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Local News For Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, a strong storm system moving into Louisiana, Mississippi and West Alabama today will crank up the winds locally. Gusts up to around 30 mph are expected by late afternoon and this evening even before the rain arrives. It will be partly sunny today and dry during the day with highs near 80. Clouds thicken by evening with an rain and storms moving in from the west. There could be an isolated shower or storm in east Alabama before midnight.

Now your Daily arrest report 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:

1. Dean Winter, 56, Valley, FTA Poss Controlled Substance

2. Lanita Heard, 41, Lafayette, FTP Improper Parking

From Lanett

Jametris Antonio Beasley, age 28 of Opelika, AL was charged with Failure to Appear for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Maurice Leblake Fears, age 25 of Valley, AL was charged with Failure to Pay for Possession of Marijuana 2nd

From Valley

Cody Lee Carmack, 35 from Valley

FTA-Traffic / Bail Jumping 2nd Degree

Curtis Lee Bailey, 56 from Opelika

Harassing Communications

Zibreka Ladawn Brooks, 30 from Valley


Valley Police also reported the following incident:

3500 Block of 20th Avenue

Incident / Offense

Domestic Violence 3rd

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

Johnson-Brown announces the passing of Mr. Charles Wesley Gore, age 45, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at the EAMC Lanier Hospital in Valley.

Mr. Gore was born on August 31, 1976, to Sheila Diane Hendrix and the late Huey Gore.

He is survived by his mother, Sheila Diane Hendrix; children, Tyler (Elizabeth) Gore, Austin Gore; fiancé, Christy Craft; brother, Shane Gore; grandchildren, Lyliah Gore, Kaceson Gore, Maverick Gore, Carrie Craft; former spouse and mother to Tyler and Austin, Mary Gore.

Wesley enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hanging out with his friends, and he was always tinkering or fixing something. He also loved working at “Carpet for Kids” the industry leader in high-quality, educational area rugs for educators and kids.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley. The Reverend Don Downs officiating. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. EDT until 11:00 A.M. EDT.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page below to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Wesley, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Johnson-Brown also announces the passing of the following:

Rita Joyce Bledsoe “Rita Pearl”, 63, a resident of Lanett, AL passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, at EAMC in Opelika.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM EST Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Fairfax Cemetery in Valley, AL. with Rev. Carl Benedict officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Family and friends will assemble at the gravesite for the service.

Survivors include her sister, Gail Edwards (Doug); brother, Chris Bell (Donna); Godmother, June Henderson; Godsister, Tammy Henderson Wood; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce Bell & Joe Bell; and brothers, Mike Bledsoe & Dennis Bledsoe.

She was born in Opelika, AL on September 6, 1958, and worked at EAMC Lanier in Valley for 14 years. She was known to keep the residents and staff in good spirits by her singing and infectious laughs. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Valley.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church.

Visit to sign the online guest book or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

Vicky Brown-Jones, 68, of Valley, AL was born in Chambers County on February 5, 1954. She passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022.

Vicky went into the textile industry soon after high school and remained there until it closed. She then went to work at Lanier Hospital where she became the Environmental Manager. She remained there until she retired in 2017.

Vicky was a sweet, mild-mannered person that everyone loved. She will be missed by all that knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Visit to sign the online guest book or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service of Valley, AL Directing

Jeff Jones Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Betty Ann Lindsey 89, of LaFayette, Alabama died Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Bethany House Hospice.

Mrs. Lindsey was born in Camp Hill, Alabama August 17, 1932, to the late Maynard Henderson and the late Vira Corley Henderson.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 11 AM at the LaFayette City Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Allen officiating.

She is survived by her Daughter Charlsey (Hoyt) Still of LaFayette, Al Son Joe (Ginger) Lindsey of Raleigh, N.C. 3 Grandchildren Russell (Kelly) Still of LaFayette, Al. Gina (Bill) Bump of Highpoint, N.C. Jay Lindsey of Raleigh, N.C. 5 Great-grandchildren Addison Still, Charleigh Still, Joey Bump, Katie Bump, Caroline Bump. Sister Sara Clark of Opelika,Al. Brother Robert (Sharon) Henderson of Bakersville, Ca.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Al.

and finally, Davis Memorial Mortuary announces the passing of Brown, Mrs. Rachel D., a resident of Lanett, AL, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL.

Funeral Services and survivors to be announced by Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley.

Be sure and listen to Gator Radio this morning from 6-10 am EST. as we bring you more news, events going on, and the biggest hits from the ’70s, 80s, and 90s online at

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