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LaFayette police officer was arrested in November on harassment charges, as was second man
LaFayette Police Department (LPD) Sgt. Derrick Coley turned himself into the Chambers County Jail on Nov. 15, after warrants for harassment and harassing communication were filed against him. The two warrants were filed by private citizen, Jeremy Loftin, at the county clerk’s office. Coley also filed a warrant on Loftin on the charge of harassment, […] The post LaFayette police officer was arrested in November on harassment charges, as was second man appeared first on Valley Times-News.
New Site’s Kim Vickers named AHSAA Hall of Famer
Kim Vickers has not reached her pinnacle yet. There is more work to be done. On Nov. 17, Vickers was named to the AHSAA Hall of Fame as an administrator, an honor she did not know was coming. The former Benjamin Russell and Horseshoe Bend coach and teacher works on...
Live Streaming Guide for High School Boys Basketball Games in Clay County, Alabama
• High school basketball games in Clay County, Alabama can be watched live today. • The games can be followed on the NFHS Network. • Viewers can keep track of their family members or alma mater.
Fairfax Elementary gets a new principal
Lauren Dabbs, formerly the assistant principal, has been hired as the new principal for Fairfax Elementary School in Chambers County School District. The post Fairfax Elementary gets a new principal appeared first on Valley Times-News.
19-year-old dead in single-vehicle crash near LaFayette
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Chambers County. According to officials, the crash happened on Sunday, December 3, around 5 p.m. near LaFayette. They say the victim, identified as 19-year-old Oscar Lopez, drove off the roadway and flipped multiple times. Lopez was...
Historic Lake Martin cypress tree sustains severe burn damages after heavy storms
Ben Pierce, executive director of the Louisiana Swamp Base, says he was shocked when he first heard the tree was on fire.
No More Fees: Dog Tags Now Free for Seniors Over 70 and Service Dogs in Our Town
As of May 2023, senior citizens over 70 and service dogs will no longer be charged for their dog tags. If you are over 70 or have a service dog that you are trying to register for 2024, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 781-293-7211 or email email@example.com to get your dog tags. The Clerk's office needs current rabies vaccination on file in order to register ANY dog.Visit here for more details.
Goldville house catches fire
A Goldville house caught fire Thursday afternoon but luckily no one was inside. Volunteer fire departments from New Site, Hackneyville and Daviston all responded to the scene alongside Alexander City Fire Department. Police from Alex City and New Site were also there with New Site’s Fire and Rescue team.
Tragic Youth Road Fatalities in Alabama: A Call for Preventive Measures
The calm of a recent Sunday afternoon in Chambers County, Alabama, was tragically disrupted when 19-year-old Oscar Lopez lost his life in a single-vehicle accident. On December 3, near LaFayette, Lopez's car careened off the roadway and flipped multiple times. Declared deceased at the scene around 5 p.m., Lopez's passing is a solemn reminder of the increasing peril young drivers face on Alabama's roads.
This Place in Daviston is Offering a Slice of Southern Comfort
I went to General's Cafe in Daviston and tried their amazing Southern home cooking. It was absolutely delightful! I found a charming eatery with a cozy ambiance and great service. They serve delicious traditional Southern cuisine. Customers love the cafe's delicious food, like fried cheese nuggets and homemade cheesecakes. The food is authentic and high-quality.
Rising Star: Mon’Tia Moon
Mon’Tia is a senior at Central High School – Coosa County with a 3.7 GPA. She is a member of the SGA, volleyball team and school cheerleader. Outside the classroom, she volunteers through her church, Red Cross, and helps with cheer camps. Her future plans include studying General Business at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Teaching to the fullest: BHS Elementary teacher named districtwide elementary teacher of the year
Whether it’s singing a song, helping a student learn to read or winning an award, Deanna Fuller always makes a grand entrance. This year, she was chosen to receive the districtwide Elementary Teacher of the Year award. The post Teaching to the fullest: BHS Elementary teacher named districtwide elementary teacher of the year appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Life lessons on the gridiron
Football is about way more than just X’s and O’s. Especially at the high school level, football is as much about teaching life lessons as it is about teaching a sport. The vast majority of high school players won’t go onto the next level, and even a more miniscule amount of those who do will advance to the national stage.
$50k grant upgrades playground equipment
It was announced that Eastside John P. Powell Magnet School has been awarded $50,000 as part of the Charter Foundation’s Grant program. The Chambers County Development Authority’s Ansley Emfinger and Andie Roberts successfully wrote the grant on behalf of Eastside John P. Powell. The grant will fund new playground equipment for the school. The current playground equipment has not been updated in many years and consists of a metal jungle gym, metal and plastic slides, swings, seesaws, and a metal/plastic playset. Many of these pieces are in desperate need of replacing to make them more usable for students.
Pensacola man wanted for Saturday murder arrested in Alabama and awaits extradition
A Pensacola man suspected of killing another person Saturday was found and arrested in Roanoke, Alabama. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office announced 24-year-old Isaiah Collie was wanted for allegedly fatally shooting another man in the chest in the 3400 block of North Tarragona Street. "There was a male victim, (and)...
Seniors get real-world lesson before they graduate from high school
Seniors at Lanett High School are being sent off into the world with real-world skills thanks to Monday’s Independent Life Skills program. The post Seniors get real-world lesson before they graduate from high school appeared first on Valley Times-News.
ECSO: Homicide suspect arrested
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Isaiah Jamal Collie has been located and arrested, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. He is being held in the Randolph County Jail in Alabama after being arrested in Roanoke, according to ECSO. Twenty-four-year-old Isaiah Collie is accused of gunning down another...
AUM Grad Opens a Dance Studio
Raven Tolbert is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery. She grew up in Dadeville, Alabama. Raven obtained her Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurship in Spring 2020. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After attending AUM, she returned to her hometown and opened a dance studio called Mahogany Masterpiece. Tolbert achieved her goal of owning a dance studio with the skills and assets she received at AUM.
Chambers basketball gets promising start
The Chambers Academy Rebels kicked off basketball season recently with three of four teams getting an undefeated start. The JV Lady Rebels are currently 4-0 with wins over Springwood 30-22, Autauga 19-10, Trinity 29-3, and Autauga 33-17. One strength of the JV Lady Rebels is their ability to move the ball and spread out scoring. Ten players have already posted points to the board in just four games with Samatha Lovelace leading the way with 23 points so far this season. Aubie McManus has added 21 points while Trenise Tigner has scored 19 points respectively.
David Sturdivant promoted to Russell Lands president
For the first time in two decades, Russell Lands will have a new man at the helm, as David Sturdivant will officially take over as president effective Jan. 1. Having served previously as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Sturdivant will take over for Tom Lamberth, who has been the Russell Lands Inc. president since 2003.