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Council frustrated with stray dogs

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Members of the LaFayette City Council are in unanimous agreement on the fact that something needs to be done about stray dogs roaming the streets of LaFayette and terrorizing residents including council members and their families. The issue was brought up at Monday evenings city council meeting and this was not […]

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Commissioners okay $20,000 for drug court

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Members of the Chambers County Commission met on Monday evening at the Chambers County Courthouse in downtown LaFayette. The short but brief meeting was to make up for a previous meeting that was delayed due to Hurricane Irma passing over Chambers County. Commissioners opened the meeting in their normal fashion by […]

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Speed limit reduced on 278

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By Alton Mitchell An outcry for assistance by a group of residents from a small Chambers County community over the past several months did not fall on deaf ears, as members of the Chambers County Commission upheld their word and made a significant change to a roadway that residents saw as dangerous and a deathtrap […]

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Commission selects ramp contractor

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By Alton Mitchell A project that began taking shape in mid-July picked up a little more steam on Monday night as the Chambers County Commission selected a contractor for part of a project in the works at the Shawmut and Langdale Boat Ramps in Valley. On July 17th, the Chambers County Commission agreed to pay […]

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Inside the Statehouse – August 16, 2017

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By Steve Flowers You know the results of Tuesday’s primaries for our U.S. Senate seat. I had to go to press before the vote. However, the assumption was that there would be a runoff in the Republican primary. It is safe to say that the winner of that runoff on September 26 will be elected […]

Reflections

Big shoes to fill in Alabama’s primary election

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Super Tuesday was several months ago as voters turned out to cast their votes to decide who would be the president of the United States. As voters have put down their ballots under the assumption it would be two years before they would be called to vote in the mid-term election, […]

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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