LaFayette Sun

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

  • 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…
  • Police women honored on their special day
    National Police Woman Day is celebrated each year on September 12.The day acknowledges and celebrates the contribution of female police officers who enforce law and order around the country.Today only roughly 10% of the police force in the United States is made up of women. National Police Woman Day hopes to rectify that by encouraging Read More…
  • Investigators seek man impersonating patrol officer
    Lee County investigators are searching for a police impersonator who pulled over a young woman near Dudley Lumber just off Hwy 280. The incident happened along Lee Road 183 in Salem Wednesday afternoon around 4:15. Detectives say the young woman felt off about the encounter and called 911. She reported to investigators the man sped Read More…
  • Correction
    The front page article last week indicated Ladies Night in LaFayette was sponsored by Vision LaFayette. In actuality it was sponsored by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. Two sponsors were left off- Gimme Some Sugar and Krave Korner.
  • Grandparents honored at Eastside Elementary
    Eastside Elementary School celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Friday, September 9th, between 8:00 a.m and 9:00 a.m. The Grandparents were greeted and celebrated with lots of love, smiles, hugs, pictures, entertainment from the students. They also enjoyed a delicious breakfast.
  • Two die in Hwy 50 Labor Day crash
    Two men were killed and four others were hospitalized in a traffic crash in Chambers County on Labor Day. According to officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the deadly crash happened 5:40 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, on Alabama Hwy 50, between LaFayette and Lanett.ALEA officials said Kevin A. Espinoza, 22, and Rogelio G. Salinas, Read More…
  • Lanett man charged in Greenwood Church robbery
    Lanett police charged a man in connection to a June robbery that led to shots being fired at the Greenwood Church. Lanett Police issued a press release to local media regarding the incident. “On September 12, 2022, Nicholas Walton, 19, of Lanett, AL, was arrested for Robbery 1st in reference to an earlier press release. Read More…
  • Body found in LaFayette cemetery
    LaFayette police confirm a body was found in the LaFayette Cemetery around 8:30 am on Sept 10. No additional information was available at press time.
  • Mike’s Musings: Is this really you?
    Believe it or not, one of the most requested additions readers seek in our newspapers is horoscopes. Unfortunately we just don’t have the space to publish a regular Horoscope column. However I came across this rather humorous (some would say cruel) Horoscope piece in Reddit recently and thought I would share. See how you stack Read More…
  • Offense sputters as Rebels lose to Presbyterian
    By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy Rebels traveled to Carrollton, Georgia to compete in the SECIS Kick-off Classic held at University Stadium on the campus of the University of West Georgia. The Rebels faced off against First Presbyterian Day High School out of Macon, Georgia.Special teams proved to be a highlight of the game for Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Carmel Holloway Ware
    Mrs. Carmel Holloway Ware, 77 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville, AL.Public Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 28, Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Michael A. Wright
    Mr. Michael A. “Hamp” Wright, 55 of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette.Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 25, 2022, 12:00 PM CST at Ozias Missionary Baptist Church in Read More…

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