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Alabama played a free Fan Appreciation Concert in Fort Payne on Sunday, June 15. The band is currently on tour and has several other concerts planned for the summer. For more pictures from their concert in Fort Payne, see the inside of today’s issue of

Authorities recently arrested Nicholas Dewayne Moody, 33 of Grove Oak. According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, County Deputies and a Geraldine Police Officer went to Moody’s residence to serve him with a warrant

for Domestic Violence 3rd. During a consent to search the residence the officers found Moody in possession of Methamphetamine.

Moody was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence 3rd, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Moody was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Fresh off it's best Division I season in 2013, the 2014 Jacksonville State football team is getting some love in the preseason polls, with The Sporting News and Athlon each ranking the Gamecocks in their Top 10. The Gamecocks went 11-4 and 5-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference a year ago and caught fire at the right time, rolling to the school's first two FCS Playoff wins before falling in the Quarterfinals at Eastern Washington. A record-breaking season for JSU landed them in the Top 10 in last season's final polls and even higher to start the 2014 campaign. The Sporting News has JSU at No. 4 to start the year, while Athlon picks the Gamecocks sixth nationally in its preseason rankings. Eastern Washington, the team that ended JSU's Cinderella run last season, is No. 1 in every preseason poll released so far. The No. 4 ranking is the highest preseason ranking in JSU's Division I history, a mark previously set by the 2011 team that started the season ranked ninth. It is the highest preseason ranking by any JSU team since the 1992 season, when the Gamecocks were preseason No. 2 in Division II before eventually winning the National Championship. JSU will be under new leadership in 2013 under first-year head coach John Grass, but it won't necessarily be unfamiliar to the Gamecocks, especially on offense. Grass coordinated a JSU offense that was the most prolific in school history. His unit was the highlight in a season that saw the Gamecocks set a total of 49 school records, 13 OVC records and three NCAA records. "It's always nice to be recognized in the preseason football polls," said Grass. "There is a lot of excitement surrounding our football team as we get ready for the 2014 season and it is certainly nice to be ranked in the Top 10." The Gamecocks will get the 2014 season underway on Friday, Aug. 29, at Michigan State. JSU's home opener is scheduled for Sept. 20 against old rival West Alabama at 3 p.m. Season tickets are available online at or by calling (256) 782-8499.

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By Tim Eberhart, Chamber Executive Director Those of us who have been counting down the days until the area’s biggest fun run have about run out of days to count. It’s almost here. Over the last few weeks, it’s been great to see a good number of people around town training for the sixth annual Rainsville Freedom Fest 5K and 10K. I’ve seen walkers, joggers and racers–some in groups, some in pairs, and some scampering solo on the hilly streets of our city–all with the June 21 event in their sights. It’s a beautiful thing to see people of all ages, shapes and sizes, get out there and challenge themselves. I would like to take this opportunity to point out to all the persons out there who are thinking about making a healthy lifestyle upgrade by adding walking or running to their weekly routine, but have not yet taken the leap–this event has got your name all over it. The enthusiasm surrounding the event over the past five years has had a positive impact on a large number of our citizens, and that’s just what many other people need to nudge them off the fence. If you’ve never participated in a fun run/walk, and you have the slightest spark for fitness, come see how fun it can be. As many others have done recently, you just might ignite a flame and find yourself the owner of a new life-changing-for-the-better fitness state of mind. Visit for a link to the Freedom Fest 5K and 10K information page. While the 5K and 10K are only two days away, the Freedom Fest activities at the city park and adjacent Tom Bevill Enrichment Center are now only a little over a week away. The June 28 festivities at the park include the car, truck and motorcycle show, an afternoon and evening of live music on the park stage, and other fun activities for the whole family. There will be two magic shows in the TBEC–2 and 4 p.m. Festival food available for purchase will include burgers, pizza, hot dogs, barbeque, and treats such as cotton candy and funnel cakes. Cool off with lemonade, soft drinks, frozen yogurt and more.

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I think a lot of us take things for granted. For example, being healthy. There are a lot of things that can happen unexpectedly to each of us at the drop of a hat. Our family and friends are another thing taken for granted, at any given moment one can be taken away. Here today and gone tomorrow is the ole saying. Jobs, of course is another. I know you don’t think of this, but it pays the bills and another job may not. Your home and car and even appliances are other examples. I know by now you are smirking to yourselves, but have you ever had a string of bad luck on appliances? Boy I know I have. Try having your dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and washing machine go out all within 6 months and you will wipe that smirk right off your face. I’m just saying to be more thankful of what you have and appreciative rather than expecting. Things could get a lot worse than what you think and things can be taken away in the blink of an eye so tell your friends and family how much you love and appreciate them because you never know what tomorrow brings. As always have a good week and remember Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

The Players in Progress Youth Theatre summer play The Frog Princess will be held July 4 & 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville Admission will be charged. Tickets are available at the door. The Northeast Alabama Hunting & Outdoor Expo will be held August 2-3, at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center. There will be product demos, seminars, door prizes, and celebrity appearances by Bill Dance, Dr. Lou, Rex Holmes, as well as many others. Booth spaces are now available but are going quickly. Call 256-605-1801 for info. Visit Excel Events Group on Facebook.

By Carol Beddingfield, Chamber Executive Director As I have said many times, job seekers do not stop at city, county or state lines when trying to find employment. The same will be true for those who wish to work at the Remington Outdoor Company plant that will begin production in Huntsville. Northeast Alabama Community College is offering training programs that would qualify graduates for a number of the Remington positions especially in machining jobs. NACC tries to insure that all of its students will have every possible advantage in entering the workforce through the purchase of new equipment and the continuous updating of the equipment. According to Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development, “The Machine Tool Technology program provides the training needed to operate computerized numeric control machines, and our Industrial Systems Technology and Industrial Electronics programs provide the training necessary to function as a maintenance technician. Students from our Engineering Technology program could serve as quality inspectors and team leaders.” A short term certificate in machine tool technology is available as well as an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems technology – Machine Tool option. This short term certificate may be completed in two semesters while the certificate and degree take four and five semesters. Federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and student loans can be obtained by those students who qualify. Most employers will not consider you for employment unless you have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. NACC offers free adult education classes. The Engineering Technology program is housed in the college’s new state of the art Math, Science and Engineering Technology Center. A ribbon cutting will be held June 19th for this latest addition of high tech facilities located on the campus adjacent to Highway 35 west of Rainsville. The Remington Outdoor Company is one of the many various companies that work closely with NACC to find the most highly trained potential employees. If you are seeking improvement in your work skills, call the college at 256-638-4418 extension 2254 to get started today.

Column by Brandon K. Pierce, Publisher I recently had the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium at UAB in downtown Birmingham. Although I was there to work as the event’s photographer, I came home with much more than just pictures and I believe that some of the ideas and information are worth sharing. Did you know that in 2012 people generated more data than in the previous 5,000 years and that 90% of the world’s total data has been created in the past two years. Cisco Senior Director Dr. Horacio Werner gave a presentation about how much data we use, while others spoke about how this data can be collected and analyzed using technology such as social media. Think for a minute about how much data and information is available through popular online sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Werner said that Wal-mart is collecting 2.5 petabytes of data per hour from its customers. Image how much that is each day and combine that with data from other retailers and places that you shop. So just how much do stores and marketers really know about our consumer habits and the products we are purchasing? Additionally, Dr. Werner said that by the year 2020 that 40% of all data will come from sensors, which are devices that help to convert real world information into data that can be processed. This type of information can, and is, being used to help all aspects of society and it is helping to make Dr. Horacio Werner cities and towns smarter and more efficient. A researcher at the event said that she has been using data to help farmers learn how to be more efficient at getting their products to market, while better meeting consumer demand. During this project, she looked at Flicker posts to see what consumers were shopping for and at what markets these folks frequently visited. She also helped conduct surveys at local markets to get feedback about what people were buying or looking for at each market. The project also used GPS data to track which market the farmers sold to and how far they traveled. MIT Project Leader Jennifer Dunnam said that by analyzing this information, the local farmers could see which markets were the best for the product they were selling. Some farmers were able to cut travel costs and other expenses by selling at a different market where demand was higher, which in turn increased their profits. The UAB Symposium consisted of several other speakers including folks from Europe and Columbia. These individuals touched on topics ranging from economic development, energy conservation, internet and data, transportation and urban planning. For anyone interested in learning more about these topics, UAB offers a dual master’s program for sustainable smart cities. The unique postgraduate degree program provides training in the “principles, skills, and technologies to support the environmental and socio-economic aspects of the built environment in smart cities.” More information about the Smart Cities Research Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham can be found at


Infant Talita Francisco Talita Maryleida Francisco, age 1 month, passed away on June 9, 2014. Funeral services were held on June 11 at the Adams Brown Service Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery. Survivors include Parents: Mariena Francisco and Pascual Miguel Felipe; and sisters: Amy, Jacklin and Karina.

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Funeral Services for Mr Griep were held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Creek Path Baptist Church in Guntersville. Burial as in Jacksonville City Cemetery, in Jacksonville, Alabama. Mr. Griep was born in Guntersville, Alabama on June 9, 1941 to Alfred & Gladys Hill Griep. He was a retired teacher and coach. He is is survived by his Wife: Sherry Griep; Son & Daughter-in-Law: Casey & Jill Griep; Step-sons: Chris & Tammy Head and Scott & Missy Head; and several Grandchildren. Mr. Griep was preceded in death by his first wife: Linda C. Griep and his parents.

Fannie Bell Slaton Staton, 98, of Auburn, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 17 at the Adams Brown Service Chapel. Burial was in Marshall Dennis Bailey Memorial Gardens. Dennis Bailey, 56, of Fyffe, passed Survivors include sons: Rodney away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at (Gennie) Staton and Lelton (Shirley) Shepherds Cove. Funeral services were Staton, Sisters: Sue Bean; Brother: Jack held on June 18, 2014 at W.T. Wilson Slaton and a host of grandchildren. Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Kirk Martha Odonnell Memorial Garden. Martha Odonnell, 83, of Boaz, passed Survivors include: Mother: Verlon away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her Bailey; Sister: Charlsie (Charles) Crowell; residence. Funeral services were held on Brother: Tim (Debra) Bailey; Special Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the chapel of Friend: Terry Traylor; God Daughter: McRae Funeral Home. Burial was in Taylor Harper; Niece and Nephew: Cheri Marshall Memorial Gardens. (Jody) Yancey & Timothy Bailey; and She is survived by her son & daughter- Great Nieces: Bailey & Taylor Yancey. in-law Terry & Teresa Odonnell; daughter Linda Susan Fox & son-in-law Lona & Anthony Smith; and Linda Susan Fox. 56, of Fort Payne, several grandchildren. She was preceded in passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 death by her husband Virgil Odonnell. at her residence. Funeral services were held Eugene Griep on Friday June 13, 2014 at the W.T. Wilson Eugene Griep, 73, of Guntersville, died Funeral Chapel Burial was in Glenwood Friday, June 13, 2014 at Huntsville Hospital. Cemetery.

Often we hear people say, “Oh, I know God”. What do people mean by such statements? Do they mean that they know Who God is? Do they mean that they have heard some Sunday School lessons about God? The important thing is not that we say that we know God, rather it is that we are known of God! Galatians 4:8-11 says, “Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.” The letter of Paul to the Galatians was actually a letter written to a number of churches in the region called “Galatia”. Those who received this letter had some problems very closely related to some church problems today; they were holding to things that had been outdated by the death and resurrection of Christ. They were observing special days, months, times and years, which had been proper observances in the Old Testament, but had become of no significance, since the Christ they pictured had come to earth and died to complete the

picture! People who are so meticulous about observing the things mentioned here have never come to understand the cross and the grace of God. Paul said that the Galatians might claim to know God, but the really important thing was that God knew them as His children. I am not saying that they were not saved, for most likely most of them were. Paul had a fear, however, that he had wasted his labor among them, if they were truly still trying to be justified by the observance of Old Testament days and customs. Some Judaizers were teaching new Christians that they had to keep the law of Moses to be saved, so Paul was combating that teaching here. My dear friends, if you are trusting anything for salvation other than the shed blood of Jesus and His resurrection you are not yet “known of God” as His child! My plea to such people is that they will come to Christ and trust His sacrifice alone as the means of their justification! Paul said that any ties to the observance of days, months, times and years was only the cords that brought bondage to those who followed such teachings! Are you free in Christ? We are not free to sin, but we are free from sin, as well as Old Testament ritual!

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Bluegrass in the Canyon and fun in the Streets From a canyon concert to a downtown celebration, there will be plenty of things to do in Fort Payne the third Saturday in June. The Third Saturday Sunset Event returns June 21, 2014, bringing with it family fun to the streets of downtown Fort Payne, and for those who want to escape to nature, Jacksonville State University presents Bluegrass on the Rim at Little River Canyon. From 3 to 9 p.m. at the Little River Canyon Center’s new Canyon Concert outdoor stage, the Little River Canyon will serve as the backdrop to some of the best bluegrass music. Hosted by “The Fiddle Man” Tim Watson, Bluegrass on the Rim features an incredible line-up of bluegrass talent from around the country. Hailing from Black Creek Alabama, Watson has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and in venues in Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, Bahamas, Mexico, Holland and beyond. He has opened shows for superstars such as George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Urban, Conway Twitty, George Jones, the Judd’s and K.T. Oslin, just to name a few. In addition to live performances, Watson has been seen on television shows including the “Ralph Emery Show,” “Crook and Chase,” “Hee Haw,” “Nashville Now,” “CBS This Morning,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” and more. He had the #1 show at the Opryland Show park for over five years and currently has the #1 show in Nashville aboard the General Jackson Showboat. For more information, visit Additional confirmed headliners include Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition (, Valley Road Bluegrass Band (, Solid Blue Bluegrass Band (, and Foggy Hollow Review. Plenty of food vendors will be on hand and festival goers are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs and jammers are welcome. Tickets are $25 per person and free for children 6 years and under. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Little Canyon Center. An afternoon of family fun activities can also be found in downtown Fort Payne from 5 to 8 p.m. with the Third Saturday Sunset Event. Enjoy live music, a car show, children’s activities, plenty of food and other activities while strolling along the blocked off streets of downtown Fort Payne. Store specials, giveaways, and discounts will be offered at select retailers and restaurants. Admission is free. For more information on Bluegrass on the Rim or the Third Saturday Sunset Event, call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740.

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Four Arrested for burglary of Jeff Cook home On June 2, 2014 the home of Jeff Cook on Scenic Drive in Fort Payne was burglarized. According to a report from the Fort Payne Police Department, the offenders entered his residence and stole multiple items to include several guitars, sports memorabilia, video camera and other camera equipment, several firearms

Those arrested in connection with the burglaries are: Jacob Allen Lea, 34, of Fort Payne, with two counts of Burglary 3rd; Joshua Drew Hammonds, 25, of Fort Payne, charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd; Matthew Kevin Patterson, 25, of Henagar, charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd; Derrick Lynn Martin, age 28, of Fort

Payne, charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Property 1st. All suspects have been transferred to the DeKalb County Jail. Several departments were involved in the case. They were: the Fort Payne Police Department, The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, and The Montgomery Police Dept.

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Albertville to hold soccer registration

June 5, 2014 Daniel Dewayne Wiser, 28, Grant, failure to appear/ bail jumping felonies Junes 6, 2014 Windell Lovell, Jr., 74, Boaz, NWNI Angela D. Lowe, 29, Attalla, probation violation Sunni Harbin, 29, Grant, Harassing Communications Jeremy Don Gilliam, 30, Hollywood, failure to appear/bail jumping felonies

and other assorted personal items. Following a lengthy investigation by Fort Payne Detective Division, several arrests have been made and it appears that all of the stolen property has been recovered. The stolen property was recovered in the City of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Jackson County and in Montgomery.

Kristy Lynn Kritner, 35, Guntersville, possession of controlled substance Lucas Nathaniel Horton, 21, Albertville, probation violation June 7, 2014 Kasey Dene Robinson, 22, Cleveland, AL, conditional release violation Paul Wesley Baldwin, 56, Guntersville, DUI (alcohol) June 8, 2014

Joshua Patrick Turner, 21, Woodville, hindering prosecution Kenny William Perry, 31, Grant, failure to appear/ bail jumping misdemeanor (2 counts), possession of controlled substance Corey S. Timmons, 22, Boaz, Domestic Violence 3rd Ashley Rose Cash, 28, Albertville, forgery (checks) possess forged instrument, theft (grand jury warrant)

Albertville Parks & Recreation Department will conduct soccer registration July 1, 2014 to July 19, 2014. A child must be 4 on or by August 1, 2014 to participate. The cost is $50 per player. For more information, please call 256-891-8240.

Columns by Matt Silvestro • Ledger Correspondent

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Final winners. The Kings defeated the New York Rangers in five games to win the cup. Even though a 4-1 series win seems lopsided, that wasn't the truth of this series. Three of the wins for the champions came in overtime games, so just imagine if the Rangers scored in overtime just a couple of times, this would have been a completely different series. I know hockey isn't a huge sport in certain areas, but I hope many watched this series, it just goes to show how exciting this sport can be. The momentum can change so fast and the passion from the players makes the game even that much better. It's truly a sport that deserves much more attention and I believe over the years, it will get just that. As for both of these teams, the Kings were expected to make it far this year, and the Rangers were a surprise to many, it just goes to show that if you get hot at the right time and can string along some victories, anything can happen. It would have definitely been great to see both of these teams dual it out in a game seven, because both of them played so well.

USA defeats Ghana in FIFA World Cup The San Antonio Spurs are champions of the NBA. John Brooks of the United States scores his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil They defeated the Miami Heat 4-1 in the best of seven Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, series. Brazil. USA won the game 2-1. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images for Sony) Heading into the series many questioned if the Spurs and their older stars could get it done. But, many didn't take into consideration that the Miami Heat aren't exactly the youngest team anymore and injuries have really hurt them over the last couple of months, despite making it this far. It's great to see the Spurs win another championship, because it's just a matter of time before this team is forced to rebuild. They can definitely be a contending team for another season or two, but there is a time when rebuilding is a must. Do you want one or two years of contention or 10 years of contention? This team will soon have to decide that and get rid of their veteran players while value is still there. As for the Miami Heat, the attention will quickly shift to LeBron James. Is he going to opt out? With an aging team around him, does he stick around? LeBron is still in his prime and if he does decide to test the open market, there will be several teams throwing money at him. In my opinion, I think it's time for him to go. He has accomplished everything he possibly can with the Heat, he needs a new challenge and I honestly believe he wants a new challenge. The Spurs will enjoy their victory, but everyone will soon shift their attention to the best team in the game.

University of Tennessee men's golfer Oliver Goss is turning pro. The 20year-old has announced that he will forego his remaining two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the ranks of professional golf.

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Randy Owen Alabama Photos by Brandon K. Pierce

Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser congratulates Alabama’s Jeff Cook after giving band members a proclamation from the city stating that June 15, 2014 was officially Fan Appreciation Day in Fort Payne. Alabama band members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry are shown holding up their copy of the proclamation during a free concert outside the Alabama Fan Club.

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