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Family Mourns Shooting Death of Father

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By Jody Stewart Domestic violence ended in tragedy for multiple families this weekend. One family lost a 73-year-old man gunned down over the weekend during a domestic dispute that eventually led to the suicide of the suspected shooter in Notasulga. The family of the 73 year old says he died trying to rescue his daughter […]

The Old Barn- Turning the Pages of History

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By Jody Stewart The barn was located on the north side of the first block of Alabama Avenue-formerly Jefferson Street. Accompanying photos show the cattle barn formerly located where the LaFayette Post Office now stands. A plaque in the current post office shows the building was put into service in 1961. A sign in the […]

Humor: Southern Cliches

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Having heard enough of the “rock throwing” between Trump and Bernie, I switched channels to watch Andy Griffith, which is more to my liking. It seems newscasters are more and more using clichés to express their incensed opinions instead of just reporting facts. Since I just mentioned the “rock throwing” cliché, being a serious journalist […]

Sports

Lady Rebels Make CA Basketball History, Lose in Finals

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent The 2019-2020 Chambers Academy Lady Rebels have accomplished what no other team before them has: a trip to the finals and a chance at a state championship in basketball. Under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Hines, the eight lady team defeated all odds. Although a first place finish wasn’t in […]

Daniel Selected as AISA All-Star

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent Chambers Academy senior, Raphe Daniel, has been selected as a 2019-2020 AISA all star for basketball. Daniel had a successful year for the Rebels scoring a total of 253 points on the season as well as pulling down 240 rebounds. Daniel also had 13 assists and 8 blocks. Daniel was instrumental […]

Rebels Fall to Evangel in State Title Game

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By Ashley Oliver Correspondent The Chambers Academy Varsity Rebels basketball team has, for the second year in a row, faced Evangel Christian for the title of AISA 1A state basketball champs. The road to the top had some difficult twists and turns as the Rebels had to defeat Wilcox, in a double overtime scenario, and […]

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School

Strickland Wins County Spelling Bee

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The County Wide Spelling Bee was hosted last week. Students from Eastside Elementary School and JPP Middle School participated in the Spelling Bee. Eastside Elementary was represented by Kylen Landers, Demari Hardnett and Mason Clemons. Kylen Landers won 3rd place. JPP Middle School was represented by Micah Strickland and he came in 1st place and […]

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Local News

Church Happenings

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Mt Pisgah Baptist Church A Western Style Christmas Celebration on Dec 14th at 6cst with lots of fun activities for everyone. Attire is Western tickets are $15.00 Ages 7 to 17 tickets are $5.00 White Chapel CME Church with Rev Daniel Todd Pastor will have its Family and friends day / homecoming on Nov 24th […]

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Columns

Social Media. Who Needs It?

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I admit I was addicted to social media, particularly Facebook. Nearly every minute of every day I would be scrolling to find topics that interest me. I couldn’t understand why friends and family were not like me. Heck my younger sister has totally resisted the temptation. She proclaims often, she has never had a desire […]

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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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