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Better days are ahead, I promise

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Forgive me if I appear to be preaching, but I’ve got to get something off my chest. My spouse, my child, my friends have heard me say a thousand times- “life is a series of ups and downs, and those that can role with the punches will be happy and well- adjusted.” I’m living proof. […]

Dilapidated properties find new purpose with LFD

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Rundown properties in LaFayette are find – ing a new life and a new purpose that will benefit the city as a whole in the long run. What was once a seen as a nuisance and eye sore to the city of LaFayette is now allowing LaFayette firefighters a great training opportunity while beautifying the […]

City begins demolishing nuisance properties

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The city of LaFayette is making good on its prom – ise to clean up dilapidated properties in the city of LaFayette. The city has begun the demolition of properties in the city that have not been fixed up and are in a state of decay and an overall nuisance to the city. According to […]

Man shot to death on Valley porch

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A 35-year-old east Alabama man was found fatally shot on the porch of a mobile home just feet from the Chambers Coun- ty line on last Wednesday. Investigators are now put- ting the pieces together in the first homicide of 2019 in Lee County. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirms they responded to a call […]

Parker’s generosity remembered as store changes hands

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Last Wednesday, Parker Foods celebrated 55 years of service and Al Parker announced his retirement along with the news that there would be a sale of his family busi- ness. Parker Foods is one of LaFayette’s longest operating businesses and according to Al Parker that is due to the faithful community that has al- ways […]

Lyons named to fill Busby’s seat

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The Chambers County Board of Education has selected a LaFayette High School graduate to fill a vacancy on the school board left last month after the departure of board member Chris Busby. The new board member will be sworn in later this month. During a meeting last Wednesday, the Chambers County Board of Educa- tion […]

My Garden Of Life

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I Love It Down Here My Garden Of Life By Jody Fuller Jody Fuller is from Opelika, Ala. He is a comic, speaker, writer and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is also a lifetime stutterer. He can be reached at jody@ jodyfuller.com. For more information, please visit www. jodyfuller.com The Legislature […]

Mike’s Musings Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor AI Will Have Your Job In Ten Years

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Month after month we are treated to amazing job creation numbers. Despite the government shut down, 304,000 jobs were added in January of this year. That’s about double what economists predict- ed. Similar numbers were recorded for most months in 2018. Some experts indicate the economy is roaring like a freight train with no end […]

JPP Middle School awarded $5k

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The Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation has chosen John P. Powell Middle School in LaFay- ette as the recipient of its 2018 Toolbox for Educa- tion grant. The amount of the cash award totals $5,000. “We will use these funds to build an outdoor classroom to stimulate in- terest in math and science by connecting […]

Man arrested for shooting hunting dogs

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Frank a two-year- old beagle was shot on January 12, 2019 and as a result the small dog lost his front left leg. According to Vinson Sanders, owner of the beagle the Ridge Grove Hunting Club had set up to hunt on 455 acres off of County Road 28 on the last weekend of their […]