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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.

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.

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

An act of vandalism at a Columbus area high school — allegedly a senior class prank gone wild — has authorities investigating. Lee County Schools ...

Smiths Station High School graduation date changes for possible inclement weather  WRBL

Smiths Station High School has changed their graduation date for the possibility of inclement weather.

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.

Smiths Station High School lockdown lifted  WRBL

10/27/17 1:20 p.m. -- Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones wants to be clear, an initial posting to social media indicating a threat to students on campus at Smiths Station ...

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 names Mike Glisson as head football coach  Opelika Auburn News

Smiths Station High School has a new head football coach.

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.

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 ...

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 parents, students shout out prayer in protest at Friday football game  WRBL

A News 3 reporter was live on the field Friday while parents and students from Smiths Station High School recited part of the Lord's Prayer during a football ...

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 ...

Panthers look to rebound in year one of Glisson era  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Seeking to grow and improve daily is the goal of first-year Smiths Station High School Coach Mike Glisson and his Panther ...

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 ...

Lee County schools to provide meals for children in the summer  WTVM

Lee County Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch for the summer.

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.

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 ...

Alabama high school ending pre-football prayer after parent complains

The superintendent said he tried to find a way for students to continue leading prayer, but ultimately found no recourse.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Opelika and Lee County schools to provide free lunch for children this summer  Opelika Observer

By Shawn Kirkpatrick Opelika Observer. Beginning June 4, any child can get a free lunch at three Opelika City Schools. Carver Primary and Jeter Primary will ...

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.

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.

SSHS takes down student project after online confusion over noose hanging in classroom  WRBL

Lee County School System administrators confirm to News 3 a noose is no longer hanging in a Smiths Station High School teacher's classroom.

Lee County School Board tackles parent concerns  Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key Editor. During last week's meeting of the Lee County School Board, members of the board heard from concerned parent, Dawn Lockhart, ...

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, ...

Smiths Station High School creates 12-minute lip dub video featuring entire student body

SMITHS STATION, Alabama -- Students at the high school here -- all 1,400 of them -- got their own Glee-like moment this week during the filming of a 12-minute ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here are Alabama's student winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition  Alabama Today

Every spring since 1982, members of the United States House of Representatives have sponsored a high school arts competition in their respective districts to ...

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.

‘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.

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 ...

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 softball finishes third in state  Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce Associate Editor. Following his team's magical season that ended with a third-place finish in the AHSAA 7A state tournament, Smiths Station ...

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 ...

Kinetic Credit Union awards scholarships to rising college student in the Chattahoochee Valley  WTVM

Kinetic Credit Union awarded the Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic scholarship to two rising college students in the Chattahoochee Valley on May 8.

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 ...

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.

Richard Belkin  WRBL

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

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

LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger speaks to member of the media as the LSU football caravan made its final stop at Walk-On's in Metairie on Thursday ...

Kinetic awards annual college scholarships  WRBL

They awarded Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic scholarships on May 8th to two rising college students.

Lee County District Attorney's Office holds seminar on dangers of social media for children  Opelika Observer

By Lawton Vallely For the Opelika Observer. District Attorney Brandon Hughes and Chief Assistant District Attorney Jessica Ventiere held a conference Feb.

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.

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 ...

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.

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" ...

ATHLETE FACTORIES: Here are Alabama’s top 25 high school sports programs  Yellowhammer News, a site that seeks to “make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process” by “providing reviews and insight from ...

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 ...

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.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office offers class aimed at empowering women  Opelika Auburn News

Investigator Kevin Durick and Cpl. Steven Mills of the Lee County Sheriff's Office donned thick, red padding from head to toe. The two men stretched and layered ...

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 ...

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

Area marching bands to perform at annual 'Band-O-Rama'  Opelika Auburn News

Ten bands from schools across nearby counties will perform at the annual “Band-O-Rama” event Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Opelika High School's Bulldog ...

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 ...

South Olive Principal Sharon Hench  Allison Ross

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