Police officers honored by Lanett Council

Police officers honored by Lanett Council

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20222 min read

By John West Multiple Lanett police officers were promoted at a ceremony held Monday evening at the Lanett City Council meeting. Lanett Police Chief Johnny Wood presided. During the ceremony,Patrick McCullough was promoted to the rank of Commander- CID; Blake…

Rebels take second in holiday tournament

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20222 min read

By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy Rebels hosted a Christmas tournament last week and came away with second place in a close championship game. Along with the Rebels, the tournament featured Springwood, Evangel Christian, and Heritage Christian. In the first…

Bulldogs B Team

Bulldogs B Team

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20220 min read
Welcome to Christmas in the country

Welcome to Christmas in the country

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20221 min read

By Pamela Holloway The Tinsley Family community Christmas lighting show is a sight to behold. The Tinsley Family Village is straight down Highway 50 almost to the county line and very near Camp Hill.People from all over the state come…

Obituary: Mrs. Judy Walker

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20221 min read

Mrs. Judy Walker 74 of Roanoke, Alabama died Thursday December 30, 2021 at the East Alabama Medical Center. Judy was born in LaFayette, Alabama August 18, 1947 to the late James Kellum and the late Jackie Windsor Kellum, she was…

Obituary: Mr. Harold Craft

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20221 min read

Mr. Harold Craft 81 of Auburn, Alabama died Tuesday December 28, 2021 at his residence.Harold was born in Randolph County, Alabama December 21, 1940 to the late James Troy Craft and the late Gladys French Craft, he was retired from…

Obituary: Mr. J. C. Woody

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20222 min read

Mr. J C Woody, 69, of LaFayette died Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Phenix City, AL. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery, LaFayette at 1:00 p.m.…

Humor by Bill Frazer: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Humor by Bill Frazer: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20223 min read

Overheard at the Yardbirds meeting Setting realistic goals is key I may be nearly 93 years old, but being that I’m still on this planet, I have plenty of New Year’s Resolutions. Many of them are what others need to…

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20223 min read

Here’s a novel suggestion. Can we make it a requirement for those running for Congressional seats to spend a few years in the private sector? This idea was presented to me a few weeks ago, and the more I thought…

Inside the Statehouse: Happy New Year. It is election year in the good ole Heart of Dixie

Inside the Statehouse: Happy New Year. It is election year in the good ole Heart of Dixie

Editorial StaffJan 4, 20224 min read

Alabama, like a good many southern states, has our monumental political year in what the nation refers to as the off-year or midterm election year cycle. This reference is, of course, to the presidential election being the main political event.…

Faces of 2021

Faces of 2021

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

Late into the night on Friday, many of us will be celebrating the beginning of a new year. Or perhaps we’ll be celebrating the end of an old year. Either way, 2021 will be in the history books. Good, bad,…

Farwell senior signs to play ball at LCC

Farwell senior signs to play ball at LCC

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Farwell senior Madison Travis recently signed to join the Lansing Community College softball team. She is pictured with LCC head coach Marc Kibby. by Ben MurphySports Writer Last spring, as a junior on Farwell’s softball team, Madison Travis was able…

Osceola parks study pins county population at 23k, Marion 890

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – A draft of Osceola County’s Recreation Plan, inserted into the commissioner’s packet for next week’s meeting, includes a lengthy Osceola County community profile and provides unique aspects about Marion.“Osceola County has a population of 23,290,”…

U.S. population is still growing, but slower

U.S. population is still growing, but slower

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20213 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent The year 2021 marked the slowest population growth since the nation was founded, a report from the U.S. Census recently said. “Estimates show the slowest growth on record,” the release said.According to their report the United States…

Clare County Apportionment Commission ratifies plan

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent HARRISON – The Clare County Apportionment Commission ratified a plan for apportionment of county commission districts recently and filed it with the clerks’ office to be forwarded to the Secretary of State.The Clare County Board of Commissioners…

Moolenaar announces re-election bid

Moolenaar announces re-election bid

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20211 min read

Congressman John Moolenaar, this week, announced he is running for re-election in the new Second Congressional District.Moolenaar is a common sense leader who has fought for conservative policies and values in Congress, a press release from Moolenaar’s campaign states.“It is…

Osceola County parks looks to improvements in 2022

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – It’s going to be winter for the next few months but Osceola County parks officials realize it’s not too early to start discussing facilities and improvements for 2022.Commissioner Roger Elkins, of Evart, noted there was…

Evart school administrator tells city council different approach needed

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent EVART – Long-time Evart schools administrator Jason O’Dell attended an Evart city council meeting in early December and said, after looking back on the Oxford school shootings, he believes it’s time to approach kids’ issues in a…

Victim’s advocate now certified for crisis response

Victim’s advocate now certified for crisis response

Editorial StaffDec 31, 20212 min read

Clare County Victim’s Advocate Stacy Newman has completed basic training as a crisis response advocate. By Pat MaurerCorrespondent A recent Facebook post from Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said that the office’s Victim Advocate Stacy Newman has now been certified…

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