LaFayette Sun

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LaFayette, AL 36862
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  • Young Lady Rebels get off to slow start
    By Katie McElvy JV Lady RebelsAfter falling to LaGrange Academy in the season opener, the JV Lady Rebels opened up at home hosting 3A Lee-Scott Academy. Aubie McManus struck first putting the Lady Rebels on the board, but Lee-Scott put up 5 unanswered points.Emmalyn McManus added another basket to cut the Warrior lead 4-7, but Read More…
  • Lamb wins $50 Sun contest
    Kathy Lamb of LaFayette walked away with a $50 check last week, as her name was drawn as the lucky winner of the Find the Cow Contest, a feature in The LaFayette Sun.
  • Hundreds join in for RockingFest activities
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondentThe 3rd Annual RockingFest on The Square which featuredThe World’s Largest Rocking Horse, was attended by hundreds of people last Saturday in downtown LaFayette.Sponsored by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, The World’s Largest Rocking Horse was the center of attention. The lines continued to stay long all day for the featured Read More…
  • Do you need help?
    In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to write us and in detail, tell us what you or your family would like to make Christmas a happy occasion.Inflation has caused a financial burden for many local families. The price of living essentials such Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Think twice before you make your child walk
    I was going to write my usual Thanksgiving tribute to those that have made 2022 a bountiful year, when scanning the news, I came across this piece that got my blood boiling.The headline declared, “Woman arrested for forcing her son to walk home.”So the story goes, two brothers were arguing in the backseat of the Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Election results prove country deeply divided
    Now that the Mid-Term election is over (at least in most states) it is time to reflect on the results. I’m happy to say voter turnout was better than expected in most states which indicate our Democracy is alive and well despite what naysayers may say.Three observations come to mind- the political landscape hasn’t changed Read More…
  • LaFayette PeeWee football advances to championship
    LaFayette Peewee Youth Football 10U won their last regular season game on Saturday and the Bulldogs will host the Championship Game at the Bulldog Stadium on Saturday morning. Coach Keon Silmon said “6-2 so far with one more game to go to accomplish our goal! People would always question our 3 days of practice and Read More…
  • Obituary: Joe Belser
    Joe Belser, 82, of Lake Martin went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 14, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.A celebration of his life will be held graveside Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, LaFayette, Alabama. Brother Bill Hand will be officiating.Joe is survived by his Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Wade Hill
    Funeral Service for Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Wade Hill, 67, of LaFayette, Alabama, will be Wednesday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time at LaFayette Heights Baptist Church. Pastor Chuck Goodwin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union Hill Community, at Pleasant Grove Congregational Christian Church Cemetery, 4472 Co. Rd. 053, at intersection 123, LaFayette, Read More…
  • Five Points honors veterans
    The Town of Five Points showed our veterans appreciation today by serving them lunch.Pictured from left to right:Back row: Larry Crozier, Army; Willie Cosby, Army; Calvin Hammond, Army; Steve Diamond, Army; Bobby Jones, Navy; Warren Minnifield, Navy; Stanley Stephens, Air Force. Front row: Melinda Turner, Army; Charles King, Marines; Godfrey Griffin, Navy. Not pictured: Morrel Read More…
  • Lamb wins contest
    Kathy Lamb of LaFayette is $50 richer as her name was pulled from several dozen entries in The Sun’s “Find the Cow” photo contest.
  • Nelson elected Sheriff, Jones re-elected coroner
    By John BriceCorrespondentChambers County residents along with their fellow Alabamians and citizens across the United States of America showed up at the polls on Election Day this year to make their voices heard and cast votes for a wide range of political offices and on a number of critical resolutions.Hard fought races at the federal, Read More…
  • Do You Need Help?
    Do you need help? Write Us!In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation towrite us and in detail, tell us what you or your family would like to make Christmas a happy occasion.Inflation has caused a financial burden for many local families. The price Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Daylight saving time makes no sense
    In the immortalized words of David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, “here I go again.” It’s another year and another rant as to why daylight saving time should go the way of video stores and Oldsmobile.As you can probably tell I’m not a proponent of daily saving time. In fact I think it’s downright archaic- Read More…
  • Rebels get bogged down in the swamp
    By Katie McElvy
  • Kids enjoy Friday night’s Trunk or Treat
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent The newly established “LaFayette Mainstreet” of LaFayette hosted a downtown Trunk or Treat on the Square on Friday evening. The streets were packed with all types of different costumes and people everywhere. The kids were excited to see all the different creative & decorative trunks. Can you say candy, candy, candy and Read More…
  • CCSD chooses Valley for site of new combined high school
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022, was a historic day for the Chambers County School District. The school system hosted its monthly meeting for the Board of Education which concluded with the Board announcing they would build the new high school in Valley.The background is that the Chambers County School District has operated without unitary status since Read More…
  • Candidates, proposals headline Tuesday’s ballot
    By John BriceCorrespondent Election Day is right around the corner coming up on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 and it is emerging as an unpredictable set of contests for the thoughtful consideration of Alabama voters. Alongside the expected Republican and Democrat party candidates there are several Independent and Libertarian Party options on this year’s ballot. Taking Read More…
  • Reasons to vote? Let me count the ways
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherIn some ways the Nov. 8 vote is more important than a presidential election. There are so many local candidates and issues on the ballot. To me, not participating in our elective process is akin to not paying your taxes. It is the right thing to do if we are to have a Read More…
  • Chambers extends win streak to seven
    By Katie McElvy

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