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originally named Wildcountry. In 1977, the group changed their name to Alabama. In the early 1980s, the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. Alabama's first single on RCA Records, "Tennessee River”, began a streak of 21 number one singles, including " Love in the First Degree” (1981), "Mountain Music" (1982), "Dixieland Delight" (1983), and Song of the South (1988). Alabama changed the face of country music and have received over 300 awards for their talents, including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. In 2019, the group

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NASHVILLE, Ala.-- Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour will kick off this weekend, July 2-3 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The tour, which was delayed due to COVID-19, will cover nearly 30 concerts through 2022. Special guest for the kickoff concert will be Martinia McBride. Several other musicians and bands will join the boys from Fort Payne throughout the tour including Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Sara Evans, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Beach Boys. In 1969, cousins Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook founded the band, Photo was provided by Alabama Fan Club

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Jackson County Celebrates the 4th!

Celebrate your Independence in DeKalb

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.-- DeKalb County has some great places for you to enjoy the great outdoors if you decide not to travel during the Fourth of July long weekend. There is no shortage of parks including Desoto State Park, Desoto Falls, Bucks Pocket and Little River Canyon and Sylvania Public Lake, to name a few. Several towns and Cities have planned events to help you enjoy the Independence Weekend! THE CITY OF FORT PAYNE Independence Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 1 at the Fort Payne Sports Complex. The Complex is located at 101 45th Street NE. The Boys in the Band, a Alabama tribute band, will be the entertainment for the evening. Fireworks will begin at dark.

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala.-- More than 47 million Americans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). If you choose to avoid the traffic and crowds, there are a multitude of things to do in Jackson County. Sarah Stahl, Director of Marketing & Tourism for the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, shared the Community Happenings in Jackson County to help you plan your Independence Day Holiday. Starting Friday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 4th there are quite a few ways to celebrate Independence Day – All Weekend Long! • Friday, July 2nd Section Pharmacy is hosting their “Pharm Phamily” Summer movie night! Stop by starting at 8PM to watch Captain America – Civil War with a firework show immediately following the FREE movie. Follow them on Facebook for more details - https://www.facebook.com/

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marla@southerntorch.com JACKSON COUNTY, Ala.-- Brandon Blaine Berry, of Woodville was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences on Tuesday in Jackson County.

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Berry was convicted on May 24, 2021 of first-degree kidnapping and murdering David Christen Lorenzo Rivamonte in September 2018.

marla@southerntorch.com JACKSON CO, Ala.--Jackson County was well represented in softball this year, winning a state championship and having two state runner-up finishes. Five softball teams made it to regional play. The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) released their choices for the 2021 ASWA All-State Softball Teams. Jackson County had thirteen players on the roster, along with the top honors for Coach of the Year and

Prosecutors said Berry killed Rivamonte, who suffered from autism after he allegedly told Berry he sexually assaulted a ten-year old. Investigators believe Berry tied Rivamonte to a chair, assaulted him and later shot him. Rivamonte’s body was found buried near a home on County Road 86 in September 2018.

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PuroClean Restoration Services, a water, fire mold and biohazard restoration company, located at 802 Airport Road West, Fort Payne held a ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour on Thursday. Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce hosted the after hours event where new chamber members were recognized .

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Collinsville High School’s 21st Century Summer Program participated in a service learning project that took bottle caps and recycled them to make mosaic art pieces to be displayed within the town in partnership with the Collinsville Study Club. The program presented the finished artwork to the town in a celebration on Wednesday, June 30.

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – As motorists plan to travel Alabama highways for the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association is making them aware of changes to state law to protect the lives of road construction and maintenance workers. Effective, Thursday, July 1, 2021, the fine for any moving traffic violation committed in a construction zone where workers are present will result in a $250 fine or double the regular fine, whichever amount is greater. ALDOT is also announcing that it will have no temporary lane closures on the interstate Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. for the safety of construction industry workers, maintenance crews, and the traveling public. The Alabama Legislature amended

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July 3, Stars and Stripes Festival / Town of Crossville Park Pavilion - 5-9 pm Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music by Wildwood and The Walker Albritten Band. Free bouncy houses and face painting. We have food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and free give aways. Corn Hole Tournament $25 per team, winner takes all. Call 256-528-7121 for more information. Firework show at the end of the night! 39th Annual Potato Festival on Saturday, July 3 crafts, games, food and a parade. Live music will be provided by Steve Kerley and Band, Elisha Tatum and Derek Whisenant, The Hindmans, Jordan’s Crossing, Dusty Smith, State Route 71 and the Carl Childers Band. For more information, contact City Hall at 256-657-6282 with any questions.

July 4, ALABAMA’S GOOSE POND COLONY RESORT TO HOST 39th ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY CELBRATION - Goose Pond Colony Resort, a municipally owned resort and golf facility, is pleased to host the 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration taking place on the banks of the Tennessee River. This is the oldest annual 4th of July celebration held in North Alabama. The tradition continues with a full evening of musical entertainment, family fun and North Alabama’s largest free firework display. The fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. WHAT: Goose Pond Colony Resort’s 39th Annual Fourth of July Celebration WHEN: Sunday, July 4, 2021 TIME: Concert starts at 6:00 PM Fireworks start at 9:00 PM COST: FREE

WHERE: Goose Pond Colony Resort 417 Ed Hembree Drive – Scottsboro, AL 35769 July 9, Golf Tournament - Jackson County Children's Advocacy Center, Second Annual Benefit at The Lake Course by Goose Pond Colony Resort. Registration and lunch 11am, Shotgun start 12pm. Lunch and prizes. July 9 - 10 Mountain Music Festival - Five city blocks of Fort Payne will be transformed into a festive atmosphere with stages for live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more. This event is sponsored by the City of Fort Payne and the Big Wills Arts Council. July 10, America's Prayer Meeting Movement - 2 - 4 PM Fort Payne City Park. With the purpose of a great awakening, crying out to god.

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Asking for 1 million souls coming to christ, the mission continues to grow. The organizational union of ministry partners announcees abroader partnership strategy for July and beyond. Discover more at www. americasprayermeeting. org July 11, Mountain View Baptist Church Presents Mystery Island - Vacation Bible School 6:00-8:30. Inflatables, fireworks, food, and fun! @ Mountain View Baptist Church. 6162 Blue Pond Blvd E Fort Payne, Al. July 11, Summer Music Festival Amazing local talent will be showcased in this unique summer music festival. A variety of styles will drift through the beautiful Fort Payne Opera House. Built in 1889, it is the oldest Opera House still in use in the entire state of Alabama! 256-845-6888 July 17, Orbix Hot Glass - Blow Your Own Ornament at Orbix Hot Glass. Design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists. For this, we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). Reservations Required! 256-523-3188 orbixhotglass.com

the construction zone law this year, as the number of injuries and fatal crashes in work zones increased in 2020. Preliminary numbers for 2020, show 2,378 work zone crashes in Alabama, resulting in 19 fatalities and 616 injuries. These numbers include road workers and motorists. “As underscored by the recent change to our highway laws, unsafe driving in work zones can be life-altering and sometimes lifeending,” said Allison Green, Drive Safe Alabama Coordinator with ALDOT. “It’s to everyone’s advantage to slow down and follow the rules of the road when driving through a work zone.” With the change to the construction zone law, fines are increased for speeding, but for any traffic law broken while driving through the work zone when workers are present. Those violations include driving under the influence, hit and run, following the vehicle ahead too closely, changing lanes without signaling, and driving around barricades, among other violations. “The law calls them workers, some may

Jackson FROM PAGE 1 SectionPharmacyHealthMart • Saturday, July 3rd Starting bright and early, head down to the Bridgeport boat Launch for a free kayaking event! Kayaking will go on from 8AM - Noon at the boat dock with complimentary Tennessee Riverline kayaks available for use. Stop by downtown on the way there and check out the community yard sale that will be happening, in the vicinity of City Stage. Main Street Scottsboro will host Jackson County Jubilee - a July Trade Day with a focus on local homemade and homegrown items with an Independence Day Parade at 11am around the Square. Battle of the Bands Knockout Round #1 of 3 will take place later that night from 6 – 8 PM. Come hang out downtown and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors! This is going to be an exciting event and emceed by the “always entertaining “, Jackson County Commissioner AJ Buckner! Stick around for an

call them employees, but it’s more important we recognize they are moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters that need to be able to go home to their families,” said Jeff Webb with Ozark Striping Company, Inc. and current president of ARBA. “We believe this law will help bring change to driver’s unsafe driving habits.” Work Zone Safe Driving Tips Drive alert. Don’t drive distracted by texting, eating, or other activities that take your hands off the wheel. Look for highway workers, reduced speed limits, and changes to the roadway. Move over. Give workers more space if the roadway allows. Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Motorists planning their holiday travel route can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at www.ALGOtraffic. com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app. ALDOT asks motorists to use ALGO Traffic responsibly. Drivers should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.

incredible fireworks show following the Battle of the Bands. • Sunday, July 4th Goose Pond Colony hosts their annual lakefront concert and fireworks show, starting at 6PM on Sunday, July 4th. Admission to the event is free. A variety of Food and Drinks will be available at both the amphitheater and in the parking lot next to the pool. Food will include Sno Cones from Kona Ice, BBQ and assorted plates from SoCo, Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Oreos and Sno Cones from A&R Concessions, Hamburgers and Hotdogs from Comin’ in Hot. In addition, Beer will be available for purchase at the amphitheater. No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed inside the fenced area of the amphitheater. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to the celebration. During the fireworks display, spectators can tune to 98-3 Wild Country (98.3 FM) for music synchronized to the fireworks. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and enjoy everything that Jackson County has to offer!

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Leonard Edward Thornberry - 60, of Fort Payne, passed away June 23, 2021 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021. James David Ashley - 70 of Centre, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. A memorial “jam” will be held on July 10, 2021 at the Vintage 1889 in Fort Payne. Melvin Dale Griggs - 77, of Dallas, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. Graveside services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1st at Walkers Chapel Cemetery.

Belinda Ann Freeman Tillery - 48 of Leesburg passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Floyd Cherokee Medical Center. Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021. Jason David Allen - 47 of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Shepherds Cove Hospice. The family held a private graveside service. J. R. Brown “Papa Jake” - 79 of Crossville passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at his home. His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Crossville Memorial Chapel.

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Charles Hoyt Slaton 62, of Leesburg, Alabama passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Funeral: Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 2PM. Steve Allen Meadows - 64, of Fort Payne, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his residence. Funeral: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2 PM

Peggy Nell Weems Croft - 61 of Crossville, AL. passed away on June 27, 2021 at her residence. Funeral Service will be held on Wed. June 30, 2021. Burial will follow in Green’s Chapel Cemetery.

Cornerstone Gary Gene Cameron 57 of Ider died Tuesday, June 22 at his residence. Funeral services are Saturday at 12 Noon at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel Jerry Parker - 77 of Flat Rock died Thursday, June 24 at his residence. Funeral services are Sunday at 5 PM ET at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel. Coy Ivey - 87, of Henagar, Alabama died on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his wife of 58

Kerby Shelia Sue Hardeman Lowe - 46 of Bryant, AL passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Highlands Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3PM. Bob Steele - 83 of Ider, AL passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Dekalb Regional. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 2PM.

Rainsville Odell Wade Stapler - 78 of Rainsville, Alabama, formerly of New Hope passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Winola Scott - 91 of Rainsville, Alabama passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Collinsville Health Care. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 3PM. Robert Hyde - 82 of Collinsville, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2PM.

Scottsboro Bonnie Ruth Brown Avans - 74 of Crow Mountain passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021. Billy Wayne Ball - 72, of Section, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, AL. Visitation Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 am. John Daye - 56, of Pisgah, AL, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. John Stanley Putman - 85, of Estillfork, AL, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

He was an U.S. Army Veteran. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Ima Gene Cameron - 83, lifetime resident of Grant, died peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Marshall Medical South. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

W.T. Wilson Willie Fay Wagner - 74, of Ft. Payne passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Funeral services are set for 3pm Friday, June 25, 2021. Johnny Campbell McPherson - 76 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The family will be having a memorial service at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Gerald Hill - passed away June 24th, 2021. The Family will be holding a Memorial service at a later date. Cremation services provided by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Brenda Fay Kean 74 of Fort Payne, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, June 28, 2021. David Paul “Jellyhawg” Nix - 66 of Rainsville, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Jerry Snellings - 78, of Albertville passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Funeral

services are set for 2pm Sunday, June 27, 2021. Ronald J. Edmondson - 79, of Kilpatrick passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Funeral services are set for 3pm Monday, June 28, 2021. Andrew Harold Smith, - 87 of Section, Al

passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Elizabeth Jayne Robertson - 73, of Ft. Payne passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11am.

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By Steve Flowers Alcohol was on the minds of many Alabama lawmakers this year as the legislature considered an abnormally high number of alcoholrelated bills. Several of the bills passed. Most notable was legislation that made it possible for Alabama businesses to deliver beer, wine and liquor to customers’ homes, and separate legislation that allows state residents to order wine directly from wineries, even if those producers are out of state. One piece of legislation that did not pass was Senator Arthur Orr’s perennial bill to privatize ABC liquor stores. There are a number of reasons for Alabamians to be thankful this legislation did not pass. First and foremost, the State’s General Fund Budget will benefit from the failure of this legislation. The proposed legislation would have resulted in higher prices, lost tax dollars, lost jobs and less enforcement of alcohol laws. For example, last year alone the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, contributed $314 million to the State General Fund and state

agencies, according to information provided by the ABC Board. This is from taxes and the markup on liquor. If you privatize liquor sales and close the ABC stores, much of this revenue goes away, even after considering the taxes generated by private stores. An analysis of the ABC Board shows a net loss of $95 million a year. Another reason to be thankful the legislature refused to privatize liquor sales, is the fact that hundreds of state jobs were saved by the failure of this legislation. The ABC stores and the state warehouse are run by more than 875 state employees. Most would have lost their jobs, their health insurance, and their retirement had the bill passed. These employees go through hours of training to keep stores safe and prevent the sale of liquor to minors. Dollars and cents aside, if you look at this from a health and safety standpoint Alabama is better off with state-regulated ABC stores controlling liquor sales than private retailers. Speaking of private liquor stores, you can expect a big jump in their numbers. If you consider all the

grocery stores, convenience store, and other retail chains, such as Walmart and Target, along with the additional package stores that will pop up if liquor sales are privatized, liquor outlets in the state could increase from around 850 currently to more than 2,100. While there would not literally be a liquor store on every corner, it sure might feel like it. Furthermore, studies and common sense indicate that the more stores you have selling liquor, which will come with privatization, the more liquor you are going to sell. More sales mean more consumption, and more consumption means more health and safety problems. Alcohol is not just another commodity and buying it should not be as easy as buying milk and bread. Data from the CDC says 95,000 people die annually due to excessive drinking. No drug kills as many people each year as alcohol. The good news is that under our current alcohol control system, Alabama fares much better than most states when it comes to alcohol consumption. As a state, we are among the lowest in liquor consumption and among the highest in

revenue from liquor taxes. Lastly, even if you look at privatization from a consumer’s standpoint, it does not benefit Alabamians financially to privatize liquor sales. As anyone who has gone into an ABC store and a private package store knows, private store prices are much higher. If you close the ABC stores, Alabamians are only left with the higher prices of private stores. While the legislation to privatize liquor sales was well intentioned from a philosophical standpoint, we should be thankful our legislature looked at the bigger picture. The state has little to gain, but a lot to lose by closing ABC stores. The ABC Board is a valuable state agency, and the ABC stores provide a great benefit to our state in tax revenue, hundreds of state jobs, and lower prices for Alabamians. I have known ABC Board Administrator Mac Gipson a long time. I know he runs a tight ship and it would be a shame to wreck it, so let’s hope privatization of liquor sales is dead for good. See you next week.

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STATE OF ALABAMA DEKALB COUNTY In the Probate Court of Jackson County, Alabama In the Matter of the Estate of Walter A. Southeard Case No.: 31-122 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY To: Dallas Southeard and Danielle Southeard NOTICE OF CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS You are hereby given notice that a Petition for Probate of Will and for Letters Testamentary has been filed by Mary Benefield in the Estate of Walter A. Southeard, deceased. Said notice to be published July 2, 9, & 16.

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DeKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DeKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF OZELL THORNBERRY

CATARINA PAZ DIAZ

Case No. 2021-195

Case No. CS-2021-900050

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF OZELL THORNBERRY, DECEASED. LETTERS OF TESTAMENTARY ON THE ESTATE OF OZELL THORNBERRY, DECEASED, having been granted to the undersigned on the 11 day of June, 2021, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is herby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. Said notice to be published on June 18, 25, & July 2.

Plaintiff NOTICE OF CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS NOTICE TO: UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Petition for Custody and other relief filed by Plaintiff/ Mother, Catarina Paz Diaz, by the 9th day of August, 2021, or, thereafter, a judgment by default may be rendered against him in Case No.: CS-2021900050, in the District Court of DeKalb County, Alabama Said notice to be published June 18, 25, July 2 & 9.

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

STATE OF ALABAMA IN THE PROBATE COURT

CASE NO.: 2021-203

DEKALB COUNTY

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CAROLYN W. PHILLIPS, deceased

CASE # 2021-175

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE'S NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters Testamentary on the Estate of CAROLYN W. PHILLIPS, deceased, having been granted to REBECCA SMITH and JESSICA HICKS on the 21 day of June, 2021, by the Honorable RONNIE OSBORN, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. Said notice to be published July 2, 9, & 16.

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Violet Wadkins DECEASED NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters of Administration in the matter of the estate of Violet Wadkins, Case No. 2021-175 having been granted to the undersigned on the 25th day of May, 2021 by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate of said county, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. This the 28th day of June, 2021. Said notice to be published July 2, 9, & 16.

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA

STATE OF ALABAMA IN THE PROBATE COURT

CASE NO.: 2021-204

DEKALB COUNTY

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Henry Max Coker, Jr., deceased

CASE # 2021-188

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE'S NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters Testamentary on the Estate of CHenry Max Coker, Jr., deceased, having been granted to Terri Beth Goodman on the al day of ,2021, by the Honorable RONNIE OSBORN, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. Said notice to be published July 2, 9, & 16.

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Joe E. Kennamer DECEASED NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters of Administration in the matter of the estate of Joe E. Kennamer, Case No. 2021-188 having been granted to the undersigned on the 24th day of June, 2021 by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate of said county, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred, This the 24th day of June, 2021. Said notice to be published July 2, 9, & 16.

    

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Alabama FROM PAGE 1 was awarded with the first ever LifeTime Achievement Award. Tickets for the tour may be purchased on the band’s website, www.thealabamaband. com. *The tour dates and locations for the 50th Anniversary tour are as follows: • July 2-3, 2021 Bridgestone Arena (NASHVILLE, TN) • JUL 23, 2021 Mohegan Sun Arena @ Casey Plaza (WILKESBARRE, PA) • JUL 24, 2021 Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (SALISBURY, MD) • JUL 25, 2021 York State Fair (YORK, PA) • AUG 6, 2021 The Wharf Amphitheater (ORANGE BEACH, AL) • AUG 7, 2021 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (PELHAM, AL) • AUG 13, 2021 Spectrum Center (CHARLOTTE, NC) • AUG 14, 2021 ThunderValley Amphitheatre ( BRISTOL, TN) • AUG 18, 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute To Charlie Daniels At Bridgestone Area (NASHVILLE, TN) • AUG 27, 2021 Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center (MADISON, WI) • AUG 28, 2021 Van Andel Arena( GRAND RAPIDS, MI) • SEP 4, 2021 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s (STATELINE, NV) • SEP 5, 2021 Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater at Harrah's Laughlin (LAUGHLIN, NV) • SEP 16, 2021 Pinnacle Bank Arena (LINCOLN, NE) • SEP 17, 2021 Chesapeake Energy Arena (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) • SEP 25, 2021 PPG Paints Arena (PITTSBURGH, PA) • OCT 7, 2021 PNC Arena (RALEIGH, NC) • OCT 8, 2021 North Charleston Coliseum (NORTH CHARLESTON, SC) • OCT 22, 2021

Dickies Arena (FORT WORTH, TX) • OCT 23, 2021 BOK Center (TULSA, OK) • DEC 5, 2021 Savannah Civic Center -Martin Luther King Jr Arena (SAVANNAH, GA) • JAN 15, 2022 Bankers Life Fieldhouse (INDIANAPOLIS,IN ) • JAN 21, 2022 Colonial Life Arena (COLUMBIA, SC) • JAN 22, 2022 Donald Tucker Civic Center (TALLAHASSEE, FL) • FEB 12, 2022 Intrust Bank Arena (WICHITA, KS) *More Dates to be announced

DeKalb FROM PAGE 1 Vendors will be on hand for tasty treats. • DESOTO STATE PARK will host its annual weekend of events for the Fourth of July Holiday. On July 2-3 the park will host a parade, flag making contest, an ice cream social, pool party and much more. Check out their calendar of events on www.alapark.com/ parks/desoto-state. • THE CITY OF HENAGAR will host its 39th Sand Mountain Potato Festival on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Grand Marshals will be the Jackson County Shriners. Musical entertainment will begin at 11:00 a.m. with an array of country, gospel, bluegrass, southern rock, and more. The musical lineup will be as follows: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Steve Kerley and Band 12:00-1:00 p.m. Elisha Tatum and Derek Whisenant 1:00-2:00 p.m. The Hindmans 2:00-2:30 p.m. Break 2:30-3:00 p.m. Jordan’s Crossing 3:00-4:30 p.m. Dusty Smith 4:30-6:00 p.m. State Route 71 6:00-8:00 p.m. Carl

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Childers Band The Henagar Library will be hosting a Corn Hole Tournament on the right baseball field at 3:00 p.m. Signups begin at 2:00 p.m. the day of the tournament. Cost per two person team is $20. • THE TOWN OF CROSSVILLE will host the Crossville’s Stars and Stripes Corn Hole Tournament on July 3 beginning at 5 p.m. Signups will begin at 4:30 p.m. Fee is $25 per team. • FYFFE CHURCH OF GOD will have a fireworks show and will be giving away free hot dogs. There will be inflatables for children, homemade ice cream, and gospel signing on July 4 from 5-9. • THE CITY OF RAINSVILLE celebrated Freedom Fest this past Saturday at the Field of Dreams. This was the fourth year at this location. The festival has spanned over 14 years. Vendors, music and inflatables were enjoyed by all. John Stone was the musical entertainment. Fireworks by Farmers Telephone Cooperative lit the sky and kicked off the Indepence Day celebrations. Get out and enjoy all that DeKalb County has to offer!

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