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  1. Ala. school system plans to buy iPads for 1,500 studentsRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | WTVC

    An Alabama school board is moving forward with plans to issue iPads to 1,500 middle school students, though parents would first have to pay a fee. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the Phenix City Board of Education approved Thursday a $25 insurance fee that parents would have to pay before students are given a tablet computer to take home.


  2. Alabama man accused of statutory rape involving girl, 15Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | WTVC

    An Alabama man is accused of statutory rape after authorities said he had sex with a Columbus girl when she was 15 years old. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that 20-year-old Patrick Kelly of Phenix City was ordered held on $50,000 bond during a Tuesday court hearing in Columbus, Georgia.


  3. Father charged with capital murder in death of his daughterRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | WTVC

    Phenix City police say 30-year-old Robert Allen Earhart Jr. of Phenix City was charged with capital murder after police questioned him about the Jan. 17 death of Alaina Brodka. Assistant Police Chief Robert Casteel said the child was taken to a hospital from the family's home at Steeple Crest Apartments on Riverchase Drive.


  4. Funeral held for toddler who died from cancer on ChristmasRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2014 | WTVC

    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the funeral service for young Joshua Johnson of Phenix City was scheduled Saturday morning. Joshua was diagnosed with cancer as a baby and underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor a few days before his first birthday on Aug. 31. The newspaper said the boy was admitted for inpatient hospice care two days before he died.


  5. Coach won't be sidelined by Lou Gehrig's diseaseRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | WTVC

    A high school football season spent its last hurrahs at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Without a lot of fuss, Jeremy Williams finished another one undefeated.


  6. Textile firm to close its plant in Phenix CityRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | WTVC

    The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs said the closure next year will result in the loss of 140 jobs. reports that Johnston Textiles consolidated all of its operations in Phenix City in 2012, when it closed plants in Opp and Shawmut.


  7. School board aims to settle dispute with ex-leaderRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | WTVC

    Phenix City school officials say they plan to vote on a settlement that would end a nearly year-long dispute with its former superintendent. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the undisclosed dollar amount would end the dispute that started 11 months ago between the east Alabama school system and former Superintendent Larry DiChiara.


  8. Sewer line collapse creates 30-foot deep craterRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | WTVC

    Authorities blame a sewer line failure for creating a 30-foot-deep crater in a parking lot in the eastern Alabama town of Phenix City. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the city engineer told city council members Tuesday that the problem will end up costing the city as much as $500,000.


  9. Teen shot to death after party at community centerRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | WTVC

    Police in the east Alabama town of Phenix City are investigating the killing of a 17-year-old boy shot moments after a party let out at a community center. Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said that Tyrelle Kynard, a Central High School senior, was pronounced dead at the scene around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.


  10. Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in ColumbusRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | WTVC

    Authorities are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on a bridge in Columbus.


  11. Gas truck crashes, overturns in Phenix City yardRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | WTVC

    Crews have been cleaning up an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 gallons of gasoline after a semitrailer overturned in the front yard of a home in eastern Alabama.


  12. $1M bond set for man charged with killing cousinRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2014 | WTVC

    An Alabama judge has set a $1 million bond for a man charged with murder in the strangling death of his 19-year-old second cousin.


  13. Jury convicts man of murder in Phenix City slayingRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 | WTVC

    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.


  14. 1st piece in place for zip line over ChattahoocheeRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2014 | WTVC

    Work has begun on a zip line that will carry people across the Chattahoochee River at the Georgia-Alabama state line.


  15. More than $20,000 in NASCAR collectibles stolenRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | WTVC

    Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of more than $20,000 in NASCAR memorabilia from a residence in the east Alabama town of Phenix City.


  16. Jury convicts man of killing pregnant girlfriendRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2014 | WTVC

    An east Alabama jury took just minutes to convict a man of beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend to death.


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