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DAY TRIP TURNS DEADLY
By Marla Jones Managing Editor
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. â€” According to the Jackson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, on June 4, an incident occurred on a day trip at the Jackson County Park that resulted in the death of a resident of Haymon Homes. The deceased, 31-year-old Lucius Wayne Frazier, reportedly became
violent with other residents and was then subdued by employees inside the bus. After the incident, Frazier stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. After receiving numerous questions and inquiries from the public regarding this incident, Southern Torch contacted Haymon Homes. They confirmed the incident occurred and stated the
employees involved are still currently employed with the company and no further action has been taken. Their spokesperson stated they would release an official response. At the time of press, Southern Torch had not received their response. According to the Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, the Haymon
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An incident last month resulted in the death of a resident of Haymon Homes at the Jackson County Park. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)
Purchase a Paver FORT PAYNE ICON PASSES AWAY for Patriot's Park By Staff Reports
Pavers leading up to the Patriot's Park Memorial are available for purchase to honor those who have sacrificed for our country. (Zach Hester | Southern Torch)
By Marla Jones, Managing Editor FORT PAYNE, Ala. â€” The City of Fort Payne recently announced they would be purchasing blank pavers to go in Patriot's Memorial Park. The pavers, which will be replaced by engraved pavers as they are purchased, will be installed within the next few months. Patriot's Park is the latest development in Fort Payne to honor those who have served in the military and either lost their lives or made a significant sacrifice for their country, including veterans of World War I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Gulf War, Iraq War and the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan. While Patriot's Park has taken some time to complete, Fort Payne Councilmember Wade Hill stated at last week's council meeting, "this is a labor of love for a lot of people... we are getting there." There are two paver sizes available for purchase. The 4x8 size has space for three lines of text with 18 characters per line and is sold for $100. The 8x8 size has space for six lines at 18 characters per line and is sold for $200. Purchase forms for engraved pavers are available at the Office of Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser, the Office of DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner Tyler Wilks, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Fort Payne.
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FORT PAYNE, Ala. â€” On Wednesday, July 3, local businessman Wayne Devan Lowe passed away at his home surrounded by family. Devan was born on July 24, 1939 in Dekalb County, Alabama. He was a lifelong resident of Gadsden and was a 1958 graduate of Etowah High School.
He was a Christian of the Baptist faith. The name Devan Lowe Inc. is a sign of pride and devotion to a
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By Zach Hester Reporter DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. â€” At this weekâ€™s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, it was announced that the Kilpatrick community would see some updates to their roads.
Lucas Blankenship of Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG) presented the Commission with a CDBG grant resolution for road paving in the amount of $350,000 with the Commission matching $115,000 for
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paving in Kilpatrick. The roads included in the paving are County Roads 69, 113, 179, 370, 374, 467, and 479. â€œThis area is in dire need of some assistance, so thank you to
FORT PAYNE, Ala. â€” From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Over the last several weeks, the DeKalb County Sheriffâ€™s Office has added several new K-9 units! The new K-9 program includes 3 new narcotics dogs and 2 tracking dogs. Two of the new drug dogs
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BOE Announces July Placements By Marla Jones Managing Editor DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. â€” The DeKalb County Board of Education held their monthly meeting, on Tuesday, July 2. After the approval of minutes, the Board, upon Dr. Jason Barnetttâ€™s recommendation, approved the payment of dues to the Alabama
Association School Board (AASB). The following nutritional contracts were granted: â€˘ Bread-Flowers Distribution Company â€˘ Milk and Juice-Mayfield Dairy â€˘ Produce- Forestwood Farms â€˘ Ice Cream- Mayfield Dairy The following
lifelong business that he loved. Devan was a wholesaler of cars at heart. He enjoyed the thrill of being up on the auction block at a sale. At the dealership, he cherished meeting customers and sharing stories with them. He loved a challenge and his lifelong dream was to
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will be on the road full time, while the third narcotics dog will be used in DeKalb County and Fort Payne City Schools! The K-9 to be used in the schools is a Lab named River, and is handled by SRO Sherri Johnson, who has yearsâ€™ worth of experience in handling K-9s. The other two narcotics dogs are a Dutch Shepherd (named â€œSwitch,â€? handled by Sgt. Nathaniel Bates) and a Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix (named â€œDolly,â€? handled by Deputy Troy Fugatt). The new units will join narcotics K-9 Marianna (handled by Deputy Hunter Akins), who was the lone dog in the department before the
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from Page 1 everybody that was a part of this,â€? said Commissioner Scot Westbrook, whose district includes the Kilpatrick community. In other business, the Commission: â€˘ Accepted a bid from Southeastern Road Treatment for liquid calcium chlorine â€˘ Passed a resolution to resurface CR116 â€˘ Accepted the resignations of Zach Davis and Mike Traylor at the DeKalb County Sheriffâ€™s Office â€˘ Hired Riley Shrader and Jonathan Whitmire at the DeKalb County Sheriffâ€™s Office â€˘ Recognized Michael Posey of the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for his many certifications and accolades, as well as his service to the County The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 10am in the DeKalb County Activities Building.
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Memorial Foundation Antioch Baptist Church will host a fundraiser alongside their VBS this year for the Alaina Olivares Memorial Foundation to help families get free CPR classes. All money donated will be given to the DeKalb Ambulance Service. Not only will the foundation help preants with CPR classes, but it will also be offering one scholarship for Cornerstone Christian Academy and one for Fyffe High School in the amount of $2,000 each. For more information, please visit The Alaina Olivares Memorial Foundation on Facebook. Donations can be sent to Antioch Baptist Church at 1555 Campbell St. in Fyffe, Ala. 35971 or P.O. Box 68 in Dawson, Ala. 35971. Please make checks out to The Alaina Olivares Memorial Foundation.
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Request for Comments TVA to Hold Open House on Proposed Transmission Project TVA will hold an open house for public input on plans for a proposed transmission project in Fort Payne, Alabama.
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The map shows the alternative locations of the proposed transmission routes that TVA is considering. A more detailed map and additional information can be found at www.tva.com/transmissionprojects.
THE GOGGANS AND LACEY PROPERTY The house & 1.04 acres are located at 343 Main St. W, also known as Alabama Hwy 35, Rainsville, AL next to Burger King. The 1.13 acre tract is located behind the house with road frontage on DeKalb Drive SW. Real Estate Terms: A 10% Buyers Premium will be added to the highest bid and will be paid the day of the sale. The balance is due at closing on January 8, 2019. Office Furniture & Property Terms: A 10% Buyers Premium will be added to the highest bid. The total amount will be due the day of the sale.
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Ledbetter, Senator Steve Livingston, and Probate Judge Ronnie Osborn. Numerous other businesses and organizations also contributed to make the new K-9 units possible. Micah McCreary of McCreary K-9 Facility also helped greatly with the training and certifications. DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: â€œThese new dogs are a great addition to our capabilities in both detecting narcotics and locating people. River will also be great in our schools. Sheâ€™ll be used by an SRO who is very experienced with K-9s.â€? â€œIâ€™d also like to thank the citizens of our community who helped make these additional K-9s possible. â€œGod Bless!â€? Concluded Sheriff Welden.
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new administration took office. The tracking dogs are blood hounds (Moses and Alex), and will be used in missing persons cases, as well as manhunts for dangerous fugitives. Moses is handled by Deputy Seth Cagle. Alex is named after 11-year-old Amberly Alexis Barnett, who went missing and was found murdered earlier this year. Alexâ€™s handler is PIO Deputy Tyler Pruett. The Sheriffâ€™s Office will also have another dog, Ari, available for tracking from McCreary K-9 Facility if needed. Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Brian Cunningham and DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett contributed to the new dogs, as well as Representative Nathaniel
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TVA representatives will be available at the open house to provide information, answer questions and receive comments about the project. Large maps showing the alternative locations will also be available. TVA is interested in receiving comments concerning how this project may affect the environment, historic properties or any other issues associated with this proposal. Comments will be used in reaching a decision on location of the new transmission facilities. Any written comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection. If you cannot attend the open house but have questions or comments, please contact Chris Austin. All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA at the address below no later than Aug. 19, 2019. If you have special needs, please contact Tanya Adams at the toll-free number at least five days prior to the open house. Contact Chris Austin TVA 1101 Market St. (MR 4G) Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801 800-362-4355 (toll free) email@example.com www.tva.com/power/projects
TVA Open House Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Coal and Iron Building 500 Gault Ave. N. Fort Payne, AL 35967
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COMMUNITY DEVAN from Page 1 own a Cadillac dealership. In the early seventies, he became the owner of Lowe Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac GMC in Fort Payne. He realized his dream in 1974 when he opened Lowe Oldsmobile Cadillac in Rome Georgia. In 1983, he opened Devan Lowe Lincoln Mercury in Rainbow City. His dream was realized again in 1992 when he added the Pontiac Cadillac GMC franchises to the Rainbow City dealership. Throughout his career, Devan received many awards and honors and was a strong supporter of the local community. In 2004, he was named Alabama's TIME Dealer of the Year, one of the automobile industry's most prestigious honors. In 2003, he was awarded
the 2003 Gold Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association. He served as the chairman of The Chamber, Gadsden & Etowah County in 2003 and was presented the Bobby Austin Community Improvement Award from The Chamber in 2007. Along with his wife, Hilda, he was an Alexis de Tocqueville giver to the United Way of Etowah County. Devan was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Marshall Lowe and Mavis Evelyn Traylor Lowe. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hilda Flowers Lowe; his two daughters, Kimberly Lowe Jolly (Russell) and Kendall Lowe Hamilton (Mark); his grandchildren, Jordan Lowe Jolly, Katelyn Jade Jolly, and Kimberly Lauren Jolly; his brothers Rex Lowe and Larry (Cindy) Lowe; his sister Ann (Randy) Ross; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
BOE from Page 1 Services-Resignation • Amy Pointer-CounselorCrossville-Resignation • Shelly ClarkSecondary Social Science Teacher-CrossvilleResignation • Kelsey Bowman-PreK Teacher-RuhamaResignation • Amanda Nicki Wilks-PreK Auxiliary Teacher-CrossvilleResignation • Chrissie VinsonElementary Teacher-PlainviewResignation The following Leave of Absence was granted: • Tabatha MitchellCustodian-Crossville Middle School (8/12/19-9/30/19) The following transfers were approved: • Michael DavisPhysical EducationTeacher at Sylvania High School to Secondary PE Teacher/ Assistant Football Coach/ Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach at Crossville High • Melinda WoodenItinerant Special Education Paraprofessional at Ider High School to Itinerant
Special Education Paraprofessional at Plainview High School • Kimberly Wilkes-CNP Worker at Crossville Middle School to CNP Manager at Fyffe • Paige Phillips-Family Consumer Sciences Teacher at Ider High School to Family Consumer Sciences Teacher at Fyffe High School • Crystal Taylor- PreK Auxiliary at Plainview to PreK Teacher at Ider • Roberta TrippSpecial Education Aide to PreK Auxiliary at Ider • Kristie StevensSpecial Education Aide at Ider to Prek Auxiliary at Plainview • Amy SmithElementary Teacher to Elementary Library Media Specialist at Geraldine • Tanya FordElementary Teacher to Itinerant EL Teacher at Collinsville The following placements were made: Certified • Scott CliftonSecondary Science-Collinsville • LaShonda Green-Secondary Mah-Crossville Middle School • Miles KeithSecondary Intervention
Teacher and Head Football Coaching Duties-Ider • Margaret Smart-Secondary Social Science Teacher-Geraldine • Cody WillinghamPhysical Education/ Secondary Intervention Teacher-Sylvania • Brittany GilbertBusiness Education Teacher-Geraldine • Dillyn MitchellItinerant Special Education-Geraldine • Will Brock-Junior High Boys Basketball Coach (Coaching Duties Only)-Crossville Middle • Laura KingElementary Teacher-Geraldine • Jamie McCainItinerant Instructional Coach-English Language Arts • Kelli Hayes Shirley-Junior High Cheerleader Sponsor-Ider Support • David MayesMaintenance EmployeeFacilities Building • Suzanne Nelms-Assistant Custodian (4 hr)-Fyffe Special Services Center • Savannah Frost-Itinerant Special Education Bus Aide-Ider Special Services Center • Hannah Neal-PreK Auxiliary-Plainview
• Bailey ThompsonPreK Auxiliary-Plainview • Sidney BaileyItinerant Special Education Aide/ Paraprofessional-Fyffe • James BartonItinerant Special Education Aide/Paraprofessional-Ider Volunteer Coaches • William Norris-Cheerleading-Fyffe Contracts • Melinda WoodenSupport Services- 21st Century- Moon Lake • David Bailey-21st Century Moon Lake Summer Program- Custodian • Stephanie Lacey-21st Century Crossville Summer Program Bus Driver • Mike Clayton-21st Century Crossville Summer Program Bus Driver • Emily LozadaSummer Grounds Worker-Collinsville • Tabitha LozandaSummer Grounds Worker-Collinsville • Tim Turner-Summer Grounds WorkerTechnology Center • Jessica GallowaySummer Grounds Worker-Geraldine The next DeKalb Board of Education meeting will be on July 30, 2019 at 5pm. The work session will be held before at 4:30pm.
County Republican Women's Ladies Lunch - The DeKalb County Republican Women will host a Ladies' Lunch on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:30am at the Ider Baptist Church's Family Life Center.
the Fyffe Class of 2019, who are celebrating their 50th reunion.
UPCOMING EVENTS Every Monday, By His Hands Outreach Ministry - The By His Hands Outreach Ministry will host a soup kitchen beginning on Mondays at 6pm. The Clothes Closet will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Both are at 2494 Church Avenue in Rainsville. Donations are greatly appreciated! Every Monday, Sons of Confederate Veterans - The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Burnt Church at 6pm in Sylvania. Every Monday, Sons of the American Revolution - The Sons of the American Revolution meets the 3rd
Monday of each month at Western Sizzlin' in Fort Payne at 6pm. Every Wednesday, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - A new support group for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones is starting in Fort Payne at Word of Life Ministry, located at 3610 Gault Avenue North. The meeting will be held every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm. Any adult family member over 18 is welcome to attend these PAL meetings, however, for insurance reasons, no one under the age of 18 may attend and child care will not be provided. For more information, visit palgroup. org.
Every Wednesday, Breakthrough Church free meal - Come and enjoy a free meal and hear the Word of God on Wednesday nights starting January 3 at 5:30pm. If you need a ride, please contact: Lynn Haas at (256) 605-7854 or Connie Holdem at (256) 605-1776. Every Third Thursday, Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group - The Alzheimer's Association will begin hosting a caregivers support group solely devoted to those who provide care for people with Alzheimer's on the third Thursday of every month from 11am to 12pm at the Rainbow City First United Methodist Church. For more information, please call Olivia Kendrick at (256) 454-4375. July 13, DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club - The DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club will meet on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30am at Western Sizzlin' in Fort Payne. Secretary of State John Merrill will be the guest speaker. July 13, The Browders at the Pickin' Post - The Browders will perform at the Pickin' Post on Saturday, July 13 at 6pm. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Black's Tire in Rainsville
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July 27, Fyffe Half-Century Club Meeting - The Fyffe Half-Century Club reunion will be held at 12pm (doors at 10am) on Saturday, July 27 at the Fyffe Senior Center. Attendees should bring a covered dish or finger food, drinks will be provided. The hosts will be
July 27, Gravel Hill Baptist VBS - Gravel Hill Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School will be held on Saturday, JUly 27 from 9am to 3pm for ages K-6th! July 28, Gann Family Reunion - The Gann Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 10am to 2pm. Please bring a dish to pass around. For any questions, please call Vicky at (256) 638-1908 or (256) 601-9727.
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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY
Rhonda Gale Easparam, Personal Representative
Case No. 2019-185
To be published: June 28, July 5, July 12
Estate of Andrew David McElhaney, deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted to the undersigned on the 19th day of June, 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of the Probate Court of DeKalb County, Alabama, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said Estate are required to file an itemized and verified statement of such claim in the office of the said Judge of Probate within six months from above date, or said claim will be barred and payment prohibited. Shayla Wilson, Personal Representative To be published: June 28, July 5, July 12
LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No. 2019-184 Estate of Lola Mae Brown, deceased NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters Testamentary of said deceased having been granted to Rhonda Gale Easparam, Personal Representative, on the 19th day of June, 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate Court of DeKalb County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No. DR-2016-900176.01 CLEM HAWTHORNE, Plaintiff v. SHARRON CARROLL HAWTHORNE, Defendant NOTICE OF COURT ORDERED SALE OF REAL PROPERTY This sale of real property having been ORDERED under and by virtue of a Court Order in the above-styled cause dated May 31, 2018 and rendered by Honorable Shaunathan Bell, Circuit Judge of DeKalb County, Alabama, notice is hereby given by Todd Greeson, Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Alabama that on August 2, 2019 at 11:30 oâ€™clock a.m., the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk shall proceed to sell the following described real estate with the sale being conducted on the front steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse: Commencing at a point on the North section line which point is 23.76 chains (1,568.43 feet) East of the Northwest corner of said Section 1, Township 7 South of Range 9 East in DeKalb County, Alabama, which said point is 190 feet West of the East margin of the public road loading South from Fischerâ€™s Crossroads and from said point run South 4Â° 49' West and parallel with the East margin of said public road for a distance of 3,132 chains (206.8 feet) to the point of beginning.
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(hence continue South 4Â° 49' West and parallel with the East margin of said public road for a distance of 1,566 chains (103.4 feet), thence West and parallel with the North line of the Northwest Fourth of said Section 1 for a distance of 1,008.4 feet; thence North and parallel with the said public road for a distance of 1,566 chains (103.4 feet), thence run North 89Â°34' East and parallel with the North line of the Northwest Fourth, said Section l for a distance of 1,008.4 feet to the point of beginning, and lying and being in the Northeast Fourth of the Northwest Fourth Section 1, Township 7 South of Range 9 East. In DeKalb County, Alabama. The above-described property shall be sold for cash to the best, highest and last bidder for cash. This sale is subject to confirmation by the Court. Done this the 24th day of June, 2019. TODD GREESON Dekalb County Circuit Clerk To be published: June 28, July 5, July 12
LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No. DR-2019-156 Estate of Zachary Wayne Evans, deceased NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters Testamentary of Said Deceased having been granted to Mary Evans, personal representative, on the 25th day of June, 2019, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn, Judge of Probate Court of DeKalb County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same within time allowed by law or the same will be barred. Mary Evans, Personal Representative
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required to present the same within the time allowed by law of the same will be barred. Joseph N. Hocutt II, J.D., Executor To be published: July 5, 12, 19
Case No.: CS-19-900044
GABRIELA JAQUEZ BAZAN, Plaintiff/ Mother v. HIMER ESCALANTE BRAVO, Defendant/Father
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY
NOTICE OF CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS HIMER ESCALANTE BRAVO, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the VERIFIED PETITION FOR PATERNITY DETERMINATION AND CUSTODY and other relief, by the 25th day of August, 2019, or thereafter, a judgment by default may be rendered against him in Case No.: CS-2019900044, in the District Court of DeKalb County, Alabama. Attorney for Plaintiff: GABRIELA WATSON, Esq WATSON & WATSON P.O. Box 1068 Albertville, Ala. 35950
Case No. DR-2019-197 Estate of Margaret Jewell Carroll, deceased EXECUTOR'S NOTICE TO FILE CLAIMS Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Margaret Jewell Carroll, deceased, having been grated to the undersigned on the 28 day of June, 2019 by the 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. John Maddox To be published: July 5, 12, 19
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LEGALS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No. DR-2019-195 Estate of Kenneth Ray Clement, deceased TAKE NOTICE that Letters Testamentary having been granted to THE BAPTIST FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA, as Executor of the Estate of KENNETH RAY CLEMENT, deceased on the 20th of August, 2014, by the Honorable Ronnie Osborn. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby
LEGALS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY Case No.: CS-19-16 MARIA ANDRES FRANCISCO, Plaintiff/ Mother v. FRANCISCO MENDEZ FRANCISCO, Defendant/Father NOTICE OF CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS NOTICE TO: FRANCISCO MENDEZ FRANCISCO FRANCISCO MENDEZ FRANCISCO, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Petition for Paternity Determination and Custody and other relief filed by Maria Andres Francisco/ Plaintiff, by the 25th day of August, 2019, or, thereafter, a judgment by default may be rendered against him in Case No.: CS-2019-900016, in the District Court of DeKalb County, Alabama. Attorney for Plaintiff: GABRIELA WATSON, Esq WATSON & WATSON P.O. Box 1068, Albertville, Ala. 35950 To be published: July 5, 12, 19, and 26
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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers Political Columnist MONTGOMERY, Ala. â€” Folks, donâ€™t look now, but the 2020 Presidential Election is upon us. Indeed, as many as 21 Democratic aspirants are already announced and campaigning. They are quite a liberal group as you might expect. Leading the pack of Democrats trying to take Donald Trump out of the White House is an avowed, true socialist, Bernie Sanders. Behind ole Bernie are a host of ultra-liberal U.S. Senators who are socialists wannabes. They hail from either the left coasts of California or New England. Included in the pack of CNN/MSNBC/ Stephen Colbert watchers are Elizabeth â€œPocahontasâ€? Warren of Massachusetts. She makes Teddy Kennedy look like a conservative. You also have Kamala Harris of California,
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and losing Texas Senate candidate, Beto Oâ€™Rourke, in the race. Our own anomaly Democratic Senator Doug Jones really should run for president next year. He would have a much better chance of winning the Democratic nomination for President than winning a seat in the U.S. Senate from the Heart of Dixie. He has been a liberal Democrat in Alabama his entire adult political life. He has been the soul of the liberal Alabama Democratic Party for decades. He has campaigned and voted for George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Teddy Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Since he has been in Washington for the past year, he has organized with and voted with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Therefore, he is just as
liberal with a much lengthier liberal pedigree than all of the aforementioned liberal Democratic Senators in the race; plus he has a proven Civil Rights record. The scenario that occurred in last yearâ€™s special election to fill Jeff Sessionsâ€™s seat was a perfect storm that will never occur again. First of all, it was the only show in the country and the first opportunity for liberals all over the country to show their distaste for Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Having Judge Roy Moore as an additional lightning rod just added fuel to the fire. It attracted over $20 million of liberal, left-wing money to Doug Jones. He was able to out spend Moore 21 to 3. That is almost impossible to overcome, plus, with it being a Special Election it became a referendum on Doug Jones versus Roy Moore and the Republican
vs Democratic delineation became obscured. During this race, Doug Jones built a national liberal fund-raising base from left-wing America, much like Beto Oâ€™Rourke did in Texas. They both have become national stars as Democrats in Red States. Although Oâ€™Rourke probably has an edge on Jones in looks and youth. However, recently, Jones appeared on the left leaning Democratic Stephen Colbert Show. Jones may very well be eyeing national politics. Doug Jones, as a lifelong stalwart Democrat, has worked diligently for the State and National Democratic party for most of his adult life. In recent months, he has tried to wrestle some control away from longtime Democratic dictator Joe Reed. It is practically impossible to understand what is going on in the State Democratic Party. Eventually, there
may be a new vote on the party chairmanship. The National Democratic Party has mandated a new election due to the clandestine way that Nancy Worley was elected. The state hierarchy has ignored the National Party. There is no doubt that Joe Reed is still in control of the Alabama Democratic Party. You can bet your bottom dollar that he calls all the shots. My guess is that he has his horse picked out of the 21 Democratic presidential candidates. He asked California Senator, Kamala Harris, to be the keynote speaker at his Alabama Democratic Conference
June annual event. Therefore, Senator Harris might be a good horse to bet on to win next yearâ€™s March third Alabama Democratic Presidential Primary. The Democratic Party in Alabama continues to be a big mess. The bottom line is that on the state level the Party is essentially irrelevant. The odds of a Democratic candidate for President carrying Alabama or a Democratic nominee winning any statewide race in the Heart of Dixie is slim to none. See you next week.
DEATH NOTICES KERBY Veatrice Bell - 93, passed away on Tuesday, July 2 at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services were held at 1pm on Friday, July 5 at Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Silver officiating. Burial followed in Henagar Cemetery.
W.T. WILSON Christopher Lee Totherow Sr. - 54 of Geraldine, passed away on Tuesday, July 2. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Saturday, July 6 at WT Wilson Funeral Chapel with Bro. Lynn Darnell officiating. Connie Melinda Durham - 43 of Rainsville, passed away on Sunday, July 7. A memorial service was held at 1pm on Wednesday, July 10 at Lakeview Community Center in Fyffe. James Lewis Noles - 77 of Rainsville, passed away on Monday, July 8. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Wednesday, July 10 at WT Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Grindstaff officiating. Burial followed in New Canaan Cemetery. Anthony Raymond Jack Scott - 17 of Scottsboro,
passed away on Thursday, July 4. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Saturday, July 13 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with. Rev. Jeff Atkins & Rev. Glen York officiating.
BURT Margaret Ladd Gainer - 82 of Wheaton, Ill., passed away on Sunday, July 7. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 15 at Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne.
RAINSVILLE Ralph Latty - 82 of Rainsville, passed away on Thursday, July 4 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Sunday, July 7 at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Rickey Harcrow officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens. John â€œBillyâ€? Love Jr. - 84 of Rainsville, passed away on Monday, July 8 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Thursday, July 11 at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Fred Bobo and Brian Harris officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Cemetery.
BURT Daniel Clyde Amer - 63 of Fort Payne, passed away on Monday, July 1 at his residence. A memorial
service will be held at a later date. James Lee Justice - 67 of Pisgah, passed away on Tuesday, July 2 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Saturday, July 6 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nellon Smith officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery. Jewell Bridges Harrison - 102 of Trenton, Ga. (formerly of Ider), passed away on Wednesday, July 3 at Dade Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held at 2pm on Sunday, July 7 at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Robert Elliott officiating. Burial followed in Beulah Chapel Cemetery.
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INSIDE THE HUDDLE WITH THE COLLINSVILLE PANTHERS
2019 SCHEDULE By Marla Jones Sports Editor COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — In DeKalb and Jackson Counties, we know football fans are anticipating the upcoming football season as much as we are. Football is a way of life for us, even our weddings are planned around games. Each week until the season starts, Southern Torch will visit a local team and give you the inside scoop. On my first stop of Inside The Huddle, our
crew made the trek to southern DeKalb County to check out what’s going on with the Collinsville Panthers! Collinsville finished their 2018 season with a 10-2 record and lost in the second round of the state playoffs to Aliceville, 20-9. Preparation: As I pulled up to the Collinsville Panthers’ football field, I looked at my thermometer and it was 95 degrees. The heat did not stop the Panthers as they ran sprint after sprint. The Collinsville Panthers will boast one
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of the most physically fit teams in the county this year.
The team ran for 30 minutes, did physical conditioning for 45
minutes and then put on their helmets for practice for another hour. They also attended two football camps during the same week with heat indexes over 100 degrees. The team is anchored by 11 seniors and nine juniors. The Panthers have nine returning on offense and nine returning on defense. Coaching Staff: Head Coach James “Ernie” Willingham, Coach Riley Edwards (Defensive Coordinator/Line, Offensive Line), Coach
Jon Tidmore (Junior High), Coach Shane Stewart (Receivers), Coach Chris Conde (Offensive Line), Coach Jeff Stanley (Offensive Line/Defensive Line), Coach Mike McElrath (Running Backs), Coach Teddy Helms (Special Teams), Coach Chuck Dutton (Linebackers), and John Morgan (Stats). I look forward to seeing the Collinsville Panthers in action this fall and expect them to go deep into the playoffs, again in the 2019 season!
•SPOTLIGHT ON COACHES• By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Southern Torch Coach of the Week is Coach James (Ernie) Willingham, Head Coach of the Collinsville Panthers Varsity Football Team. Coach Ernie Willingham is a Collinsville graduate. After receiving his degree from Jacksonville, he was the Head Coach at Appalachian from 1984-1991. He accepted a job with Albertville City Schools to coach basketball from 1991-1993 before returning to Appalachian for five more years. In 1998, Willingham landed his first football coaching job as Head Coach at Collinsville. While at Collinsville for five years, his team went 31-24. The Panthers reached the playoffs in four out of the five seasons. In 2003, Willingham answered the call to return to Appalachian, to coach basketball and took over the football program in 2004 for seven seasons, Coach Willingham moved back to his hometown, in Collinsville, in 2013. Coach Ernie Willingham is married to Nina Willingham. They have three daughters: Kim, Kayla and Kendall. Coach Willingham will be entering his twelfth season at Collinsville. He has lead the Panthers to eight playoff appearances. The Collinsville Panthers have won two region championships under the leadership of Willingham. In the 2016 season, Willingham earned his 100th win as Head Coach. Willingham is a modest man, and just said of the honor “that means you are getting old.” Southern Torch wishes Coach Willingham and his Collinsville Panthers the best of luck in their upcoming season.
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LEFT PHOTO: Pictured (Top Row, L to R): Asst. Coach Heather Powell, Hadlee Powell (Fyffe), Chloe Myrick (Fyffe), Madelyn Hawkins (Fyffe), Samantha Galloway (Fyffe), Kendra Faye (Fyffe) Head Coach Daniel Smith. (Bottom Row, L to R): Nevaeh Smith (Fyffe), Emily Stephens (Fyffe) , Elli Stone (Fyffe), Lili Mann (Geraldine). Not pictured: Asst. Coach Matt Putnam, Kaylee Putnam (Sylvania), Haven Hipp (Section)
Southern Venom, a 12U Fast Pitch All-Star team, from DeKalb County won the NSA Alabama 12U All-Star State Championship in Montgomery on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Southern Venom went undefeated in the NSA All-Star State Tournament and defeated Reel Town in the championship game 5-4 for the state title. Prior to the state tournament, Southern Venom won the NSA 12U Pre-Area All-Star Championship and the NSA 12U Area All-Star Championship. Southern Venom is coached by Daniel Smith and assistant coaches are Heather Powell and Matt Putnam.
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