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Valley Steak n Shake closes doors temporarily

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By Alton Mitchell A popular Chambers County eatery has closed its doors at least for the time being. The abrupt closure of the Steak and Shake in Valley has left many residents with their own opinions that have flooded social media over the weekend. The Steak and Shake restaurant located on Fob James Drive in […]

Memories from the past

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By Bill Frazer “Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, brother john, brother john, morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing” and “Row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream” . If you are familiar with these lyrics, you are used up, spent, and out of touch with […]

Standing Rock homeowners protest higher speed limit

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By Alton Mitchell A group of residents from the Standing Rock community in Chambers County converged on LaFayette on Monday evening to address the Chambers County Commission on growing concerns with a recent speed limit increase in their community along a busy Chambers County road. The Standing Rock community is a small unincorporated community located […]

Sports

Soccer clinic set for Monday

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By Alton Mitchell The LaFayette Recreation Committee has been busy with evolving the nature of youth sports in LaFayette. Earlier this year residents approached the city of LaFayette about an interest in expanding offerings of youth sports in the city. City officials listened and have been continuing their efforts to grow youth sports offerings in […]

Chambers bball teams score at Lee-Scott

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By- Ashley Oliver Correspondent The Chambers Academy basketball teams recently participated in a summer play date at Lee-Scott Academy. Although formal practices have not begun for basketball the play dates give teams a chance to size up competition for the 2017-2018 season and keep active over the summer. Competing in two games against 3A Edgewood […]

Rain puts damper on AISA all-star games

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent  School may be out for the summer but for three Chambers Academy Rebels and one coach there was still one final game to be played in the 2017 season. Kelsey Oliver, Hunter Davis and Dalton Thrower, along with baseball coach, Matt Smith, were selected by the AISA Coaches Association to participate […]

School

Top readers rewarded

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By Ashley Oliver- Correspondent Reading is important at Chambers Academy and it’s competitive. 7 students ranging from Kindergarten through 6th grades were recently rewarded for their hard work all year long with a day out of school and lots of fun activities. Pictured above from left to right are the students who read the most […]

Local News

Pets of the Week 6-28-17

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Dog of The Week: “Copper” very playful little Shepherd/ Beagle mix. 6-7 months old. Male. Would love a little boy to call his own. Cat of The Week: “Marmalade” 8-10 week old female Orange Tabby. Very sweet little kitty. We have lots of animals to choose from. Won’t you please Adopt today! (Chattahoochee Humane Society) […]

Columns

Mike’s Musings – Amazingly two presidents died on 50th Anniversary of Our Independence

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By Mike Wilcox, Publisher Many of us look forward to the celebration of July 4th. It means time off work, parades, picnics, boating, warm weather, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, bonfires and fireworks. But how many of us know the true meaning of the 4th and how the holiday began? For Americans few […]

Inside the Statehouse

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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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