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Friday Aug 22 | The Trussville Tribune

JefCoEd names deputy superintendent

Becky Lee, the chief of staff for Birmingham City Schools, was hired unanimously by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, AL, Education Etc., Troy University, Lanett, AL, University of Missouri

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Gas truck overturns in front yard of Phenix City residence

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com An overturned tractor trailer gasoline truck in a residence' yard located on Summervill Rd. A tractor trailer containing between 3,500 and 7,000 gallons of gasoline overturned in the front yard of a Phenix City residence on Summerville Road near the intersection of 30th Street.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sunday Interview with Peggy Martin: 'I'll listen to the Lord and ask the people'

ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Former Phenix City mayor Peggy Martin now serves on the Russell County Board of Commissioners.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL, Huntingdon College

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Russell County murder suspect returned after flight from deputies

ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Christian Grissom is escorted out of court by a Russell County Sheriff's Department officer Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Seale, AL, Phenix City, AL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Murder suspect extradited to Russell County

Russell County Sheriff's Deputies have returned from New York with Christian Grissom, who is accused of murdering his cousin, 19-year-old Keonte Chavis.

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Related Topix: Seale, AL

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Missing Alabama Teen Found Dead, Cousin Named Suspect

Authorities say the cousin of a woman whose body was found in southeast Alabama has been identified as a suspect in her death.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL, Seale, AL

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Body found in Seale is that of missing Phenix City teen

The Russell County Sheriff's Office is treating the death of 19-year-old Keonte Chavis of Phenix City as a homicide but Sheriff Heath Taylor said on Sunday that he is waiting for an autopsy report.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL, Seale, AL

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Examiner.com

Phenix City AL Landfill 'Treasure'- Dog discarded like trash

By the trash can, labeled "TRASH", a yellow sign with a big black arrow pointed straight toward her; a tired, hungry dog's image was captured yesterday at the landfill at Phenix City, Alabama.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WTVC

Jury convicts man of murder in Phenix City slaying

Jurors in Russell County found that James Allen Harrison Jr. meant to rob and kill Thomas Fred Day Jr. when he slashed his throat during a confrontation inside the victim's Phenix City home on Jan. 13, 1998.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City shooting victim doesn't recall gunshot

The Russell County Coroner’s Office has identified the Phenix City man accused of shooting his wife and turning the gun on himself at Carriage Hill Apartments Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Murder retrial: Jury deliberations center on Harrison's intent to rob victim

A Russell County jury charged with the retrial of James Allen Harrison Jr. now has to decide whether Harrison intended to rob Thomas Fred Day Jr. for crack cocaine money before slashing his throat on Jan. 13, 1998, according to court testimony.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City police investigating possible fatal shooting at Carriage Hill

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Police investigators remove items from apartment V4 at Carriage Hill Apartments in Phenix City Saturday afternoon while investigating a possible fatal shooting.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City school board attorney resigns 'due to personal issues'

Sydney Smith has resigned her position as attorney for the Phenix City Board of Education, the board’s president confirmed Friday.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Convicted murderer gets new trial in Russell County

In 2001, Harrison was sentenced to death in Russell County Circuit Court. In a bizarre twist, Harrison's attorney motioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a retrial and it was granted, based on what the Russell County District attorney's office tells us was juror misconduct.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, AL

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