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ECLIPSED: A view from the school

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Kids kindergarten thru 12th grade at Chambers Academy got to experience history in the making! Over 150 students, teachers and parents gathered at Tolbert field and were ready to see what the eclipse had in store for them. Most of the young on lookers had never experienced an eclipse much less set on the opposing side […]

Sunrise…Sunset and a starry night all in same sky

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent On Monday, This most amazing moon blots out the sun in the first full blown solar eclipse in nearly a century. The moon, which many of us often take for granted, literally had its day in the spotlight. In this celestial dance, the moon moves perfectly in between the Earth and […]

America in Transition – Humor by Bill Frazer

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While using the copier in the office of Piedmont Appraisers, I noticed that the instructions were printed not only in English on the cover but in another language (probably Korean) as well. Seeing a foreign language on an instrument made outside of the U.S. should not surprise us. All of us who make calls to […]

Three East Alabama men charged in Florida murder

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By Alton Mitchell The Panama City, Florida area is a quick and great getaway for many residents of east Alabama. The beachfront community located only about 3-hours south of east Alabama is home to warm Gulf of Mexico waters and welcoming white sand beaches. Those amenities did not prove enough for a group of men […]

Health center opens in LaFayette

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The new Chambers County Quality Health Care facility officially opened Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the Greater valley Area Chamber of Commerce. The center, located at 404 Ninth Avenue SW in LaFayette, will provide primary health care for citizens throughout surrounding areas.  It is affiliated with Quality of Life Health […]

18-month-old child swept away by river

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent A Saturday trip to a popular Alabama waterway turned tragic for a group of swimmers when waters rose unexpectedly and swept a toddler downstream. The body of that infant was later found with no signs of life. On Saturday rescue units from the Tallassee Fire Department were dispatched to an area […]

Chambers County unemployment takes a dip

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The Alabama Department of Labor released its latest unemployment estimates on last Friday. The estimates show the latest unemployment data for the state of Alabama and its counties to include Chambers County. The latest estimates show that Chambers County took a step down in preliminary unemployment estimates for the month of […]

Lanett names four films as festival’s best

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Last weekend, Lanett became the small town with a big purpose. The first Lanett City Film Festival brought attention to this community from all over the world, as over 1700 independent filmmakers eagerly submitted their artwork to the event. Over 75 films were chosen to be shown over the course of the festival at multiple […]

1,000 parts trucks, 7 miles of fencing for Solar Farm

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By Bill Frazer Correspondent A couple of years ago, I had to go to Macon and remember being surprised by my travel along State Road 96 through Butler, GA. There were blue panels on both sides of the road covering all of the acres within eyesight. Likewise, if you travel State Road 50 from Lanett […]

Phone scam solicits payments

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a scam to solicit payments by phone. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Investigations’ Facebook page,  a man claiming to be a Lee County deputy named Mike Davenport tells people they have missed jury duty or have an unpaid traffic ticket fine that will result in an arrest. […]