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Lee Co. man arrested during massive drug raid
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:20:55 -0800

A Lee County man is under arrest following a massive drug raid Monday morning at two locations on Highway 169.

EXCLUSIVE: Large drug bust in Lee Co. leads to 1 arrest
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:50:58 -0800

A massive meth bust in Lee County could be the reason why many residents reported hearing a helicopter flying low over your homes on Monday.

Meth, weapons found during Lee County operation
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:58:23 -0800

Special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) have arrested a Lee County man as part of an ongoing operation.

English named to state Probate Judges Advisory Council
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:57:40 -0800

Lee County Probate Judge Bill English has been named to a new state Probate Judges Advisory Council, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Thursday. Merrill established the Council to ensu

South GA trio indicted for dog fighting, drugs, guns
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:24:53 -0800

Echols County residents Raymond Lee Hendrix and Tara Renee Hunt, and Willie Henderson, of Lowndes County, have all been indicted on various charges stemming from a large dog-fighting ring in 2013. United States Attorney Michael J. Moore announced that a federal grand jury returned a multiple count indictment in Valdosta Federal Court.

Half pound of meth seized in Lee County raid
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:08:04 -0800

A 27-year-old Lee County, Ala., man was charged Monday after agents seized a half pound of methamphetamine during searches at two locations, authorities said. Click to Continue »

Sister of 'Mockingbird' author leaves books to famed writer
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:49:16 -0800

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The late sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, Alabama attorney and church leader Alice Lee, is leaving books and other personal items to the famed writer.

Alabama House speaker's ethics trial set for October
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:40:14 -0800

OPELIKA, Ala. | Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard will go to trial in October on ethics charges. Prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed on an Oct. 19 trial date for the high-profile case during a Friday scheduling conference in Opelika. Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart said the prosecution's case will take approximately two weeks. A grand jury indicted the Auburn Republican in October on 23 ...

Late sister of 'Mockingbird' author leaves books, personal items to fame write in will
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:07:07 -0800

The late sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, Alabama attorney and church leader Alice Lee, is leaving books and other personal items to the famed writer.

Auburn, Opelika take stock of county’s low unemployment
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:14:53 -0800

Lee County boasts Alabama’s second-lowest unemployment rate, coming in at 4.1 percent, according to information released by the state’s Department of Labor Friday.