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50 year old worker falls four stories, dies demolishing Lanett Mill

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By Alton Mitchell A 50-year-old Alabama man lost his life at a Chambers County demolition site on Valentine’s Day. Investigators are still searching for clues in to what led to a worker falling four stories to the ground at the massive demolition site. Crews have been working on a demolition project at the massive 750,000 […]

Langley elected Cattlemen’s VP

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Christopher Langley, Sr. of Lafayette in Chambers County was elected vice president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association on February 16 at the 74th Annual Cattlemen’s Convention and Trade Show in Montgomery. Richard Meadows of Columbia was elected president, Jack Batts of Athens will become president-elect and LD Fitzpatrick of Hope Hull will continue as treasurer. […]

Driver crashes in to Lanett dwelling

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By Alton Mitchell The Lanett Police Department has arrested a 39-year-old man on charges from a Sunday night police pursuit that ended in the front of a home in Lanett. That accident left the home owner suffering from injuries sustained in the crash. The incident began around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night when a Lanett Police […]

Henderson crowned Miss Panacea

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By: Ashley Oliver Correspondent Chambers Academy recently held its annual beauty pageant, crowning Sophomore beauty, Mary Grayson Henderson, the 2016-2017 Miss Panacea. Henderson also won Miss Congeniality which is voted on by fellow contestants. Melissa Milford was chosen as Senior beauty. Laney Leavins was chosen as Junior Beauty and also Miss Photogenic in the pageant. […]

Severe weather tax holiday this weekend

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By Alton Mitchell Chambers County and several of its local municipalities including LaFayette will be participating in this year’s annual sales tax holiday weekend. The event is this weekend and will allow local residents to stock up on several items related to severe weather awareness across the state. Residents can purchase a long list of […]

Flu widespread in Chambers County area, flu shots recommended

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By Alton Mitchell Coughs, sniffles, and absences in schools and work has been abundant across Chambers County and the region. This combination is a sure sign that flu season is upon the area. A press release from February 15th by the Alabama Department of Public Health also confirms the fact that the flu is here […]

Mother files suit against OHA

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By Alton Mitchell An East Alabama mother who lost four of her five children in a fatal January house fire has filed a suit against the Opelika Housing Authority under claims that the fire was a result of negligence on the part of the Opelika Housing Authority and that negligence resulted in the deaths of […]

Disputed Wisdom

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By Bill Frazer A good friend told me that his Mother always said “Fools names are like monkeys faces, always seen in public places”. In short, my friend’s message was “do not print my name in your columns as it would appear that I am a fool”. On a number of bike rides where what’s […]

Mike’s Musings – Let’s make a difference

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By Mike Wilcox, Publisher “Anyone who thinks that they are too small to a make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room…” Christine Todd Whitman Former Gov. of New Jersey Many of us simply don’t try to make a difference. Others proclaim it is impossible for one person […]

Proven Conspiracy Theories #12

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By Paul Richardson With tensions rising with multiple geopolitical rivals, it’s a fact, the U.S. military-industrial complex is preparing itself for World War 3. The Pentagon has concluded that it is a question of when, not if, an armed conflict with Russia and/or China begins. Third on the list is North Korea and fourth are […]