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LaFayette Day for Valley Haven is Saturday

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On Saturday, hundreds of people will fill the downtown square for one of LaFayette’s biggest events. After months of planning the 18th annual LaFayette Day for Valley Haven is finally here. Starting at 8 am CST, LaFayette’s streets will come to life in what is always an exciting day. Along with the many citizens and […]

Chambers County unemployment drops nearly a full percentage point to 5.7 percent in February

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Chambers County and nearly every other county in the state saw a surprising increase in unemployment figures for the month of January, but according to figures released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday, February’s jobless rate returned to figures in line with what has been reported over the past six months. According to […]

CCDA unveils county’s new branding campaign

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Chambers County isn’t just a place, it’s people, it’s history, it is a way of life. Chambers County is a brand. And introducing that brand to the rest of the world took a major step forward last week. On Wednesday, the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) launched a new community-wide brand at a media conference […]

Board of Education recognizes championship LaFayette basketball team

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The LaFayette High School Class 2A state champion boys basketball team continues to receive praise for their outstanding achievement. The team was honored this time by the Chambers County Board of Education at their meeting last Wednesday. Though some players were not able to attend the meeting due to obligations to other sports and Coach […]

City Council gets update on upcoming LaFayette Day

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The LaFayette City Council held a relatively brief session Monday night at City Hall, with most of the meeting focusing on upcoming events taking place in the city. In discussing the upcoming LaFayette Day for Valley Haven, Chris Busby of the LaFayette Day Committee told the council that the event is scheduled for April 11 […]

West Chambers lowers ISO rating to Class 5

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The West Chambers Fire District has improved its ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating from a Class 7 to a Class 5 according to Public Protection Classification (PPC) survey that took place at the end of 2014. The new rating will officially take effect on April 1 and could serve to lower household insurance premiums of […]

LaFayette track team sharp at Beauregard meets

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LaFayette High’s track and field team competed in two meets last week. Both took place at Beauregard High School. The first was on Thursday and the second was on Saturday. Saturday’s meet was a make-up event from earlier this year. LaFayette had some success on Thursday, though they competed with a shortened roster. The Bulldogs […]

Four area athletes named to all-state basketball teams; LaFayette’s Threadgill named 2A Coach of the Year

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It was a banner year for area basketball teams, and four athletes have received post-season accolades their performances during the season. The Alabama Sports Writers Association announced all-state teams last week and both LaFayette High School and Chambers Academy had two players selected. In addition, LaFayette coach Obadiah Threadgill was named ASHAA Class 2A Coach […]

Unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in Chambers County

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For the first time in six months, Chambers County saw an increase in the unemployment rate. According to figures released by the Alabama Department of Labor Tuesday, the county’s unemployment rate rose from 5.2 percent in December 2014 to 6.6 percent in January 2015. Chambers County’s December rate was the lowest since 2007. Despite the […]