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LaFayette man charged with sexual abuse of a child after investigation by Auburn Police

A LaFayette man is facing a felony charge of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old, according to the Auburn Police Department. Shawvokie Zacchaeus Williams, 40, is facing the felony charge after an investigation by APD found that a child under the age of 12 was subjected to inappropriate sexual contact by an adult man, and police said they identified Williams as the suspect.
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Chambers County, ALValley Times-News

GVACC announces second Rockingfest, local t-shirts

During Monday night’s council meeting, Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Royster informed the LaFayette City Council about the new tourism committee the chamber started a month ago. “The first thing on the agenda was local t-shirts,” Royster said. “This is something that we are very excited...
Lanett, ALValley Times-News

Ms. Lula Myrtis Reed

Ms. Lula Myrtis Reed, 93, of Lanett, departed this life on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 21, 1927, to the late Collis and Alice Linson Reed in Chambers County. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Ethel (LeRoy) Mae Carr, Lanett and...
Chambers County, ALValley Times-News

Foreman named first Black, youngest probate chief clerk

The Chambers County Probate Office made history on June 1 when Chasity Foreman was promoted to the position of Chief Clerk of Chambers County Probate, making her the youngest (44) and first black female to hold the position. “Just actually being appointed chief clerk was great,” Foreman said. “I was...
La Fayette, ALValley Times-News

Brooks retires after seven years at probate office

LaFAYETTE — Friday was the final day for Nannette Brooks as the chief clerk in the office of Chambers County probate judge. She’s retiring from the county government after seven years of service and plans to spend more time in the ministry. She has been at the Standing Rock Methodist Church since 2017 and is now planning to also be at Sweet Home Methodist near Ward’s Mill.
Valley, ALValley Times-News

Bradshaw-Chambers Library to host online summer program

VALLEY — Bradshaw-Chambers County Library has a couple of fun ways people can learn about the Valley area’s involvement in World War II. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in that war. It began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Two programs relating to the U.S. in World War II are being offered this summer. There’s an Online History Club that’s open to all age groups and History Unboxed that’s for those in the 8-16 age group.
La Fayette, ALValley Times-News

East Alabama Lumber indicates interest in rebuilding sawmill

East Alabama Lumber Company wants to rebuild its sawmill in LaFayette, according to Chambers County Development Authority Community Development Manager Chris Busby. Busby spoke at Monday night’s council meeting in LaFayette, saying that the lumber company would like to rebuild after an April 23 fire caused major damage. The fire was caused by a compressor explosion.
Opelika, ALValley Times-News

Chattahoochee Fuller Center looking to help Auburn officer

OPELIKA — There was a good turnout on the part of law enforcement officers from Lee and Chambers counties Friday morning on Autrey Street in Opelika. They were showing their support for Officer Michael Roberson and wife Jacqueline as they dealt with a major health setback. In 2019, Roberson had...
Valley, ALValley Times-News

Charter Foundation begins vote to award grant

VALLEY — Three organizations from Lanett, Valley and West Point will be receiving $5,000 from the Charter Foundation, and voting is underway to determine who wins. Voting will continue through July 31 and is limited to residents of Troup, Harris and Chambers counties. Each person can vote one time and can vote for up to three organizations.. Three organizations from LaGrange will also get $5,000 each. The winning organizations will be announced in mid August.
Chambers County, ALValley Times-News

LaFayette senior Woody promoted to four-star by Rivals

After picking up an offer from Florida State in November, LaFayette rising senior Antavious Woody has risen up different recruiting boards. On Wednesday, Rivals, one of the country’s top recruiting websites, promoted Woody to a four-star prospect, making him the second four-star prospect in Chambers County. He is now the...
Valley, ALValley Times-News

Lindsay Weldon speaks to Valley Kiwanis Club

VALLEY — Lindsay Weldon, a member solutions specialist with the Chattahoochee Federal Credit Union (CFCU), was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s noon hour meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Valley. She talked about the differences between a credit union and a bank. “You have to be a member of a...
Chambers County, ALOpelika-Auburn News

Watch now: Chambers Academy football surprises coach Jason Allen by renaming field

LaFAYETTE – What was supposed to be a special day on Wednesday for Chambers Academy football coach Jason Allen quickly proved to be one the veteran coach will never forget. Allen and the majority of his 2020 Rebels football team were back Wednesday to receive their championship rings after capturing the Class AA state title last fall, but the Chambers administration had a surprise in store. The festivities ended with the revelation that the field they were standing on was now Torbert-Allen Field to celebrate the accomplishments of Allen, a 1992 Chambers graduate.