Community rallies around humane society during power outage
The animals at the Chattahoochee Humane Society were without heat for almost two days due to a power outage. Alabama Power was called out to the CHS facility after their breaker box exploded. Amber Mingin, the Director of CHS, said they think the explosion was caused by a loose wire. They believe the wire came […] The post Community rallies around humane society during power outage appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Part of the Ram-ily: Serving CCSD for 31 years, Emfinger named districtwide Teacher of the Year
When LaFayette-Lanier Elementary School closed down, Media Specialist Ellen Emfinger wasn’t sure what the move to Valley High School would mean for her. The post Part of the Ram-ily: Serving CCSD for 31 years, Emfinger named districtwide Teacher of the Year appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Chamber reminds everyone to shop local
The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) is encouraging everyone to shop small this holiday season. The shop local campaign will begin Nov. 20 and run until Jan. 2. “As a chamber, we want to make sure that people are going to these places first before they go out of town or online shopping,” […] The post Chamber reminds everyone to shop local appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Chambers County litter program wins first in state competition
For the second year in a row, the Chambers County Commission won the governor’s award for the 2023 Alabama People Against A Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Awards on Nov. 8. The post Chambers County litter program wins first in state competition appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Wind advisory issued for Central Alabama Tuesday morning
On Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Chambers, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Lee and Russell counties. According to the weather service, "Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects." This advisory is in...
Auburn University receives grant to expand telehealth access to rural Alabama
Auburn University has received a $2 million grant to expand a model for telehealth services to help address disparities in rural areas throughout the state. The grant, provided by the Alabama Department of Finance, will support the creation of four telehealth health and wellness centers in the Black Belt region for two years, following a […] The post Auburn University receives grant to expand telehealth access to rural Alabama appeared first on Alabama Reflector.
Commission approves precinct changes
In a special public hearing meeting on Monday, the Chambers County Commission passed two resolutions to relocate the Sparkling Springs and Lakeview Voting Precincts. The meeting was held for the public to voice any comments or concerns on the relocations of the precincts. However, no members of the public came forward during the meeting. Both […] The post Commission approves precinct changes appeared first on Valley Times-News.
1-year-old killed in crash with Mack tractor-trailer in Chambers County
A Friday afternoon crash in Chambers County left a Valley child dead. Alabama State Troopers say the 1-year-old was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that was struck by a Mack tractor trailer driven by 51-year-old Christopher C. Caldwell of Alex City. The wreck happened at 2:29 p.m. on Alabama...
One-year-old dies in two-vehicle crash in Chambers County
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Valley child is dead following a car crash in Chambers County. According to officials, on Friday, November 17, a two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a one-year-old child. They say the 1-year-old was killed when the vehicle he was in was struck by...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests at School Board Meeting and Fatal Shooting in Chambers County, Alabama
Two incidents occurred in Chambers County, Alabama this week. The first incident involved the arrest of two protesters during a school board meeting for refusing to remove signs. The second incident was a shooting that resulted in the death of a man found in the front yard of a home.
Teachers and staff honored by CCSD
The Chambers County School District honored special teachers and support staff with Teacher and Support Staff of the Year awards during Wednesday’s school board meeting. The post Teachers and staff honored by CCSD appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Wood updates life at the Girls Ranch
WEST POINT — T.J. Wood talked about his first few weeks as the new director of the Tallapoosa County girls ranch at Thursday’s noon-hour meeting of the West Point Rotary Club. The post Wood updates life at the Girls Ranch appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Alabama High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Chambers County Today - November 17
High school basketball is happening today in Chambers County, Alabama, and information on these matchups is available here, if you're looking for how to watch them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Chambers County, Alabama...
Two protesters arrested at the Chambers County School board meeting for signs
Two protesters were arrested during the Chambers County School board meeting for refusing to leave signage outside of the room where the board meeting was taking place. The post Two protesters arrested at the Chambers County School board meeting for signs appeared first on Valley Times-News.
State awards Auburn $2M to spearhead innovative rural health care access project
The Alabama State Department of Finance has granted Auburn University $2 million to fund an ambitious health care access initiative aimed at addressing significant health disparities across rural Alabama. Auburn University Outreach, in collaboration with the colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Human Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, first pioneered...
Teachers Arrested During Protest Against School Consolidation in Chambers County
A protest against the consolidation of schools in Chambers County led to the arrest of two teachers, including Valley High's Tytianna Smith, for disorderly conduct at a school board meeting. The incident, which took place at Langdale Auditorium in Valley and was broadcast on Facebook, saw the teachers opposing the merging of majority-Black LaFayette High with majority-white Valley High, as part of a desegregation order. Smith, a member of the LaFayette Teachers Against Displacement (LTAD), was seen wearing a 'Good Trouble' shirt, alluding to civil rights leader John Lewis, while resisting officers' orders during the protest.
RockingFest on the Square this Saturday
The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce RockingFest on the Square, Saturday, November 18, 2023. This year’s major attraction will be the World’s Largest Rocking Horse. This will be its fourth appearance in Chambers County. Not to be overlooked, they will also have an Ice-Skating Rink, Snow-Zilla Sr., Everest Climb-N-Slide, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, and a special visit from Santa & Friends from 10 – 2 CT.
Unresponsive Man Found Fatally Shot in Front Yard in Lanett
LANETT, AL (News Wave) - A somber incident unfolded in Lanett on November 13, 2023, as the Chambers County 911 Dispatch Center received a distressing call at approximately 4:37 PM.