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Highway Dept. sports surplus

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By Alton Mitchell When government officials often start talking about budgets it usually involves terms such as short falls or bad news about a lack of needed money being available for the budget. However one Chambers County Department has found itself with an excess amount of dollars in its annual budget. Josh Harvill of the […]

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2016 population estimates show LaFayette, Chambers County decline

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By Alton Mitchell The United States Census Bureau released its 2016 population estimates for various municipalities across the United States including the city of LaFayette. The latest estimates show that LaFayette’s population numbers continue to slip slightly. Based upon information from the U.S. Census Bureau as of April 1, 2010 the city of LaFayette was […]

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Results of 2017 Legislative session

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By Paul Richardson e-mail your comments to sunarticles@mail.com Alabama lawmakers ended the 2017 legislative session on Friday. Here’s a look at some of the proposals that passed and failed this year. What was approved: REDISTRICTING Lawmakers approved new legislative districts to comply with a court order. The battle will shift back to federal court as […]

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Unemployment drops again

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By Alton Mitchell The job market in Chambers County appears to be moving in the right direction. As major projects such as the new LaFayette, Alabama solar plant sit on the horizon jobs are growing in the county. That growth has become evident as the local job market dropped to one of the lowest rates […]

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BOC appoints two to Water, Fire Board

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By Alton Mitchell The Chambers County Commission voted unanimously on Monday evening to renew the appointment of two members of the East Alabama Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection District for another four year term. Commissioners voted unanimously to re-appoint Mr. Robert (Bob) Johnson to the East Alabama Water, Sewer, and Fire Protection District Board. Commissioners […]

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Pullen named to Rec Board

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By Alton Mitchell LaFayette continues to take efforts to revamp youth athletics in the city. At Monday evening’s city council meeting councilors made one new appointment to the city’s recreation board and also an important announcement about the development of a soccer program in the city. LaFayette city councilman Toney Thomas made the announcement on […]

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SU Foundation Board adds three

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The Southern Union State Community College Foundation is pleased to welcome its three newest members of the board of directors. State Representative Bob Fincher, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and John Harmon of Steve Morris Law Firm were elected by the board of directors to three-year terms. The SU Foundation Board is currently comprised of 9 […]

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Elected

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Chambers County’s Jack Robertson was elected to the Alabama Farmers Federation State Hay and Forage Committee at the 2017 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 9. From left are Robertson and Federation Hay and Forage Division Director Nate Jaeger. Chambers County’s Phil Slay was elected first vice chairman of the Alabama Farmers Federation State Beef […]

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