LaFayette Sun

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LaFayette, AL 36862
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  • Obituary: Dencil Hope
    Dencil Hope, 89, of Lafayette, passed away on Monday, January 16,2023 at home, surrounded by his family.Mr. Hope logged for many years. He loved his family, coon and deer hunting and Chambers Academy Football.Mr. Hope was preceded in death by his Mother Ms. Ollie Mae Hope and daughter and son-in-law Susan and Joe Day.He is Read More…
  • Chambers boys, girls finish 2nd in area play
    By Katie McElvy JV GirlsThe JV Lady Rebels ended their season last week taking on the JV Lady Chiefs of Lakeside. Madison Davis put Chambers on the board first. Defensively, Samantha Lovelace stole the ball on a Lakeside fastbreak saving an almost guaranteed basket, but the JV Lady Rebels still trailed 2-5 at the end Read More…
  • Legendary coach honored by former players, fans
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent The LaFayette Bulldog community came together to recognize, honor, and celebrate legendary and former LaFayette High School Basketball Coach John T Woody on Friday night for being inducted into the 2023 AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame.Not only was Coach Woody being recognized, but The LaFayette Bulldogs 2023 basketball players & cheerleaders seniors Read More…
  • Main Street team checks out progress in LaFayette
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent The Mainstreet of Alabama resource team hit LaFayette running last Tuesday morning, straight into sightseeing, completing a driving tour, followed by a walking tour of the town.The walking tour included checking out sites like, the historic theater, local businesses, and the town square!“We were happy to have them with us so they Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Time to get control of Big Pharma
    I’m not a fan of Big Pharma. If you read my columns regularly you know I have railed against the industry consistently. After all the sacrifices we made through the COVID pandemic, I think it is time to give them a piece of my mind again.Never mind that Big Pharma, if you believe what one Read More…
  • Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest
    After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized the importance of classified documents, by writing many of them are rendered useless by age. We are going crazy over documents relating to policies and Read More…
  • JV Rebels earn state runners-up title
    By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy JV Boys Basketball Team played as the number three seed in the AA JV State Invitational Tournament over the weekend. Nine teams were invited to participate. In the first game, Chambers faced the #2 Patrician JV Saints. Hunter Andrews kicked things off with a pair of free throws to Read More…
  • Obituary: Debra Lamb Walters
    Debra Lamb Walters, 64, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Visitation will be Monday, January 23, 2023 at Leak Memory Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Bridgeview Baptist Church Read More…
  • Consolidated high school hearing broadcast live at courthouse
    By John BriceCorrespondent Residents of LaFayette were afforded the opportunity to watch a live closed circuit television broadcast at the Chambers County Courthouse this past week of the hearing on the Chambers County Board of Education’s Motion for Approval of Site for the New Consolidated High School, for Approval to Build the New High School Read More…
  • Supt. Chambley offers his analysis of hearing
    To the Editor and our Chambers County School District Family:I know this has been a trying and difficult month for all of us in the CCSD. I am honored to serve as the CCSD’s Superintendent and assure you it is an enormous responsibility for which I do not take lightly when it comes to our Read More…
  • Bulldogs jump to big leads, win two region tilts
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent It was an important week of basketball for the LaFayette Bulldogs. The Bulldogs played two games of great magnitude as far as region rankings go. LaFayette hosted region nemesis Reeltown on Thursday and traveled to Newsite on Friday to face region foe Horseshoe Bend. On Thursday the Dogs came out the gates Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Who cares who has classified documents? Not I
    Much ado about nothing, or so that’s what I would call the most recent hysteria about classified documents. As background for those not following the storyline, classified documents which President Biden was required to return to the federal government at the end of his vice-presidential term, were discovered in three locations- one being his personal Read More…
  • L-TAD leads march to protest school consolidation, location
    By Pamela WhitlowCorrespondent What a Day & a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in LaFayette Alabama.LaFayette Teachers against Displacement (L-TAD) hosted a peaceful protest walk for justice for every student on Monday January 16th at 1pm. Equity over Equality!The teachers, Mayor Vines, city councilmen, preachers, pastors, business owners, citizens, students, Read More…
  • Bulldogs settle score with archrival Lanett
    By Pamela Whitlow It was what the Bulldogs fans calls a “WILD” night at the Bulldog’s house on Friday night. The Bulldogs were home and took back what was rightfully theirs with a win over the Lanett Panthers. The Dogs were able to recover their rivalry title back from the Panthers which they had been Read More…
  • Sheriff honored for 40-years of service
    A Drop in Reception celebrating The Legend Is Retiring was hosted on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm at the City of Valley Community Center in honor of Sheriff Sid Lockhart. The City of LaFayette proclaimed: Sheriff Sid Lockhart, The City of LaFayette would like to Thank You for your services to the City of LaFayette and Read More…
  • Several tornadoes touch down, one in Chambers
    by John BriceCorrespondent Severe weather which included tornadoes struck Chambers County as well as other areas across Alabama beginning in the early morning hours of January 3rd, 2022 and continued through to the morning of January 4th the next day. Reports from the National Weather Service office in Birmingham described the stormy weather as a Read More…
  • Protest planned for MLK Day
    A new group, L-TAD (LaFayette Teachers Against Displacement) publicly denounce the Board’s decision to place the new consolidated school in Valley, Al. We reject the idea of closing LHS and displacing our students, the teachers proclaimed. They added, “We want the families, alumni, friends, community leaders, and allies of the LaFayette community to know that Read More…
  • Destruction, death hard to face
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherMany of us watched pioneer newswoman Barbara Walters for many years. Whether on NBC or ABC, I always tried to watch her interviews with high-profile people at that time. I was saddened when I learned of her death last week.Difficulties can debilitate us. Walters survived her own struggles, including four divorces. Her reported Read More…
  • Hand named Main Street Executive Director
    The board of directors of LaFayette Main Street has named DeAnna Hand as their first Executive Director. Hand has many years of experience in leadership, management, public relations, community outreach, grant writing, and event planning.LaFayette Main Street promotes and serves LaFayette’s iconic downtown by honoring its unique history, strengthening its economic vitality, and cultivating growth. Read More…
  • Edwards given kudos for senior center support
    Director Alfredia Silmon of the LaFayette Senior Citizen Center in LaFayette would like recognize Mr. Ray Edwards for the stockings, gifts and the fellowship that he brings and donates to the center each year for Christmas.

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