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Winter weather warnings issued for Chambers County

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20243 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent Advisories have been issued this week by the US National Weather Service Birmingham office in an effort to warn the public regarding potential hazards faced during what has been forecast to be imminent days of extremely cold…

Junior Ambassadors tour Soules, Kia

Junior Ambassadors tour Soules, Kia

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20241 min read

The Greater Valley Area Chambers of Commerce hosted a field trip for the Jr Ambassadors last week. The ambassadors toured two local facilities.John Soules Foods and KIA, was a day of great hospitality and the ambassadors had the opportunity to…

Mike’s Musings: Growing old, not in the cards

Mike’s Musings: Growing old, not in the cards

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20243 min read

After hip replacement surgery and a scheduled knee surgery, I still say I’m not getting old even though my age, and sometimes my body would disagree..Turning 30 never bothered me. Ditto when I celebrated my 40th. But now that I’m…

JV Rebels remain undefeated through season’s midpoint

JV Rebels remain undefeated through season’s midpoint

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20233 min read

MeLeah Tigner plays defense in the Lady Rebels’ win. By Katie McElvy JV GirlsThe Chambers JV Girls dropped their first game of the season but not before defeating Edgewood Academy. The JV Lady Rebels came out cold trailing 0-11 to…

Mike’s Musings: Ditch the resolution, for promises that can be accomplished

Mike’s Musings: Ditch the resolution, for promises that can be accomplished

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20233 min read

I never thought I would be writing about 2024. When I was a youngster, the year 2000 seemed so futuristic, let alone 2024. We are almost a quarter of the way through the 21st Century, yet my mind always reverts…

Peacock, Craig honored

Peacock, Craig honored

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20231 min read

The LaFayette Fire & EMS hosted its annual end of the year gathering last week. The event also honored its Firefighter of the Year and EMS Provider of the Year!Firefighter of the Year is Captain Jason Peacock. EMS Provider of…

Rotary passes out goodie bags

Rotary passes out goodie bags

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20231 min read

The LaFayette Rotary Club prepared and delivered Christmas goodie bags to both of the LaFayette nursing homes. Each resident received necessity items from the Rotary club.

LaFayette Telehealth success leads to $2M grant

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20233 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent Healthcare services in rural areas of Alabama will receive a significant boost in funding due in large part to the success of the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center in LaFayette. Two million dollars in the…

Rebels shine in Gatlinburg bowls

Rebels shine in Gatlinburg bowls

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20231 min read

Coach Jason Allen, Spencer Newman, Drew Sheppard, Blake Reaves, Koreen Henry, Luke Tarver, Jacob Norgard, Ryan Ford, Ryan Smith, Eli Whorton, Parker Otto, Gabe Bridges, and Coach Dillon NesSmith all participated in the Gatlinburg Bowls. Photo by Beth Sheppard Drew…

Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth Potter

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20231 min read

Mrs. Elizabeth Potter, 89, of Wedowee died Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Tanner Medical Center, Wedowee. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Vines Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Elder Thomas Knight officiating.…

Obituary: Mr. Danny Walton

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20232 min read

Mr. Danny Walton, 56 of McDonough, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, AL.Funeral Services will…

Obituary: Mr. Tommy Daniel

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20231 min read

Mr. Tommy Daniel, 57 of Five Points, AL passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023, at his residence.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel,…

Obituary: James Allen Baker

Obituary: James Allen Baker

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20232 min read

James Allen Baker “Jim”, a resident of Lanett Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 9th, 2023, at the age of 75. He was born March 3rd, 1948 in Elamville, Alabama, to Gaston and Ruby Baker.Mr. Baker is survived by his wife…

Humor: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Humor: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20233 min read

I may be nearly 95 years old, but being that I’m still on this planet, I have plenty of New Year’s Resolutions. Many of them are what others need to be doing, starting with Congress and Hollywood. My grandson pointed…

Hometown Christmas celebrated with evening parade, other activities

Hometown Christmas celebrated with evening parade, other activities

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20233 min read

By John Brice Downtown LaFayette was abuzz with holiday activity related to the “Hometown Christmas on the Square” event which ran the course of the entire day and reached its grand finale with the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December…

Mike’s Musings: The Christmas Story – Remember Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

Mike’s Musings: The Christmas Story – Remember Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

Editorial StaffDec 20, 20233 min read

The story of Christmas is ever evolving for you and I. The biblical story never changes but your story is always changing. How we celebrate and view the story of Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus may change throughout…

Obituary: Mr. Gerald Davis

Editorial StaffDec 13, 20232 min read

Mr. Gerald Davis, 71 of Dadeville, AL passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, AL.Funeral Services will…

Obituary: Mr. Johnny Tolbert

Editorial StaffDec 13, 20232 min read

Mr. Johnny Tolbert, 67 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.Public Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, AL.Funeral Services will be…

Obituary: Mrs. Mary G. Stone

Editorial StaffDec 13, 20232 min read

Mrs. Mary G. Stone, 73 of Dadeville, AL passed away Monday, December 4, 2023.Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, AL.Funeral Services will…

Obituary: Ms. Annie Pearl Mackey Green

Obituary: Ms. Annie Pearl Mackey Green

Editorial StaffDec 13, 20231 min read

Ms. Annie Pearl Mackey Green, 76, of LaFayette died Monday, December 4, 2023, at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2023, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 11322 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, LaFayette,…