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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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6 hrs ago | 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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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Edge is razor sharp in NeSmith DLMS East Alabama win

Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL was razor sharp Friday night, as he disappeared from the field in his Edge's Gas Company Special to win the Salute To The Armed Forces 50 for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series in night two of the four-race Salute To America Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dive team suspends search in Chattahoochee River for possible jumper

A dive team suspended a search on the Chattahoochee River north of Dillingham Street Bridge late Tuesday after a teen reported a man jumping from the bridge’s concrete rails.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Man arrested in Phenix City, charged with attempted murder

A suspect is in jail accused of firing shots into a car occupied by his girlfriend and one-year-old child.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Don't like the cameras? Don't run the red light

To some, it's a common-sense deterrent to a commonplace violation -- running red lights.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

FOX16

A-State's J.D. McKissic Makes Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Arkansas State junior wide receiver J.D. McKissic has been named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, announced Monday by the Louisville Sports Commission.

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