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Botox for Breast Cancer Awareness

The River Region Facial Plastics teamed with the American Cancer Society Saturday to help in the fight against breast cancer. The River Region Facial Plastics at Jackson Clinic held a Botox for Breast Cancer event to benefit the American Cancer Society and its mission to help women and men battling breast cancer. The event was held at the Jackson Hospital…

One Dead Following Shooting in Lee County

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 8000 block of US Hwy 29 North at about 8:30 Friday night in reference to shots fired. When deputies and EMS arrived, they discovered of Valley dead. Authorities say it appears that Schwarz was shot and sustained other injuries. There was a gathering at the home Schwarz was at when an argument…

ASU Students Hold Hurricane Relief Drive

Alabama State University students worked Thursday to help bring some much-needed relief to hurricane victims in several states. Following the damage of Hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, Alabama State University students put their heads together to figure out a way to help. That’s why Miss ASU, Yasmine Whitehurst, decided to head up the ASU Hurricane relief drive, teaming up with…

Nearly Half Million Dollars Grant to Macon Co. Schools

Some good news for Macon County Schools: The school system was just awarded a $469,000 grant that will help enhance its virtual learning. Remote learning: a challenge schools, students and families nationwide have had to adjust to as the new norm. But now, thanks to a USDA grant, things just got a bit savvier for Macon County: “…because we are…

Two Men Arrested for Attempted Murder in Prattville

The Prattville Police Department responded to Brentwood Landing Apartments on Covered Bridge Parkway Sunday in reference to multiple shots fired and a person shot. When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man who lives in the apartment building with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Baptist South Hospital. Officers were able to stop the suspect who was…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Pushing Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has hit theaters across the country pretty hard, specifically our local Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: A River Region treasure since 1985. “These whole grounds, which were Red Blount’s yard… a part of his property, were really designed for this theater,” ASF Executive Director Todd Schmidt said. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, originally a summer festival in Annistion is…

Authorities Need Help Find a Missing Greenville Man

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 27-years-old Harley Scott Knight. We’re told he left ‘traveling’ on June 13, 2020 from Greenville. He left without any personal belongings. His mother says the last time she saw him was on August 29, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas when she tried to convince him to come back home. The last time…

Holtville/Slapout Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

The Holtville/Slapout Fire and Rescue Auxiliary celebrated Fire Prevention Week by hosting a Fall Craft Fair and Parade at the Holtville fire station. People in the community set up booths to sell honey, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry… you name it. People working at the fire station cooked 500 quarts of stew, and sold more than 450 containers. All of…

Butler County Deputy Hit by Car While On Duty

A Butler County deputy is recovering after being involved in a hit-and-run while working a call Sunday night. According to the sheriff’s office’s’ Facebook page, authorities were working a car crash on Interstate 65 when a car hit a deputy who was directing traffic. The driver of the vehicle then drove away. The deputy is expected to be okay. Alabama…