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Back in Time: LaFayette Railroad Constructed to Compete With High Priced Competition

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Citizens in LaFayette were becoming angered by the prices they were being charged for goods being brought into town by the already established railroad line of Central of Georgia. Before the days of the Public Service Commission, railroads were prone to charge what they could get from the public and the Central Line of Georgia […]

Jones Elected Chambers Commission Chair

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District 2 Commissioner Doug Jones of LaFayette was unanimously voted in last Monday night as Chairman for the Chambers County Board of Commissioners. District 5 Commissioner David Eastridge will be stepping down after his one-year term. According to the Commission office there is a gentleman’s agreement to rotate the chairperson each year. Commissioners submitted their […]

Turn the page to 1920’s LaFayette

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Did you know that LaFayette used to have their own soda bottling company? It was in the 1920’s when there were no hard surfaces around the Courthouse just dirt roads. Mr. T.F. Ford owned a silent movie picture show theater “The Current LaFayette Sun Building” which was the only year round entertainment for the town. […]

Sports

Rebels One Win Away From State Championship

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By: Ashley Oliver- Correspondent The reigning 1A state champion, Chambers Academy Rebels, defeated Wilcox Academy 36-13, earning a trip to Troy University to play Southern Academy for this years 1A state championship. It was cold, wet, and Muddy on Torbert Field Friday night as the Rebels hosted Wilcox. The elements couldn’t contain the fire the […]

Lanett Demolishes Elba, Move on in Playoffs

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The Lanett Panthers advance to next level in playoff after demolishing Elba Tigers on Friday night 44-6 win. The Panthers will host Isabella on Friday night at 8pm E.T No related posts.

Bulldogs End Season With Loss in Second Round

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By Pamela Holloway It was a cold and wet night last Friday, as The Lafayette High School Bulldogs traveled to Ariton Al. and missed the mark in the AHSAA 2A 2nd round in playoff against the Ariton Purple Cats with a final score 30-12. The game was scoreless until three minutes left in the 1st […]

School

Why Are Our School’s Failing- An Educated Man’s Opinion

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By Shannon Hunter The Alabama State Department of Education has released the 2019 list of “Failing” schools. These are the schools that fell in the bottom 6% of Alabama schools in the students’ proficiency in Reading and Math. Two of the 76 schools on the list are in Chambers County, both of them in LaFayette. […]

Local News

Council Discusses Cloudy Water, Illegal Vehicles

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The October 28, 2019 City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barry Moody, with all Council Members present: Neal McCurdy, Toney Thomas, Michael Ellis, Tammie Williams and Charlotte Blasingame. After the invocation by Police Chief Rampey and the approval of the minutes of the October 14 Council Meeting, the Council approved the LIHEAP […]

Columns

Humor By Bill Frazer: Reckoning With Millenials

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On the news the other day in response to the impeachment inquiry, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said that is was “a bit like un-ringing a bell.” I was shocked to hear cotton patch phrases used on national news. Even Adam Schiff can probably figure out that the phrase means that you can’t take something […]

Opinion

Back To School

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Hard to believe it’s that time of year again. “Back when I was a kid” we didn’t go back until the Tuesday after Labor Day, and that was after a 24-hour dose of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Wayne Newton, Tony Orlando, and the aforementioned Jerry Lewis. Man, those were […]

My Garden Of Life

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