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Sheriff honored for 40-years of service

Sheriff honored for 40-years of service

Editorial StaffJan 11, 20231 min read

A Drop in Reception celebrating The Legend Is Retiring was hosted on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm at the City of Valley Community Center in honor of Sheriff Sid Lockhart. The City of LaFayette proclaimed: Sheriff Sid Lockhart, The City of…

Several tornadoes touch down, one in Chambers

Editorial StaffJan 11, 20233 min read

by John BriceCorrespondent Severe weather which included tornadoes struck Chambers County as well as other areas across Alabama beginning in the early morning hours of January 3rd, 2022 and continued through to the morning of January 4th the next day.…

Protest planned for MLK Day

Editorial StaffJan 11, 20231 min read

A new group, L-TAD (LaFayette Teachers Against Displacement) publicly denounce the Board’s decision to place the new consolidated school in Valley, Al. We reject the idea of closing LHS and displacing our students, the teachers proclaimed. They added, “We want…

Destruction, death hard to face

Destruction, death hard to face

Editorial StaffJan 11, 20233 min read

By Mike WilcoxPublisherMany of us watched pioneer newswoman Barbara Walters for many years. Whether on NBC or ABC, I always tried to watch her interviews with high-profile people at that time. I was saddened when I learned of her death…

Hand named Main Street Executive Director

Hand named Main Street Executive Director

Editorial StaffJan 6, 20232 min read

The board of directors of LaFayette Main Street has named DeAnna Hand as their first Executive Director. Hand has many years of experience in leadership, management, public relations, community outreach, grant writing, and event planning.LaFayette Main Street promotes and serves…

Edwards given kudos for senior center support

Edwards given kudos for senior center support

Editorial StaffJan 6, 20231 min read

Pictures from center Christmas Blessings from citizen Mr. Ray Edwards. Director Alfredia Silmon of the LaFayette Senior Citizen Center in LaFayette would like recognize Mr. Ray Edwards for the stockings, gifts and the fellowship that he brings and donates to…

Fireworks blast in the New Year

Fireworks blast in the New Year

Editorial StaffJan 6, 20231 min read

The City of LaFayette Lights Up for New Years Day bringing in 2023!

Mike’s Musings: Free Assange in 2023

Mike’s Musings: Free Assange in 2023

Editorial StaffJan 6, 20233 min read

It’s a new year, and I’m counting on President Biden to do the right thing in 2023, when it comes to imprisoned journalist, Julian Assange.Assange, founder of Wikileaks, began publishing millions of pages of classified materials critical of the United…

Obituary: Teryl Stone

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20222 min read

Funeral services for Teryl Stone, age 72, of Wadley will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM CST at Shiloh Baptist Church in Wadley with Bro. Chuck Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with…

Mike’s Musings: Taxpayer money wasted on silly projects

Mike’s Musings: Taxpayer money wasted on silly projects

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20224 min read

I agree with Sen. Rand Paul on some initiatives and disagree on others, but one item we are lock step with is federal spending. I believe our money (the taxpayers fund the federal government) is used for all sorts of…

Obituary: Mr. Antonio L. Atkinson

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20221 min read

Mr. Antonio L. Atkinson, 35 of Lincoln, NE formerly of Roanoke, AL, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, in Lincoln, NE.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer…

Obituary: Mr. Duntay T. Caldwell

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20221 min read

Mr. Duntay T. Caldwell, 49 of Opelika, AL passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Baptist Medical Center-South in Montgomery, AL.Public Visitation will be held on Monday, December 26, 2022, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer…

LHA supplies food to 86 families

LHA supplies food to 86 families

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20221 min read

The Lafayette Housing Authority hosted a Free Farmer’s Market event on 12/21/2022. The event is sponsored in partnership with the Auburn Housing Authority and the Food Bank of East Alabama. With bags and boxes in hand, 86 local families received…

One dies in Chambers County car crash

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20221 min read

On Sunday, Dec. 25, at approximately 9:41 p.m., a single-vehicle crash claimed the life of Robert L. Bowden, 44, when the 2014 Jeep Latitude he was driving left the roadway, struck a tree and flipped.Bowden was not using a seat…

Freezing temperatures blanket Chambers County

Editorial StaffDec 28, 20223 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent Below freezing temperatures descended on Chambers County along with much of the nation in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 22nd and continued unabated through Tuesday, December 27th. What has been described as a “once in…

Obituary: Teryl Stone

Editorial StaffDec 21, 20222 min read

Funeral services for Teryl Stone, age 72, of Wadley will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM CST at Shiloh Baptist Church in Wadley with Bro. Chuck Goodwin officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with…

Rebels invited to Gatlinburg All-American Bowl

Rebels invited to Gatlinburg All-American Bowl

Editorial StaffDec 21, 20221 min read

Ryan Ford and Ryan Smith recently represented Chambers Academy at the Gatlinburg All-American Bowl in Tennessee. Photo by Crystal Black By Katie McElvy Three Chambers Rebels Football players were invited to participate in the Gatlinburg All-American Bowl at the Rocky…

Sutton, Finley, Thomas named pageant winners

Sutton, Finley, Thomas named pageant winners

Editorial StaffDec 21, 20221 min read

1st place winnner Camille Sutton-Miss Le Marquis Second place winnner MaKenzie Finley-Miss LHS Third place winner Dequan Thomas-Mr. LHS Elexis Hubbard- Miss Congeniality By Pamela Whitlow The LaFayette High School hosted crowning of Mr. & Miss LHS & Miss LeMarquis…

Christmas parade, delayed but better than ever

Christmas parade, delayed but better than ever

Editorial StaffDec 21, 20223 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent Originally scheduled for Sunday, December 11th and postponed due to inclement weather, the LaFayette Christmas Parade took place on December 18th on an evening with chilly air yet clear skies. Parking was scarce as visitors took up…

County Road 278 to be named after fallen police officer

County Road 278 to be named after fallen police officer

Editorial StaffDec 21, 20221 min read

On Monday night at the Chambers County Commission meeting, Commissioners and County Engineer Harvill revealed to the family and friends of late Deputy Abel a replica of the signs that will be posted on Chambers County Road 278 in memory…