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Dillon Hightower, Jr.

March 1, 2024

(WADLEY) Graveside services for James Dillon Hightower, Jr., 81, of Wadley, were Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wadley with…

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Mary Sue Webb Pike

March 1, 2024

(ROANOKE) A celebration of life service for Mary Sue Webb Pike, 98, of Roanoke, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March…

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Faye Akins

March 1, 2024

(GRAHAM) Funeral services for Faye Akins, 81, of Graham will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral…

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James N. “Jabo” Wood

February 26, 2024

James N. “Jabo” Wood, 93, of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at his home.     The family will receive friends…

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Vicki Roughton Hurst

February 26, 2024

(ROANOKE) Vicki Roughton Hurst, 57, of Roanoke died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 at her residence. Vicki was born in LaFayette on May 20,…

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Roanoke man tased twice before arrest

February 28, 2024

A late-night traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase down Louina Road and led to a suspect being shot with a taser twice before finally…

County commission moves forward with courthouse renovation

February 28, 2024

At Thursday’s workshop meeting of Randolph County Commission, Mike Rutland of JMR+H Architects, presented the 65 percent renovation/addition plans for review to the commission. On…

County board approves low bid for work at schools

February 28, 2024

At last week’s meeting of Randolph County School Board, the board approved the low bid for construction and renovations at county schools. The low bid…

Wedowee to get new auto parts store

February 28, 2024

At last week’s meeting of Wedowee Town Council, it was announced that another business will be locating in the town. The council approved the signage…

Volunteer firefighters put out Thursday blaze

February 22, 2024

A barn fire near the Potash Community on County Road 63 led to brief flare-up that consumed over an acre of brush before volunteer firefighters…


How ‘Sweet’ it is: RCHS, Handley girls advance to state Sweet 16 with subregional wins Friday

February 9, 2024

For one team that won Friday night, going to the Sweet 16 is an every-year occurrence. And for the other team that won Friday night,…

RCHS girls win first-ever area title

February 8, 2024

If you had said before the season began that just one of the eight county basketball teams would win its area championship, it would probably…

Area tournament schedules

January 31, 2024

Wadley girls (at Winterboro) vs. Faith Christian Mon., Feb. 5, 3 p.m. Championship Tues., Feb. 6, 5 p.m. Wadley boys (at Winterboro) vs. Faith Christian…

Wadley’s Brown scores 1,000th point

January 3, 2024

The Wadley girls’ lost their first two games of the Heflin Hoops Classic by narrow margins before salvaging the week with a win over Weaver.…

Five of six local schools represented among ASWA honorees

December 27, 2023

A total of 13 players from five differ-ent local football teams were respresent-ed when the Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) announced its all-state teams for the…

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