Single-vehicle crash in Chambers county, 1 dead
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ga. (WTVM) - A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, has the claimed the life a Wadley woman. According to officials, 38-year-old Katherine L. Tomblin was critically injured when the 1998 Ford Explorer she was driving left the roadway, and overturned before striking a tree.
Shooting investigation is underway at Popeyes on Hwy 280 in Phenix City
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - The Phenix City Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Popeyes on Highway 280 in Phenix City. According to officials, the Criminal Investigation Department is on the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with News Leader 9 as we continue to gather information.
Aquatics director says swimsuit color could help with safety in the water
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - If you’re going swimsuit shopping for your kid, there could be certain colors that make them more visible while in the water. You can imagine if a small kid is at the bottom of a deep pool, it might be hard to spot them. That’s why swimsuit color could be the difference between life and death.
Alabama woman killed when SUV overturns, strikes tree
An Alabama woman was killed last week after her SUV left the road, overturned and struck a tree. The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, and claimed the life of a Wadley woman. Katherine L. Tomblin, 38, was critically injured when the 1998 Ford Explorer she was driving...
A glimpse into a firefighter’s 35-year journey
WEST POINT — At Thursday’s noon hour meeting of the West Point Rotary Club, Kelly Meacham gave a very entraining talk of a 35-year career he had as a firefighter in the City of Lanett. The post A glimpse into a firefighter’s 35-year journey appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending June 1
Destiny Michelle Arrington, 26, 974 Kelley St., LaGrange, GA, failure to appear (state), theft – other (felony), 2 counts returned by bondsman Colby Shane Moat, 20, 1183 Whitesville St. Lot 4, LaGrange, GA, obstruction of officer, criminal trespass, littering on public/private property Rachel Lynn Duke, 40, 503 Connie Dr., LaGrange, GA, VGCSA-amphetamine-possession, criminal trespass – […] The post Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending June 1 appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Friends of Lafayette to host four-day event in LaGrange
The American Friends of Lafayette (AFL) are coming to LaGrange for a weekend filled with events that celebrate all things Lafayette. AFL was started by a group of enthusiastic admirers of General the Marquis de Lafayette in 1932 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. When the society has their annual meetings, it’s typically in Boston […] The post Friends of Lafayette to host four-day event in LaGrange appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Coca-Cola announces its closing West Point facility, donating property to city
By Charlotte Reames After 50 years, the West Point Coca-Cola sales center will close on June 16. The company plans to donate its land and facility to the city of West Point, according to a press release from Coca-Cola United. Operations will be moving to a facility in Auburn for the next two years. West […] The post Coca-Cola announces its closing West Point facility, donating property to city appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
VIDEO: LaGrange burglary leaves home with $4,000 worth of damages
LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — A detective with the LaGrange Police Department (LPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying three burglary suspects. Police say the burglary left the home with $4,000 worth of damages. Around $8,000 worth of property was stolen from inside, according to police. You can watch a video provided by LPD […]
ALEA: Zero boating deaths during Memorial Day weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says they investigated zero boating fatalities over the Memorial Day weekend. However, the agency also reports that the holiday weekend did see some traffic-related deaths. Seven crashes occurred in Cherokee, Bibb, Pike, Lawrence, Chambers, Limestone and Washington counties. ALEA says two...
1 dead following shooting on Sydney St. in Valley
VALLEY, Ala. (WTVM) - The Valley Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead. On May 31, at 9:37 p.m., officers responded to the Verandas Apartments, on Sydney Street, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, they found 27-year-old Ericsson Sandoval laying in the roadway in front of a building. Sandoval had been shot multiple times and was deceased.
Alabama man allegedly threatened “bloodbath” while barricaded with kids
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – A potentially volatile situation came to a peaceful resolution this week as Opelika officers apprehended a man who allegedly barricaded himself inside a residence with several young children and live-streamed the incident on social media. The suspect is now facing kidnapping charges. On Tuesday, May 30 Opelika officers met with a […]
Spring football report: Shades Valley
By John Goolsby, For the Tribune IRONDALE – Coach Rueben Nelson enters his third year at Shades Valley with the expectation that his Mountie team will improve on last season’s 5-4 record. Nelson knows one style of football is the only way to win a championship. “We are looking to play a hard nose brand […]
The top 10 places people in Troup County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Troup County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Georgia woman dead following two-vehicle crash in Chambers Co.
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A two-vehicle crash in Chambers County has left one person dead. According to officials, the crash occurred on Saturday, May 27, at approximately 8:45 p.m., on U.S. 431 near Roanoke in Chambers County. 41-year-old Emily J. White was critically injured when the 2011 Toyota Camry...
Chelsey Rodgers: Chambers Academy’s elementary teacher of the year
Chelsey Rodgers, from Valley, was named the Chambers Academy Elementary Teacher of the Year in her first year at the school. The post Chelsey Rodgers: Chambers Academy’s elementary teacher of the year appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Market on Main returns for summer season
LaGrange’s longest-running local farmer’s market will open for the summer on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. Local farmers and makers are set up in the heart of downtown LaGrange on the sidewalks surrounding Flagpole Park and Main Street. Lily Hamilton, director of promotions and marketing for the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, said […] The post Market on Main returns for summer season appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Search for shooter underway after man shot dead at Valley apartment complex
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) – Valley police are looking for the person or persons who shot and killed a man Wednesday night at the Veranda Apartment Complex. On May 31, around 9:37 P.M., Valley Police Department officers responded to a shooting and discovered the body of Ericsson Sandoval, a 27-year-old Hispanic male, who had been shot […]
Freshman Saxon Chastain becomes first LaGrange golfer named to All-State team since 2011
Getting selected to any all-state team is an honor, but to be the first all-state golfer from LaGrange High since 2011 is quite the accolade for Saxon Chastain, who just wrapped his freshman year as a Granger. “It was never something that crossed my mind,” Chastain said. “I was satisfied that I was selected, but […] The post Freshman Saxon Chastain becomes first LaGrange golfer named to All-State team since 2011 appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Mulberry Creek Elementary donates over 100 student-propagated worms to Mercy Med
HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) — Mulberry Creek Elementary donated over 100 student-propagated worms to the Mercy Med Garden team on Thursday afternoon. Representatives and students with the elementary school delivered the worms at 3:30 p.m. on June 1. The question driving the 3rd grade’s class donation — “How can we improve the quality of our […]
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