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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Smiths Station High School band participates in Manilow Music Project contest  Opelika Auburn News

The Smiths Station High School band is one of several bands across the country participating in a contest put on by the Manilow Music Project to provide funding ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Smiths Station High School placed on lockdown after gunman enters home  Ledger-Enquirer

Smiths Station High School was placed on temporary lockdown Friday after a gunman dressed in all black entered a home more than a half-mile from the ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Tornado-Torn Alabama Community Begins Long Haul of Rebuilding  The Wall Street Journal

Two days after a tornado ripped through his small town, the mayor of Smiths Station, Alabama, estimated that it would take months to clean up all the damage.

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.

About 50 people involved in wild Smiths Station senior class prank, investigation finds  Ledger-Enquirer

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation of the April 2018 vandalism at Smiths Station High School, considered a senior class prank gone ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

Smiths Station High School has a new head football coach.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, 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.

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 ...

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.

CyberZone now hosting Esports events for gamers  Opelika Observer

By Austin Gibson For the Opelika Observer. A new form of competition is emerging, and CyberZone Entertainment Center is one among a few businesses in the ...

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 ...

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.

Work at Smiths Station railroad crossing complete  WRBL

Crossing guard arms are now up and in working order at the railroad crossing across from Smiths Station High School.

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 ...

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, ...

Allison Whiddon's family: Still no answers three years after her disappearance  WRBL

Reggie Whiddon and his family have endured a constant heartache the past three years many families cannot understand.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Eufaula City Schools taking new proactive approach to safety  WTVM

Nationwide school safety is still topping the charts as something parents and administrations discuss daily.

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 ...

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 ...

Several area public high schools named tops in state by U.S. News & World Report  Opelika Auburn News

Eleven area high schools, including Auburn High School and Opelika High School, are among the Top 200 public high schools in Alabama, according to U.S. ...

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.

Richard Belkin  WRBL

This week our cameras headed out to Smiths Station High School to present the MEA Golden Apple Award.

Lee Co. Board of Registrar's Office relocates during courthouse expansion  WTVM

The Downtown Opelika Courthouse Expansion and Renovation Project is currently underway and various Courthouse offices will be relocated during the ...

High school bands compete in Phenix Invitational Marching Festival  WSFA

High school marching bands from around Alabama and Georgia competed over the weekend in the 34th annual Phenix Invitational Marching Festival, held at ...

‘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.

'I think it was just an amazing opportunity,' says 12-year-old after Bible signed by president, first lady  WTVM

One kid got a special treat while President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump toured the damage left by last Sunday's tornado.

Auburn baseball freshman arrested for public intoxication and criminal littering  WTVM

Auburn freshman baseball player was arrested Friday, August 24 for public intoxication and criminal littering.

Two lifelong residents vying to become second mayor of Smiths Station  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Two lifelong residents with some experience in local government are contending to become the second mayor of Smiths Station, Ala., a fledgling city in Lee ...

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.

Police reports from May 7  Opelika Auburn News

Auburn Police Division. >Discharge firearm into an occupied dwelling and assault, non-family, were reported in the 300 block of W. Drake Avenue. >Christopher ...

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.

Macon Co., AL man wanted on child sex abuse charges  WTVM

East Alabama authorities are searching for a wanted man this morning and they need your help.

Lee County Water Festival provides hands-on learning experiences to fourth graders  Opelika Auburn News

Fourth graders from schools throughout the county spent time this week learning about a refreshing, valuable resource: water.

AU thanks campaign donors with 3D display at Samford Hall  WTVM

A 3D display showed in front of Auburn University's iconic Samford Hall Friday night.

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 ...

Phenix City NAACP hosts candidate forum for voters  WTVM

The Phenix City-Russell County chapter of the NAACP hosted an event Monday night as it works to make sure voters are well informed.

Law enforcement officials say Operation Southern Shield is all about saving lives  WTVM

Operation Southern Shield is still underway as states in the southeast team up to slow down speeding drivers.

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.

Former employees in shock after Auburn manufacturing plant suddenly closes  WTVM

Former employees and locals are reacting to hundreds losing their job due to an Auburn manufacturing plant shutting down.

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.

2 University of Alabama swimmers injured during practice at Auburn  WTVM

Two University of Alabama male swimmers were injured during a practice at Auburn University Thursday.

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 ...

Snake found in Phenix City bank's restroom  WTVM

A Phenix City bank employee got quite the scare Monday when taking a trip to the restroom.

Parents protest St. Patrick's School closing in Phenix City  WTVM

A group of parents of students at St. Patrick's School in Phenix City hosted a walkout Wednesday morning.

Warrant issued for suspect in connection to a Eufaula murder  WTVM

A murder warrant has been issued for Robert Dean Thomas, aka "Bobby" Thomas of Eufaula.

Woman identified in deadly Whiterock Rd. accident in Phenix City  WTVM

The woman who died in the Whiterock Road wreck has been identified. Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry confirms that 42-year-old Jammie Lea Acosta of ...

6 Hardaway High School athletes sign letters of intent  WTVM

Six athletes across three sports signed on the dotted line Monday afternoon.

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" ...

Muscogee County School Board discusses school security ahead of upcoming changes  WTVM

In a brief discussion at the top of the agenda at the Muscogee County School Board work session, those in the community offered their opinion on the new ...

Jury selection underway for Chambers County murder trial  WTVM

Jury selection for an almost 5 year old murder case is underway in a Chambers County courtroom.

Trash truck overturns on Highway 280 West in Phenix City  WTVM

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Officials are on the scene of Highway 280 West where a semi-truck overturned. Phenix City police say a little after 11 a.m. a ...

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.

Valley police investigating shooting at a home on 35th St.  WTVM

Valley police are investigating a shooting in the 2000 block of 35th Street in the Shawmut community.

2-year-old dies in Eufaula after being hit by vehicle  WTVM

A two-year-old died in Eufaula Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle.

Arthur Dowdell seeks Lee County Commission District 5 seat  Opelika Auburn News

Former Auburn city councilman Arthur Dowdell is running for a seat on the Lee County Commission.

2015 murder suspect enters guilty plea after pushing, killing Cataula woman  WTVM

Wesley Barber, suspect charged with murder after an incident turned deadly in 2015 has taken a plea deal. He is accused of killing a Cataula woman back in ...

CPD arrests man for drive-by shooting that injured two people on Sims St.  WTVM

Columbus police made an arrest following a drive-by shooting that injured two people.

Gun law to go into effect Aug. 1 | Lee County |  Opelika Auburn News

Starting next week, the way people will be able to carry firearms in Alabama will change, and local law enforcement will be ready to act when it does.

UPDATE: Columbus Government Center gives updates on closure following water main breakage  WTVM

The Government Center Tower will remain closed through Friday, June 22, 2018, due to the water main breakage causing courtrooms and offices to flood ...

Out with old to make way for new: Fire Department says goodbye to old Fire Station One  Opelika Auburn News

For more than half a century, the Auburn Fire Department Station One has been filled with the firefighters' day-to-day noises of work and living. But now it's quiet.

Suspect in Troup Co. wanted for stealing 20 chainsaws, vehicle from electric utility company  WTVM

A suspect is wanted in Troup County for stealing a vehicle and power tools from an electric utility company.

Gymboree's Columbus location to close; company closing 350 stores  WTVM

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree is planning to close 350 stores as it restructures in bankruptcy.

Man dies in Valley mobile home fire  WTVM

VALLEY, AL (WTVM) - Valley Police confirms to News Leader 9 that a man has died after an overnight mobile home fire. Authorities say Terrance Dodson died ...

City Council approves search for new Auburn City Manager  WTVM

In a meeting Tuesday night, Auburn City Council approved a $24500 contract with Colin Baenziger & Associates to search for a new City Manager.

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