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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Snow falling in Chambers County is not unheard of, but an early blast of winter weather descended on the area Friday and brought an early taste of winter to Chambers County, but left other areas of the state looking like a winter wonderland. Cold temperatures began to roll into the area […]

Lengthy power outage causes havoc in city

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent LaFayette avoided disaster on Friday as the ice, sleet, and snow slammed the area leaving thousands across the state in the dark while sparing LaFayette. However, a failure at one of LaFayette’s power substations left a large majority of the city in the dark on Tuesday morning as residents began their […]

High speed chase results in drugs, cash seizure

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent What started as simple traffic stop on a Chambers County roadway led to a daring high-speed chase and eventual crash that landed two Alabama men in jail facing a long list of charges and pulling more than $1,500 worth of illegal street drugs off the streets with the assistance of various […]

Humor – Being A Good Loser

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By Bill Frazer The Monday following the Iron Bowl, I stopped by Lafayette True Value Hardware to purchase a supply of toilet paper. I had used up my stash in rolling the trees at Toomer’s Corner. I knew that James Walter had gone into the janitorial supply business because I have proof of a photo […]

Christmas parade winners announced

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The 2017 Christmas Parade winners are: 1st place Business category – EAMC Lanier 2nd place Business category – Apartments at the Venue 3rd place Business category – … Zaxby’s and Steak n’ Shake 1st place School category – Chambers County Career Tech  2nd place School category – Piedmont Motorsports 3rd place School category- Acts Academy […]

104-year-old passes

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By Jody Stewart Correspondent Mrs. Gracie Lue (Cindy) Scott, a resident of LaFayette lived to be the age of 104, before passing away December 5. Her daughter Rosie recalls the many stories she used to tell of her life. Mrs. Gracie was born in Waverly Alabama on May 6th 1913. She grew up attending school […]

Inmate dies in Lee County jail

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent A 28-year-old man died early Friday morning while in custody at an East Alabama detention facility. Officials indicate that the death appears to be related to a medical condition the man suffered while being housed at the facility and that foul play is not suspected in the death of the inmate. […]

Mike’s Musings – Stop Gouging Americans, Big Pharma

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Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor A couple of months ago I called out Big Pharma for flooding the market with opioids and the adverse effect they were having on society. Many experts blame Big Pharma for starting and perpetuating the Opioid crisis by offering unscrupulous doctors thousands of pain pills so they in turn could oversell them […]

My Garden of Life – I Gotta Do What I Gotta Do

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By Jody Fuller I’m writing this article in my friend’s vehicle at a gas station in Northwest Alabama. It’s not too far from Guin, or is it Gu-Win? It’s one of them. These are the names of two real towns. That’s Brilliant, with a capital B, not too far away. I’m really not sure where […]

Inside the Statehouse – December 13, 2017

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By Steve Flowers The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive on Capitol Hill full of vim and vigor. He would sit down with them and invite them to have a bourbon and branch water with him. The […]