LaFayette Sun

PO Box 378,
LaFayette, AL 36862

    Time marches slowly over here at the Old Folks Hotel in Opelika. My daughters keep me company, and they’ve gotten really good at finding places to wheel me around. I’m always nice and patient with them, even when they tell me to drink water for the hundredth time, because the one place I don’t want … Read more
  • Rebels dominate top ten team, 67-18
    By Katie McElvy “Chambers just put the rest of the state on a wake up call that the Rebels are ready to play,” said Head Coach Jason Allen at the conclusion of the 67-18 win over Banks Academy on Friday in Mountain Brook. Coming into Friday night’s game the Jets were 3-0 with wins over … Read more
  • Obituary: Mr. Tony Williams
    Mr. Tony Williams, 61, of Winder, GA (formerly of LaFayette) died Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, 100 3rd Place NE, LaFayette, AL at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Ed Vines officiating. Interment will … Read more
  • LHS homecoming is week long celebration
    By Pamela Whitlow The LaFayette High School alumni “Took It 2DA STREETZ” last week for seven days in celebration of homecoming.The 2023 LaFayette Bulldog Alumni Homecoming week kicked off last Monday. This year’s theme was “Taking It 2Da STREETZ!!!This year’s homecoming set an amazing history for LaFayette High School Alumni.All 54 classes that ever graced … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Pull them I say, if it means pain goes away
    It’s no fun getting old. Although your mind remains sharp your physical attributes begin to deteriorate.In my case it is my teeth, that seem to be rotting away at a rapid clip. I’ve been to the dentist a dozen times this year and am preparing as I write this to go again. I can’t think … Read more
  • Rebels debut air attack in win over Crenshaw
    By Katie McElvy For the third week in a row, the Chambers Academy Rebels were dominant on defense and in their run game, but when they traveled to Crenshaw Christian on Friday, they proved their offense was two-dimensional. The Rebels opened the game by forcing the Cougars to go three and out. Then, the Chambers … Read more
  • Obituary: Mr. Robert L. Leverette Jr. “Light Bread”
    Mr. Robert L. Leverette, Jr. “Light Bread” 76 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at his home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, 1:00 p.m. CST at Chosen Generation Worship Center in LaFayette, AL, Apostle Willie Eva Hicks, Pastor; Reverend Ed Vines, Officiating. Burial will follow in … Read more
  • Obituary: Mrs. Sylvia Ann (Tucker) Vines
    Mrs. Sylvia Ann (Tucker) Vines, 76, of Lanett (formerly of LaFayette) died Monday, September 4, 2023, at Piedmont Health Care-Midtown, Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Vines Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Darrin Spence officiating. Interment will be in Handy cemetery, LaFayette. The remains … Read more
  • Obituary: Mrs. Ethel Mae Heard
    Mrs. Ethel Mae Heard, 91 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Friday, August 25, 2023 at her home. Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, 12 … Read more
  • Two former Lanett police officers indicted
    C.J. Looser, a former Lieutenant with the Lanett Police Department Officer was indicted by the Chambers County Grand Jury for Assault 2 degree after he allegedly knocked out a man’s teeth while he was in the back of his patrol car. Additional charges from the Ethics Commission stem from a different incident which came under … Read more
  • Council agrees to pay hourly city employees $1000 bonus
    By John BriceCorrespondent The LaFayette City Council met on Monday, September 11th of 2023 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 B. Thomas, Councilman Michael C. Ellis and Councilwoman Tammie B. Williams.. City Clerk Louis T. … Read more
  • Third Eye Surgery raided, owner arrested
    After a two-month investigation, on Thursday afternoon, September 7th, 2023, Agents of the Chambers County Drug Task Force/Alabama Drug Enforcement Drug Task Force (Region D), the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency/SBI, Office executed a search warrant at 99 Trammell Avenue in Valley, Alabama, the business (Third Eye Surgery) of Steven … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: A Mothers Cries Out for Help
    I received a phone call from a distraught reader and mother a few days ago, that really hit home. She called me because of the strong positions I have taken in past columns about Big Pharma, opioids and doctors that might administer them.I asked her to write me a letter explaining her situation. Here it … Read more
    My daughters are keeping me up to speed on the outside world since I’ve decided to boycott the news here at the Arbor Springs Old Folks Hotel. I can hear Fox News blaring from multiple rooms, and I’m suspicious that one reason we are not doing all that well is because the President running the … Read more
  • Lady Bulldogs get first win in three years
    The LaFayette Bulldogs Lady Volleyball Team won their first game in three seasons last week. 26-24. Head Coach Chase Lewis got his first win under his belt against Booker T Washington in straight sets.
  • Main Street honors three at annual meeting
    By Pamela Whitlow The LaFayette Main Street hosted its first annual membership meeting last Thursday. The meeting was hosted at the beautiful historic and renovated home owned by Mr. Jeff Kemp in LaFayette.Members, volunteers and sponsors came out to enjoy a great night of food, fun and fellowship. The delicious food was catered by Krave … Read more
  • Jury finds Lanett man not guilty of killing two-year-old
    A Lanett man, who spent five years in jail, endured a mistrial, and refused a plea deal that could have secured his release, has regained his freedom on his terms. Friday morning after a week-long trial, a Chambers County Jury declared Raeshon Williams was not guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s two-year-old child.On February 24th, 2017, … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Culturally insensitive – these words, phrases are banned
    I recently obtained a list of words that a certain company is demanding their employees cannot use, or they will be subject to dismissal. The list was passed on to me after the confidential informant attended a diversity training seminar she was told she must attend.One of the targets of these diversity training programs is … Read more
    I mentioned a few weeks ago that I could see an American Flag out my window here at Arbor Springs. I’m now in a room facing a courtyard, and all I can see are animals seeking the shade and five rusty chairs that will never be used in the dead heat of summer. It reminds … Read more
  • Bulldogs drop home opener to Indians, 32-12
    By Pamela Whitlow It was a long hot night for the LaFayette High Bulldogs on Friday at the home opener game against the Loachapoka Indians.The Indians trampled over the Bulldogs 32-12.This is the Bulldogs second year hosting the Classic game opener against the Loachapoka Indians.The first and only score for the Bulldogs until the 4th … Read more

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