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Local News, For Thursday, August, 18th, 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, isolated showers, and thunderstorms for your Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Now your Daily arrest report is brought to you by Trenter Bail Bonding, locked up, need to get out, call Jeff, or Jimmy at 334-864-5559. From Chambers County, Chambers County Sheriff's Office reports the following:


Katherine Norton McAdams, 39, of Valley, AL was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine w/Intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree, License to Carry Pistol - Required, Driving Suspended

Destiny Jade Sprayberry, 23, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear - Expired Tag

Leon Tyree Ferrell, 60. of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear on the following: Driving Revoked (3 counts), Speeding (2 counts), and Failure to Wear Seat Belt

Dematavious Shancez Briskey, 23, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Speeding

Elizabeth Lynn Hornsby, 23, of Lagrange, GA was arrested for Failure to Appear - Theft of Property 1st Degree


From Lanett


Dematavious Shancez Briskey, age 23 of Valley, Al was charged with Failure to Pay (Speeding)

Jamanda Reance Ardell Core, age 31 of Lanett, Al was charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd



Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:


Identity Theft was reported in the 1800 block of N 2nd Ct.


From Valley


Henry Lewis Ridgeway, 52, of Lanett was arrested for Ignition Interlock Violation.

Robert Lynn Kirk, 51, from Opelika was arrested for Failure to Pay (Traffic).

Elizabeth Lynn Hornsby, 23, from Eastaboga, AL was arrested for Failure to Appear.

Markisha Monae Harris, 24, from Valley was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (Traffic).

Beroski Narez Huguley, 31, from Valley was arrested for Giving False Information to Law Enforcement, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear.

John James Larkin, 40, from Valley was arrested for Failure to appear.


No incidents to report this morning from VPD.


and now Obituary's brought to you by Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, providing dignified service since 1900.


Johnson Brown announces the passing of the following:


John Lawrence “Larry” Motley, Sr., 79, of Lanett, Alabama, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Larry reunited with the love of his life, Shirley, wife of 53 years.


Larry was born in West Point, Georgia on January 31, 1943, to the late Wilmot Eugene Motley, and LaMerle Harrison Motley of Lanett, Alabama. Brothers Gene, David, and Bobby also preceded him in death.


Larry, most lovingly known by most as “Dobby”, is survived by his son, John Lawrence Motley, Jr., of Lanett, Alabama; his daughter, Laurin Motley (Jeff) Jennings of Lake Harding, Alabama; 4 beautiful grandchildren – Mitchell Jennings, Drew Jennings, Tripp Motley, and Jayden Motley; and brother, Jim Motley of Columbus, Georgia.


Larry grew up in Lanett, attending Lanett schools where he played football and basketball, and was a member of a 4-man quartet. In his senior year of high school, he was Vice-President of his class, Captain of the football team, and voted Most Athletic and Most Popular by his classmates. He graduated from Lanett High School in 1961 and attended his 61st Class Reunion last month. He is a true Panther! Following high school, Larry attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and graduated in 1967.


On July 1, 1967, Larry married Shirley Bradley Motley of Lanett, Alabama. They had a wonderful life together with their children and grandchildren.


Larry worked for West Point Pepperell in West Point, Georgia his entire career as an Industrial Engineer in Quality Control, and later as a Supervisor for West Point Graphics until his retirement in 2004.


Larry loved Auburn and often discussed football and basketball with Tripp. It is incredible how much these two knew about the players and coaches. Both shared a love for NASCAR. Dobby always sent a family text as a reminder of an upcoming race, then followed with a thumbs up or thumbs down if one of his favorite drivers did not win.


Dobby and Jayden shared a love for music. This brought many fun times of singing or playing the guitar and keyboard. Dobby made sure to let Jayden shine most of the time, but “Jerry Lee Motley” would find his way out to entertain a crowd.


Drew kept Dobby on the road with baseball games, as he never wanted to miss an inning. Dobby threw out the first pitch to Drew during his senior year at Auburn High School to honor Shirley, and others that were battling cancer. Drew has Larry’s dark, wavy hair and his ability to steal the dance floor.


Mitchell loved hanging out with Dobby and GG, and they with him, as he was the first and only grandchild for 7 years. Dobby was proud of Mitchell’s football, basketball, and baseball talent, but most enjoyed his fishing success. One look and you know Mitchell is a Motley. One conversation and you know he is related to Larry – smile, quick wit, dry humor and all.


A dual service for Larry and Shirley will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, at Lanett United Methodist Church in Lanett, Alabama at 11:00 AM EDT.


Visitation and a Celebration of Life will follow the service in the fellowship hall. The family welcomes family and friends to come to share memories, food, and fellowship.


Please visit his Memorial Tribute Wall at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Larry, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.


Beverly Weldon Stover, age 62, of Cusseta, Alabama passed away on Friday, August 13, 2022, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.


Ms. Stover was born in Opelika, Alabama on January 11, 1960, to the late Aubrey L. Weldon, Sr., and Lorene Sims Weldon.


She was also preceded in death by her daughter Amanda Smith.


She is survived by her brother and his wife, Bug and Jenny Weldon, Cusseta; niece, Krista Weldon; nephew, Trey Weldon; many cousins, extended family members, and friends.


Ms. Stover attended Southern Union Community College and she worked in the healthcare field as a nurse until her health declined and she retired.


A graveside service will be held at a later date.


Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for her family, share a memory of Beverly, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.