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Chambers County Sheriff Lockhart announces candidacy

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent On Friday, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart announced his candidacy to seek a seventh term as Sheriff in Chambers County and presented an impressive resume and list of accomplishments that have unfolded in his past terms as he enters the race to serve Chambers County citizens once more. Headlining his resume […]

One dead, two wounded in road rage shooting

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent An incident that started on a West Georgia highway on Thursday night crossed state lines into east Alabama as two motorists engaged in a deadly road rage incident that once reaching its peak would leave two wounded and one dead. Investigators are releasing few details about the incident, but confirm that […]

Snow, ice, cold expected today

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday the 15th and lasting thru Wednesday the 17th for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet […]

Sports

Boston’s buzzer-beater spells win for Bulldogs

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The LaFayette High Bulldogs traveled to Horseshoe Bend High School in New Site, AL, last Tuesday night to square off with the Generals on the basketball court. This was a very important game for both schools, because it was an area game.  The Bulldogs we’re in a hard fought battle with […]

Rebels dribble by Eastwood, but lost to Springwood, Evangel

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent The CA varsity boys have struggled this season. This past week the Rebels competed in three contest pulling out a win in only one against Eastwood. The 78-64 win against Eastwood was in part to Payton Allen’s 29 total points. Colton Hand had an impressive night with 18 points as did […]

Lady Rebels win 1, lost 2

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent   The CA Lady Rebels started the week strong with an impressive 50-30 win over Eastwood.  Britten Stephens led the ladies with 16 points followed by Tate Reese with 12 and Tori Harmon with 10. Lizzie Keebler scored 5.  Shelly Keebler scored 3 and Maci Harmon and Brandalon Rombokas each scored […]

School

J.P.P. Middle School honors students

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On January 10, 2018, John P. Powell Middle School awarded its students for their outstanding performance for the 2nd 9 weeks of school. These students have worked hard to maintain their grades and exemplify good character. Awards were presented for the following categories: “A” Honor Roll, “A” and “B” Honor Roll, Highest Average, Most Improved, […]

Local News

Wood to run for state rep.

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent As the normally bi-weekly Chambers County Commission meeting was wrapping up on Monday evening, Commission member Debbie Wood made a shocking and emotional announcement before fellow members of the Commission and Chambers County department heads. Commissioner Wood announced plans to run for an upcoming seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. […]

Columns

No Hate, Just Acts Of Kindness

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Like many of us considered the “older generation”, Martin Luther King had a profound effect on my thought processes. While the Black Panther party and other activists were creating havoc in the streets while preaching hate in the pulpit, like his predecessor Gandhi, MLK was calling for change through peaceful protest. I did a double-take […]

A Special Day At The Home Place

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Humor – Old As Dirt   

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Opinion

Letter to Editor

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Dear Editor: As a member of this community and a supporter of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement, I’d like to share with you some changes that are being made to our local event. For many years, the Relay For Life of The Greater Valley Area has been a community fundraiser to support […]

Letter to the Editor

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Governors are a disgrace

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