LaFayette Sun

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

  • Mike’s Musings: Lincoln never gave up, prevailed
    By Mike WilcoxPublisherPerseverance is one of the most important quality traits. Too many of us give up at the slightest resistance and fail to accomplish our goals in life.One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, is an example of persevering against all odds. We all know him as the president who fought the Civil War Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Nyelshulia Vesta lewis-Rich
    Mrs. Nyelshulia Vesta Lewis-Rich, 38 of Anniston (formerly of Roanoke) and her infant daughter, “Sunshine” died Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Regional Medical Center, Anniston. Funeral services will be held at Word Alive International Outreach, 122 Allendale Road, Oxford, AL 36203 on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with Associated Pastor, Dan Mattox Read More…
  • Obituary: Mrs. Margie Elaine Irvin Bailey
    Mrs. Margie Elaine Irvin Bailey 66, of Valley, Alabama died Sunday June 12, 2022 at her residence.Mrs. Bailey was born in Chambers County April 25, 1956 to the late Willie Clinton Irvin and the late Vera Lucille Lauderdale Irvin, and worked as a homemaker.Graveside services will be held Saturday June 18, 2022 at 11 AM Read More…
  • Deputy dies in one-vehicle crash near Standing Rock
    Monday the Chambers County Sheriff department lost a Sheriff’s deputy in what has been reported as a one vehicle crash between Welch and Standing Rock. Twenty-four-year-old Deputy was Jmar Abel who had been with the Chambers County Sheriff Department for two years was assisting the Roanoke Sheriff Department with a chase. Able lost control of Read More…
  • Vision LaFayette kicks off today
    Today is the Main Streets kickoff party in downtown LaFayette! Taste of LaFayette will begin at 5pm and go until 7pm. A training class will be held from 1pm until 4pm for anyone who is interested in learning more about Main Street. The United Methodist church in town is hosting the training meeting in their Read More…
  • Shooting at Greenwood Church injures one
    On June 14, 2022 officers with the Lanett Police Department responded to Greenwood Church on Veterans Memorial Parkway in reference to a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, the scene was secured. The subject suffering from the gunshot wounds was given medical treatment by Lanett Fire and EMS and then transported to a Read More…
  • Make every day count
    We all need to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With inflation at a 40-year high, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We are all clueless to how much life we actually have left to Read More…
  • County voters to go to polls for 6-mill
    ad-valorem tax
    By Gator Kincaid Last Wednesday, the Chambers County Commission in partnership with the Chambers County School District, and Lanett City Schools held a Rules Ways and Means Committee Meeting regarding the upcoming continued 6-mill Ad Valorem Tax in a special election on June 21st. A minimal tax for the residents of Chambers County is crucial Read More…
  • The Chambers County Board of Education School System had several teachers to retire this year.
  • Taste of LaFayette set for June 22
    Next Wednesday June 22 Vision LaFayette will hold its Main Street kick off celebration on the courthouse square. They will be hosting Taste of LaFayette which will involve local restaurants and food trucks along with churches and local businesses. The event will take place on the courthouse square starting at 5 pm cst with Main Read More…
  • Ruth Davis
    Ruth Davis, 86, of LaFayette passed away June 10, 2022, at her residence. The funeral was Sunday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, LaFayette, with the Rev. Chuck Goodwin, Rev. Floyd Aiken and Rev. Tim Calloway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Davis, the daughter of the late Hooper and Read More…
  • Mr. Donald Eugene Kirk
    Mr. Donald Eugene Kirk, 68, of Roanoke died Sunday, June 5, 2022 at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, GA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Vines Funeral Home Chapel at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. William Phillips officiating. Public viewing will be at the Chapel one hour before the service Read More…
  • My father, my hero
    (I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to me)This week I give pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried eight years ago, there isn’t a day I don’t Read More…
  • Bring back Civics classes, initiate term limits
    I fear for our democracy. My fear is rooted in the fact that most citizens don’t really care about what is happening at their federal, state and local governments. Only fifty percent of us bother to vote, and once the vote is complete, we forget that part of our civic duty is to play watchdog Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Christopher L. Sims Reese
    Mr. Christopher L. Sims Reese, 45 of Wadley, AL passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 12 Noon CST at Pleasant Grove Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Duffie
    Mr. Duffie passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at his home. Survivors include: five sons, Anthony Duffie (Sherry) of Valley, Michaele Duffie (Ragene) of West Point, GA, Jeffery Duffie of Daviston, Spence Duffie of Fredonia, and Matthew Duffie (Kim) of Roanoke; and one sister, Betty Cantrell of Wedowee. A Woodland native, Mr. Duffie was born Read More…
  • Obituary: Harold Edward Duffie
    Graveside services for Harold Edward Duffie, age 81, of Lafayette will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Daviston Cemetery with Bro. Keith Benefield officiating and Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00-1:00 PM on Thursday, June 2, 2022before services begin. Read More…
  • Obituary: Donald Thornton Anthony Jr.
    Graveside services for Donald Thornton Anthony, Jr. “Donnie”, age 67, of Roanoke will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Cedarwood Cemetery with Bro. Tim Whaley officiating and Steve Daniel delivering the eulogy.The family will receive friends at Quattlebaum Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th.Mr. Anthony Read More…
  • Council hopes new offices will be ready by October
    By Jody Stewart LaFayette City council met Monday at noon with a high priority meeting to address several issues on the city’s agenda. All council members were present and called to order by city clerk Louis Davidson. Chris Busby addressed the City Council and updated them on the status of the city’s application for a Read More…
  • LaFayette awarded MainStreet designation
    By Jody Stewart The Vision that the “Vison LaFayette” group had is now a reality and LaFayette has received a MainStreet designation. The citizens of LaFayette will soon see the presence of MainStreet in town. Chris Busby address city Council Monday and explained that soon there will be a big event and a press conference Read More…

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