LaFayette Sun

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

  • 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.
  • Fireworks blast in the New Year
  • Mike’s Musings: Free Assange in 2023
    It’s a new year, and I’m counting on President Biden to do the right thing in 2023, when it comes to imprisoned journalist, Julian Assange.Assange, founder of Wikileaks, began publishing millions of pages of classified materials critical of the United States efforts in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, beginning in 2010 during the Obama administration. Read More…
  • Obituary: Teryl Stone
    Funeral services for Teryl Stone, age 72, of Wadley will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM CST at Shiloh Baptist Church in Wadley with Bro. Chuck Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Jeff Jones Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.The family will receive friends at the church Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Taxpayer money wasted on silly projects
    I agree with Sen. Rand Paul on some initiatives and disagree on others, but one item we are lock step with is federal spending. I believe our money (the taxpayers fund the federal government) is used for all sorts of pork barrel projects that keep elected officials and their donors happy, but don’t do anything Read More…
  • Obituary: Mr. Antonio L. Atkinson
    Mr. Antonio L. Atkinson, 35 of Lincoln, NE formerly of Roanoke, AL, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, in Lincoln, NE.Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, Read More…

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