Local News For Wednesday, March 30th 2022



Good morning y’all, and now a little news to get you up and going. weather-wise, more clouds than sun this Wednesday as we’re tracking a powerful storm system across East Alabama and West Georgia.

Expect a toasty today with highs in the mid-80s as winds pick up throughout the day and the potential of wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph toward late afternoon and this evening before any of the rain and storms arrive.


Speaking of those storms, according to the Chambers EMA, the upgraded threat for Severe Weather has gone from marginal to enhanced with the possibility of straight-line damaging winds, making it a high threat for the area. Embedded tornadoes are an increasing threat within the line of storms, but a low threat ahead of the line and could produce a heavy rain 2-3 inches from the storm that could likely lead to flash flooding.

The timing of this threat is from 5 pm Wednesday - to 6 am Thursday(CST) according to the NWS.


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 Lanett, overnight Lanett Police reported the following arrest:


Anquaevious Bretaskye Pollard, age 23 of Valley, AL was charged with 2 counts of Failing to Appear-Traffic for Driving while Suspended and Speeding


Lanett Police also report the following incident:


Domestic Violence 3rd was reported in the 1000 block of County Rd. 454


Nothing to report at this time from the Chamers County Sheriff's Department as well as the Valley Police Department


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


Mr. Charles Raymond Holley, Sr., age 92, of Talladega, Alabama passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at his residence.


Mr. Holley was born on March 12, 1930, in Alexander City, Alabama to the late James R. Holley, Sr., and Gertrude Hutchinson Holley. He was also preceded in death by his wife June Holley.


Mr. Holley was a member of the Blackberry Lane Community Church in Talladega, Alabama.

He proudly served in the United States Military and retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years of service for his country.


Mr. Holley loved playing golf and he qualified for the PGA Pro status. He played on some of the greatest golf courses around the world. He achieved the status of a certified PGA Greens Superintendent and he helped design and built several golf courses in the state of Alabama.

He is survived by his children Charles Raymond Holley, Jr. (Jackie), Alan Rice Holley (Deborah), Richard Bradley “Brad” Holley (Lisa), David L. Holley (Denise), Katherine Ann Holley, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. His sons Charles, Alan, and Brad Holley will deliver the eulogy.


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


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.


Johnson-Brown also announces the following obituaries:


George Robert Mann, Sr. was born November 22, 1930, and went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 28, 2022, at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City.


Mr. Mann was born in Penton, Alabama to the late Walter and Eunice Howell Mann. He graduated from Lanett High School. He furthered his education at Coyle Electrical Technical College in Chicago, Illinois where he worked full time at Union Station in Chicago while working on his studies. He graduated as a Master's Electrician before he joined the United States Air Force.


He spent the majority of his time in the Air Force stationed at Erding AFB near Munich, Germany. While in Germany, George met the love of his life Nancy H. Wescott also known as Scottie, of Dover, New Hampshire. They were married for almost fifty years before Scottie passed in the year 2001. Scottie and George reared two sons, Bob and Billy. George was very active in his boys’ lives serving as Scout Master for forty-plus years. He attended four National Scout Jamborees as an instructor. He mentored hundreds of young men during his time as Scout Master. He was awarded the coveted Silver Beaver Award for his service with the Scouts. Mr. Mann was a lifetime member of American Legion Post Number 141. He was a faithful member of St. Andrews Anglican Church in West Point, Georgia.


George was proceeded in death by his sister, Francis M. Marble; brothers, Howell, Richard, J.W., and Lewis.


He is survived by his sister, Bettye M. Bailey of Greenville, South Carolina. His two sons, George Robert Mann, Junior and William David Mann; his grandchildren, who know him as their Popi, Shana Nicole Arrington (Christopher) and Haley McCall Batchelor (Matthew); great-grandchildren, Aleck Michael Arrington and Liam Hanley Arrington; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.


George touched many lives in his hometown by making earrings and walking sticks to name a few and he will be greatly missed by everyone.


A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date.


Visit www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to sign the online guest book or light a remembrance candle in his memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing


Ms. Debbie Jarrell, age 63, of Valley, Alabama passed away on Monday, March 28th, 2022 in Valley. She was born on December 27th, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois.


Debbie was a kind-hearted person who enjoyed taking vacations and was very proud of her Native American heritage. She was a member of Langdale United Methodist Church. She loved her grandbabies and her dog, Rock.


Debbie is survived by her children, Tina Taft (Shane Kennon), Crystal Akins (Johnny), Phillip Hornsby (Melissa), Mary Patterson, Antonio Abner, and Kambria Reed; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers, Kenneth Copeland and Garland Copeland.


She was preceded in death by her father, Alton Copeland; mother, Martha Jean Grooms; and sister, Donna Grooms.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 3:00 PM (EST) at the graveside in Johnson Memorial Gardens in Valley. Debbie’s family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 PM (EST) until the service hour at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.


Please visit Debbie’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Debbie, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.


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