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$500k received to improve watershed

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On Wednesday June 20 th , 2018, Auburn Uni- versity and the Chambers County Extension Office will host a Stakeholder meeting for Lanett and Valley community mem- bers. We recently received funding to improve the local watershed in Lanett and Valley. Proposed projects on this $504,918 funding op- portunity include retrofit – ting the EMA […]

Kayakers rescued from Chattahoochee

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An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Tfrom the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort could have quickly turned into a recovery effort. First responders de- scribe the Chattahoochee River as beautiful but deadly. Swift […]

Eleventh Learning Barn placed

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This is the 11th Learning Barn that the Chambers County ALFA Women’s committee has placed in the county. Nine are in elementary schools and Chambers Academy and Springwood School. The 10th is in the La- Fayette Library. Eight of the barns were made by the students in the wood shop at the Chambers Co. Career […]

Employee assaulted during Lanett robbery

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The Lanett Police De – partment has released a still image of a suspect wanted in connection to a robbery at a Lanett business on Fri- day. During the incident the suspected bandit assaulted an employee at the business before fleeing with currency from the business. According to informa- tion released by the Lanett Police […]

Sleeping Beauty kicks off theatre season

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At its annual Awards Ceremony held May 8th, New Horizon Theatre an – nounced its much antici- pated 2018-2019 Theatre Season. “This season is all about FUN,” said Bill Nixon, Managing Artistic Director for the group. “It’s a season full of fun for the audience, fun for the sponsors, and fun for the actors. As […]

21 dogs, cats found when EMS called

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An animal hoarding situation is under inves- tigation at a home along Chambers County Road 229. Chambers County Sherif f’s deputies and animal control officers say 21 animals are being removed from a home that is unlivable for animals or humans. Investigators were alerted to the issue when EMS was called to the home to […]

Warning: Cusseta speed limit 35

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Residents in the small Chambers County com- munity of Cusseta have had it with motorist using their town as a makeshift drag strip. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Depart- ment is taking note of the complaints and has taken measures to get motorist to obey the posted speed limit in the town of 123 residents. On […]

Sixty arrested in Operation Friday Night

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The Chambers County Sheriff’s Department has been busy over the past 17 days netting sixty arrests over a two-and-a-half week period. The arrests capped over the past weekend as deputies targeted high crime areas of Chambers County with five arrests, seizure of illegal weapons, a vehicle, police body armor, and il – legal narcotics. According […]

LaFayette Police Ask For Assistance Identifying Two Individuals

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LaFayette Police Ask For Assistance Identifying Two Individuals By Alton Mitchell The LaFayette Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in locating the whereabouts of two LaFayette men wanted in connection to an incident at a local restaurant last Wednesday evening. LaFayette Police confirm they were dispatched to the Jack’s restaurant located at […]

Inside the Statehouse By Steve Flowers

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Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impres- sive victories. Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents without a run- off. She trounced them. She garnered 56 percent of the vote to 25 percent for Huntsville Mayor […]