LaFayette Sun

PO Box 378,
LaFayette, AL 36862

    I’ve made some friends at the Old Folks Hotel. Perry is one of my GUY friends, and we are way outnumbered. Apparently, women live longer than men, but an argument could be made that it’s because women drove us to the grave. Anyway, Perry proudly served in the Marine Corps back when the country still … Read more
  • Obituary: Mrs. Elaine Estes Brown
    RIDGE GROVE – Mrs. Elaine Estes Brown, 73, of Ridge Grove died Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, at 3 p.m. CDT at Center Baptist Church in LaFayette, with the Rev. D.J. Belser officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Mrs. Brown … Read more
  • Obituary: Mrs. Marlene Williams
    Mrs. Marlene Williams, 91, of Lawrenceville, GA (formerly of LaFayette) died Sunday, September 17, 2023, at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, 100 3rd Place NE, LaFayette, AL at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Ed Vines & Rev. Kelsey Barnes officiating. Interment will … Read more
  • Rebels control both sides of the ball in win over Bessemer
    By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy Rebels finally returned home on Friday after a long stint on the road to face 3A Bessemer Academy. Chambers wasted no time finding the endzone as Jacob Norgard ran the opening kick off back, but a holding penalty negated the run. However, Koreen Henry scored an 85-yard touchdown on … Read more
  • GVACC honors several LaFayette businesses
    The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2023 Annual Membership Meeting last week at the Burrow Warehouse. The Chamber was celebrating it’s 60 years. The following businesses received awards: Emerging Business of the YearBlue Button Quilts & Embroidery Small Business of the YearDori Harmon Agency, LLC Business of the YearFarmers & Merchants BankJC … Read more
  • CCSD receives judge’s approval to build new high school in Valley
    By John BriceCorrespondent In the case of Lee v. Chambers County Board of Education which was presided over and ultimately ruled upon by U.S. District Court Judge W. Keith Watkins this past June, a detailed ruling was released on Friday, September 22nd of 2023. Totaling sixty-five pages, Watkins legal opinion is fully written out in … Read more
  • Mike’s Musings: Nightmare in a latrine, lady can’t get out
    A few days ago, a story popped up on my computer screen entitled Michigan police rescue woman trapped in outhouse. It piqued my curiosity because the article proclaimed it happened in Otsego, MI, where we publish the Union Enterprise. After further review I discerned it was actually Otsego County, Mi, but not to take away … Read more
    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

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