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Lee County Special Olympics holds 50th annual track and field meet  WRBL

The ages of the athletes ranged from eight to sixty years old. They participated in an array of events from shot put and javelin, to walks, runs and relay races.

Community mourning loss of beloved Smiths Station High School student  WRBL

SMITHS STATION, Ala. (WRBL) - Visitation and funeral services for a beloved Smiths Station High School student begin this weekend and continue into ...

Seven Smiths Station athletes ink scholarships this morning  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce. Editor. Seven Smiths Station High School athletes realized their dreams of competing at the collegiate level today during the school's ...

Lee County School Board recognizes 2018-19 'Teachers of the Year'  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Publisher The Lee County School Superintendent James McCoy and the Board of Education recognized the 2018-19 Teachers of the Year ...

Smiths Station High School to perform 'Love/Sick' Feb. 28 – March 2  Opelika Observer

Special to the. Opelika Observer. The Smiths Station High School Department of Theatre proudly presents “Love/Sick.” In a small, quiet town, many couples ...

ONLY ON 3: Individuals identified in Smiths Station High School vandalism  WRBL

School officials are working with the Lee County Sheriff's Office as the investigation continues.

Conway Twitty's connection to Smiths Station confirmed recently  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Last week, two donations made to the City of Smiths Station's soon-to-be-opened Jones Store Museum confirmed a longtime ...

Blow-up doll. Profane graffiti. Campus trashed. Local high school prank goes wild.  Ledger-Enquirer

A student posted on her Facebook page Friday, “This is my school today. Trash everywhere, broken rib, profanity on the walls, ... a blow up sex doll taped to a ...

Smiths Station City Council recognize local Eagle Scout during meeting  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Local student Austin Elliott was recognized for achieving Eagle Scout status during last Tuesday's City of Smiths Station city council ...

'God is good;' Lee County community rallies together in recovery effort  Opelika Auburn News

SMITHS STATION — James White Jr. sawed off chunks of the tree that had fallen and had crushed part of his home.

Senior Spotlight: Smiths Station High's Dalton Harrelson  WSFA

Making the transition from high school to college can be difficult but Smiths Station High School senior Dalton Harrelson is making it look like a breeze.

City of Smiths Station holds groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for new Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. The City of Smiths Station held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday to commemorate the construction of a new Love's Travel ...

Smiths Station High School lockdown lifted  WRBL

Lee County Sheriff's Office has lifted the lockdown on SSHS. We are currently under a “secure your area” level. Again, this was due to an off campus ...

Several Lee County schools hosting benefit concert to raise funds for tornado victims  WTVM

Multiple schools across Lee County are coming together in an effort to raise funds for those affected by tornadoes in their community.

LEE COUNTY TORNADO--LIVE UPDATES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday III: LifeSouth thanks blood donors; still accepting donations  Opelika Auburn News

Editor's note: We have multiple staffers still reporting this story and updates are being provided as new details and information emerge.

High school bands raise money for tornado victims  Opelika Auburn News

A Lee County Schools benefit concert for families impacted by the March 3 tornado brought in more than $4300 Tuesday night.

From studying to staging: Lee County schools deal with storm's impact  Opelika Auburn News

The power went out at Lee County Schools Superintendent Mac McCoy's home in the Salem area as a violent tornado ripped through the county last Sunday.

Brit Bowen, Henry Vaughn named new members of Smiths Station football broadcast team  Opelika Observer

Special to the Opelika Observer. iHeart Media announced yesterday that Brit Bowen and Henry Vaughn will serve as the new members of the Panther broadcast ...

Brian Roberson sworn in to Lee County Board of Education  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Publisher. During the December meeting of the Lee County Board of Education, newly elected member Brian Roberson was sworn in.

Smiths Station BBQ restaurant vandalized  WRBL

SMITH STATION, Ala. - A Smiths Station restaurant has been vandalized. The owner of Mike and Ed's Barbecue in Smith Station. The restaurant is located on ...

LSU coach, former Auburn assistant Steve Ensminger’s year at Smiths Station fondly remembered  Opelika Auburn News

When the LSU Tigers take the field Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium, there will be a contingent of Alabamians who might find themselves rooting for the road ...

Smiths Station names Mike Glisson as head football coach  Opelika Auburn News

Smiths Station High School has a new head football coach.

Alabama tornadoes to cost $5.87M in forest damage  Montgomery Advertiser

Landowners lose timber and now face steep cleanup costs.

Smiths Station works to turn historic store into community museum  Opelika Auburn News

Smiths Station Mayor F. L. “Bubba” Copeland stood in the building that once housed the historic Jones Store and pointed to the ground.

Student prayer line held before Smiths Station high school football game despite backlash  WTVM

Students, parents, and supporters joining hands in a prayer line before the Smiths Station High school football game… a demonstration supporters say is in ...

Smiths Station High School Creates 12-Minute Music Video  WHNT

Students at Smiths Station High School in Russell County, Alabama created a 12-minute music video which is quickly picking up steam on the Internet. All 1400 ...

More photos of famous people who graduated from Alabama high schools

By Kelly Kazek. Recently, I wrote about celebrities or well-known people who attended Alabama high schools and invited readers to submit additional names.

Smiths Station High School teacher on administrative leave for alleged misconduct  WTVM

SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) - A high school teacher in East Alabama is now on administrative leave following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with ...

Noose removed from English classroom at Smith Station High School  Ledger-Enquirer

A noose hanging from a bookshelf was removed Monday from a classroom at Smiths Station High School after it disturbed some African-American students.

Smiths Station, AL hit hard by tornado  WTVM

A tornado touched down in Smiths Station early Saturday morning causing some major damage to the high school's baseball and softball fields.

Group objects to 'fire and brimstone' prayer before Mobile school employee meeting

A Mobile County Public School teachers institute turned into a "religious *service*" featuring a "fire and brimstone invocation," according to a watchdog group with ...

Phenix City teacher suspended for asking ‘offensive’ test question about ‘deadbeat dads’  Ledger-Enquirer

A Central High School teacher was suspended for asking students an offensive question on a vocabulary test. The Phenix City Board of Education took ...

Smiths Station High School teacher placed on administrative leave  WRBL

SMITHS STATION, Ala. - Smith Station High School Spanish teacher has been placed on administrative leave for pending allegations of misconduct and is ...

Super seniors: Class of 2018  Opelika Auburn News

The school year is coming to an end, and it's graduation season in Lee County. Some of the best and brightest members of the Class of 2018 recently shared ...

Parents, students meet after football pregame prayer controversy at AL high school  WTVM

Parents and students at Smiths Station High School are talking to religious leaders Monday night about moving forward with public prayer after the recent ...

Group says faith, football don't mix; 'Auburn needs to shut down the prayer'  Opelika Auburn News

A Wisconsin-based secular group announced Tuesday that it is fighting the religious culture in Auburn University's football program.

Beulah Elementary will be site of annual Lee County beauty pageant Feb. 2  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Editor. Beulah Elementary will be the site of the 18th annual “Miss Auburn-Opelika Area Scholarship Pageant” Feb. 2. This pageant serves as ...

Parents voice student safety concerns at Lee County Board of Education meeting  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. The focus of the Lee County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night was the safety of students while at school.

Complaint leads to prayer ban at Lee County schools' football games  Opelika Auburn News

Lee County Schools have banned the practice of student-led prayer over the public address system before football games in accordance with federal law, ...

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists 2019: 215 Alabama students earn honors

Students from throughout Alabama have earned a place on the list of semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Smiths Station High softball team surprised by community support after disastrous storms  WRBL

SMITHS STATION, Ala. - For the Smiths Station High School softball team, home field felt anything but. Everywhere the team looked, they saw destruction in the ...

2 injured in Smiths Station car crash with train  WRBL

WRBL Staff - SMITHS STATION, Ala. -- The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirms two people were injured late Thursday night when a car crossing Lee ...

Lee Co. Special Olympics track meet held at Smiths Station High School  WTVM

The 34th annual Lee County Special Olympics Track and Field events were held Wednesday, April 13 at Smiths Station High School. Hundreds of athletes, their ...

Nine candidates run for Smiths Station municipal seats  Opelika Auburn News

As Smiths Station's election draws near, nine candidates are vying for the mayor and council member positions. Two council members were unopposed.

Smiths Station teacher files lawsuit against Lee County school board  Opelika Auburn News

A Smiths Station teacher has filed a lawsuit against the Lee County Board of Education, citing racial discrimination as a factor in her being demoted to a lesser ...

Woman accused of paying 15-year-old to beat up classmate at Smiths Station High School

SMITHS, Alabama -- A Phenix City woman faces criminal solicitation for assault charges after police say she paid a 15-year-old $100 to beat up a classmate at ...

Local students are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists  Opelika Auburn News

Several teens local to the Lee County area are semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

‘Bubba’ Copeland to challenge sitting Smiths Station mayor  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Lee County Board of Education member F.L. “Bubba” Copeland said on Monday he is planning to challenge Smiths Station Mayor LaFaye Dellinger.

High School Graduation Dates in the Chattahoochee Valley  WTVM

Alabama Counties Barbour Barbour County High School Eufaula High School - May 20 at 7:30 p.m. Lakeside High School - May 20.

'Prayer protest' held at Alabama high school football game  FOX 5 Atlanta

Students at an Alabama football game set aside their rivalries during their moment of silence, speaking the Lord's Prayer out loud in protest of a Lee County ...

Auburn, Opelika, Lee County schools receive letter grades from state's Department of Education  Opelika Auburn News

Auburn City Schools have earned a B letter grade, Opelika City Schools a C grade, and Lee County Schools a C grade in the Alabama State Department of ...

Pelham school board hires Smiths Station High School principal as operations director

PELHAM, Alabama -- The Pelham Board of Education today voted to hire Smiths Station High School Principal Jason Yohn as the city system's new director of ...

Alabama Power lineman believes job is a calling for those who choose it  Alabama NewsCenter

Not everyone is cut out to be a lineman. The work is strenuous, weather conditions can be extreme and you need to be in good physical condition and attentive ...

Steve Ensminger goes back to Auburn as LSU offensive coordinator 10 years after firing

Saturday is also Ensminger's 60th birthday, but he almost missed the birthday dinner Thursday.

Engineering firm plans to appeal $1.7 million verdict in lawsuit over Smiths Station sewer project  Opelika Auburn News

An engineering firm plans to appeal the $1.7 million judgment against it and the Smiths Water and Sewer Authority over a sewer project in Smiths Station.

Storms Cut Path of Damage Across East Alabama and West Georgia Saturday Morning  WLTZ 38 NBC

Damage reports across our area show high winds, possibly tornadoes, left a trail of damage during morning storms on Saturday. Damage reports include:.

Goodwill’s Marcus McBride makes an impact on those simply wanting a decent job, their dignity  Ledger-Enquirer

Job Spotlight focuses on Marcus McBride, who is director of education and training at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, based in Columbus.

Trump or Clinton? How did your school vote in mock election among Alabama school students?

Republican Donald Trump should be the next president, according to votes casts in a mock election held among Alabama school students.

32nd Annual Marching Band Festival to feature more than 20 bands  WTVM

More than 2000 high school marching band members will take to the field at The 32nd Annual Phenix Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday, Sept.

Sparkman 15-7, Auburn 4-5: Senators sweep Auburn in double header

Sparkman visited the Tigers for a double header today and came away victorious in both. The first game saw some power hitting from both teams, but the final ...

GALLERY: Wacoochee Elementary School Book Parade | Lee County  Opelika Auburn News

Wacoochee Elementary School held its second annual Book Parade Friday as the grand finale of Read Across America Week. Students sported The Cat in the ...

Atheist group demands HS marching band stop its 'religious' show. But the school isn't backing down.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation — a national atheist activist group — has demanded that an Alabama high school marching band stop its "religious" ...

Videos gone viral: Top 5 Alabama-based YouTube videos of 2012 featured on  The Huntsville Times -

To recap and enjoy the best of 2012 one last time, here's a look at the top five Alabama-based Youtube videos featured on this year.

Phenix City Board of Education gives superintendent raise, hires 2 principals  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The Phenix City Board of Education unanimously voted Friday to raise the superintendent's salary by 9 percent and pay him a bonus if he completes the ...

Community members plan to engage in public prayer in response to ban  Opelika Auburn News

Local students, youth leaders and pastors plan to engage in public prayers before footballs are kicked off in response to the recent ban on student-led prayer ...

Signing Day: High school athletes sign contracts for college sports  WTVM

Signing Day is underway in the Chattahoochee Valley. Student athletes from over a dozen schools in the area are signing contracts for college sports. Here is ...

Newest class of AHSAA Hall of Fame features bevy of coaching standouts

Longtime Murphy volelyball coach Nancy Shoquist (at top with her 2012 seniors) has earned more than 1,000 wins. ( file). By reports

Auburn man arrested on charges of enticing a child for immoral purposes  Opelika Auburn News

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon arrested Larry Dewayne Brown, 47, of Auburn, in a case of enticing a child for immoral purposes and ...

Lee Stewart crafts custom pieces, earns cash with The Rusty Nail  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Lee Stewart is owner of The Rusty Nail at 5300 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, which is a thrift mall with just over 100 vendors. The Smiths Station, Ala., native ...

Loachapoka teacher continues recovery after accident that killed Auburn dean

Frankie Lashawn Askew Bell, a Loachapoka High School math teacher and doctoral student in Auburn University's College of Education's educational ...

Surprise Homecoming for Marine at Albertville Primary School

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- A second grade student got a surprise visitor at school Friday when her father walked into her classroom after a nine-month ...

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