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Pot Cookies yield Felony Charges

Four Arrested in Russell County for Pot Cookies

Undercover agents conducting surveillance at the Green Leaf apartments in Phenix City discovered the pot cookies. Deputies arrested three teens for possession and 21 year old Adam Hall the alleged master chef. “In the cell phone of the target they saw that  he was selling a chocolate chip cookie with THC marijuana in the cookie for five dollars a cookie.”…

ESSEX BRANCH on BUILDING HIS EMPIRE

FROM CORPORATE AMERICA TO INDEPENDENT PLAYWRIGHT

Essex Branch worked for 23 years in corporate America in the power industry. His final years on the job were confusing to say the least. “I would be at work where things might get slow, and my mind would be on my plays,” he said in an interview on The Dee Armstrong Show. He finally made the decision to quit…

Alabama Crowns “Outstanding Teen” on Sunday

THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION'S "LITTLE SISTER" ADDS ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE

Sylacauga, Al— Auburn High School Junior, Jessica Baeder, joined the ranks of the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen sisterhood on Sunday. Her third time competing, she was Miss Smiths Station Outstanding Teen. She performed a ballet en pointe to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and championed the service platform “Fit for Life.” Baeder is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship and a…

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1/3Mallory Hagan talks #OscarFail and Trending Topics Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Tell Us Your Thoughts! Show Caption Hide Caption The Academy Awards were last night, and Award Season always leaves us with plenty to talk about online. The announcement of best picture has turned the Oscar conversation upside down. Sunday night ran smoothly– Jimmy Kimmel…

The Oscars Are This Weekend

DENZEL WASHINGTON IS ON THE VERGE OF MAKING HISTORY YET AGAIN.

The red carpet is in place in Hollywood and the anticipation is growing, leading up to Sunday’s Oscar presentations. Jimmy Kimmel will host Sunday’s Academy Awards.
 This is the late night host’s first time as an Oscar emcee. This year, “La La Land” is getting a lot of buzz. The film has received a record tying 14 Oscar nominations. An…

“Plush Size” CEO Courtney Harris takes the runway by storm

These days size doesn't matter

1/4plush 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4plush 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4plush 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Courtney Harris and the Ladies of Plush Size Show Caption Hide Caption When Courtney Harris was growing up, her friends called her “Big Courtney.” They called her that because she was in reality, heavier than most of her friends. Back then, in…

Opelika High School “Ovations” Host Competition

Southern Showcase draws schools from Southeast

1/5“Ovations” Performs at Opelika Center for the Performing Arts Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Mrs. Petrone, Opelika Choir Director Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Opelika “Ovations” in Rehearsal for Southern Showcase Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Opelika “Ovations” Performs Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Ben Garner, Senior in “Ovations” Show Caption Hide Caption The Opelika High School Choral Department hosted their annual Southern Showcase…

Watch out for “Bad Wolf.” Skating making a big comeback around the country.

Local man goes on national skating tour

In the not too distant past, when you wanted to get your groove on on a Saturday night , you rounded up your best friends and headed to the skating rink. It had everything you needed: good music, fast food and an opportunity to flirt wearing  your new bell bottom jeans. Well , those reasons are still there, although wrapped…

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Little Caesar’s founder Mike Ilitch passed away last week at the age of 87. The Detroit businessman was a well-known philanthropist and championed many charities throughout Detroit and Michigan. Now, one story about the pizza founder’s generosity has made the news following his passing. A friend of Ilitch shared a touching story of how the businessman came to rescue of…