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Body found near logging trail in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — A man's body was found in a wooded area near a logging trail in Clay County. According to the Clay County sheriff's office, Sheriff Studdard was searching the woods between Waites Road and Jones Road in the Shinbone Community for 73-year-old Richard Powell, who was reported missing on June 5, 2021. The sheriff found a four wheeler matching the description of Mr. Jones' stuck in the mud on a logging trail north of Jones Rd.
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Yellowhammer News

Ashland’s Williams Fire launches $1 million expansion as growth sparks

ASHLAND, Alabama – When the emergency call comes in, the fire trucks must be well-equipped and always ready to roll. For many communities in Alabama and Georgia, Matt Williams is the guy who helps make sure the fire rigs are prepared for the job. His family-owned company in Ashland, Williams...
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Obituary: Mariman Elbert Pope

Mariman Elbert Pope, 86, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away at Cullman Regional Medical Center on June 12, 2021. Mariman was born in Clay County, Alabama on May 8, 1935, to Elva McKay and Ethelyne Smith Pope. He graduated from Clay County high school in 1953 and received a degree from...
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Randolph Leader

Albert R. 'Sonny' Mullally

(DELTA) The funeral for Albert R. "Sonny" Mullally, 80 of Delta was Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with Pastor Kevin Acre officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel (North) Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Sonny passed away Wednesday, June 9, at Clay County Hospital.

Ashland’s Williams Fire launches $1 million expansion as growth sparks

Being a one-stop shop has paid dividends for Williams Fire, which has been in almost constant growth mode since Williams’ father, Jeff, started the company in 1987. Over the years, Williams Fire has carried out five expansions at its Ashland site. Williams, who bought the company from his father in...
Hartselle Enquirer

A day made for traveling

May 22: It was a storybook spring day with plenty of sunshine, cloudless skies and temperatures in the low to high 70s. A strong breeze rustled fresh green leaves and carried the sweet smells of honeysuckle blooms and freshly–baled hay. It was the kind of day when you’d like to...
Munford, ALAnniston Star

Lions split jamboree games with Childersburg and Central Clay

MUNFORD — Munford High School’s football team closed out spring practice with a pair of jamboree games on Friday. In the first game, the Lions cruised past Childersburg 28-0 in two-quarters of action. The Lions fell to Central Clay County 14-7 in the one-quarter scrimmage. Munford head coach Michael Easley...
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The Trussville Tribune

Cragford man, 29, killed in head-on collision

From The Tribune staff reports CLAY COUNTY — One man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Monday in Clay County. According to a release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the collision took place at approximately 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 3, and claimed the life of 29-year-old Steven Lowry, of Cragford. Police say […]
Wadley, ALRandolph Leader

Missing Clay County man last seen near Wadley

Willie Ralph Thomas was reported missing by his family and friends on April 6. Ralph was last seen walking on Highway 77 near the Clay County line in the direction of Wadley on April 3 at approximately 7:15 a.m. Ralph was wearing a dark color hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He is a 47-year-old black male, standing 6 feet tall and approximately 195 pounds.
Randolph Leader

David Aaron Butler

(CLAY COUNTY) David Aaron Butler, 59, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home. David was born in Anniston and spent most of his life in or near Clay County. He was one of four children to Aaron and Pat Butler. David worked hard and played hard. He would get up early to hunt and fish or just spend time outdoors.
Randolph County, ALRandolph Leader

National Weather Service releases preliminary report on tornado

Preliminary reports on the tornado that struck Randolph County last week from the National Weather Service in Birmingham were posted on their web page over the weekend. The tornado, which originated in Chilton and Coosa counties, has been rated an EF2 with estimated peak winds at 115 mph, a 13.94-mile path length and approximately 800 yards in width. The warning for those counties was issued at 9:01 p.m. and expired at 9:21 p.m.
Randolph Leader

Geraldine Nolen Headrick

(LINEVILLE) The funeral for Geraldine Nolen Headrick, 88, of Lineville was Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with the Rev. Claude Bennett and Rev. David Holcombe officiating. Burial followed at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Headrick was a lifelong resident of Clay County...
Dadeville Record

Ms. Beulah Beatrice Hanson

Graveside Service for Ms. Beulah Beatrice Hanson, 88, of Perryville, Alabama will be Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel South Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Raymond Long will officiate. Ms. Hanson passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Russell Medical. She was born on May 2,...
Clay County, ALAnniston Star

Update 2021: New state legislator ready to serve House District 33

Ben Robbins described reporting to the State Capitol for his first day representing House District 33 in the Alabama Legislature as “a humbling” experience. “I am honored by the trust that the people in Talladega, Coosa, and Clay counties have placed in me,” the Sylacauga attorney said. “I look forward to jumping headfirst into things here in Montgomery.”
Anniston Star

A story to tell: Cynthia Mitchell Thomas recalls integrating Clay County High School

Nowadays, watching the grainy, often black and white television images from the first days of the Civil Rights Era, it can be easy to think they come from times long gone by. But in the grander scheme of things, the civil rights era was not so long ago, and while the titans of the movement are no longer with us, many of the people who helped bring about those changes are still here, and they still have stories to tell.
Clay County,

Rising Star: Adrianna

Congratulations to this week’s Rising Star, Adrianna Walker!. Adrianna is a senior at Central High School of Clay County with a 3.96 GPA. She is a member of Senior Beta Club, Varsity Cheerleaders, and co-anchor of the CHSCC Network. In addition, she is active in the community through church, Double Dozen, and Youth Leadership Calhoun County. She gives her best in all ways possible.
Dadeville Record

Mr. Herbert Lewis Norred

Funeral Service for Mr. Herbert Lewis Norred, 85, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Bro. Donnie Pritchard will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. Mr. Norred passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021...