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Local News For Friday, September, 2nd, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, partly sunny today with an increase in clouds this afternoon as the chance of showers and storms also returns. High temperatures should stay under 90 in the upper 80s.

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:

Jacourias Quante Webb, 20, of Opelika, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Window Tint

Antawin Cortez Peavy, 40, of Auburn, AL was arrested for Parole Violation

Scottie Lee Davis, 50, of Valley, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Speeding

Darian Quashon McClain, 26, of Columbus, GA was arrested for Attempted Murder

Christopher Michael Calloway, 50, of Lanett, AL was arrested for Failure to Pay - Child Support

Dvonte Jaquvious Spence, 28, of Lafayette, AL was arrested for Burglary 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, and Public intoxication

From Lanett

1. Ashton Thomas, 28, of Lanett, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Debit/Credit Card.

2. Toniah Jackson, 24, of Lanett, AL arrested for Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Debit/Credit Card.

3. James Malone, 67, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

4. Antawin Peavy, 40, of Lanett, AL arrested for Failure to Appear.

Lanett Police also reported the following incidents:

1. Criminal Mischief 3rd reported in the 1400 Blk S. Gilmer Ave.

2. Domestic Violence 3rd reported in the 2200 Blk Magnolia Rd.

3. Theft 4th, Criminal Trespass 3rd reported in the 1400 Blk S 14th St.

4. Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card reported in the 400 blk Cherry Dr.

5. Harassment, Disorderly Conduct reported in the 10 Blk of VMP.

From Valley

Kevin Ryan Abercrombie, 33 of Lanett, was charged with Fugitive From Justice (Probation Violation, Troup County, GA)

Juvenile, 14 of Valley, charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd

William Frank Henry, 40 of Roanoke, charged with Domestic Violence 3rd

Scottie Lee Davis, 50 of Opelika, charged with three counts of Failure to Appear-Expired Driver’s License

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:

Joshua Adam Barber, age 30, of the Valley passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Joshua was born in LaGrange, Georgia on October 19, 1991, to James “Jamie” Barber and the late Rebecca Sanchez. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents Herbert and Dorothy Windsor and Margie Wilder and Jack S. Barber, Sr.

Joshua lived each day for his two daughters, Millie and Zoey, who were the pride and joy in his life. He loved them more than we can ever express in a few words or a sentence.

Joshua was a man of great faith and he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. He was known for providing aid and support to the most vulnerable and overlooked groups in society: the ones often considered to be the outcasts of society or just down on their luck in life that appeared to be beyond reach. Joshua believed in them and provided them with words of hope, compassion, and help when he could. Joshua Barber touched many people’s lives and changed the outcome for many people. For those that knew him and his symbolism, “Jesus Is King”. #JesusIsKing

From Joshua's wife, Taylor...

"I’d like to thank everyone for your kind messages and support during this family tragedy. The loss of my husband is something I didn’t think I’d be dealing with until we were very old. To say I am devastated is the biggest understatement. Grief has amplified everything and it all reminds me of him. While the nature of our present relationship was complicated, I am comforted knowing that both of our hearts were for the success of our marriage and family together. He loved me and I love him. I have loved Joshua Barber with my whole heart, and will continue to love him and hold his memory in my heart and in our daughters’ lives. I am more than confident I will see him again in Heaven. His spirit went to be with Abba because he loved Jesus with all his might. I am proud to be his wife and mother to his children. His legacy is not only our daughters, but the many lives he touched in life and now it seems the thousands he is reaching in his passing. Heaven will gain many more souls and I know he is celebrating with all of Heaven at that.

As Josh was a “come as you are” kind of man, we want everyone to dress how they feel best. Come as you are, we welcome you.

In fact, any and everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to my husband at the visitation and at the funeral service itself. We ask that family and close friends join us at the burial site following the funeral service. Please feel free to share this so that we can get the word out. Thank you. #JesusIsKing "

He attended the Summit Church.

He enjoyed fishing and he loved the University of Alabama football. Roll Tide!

He is survived by his wife, Taylor Barber, daughters, Millie and Zoey Barber; parents, Jamie and Mandy Barber; brothers, Conner Barber, Dameon Robinson, Christian Robinson; grandmother, Annette Rider; aunt, Kimberly Whaley; cousins, Hannah Beal, Chase Trammell; father-in-law, Duke Maraman; mother-in-law, Cindy Dalcin; brother-in-law, Caleb Maraman; numerous extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in the Sweet Home Methodist Church Cemetery in LaFayette. Joshua’s family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 P.M. EDT until 8:00 P.M. EDT.

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