• Newspaper
  • Community
  • Our Mission

    The Times-News and its employees strive:

    • To produce exciting, top-quality news publications focusing on people and events that affect the Alabama-Georgia area;
    • To bend over backwards to meet the needs of our advertisers;
    • To report the news accurately and without bias;
    • To edit and publish with integrity and the best interests of our community in mind;
    • To operate at a profit level that allows us to fairly compensate our employees, reinvest in our organization and stand independent from outside influences;
    • To take an active leadership role in our community;
    • To do what we say we will do;

    And, above all, to treat our readers, advertisers and employees as we would like to be treated.


    4,200 daily afternoon delivery, with home delivery in Chambers County, Alabama and Troup County, Georgia.


    The economy of the Lanett area is diverse, including a car dealership, manufacturing plants, a number of agricultural facilities as well as a growing tourism market.

    Internet presence



    The Valley Times-News is a consistent winner of Alabama Press Association awards for editorial and advertising content.

  • Market

    Located on the Chattahoochee, Lanett is referred to as the “Gateway to Alabama” and is one of the most picturesque spots along the river. Located in the eastern portion of the state, the area serves as one of the hubs of economic and industrial needs for Chambers County.

    Geographic Location

    Lanett borders the states of Alabama and Georgia in Chambers County. The city is located approximately 90 minutes southwest of Atlanta, and 30 minutes north of Auburn.


    City of Lanett: 6,500

    Chambers County: 34,000


    The South is known for its warm, humid summers and the Valley area certainly has its share. However, the rest of the year is quite seasonal, with the area enjoying complete, fall, winter and spring weather, as well. Summer’s average high is in the mid- to upper-80s. Mild winters with occasional cold snaps make the area ideal for many residents. The Valley area typically receives about 50 inches of rainfall each year and occasionally a trace of snow.

    Major employers

    School system; local government offices


    Lanett is home to the Lanett School System, which includes two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Neighboring Lanett is the Chambers County school district, with 11 schools stretching from elementary to high school. A plethora of private school options are available in the city and county as well.


    Golf, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and bicycling.

    Interesting tidbits

    The city’s name is derived from Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett, founders of the West Point Manufacturing Company. Also, Chambers County has been the back drop for several movies, including Mississippi Burning.

    Area information

    Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
    2102 Broad Ave, Lanett, AL 36863