LaFayette Sun

PO Box 378,
LaFayette, AL 36862
334-864-8885

  • Chambers crushes 3A Bessemer, 42-6
    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 no time getting on the board. Kyle Hand returned the opening kick off all the way to the 45 yard line, and six plays was all it took for the Luke Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Willie C. Phillips
    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. Pulliam. officiating. Public viewing will be at Vines Funeral Home, Friday, September 16, 2022 from Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Jimmie Lee Trammell Sr.
    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 EST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette, AL.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, September Read More…
  • Obituary: Inell Patterson Torbert
    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 the service. Burial will follow in Lafayette City Cemetery.Mrs. Torbert was born August 9, 1927 Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Virginia Johnson McKinley
    Mrs. Virginia Johnson McKinley, 79, of Roanoke died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Knollwood Baptist Retirement Center, Roanoke. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, at New Beginning Outreach Ministries, 314 Seymour Dr., Roanoke at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Tom Staples, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Zion Rest Church Cemetery, 1647 Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. James C. Hill Jr.
    Mr. James C. Hill, Jr, 71 of Lanett, AL passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM EST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette, AL.*The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM EST.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, September Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Malcolm B. Clark
    Mr. Malcolm B. Clark, 59, of Wadley died Friday, September 16, 2022 at Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama, Wedowee. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, County Road 813, Wedowee at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Elder Thomas Knight officiating. Public viewing will be at Vines Funeral Home, Wednesday, Read More…
  • It’s here, LHS celebrates homecoming week
    It’s that time of the year again!!!It’s the most exciting, fun filled, grills smoking, tents standing, music playing, line dancing, kids bouncing, train riding, picture taking, classes gathered time of the year in LaFayette.It’s The LaFayette (LAFELT) Bulldog Alumni Homecoming Picnic weekend!!! This is the weekend where thousands of people come back home to the Read More…
  • Death of man in cemetery ruled a suicide by hanging
    On September 19, Mark David Spence was identified as the male that was found hanging from a tree. The cause of death was ruled as a suicide. On September 10, around 8 am, the LaFayette Police Department and EMS received a call to Brookwood SE, near the City cemetery, in reference to a deceased male. Read More…
  • Health and Wellness Center receives Council approval
    by John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on September 26th of 2022 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 David Ennis and Councilman Toney B. Thomas. Police Chief George Rampey, Fire Chief Jim Doody, City Clerk Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Forget fossil fuels, solar power-nuclear energy is best
    In attempting to break through the logjam between clean air advocates and those who think our reliance on fossil fuels will not go away any time soon, we have forgotten what I think could be an important alternative- nuclear energy.Green New Deal proponents always talk about carbon footprints. Nuclear energy has virtually no carbon footprint. Read More…
  • Rebels victorious 42-0 on homecoming
    By Katie McElvy Chambers Academy hosted the Banks Academy for their homecoming game on Friday and easily handled the Jets with a 42-0 win. Luke Tarver got things going in the first quarter picking up three first downs on the Rebels’ first possession and capping off the drive with a 35 yard touchdown. Noah Hand’s Read More…
  • Obituary: Inell Patterson Torbert
    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 the service. Burial will follow in Lafayette City Cemetery.Mrs. Torbert was born August 9, 1927 Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. James C. Hill Jr.
    Mr. James C. Hill, Jr, 71 of Lanett, AL passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM EST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette, AL.*The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM EST.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, September Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Willie C. Phillips
    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. Pulliam. officiating. Public viewing will be at Vines Funeral Home, Friday, September 16, 2022 from Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true
    Watching a rocket launch into space never gets old for me. Last week I had the opportunity to view three nighttime launches, thanks to Space X’s aggressive launch schedule to send Starlink satellites in to space. Living on the Space Coast of Florida parttime for the last several years has afforded me the opportunity to Read More…
  • CCSD town hall outlines procedures for new high school
    By John BriceCorrespondent The Chambers County School District held a town hall meeting open to the public at the Valley Sportsplex on Tuesday, September 13th. Making the final decision in the selection process for the location to construct a newly consolidated Chambers County High School that would combine Valley H.S. and LaFayette H.S. was the Read More…
  • Forbus crowned CA homecoming queen
    Chambers Academy crowned their 2022 Homecoming Queen on Friday at halftime of the varsity football game. McKenzie Gilliland, daughter of Shelly Kirby and Keith Gilliland, was named Homecoming Princess. Gabby Lamb, daughter of Kim Lamb and the late Jim Lamb, was chosen as Football Sweetheart, and Carley Forbus, daughter of Jeremy and Heather Forbus, was Read More…
  • Bulldogs break school scoring record with 72-6 win
    By Pamela Whitlow The LaFayette Bulldog football team traveled to Barbour County on Saturday to take on the Jaguars. The Saturday College game day feel must have stirred the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs pulverized the Jaguars 72-6 making history, setting a new record for LaFayette High School football team with the most points scored in a Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings-Signs that keep us guessing
    My son can attest to one of my biggest pet peaves- road signs that don’t make any sense. We drive a lot of miles together, and occasionally we find useless signs placed along roadways at taxpayers’ expense. I would be angry if they weren’t so comical. Here’s several I would like to share with you. Read More…

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