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Future of Buc-ee’s uncertain Decision to build in Leeds to be made in the next six months

BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff The lack of construction of a Buc-ee’s superstore in Leeds, nearly a year after it was announced, has had res-

idents questioning whether it will come at all. And it turns out there is something to that concern. A spokesman for Buc-ee’s said this week that the giant convenience store is “considering all of our options” regarding locating in Leeds, which could include not building in Leeds at all. “We have a lot of plans across the country that we’re looking at doing; we haven’t officially made a decision yet (on Leeds),” said Jeff Nadalo, spokesman for Buc-ee’s.

The large gas station chain based in Texas bought 15 acres in Leeds along Highway 78 across from the Chevron in 2018 for $9 million and signed a development agreement with the city of Leeds that Mayor David Miller said was validated by order of the Circuit Court. Miller said the city has been trying to get Buc-ee’s to give a firm construction schedule from top management, but they haven’t gotten that yet. He hoped to

hear back in the next week or two. Nadalo said a decision will be more likely in six months, adding that some Buc-ee’s projects take five to seven years to be built. “The process for us is not linear,” he added. The first Buc-ee’s in Alabama opened in Baldwin County in January with 50,000 square feet of shopping space, 120 fuel pumps and employment of 250 workers. The chain looks at cost effectiveness with each

store they build, considering it is a large investment, Nadalo said. Buc-ee’s is building several around the country right now, including at least two in Florida. Nadalo said it is not unusual to make it far along in the process of building a store and decide not to locate there in the end. That happened recently in Louisiana. Miller said Buc-ee’s “signed a detailed contract with the city specifying not only that they will build the facility but providing square foot-

age and other details.” Bucee’s has also conducted geotechnical engineering studies confirming the suitability of the land and the city has been told by potential subcontractors that they have requested bids, Miller said. “The contract with the city was signed by Buc-ee’s president/owner,” Miller said. “The city expects full compliance with the signed contract. If for any reason Buc-ee’s were to fail to come they would be in violation of the signed contract with the city.”

Leeds High School’s girls Does Leeds soccer team finishes its best need a storm shelter? season in team history BY BLAKE ELLS Special to the Leeds Tribune The girls soccer team at Leeds High School concludes its 2019 season this week with the most successful season a Leeds girls soccer team has ever had. The girls won their first major tournament championship in the history of the young program, a feat accomplished at the Moody Invitational Soccer Tournament on the weekend of April 5. They did it by surviving a gauntlet, beginning with a victory against Moody that Friday 3-1 that set up an 8 a.m. start for the following game against McAdory that they also won 3-1. As they did not receive a bye in the tournament, they were forced to beat McAdory a second time that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The Greenwave claimed the tournament champion-

ship by winning their fourth game over Shades Valley 1-0. Having had a bye, the 6A Mounties had some rest, playing just three games in the tournament. Leeds had played all weekend and was the smallest school that participated. Sophomore goalkeeper Daisy Owens broke her hand during the final game of the tournament and came out from goalie to contribute in the field. Owens has been starting for the varsity team since she was in seventh grade. The injury won’t require surgery, and Owens is expected to finish the season in the field. The young two-sport star also plays volleyball at Leeds. While only a sophomore, she serves as a captain for the soccer team. “She demonstrates leadership and passion for the game,” head Coach Steven Porter said of his decision to name his young goalkeeper

captain. “She puts her team and soccer as a first priority during this time of the year.” Porter also got major contributions this season from seniors Whitney Vandiver and Skyler Clark. Along with Owens, he’ll also expect big things from Jocelyn Martinez and Emmalee Keating next season; both are juniors this year. “A big reason that we’ve had success is their willingness to get better and because Daisy Owens is a remarkable goalkeeper,” Porter said. “When you have a good goalkeeper in girls’ soccer, you can do pretty good.” The Greenwave also went undefeated in the Lakeshore Shootout earlier this season. That tournament crowns its champion on a points system rather than by head-to-head competition, allowing Pelham to take home top honors. Since the program’s inception in 2015, Porter’s teams have steadily improved each

season. His first team finished with a 4-9 record in 2015. In 2016, it reached .500 for the first time at 11-11. In 2017, the Greenwave made their first playoff appearance behind a 11-5-1 record. And in 2018 they won their area and reached the second round of the playoffs with a 12-52 record. Despite having an equally impressive 2019 season, there will be no postseason this year, as realignment and playing up to the competition of larger schools has made that goal more difficult. When this edition went to press, the team was 13-4-3 on the season with two games remaining. “They’ve always been a team that’s committed to growing and getting better,” Porter said. “I’ve always put them in challenging tournaments, and they have always continued to meet the expectations and continued to compete.”

Stormy spring prompts questions about safety options in Leeds

Some communities have designated shelters for residents to use during severe weather. Photo provided BY BLAKE ELLS Special to the Leeds Tribune

Leeds High School’s girls soccer team celebrates winning their first tournament.

Leeds residents awoke to sirens in the wee hours of Sunday morning when damaging winds and possible tornadoes swept through the state of Alabama. Troy—located in Pike County—was the hardest hit Alabama community, but suspected tornadoes were also reported in Shelby County near Montevallo. Leeds experienced some flooding, specifically near townhomes on Ann Avenue. The flooding caused significant damage to the vehicles of several residents. No other major damage was reported within the city. The storms created discussion among residents in Leeds as to what safety measures are in place when such an event occurs. Some have raised concern over the need for a public storm shelter, but Mayor David Miller says that such a plan isn’t feasible in a community of 12,000. “I am much more concerned about putting people in their vehicles and on the road toward a storm shelter with just 12 minutes of notice,” the mayor said on Monday. “That would be unsafe.” Currently, the only public facility available for use

as a storm shelter is Leeds Primary School. Local churches may also be available, but there’s no assurance that those facilities will be open at the overnight hours when a storm may hit. As the city continues to grow and assess future needs to accommodate residents, for now, best practices are encouraged in the event of a tornado warning for residents without an underground shelter or basement. • If you can safely get to a sturdy building, do so immediately. • Get to a small, interior room on the lowest level of the home. • Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. • Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location. • Watch for flying debris. • Use your arms to protect your head and neck. Advanced preparedness is also key. Sign up for alerts from the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Pay attention to local meteorologists and identify in advance the plan of action for what your family will do when severe weather strikes.

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Community LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH Each month, the Leeds Tribune honors a first responder from the Leeds Police Department and Leeds Fire & Rescue. For April, we honor:

Dunn Mizell, a Lieutenant with Leeds Fire & Rescue What is your career path to reach this position? Firefighter/ EMT basic when hired. Promoted in February. Years of service: Started with the Leeds Fire Department in June 2015. Notable recognitions and/ or experiences in the field: 2017 First Responder of the Year and received an award from a mutu-

al aid call with Irondale where responders pulled a victim from a house. Why did you choose to become a first responder? My wife got pregnant and I needed to find a career. My wife came to me with the idea. Where are you from: Dekalb, Illinois What is your favorite part about Leeds? The brotherhood. Being a firefighter is cool but

working with your best friends is amazing. Tell us about yourself: I have two kids, DT, 5, and Baylee, 3. I have been married for four and a half years to my wife Kayla. I am a big sports fan. My teams are the Packers, Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Northern Illinois Huskies and the Tide. My hobbies include watching sports, playing sports, playing video games and spending time with my family.

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News 5 Questions with Leeds City Councilman Eric Turner Eric Turner serves District 2 of the Leeds City Council. He retired from the commercial insurance business in December 2017, and since, he has remained an active member of the community as a member of the Leeds Masonic Lodge and an elder at Leeds Presbyterian. For 36 years, he’s performed as part of The Buicks, a classic rock, blues and oldies band. Recently, Turner spoke to the Leeds Tribune about what he loves about the community and his vision for its future. How long have you lived in Leeds? A little over 22 years.

Why did you decide to run for city council? My wife was a teacher and I first became involved in the Leeds City Schools system just supporting various events at the school. I fell in love with the city the more I lived here and just wanted to do something to become more involved and hopefully help. What upcoming projects are you looking forward to? The recent opening of both Wintzell’s and The Three Earred Rabbit have really opened up some good dining options for us. I’m also excited about the drive-in reopen-

ing this spring with possible additions of a stage for concerts, a dog park, a brew pub and additional restaurants. If Buc-ee’s will build on the land they purchased at the 140 exit, that would be an anchor for serious growth at that exit. What do you think Leeds will look like in 10 years? I hope that we will continue to see growth as we have in the past few years, a combination of bigger-named operations but still a lot of the hometown-based businesses that we have now. I wouldn’t want to lose our hometown feel. Being able to shop down-

town is awesome. I would love to see 10 more stores like Pants Store, Mum & Me, Rails and Ales and Three Earred Rabbit. What makes this city special? The first thing that comes to mind is that most people wave at each other as they drive through the neighborhoods of Leeds. I love that. We are big enough to have most everything we need here, but then again, not so big that you don’t know most everyone around town from the local shop owners to the police and fire chief to the local restauranteurs.

Drive-in theater in Leeds set to announce reopening date LEEDS STAFF REPORT The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement asking for patience in the announcement of the reopen-

ing of the drive-in theater at the Outlet Shops of Grand River. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra McGuire said Monday, "We are happy that every-

one is excited and looking for information on the reopening of the drive-in. What we can tell you is that there is construction going on and that we expect an announcement from

the new operator within the next few days." The Coyote Drive-In closed in September for maintenance and repairs, saying they would reopen in the spring. Since

then, the theater changed ownership and there has been no word on when it will reopen.

Coyote Drive-In opened in May 2016 and includes minigolf.

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Leeds advises on trash pickup rules, says some are abusing services BY NATHAN PREWETT Special to the Leeds Tribune Leeds government officials say some residents have been abusing trash and limb pickup service by leaving out inappropriate items for pickup. In an announcement, the city says some are leaving out items that are causing a disruption in normal route services or leaving out too many for a vehicle to pick up. These items are also causing some damage to the service equipment. “This service is intended for removal of limbs, not trees and for individual household items, not whole houses of furniture, appliances, etc.� the announcement said.

The city government advises people with items such as trees that have been cut down to leave the remains in a dumpster, take them to a dump or have a contractor remove them. “The City will liberally interpret rules and help where possible, but your help is also needed if we are to provide this service to everyone on an equitable basis. Material from commercial contractors and piles obviously outside the intended scope of the service will be left unloaded.� The city government also advises reading about garbage and recycling on its website at leedsalabama.org as well as to consider taking materials to the Advanced Disposal Star Ridge Landfill in Moody.

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Community American Legion Post 107 relocates box for retired flags BY KARIM SHAMSI-BASHA Leeds Tribune Staff The flag of the United States is important to Joe Becker. That’s why last month he spearheaded moving the retired American flag box from its location across from Mills Pharmacy to its new location in front of American Legion Post 107 on Ashville Road in downtown Leeds. “It makes more sense the flag box is at the American Legion

107 location,” Becker said. “Our American flag is a symbol of our nation, and men and women have fought and died for that flag. The least we can do is pay it the respect it deserves.” The American Legion dates back to 1919, according to Becker, who served with the Alabama National Guard in Germany in 1985 and in Panama in 1986. “We’re coming up on 100year anniversary. So every little or big town you come

to, you’ll find members of the American Legion getting ready,” Becker said When an American flag is retired, a group of officers from the Army performs a ceremony that includes reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After that, the flag is disposed of in a formal manner. “The officers in charge will drop the retired American flag in a burn barrel to properly dispose of it. We need to make sure everybody knows the importance

The retired flag box was moved from across from Mills Pharmacy to sit in front of American Legion Post 107 on Ashville Road in Leeds.

Joe Becker, Amanda Rich with the Ladies Axillary, Dean Armstrong, First Vice Commander of American Legion Post 107, and Jane Schulte, Adjutant of American Legion Post 107.

of this process,” Becker said. “You don't just throw away the American flag. We have to treat it with honor.” Becker empties the American flag box every three to four weeks. He counts up to 50 retired flags most of the time. “I am amazed at the large number of retired American flags we get in the box since we installed it about eight years ago,” Becker said. If you are wondering what to do with an old American Flag, head to the American Flag box in front of American Legion Post 107 in Leeds.

Joe Becker and Amanda Rich fold the flags they got out of the box.

Chili Cookoff raises money for Pet adoption day a success at Shops of Grand River Leeds High School football The Leeds Quarterback Club hosted its first Chili Cookoff fundraiser at Rails and Ales on Saturday to raise money for the Greenwave football program. Out of about a dozen entries, the winner was Old Smokey BBQ, which is opening with new owners in the former location on Parkway Drive. Owners Cory and Cody Price’s winning chili included sausage, which Cody, the cook for the restaurant, said will be served seasonally after it opens sometime this month. The Price brothers said they are waiting for the health inspector to give the OK to set an opening date. Second place went to Raising Cane and K&K Construction, in a tie, and third place went to Chris Rutledge, who was sponsored by Blair Homes. - Cindy Fisher

Pell City Animal Shelter: ‘Leeds residents love these little critters’ BY KARIM SHAMSI-BASHA Leeds Tribune Staff The little girl gave the tiny black cat she just met such a loving hug that you would have thought they’ve been friends for a lifetime. The Pell City Animal Shelter brought some of their animals to the Shops of Grand River recently. “We are here today to find these beautiful dogs and cats loving homes that are going to be forever,” Angie Paul with the Pell City Animal Shelter

said. “We call them forever homes. That’s what we want. We want these cute and adorable animals in loving homes forever.” All kinds of breeds of dogs were available at the shelter’s most recent visit to the Shops at Grand River in Leeds. On this particular trip, three animals were adopted within an hour after it started. “We always have a great response here,” Paul said. “People here in Leeds love these little critters and are ready to take them home.”

The varieties and the breeds were impressive. “Today we have a German Shepherd and a Bassett and a Labrador mix. We also have an Australian Shepherd mix. And then we have our cats. They are so cute,” Paul said. “I’ve seen the sweetest kids today. If you or your kids are looking for a pet, for sure visit the shelters in your area,” Paul said. “We have the most loving animals.” You can visit the Pell City Animal Shelter in person or on Facebook.

Old Smokey BBQ won the cookoff competition. It is owned by Cory and Cody Price.

Some loved on kittens at the Pell City Animal Shelter adoption day at Shops of Grand River. Cary Kennedy entered his chili in the competition.

Sara Webb’s dog, Meatball, got attention from Dean Mills, 5, and Anna Mills, 4.

Sara Webb holds her poodle Willie Nelson so Laney Bannon, 2, can pet him.

Some looked for puppies at the adoption day.


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Education Leeds High School Scholar Bowl team makes top 10 at state tourney The Leeds High School Scholars’ Bowl Team placed eighth at the ASCA Division II High School State Tournament

on April 12 at the ShelbyHoover campus of Jefferson State Community College. This award-winning team

is coached by teacher Jeff Thomas. Special shout out to Jared Carson for making the All-State team.

Grayson Pilkington, Seth Baker, Emma Terry, Dalton Cates, Jared Carson, and Ben Davis.

The team won medals at the state competition.

Leeds High School announced their “Students of the Month” for March. Selected by their teachers. These stu-

10th grade: Faith Stoothoff and Micah England 9th grade: Maia Nigaglioni and David Gathu

dents exemplify diligence, scholarship, character, and good citizenship. They are:

12th grade: Jona Long and Lon Cockrell 11th grade: Jordan Gough and James Linderman

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Lifestyle Easter recipes from a Mississippi family to yours

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BY ANDREW ARMSTRONG Easter has arrived and so have the appetites of many grandchildren. Maybe these recipes will be the new must-haves at every holiday! I wish you all the best and I truly hope you have a happy Easter Sunday, whether your family is near or far. The deviled egg recipe comes from Steens, Miss., and was a family favorite from the kitchen of my friend Amy's grandmother. Garcia has been gone since 2013. When she was alive, her family frequently requested these, and they have now shared the recipe with y'all! If you have an exciting recipe to share in 2019, then please send it to me at P.O. Box 693 Leeds, Alabama 35094 -Andrew M. Armstrong

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EASTER CREAM CHEESE SPREAD 1 (3 Ounce) package of cream cheese, softened 1 (2¼ Ounce) can of devilled ham 1 1/2 Tablespoons of 1000 island dressing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes 1 Tablespoon of onion, minced 2 drops of hot sauce 1 Dash of garlic powder Combine all the ingredients and mix well. You can serve it with crackers or stuffed in celery.

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be at Leeds First United Methodist Family Life Center at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $12 ($15 for no reservation and nonmembers). RSVP to Sandra McGuire at (205) 699-5001. Poetry with Father Goose – Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Public Library. for the April 2019 edition of "After School Special" at Leeds Civic Center! We will meet local author, "Father Goose" Charles Ghigna and celebrate National Poetry Month. A light dinner will be provided while supplies last. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 205699-5962.

April 20 Leeds Arts Council presents Cash Domino Killers (1950’s/60’s band) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 699-1892 for tickets. 8th Annual Lyla Ride: All proceeds go to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Registration 7 p.m. - 8:45 a.m. KSU at 9 a.m. $25

Per Rider / $30 Per Rider & Passenger. Join us for a after the ride for a complimentary lunch and lots of door prizes. Contact Ronny Burleson at 205-229-2136 with any questions.

April 24 A Time to Read Book Club - Discuss what was read that month and enjoy a pot-luck variety of snacks with Mrs. Ramona, Ms. Mondretta, and the rest of the book club members at 10 a.m.

April 25 Dumbledore’s Army: Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on the last Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. for Harry Potter fun. Each month we will be doing a different activity or craft. This club is for 6th gradeAdults. For more information or to sign-up please call or email Ms. Ginny at 205- 699-5962 or gedwards@bham.lib.al.us.

May 2 The event First Thursdays to be held downtown from

4-7 p.m. on Parkway Drive in Leeds. The festival will feature street entertainers, food trucks, arts and crafts, vendors, car cruise ins, kids’ activities and shopping.

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The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be at Leeds First United Methodist Family Life Center at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $12 ($15 for no reservation and nonmembers). Speaker is Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons. RSVP to Sandra McGuire at (205) 699-5001.

Leeds Elementary School hosts its annual Spring Fling from 4-7 p.m. with games, concessions, silent auction, raffle, bounce house obstacle courses, food trucks, vendors and a dunking booth.

May 6 Leeds City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Leeds Civic Center.

May 11 Leeds Arts Council Community Chorus Concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 6991892 for tickets. Little Cahaba Club Running Rails and Ales Scholarship Run - The 2nd Annual Scholarship run will once again seek to send deserving LMS students to attend the yearly field trip, this year to Philadelphia and New York City.

LadyBUGS Luncheon and Meeting at the Livery Event Center at noon.

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May 18 The annual Creek Bank Festival & Car Show will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Leeds Memorial Park. Leeds Arts Council presents Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse (Celtic Duo). Tickets are $15. Call 699-1892 for tickets and times.

May 20 The Leeds City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Leeds Civic Center.

May 30 Dumbledore’s Army: Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on the last Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. for Harry Potter fun. Each month we will be doing a different activity or craft. This club is for 6th grade-Adults. For more information or to sign-up please call or email Ms. Ginny at 205- 699-5962 or gedwards@ bham.lib.al.us.

Esther the Musical Audition. Roles available for ages 13 and up. A few non-speaking roles available for children age 6-12. Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway musical type song. Resume and headshot not required. You will be photographed at the audition. For information, call 205-699-1892. Include your community event in our calendar! Email information to news@leedstribune.com.

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ANDREW’S SPICED COBBLER 1/4 teaspoon of ginger 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon of all spice 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of cloves 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon of coconut extract 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder 1 1/2 Cups of sugar 2 Cups of flour 1 Cup of heavy cream 2 eggs 2 Cups of buttermilk 2 sticks of butter, melted 5 Pounds of frozen peaches, thawed

You can use other frozen fruits if you don't have peaches. Preheat the oven at 300 degrees. Save the 1/2 Cup of sugar for later. In a bowl mix together the eggs, cream, sugar, butter, milk, soda, powder, and salt. In another bowl mix the peaches with the 1/2 Cup of sugar and the remaining ingredients. Grease a deep baking dish well. Pour the batter over the peach mixture and bake at 300 degrees, until golden brown and crispy. Depending on the type of oven used, 15 - 30 minutes.

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ODIE'S Black Walnut & Coconut Cake 1 box of Duncan Heinz yellow cake mix 1 - 2 bags of coconut, sweetened 2 Cups of black walnuts, dusted with flour (Any walnuts can be used, but the flavor is not the same without black walnuts) 6 eggs, separated 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract 2 Cups of sugar 1 Cup of water Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Make the cake according to the box, but add in the 6 egg yolks to the mixture. Separate the cake batter and make 2 layers of cake in 9 x 13 pans. Bake at 350 degrees, until golden brown and done. To make the icing, boil the water and sugar together.

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GRACIA'S DEVILED EGGS 1 Dozen eggs boiled hard and the centers separated from the white 1 1/2 Tablespoons of dill pickle relish 1 splash of white vinegar 3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise Green onions and Crispy

bacon, chopped the amount added is your preference 1 1/2 teaspoons of spicy mustard Salt & Pepper to taste Paprika for garnish Blend together the yolks with the other ingredients. Spoon or pipe into the centers of the eggs. Garnish with the paprika and refrigerate.

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THE LEEDS TRIBUNE

April 18, 2019

Community Carnival returns to Leeds LEEDS STAFF REPORT The carnival came to downtown Leeds last weekend for the second time in six months.

Thousands came to enjoy the rides set up on 27 acres between the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Lehigh Cement Co.

Sonshine Amusements out of St. Clair County operates the carnival that also comes to Trussville and Moody. Sales of wristbands and tickets paid for the carnival.

Class of 2019 The Leeds Tribune is featuring the 2019 Greenwave Graduates in a special Graduation Edition on May 23. Show your support for Leeds High School’s seniors by Congratulating them in this special edition that will be distributed to our subscribers and graduates and their family at Graduation. ASK US FOR OUR RATES! For more information, contact Publisher Cindy Fisher at publisher@leedstribune.comor 205-789-0973. Space is limited so call today!

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April 18, 2019

THE LEEDS TRIBUNE

Sports Leeds High School names new head basketball coach LEEDS TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT Leeds High School has named Ron Hamilton as the new head coach of the Greenwave’s boys basketball team. Rayford Williams, Leeds High principal, said Hamilton has valuable experience coaching at the varsity level. “He has had success as a head coach at Fayette County and he has been an assistant

Leeds High School senior athletes recognized for college signings

to well-respected head coaches,” Williams said. “I feel that his experience and ability to relate to kids will be a positive for our basketball program.” Hamilton is replacing former coach, Zane Arnold. Hamilton served as assistant coach at Leeds under Arnold during the 2018-2019 season. He served as head coach at Fayette County High School for four years and led the Fayette County Tigers to an Area Championship and Elite

8 appearance during the 20162017 season, according to PrepsNet sports. Hamilton, an Alabama A&M graduate, spent two seasons at Hoover as an assistant, and one year at Huntsville High School as Head Coach, PrepsNet reports.

LHS girls tennis team finishes season with record wins The girls tennis team finished their season last week with a 9-0 win over Moody

in the last match of the regular season. They finished with an 11-4 record

for the year, which is the most team wins in school history.

Seniors Day for the tennis team was April 9. They recognized Presley Anderson, Lilly Bartee, Nichole Armstrong, Emmy Beason and Jacob Hudson. Jeff Thomas, center, is the coach. Leeds High School Principal Rayford Williams is far right.

Leeds High School recognized student athletes who are extending their academic and athletic careers to the next level. The athletes and their sports and colleges are: Austin Smith; Football; Tenn Valley Prep Daven Hopkins; Basketball; Gadsden State Maliek Evans; Football; Birmingham Southern Alphoncie Hopson; Football; Brevard College Micah Clark; Basketball; Huntington

Leeds High School honored senior athletes who are going to colleges on scholarships.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Each week, the Leeds Tribune recognizes a star athlete at Leeds High School. This week we honor Avery Stephens. Avery Stephens Sport: Baseball Grade: 10th How long have you played this sport: 10 years Favorite team: Atlanta Braves What are some top sports achievements you are proud of? I’m proud of my home run that I hit towards right field and I’m also proud of the driving catch I made during our playoff game last year. What other activities are you active in at Leeds High School? I am currently in Key Club and Leeds SGA, sophomore representative. Where do you plan to go to college or do after graduation? Vanderbilt or Emory. I haven’t thought of where I want to go for college yet, but I want a career in computer programming or psychology.

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