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Humor: THE OLD FOLKS HOTEL

Humor: THE OLD FOLKS HOTEL

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20244 min read

Up until last year, I could use two fingers to type out all my thoughts faster than any secretary. Well not the really good secretaries, but the ones who were hired more for their looks than their typing. (I know…

LaFayette Fire Department trains with specialized equipment

LaFayette Fire Department trains with specialized equipment

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20244 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent LaFayette Fire Department Shift Captain and Training Officer Gabe Rumfelt sat down with the LaFayette Sun for an interview this past week after a specialized joint training that also included personnel from Ridge Grove, Union Hill and…

AU Design Studio tours LaFayette businesses

AU Design Studio tours LaFayette businesses

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20241 min read

Auburn University Urban Design Studio students were toured downtown LaFayette by Donald Busby a LaFayette MainStreet volunteer and former dentist here in LaFayette The LaFayette MainStreet has partnered with the Auburn University Urban Design Studio for upcoming projects in downtown…

Woman jailed for bank fraud charges

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20242 min read

A Georgia woman has been sentenced to federal prison on bank fraud charges in Alabama for payments she received through the Paycheck Protection Program.Pamela Denise Williams, 53, received a 33-month prison sentence, followed by five years of supervised released, according…

Obituary: Mr. Robert Golatte, Jr.

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20241 min read

Mr. Robert Golatte, Jr., 83 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 2:00PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Funeral Service will…

Obituary: Mr. Albert Einstein Handy

Obituary: Mr. Albert Einstein Handy

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20244 min read

Mr. Albert Einstein Handy, 93, of Baltimore, MD (formerly of LaFayette) died Friday, January 19, 2024, at his residence Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, LaFayette at 12:00 p.m. (CST)…

Obituary: Mr. John Lewis Johnson

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20242 min read

Mr. John Lewis Johnson, 87 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 11:00 AM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Funeral Service…

Obituary: Mr. Walter B. Ratchford

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20241 min read

Mr. Walter B. Ratchford, 67 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 2:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Funeral Service…

Obituary: Hazel Warnell Kirby

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20242 min read

Funeral services for Hazel Warnell Kirby, age 85, of Five Points, will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Rev. Aaron McCullough officiating. Burial will follow at Five Points Cemetery.The family will…

Obituary: Joecobie Brooks

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20242 min read

Joecobie Brooks, 48 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024 at East Alabama Medical Center.Public Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 3:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel,…

Obituary: Ms. Ashley Nicole Wilson

Obituary: Ms. Ashley Nicole Wilson

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20242 min read

Ms. Ashley Nicole Wilson, 34, of Opelika died Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at St. John United Methodist Church, LaFayette at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with…

Bulldogs score two wins, but can’t handle archrival Valley

Bulldogs score two wins, but can’t handle archrival Valley

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20244 min read

Vaderrian Story had a stellar game for the Bulldogs leading all scorers with 21-points. Branaviyun Story had a good night for the Dogs pouring in 14-points against the Rams. Here Story is going up for two against the Beauregard Hornets.…

Mike’s Musings: If you are a Michigan football fan, plenty to cheer for

Mike’s Musings: If you are a Michigan football fan, plenty to cheer for

Editorial StaffJan 31, 20243 min read

Despite a crushing loss to the 49ers, all Michiganders can me mighty proud of how their professional and collegiate football teams (Michigan State not withstanding) performed this year.Just a few weeks ago the Michigan Wolverines were crowned National Champions. They…

Mike’s Musings: Stem cell injections – so far, so good

Mike’s Musings: Stem cell injections – so far, so good

Editorial StaffJan 26, 20243 min read

Well, I did it. I had a few million stem cells injected into my right knee as an alternative to knee surgery.As many of you know, in a column a few months ago I asked readers whether they had had…

Humor: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Humor: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20243 min read

It’s been a whole week since I’ve worked into a conversation that my grandson and his fiancé both graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. Unfortunately, along with this new title comes a challenge. Ain’t no way I’m going to…

Mike’s Musings: Local newspapers are the lifeblood of the community

Mike’s Musings: Local newspapers are the lifeblood of the community

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20243 min read

I have a confession to make. I’m a local newspaper addict. I write them, I sell them, and most importantly I read every single one I can get my hands on.Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately depending on your viewpoint, I also…

Obituary: Mr. Willie G. “Paul” Avery

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20242 min read

Mr. Willie G. “Paul” Avery, 67 of Lanett, AL passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 2:00PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Funeral Service…

Obituary: Mr. Rickey Presley

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20241 min read

Mr. Rickey Presley, 59 of Auburn, AL passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 2:00PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Funeral Service will be…

Bulldogs bounce Reeltown, Horseshoe Bend

Bulldogs bounce Reeltown, Horseshoe Bend

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20242 min read

LaFayette Bulldog Head Coach Chase Lewis and his Coaching Staff hosted a Rec Night for the LaFayette, Alabama parks and recreation girls and boys. The Rec teams got to experience pregame and postgame with the Varsity Bulldog Teams and feel…

Mayor Vines addresses MLK celebration in Lanett

Mayor Vines addresses MLK celebration in Lanett

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20243 min read

Mayor Vines addresses the audience in Lanett with Councilman Thomas by his side. By John BriceCorrespondent Martin Luther King Jr. Day was commemorated with a celebration event at Goodsell United Methodist Church in Lanett during the morning hours of Monday,…