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Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

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Despite the weekend rain, the Sheriff’s Rodeo, held in LaFayette over the weekend, was again a great success. Attendees were treated to barrel racing, bronco riding, steer roping and of course the antics of clowns and others. Proceeds from the rodeo will be used for a variety of Chambers County law enforcement programs and equipment.

Missing ring – a 12 year journey

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By Paul Richardson Janina Taylor sat in her father-in-law’s living room in Opelika recently with her two children watching, as she nervously opened a brown envelope. Inside was an object she had not seen in more than 12 years, her husband’s Opelika High School 2001 class ring. The ring is a gold band with his […]

Band director suspended over “Gag Gift”

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By Alton Mitchell As the 2016-2017 school year winds to a close pranks and gags are something that are anticipated by exiting seniors at local high schools. One so called “gag gift” at a Chambers County high school has landed a teacher in the hot seat and on leave following what students thought would be […]

Top names for the year

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By Paul Richardson The Social Security Administration released new data about last year’s top names for newborns. Noah and Emma were the most popular baby names in 2016 for the third year in a row. Here is the full top 10 list for boys: 1. Noah 2. Liam 3. William 4. Mason 5. James 6. […]

A Rumble

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By Bill Frazer Spring has “sprung” and the motorcyclists are all enjoying good weather for their favorite recreation. I noticed that the local cyclists really came out in numbers to participate in the fund raising for Valley Haven. Do you know the definition of “A Rumble”? Yes, that is thunder in clouds that can be […]

Mike’s Musings – Fake news destroying my profession

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By Mike Wilcox, Publisher I’ve struggled mightily this week with a topic for my column. You see I have been writing a column for nearly 30 years, and sometimes it is difficult to come up with a subject I haven’t already written about. I thought about throwing around some self-deprecating humor. I blame it on […]

Birds, Bees, and Knobby Knees

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By Jody Fuller No one ever promised us life would be easy. We all face challenges and have our shares of ups and downs. I’ve had more ups and downs than a kangaroo on a Pogo Stick all jacked up on Mountain Dew, and that’s okay. I wouldn’t be the person I am today had […]

The disappearance of the USS Scorpion

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By Paul Richardson In May 1968, a U.S. nuclear-powered attack submarine was sent on a secret mission to spy on the Soviet navy. Seven days later, with the families of the crew waiting dockside for the USS Scorpion to return from a three-month patrol, the U.S. Navy realized that the submarine was missing. The Scorpion […]

Obituaries 5-24-17

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Mr. McClain Mr. Michael Ray McClain, 61 of Wadley died Friday, May 12, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held at County Line Baptist Church, Wadley, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. William Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. McClain is survived by his two sons: Michael Seymour […]

Church Happenings 5-24-17

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ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor’s Aide Ministry sponsors Father/Daughter Dance to be held June 16 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. CST. at the Alfa Building in LaFayette. The dance is a fun filled event for daughters of all ages and their fathers or father figure to dance the night away. Cost is $15 per couple and $5 […]