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Relay for Life earns $36K to fight cancer

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The Greater Valley Area Relay for Life was held on June 23, 2017, at the Chambers County Agricultural Arena. The event hosted survivors, caregivers, and residents throughout the Greater Valley Area. The Survivor Dinner was sponsored by many businesses in our community. Sponsors included Johnny’s Pizza, Terri’s Mill Village Café, Roy’s Butcher Block, Mr. Randy […]

Valley Steak n Shake closes doors temporarily

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By Alton Mitchell A popular Chambers County eatery has closed its doors at least for the time being. The abrupt closure of the Steak and Shake in Valley has left many residents with their own opinions that have flooded social media over the weekend. The Steak and Shake restaurant located on Fob James Drive in […]

Memories from the past

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By Bill Frazer “Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, brother john, brother john, morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing” and “Row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream” . If you are familiar with these lyrics, you are used up, spent, and out of touch with […]

Mike’s Musings – Amazingly two presidents died on 50th Anniversary of Our Independence

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By Mike Wilcox, Publisher Many of us look forward to the celebration of July 4th. It means time off work, parades, picnics, boating, warm weather, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, bonfires and fireworks. But how many of us know the true meaning of the 4th and how the holiday began? For Americans few […]

Ninety Minutes is a Long Time

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By Jody Fuller Last week, I spoke at the SEAS Educational Conference in Mississippi for 90 minutes. For a stuttering guy, that’s only about 45 minutes’ worth of material but still a long time, nonetheless. It’s a whole episode of Saturday Night Live. It’s an episode and a half of 60 Minutes. It’s how long […]

Yes, it’s legal and can happen to anyone

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By Paul Richardson In jolly old England, Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern-day America, greedy government goons steal from the innocent to give to the corrupt under court sanctioned schemes called “civil asset forfeiture.” In fact, according to The Washington Post, “law enforcement took more stuff from people […]

Pets of the Week 6-28-17

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Dog of The Week: “Copper” very playful little Shepherd/ Beagle mix. 6-7 months old. Male. Would love a little boy to call his own. Cat of The Week: “Marmalade” 8-10 week old female Orange Tabby. Very sweet little kitty. We have lots of animals to choose from. Won’t you please Adopt today! (Chattahoochee Humane Society) […]

Obituaries 6-28-17

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Mr. Newman Mr. Clarence Newman, 77, of LaFayette, died Wednesday June 21, 2017 at East Alabama Medical Center. Mr. Newman was born in Chambers County January 23, 1940 to the late Holley C. Newman and the late Florence Sims Newman, he was a member of the Penton Church of God, and was a lifelong dairy […]

Church Happenings 6-28-17

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PLEASANT GROVE AME CHURCH #1 Empowerment Bible Study Stewardship Conference will be held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. CDT. Dial-in 712-775-7300 Meeting ID.: 118 452. At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key (#). Sponsored by Pleasant Grove […]

Council discusses tax increase, Sunday alcohol sales

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By Alton Mitchell The downtown streetscape project that has changed the face of downtown LaFayette may be only the tip of a massive iceberg developing in the city of LaFayette. A list of potential projects and opportunities for development sit on the horizon for the city if additional funds can be generated. On Monday night […]