• 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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  • Editorial: We all need to learn what the Constitution says

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Those words were

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  • Editorial: Let’s keep up the conversation high school students started

    At the beginning of this school year, something pretty incredible happened. Encouraging signs appeared in Smiths Station and photos of them spread across social media.  “Don’t give up.” “Your mistakes don’t define you.” “You matter.” These were the messages conveyed throughout the community. For a few days, people wondered from where they came. The signs

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  • Editorial: What I learned at the Leadership Forum

    The Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum was this week at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. I’ve had the pleasure of attending the event twice and both times I was blown away at the effectiveness of the speakers.  This week, Jim Blanchard blew me away with his words. In front of more than 1,000 people, he

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