• Letter: Arts vital for community

    Dear Editor, Thank you to the Citizen of East Alabama for the wonderful spread of articles that your paper ran just prior to the First Annual Festival of the Arts presented by our Phenix City Schools on Feb. 1, 2020. Your cover and several pages following featured many of our student arts classes and organizations,

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  • Editorial: Local artist has exhibit featured at Bicentennial Finale Coming Up

    Editorial: Local artist has exhibit featured at Bicentennial Finale Coming Up

    This weekend is the culmination of Alabama’s Bicentennial. For three years, the state has celebrated its heritage and it ends Saturday in Montgomery with a parade and festival.  The free, day-long celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade of Alabama people, places and history. From Court Square Fountain, a cavalcade of marching bands, city

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  • Editorial: Small Business Saturday is here

    Small Business Saturday is here! Black Friday has become the biggest shopping day of the year, but Small Business Saturday makes a huge impact for the local economy and local business owners.  Small Business Saturday began Nov. 27, 2010, as a way to encourage shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses, especially in a time

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  • Editorial: What if this actually happened?

    On Wednesday morning, at approximately 7:32 a.m., a child was struck by a car while trying to cross the street in front of Ladonia Elementary on Highway 80 in Phenix City. Why the eight-year-old little girl was crossing the street alone is under investigation. The driver hit the child while traveling at 35 mph. The

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  • Local families can make an impact

    This month, sites in the Phenix City area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. Phenix City families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse

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  • Editorial: Community has to help solve the feral cat problem

    Editorial: Community has to help solve the feral cat problem

    There has been an outcry against the City of Phenix City government on social media and from outside news outlets regarding the ongoing removal of feral cat colonies around town. Many people are outraged, accusing city officials of not valuing life. I attend all of the council meetings and can tell you first hand that

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