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Opelika restaurant opens its doors and hearts on Thanksgiving

OPELIKA, Ala.- Seven months ago, Montesha Durrell and her husband opened Jahvon's Taste of Heaven in Opelika. When she opened, she realized how difficult the holidays can be for those in need. For those in need, receiving a free meal at the holidays could give them hope. Thursday morning, she opened

WRBL.COM - 2017-11-24 04:36:39

Opelika City Council approves paving of entrance road to incoming properties

An entrance road allowing access to Thompson Tractor's incoming Caterpillar dealership and other properties located within the 400 block of Columbus Parkway was granted approval Tuesday night by the Opelika City Council. Entering into a project development agreement with Scott Land Company, Inc., th


Opelika police search for 3 theft suspects

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Opelika police are investigating a vehicle break-in at a busy Opelika parking lot. According to Opelika police, on Nov. 19 at around 9:15 p.m., officers with the Opelika Police Department responded to Gi Gi's Cupcakes at 3794 Pepperell Parkway in reference to an unlawful breakin

WTVM - 2017-11-22 22:00:37

Two Opelika locations serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need on Thursday

Two Pepperell Parkway locations in Opelika will be offering free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday to those in need. Harvest Evangelism will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Harvest Thrift Super Center, located at 2510 Pepperell Parkway. Jahvon's - A Little Taste


Football fans celebrate Thanksgiving, tailgate-style

Thanksgiving is a time when families come together to share a meal and quality time together. Often, those memories are made gathered around the kitchen or dining room table in someone's home. But some dedicated football fans in Auburn have started a new family tradition: tailgating on Thanksgiving.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-11-24 00:15:00

Maintenance work on nearly a dozen Auburn streets to begin Monday

The City of Auburn Public Works Department will perform annual crack seal maintenance on asphalt at various locations throughout Auburn beginning Monday, Nov. 27. Crack seal, or the black, squiggly lines found on roads, is a rubberized asphalt used to repair and maintain roads in communities throug

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-11-24 15:46:00

From a hellish childhood to a new hope, mother recalls abuse, rape and life on the street

For the first time in her 23 years, Riana Johnson can feel safe. She can care for her 3-year-son and newborn daughter, and not worry about how they will eat, where they will sleep, or who next will try to hurt them. Now living at Columbus' Damascus Way, a shelter for homeless women and children, she

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 00:43:00

Damascus Way provides meals on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - There was no shortage of places to get a good hot meal on Thanksgiving for those in need. Damascus Way, part of Valley Rescue Mission, provides shelter for homeless women and children. But today, they provided hot home- cooked meals for the needy in the community. "So many peop

WTVM - 2017-11-23 21:56:56

RHS' Foy named Region 4 Choir Director of the Year

Matthew Foy, the Russellville High School choir teacher, was announced Nov. 4 as the Region 4 Choir Director of the Year by the Arkansas Choral Directors Association during the All-Region Clinic. "[I was] surprised," Foy said of receiving the award. "It's an award where the directors of the region v

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-24 14:13:38

Council tables action on ATU property

The Russellville City Council discussed and eventually voted unanimously during its November regular meeting to table a motion to trade properties with Arkansas Tech University until next month. Mayor Randy Horton told the council representatives with the college wanted to trade property it owns on

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-24 16:04:38

Saturday collision on Hwy. 10 kills 2

Emily D Fitch, 25, and Andres G. Martinez, 21, both of Casa, were killed in a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 10 near Ola at approximately 4:41 a.m. on Saturday. According to a police report, the vehicle Martinez was driving crossed the center line and struck Fitch's vehicle. Fitch was trave


Community people: Jim Davidson, Shawn Pierce and Kelly Davis.

THE COURIER / Submitted Jim Davidson (center), CEO of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, recently spoke to the Russellville Rotary Club. Davidson shared his passion for the medical profession and his leadership style that he has brought to Saint Mary's. Davidson also shared his ph


Russellville Council OKs standard street lighting

After members of the Russellville City Council voted against installing decorative lighting on Sequoyah Way that would have cost over $400,000, aldermen voted 7-1 to install Entergy-owned standard poles and lights during its November regular meeting at City Hall. Public Works Director Kurt Jones sai


Thousands expected for lighting ceremony and parade

The annual Holiday Trail of Lights Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade will take place Saturday in Paris. Thousands are expected to be in attendance, according to Tonya Baumgartner, executive director of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event. The theme of this year's parad


Farmer's turkeys free, but pricey

Nathan Owens Katie Short, 34, of Farm Girl Meats in Perryville feeds her hogs Monday morning. She also raises cows, chickens - and this year, turkeys - for Arkansas tables. PERRYVILLE -- Katie Short can't imagine small-scale farming without the Internet. Unlike most farmers, Short, 34, of Farm Gir

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-11-23 10:02:00

Arkansas woman accused of driving vehicle into river while intoxicated

Authorities say a woman faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after her vehicle ended up in a river. An officer with the Perryville Police Department received a call around 6:45 p.m. Monday that a woman, wet and apparently lost, was walking north on the Fourche La Fave River bridge. Officers a

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-11-22 19:14:00

John Gillooly: Westerly-Stonington rivalry has stood the test of time

STONINGTON, Conn. - I drove 50 miles from Providence on Thursday morning to go back to the future. Having covered Thanksgiving Day high school football games for half a century, I've seen a lot of changes in the holiday games, especially in the last decade or so because of the Interscholastic League

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-24 01:57:41

Thanksgiving with a different kind of family

Groton - With her husband somewhere in the depths of the ocean, Kelsey Smith juggled a full house on Thursday. There were more people than planned, but plans change and people know they can always come to her house, she said. Smith and her husband, Josh, a Navy submariner, are used to hosting a big

THEDAY - 2017-11-23 23:59:59

Make A Difference: Alliance for Living

WHO: A single woman just back to work after a medical leave. She has agreed to adopt four of her young nieces and nephews after the death of their parents. AGENCY: Alliance for Living in New London. WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards for grocery stores and area clothing stores as well as Pokemon toys for the

THEDAY - 2017-11-24 02:09:00

Groton City police issue Silver Alert for teen

Groton City - Police have issued a Silver Alert for a teen last seen Wednesday. Alicha Ruiz, 15, was last seen wearing a green jacket, cheetah-print shirt, jeans and black boots. She is about 5-foot-2 and weighs about 160 pounds. She is described as an endangered runaway. If anyone has information o

THEDAY - 2017-11-24 01:31:00