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Phenix City, Alabama is located in Russell County. Zip codes in Phenix City, AL include 36869, 36870, and 36867. The median home price in Phenix City is $125,000. More Phenix City information.

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7 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Man gets new murder trial after 'juror misconduct'

For the second time in 14 years, James Allen Harrison Jr. is to be tried in Russell County for the Jan. 13, 1998, fatal throat-slashing of a disabled Phenix City man in what authorities said was a robbery to get money for crack cocaine.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Court: Phenix City parents caused brain, spinal cord damage in 19-month-old boy

Phenix City police are still piecing together how Eric Reginald Jordan and Megan Dawson allegedly caused spinal cord and brain damage to a 19-month-old child in their care, officials said Monday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Shoplifters leave Wal-Mart with carts full of TVs

A woman shopping at Wal-Mart said she couldn't believe her eyes when she watched two young men walk out of the front door with carts filled with flat screen televisions and no one was stopping them.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City man sought in $8,000 burglary

Evidence found at the scene of an $8,000 burglary on Lee Road 240 in Phenix City has led to warrants issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

North Phenix Baptist Church's new pastor feels like he's come home again

In the span of a couple of years, his wife, Mary Ann, died, his house was foreclosed, his car was repossessed, and he no longer was the pastor of the church he had founded and led for more than 17 years.

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The Macon Telegraph

Jury convicts man of killing pregnant girlfriend

The Russell County jury on Thursday found Curtis Durall Newsome guilty of murder in the June 2013 killing of Caneya "Candy" Webb.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

South Girard School's new principal promoted from Central High

The Phenix City Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved superintendent Randy Wilkes' recommendation to hire Kerry McDonald as principal of the school system's eighth-grade school.

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Alabama Live

Phenix City area residential sales in June improve 18% from prior month

Phenix City area residential sales totaled 80 units in June, an improvement in sales growth of 17.6 percent from last month but 22.3 percent below the same month a year ago.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Court: Jealousy sparked fatal assault on mother of three

The brutality that ended with Caneya "Candy" Webb's fatal strangulation in June 2013 began with boyfriend Curtis Durall Newsome's checking her cellphone while she was in the shower of her Edmond Estates apartment in Phenix City, according to testimony Wednesday in Newsome's murder trial.

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Alabama Live

Miss Alabama contestant KeLeigh Edwards, junior queens, bring gifts to UAB Women & Infants Center

Edwards, who was chosen to be Miss Smiths Station 2014 in a scholarship competition in Smiths Station, Ala., near Phenix City, was accompanied by her court - the junior queens in the Miss Smiths Station pageant.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Murder trial: Fleeing suspect caught driving too slowly on I-85

With $1,900 in his pocket, Phenix City murder suspect Curtis Durall Newsome was halfway to Atlanta in his dead girlfriend’s Ford Explorer when he made a crucial mistake around 6 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013: He drove too slowly in the passing lane on Interstate 85. Newsome was just north of Interstate 185, and just south of Hogansville, when ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Court: Curtis Newsome homicide victim found hogtied in Phenix City apartment

The day before Curtis Durall Newsome was charged with Caneya T. Webb's murder, two Edmond Estates maintenance employees worked unaware that only a thin wall separated them from the 26-year-old woman's body, according to court testimony.

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Alabama Live

Phenix City man accused of beating girlfriend's 2-year-old child, causing multiple injuries

Zachary Ryan Tadlock, 22, was arrested July 18 and charged with torture and willful abuse of a child and domestic violence assault in the third degree, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Maybe school board problem is institutional

The Phenix City Board of Education just can't seem to stay off the news or on the record.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City man, 22, accused of torturing 2-year-old boy

A Phenix City man is accused of torturing a 2-year-old boy at a home in the 600 block of Lee Road 307, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Construction worker rescued from 13th Street Bridge

Traffic trying to cross the 13th Street Bridge hit an unexpected detour. The major passageway from Columbus to Phenix City was closed for hours as Fire and EMS rescue workers devised a plan to save a man who was injured and stranded above the water.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Attorney: Asking two Phenix City school board members to leave closed session was improper

It was improper for the Phenix City Board of Education president to ask two board members to leave last week's closed discussion of a lawsuit, the general counsel for the Alabama Association of School Boards said Thursday.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City school board alleges harassment from clergy

Phenix City Council hears from concerned clergy on Monday following the controversial firing of City Manager Wallace Hunter on May 20. A pastor and a group of activist ministers are "harassing, intimidating, humiliating, defaming and interfering" with the Phenix City Board of Education and some of its members, the board alleges in its response to a ... (more)

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Trussville Tribune

Inside the Statehouse: Looking back at, analyzing the 1958 governor race

As the 1958 governor's race dawned, the shadow of Big Jim Folsom loomed over the scene.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Alabama teen sentenced in school bomb plot

An Alabama teenager accused of plotting to attack classmates with homemade explosives has been sentenced to two years on supervised probation followed by three years in prison.

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