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Missing homing pigeon Bob found 4,000 miles away in Alabama

A confused pigeon has turned up thousands of miles away in the US after getting lost racing back to Tyneside. Bob set off from Guernsey in the Channel Islands three weeks ago on the 400-mile (644 km) route to Gateshead, which was supposed to take 10 hours. But instead of...
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Pine Hill City Councilman Charged with Menacing

A Pine Hill city councilman is facing a menacing charge — after allegedly pulling out a knife — during a heated council meeting. Brenda Blount of Pine Hill — says she and Councilman Donnie Calhoun began name calling and arguing back and forth — at the city council’s monthly meeting.
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Hitting the Hank Williams trail in Alabama

- - - The homespun poetry of songs such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and many others that have come to define "classic country" earned Alabama-born singer-songwriter Hank Williams the nickname "the Hillbilly Shakespeare." His death on New Year's Day in 1953 at age 29, in the midst of a string of hits, makes the life story of Williams, one of American popular music's most prolific and successful artists, almost unbearably poignant.

Effort being launched to form Kiwanis club here

A two-day “prospecting” effort will be launched in mid-July by Monroeville Kiwanis members, an effort that will culminate in an informational meeting to see if there is enough local interest to establish a Kiwanis club here. The meeting, set to last from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,...

Camden artist wins Best of Show in Selma Art Guild’s Juried Summer Exhibition

“I paint for the love of painting and hope that what I create brings joy to those who view my work,” said Marilyn Ammons of Camden who took Best of Show honors and a $500 cash prize for her Dry art piece “Evening on the Alabama” in the Selma Art Guild’s (SAG) Juried Summer Exhibition held Sunday, June 26.

PHOTOS: Retiring Frisco City Manager honored with city parade

Frisco city staff gathered Wednesday to give George Purefoy a proper goodbye. The morning after the city's retiring City Manager attended his last City Council meeting, staff from various city departments gathered for a parade in front of the municipal center. The event was a chance for staff to give the city's first ever City Manager a show of thanks after 34 years of service to Frisco.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Voreis

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Voreis, 93, Montgomery, Ala., died Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Evergreen, Ala. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Plymouth. She married Roger Voreis; he preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Dr. Jeffrey (Donna) Voreis and Jennifer (Larry) Voreis; one granddaughter;...

Frisco City Council approves homestead exemption increase, property tax freeze for elderly and disabled residents

Frisco homeowners can expect tax breaks next year in the form of a homestead exemption and rate freezes for elderly and disabled residents. Frisco City Council approved an exemption increase in ad valorem property taxes for residences within the city at its June 21 meeting. The change raises the Homestead exemption from 10% to 12.5%.

Frisco commemorates City Manager George Purefoy's last City Council meeting

Tuesday night was a historic one for the city of Frisco as George Purefoy attended his last City Council meeting as Frisco City Manager. The Frisco City Council commemorated the evening with a proclamation and reception recognizing the over 30 years Purefoy has given the city, working to develop a vision for Frisco as it grew into what it is today.

Gee’s Bend Quilting Comes Into Fashion, but How Are These Brand Partnerships Working for the Artisan Community?

Click here to read the full article. When Gee’s Bend quilting makes its way to the Met Gala — courtesy of a Greg Lauren jacket worn by Questlove — fashion is definitely paying attention. While the historic quilt work from the small Black community that’s still known to residents as Gee’s Bend (though it’s officially Boykin, Alabama) has been tradition since the 19th century, a wave of recent brand collaborations has brought the rural community to the runway.More from WWDChloé Resort 2023A Look at the Grand Reopening Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoInside Josh Sperling's 'Daydream' Exhibition at Perrotin With Greg Lauren,...

Theodore Riley

Theodore Riley, 80, passed away on June 10, 2022. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Cemetery, Snow Hill, AL. Bell Funeral Home-Hayneville, AL directing.

Margaret Wiginton McIntosh

Margaret Wiginton McIntosh, age 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2022. Margaret was born in Vernon, Alabama on September 24, 1931. She graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama then lived in Vredenburgh, Alabama most of her life. Margaret passed away at her home in Pell City, Alabama.
Greenville Advocate

Hank Williams Festival was hot, hot, hot, and not just the weather

The Hank Williams Music Festival celebrated its 43rd Annual event in Georgiana this past weekend. Several country music headliners entertained event goers, but Neal McCoy was the fan favorite according to our subscribers. Gerald Hodges, public relations for the Hank Williams Festival, said Gene Watson seemed to be the crowd favorite at the event.

Coaching merry-go-round

Brandon Wilcox hired at EA; Mike Sims heading to Excel. A merry-go-round of coaching changes has filled coaching vacancies at three area schools — Escambia Academy, W.S. Neal High and Excel High. On the same day former EA headmaster, football coach and athletic director Hugh Fountain was hired as...