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Kardoes Rubber Expected to Close by End of Year

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By Jody Stewart A big economic setback for Lafayette will happen before the end of the year when Kardoes Rubber will close it’s doors and the city will lose approximately 90 skilled labor jobs. Monday around 3pm news started to filter thru town about the business closing. One employee who asked not to be named […]

Budget Put on Hold Due to Kardoe’s Closing

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By Shannon Hunter The October 14 regular City Council was to be preceded by a meeting on the 2019-2020 Budget, because the Council has yet to develop a budget for the current fiscal year that began on October 1. This meeting was canceled because of the announcement of the closing of the Kardoes Rubber plant […]

Ferrell Named “Teacher of the Year”

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I am so grateful to be John P. Powell’s 2019 – 2020 Teacher of the Year. It is such an honor and a privilege. Over the years, I have taken on many hats. Cheer coach, mentor, tutor, JPP News, robotics, and the leadership team, just to name a few. Along with teaching math, I strive […]

September Arrests 2019

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Jacob Sanders – Possession of brass knuckles Dominique Story – Disorderly conduct Linwand Scott – Permitting dogs to run at large Akouavi Kpomblekou – Harassment Tevin Meadows – Domestic violence Assault 1st, domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation Calandra Meadows – Harassment Sherika Banks – Failure to appear or pay Charles Whitlow – Theft of […]

Lanett Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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A Lanett man is facing an Attempted Murder charge after a shooting last week. October 8th, around 6:57 p.m., Lanett Police Officers responded to the area of SE 14th Street, Lanett, in reference to shots fired and a single gunshot victim. “Officers located a 33-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was flown […]

Drought Has Residents Wishing for Autumn

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Many Chamber County residents are feeling frustrated with our recent not so fall like weather. October usually brings Alabamians crisp mornings and the changing of the leaves. However, this year Alabama has experienced high temperatures and a lack of rainfall putting Chambers County in a dry, dusty, drought condition. Despite recent rainfall Chambers County is […]

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The LaFayette Police Department investigated 340 complaints resulting in 29 arrest during the month of September 2019. There were 2 traffic accidents resulting in 0 injuries. Animal control picked up 0. 1-speeding 7-failure to appear or pay 1-disorderly conduct 2-harassment 1-theft of property 4th 1-no proof of insurance 1-resist arrest 1-domestic violence 3rd harassment 1-improper […]

Businesses to Host Early Trick or Treat

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The LaFayette Sun and Harmon Insurance Agency have challenged other small businesses in town to put up fall decorations and to participate in a Halloween trick or treat event on October 31st from 4 to 5 o’clock. A panel of judges will pick the best-decorated business “which can be inside or out” and will receive […]

Church Happenings

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Walking By Faith Deliverance Ministry welcome you to worship with us EVERY Sunday as we TEACH and PREACH the Word of God. Worship service starts at 10:00 A.M. CST. Bible Classes are held EVERY Wednesday at 5:30 P.M. CST. 628 Cherry Valley Lanett Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Need a Ride to Church? We Gotcha!!! Just […]

Community Events

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Standing Rock Fish Fry and Bake Sale will be Saturday, October 19, from 11 am – 4 pm Central Time (12 noon – 5 pm Eastern Time) at the Dodgen Home, 3155 County Road 278, in Standing Rock, Alabama. Catfish fillets, coleslaw, hush puppies, french fries. Plates are $10.00. For tickets call Sharon Dodgen Spriggs […]