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Crowds clamor on LaFayette’s big day

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent One of the largest annual events to take place in the city of LaFayette was held over the past weekend as the 21st annual LaFayette Day ignited life around the Chambers County Courthouse bringing hundreds of people into downtown LaFayette for a long list of events and renewed fellowships as the […]

Power outage puts out lights

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The lights went out in Lafayette shortly after 10 am cst yesterday. The entire City remained without power for several hours due to an Alabama Power transmission line falling at the new solar plant. A grass fire caused by the downed line was unable to be extinguished for an extended period of time due to the live […]

$300m aerospace project may come to area

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The east Alabama and West Georgia region of Interstate 85 are a very closely-knit community. When a major event happens in one county it can often have ripples in neighboring counties. This was seen when the Kia Plant announced it would be opening in nearby West Point. It had a ripple […]

Dial campaign ads win accolades

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State Senator and Ag Commissioner candidate Gerald Dial’s campaign was awarded a 2018 Pollie last weekend in Nashville, Tenn. The campaign’s announcement video, “It’s Dial Time ” won in the Digital/Internet – Candidate Division. The Pollies are the most prized and sought-after awards in the political communications and public affairs industries. Each entrant is reviewed […]

County Road 263 to close

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The Chambers County Highway Department has announced plans to close a Chambers County roadway for what is anticipated to be one week for repairs to a large pipe along the roadway. Officials note they will be closing Chambers County Road 263 next Monday to make repairs to a large pipe along […]

NHS/Beta Club inducts members

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National Honor Society Members Nykeirra Billingsley Lajareon Bryant Zikevia Calloway Marcus Curry Vicki Dong Dinah Finley Aerial Holloway Jaelin Mccurdy Vakiya Story Miciah Vines Britecia Wenck Jaliscia Bledsoe Miya Burdette Zakkariya Cofield Krineshia Daniel Jalan Drummond Shantavia Foster Tyquisha Holloway Mekevion Shealey Latravious Thomas Shemaria Vines Aziya Williams Aaziyah Brooks E’Kestrianna Calloway Carisma Cook Kenneth […]

Signs, signs everywhere

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You can tell it’s going to be a hotly contested race for probate judge. All four probate judge candidates have their signs prominently displayed across from the library in LaFayette. Photo by Bill Frazer

Swanson, Billingslley elected Mr. & Miss LHS

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2018 Mr. LHS is D’Angelo Swanson. He is the son of Jennifer Swanson. His future goal is to graduate high school and get a job in his career field, which is mechanical engineering. Swanson is also interested in attending North Carolina A&T. In asking how did he feel about winning Mr. LHS: “I feel that it’s a […]

Absentee ballots available

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Absentee voting for the June 5, 2018, Primary Election will begin on April 21, 2018. This is a PRIMARY election, so the voter must designate which party election (Democrat or Republican) they wish to vote. Any qualified elector may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the absentee election manager’s office, by […]

Graphic design students earn UWA scholarships

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Three students from LaFayette High School’s Graphic Design Club racked up scholarships at a recent competition held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. Those students competed against more than 200 students to take top honors and prize money away from the event. Students from LaFayette High Schools Graphic Design […]