Town in Alabama across Chattahoochee River from Columbus, Georgia. Noted for its depraved and sordid past. Lots of gambling, hookers, stabbings, armed robberies, drinking and the like during the 1940s and 1950s. Some chick wrote a book about it. I can't remember the name of it. I started reading it but found myself falling asleep too much. They especially preyed on dumbass military morons from Fort Benning, Georgia. They specialized in getting them drunk and beating the shit out of them and taking all of whatever piddling amount of money they had. Now Phenix City has calmed down and has all sorts of upscale wonders like the Home Depot and the Chick-Fil-A.
It's a nice night for a knife fight in Phenix City tonight!
by Nancy C. Hollingsworth July 28, 2010