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Mike’s Musings Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Dorian Bears Down As I Scramble To Get Work Done

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Hurry up and wait. That’s what I’ve been doing as I await Hurricane Dorian to bring its powerful winds and torrential rain to my new home in Florida. The hurry-up part began on Friday when I scurried from one of my newspaper offices to pick-up my freshman college-bound son . He was 2 ½ hours […]

Motivational speaker shares his story

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According to Cable News Network (CNN), Reggie Dabbs in the nation’s number-one motivational speaker for high school students. On Thursday, he brought his message of hope and encouragement to students at Valley High School, the final stop on a week-long tour across Alabama. Reggie was born in Tennessee to an unwed teenager who gave him […]

New Horizon, CA senior guests at Rotary

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The LaFayette Rotary club met last Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette and the guest speaker was Mr. Bill Nixon of New Horizon Theatre in West Point, Ga. Mr. Nixon discussed the opportunities available within the theater as well as the upcoming performances provided by New Horizon Theater. He emphasized on the highly […]

Suspect uses hammer to injure neighbor

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On September 2nd at approximately 6:20 A.M., officers of the Valley Police Department were called to a residence in the 1400 block of 27th Street in reference to a burglary and assault. On arrival officers met with the 24 year old victim who was bleeding from several head wounds. She told them that she had […]

Back in Time: the Burton House

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The LaFayette Sun is looking back on the rich history of our small town and the first landmark we looked at was a home built by Thomas Pierce Burton around 1880. The black and white photo shows the Burton family: In front of the porch is Thomas Pierce Burton, who died of typhoid fever; on […]

Lanett police officer charged for inappropriate behavior with minor

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Approximately two weeks ago on August 16th Detectives of the Valley Police Department started an investigation concerning a 14 year old female having an inappropriate relationship with a 24 year old male after questionable texts were found on the juveniles phone by Juvenile Services workers. Detectives learned that the two had met over social media. […]

Argument over football game ends in seven party goers shot

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Sunday morning at approximately midnight, officers of the Valley Police Department were called to the area of 300 Boulevard (Fairfax Kindergarten) in reference to shots being fired and multiple injuries. On arrival officers found two victims, a 24 year old male from Lanett and an 18 year old male from Lanett, in a vehicle in […]

Cmon up says Rep. Rogers, and local family does just that

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Congressman Mike Rogers has extended an offer to all East Alabamians to come to our nation’s capital and have a unique chance to meet with the Congressman while enjoying coffee and donuts in his office. “Fall is such a lovely time of the year in our nation’s capital.” I want to remind anyone who will […]

Eight chosen to be GVAAC ambassadors

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Chambers Academy is pleased to announce that eight of its students were chosen to serve as Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year. CA is pleased to announce that the following students were selected to serve: Brandalon Rombokas, Kamdyn Oliver, Maci Harmon, Madisyn Ford, Peyton Lamb, Kaylyn Keebler, Kinsley […]

Citizens can visit school classrooms

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Beginning next month, the Chambers County School District will provide unique opportunities for local citizens to witness first-hand their public education system in action. A series of special Open House activities will allow visitors direct access to a classroom setting while students are in the process of learning. “We wanted to create a different type […]