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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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“What’s next, Alabama?” Forums to improve Chambers County

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By Ken McMillan Chambers County Extension Coordinator “What’s Next, Alabama?” Forums to Improve Chambers County Have you ever noticed something that could improve our quality of life in Chambers County? Well, here’s your opportunity! Chambers Extension, Southern Union State Community College – Valley Campus (SUSCC), and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) are […]

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Westside license approved

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By Alton Mitchell A recommendation from LaFayette’s police chief may have sealed the final decision of city council members in deciding to give a popular LaFayette business a license which will allow the business to sell beer, wine, and tobacco products. Lieutenant George Rampey appeared before LaFayette’s city council on Monday night to address the […]

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CCDA reports $171 million in capital improvements for 2016

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At the beginning of each year, the Chambers County Development Authority addresses each of their supporting governmental partners to provide an update and comprehensive review of the activities and growth that has taken place in Chambers County the previous calendar year. CCDA staff members Valerie Gray, Kimberly Carter and Chris Busby provide these reports to […]

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