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King gets life for Smith murder

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Tuesday September 25, almost five years after investigators in Chambers County said they discov – ered 32-year-old Jarred Smith shot and killed in – side a home, Kason King was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole at the Chambers County Courthouse. It was on County Road 53 in Chambers County in June of […]

Unemployment down in county

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The temperatures around LaFayette and Chambers County continue to rise, but on a positive note unem- ployment figures in the area are on the decline. Information released by the Alabama Department of Labor show that the area is doing well as the number of unemployed individuals in the area continues decline. The Alabama Depart- ment […]

Council discusses one cent sales tax increase

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City officials in LaFay – ette are looking for ways to increase the amount of money coming into the city. The dilemma has faced the city for some- time as overall costs have grown, but little change has been seen in increase of revenue. Despite the budget differences, La- Fayette continues to oper- ate as […]

Sports

Bulldogs bounce Alabama Christian, 27-8 for homecoming win

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The LaFayette Bulldogs celebrated their Homecom- ing Friday at Bulldogs Stadium. It was a packed house as LaFayette alumni gathered for the 2018 LaFayette High School Homecoming game. In front of a fan-filled stadium, the Bulldogs gave the fans something to cheer about. The Dogs won their 3rd game in a row Friday night with […]

Rebels remain undefeated, blast Meadowview 46-6

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The Chambers Academy Rebels celebrated a 46-6 win last Friday against Meadowview Christian Academy. This win ties the Rebels for the AISA Region 2/ Class A title. The Rebels, now 9-0, face one more opponent: one they know all too well, the Marengo Longhorns, also tied for Region champ honors. This Fri- day’s game will […]

Undefeated Rebels blast Pickens for 49-0 homecoming victory

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The Chambers Acade- my Rebels won big Friday night for Homecoming with a 49-0 blowout against the Pickens Pirates in region play. The Rebels are now 8-0 for the season with only two regular season games to go. CJ Lyons gave another spec- tacular performance with 7 carries totaling 134 total yards and scoring 2 […]

School

Five Points Honor Roll

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All A’s: 1st Grade: Jeremy Huguley, Adrian Kyles)Savannah Luse, Nolen Tollison, Isabella Tucker, Navaeh·Ann Willis. A’s & B’s: 1ST Grade: Ethan Holloway. All A’s 2nd Grade: Keegan Craig, Sierra Harpelj Matthew Hull. A’s & B’s 2nd Grade: Payden Baker, Adam Bryan, Peyton Carter, TourinDavis, Payton Fields. All A’s 3’d Grade: Charles Gray, Skyler Luse, Ja’marion […]

Local News

Winter Preperation Is Mind Over Matter For This Writer

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I feel it in my bones. The days are getting shorter and colder. Reports of snow in northern Michi- gan occur daily. Instead of wearing short sleeves and shorts, I now adorn long sleeves and a jacket. Winter time in Michigan is approaching and it is a constant reminder as to why I packed my […]

Columns

Reflections

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God Really Cares How do you react when trouble comes? Do you become pes- simistic? Depressed? Are you difficult to be around because you lash out at oth- ers? Do you find yourself angry at God because things haven’t turned out as you hoped they would? Few people have dif- ficulty believing God cares for […]

Opinion

Democrats Have Three Viable Candidates, But Republicans Will Prevail

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In politics, perception is reality. It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama. The proof is in the pud- ding. We have 29 elected statewide officeholders in the Heart of Dixie. All 29 are Republicans. In addition, 6 out of 7 of our members in Con- gress […]

Mike’s Musings

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