer claimed communications invention

    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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  • Love’s Travel Stop opening Thursday

    Love’s Travel Stop opening Thursday

    More than two years after procuring the land, Love’s Travel Stop in Smiths Station opens today.  “I’m very excited about this. It’s a boost to the local economy and will help with future infrastructure,” Smiths Station Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland said. “This is one of the largest national brands we have coming to Smiths Station.

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  • Local schools plan how to honor graduates

    Local schools plan how to honor graduates

    Seniors have missed out on a lot this semester from athletics, performances, and prom. Now graduation is approaching and Gov. Kay Ivey still has orders for businesses to limit patrons and gatherings in public.  Some guidelines were issued last week that offer hope for seniors.  “Presumably, very small graduation ceremonies or even ‘drive-in’ ceremonies could

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  • Council approves Carfax subscription

    Council approves Carfax subscription

    The Phenix City Council held its work session on Monday at 3 p.m. and regular session on Tuesday at 9 a.m. via the online meeting platform Zoom.  Under administration, a resolution for application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for a Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program for the fiscal year 2020 was approved. This is

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  • History: W.C. Bradley was one of the South’s leading Industrialists

    History: W.C. Bradley was one of the South’s leading Industrialists

    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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  • Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of lawsuits challenging the use of traffic cameras to ticket motorists. The lawsuits were filed by motorists who received tickets from traffic cameras in Midfield, Center Point and Opelika. The suits challenged the use of automatic traffic-enforcement cameras. Justices upheld decisions to

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