As he prepares for signing day, football standout reflects on move from Columbus to Lanett

Ja'Won Howell, an Alabama 2A All-Star linebacker and running back on a championship team, moved to Lanett, Ala., before his freshman year after his mother, Yolanda, decided the family needed to leave south Columbus. Howell is preparing to sign a f
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Ja'Won Howell, an Alabama 2A All-Star linebacker and running back on a championship team, moved to Lanett, Ala., before his freshman year after his mother, Yolanda, decided the family needed to leave south Columbus. Howell is preparing to sign a f

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February 06, 2018 08:28 PM