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Man gunned down at Cusseta bar

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Gunfire broke the quiet rural atmosphere of the Cusseta community early Sunday morning. The source of the gunfire was a known nightspot in the rural community that has seen its share of violence over the years and now has seen its first fatality as the gunfire on Sunday left an Opelika […]

Residents cry foul over high utility bills

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The snow and ice that slammed Chambers County in mid-January is having a lasting impact on the wallets of residents around LaFayette and residents took their concerns before city council on Monday evening pressuring city officials to act on the situation in a rapid manner. A group of more than a […]

Fascinating Forestry Teachers learn about importance of trees

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  By Jody Stewart Correspondent The Forestry Commission held a Chambers County Teacher in-service at the Alfa building last Friday. Around 20 local teachers attended. Bill Frazer welcomed the group and shared a little about forestry in Alabama. Frazer stated that Alabama has more hardwood trees than pine trees. Alabama has 23 million acres of […]

Bulldogs fall short in overtime

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent Photos by Pamela Holloway The LaFayette High Bulldog basketball teams played their last game of the regular season on Friday night against the Valley High Rams in Valley. The LaFayette girls eased past Valley, 62-34. The Lady Bulldogs held a 23-16 halftime lead before blowing the game open in the second half. Jasmine Pitts had […]

Banned Video Creates Outpouring Of Support

Council recognizes Manning

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During Monday’s LaFayette City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council honored the late Mrs. Hattie Handy Manning for her dedicated service to the community. For many years, Mrs. Manning managed the Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery in LaFayette and played a key role in growing, stabilizing and transitioning the cemetery operations to the City of […]

Flu outbreak forces hospitals to limit visits

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The present flu season is one that is taking its toll on Americans as last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced this year’s flu season had reached the level to be classified as an epidemic. The widespread outbreak is now leaving local hospitals seeking options to limit […]

Former assistant DA arrested on arson charges

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent A former Chambers County Assistant District Attorney has found himself in the defendant’s chair for the second time in several months following a new set of charges being brought forth against him. Attorney Roland Lewis Sledge was arrested last week on arson charges stemming from a Fall 2017 fire at a […]

Church showers gifts on Hosanna Home residents

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Mt.Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Gary L Dixon made their 2nd annual trip to the Hosanna Home / Hope’s Inn in Lafayette Al on Wednesday night to deliver their Christmas gifts to the women and kids at the home. Hosanna Home/Hope’s Inn is a year long Christian faith based recovery program for Women and their children who struggle with life […]