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Police reports from Jan. 16
>Demarco Patton, 30, of Lanett was arrested on a grand jury indictment and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. >First-degree theft of property was reported in the 1200 block of County Road 519.
Opelika bridge to bear name of woman who died in car accident
The Opelika City Council passed a resolution during its meeting Tuesday night to name the 2nd Avenue Bridge in memory of Sharron Robinson Fuller, who died in a motor vehicle accident last year.
East Alabama Fire Department responds to Valley mobile home fire
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) Fire crews are on the scene of a working mobile home fire in Valley. We are told the East Alabama Fire Department was called to the scene around 10:30 EST Monday night at home along River Road.
Opelika honors beloved mother, wife and friend killed in vehicle crash
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) A beloved Opelika woman, killed in a vehicle crash, is being honored by the Opelika City Council. Tuesday night, the city council passed a resolution naming the 2nd Avenue bridge in remembrance of 47-year-old Sharron Robinson Fuller.
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries open new 24-hour libraries in Columbus
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - All you need is your library card to come and check out books at the library’s new 24-hour locations. You just scan your card and scroll through until you find your read.
Circle of Care looking for help with new building
VALLEY — A local nonprofit organization continues to ask for the public’s help with a fundraiser campaign in the middle of the federal government shutdown. Circle of Care, an organization in Valley designed to offer services to families to help reach their goals, is still hoping its Care Campaign wi
Alabama paying February food stamp benefits early
(AL.com) — Alabama food stamp recipients will see February benefits on their cards within the next five days, a workaround required by the ongoing government shutdown. Barry Spear with the Alabama Department of Human Resources said benefits will be on EBT cards prior to or on Jan. 20. The benefits a
Lee County DUI Diversion Program considered toughest in state and stats say its working
LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) Two years after Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes implemented one of the most robust DUI diversion programs in the Alabama, 191 offenders have graduated the program, and only one graduate has re-offended with a second DUI.
Valley man arrested on sex charges
VALLEY, Ala (WRBL) - A Valley man is facing serious charges after being accused of forcibly, sexually touching a woman. Valley police say 35-year-old Julian Brent Wood is charged with Sexual Abuse First, a Class C Felony, and Unlawful Imprisonment, a Class C Misdemeanor.
2019 could be a special year for Alabama
There’s reason to believe that 2019 is going to be a special year. First of all, it’s our state’s bicentennial. Alabama became a state on Dec. 14, 1819. There’s going to be lots of events throughout the year in celebration of this.
Georgia woman accused of leaving dead baby in freezer pleads not guilty in Alabama
DOTHAN, Ala. - A Georgia woman whose dead baby was found in a freezer in an Alabama hotel room pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of manslauughter of abuse of a corpse. Amanda Gail Oakes, 36, of Murrayville, was indicted on the charges in December. According to the Dothan Eagle, a charge of felony
Former Opelika coach Brian Blackmon named Troy's special teams coordinator
Former Opelika football coach Brian Blackmon will remain at Troy as an assistant coach, the university confirmed Tuesday. Blackmon will serve as special teams coach for new Trojans head coach Chip Lindsey.
Troup County talks vacation rental policy
On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners discussed regulations regarding vacation rentals and online lodging rental services like Airbnb. The discussion was prompted by an application for a bed and breakfast special use permit for a home on North Whitewater Trail. The owner of the propert
Hall, from Valley, helped coach Clemson to national championship
VALLEY — There‘s been one common theme in Valley native Lemanski Hall’s time as a coach and athlete. “Lemanski’s a winner,” Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney said. “He’s always been a winner. That’s one of the reasons why I hired him.”
David Harer, the Valley's First Responder for January
Huntsville - Walk into Fire Station 1 and you'll find David Harer ready for the next emergency. "My favorite part is when the alarm goes off," said Harer. "There is that excitement of being a driver. You never know what's going to happen. It gives you a sense of excitement but also that you're going
Opelika library director selected for national leader fellowship
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library Director Rosanna McGinnis has been selected for the Spring 2019 Public Library Association Leadership Academy. The PLA Leadership Academy empowers public library professionals to become innovative and successful leaders of change, shifting their libraries from an in
Beauregard High School Students Charged with Disorderly Conduct for Fighting
Some Beauregard high school students are facing charges after they got into a fight on campus. The incident happened last Wednesday inside the lunchroom. According to Lee County sheriff Jay Jones, five students are facing charges of disorderly conduct.
Greater Valley Area charities receive canned goods boxes to kick off new year
VALLEY — Three local charities are off to a good start in the new year thanks to those who participated in the 2018 Valleywide Christmas Parade. The Christian Service Center, Interfaith Food Closet and the West Point Area Food Closet have each received $1,000 and large boxes of canned goods.
Crane out as executive director of Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Monday that Ashley Crane will no longer be serving as the chamber’s Executive Director. President Bill Gladden announced the news through a press release on Monday.
Opelika’s Goodwill Career Center to host job fair Jan. 23
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. is hosting a multi-employer job fair at Opelika’s Goodwill Career Center Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seventeen top employers from a variety of industries will be in attendance, including Achievement Center-Easterseals, the Alabama Department of