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Local News For Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, for Thursday, we’ll have more sun than clouds. Just a handful of spotty storms are in the forecast this afternoon through the early evening hours. Highs between 91 and 94.

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:

Rodney Williams, 48, Cusseta, Receiving Stolen Property 1st, FTP Criminal Mischief 2nd

From Lanett

Alexus Demetria Nicole Armstrong, age 25 of Lanett, Al was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

James Macarther Williams, age 53 of Lanett, Al was charged with Failure to Appear (Traffic)

Tiffany Dianne Reece, age 32 of Lanett, Al was charged with Child in need of Supervision (Truancy)

William Cody Oneal, age 31 of Lanett, Al was charged with Theft of Property 4th and Criminal Trespass 3rd

Robert Lee Alexander Leatherwood, age 26 of Lanett, Al was charged with Making a False Report

Cassidy Le’Anne Buckner, age 22 of Lanett, Al was charged with Making a False Report and Obstruction of Government Operations

Kelsey Alyssa Bell, age 27 of Opelika, Al was charged with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

Domestic Violence 3rd Harassment was reported in the 1400 block of S 5th St.

Terroristic Threats and Menacing were reported in the 4300 block of 36th Ave Sw.

Theft of Property 2nd was reported in the 700 block of N 14th Ct.

From Valley

Archer Clyde Lockhart

Obstruction Government Operations, and Reckless Endangerment

Valley Police also report the following incidents:

100 Block of Woodland Avenue

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 1st Degree

1100 Block of County Road 522

Incident / Offense

Theft of Property 2nd Degree

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:

United States Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) Roger Garner, age 72, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama.

He was born in West Point, Georgia on September 9, 1949, to the late Manuel Garner and Frances Garner. He was also preceded in death by his loving companion “Tia Marie”.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Roger Garner spent his life and career serving in the United States Military. He served in the United States Marine Corps and later enlisted in the United States Army, where he spent the remainder of his career achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4.

He served over 24 years as a combat engineer and command instructor pilot qualified to operate and train in six different types of planes and helicopters. He served across the globe including time in Singapore, Frankfurt, Germany, Cairo, Egypt, and Honolulu, HI. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the Legion of Merit among other awards and declarations including the Purple Heart and Broken Wing Medal. He also was awarded the Air Assault Wings Medal for completion of Air Assault School and he was a Master Aviator with over 3700 logged flight hours.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Garner, Valley; children, Jamie Dawn Garner, West Point, Georgia, Keith Garner, Valley; grandchildren, Morgan and Jeremiah Garner, Oregon; his devoted cat “Lil Bit”.

He was an avid University of Alabama football fan, he loved hunting and fishing in his younger years, and enjoyed feeding his birds, and working on his lawn.

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted on Friday, August 5, 2022. at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, Alabama. No visitation is planned at this time.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Chief Garner, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Mr. Gene Pike, age 80, of West Point, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 14th, 2022 in LaGrange, Georgia.

Gene was born on February 9th, 1942 in LaGrange to the late Andrew Howard and Lillie May Pike. He was a member of Davidson Baptist Church. He was a man of God who enjoyed helping others and working at his church. He was a very athletic man who, up until several years ago, ran 10 miles a day and worked out regularly.

He loved dancing with his wife and in years past, roller skating with his children. He was a good and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Gene is survived by his wife, Faye Pike; children, Stacey Towler (Ben), Jonathan Johnson (Corrina); Kim Andrews, and Shannon Hand; grandchildren, Lexie, Cole, Nathan, Austin, and Lindsey; sister, Carolyn Hewett, all of his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley Pike Darden.

Memorial services for Gene will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Davidson Baptist Church in West Point, Georgia. His family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. EDT until 2:00 P.M. EDT.

Please visit Gene’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Gene, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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