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A Rumble

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By Bill Frazer Spring has “sprung” and the motorcyclists are all enjoying good weather for their favorite recreation. I noticed that the local cyclists really came out in numbers to participate in the fund raising for Valley Haven. Do you know the definition of “A Rumble”? Yes, that is thunder in clouds that can be […]

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Rodeo on tap for weekend

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By Alton Mitchell The Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo is set to return to LaFayette again next weekend. This year’s event marks the 21st year for the event that brings cowboys and cowgirls from across the region to the Chambers County Agricultural Park in LaFayette. The event that started in 1996 when Chambers County Sheriff Sid […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

What’s in a name?

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By Bill Frazer The name William (Bill) that I inherited is a well-regarded common name. Bill Nixon, who is a noted theater director, actor, and musician and whose talents I greatly envy, gives much respectability to our shared moniker. However, the name can also be interpreted as not so nice. For example, a “bill” is […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

Sheriff’s Rodeo kicks off May 18

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By Alton Mitchell The Chambers County Sheriff’s Rodeo is set to return to LaFayette again next weekend. This year’s event marks the 21st year for the event that brings cowboys and cowgirls from across the region to the Chambers County Agricultural Park in LaFayette. The event that started in 1996 when Chambers County Sheriff Sid […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

Terrorism at Home

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By Bill Frazer The breaking news on TV this morning was a former CIA agent addressing the fact that terrorists were using heavy trucks to run down citizens gathered in outside events. We know that few months ago the terrorist attempted to kill people in a night club and a train station. The special agent […]

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LaFayette turns out to get healthy

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By Alton Mitchell (Photos by Pamela Holloway) Several area organizations from around Chambers County and east Alabama converged on LaFayette High School on Saturday morning. The organization were attending the annual community health fair which spanned much of the day on Saturday at the school. The health fair opened its doors on Saturday morning at […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

Descriptive Phrases

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By Bill Frazer Our southern expressions are often looked down on by the so-called intellectuals as a lack of understanding of the progressive world. They are partially correct as us “hicks” lack the understanding of the liberal viewpoints of some of our leaders. Look at some the terms used today in the higher echelons of […]

Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout