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Crusade hopes to fill Torbert Field

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By Alton Mitchell The 2017-2018 school year is still weeks away from starting however one area school in LaFayette will be full of life this weekend as the “Freedom in Christ Crusade” is set to take place at Chambers Academy for a large portion of this week. The event begins on Wednesday evening at 6:00 […]

Lightning bolt kills man on Lake Harding

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By Alton Mitchell An evening of boating on a popular area lake turned tragic for one Chambers County man and despite the efforts of his friends to save his life the power of nature proved to overcome the efforts of friends and claim the life of a Valley man. According to information released by the […]

LaFayette discusses sales tax increase

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By Alton Mitchell On Monday evening members of the LaFayette City Council gathered at City Hall in downtown LaFayette to hold their first work session relating to a possible one cent sales tax increase in LaFayette as well as hold a discussion into the possibility of allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city of LaFayette. […]

GVACC has a strong quarter; looking forward

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By Alton Mitchell Ashley Crane made the trip to LaFayette on Monday evening to update members of the LaFayette city council on the activities of the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce over the past quarter. The results Crane displayed showed that the Chamber had a strong past three months and have plans to continue […]

More southern sayings

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By Bill Frazer I was surprised at the comments that I got from people referring to an earlier article dealing with Southern descriptive phrases. There are a lot of people out there who remembered old phrases linked to the language of the South. Many people particularly in our area have some very creative uses of […]

Car accident makes me rethink life

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By Mike Wilcox, Publisher I‘m beginning to believe I lead a charmed life. The man upstairs has been good to me throughout my life and nowhere was it more evident than yesterday afternoon driving on the freeway to pick my wife up at the airport. It was a sunny, hot day with nary a cloud […]

My Garden of Life

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By Jody Fuller I just finished watering my crops. Since most of them are planted in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, I have to water them just about every day. It seems that the ones planted into the earth stay hydrated longer and appear healthier than the ones in the […]

Southern do’s and dont’s

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By Paul Richardson Some old southern customs live long and die hard. For instance, it is still acceptable to eat fried chicken with your fingers, pour coffee in a cup then slurp it as loudly as possible, to say “yes ma’am and no ma’am” to any woman, even ones half your age, and to hold […]

Card of Thanks

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The family of the late Samuel Carter would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent beautiful floral arrangements, food, called us with a kind word, sent a card or who came by to give us support. We would also like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the LaFayette High School Class […]

Obituaries

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Mr. Hill Mr. David Hill 54, of Auburn, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the East Alabama Medical Center. David was born in Roanoke, November 26, 1962 to the late Jack Hill and the late Jean Butler Hill, He was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaFayette and was employed as an electrician […]