Lee County, AL

Lanett, ALValley Times-News

House Majority Leader campaigns for Wood at fundraiser

LANETT — State Representative Debbie Wood of Valley will be up for reelection next year. She was elected to her first term in November 2018 and has since served on the House County and Municipal Government Committee, the Lee County Legislation Committee, the House Ways and Means Education Committee and the Urban and Rural Development Committee. She had previously served as a Chambers County commissioner and as president of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners.
Auburn, ALOpelika-Auburn News

Associated Press predicts Auburn’s Sunisa Lee will win gold as Olympics open

Auburn gymnastics signee Sunisa Lee is in Tokyo, a few flips from a dream. According to the media, the odds are she won’t be leaving the Olympics empty handed. The Associated Press predicts Lee will win gold with Team USA in the team finals and win individual gold on bars in the event finals, as the organization released predictions from its beat writers this week before the opening ceremonies got under way Friday.
Lee County, ALopelikaobserver.com

Making the Grade: The Juicy Seafood

In all my 58 years, I have lived in small towns. For the first 27 years of my life, I lived in Alexander City (“Eleck” City to the locals). From ages 27 to 52, I resided in LaGrange, Georgia. Then, in November 2015, my husband Mike and I moved to...
Lee County, ALopelikaobserver.com

Emergency Funds for Citizens Impacted by COVID-19

Emergency Housing, Utility Assistance Program Launched for Unincorporated Lee County. The Lee County Commission and Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) are excited to announce the launch of an Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance Program — a new program that will provide rental, mortgage and utility assistance to those citizens affected by COVID-19. The official launch date for the Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance Program is July 26, 2021.
Auburn, ALauburntigers.com

War Suni: Auburn newcomer perseveres to achieve Olympic dream

AUBURN, Ala. – Sunisa Lee has yet to take her first class at Auburn, yet to compete in her first gymnastics meet or stick her first dismount, and still the Auburn Family has rallied behind her as one of their own heading into the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Look no...
Auburn, ALopelikaobserver.com

Work it out at AR Workshop

Do you have the urge to create while making memories with like-minded, creative people? AR Workshop Auburn is the place in Lee County that will foster your inhibitions. AR Workshop Auburn is a do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop located at Ogletree Village in Auburn. The workshop specializes in working with and supplying raw materials for people to create their own home décor, according to AR Workshop Auburn Owner Kimeran Keahey.
Lee County, ALWTVM

1 dead, 1 injured in Lee County car crash

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A man is dead and woman is injured after a single-vehicle crash in Lee County late Monday night. 25-year-old Marquez D. Thomas, of Salem, and another passenger were traveling north on AL Hwy. 51 in south Lee County when he apparently ran off the roadway and overturned at the intersection of AL Hwy. 51 and Lee Road 38, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
Lee County, ALWSFA

EAMC sees doubling of COVID-19 patients in a week

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier have seen the number of COVID-19 patients they’re treating double in a week, according to hospital spokesman John Atkinson. Last week, the two facilities had a combined 11 total hospitalizations over a five consecutive day period. Since Friday, though,...

Back 2 School Celebration

On July 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and The Knee High Foundation came together to throw its “Back 2 School” celebration. Kids were able to get bookbags, a haircut and grub out on lots of food. Right now, the Boys and Girls Club hopes to raise money for new, high-tech equipment. Donate to bgcleeco.org and help equip kids for a brighter future.