LaFayette Sun

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

  • Push Ceremony welcomes new fire truck
    By Jody Stewart The LaFayette Fire Department held a traditional push ceremony on Saturday the 22nd upon receiving their new much anticipated fire engine. Chief Dooty gave a warm welcome to the crowd that gathered to celebrate with the department. Chief Dooty said, “Thank you all for coming out today and spending your weekend time Read More…
  • JV Rebels get win, Varsity boys stay ahead in area play
    By Katie McElvy JV BoysThe Chambers JV Boys hosted Macon-East last week after falling to the Knights earlier in the season. This game provided much different results as the JV Rebels were able to both score points and play outstanding defense in the game. In the first quarter, Chambers used the press to hold the Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Myra Lee Looser
    Mrs. Myra Lee Looser passed on Friday January 21, 2022 and went to be with her heavenly Father.Myra was born June 17, 1929 in Randolph County, Alabama to the late Robert Merrell Laney and the lateCloie Bailey Laney, Graveside services will be held Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 2PM at the LaFayette City Cemetery with Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Betty Ruth Brand
    Mrs. Betty Ruth Brand, age 91, of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama.Mrs. Brand was born in Randolph county on December 20, 1930, to the late Trent Moon and Paula Ruth Bailey Moon. She was also preceded in death by her brother Paul Moon.A 1949 Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Charlene Wilkerson Thurman
    Mrs. Charlene Wilkerson Thurman, age 82, of Dunwoody GA, passed away Wednesday morning, January 19, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Rome, GA. Mrs. Thurman was born in Chambers County, Alabama on June 28, 1939, daughter of the late Roberts and Charlie V. Wilkerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thurman. Mrs. Read More…
  • Obituary: Miss Carol Pledger
    Miss Carol Pledger 69, of Tallassee, Alabama died Wednesday January 19, 2022 at the USA Health University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.Carol was born in Chambers County, Alabama November 4, 1952 to the late Robert Charles Pledger and the late Doris Faye Weaver Pledger,she was an elementary school teacher, and a member of the Church Of Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Get a Chuckle Out of These Laws
    From time to time, I like to delve into the ancient annals of our history books to hu-mor myself with laws our representatives have enacted. Here’s a few silly laws I found. Michigan LawsThe City of Detroit passed an ordinance that made it illegal for a pig or pigs to run free in the city, Read More…
  • Bulldogs win two, lose two in busy week
    By Pamela Holloway The LaFayette Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team had back-to-back games twice on the road this past week.On January 10th the Bulldogs traveled down to Newsite Al. to take on the Generals. The Bulldogs came back with the victory 60-58. A Woody had 14 points, 10 total rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals.J Williams Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Why hasn’t toilet technology advanced?
    One of the great mysteries of modern technology, at least for me, is the modern toilet, or should I say the lack of improving flush technology since 1902. That year, the flush handle was added to the porcelain bowl, and Sears and Roebuck and others began selling toilet paper.Here we are 119 years later when Read More…
  • Governor speaks to crowd at revamped Welcome Center
    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey cuts the ribbon Friday morning for Alabama newest welcome center in Lanett.“It’s a pleasure to be here in Chambers County today to open Alabama’s newest welcome center,” states Ivey.
  • Sorority, churches honor MLK at virtual event
    By John West On Monday, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Lambda Zeta Omega Chapter in Lanett held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day of Prayer service. This year’s event was once again a virtual service, streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and on Bee T.V. This year’s theme was “Prayer gives hope and light in Read More…
  • Water leak shuts down LaFayette, nearly 750,000 gallons lost
    By Jody StewartA major water leak occurred last Wednesday inside the old Kardoes Rubber plant which flooded the building and created loss of water to the city. The water break is believed to have occurred around 3 am Wednesday morning. The location of the leak was found by city employees around 8:30 am. The city Read More…
  • $500k CDBG grant for water plant repairs received by city
    By John West The City of LaFayette has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $500,000. The grant money will go towards making much needed repairs to the city water treatment plant. The announcement was made at Monday’s city council meeting. “I think everyone’s excited about this,” said LaFayette City Clerk, Lewis Davidson. Read More…
  • The Sun touts new website
    By Jordan WilcoxTech Manager We here at Wilcox Newspapers are proud to announce our newly renovated website. Since we switched to a consolidated website in 2020, our news stories have had no proper online home. That changes for 2022. As many of our readers know, the first thing you see when visiting our website is Read More…
  • University pitches COVID community development plan
    By John West On Monday evening, Dr. Arturo Menefee of the Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative, spoke to the LaFayette City Council about starting a program in LaFayette to help address issues related to COVID-19. The Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative is part of the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development. LaFayette is one of 15 communities this Read More…
  • Miss Southern Union set for Jan. 20
    McKenzie Gay, the reigning Miss Southern Union, will crown a new Miss Southern Union on January 20, in Brazeal Auditorium on Southern Union’s Wadley Campus. The Miss Southern Union pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama/Miss America Pageant. Candidates for the title are judged in private interview, talent, onstage question, and evening wear. Read More…
  • AMEA scholarship deadline nears
    By John West The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) has announced a Feb 14 2022 deadline for its annual scholarship program. “We give out four scholarships of $2,500 to high school seniors who will be attending schools in the state of Alabama,” said LaFayette City Clerk, Lewis Davidson. “If you have any friends, family members, Read More…
  • EAMC COVID hospitalizations near peak
    CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS NEAR 2ND PEAKOn Sunday, East Alabama Health matched its April 2020 peak of 54 COVID-19 hospitalizations and surpassed that total this morning with 61 patients. This total is just shy of the 62 COVID hospitalizations recorded in July 2020. Currently, six patients require the use of a ventilator. This compares to eight with Read More…
  • LPD Year in Review
    The LaFayette Police Department investigated 87 traffic accidents resulting in 14 injuries and no fatalities during the year. There were 5836 complaints resulting in 876 arrest. Animal control picked up 5. MONTH COMPLAINTS ARREST WRECKS INJURIES FATALITIES ANIMAL CONTROLJanuary 418 59 5 0 0 3February 370 49 7 1 0 1March 455 34 8 0 Read More…
  • LPD Monthly Report
    The LaFayette Police Department investigated 429 complaints resulting in 29 arrests during the month of December 2021. There were 3 accidents resulting in 0 injuries. 1-speeding1-failure to appear or pay2-attempt to elude1-possession of marijuana2-obstructing governmental operations5-driver’s license suspended or revoked3-resist arrest4-expired tag1-fail stop sign1-certain persons not permitted firearm2-assault 2nd2-obstructing police1-terrorist threat1-disorderly conduct1-improper tag light1-open container Read More…

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