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Second suspect arrested in homicide

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By Alton Mitchell The second suspect police had sought in connection to a fatal March double shooting in Opelika that left two men dead, including a LaFayette native was taken into custody last week. The arrest places two men now in custody in connection to the homicide of Derris Harris. Opelika Police confirm that 26-year-old […]

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Ribbon cutting set for sidewalks

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By Alton Mitchell On Monday while many state offices around Alabama recognized Confederate Memorial Day, the LaFayette City Council was busy and holding its normal bi-weekly meeting. During the meeting there was a lot accomplished and news was given of several events in the works around the area in the coming days. One of the […]

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CCDA impact on County enormous

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By Alton Mitchell The Chambers County Development Authority sits quietly along. U.S. Highway 29 in Lanett. The small brick structure that shares its location with the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce holds a significant impact on the entire county. One that plays a significant role in the development of business and industry in Chambers […]

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Rue 21’s Opelika to stay open

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By Alton Mitchell As 2017 has rolled in it has served as a year that has come with major changes in major chains operating retail locations. Several stores have downsized their physical locations and some have opted to close their operations altogether. On Sunday the latest retailer became a Pennsylvania based retailer that has operations […]

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Photographer attends conference

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Dave and Lisa Shirley of Dave Shirley Photography Studio of Lanett recently attended the SPI Senior Photographers International for Professional Imaging Convention in Orlando Florida. Dave was one of the featured speakers to over 400 professional photographers who attended from all over the United States. Dave spoke on high school senior photography, digtal imaging, running […]

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Don’t return the call

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By Paul Richardson Seems like there is a new money scam circulating every week. As soon as one is exposed, another pops up. Now we are being alerted to more than two dozen phone numbers originating mostly in the Caribbean Islands, mainly from area code 473, that are scams and you pay for the call. […]

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Local youth win at Beef Expo March 17

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Class 6 Senior Showmanship winners at the 2017 Alabama Junior Beef Expo are pictured with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. From left are Parnell; Chelsea Langley of Camp Hill in Chambers County, first place; Harmon Butler of Ariton in Dale County, second; Codi Clemmons of Coffee Springs in Geneva County, third; Tanner Wakefield of […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout