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LaFayette votes “no” to vacating Sixth Court

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent A nearly yearlong battle between residents along a residential street in LaFayette came to an abrupt end on Monday night as LaFayette’s city council made a ruling on the vacating of a street in LaFayette. The councils answer was no. Late last year LaFayette resident Terry Mangram filed a petition before […]

City seeks grant for better water

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The city government of LaFayette hopes to continue an improvement and update to the city’s aging water system that started in 2015. A new grant may hold the key to the city securing additional funds for a major water improvement project. On Monday a public hearing was held to discuss the […]

Simple Man – Humor by Bill Frazer

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Before Bill O’Reilly was dumped, in his program “The Factor,” he often told the person interviewed that he was a “simple man.” Bill intimates that he does not have the mental capacity to understand the subject matter. Of course, he is a blatant liar as Bill is a Harvard graduate and very astute. However, in […]

Sports

Rebels’ first scrimmage has mixed reviews

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By: Ashley Oliver Correspondent Photo by Scott Sickler   The Chambers Academy Rebel’s football team has been preparing for the season by doing what works best; scrimmaging other teams.  Last Friday the Rebels were able to test out their offense and defense against Lee-Scott Academy.  In a pre-scripted game, where plays were pre-determined, Head Coach, […]

CA volleyball anticipates sizzling season

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Story andPhotos By: Ashley Oliver Correspondent   Can you stand the heat?  The Chambers Academy Volleyball teams can.  After working on skills and physical conditioning most of the summer in CA’s non air conditioned gym the players are just about ready for anything. Under the direction of head coach, Chandra Beck and Assistant coach, Kim […]

Successful t-ball season ends

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The LaFayette Recreational board prepared for an seasonal ending banquet for the little ones on Saturday July 22 at the Alfa building here in Lafayette. The event was decorated with baseballs balloons standing all around the room and the kids came in with excitement ready to receive their trophies and to […]

School

Valley back to school

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Valley High School students returned to school yesterday (Tuesday) for the 2017-2018 School year. As is tradition, the seniors started out by a day of decorating the halls and Dr. Seuss was the theme of choice this year.  Related posts: Some students back to school this week Powell Chapel UMC sponsors back to school bash […]

Local News

Slay awarded $1750 stipend

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The state’s largest farm organization expects investments of over $150,000 in scholarships to return high yields for 87 Auburn University students pursuing agricultural and forestry degrees. Students were honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 2017 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 19 at Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Scholarships were funded by the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation […]

Columns

Reflections – Unlikely Heros

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By Roger Campbell Ministries William Wilberforce lived in England more than two centuries ago and the consuming passion of his life was to end the slave trade in the British Empire, but most saw him as one of the most unlikely persons of that painful period to do so. Wilberforce was in poor health, suffering […]

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: First, let me thank you for the article about Joe Louis. I am deep into a research project about him for an article to be in theALABAMA HERITAGE magazine. Further research, I found that a 8th eighth child, Vuniesa was not a college professor; in fact, fairly recently the Michigan Legislature passed a […]

Governors are a disgrace

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Being sick (part 2)

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