LaFayette Sun

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LaFayette, AL 36862
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  • Cops say rodents, malnutrition contributed to woman’s death
    Police say a roach infestation at a Valley home was a contributing cause to an elderly woman’s death. The woman’s husband and daughter have now been arrested on neglect and manslaughter charges. Walter Alfred Hawkins, 74, and Christy Lee Hawkins, 45, were arrested in Valley.Police said Janice Ramsey Hawkins, 72, was found dead in the Read More…
  • Two LaFayette schools celebrate last day of school as they close for good
    By Jody Stewart While some schools in our area are busy gathering for graduation and celebrating with their students and their families, there are two schools in our community where facility, staff, students and their families are gathering for another occasion. Five Points Elementary School and J.P. Powell Middle School bells will ring for the Read More…
  • Obituary-Terri Angela Peckham
    Terri Angela Peckham, 61 of Valley, passed away Friday, May 20, 20222 at her home surrounded by her family. A visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Faith Evangelistic Church beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST until 8:00 p.m. EST. A funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Faith Evangelistic Read More…
  • Suspend gas tax for price relief
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherThe price for a gallon of gasoline has gotten out of hand. In the last two weeks it has risen by more than $1 for both gasoline and propane. Economists and others in the know claim the increases won’t stop. They expect gasoline to be over $5 a gallon by midsummer.The price of Read More…
  • Three people I consider heroes
    Elon Musk, Robert Kennedy Junior and Franklin Graham are three people I admire the most. Each is of a different political persuasion. Each has a different mission in life. But all three are doing the best they can to make a positive difference in our world.I was a big fan of Elon Musk, before it Read More…
  • Lady Rebels finish fourth in playoffs
    By Tanya LovelaceThe Lady Rebels went two for three on the first day of the state playoffs. The Lady Rebels beat Patrician 5-2. The Lady Rebels got the lead in the first inning when Patrician walked two and MaKayla Foster hit a double on a line drive to left field. The Rebels wouldn’t score again Read More…
  • Obituary: Jimmie Sue Smith Hill
    Jimmie Sue Smith Hill, 78, of Valley, Alabama passed away at East Alabama Medical Center – Lanier on May 16, 2022. Jimmie Sue is survived by her daughter Constance Hill (Tony Poole) of LaGrange, Georgia; son, Michael Hill of Cusseta, Alabama; and daughter, Brandi Hill Worthy (Larry Sands) of Lanett, Alabama; granddaughters, Shannon Duncan of Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. John Thomas (Moon) Tucker Jr.
    Mr. John Thomas (Moon) Tucker, Jr., 57, of Roanoke died Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Roanoke at 2:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Calvin Trammell officiating. Public viewing will be at Vines Funeral Home, Friday, May 20, 2022 from 2:00 Read More…
  • LaFayette citizens, businesses support Main Street
    For months now private citizens and business owners have been meeting in LaFayette’s historic district at different locations with one goal in mind, to score a Main Street Designation. Ansley Emfinger from the Chambers County Development Authority explained the group’s goal “Vision LaFayette is seeking a Main Street Alabama designation for LaFayette. As a community Read More…
  • Chambers County mourns passing of Crook
    The Chambers County area Etc. mourn the passing of 99 year old Catherine Pitts Crook! Mrs. Catherine Pitts Crook, 99, of LaFayette died Thursday, May 5, 2022 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 731 First Street SE, LaFayette at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Freddie Ledbetter
    Mr. Freddie Ledbetter 76 of Cusseta, Alabama died Tuesday May 3, 2022 at his residence. Freddie was born in Tallapoosa County,Alabama July 6, 1945 to the late Henry Crawford Ledbetter andthe late Dossie Dorathea Golden Ledbetter, he retired from Uniroyal Tire Plant after 30 years of service,he was member and deacon at True Faith Baptist Read More…
  • Lady Rebels enter tournament as #2 seed
    By Tanya LovelaceThe Lady Rebels defeated Edgewood Academy 10-3 but lost to the Hooper Colts 5-3 last week in a seeding tournament for state playoffs. The team will enter the AA AISA State tournament as the number two seed for the East.In the first inning against Edgewood, McKayla Foster singled on a 0-2 count to Read More…
  • LaFayette City Lake closes due to flow issues
    By Jody StewartLaFayette City Council met Monday afternoon at the Alfa building. In attendance were Mayor Vines, Michael Ellis, Shannon Hunter, Terry Mangrum and City Attorney Mac Tucker. Ann Gleaton spoke to the council and updated them on the situation happening at the city lake. Friday, Mrs. Gleaton informed the city council that The LaFayette Read More…
  • LHS track team brings home state title
    On Saturday, May 7th, the LaFayette High School Boys Track and Field Team made history in capturing the AHSAA Class 2A State Track and Field Championship at Oliver Woodard Stadium in the city of Cullman. The team celebrated its second ever Boys Track and Field State Title captured at LHS with the last one being Read More…
  • Disinformation board needs to be scrapped
    Say what?I was aghast when I heard President Biden had created the “Disinformation Government Board” in an effort to combat what he and his minions think is “disinformation.”Like most Americans, I believe free speech is a God-given right protected by the United States Constitution. I, like everyone else ought to be able to say what Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Why can’t I hear the Maxwell testimony?
    As I watch the lowlights of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard lawsuits, I can’t help but wonder what happened with the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. I hope we haven’t forgotten, already, but just a reminder, Maxwell was found guilty a couple of months ago of aiding and abetting Jeffrey Epstein in his quest to have Read More…
  • Rebels take first round of playoffs
    By Katie McElvy Chambers 12, Hooper 0After closing out the regular season beating Coosa Valley 9-2 earlier in the week, the Chambers Rebels met up with the Hooper Colts in the first round of the AISA AA Baseball Playoffs. The Rebels scored four runs in the bottom of the first. Jeremy Conway got things started Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. John W. Murray
    Mr. John W. Murray, Jr. 25, of LaFayette, AL passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022.Public Visitation was held Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. CST until 5:00 p.m. CST, at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL. Graveside Services were held Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m. CST, at Essie J. Handy Memorial Read More…
  • Obituary: Ms. Sharon Moore
    Ms. Sharon Moore, 45 of Waverly, AL passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022.Graveside Services were held on Sunday, April 24, 2022, 1:00 PM CST at Westview Cemetery in Auburn, AL, Elder Kentae Heard, Officiated.Ms. Moore is survived by her husband, Tellis Dowdell of Waverly, AL, three daughters: Britney Nelms, Destiny Wynn and Taleese Dowdell, Read More…

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