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Humor: MARDI GRAS

Humor: MARDI GRAS

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

HOW does this mean good luck?! You never know what you’ll see in Walmart The staff put on a parade Last week Mardi Gras rolled into the Old Folks Hotel. I’ve been all over the world (that’s an exaggeration, I…

Obituary: Mr. John C. Howell

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Mr. John C. Howell, Jr., 76 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Public…

Obituary: Mr. William C. Felton

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Mr. William C. Felton, 68 of Auburn, AL passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Mr. Felton…

Obituary: Mr. Charlie Joe Staples

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20241 min read

Mr. Charlie Joe Staples, 69, of Alexander City (formerly of Randolph County) died Friday, February 9, 2024, at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Wadley at 1:00…

Bulldogs finish strong, eliminate Section in regionals

Bulldogs finish strong, eliminate Section in regionals

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Branaviyun Story finished the night with 5-points and 9 rebounds. Vedarrian Story led the way for the Dogs with 25-points. Dra Vines dropped in 11-points, with 3 steals and 4 boards. By Pamela Whitlow Friday afternoon the LaFayette High School…

New consolidated high school unveils colors, mascot, drawings

New consolidated high school unveils colors, mascot, drawings

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20244 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent Local residents were invited by the Chambers County School District for an event in which the design for the new Chambers County High School as well as its colors, mascot and name were unveiled at the Langdale…

Mike’s Musings: Recognizing Washington and Lincoln- two of the best

Mike’s Musings: Recognizing Washington and Lincoln- two of the best

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Presidents’ Day has come and gone but I can’t help but reflect on two of my favorites, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.Washington was our first president. He led an army of rag tag colonists of victory over the well-trained, formidable…

Bulldogs advance in playoffs with wins over Lanett, Fyffe

Bulldogs advance in playoffs with wins over Lanett, Fyffe

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20242 min read

Junior, Jordan Johnson followed closely with 16 points on the night. By Pamela Whitlow The LaFayette Bulldogs hosted a post season sub-regional playoff game last Saturday against the Fyffe Red Devils at the Dog Palace in LaFayette.LaFayette advanced to the…

Humor: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

Humor: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20243 min read

My heart made it 91 years without any problem. No outside assistance, pacemaker or meds, were needed to keep the clock ticking. I’m 95 now, so that means around 2020 things started to go south. Dr. Holmes, the renowned cardiologist…

Obituary: Ms. Diane F. McCulloh

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20242 min read

Ms. Diane F. McCulloh, 66 of Valley, AL passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 12:00 PM CST until 5:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer…

Obituary: Mr. Peter E. Gunn

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20241 min read

Mr. Peter E. Gunn, 61 passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024.There will be no public visitation.Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, 9:00 AM CST at Silmon – Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL. Apostle LeeRoy…

Obituary: Mr. Kenji Jones

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20242 min read

Mr. Kenji Jones, 34 of Valley, AL passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at East Alabama Medical Center, Valley.Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 2:00 PM EST until 6:00 PM EST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral…

Obituary: Major George L. Boyle

Obituary: Major George L. Boyle

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20243 min read

(Ret) 1932 – 2024 Visitation will be at Langley Funeral Home on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.George L. Boyle, a decorated Air…

Several events highlight Love LaFayette Day

Several events highlight Love LaFayette Day

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20242 min read

The LaFayette Main Street hosted its 2nd annual Love LaFayette Day on Saturday. The day felt like a spring day due to an overcast from expected rain later in the day. The spread of LOVE in the air seemed to…

Council rescinds MOU, revisits protests at CCSD meeting

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20246 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on Monday, February 12th of 2024 at the Chambers County Farmers Federation Agricultural Center at the ALFA building in LaFayette. In attendance were Mayor Kenneth Vines, Councilman Terry G. Mangram, Councilman David…

Mike’s Musings: Stop Electing Representative Who Have Spent Their Lives as Politicians

Mike’s Musings: Stop Electing Representative Who Have Spent Their Lives as Politicians

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20243 min read

I’ve written about this many times, but as we prepare to vote this year, I would ask you to be mindful of this- we keep electing leaders that have long past the age where we receive social security checks. Age…

Humor: COUNTRY MOUSE

Humor: COUNTRY MOUSE

Editorial StaffFeb 7, 20244 min read

The Country Mouse was happier Meanwhile in Atlanta Me wheeling out of Auburn gameday traffic At the Old Folks Hotel a large percentage of the residents were born and raised in the country. That has to be why I like…

Lady Rebels basketball earn way to final four

Editorial StaffFeb 7, 20242 min read

By Katie McElvy Varsity BoysThe Chambers Academy Varsity Boys’ season came to an end last Tuesday as they hosted the Hooper Academy Colts in a playoff game. Offensively, the Rebels struggled with the Colt press. Defensively, they were outmanned under…

LHS honors seniors on Senior Night

LHS honors seniors on Senior Night

Editorial StaffFeb 7, 20244 min read

By Pamela Whitlow Cheerleaders:Shyneilya Finley aka Shy – parents: Neal Finley and Mary Heard; Escorted by her parents, family and friendsin addition to cheering, shy s extracurriculars are:Being a member of BLA, Softball and track teamFuture Goal: Graduate from college…

Mike’s Musings: Close the Border no, not later

Mike’s Musings: Close the Border no, not later

Editorial StaffFeb 7, 20243 min read

I don’t understand why we can’t close off the border and allow legal immigration to take place.In the last three years, over 5,000,000 illegals have crossed into the United States. That’s 5,000,000 people taxpayers are housing, feeding and transporting all…