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LaFayette residents appear opposed to tax increase

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By Alton Mitchell Corespondent The LaFayette City Council held a special public hearing on last Tuesday evening. The purpose of the meeting was to get public input on the proposed sales tax increase the council members have been debating the past few months. As the meeting unfolded it showed residents are not entirely opposed to […]

Two rodeos on tap for LaFayette

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By Alton Mitchell Corespondent The next two weekends are set to bring big excitement to the Chambers County Agricultural Park in LaFayette. The next two weeks will bring two separate rodeo events to the arena and the city that will bring LaFayette to life in a grand cowboy style. According to Eddie Adams of the […]

Nate’s impact more significant than Irma

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By Alton Mitchell Corespondent Chambers County has seen its fair share of tropical systems over the past few weeks. As Hurricane Irma impacted the area it was predicted to be the worst storm to impact the area since 1995 when Hurricane Opal blasted east Alabama. However only weeks after Irma downed trees and knocked out […]

Sports

Undefeated Rebels crush Sparta, rush for 502

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent   The Chambers Academy Rebels defeated Sparta Academy Friday, rushing for a total of 502 yards and passing for 116.  The Rebels’ defense didn’t allow Sparta to score even once in the 46-0 win over the Warriors. Senior, Blake Sheppard, played an exceptional game at the quarterback position, passing for 101 yards.  […]

Bulldogs edge Reeltown in nailbiter, now 6-1

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Story and Photos By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The LaFayette Bulldogs faced region nemesis the Reeltown Rebels, in a hard fought battle on the gridiron last Friday.  LaFayette High came in the game with a 5-1 record, with the Rebels of Reeltown  set on adding another blemish to the Dogs.  The game started like two seasoned boxers […]

Lady Rebels head to Elite 8

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent Photo by Lisa Barnes The lady Rebels’ volleyball team traveled to Tuscaloosa last Thursday in the 1st round of the state playoffs where they defeated North River Christian Academy; advancing to the elite 8.  Against North River the ladies played five matches; losing match one 25-18, winning matches two and three 25-20 […]

School

Walton crowned queen

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The Lafayette high School 2017  homecoming Queen was crown to Senior Ms. Daijahnna Rakel Walton, She is 17 years old. Born January 30, 2017 Parents : Rozeta Walton of Five Points, Tony Walton of Opelika. Daijahnna  enjoys softball &  basketball. Her favorite food : chicken Alfredo. Daijahnna will attend college for sports medicine.   She is also […]

Local News

3-year old falls in restaurant grease pit, dies

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A preliminary investigation by Auburn Police Division determined that Sadie Grace Andrews, age 3, died as a result of falling into a grease trap in a grassy area near the restaurant drive-through on Saturday, October 14. Officers responded at about 12:45 p.m. and arrived as CPR was being performed on the child. APD Officers continued […]

Columns

Mike’s Musings – Drug Companies, Doctors Must Do The Right Thing

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Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Most of us have heard of the opioids epidemic, but many of us are at a loss when it comes time to determine how and who to blame for it. A 60 Minutes expose’ which aired last Sunday, puts the blame squarely on the drug distributors- namely the three largest- McKesson, AmerisouceBergen […]

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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