LaFayette Sun

Obituary: Lillian D. Slay

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20242 min read

Funeral services for Lillian D. Slay, age 95, of LaFayette, will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at Chapel Hill Methodist Church with Bro. Russell Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery with Quattlebaum…

Obituary: Ms. Alison Anthony

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20242 min read

Ms. Alison Anthony, 53 of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at East Alabama Medical Center.Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral…

LaFayette Piggly Wiggly under new ownership

LaFayette Piggly Wiggly under new ownership

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20241 min read

Jordan WilcoxAssistant Publisher Last week, Nikki and Tushar Patel announced that they were the new owners of the LaFayette Piggly Wiggly. “We are so excited to be here and have big plans for LaFayette Piggly Wiggly,” said Nikki Patel to…

Eight students become CNA certified

Eight students become CNA certified

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20241 min read

Eight LaFayette High School passed their CNA exam last week and are now CNA Certified. They are:Azajah GrimesKylie MorganKyndhal OliverZiakeria KingJoy RobinsonDanasia ThomasErykah WilkinsDaNayla Heard

Rare Cicadas emerge in Chambers County

Rare Cicadas emerge in Chambers County

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20243 min read

A cicada attaches itself to a porch screen. By John BriceCorrespondent Springtime is that season every year when the unusual insects known as cicadas hatch in droves, however, this year will be especially notable due to an occurrence that hasn’t…

Seven pass HOSA certification

Seven pass HOSA certification

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20241 min read

Seven Valley High School HOSA students passed the National Patient Care Technician certification exam ast week.They are Kendalyn Burton, Lily Smith, Kaydence Allen, Nevaeh Crane, Nykira Jackson, Meylin Romero, and KieAsia Smith

Chambers advances in baseball playoffs

Chambers advances in baseball playoffs

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20242 min read

Kyle Hand scores one of the twenty-four runs the Rebels posted in the first round of the playoffs. Photo by DeAnna Hand By Katie McElvy Chambers Academy Baseball picked up a pair of wins to advance in the AISA Playoffs.…

Obituary: Mr. Horace “Bill” Hill

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20242 min read

Mr. Horace “Bill” Hill, 89 of Lakeland, FL formerly of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 2:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral…

Obituary: Barbara Adkins Smith

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20241 min read

Barbara Adkins Smith, 87 years old, of Ridge Grove, Alabama, died Sunday, April 14, 2024, peacefully at her residence.Barbara was born in LaFayette on March 31, 1937, to the late Edwin and Ersa Adkins. She was a member of Center…

Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

Earth Day celebrated at Health Center

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

AU Students hold a ribbon cutting for new food pantries. Volunteers build a community garden to celebrate Earth Day. By John BriceCorrespondent Volunteers from a variety of local organizations gathered at the Chambers County Health and Wellness Center to celebrate…

Council agrees to repair 2nd St. bridge

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

By John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on Monday, April 22nd 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 Toney…

Woman found dead after being hit by train

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20241 min read

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the incident, where a woman was hit by a train in Cusseta.According to CCSO, the sheriff’s office received a report about a person, later identified as 41-year-old Donna Michelle Watkins from…

Mike’s Musings: Nothing new about college students protesting

Mike’s Musings: Nothing new about college students protesting

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

What goes around, always comes around again.I remember the early 1970’s when college students as well as others took to the streets of campuses and cities to protest what they thought was an unjust Viet Nam War. It was a…

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JordanMar 26, 20241 min read

We had a major technical issue, requiring us to rebuild from scratch. Please excuse the mess while we rebuild. In the meantime, you can reach us at wilcoxnewspapers@gmail.com or 269-657-5080. Thanks!

Bulldog homecoming one for the ages

Bulldog homecoming one for the ages

Editorial StaffOct 5, 20224 min read

This the host for the 2022 alumni homecoming festivities class of 1993 JiNysha Story 2022 LHS Homecoming Queen, escort and former LHS Queen. 2022 JiNysha Story crown Homecoming Queen By Pamela Whitlow Where can you start…. where do you start…

Mike’s Musings: My childhood playground destroyed by Ian

Mike’s Musings: My childhood playground destroyed by Ian

Editorial StaffOct 5, 20223 min read

It was with great sadness that I viewed the videos and photos of the destruction to Fort Myers Beach caused by Hurricane Ian. I had spent many days of my youth and young adulthood enjoying the weather and beaches of…

Chambers crushes 3A Bessemer, 42-6

Chambers crushes 3A Bessemer, 42-6

Editorial StaffSep 28, 20223 min read

Drew Sheppard bats down a pass in the Rebels’ win over Bessemer. Photo by Taphne Nelson By Katie McElvy The Chambers Rebels took care of business in Birmingham on Friday night as they beat 3A Bessemer Academy 42-6. Chambers wasted…

Obituary: Mr. Willie C. Phillips

Editorial StaffSep 28, 20221 min read

Mr. Willie C. Phillips, 82, of LaFayette died Monday, September 12, 2022 at LaFayette Extended Care, LaFayette. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Essie J. Handy Cemetery, LaFayette at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. G. H.…

Obituary: Mr. Jimmie Lee Trammell Sr.

Editorial StaffSep 28, 20222 min read

Mr. Jimmie Lee Trammell, Sr. 79 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 2:00 PM EST until 6:00 PM…

Obituary: Inell Patterson Torbert

Editorial StaffSep 28, 20222 min read

Inell Patterson Torbert, 95 of Lafayette, passed away September 9, 2022 at Legacy Reserve in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held 2:30pm, Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Lafayette First Baptist Church with a visitation beginning at 1:00pm prior to…

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