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Dadeville Elementary celebrates reaching Lighthouse School status By COREY ARWOOD Staff Writer

Students and faculty at Dadeville Elementary School celebrated a milestone after a four-year effort to reach a goal only few schools in the state and around the world have reached by implementing a leadership program. The roughly 660 students

gathered in the school’s gymnasium Tuesday to show what they had accomplished with the Leader in Me program, and the “habits” it works to instill in the students through changes in their environment and the school’s learning culture. A representative of the FranklinCovey Company spoke to the students about their

accomplishments in reaching the Lighthouse Milestone Marker. FranklinCovey published “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The company states that it specializes in performance improvement and is described as providing assessment services and time management training products. Tallapoosa County School Board See LIGHTHOUSE • Page A5

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Dadeville Elementary School students take to the stage to show the “7 Habits” that they have been learning over four years to reach the Leader in Me’s Lighthouse Milestone.

Dadeville water issue resolved

Dadeville man in custody for shooting his son STAFF REPORT TPI Staff

A Dadeville man is in custody for attempted attempted murder after allegedly shooting his son Friday. According to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, the Tallapoosa Collum County Sheriff Department was alerted to a possible shooting at a Booger Hollow Road home after a juvenile was brought into the emergency room at Lake Martin Community Hospital with a gunshot wound. Investigators were called to the hospital 11:30 p.m. The victim sustained serious injury and was transferred to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. See SHOOTING • Page A3

Malfunctioning pumping station left residents without water on Friday Cliff Williams / The Record

A week later and mulch at Mott’s Woodyard is still burning. The old woodyard was being used by a contractor working on the Sabal Trail pipeline project.


Thanksgiving Day blaze continues to smolder By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

A week later, mulch piles are still burning at Mott’s Woodyard following a Thanksgiving Day fire. The fire is being allowed to burn even though there is still a burn ban and a drought. “The mulch people are satisfied to let it burn,” Dadeville Mayor Wayne

Smith said. “It is well contained with fire breaks. That mulch will just smolder and we are being helped with the rain.” The Dadeville Fire Department responded to a fire at Mott’s Woodyard on North Loop early Thanksgiving Day. “We found a small fire down in the pile here,” Dadeville Fire Chief Keith See FIRE • Page A3

County school board approves capital plans


Tallapoosa County School Board met for its annual meeting Tuesday where the board swore in a new member before deciding on a number of issues facing county schools and later addressed concerns of parents. Votes were taken on seven funds and facilities items, and five personnel decisions were approved. A Capital Improvement Plan was approved which had received attention in the past from board members and the public in regards to the items on the plan and their placement in order

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N Ruth Cullars celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with friends and family, Nellie ssuch as her 2 year-old great-nieces, McKenzie and McKynlee Holleman.


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Dadeville residents stepped into their shower Friday morning to a surprise – no water. Some residents may have thought they had a leak or failed to pay a water bill. But what most did not know is that little water had made to the town’s water tanks over the few days leading up to Thanksgiving due to a malfunctioning pumping station at West Lafayette Street and Madwind Road. By Friday evening water pressure had been restored and residents could finally take a shower. Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith hopes the water and sewer board will address the issue soon. “We are looking to make some upgrades and look at a possible back up,” Smith said. “Pumps are expensive. They run some $20 – $30,000.” Smith said employees monitor tank levels See WATER • Page A3

Former Reeltown teacher celebrates 100 years of life

By COREY ARWOOD Staff Writer




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Anyone traveling on Hwy 14 near Liberty City Saturday probably noticed all the vehicles parked along the roadside and neatly arranged in the driveway surrounding the picturesque white house just before Herring Crossroads. There were cars from

Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. All the occupants traveled to see one lady, Nellie Ruth Cullars. Cullars celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with several friends and family. Among those in attendance was Vivian Lucille Anderson, Nellie Ruth’s sister, who made the trip from See TEACHER • Page A3

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tuffed with Love is back! The library is collecting new stuffed animals to donate to the Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center. The TriCounty Children’s Advocacy Center provides free services to over 300 children per year who have been abused, neglected, or witnessed a violent crime. The counselors at the Advocacy Center do an astonishing job of helping these kids. Once the interview is over the children can pick out a stuffed animal to take home. Stop in to the library to donate a Stuffed Animal. You can drop it off at the Circulation Desk or in the giant box next to the New Release Book Shelf. A grateful Thank You goes to Billy Toney for planting new Pansies in the front flowerbeds of the library. New Releases in Adult Fiction: • Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston • The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg Don’t forget about Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. every week. Stop in with your toddlers to spend a fun filled hour with Ms. Marilyn reading and coloring. Library Notes are provided by Dadeville Public Library Director Abbi Mangarelli.

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Obituaries Kathleen High Land 1922 - 2016 Funeral Service for Kathleen High Land, 94, of Camp Hill, Alabama, will be Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Langley Funeral Home. Rev. Jeff Hardin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Camp Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Langley Funeral Home. Mrs. Land passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. She was born on June 18, 1922 in Camp Hill, Alabama to Robert Ingram High and Kate Greer High. Mrs. Land was member of Camp Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of the DAR, and past member of the Home Economics Club and Auburn Heritage. Mrs. Land enjoyed baking and cooking. Being an Auburn graduate, she was an avid fan and loved watching football. She is survived by her daughters, Holly Land of Camp Hill and Lilli Land of Auburn; and sisters, Pauline Atherton of Baytown, TX and Mildred Folks of Hoover, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.W. Land; her parents; brother, Robert Ingram High, Jr., and sisters, Frances Woolfolk and Mary High. The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www. Langley Funeral Home in Camp Hill, AL is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Lumpkin TUSCALOOSA – Jean Lumpkin, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at her home. She was 83. Jean was the youngest of four daughters born to Mary Lyman Perry and Frederick Eugene Perry, in Birmingham. She grew up in the Norwood community, attended Norwood Grammar School and Phillips High School. Jean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Lumpkin Alabama, where she served as president of the Pi Beta Phi social sorority. While attending the university she met and fell in love with her future husband of 58 years, Dr. Thomas Riley Lumpkin. The couple lived in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuskegee and Enterprise before moving to Tuscaloosa in 1974, where Dr. Lumpkin served as a professor and interim dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama. Jean lived a life of service, celebration and prayer. She loved life and loved her family, her friends and her church. Jean was very involved with her reunion

group and Sunday school class and was a choir member at Forest Lake United Methodist Church. She also volunteered for Hospice of West Alabama and the Good Samaritan Clinic, which was founded by her husband. Jean is survived by her four children, Leah Lumpkin Hobart (Chip) of Birmingham, Thomas Riley Lumpkin Jr. (Janna) of Vance, Mary Lyman Boone (Kenneth) of Alexander City, and Cliff Lumpkin (Angela) of Birmingham; eight grandchildren, Lauren Wise, Brittany Hobart, Thomas Riley Lumpkin III, Reagan Lumpkin, Christopher Boone, Riley Frances Boone, James Boone and Olivia Lumpkin; and a great-grandchild, Kayne Wise. She is also survived by a sister, Polly Perry Marsh Brabham, of Texarkana, Texas. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Riley and two sisters, Mary Alice Perry Brown of Wilmington, Del., and Nancy Perry Abernathy of Columbia, S.C. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forest Lake United Methodist Church followed immediately by the funeral with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel directing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of West Alabama or Forest Lake United Methodist Church.

Police Reports Dadeville Police Department November 26

• A report was filed for Illegal Possession of a Debit or Credit Card that occurred on S. Tallassee Street.

November 25

• A report was filed for Theft of Property that occurred on Herron Street.

November 24

• A Dadeville man, age 39, was arrested on Highway 280 on the charges of Driving under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

November 23

• A report was filed for Theft of Property that occurred on Highway 280. • A report was filed for Criminal Mischief that occurred on Main Street. • An Alexander City man, age 40, was arrested on

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W. Lafayette Street on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. • An Alexander City woman, age 36, was arrested on W. Lafayette Street on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Disorderly Conduct. • A report was filed for Cruelty of Animals that occurred on Highway 280.

November 22

• A report was filed for Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle and Theft of Property that occurred on E. Lafayette Street. • A report was filed for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle that occurred on Fulton Street.

November 21

• A Dadeville woman, age 35, was arrested at the Tallapoosa County Jail on two charges of Failure to Appear.

November 20

• A Dadeville man, age 24, was arrested on Highway 280 on the charge of Failure to Appear.

November 19

• A report was filed for

Criminal Mischief that occurred on Mckelvey Street.

November 18

• A report was filed for Theft of Property that occurred on Gibson Road.

November 17

• A report was filed for Theft by Deception that occurred on N. Broadnax Street.

November 16

• A report was filed for Burglary, Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle and Theft of Property that occurred on S. Tallassee Street.

November 15

• An Alexander City male, age 19, was arrested on N. East Street on the charge of Theft of Property.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department November 29

• A resident from Freeman Road filed a report for theft of property.

November 27

• Megan Morgan of Furtado Circle in Odenville was arrested on an outstanding warrant to appear child support.

• A resident of Clarence Road in Tallassee filed a report for theft of property.

November 25

• A resident of Goldville Road in Daviston filed a report for cruelty to animals.

November 24

• A resident of Brazzell Road in Camp Hill filed a report for harassment.

November 23

• Billy Berry of Opelika was arrested on a probation violation warrant.

November 22

• A resident of Dudleyville Road in Dadeville filed a report for harassment. • A resident of Dudleyville Road in Dadeville filed a report for burglary of a residence and theft of property. • Travis Dansby of Seymour Drive in Roanoke was arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear child support. • Timothy Coleman of Point Windy Drive in Jacksons Gap was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear child support.

November 21

• Danny Hanson of Coosa County Road in Goodwater was arrested on a warrant for assault third degree. • Christopher Buevara of Roxanna Road in Camp Hill was arrested on a warrant for domestic violence third degree.

November 20

• A resident of Tucker Avenue in Camp Hill filed a report for assault. • A resident of Jefferson Street in Alexander City filed a report for assault.

November 18

• A resident of Willow Drive filed a report for identity theft.

Alexander City Police Department November 25

• William Morris Whatley, 28, of Alexander City was arrested for domestic violence. • Theft was reported in Mill Square.

November 24

• Harassing communications was reported in the 600 block of Walker Ferry

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November 23

• Lauren Tamia Settles, 19, of Alexander City was arrested for domestic violence. • Criminal mischief was reported in the 500 block of Laurel Street. • Theft was reported in Alexander City. • Criminal mischief was reported on Coley Creek Road. • Criminal mischief was reported on Church Street.

November 22

• Quinnetta Richelle Thomas, 26, of Alexander City was arrested for assault and harassment. • Pamela Montease Moore, 33, of Alexander City was arrested for theft. • Harassment was reported on Cornerstone Drive. • Domestic violence was reported on 9th Avenue. • Theft was reported on Highway 280. • Theft was reported on Cherokee Road. • Criminal mischief was reported on County Road.

November 21

• Terry Louis Kelly, 32, of Alexander City was arrested for indecent exposure. • Robbery was reported in the Alex City Shopping Center. • Theft was reported on Highway 280. • Criminal trespass was reported on Highway 280.

November 20

• Kimberly Renee Morris, 20, of Alexander City was arrested for possession of marijuana. • Theft was reported in Market Place. • Criminal mischief was reported in the 1100 block of Town Creek Road. • Criminal trespass was reported in the 700 block of Thomas Street.

November 19

• Charles Lee Worthy, 59, of Alexander City was arrested for Public Intoxication. • Theft was reported on Highway 280. • Harassing communications was reported on Gunn Court. • Domestic violence and harassment was reported in Alexander City. • Domestic violence was reported in Alexander City.

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Tallapoosa County Jail with bond set at $50,000. Abbett said that they are still waiting to talk to the victim to gain more details about what may have led to the shooting. Abbett said the victim remains in serious, but stable condition at UAB.

investigation it was found that the shooting occurred at the victim’s residence. The suspect was identified as the victim’s father Dalfos Dale Collum, 44, of Booger Hollow Road in Dadeville. Collum was taken into custody a short time later and was charged with attempted murder. As of Monday afternoon Collum remained in the


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helped by the Alabama Forestry Commission who responded Thanksgiving Day as well. “The forestry commission came out today,” Wilkerson said. “They cut some firebreaks to totally contain the fire.” The forestry commission cut two fire breaks around the site and back burned between them to help contain the fire. According to Smith, the fire burned some four to five acres. Thursday night contractors were moving equipment from loaders to trucks and trailers that were near the site just in case the fire jumped fire breaks. “We will stay here and monitor it,” Wilkerson said Thursday night. Firefighters were left few options other than to let it burn. Fire hydrants were far from the site and Dadeville was having issues with its water system with a pumping station malfunction causing two of the town’s three water tanks to be empty. The cause of the fire is unknown but is being investigated.

Wilkerson said Thursday night. “Then at noon we came back and it was ablaze again.” The old woodyard was being used by a contractor working on the Sabal Trail pipeline project. “The contractor made us aware of it,” Sabal Trail’s Andrea Glover said. “He is working with local authorities on the matter.” The site is being used as a collection point for the timber that is harvested from the right of way where the pipeline is being installed. The timber is sorted with some going sawmills, some to chipmills and the rest is ground into a mulch like substance that is piled high in some areas of the site. Also stacked at the site is several mounds of hardwood and pine timber that had not yet been transported to mills. In addition to the timber, the site is littered with stacks of old railroad ties. Thursday, crews from Norfolk Southern used a backhoe to move some of the railcars from near the fire. The fire was close enough to some of the cars to burn the paint on them. The Dadeville Fire Department was also

Teacher Pensacola, FL along with her immediate family to celebrate her sister’s century mark. The sisters were born just outside of Tallassee, in Friendship, and were two of five children of the late Irving Clinton McCain and Mattie Isabel Oliver. Cullars married at young age. She married “Doc” Cullars, but their marriage was cut short after Doc passed away in 1958. It was after her husband passed that Cullars decided to dedicate her life to teaching children. She became third grade math at Reeltown Elementary School and went on teach for 28 years.

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“She still remembers many of her students,” said Dianne Wright, of Tallassee. Wright is a caretaker to Cullars, but she says the bond between the two goes much deeper. Many love Nellie Ruth, which was apparent Saturday. However, she seems to touch the heart of everyone she meets. “I love Ms. Nellie,” she said. “I spend a lot of time with her. She is so sweet.” Nellie Ruth was also known for her antiques. For years she ran the selftitled, Nellie’s Antique’s, a long-running antique store in the heart of downtown Tallassee.

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every day. “Water and sewer employees monitor the tanks levels seven days a week,” Smith said. “They can monitor them from the sewage treatment plant.” Smith hopes the problem does not happen again but it is a possibility. “The pumps are machines,” Smith said. “There is a possibility that they could go out again.” For the better part of Friday, officials were scrambling to get service restored. “We have been working on it since early Thursday,” Dadeville Gas and Water Authority’s Mike Ingram said Friday morning. “It appears to be electrical.” Ingram explained that crews had been repairing some leaks in the station and as they would fix one, another would appear. Ingram also said it was possible that the spraying water may be the culprit.

“Two tanks have little to no water in them,” Smith said Friday. “The fire department stopped using water when the fire was contained. They used between 15,000 and 17,000 gallons of water.” The water shortage presented an issue for Dadeville Healthcare and its residents but according to Smith they were prepared. “Nursing homes are required to have a three day supply of water,” Smith said. “I just talked to the administrator their and they are in good shape. They have an arrangement with Lake Martin Community Hospital who is also required to keep a water backup. Luckily the hospital has water that is supplied from a different tank.” Friday morning an authority work crew along with contractors were going through a control panel that operates the two pumps.

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Rain is post-Thanksgiving reason to be thankful Mission Thanks to those

who helped battle fires


e were all saddened to hear about the devastating fires that sent flames tearing through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Tourists and residents scrambled to outrun the blaze, which was pushed from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park into the towns by wind gusts of almost 90 mph. There were even some local folks who were in the resort community for holiday visits and events, who report that the devastation is so widespread that it is hard to describe. As we watch the news from the Great Smoky Mountains unfold, we can’t help but be thankful that we haven’t had similar devastation here in our area. From a wood yard fire in Dadeville to more than 100 acres that burned in Hackneyville, fires have been in the news recently. With extreme drought conditions and a total burn ban in place, these fires as well as several other smaller incidents could have quickly grown to the level of what our friends in Tennessee are dealing with if not for the hard work and quick response by local firefighters and the Alabama Forestry Commission. Working together, professional firefighters, volunteers and foresters, came up with strategies to contain the fires and prevent serious damage to structures. Fire breaks were cut that kept the flames restricted to manageable areas. Despite the dry conditions, the fires didn’t spread towards highly populated areas despite high-rising flames and embers flying into the air. In some cases volunteers watched the sites around the clock to make sure the flames remained in control. We have been lucky here when you consider what could have been. Thankfully we have had some rain and the risk will diminish with every falling drop. But our hats are also off in appreciation to all those who worked so hard to battle these fires and keep area residents and property as safe as possible.


stayed up longer than I should have on Monday night waiting for it. I had missed it. I wanted to see it, hear it, smell it. I went to sleep before it arrived, but awoke to its familiar, though longabsent, sound. The rain was here! I walked outside and stood in it – not for long, but long enough to prove to myself that it was real. Long enough to prove to myself I wasn’t still asleep and dreaming. It was real, I was awake and I was not dreaming. Even after I stepped back inside, I stood and watched it fall through the screen door. The leaves on the ground seemed to leap impatiently upward at the falling drops. Even though their lives had ended, they sought to embrace their old friend, to recall his soothing touch. The wind that accompanied the rain made the trees dance a dance of pure wet, wind-whipped joy. My lawn, though largely beyond hope, seemed a wee bit perkier. I thought about my grandfather who, for all of his life, farmed a patch of ground in Coffee County, Alabama, near Elba and how he loved to sit out front of Buren Bowers’ store and discuss the weather with his fellow farmers, especially

DAVID GRANGER Managing Editor

when there was the promise of a good rain shower. For him, those raindrops might as well have been coins. Then I thought about those men and women who still depend on the land for their living. I could only imagine their joy on this late November morning. Yes, it would have been better for the rain to have arrived weeks sooner, but, as they say, better late than never. At least there’s now moisture in the air, which bodes well for the water cycle and for future rain chances. The dryness that we’ve experienced of late was pervasive. It robbed the air and the land of the moisture it needs to whip up a cloud and a resulting rain. Now, we pray the moisture is back. We hope it sticks around for a while. Winter in Alabama is usually relatively dry. We hope we can maintain enough moisture so that we don’t go through a near three-month period like we’ve just been through any time soon. Yes, the drought that we have endured these past few months has been memo-

rable, though many would like to forget it. The relief that we’ve felt with this current period of rainfall has been just as much so. For once, those who must get out in it don’t seem to mind the rain. It’s as if an old friend has returned for a much-overdue visit. But all is not right yet. The rain we’ve received already and that we have been promised over the next few days likely won’t be enough to end the fire danger in the state or restore sufficient moisture to the soil. For the sake of the well-being of the many farmers in this area and in this state, we need more. We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving. We’re now in the Christmas season. People will be out shopping and, if the weather’s rainy, perhaps they’ll be upset about it. They shouldn’t be. They should remember the long, dry spell we’ve just gone through and know that, while Thanksgiving’s past and our thanks for the rain may be a few days late, we should still be thankful for it. There are many among us who depend upon it. Granger is the interim managing editor for the Elmore County newspapers of Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

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'In everything give thanks' 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


hile we should give thanks every minute of every day, this is the time of year where we really put an emphasis on giving thanks for all that we have. It should also be the time of year when we give thanks for what we don’t have. For example, on Thanksgiving I went to my best friend’s house to have lunch with him and his family. That evening I went to my mama’s house in Tallapoosa County for another festive feast. Both meals were absolutely to die for but something was missing: deviled eggs. I love deviled eggs, but none were to be found but what was found was thankfulness, because I’m the one who usually brings them, which means I didn’t have to go to the grocery store this past hectic holiday week. I’ve been there and done that and want none of it. I worked at a grocery store for over eight years, and during the holidays, it was reminiscent of a Hank Williams Jr. song: You could send me hell or New York City, it’d be about the same to me. I actually have a couple of fancy deviled

JODY FULLER Guest Columnist

egg holder plate thingies, which is absolute proof that I rock the deviled eggs. Back to my mama for a minute. Last week, I was the master of ceremonies for an event recognizing young students for outstanding leadership and other positive attributes. Each child received a Thanksgiving feast from a local charitable foundation with a turkey and all the trimmings that fed 10 to 12 people or four or five of me. There were over 300 kids in attendance. I’m not accustomed to speaking to or trying to entertain kids still in the single digits, but I know how the special little girl in my life thinks, so I looked up some dumb jokes online that I thought they would appreciate. They probably could not have related to my original humor, so I adapted and overcame. “What do you call a pig who knows karate?” I asked. “Yo mama!” one of the kids on the front row shouted out. His answer was, of course, incorrect. The correct answer was a pork

chop. Get it? When you act it out like I did, it’s funnier. It’s good to know that some things never change, because when I was that age “Yo mama” was the king of the comebacks. Speaking of ham, I sure do love it. Mama always received one from work during the holidays when we were kids, so ham holds a special place in my heart, as well as in my stomach. Turkey has to be cooked just right for me to really enjoy it. Mama doesn’t care much for it, but she cooked it for us anyway, because that’s what mamas do. The turkey I had on Thanksgiving at both locations was delicious, but the ham at lunch was just that much better. I mean, really though as long as I’m surrounded by family and friends, I’d be fine with a pork chop. It’s really the simple things that make this time of year so special: family, friends, ham and cranberry sauce that comes in the shape of a can. I’m a simple man, and for that, I am very thankful. Jody Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is also a lifetime stutterer. He can be reached at For more information, please visit www.jodyfuller. com.

Betty Adams represents District 1. Her phone number is 256-8256211. Her address is 268 Adams Street, Dadeville.

Betty Adams Brownie Caldwell represents District 2. Her phone number is 256-825-4749. Her address is 480 East LaFayette St., Dadeville.

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Teneeshia GoodmanJohnson represents District 3. Her phone number is 256-825-9749. Her address is 1191 Fulton Teneeshia Street, Dadeville. GoodmanRoy Mathis represents District 4. His phone number is 256-825-4369. His address is 181 Cedar Hill Drive, Dadeville.


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H.A ‘Dick’ Harrelson represents District 5. His phone number is 256-307-3880. His address is 333 West Columbus Street., Dadeville.

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Wayne Smith is mayor of Dadeville. His phone number is 256-8256820. His address is 156 Oliver Grove, Dadeville.

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Lighthouse Superintendent Joseph Windle gave an energetic speech to the students. Before the event he spoke about the school’s designation as a Lighthouse School, by the Leader in Me program. “This is a culmination of a process that began about four years ago,” said Windle. “I don’t know if the school even realizes the magnitude of the achievement that they have accomplished with achieving the Lighthouse Milestone.” Windle said there are only 19 schools in the state that have reached the goal and only 240 worldwide through FranklinCovey’s international division. At the ceremony each class presented one of the habits in some display through skits, songs, dances and videos. The habits are largely derived form the “7 Habits” book, and the elementary students announced them one by one beginning with “Be proactive,” “Begin With the End in Mind” and ending wiyh “Synergize” and “Sharpen the Saw.” They used a number of demonstrations to illustrate what each of these meant and how they were employing them at their school and in their lives. When asked whether he had seen an impact at the school with the implementation of the program, Windle said, “Unquestionably so.” “It has an overall positive affect on the environment because it’s an entire culture change,” Windle said. He said discipline referrals and tardiness have gone down, and attendance has increased at the school. “As we have seen over the last four years as this model has been implemented in the school there’s more than just a change in the appearance of the building,”

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Corey Arwood / The Outlook

Superintendent Joseph Windle leads DES students and Assistant Principal Nina Williams in a “tiger growl” Wednesday at the school’s Lighthouse Milestone celebration.

Windle said. DES teacher Teresa Brunetti said she had been involved with the program since it’s beginning at the school. She said she was one of the eight teachers and administrators who had worked together to lead the Leader in Me process, and keep up with requirements set in the program. “We had (FranklinCovey) folks come though our school at the end of last year and there were a variety of things that we needed to master and different markers that we needed to have as far as student leadership and goal setting and data tracking and we were able to show them what we were doing as a school and they appreciated it,” said Brunetti. She said it would be a process the school would carry on with as well, and one which would receive continued evaluations from FranklinCovey representatives every three or four years. On stage Windle led the students in a “Tiger Growl,” and then explained where the idea to implement the program came from

School Board of importance. However the board members discussed a revised plan Tuesday, which had placed improvements at Dadeville Elementary School at the top of the list regarding what project would receive funding among county schools. “I’m really pleased to see that the project we have for the elementary school is No. 1, because I just felt that was the best thing,” said board member Matilda Woodyard-Hamilton. The board chair asked if there were any questions from other members regarding the plan, and the consensus was that the members present agreed the changes decided in recent work sessions were appropriate. Superintendent Joseph Windle was not at the meeting, however all five board members were. Talks at previous meetings had centered on what projects would receive precedence and funding when it were available. According to prior comments from Windle repairs to Dadeville Elementary School would be second on the list to technology upgrades. The repairs will be made to school’s roof, which had been reported to have substantial leaking problems. Board member Randy Anderson had commented in a previous meeting that it should take priority. In the public discussion section of the meeting two women who identified themselves as mothers of children at Dadeville Elementary School raised their concerns about the plan. They voiced strong opinions regarding what they described as conditions in the school. Board members said a majority of their concerns had been addressed recently like their issues concerning the potential presence mold, mildew and pests.

“Almost four years ago Dadeville Elementary School started on a journey, many of you kids were here when it started. We asked a question, we looked at this mission that you have here in this school, they said make them smarter and make them better,” Windle said. He told the students that the administration and teachers knew how to make them smarter through their classes. “But we had a little question in our mind about how we make you better,” Windle said. “We had a question about how we make you better citizens for the community that you’re going to grow up in, for the state that you’re going to grow up in and better citizens for this country. So citizenship came into the equation and we weren’t sure how we were going to do that, but we stumbled on this thing called The Leader in Me.” After the hour-long ceremony and during a lull in the rain, the students and teachers hurried across the street to release balloons in front of the gymnasium.

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They said testing had been conducted recently for mold and mildew and a change in exterminators had been made. The women said they wanted assurance from the board members that DES would take priority. Chief School Financial Officer Phil Blasingame said the funds had been budgeted for use in the project for the current fiscal year 2017. The board members proclaimed any items in the Capital Improvement Plan had to be voted on and approved before funds were designated. However it was stressed that there was currently no funding for other projects in the plan with county funding from sales tax collections to close in 2018. Also at the meeting, incoming Place Four Board Member Carla Talton was sworn in after winning the only contested seat in the general elections held earlier this month. The board approved the payment of bills, a monthly financial report and depository accounts. A bid from Petroleum Purchasing, Inc. was approved along with a resolution from Regions Banks to pay the principal amount owed from roofing work done to Reeltown Elementary School. County Commissioner T.C. Coley Jr spoke as well about an issue he said would affect school board employees. Coley said a lawsuit filed by the Alabama Education Association against the state and the Public Health Insurance Plan for Employees’ Health Insurance Plan for hiking premiums in what he described as an illegal meeting. He said the hope was to get the premium payments back to the employees.


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Who Was Nikola Tesla?

Everyday in the United States electricity is used in homes and businesses to turn on the lights. If you think about this process, you may recall the inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, but what about the inventor who made it possible to have the AC power running in our homes? His name is Nikola Tesla. Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan, Croatia. Tesla was known for being a very intelligent student with a photographic memory. +HDWWHQGHGWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI3UDJXHLQWKHHDUO\œVIRFXVLQJRQWKH¿HOGRIHOHFWULFDOHQJLQHHULQJ+LVPRVW widely known invention, the alternating-current (or AC power), was created in 1882 after he left the University. +HFDPHWRWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVLQDQGZRUNHGEULHÀ\IRU7KRPDV(GLVRQ%\7HVODKDGSDWHQWHGKLV invention and sold those rights to a man named George Westinghouse. Westinghouse implemented the AC power system into all American homes and is still a major electric corporation today. This implementation was made possible by another invention of Tesla’s, the Tesla coil. This coil made the transmission of the AC power possible on a large scale. Without these inventions, society as we know it would run on a much-different type of power. In 1956, a new unit of measurement was named after the famous inventor in honor of all of his achievements. Nikola Tesla passed away on January 7, 1943, in New York City.

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After 72 days of dryness, rain finally makes a return By MITCH SNEED Editor

Tallapoosa County residents were treated to an aquatic tap dance on their roofs early Tuesday morning as a heavy, driving rain fell across the area for the first time in 72 days. An average of 2 inches of rain fell across the county, with some areas getting as much as 3.14 inches and others reporting 1.58 inches of rain. Another inch or so fell Wednesday, with the National Weather Service reporting an average of 2.89 inches in Tallapoosa County over a two-day period. Regardless of the amount it was welcomed by everyone – especially farmers like New Site’s Toby Hanson. “That was just what we needed and it’s going to be a big help,” Hanson said. “I was so excited when I heard it I got up after it started around midnight and sat there watching it come down. “It sure was a welcomed sight.” Hanson said that if the forecast is correct and another two inches grace the area before the front passes, it means he will be planting this afternoon or Thursday morning. “The ground will soak it up pretty quickly and I have the planters and seed sitting here ready to go,” Hanson said. “We will get the rye grass planted and that will be a big, big help with

how much we have to feed through the winter.” Hanson said that the rain is too late to salvage a winter wheat crop, but he is happy with what has come at this point. “It looks like the last time you had rainfall of that amount in your area was overnight Sept. 17 and Sept. 18,” said Gary Goggins, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “There was almost two inches recorded in Alexander City, so that was good news.” The really good news, Goggins said, is that there is the potential for more rain in coming days. “The potential for rain is continuing to increase over the next week or so,” he said. “There’s a system coming through that might actually bring the potential for more rain later in the week and into next week as well.” Goggins said it would likely take some months before the area can rebound from drought conditions and that he expects that the no-burn order in the state will remain in place until additional rains are received. As for the extended forecast for the area, there is a chance for still more of that recently rare wet stuff. “There could be another round of rainfall this coming weekend,” Goggins said. “So it looks like

we’re getting into a more active pattern. That is very good news for the entire state.” The official NWS forecast as of 4 p.m. Tuesday was predicting a 100 percent rain chance today with the next rain chance coming on Sunday, when there is a 60 percent chance. Even though there were heavy winds that were on the leading edge of the front, local officials reported only minor issues with a few trees and limbs down. Although rainfall amounts varied across the counties of the state last night, it is expected to give only short-term relief to the wildfires burning recently in Alabama. According to Interim State Forester Gary Cole of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), there was not enough rain last night to lift the statewide ‘No Burn’ Order. However, that could be re-assessed later this week. “The precipitation we received should temporarily help us with the wildfire situation and hopefully more rain is on the way,” Cole said in a released statement. “This reprieve will allow firefighters some much needed rest, as well as an opportunity to perform equipment repairs and maintenance.” Meanwhile, Monday was a historic day in the number of active wildfires burning in Alabama for one day:

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The threat of severe weather never materialized in Dadeville Wednesday, but raindrops of the radar screen of a cellphone show that the area did get plenty of rain. A total of 2.89 inches was recorded over a two-day period. 108 fires destroyed 2,742 acres across the state. Cole continued, “Most of us veteran firefighters here don’t remember that many fires in one day. Not only was the number of wildfires higher, but they were also larger in size.” “I cannot thank the men and women with the Alabama Forestry Commission enough for their dedication, tireless efforts and countless hours spent battling fires across the state,” Gov. Robert Bentley said in a released statement. “Because of their efforts, wildfires in Alabama have been prevented from doing extensive damage. Their commitment

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ello to all. Please enjoy this abbreviated version of my column this week as I have again been the guest of the fine people at Brookwood Hospital. I hope to be back home and at full steam soon. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Christmas Parade: Friends of Dadeville & Dadeville Chamber invite you to a “Spirit of a Hometown Christmas” Parade: on Sunday, Dec. 11! Shop with vendors and local retail stores around the Courthouse Square beginning at 1 p.m. Parade starts at 3

p.m. If you’re interested in being a vendor or entering a float, please contact the Dadeville Chamber office at 256-825-4019 ASAP or email: chamber@ Wellness Center News: The Wellness Center is open Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. The weather may be cooling off, but the indoor heated pool is not! We have water aerobics classes held every day of the week and free swim time is also available every day of the week. Guests can come for $5 per day. We

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would love to see you. For more info, call the Center at 256-825-2304. Line Dancing News: Betsy Keown’s line dancing class is happening at the Dadeville Recreation Center, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until noon for a fee of $1 per class. For questions, call Betsy at 256-825-3985. First United

Methodist Church News: DFUMC is seeking a PT Children’s Director. Responsibilities include coordinating and implementing Sunday Morning Sunday School, and Wednesday Evening Activities for children through 5th grade. Additional responsibilities include planning annual events such as Children’s Music Program, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Trunk or Treat, and Easter Activities. 12-15 hours per week. Red Ridge Methodist Church News: Rev. Messer began his series

from the Book of Isaiah last Sunday. His sermon was titled “Out of the Darkness.” The choir’s anthem is from the Cantata “Believe” “O Come O Come Emmanuel”. Choir rehearsal for the Christmas cantata Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. continues. It is the time of the year to purchase a Christmas gift or gifts for DHR children who would have no Christmas and for nursing home patients that have no family. Cindy Pierce has distributed names for DHR purchases and Beth Cox for nursing home recipients. Mark

CommunityCalendar December 1

Today is

December 1, 2016 Now - December 17

FOOD FOR FINES: The Adelia M. Russell Library and Mamie’s Place Children’s Library is accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of library fines.

Now - December 2

ACMS FUNDRAISER: The Alexander City Middle School is having a linen fundraiser through Dec. 2. For sale will be Egyptian cotton twin, full, queen and king sheet sets for $35. See any student, parent or teacher at ACMS. Proceeds benefit ACMS. PEANUT FUNDRAISER: The Alex City Kiwanis is holding a peanut fundraiser. 2.5 pound bags of raw shelled peanuts can be purchased for $5 from Kiwanis members or at River Bank and Trust, Jay Hare CPA, Anytime Fitness, Tapley Appliance, Sixth Street Baptist Church, Caldwell Electronics, Alex City Board of Education and Cloud Nine.

Now - December 25

HOLIDAY TREE OF LIGHTS: The Russell Medical Auxiliary is having its annual Holiday Tree of Lights in the lobby of Russell Medical. For $5 anyone can put a car on the Christmas tree in the lobby in honor or memory of a love one. Proceeds go toward student scholarships and items to be donated to much needed departments of the hospital.

December 3

TRASH WALK: The monthly PATH Trash walk will resume Saturday, Dec. 3 It will start at the Elkahatchee Bridge on Highway 63 at 8:30 a.m. where assignment and supplies will be issued. For more information contact John Thompson at 334-399-3289.

December 4

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Mt. Zion East Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its 151st Church Anniversary Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Guest minister will be Rev. M. A. Moss of Reeltown Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Thomas is pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Red Ridge United Methodist Church will present its Christmas cantata “Christmas Music” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 under the direction of Dr. Kim Walls. The choir composed of church members will sing some of their old favorite selections accompanied by a full orchestra composed of professional, amateur and student musicians from the local area. Featured vocalists will be H.D Price, Toni and Phil Adcock, Diane Miller, P. J. Armour and Susan Grace. Dramatization will feature the Manager Scene, the 3 Wise Men, The Angel Gabriel and the Shepherd Boy. Refreshments and coffee will be served following the concert. Make your plans to attend.

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY: Faith Christian Academy will present the musical “The Little Drummer Boy” Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Faith Temple. The musical features Reid Daughtry, Kylee Stark, John Patrick Stark the 82 voice choir, FCA cheerleaders, dance troupe and the second grade handbell choir. Silent Night will be

Red Ridge is located at 8091 County Road 34, Dadeville, 256-825-9820, CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its 153rd Church Anniversary Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Rev. G.H. Pulliam is pastor. Guest minister is Rev. C.L. Daniel, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Notasulga. Dinner will be served.

December 5

CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Alexander City Hometown Christmas Parade will be Dec. 5 and start at 6 p.m. Lineup will start on Comer Street before coming up Cherokee Road to the Round-About and down Tallapoosa Street.

December 6

DRUG PLAN ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE: Tallapoosa County and The East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will host a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan enrollment assistance event on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sportplex Cabin. To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card,along with a complete list of medications they are taking and the dosages. Volunteers will guide them through the selection process and help them get information on the cost of each plan. People interested in getting a plan comparison will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Each counseling sessions will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time. Contact East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission at (800) 243-5463 ext. 150 with questions.

December 7

MONTHLY LUNCHEON: The Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends Monthly Luncheon will be held on Wednesday December 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring a covered dish and a small donation.

December 9

HOLIDAY BAKE SALE: The Russell Medical Auxiliary is hosting a holiday bake sale Dec. 9 in the Community Room beginning at 7 a.m. until all items are gone. There will also be poinsettias for sale for $12.

December 10

CHRISTMAS PARADE: The town of Camp Hill will have a Christmas Parade at noon Dec. 10. CHRISTMAS GALA: New Style Baptist Church is hosting its annual Christmas Gala at the New Style Fellowship Hall Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes dinner.

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Dadeville • Wayne Smith, Mayor

For more information call 256496-4244 or 256-496-4067.

December 17

COMMUNITY PRAYER: The Darian Missionary Baptist Church family and prayer teams are offering prayer to the community the third Saturday of each month through December from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot on the corner of Laurel and E Streets across from Stephens Elementary School.

December 18

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: New Popular Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Dadeville is hosting “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” Christmas Pageant Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there will be fruit bags for everyone.

January 8

FASHION, HAIR and COMEDY SHOW: There will be a community talent, fashion, hair and comedy show with guest from as far away as Arkansas Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at Passion Church on Highway 63 North.

January 17

MEETING: The Artist Association of Central Alabama will meet Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.

January 20

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC: Auburn University NSSLHA and SAA are having a free speech and hearing screening Friday, Jan. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. All children must be accompanied by parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Services will be provided by the Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic Room 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University 36849-5232.

February 11

MISS WINTER: The 2017 Miss Winter Pageant will be Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Dadeville High School Auditorium. Rehearsals will take place Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. Applications may be picked up at Little Lambs and Ivy Day School or by emailing Sherri Williams at misswinterpageant@ There will be a Baby

Hayes is a community columnist for The Record. She is a resident of Dadeville and writes about the events and people of the Dadeville area.

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Riley Sanford, Ron Russell, Christa Sewell, Danny Wright and Mariah Edwards

Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, Miss, Elite Miss and Miss Winter Princess.

December 11

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Liberty United Methodist Church Choir is presenting a Christmas Cantata “The First Noel” Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow. The church is located at 1630 Liberty Road 2.5 miles north of Hackneyville. CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Dadeville Christmas Parade will start at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 and follow travel Lafayette Street before making its way to the courthouse square.

Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. for the Ladies Luncheon. Happy Thanksgiving to all. RR is located at 8091 County Road 34, Dadeville, 256-8259820, Paul Messer is pastor. THOUGHT FOR TODAY: You can’t fully appreciate a rainbow until you have endured and experienced the rain.

Ongoing Events RECYCLING: The Alexander City Recycling Facility is located at the Public Works Department at 824 Railey Road. All materials should be dropped off behind the green storage shed on the Public Works lot. The facility is always open for unassisted drop off. Assistance with drop off is available between 7:00 am until 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please call 256-409-2020 for more information. WOMEN’S MEETING: Victory Temple Holiness Church in Dadeville is hosting a women’s meeting the first Sunday of every month. Men are invited too. AWANA: Wayside Baptist Church hosts Awana Sundays from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for ages three to high school. For more information contact George Gardin, student minister, at 864580-0343. VOLUNTEER: Southern Care Hospice is seeking volunteers. Please call Lizz Gillenwaters at 256-234-1134 or 256-749-3717 for more information. WOMAN MEETING: Every first Sunday, Victory Temple Holiness Church hosts a women’s meeting, at 237 Aster St. in Dadeville. Everyone is invited. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. READY TO WORK: Ready to Work is a FREE jobs skills training program offered at Central Alabama Community College Career Center. Classes meet Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Completion of the program depends on the skill level of the individual. For more information contact Elaine Balint, instructor, at 256-215-4496 (leave message) or ebalint@cacc. edu. OFFICE CAREERS: The Office Careers Technology program is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and was created to help dislocated workers learn new employable skills. To qualify for the programs be a dislocated worker (layoff) or a lowincome family. Anyone interested in the classes should contact the Alexander City Career Center @ 256-215-4494 and ask about the WIA program. Most all dislocated workers automatically qualify for financial assistance. The program is 52 weeks and is open entry/ open exit. Students learn at their own pace in a non-traditional classroom setting. Classes begin when students are approved and they may leave when they receive any or all of the certificates offered. Classes are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. (with a lunch break). All textbooks and class materials are supplied. Certificates available are receptionist, inventory clerk, data entry clerk, administrative assistant,

accounting office clerk, medical office clerk, legal office clerk. COMPUTER LAB: The new and improved computer lab at Cooper Community Center is now open to the community Monday thru Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. LaBrawnski Salter is the new lab facilitator. You can check email, browse the internet, build a resume, complete a project or homework, research, job search and some social media. CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We meet every Monday at Vertical Point Church, 860 Airport Drive, Alex City. We begin with dinner at 5:45, followed by large group at 6:15 & small groups at 7:15. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Mike at 256-496-4664. CCTS ALUMNI MEETING: The Coosa County Train School and J.D. Thompson alumni association hold monthly meetings the third Saturday of each month. BEYOND TRANSFORMATIONS: Meetings every second Saturday. Have you been wanting to give back, work with youth, or be a part of a group that makes a difference? Please email iamtransforms@ or Call at 334-4406539. Donations of clothes, food, books, computers, school supplies. A building and donations are needed. AMERICAN LEGION: Post 339 in Cottage Grove is open every Friday night from 8 p.m. until with fried chicken and fish. Music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. SCV MEETING:The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets every third Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at J.R.’s Sports Bar & Grill. Visitors are welcome. AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: The Lake Martin Amateur Radio Club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Alexander City Airport Terminal Building with dinner and fellowship following at a local area restaurant. Amateur radio license exams are available after the meeting by prior arrangement. The club also meets on the air (Alabama Emergency Net Victor) on the first, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on the club sponsored K4YWE repeater at 145.33 mhz with the 146.96 repeater as backup. All interested can attend our meetings or contact Tim Mayfield K4CWL at 256329-1172 or John Phillips WI4P at 256-212-4063 CAR SHOW: Lake Martin Street Rods and Classic Cars meets every third Saturday at Buck’s Dairy Quick in Alexander City from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call Danny at (256) 496-0024 for more information.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS Area coaches look back on experiences with this week’s title contenders By CATHY HIGGINS Sports Editor

As November prepares to pass the baton to December this week, high school football state champion titles will be decided in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Championship games at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Handley vs Madison Academy In 4A 12-2 Handley will take on 11-3 Madison at 11 a.m. Friday. Although Dadeville fell shy of making it to the playoffs, the team went toe to toe with Handley in the regular season. “Handley has a really good team,” said Dadeville head football coach Richard White. “We knew that going into the season.” In the middle of October Handley defeated Dadeville in a clash of the Tigers by a score of 50-13. White credits Larry Strain, who’s in his second year as head coach at Handley, with bringing the team so much success this season. “He does a good job and has put his on touch on the program,” White said. While that touch includes ensuring a tight defense, it also makes good use of a staggering number of seasoned athletes. “They have 35 seniors on that team,” White said. “That’s unheard of in most 5A or 6A teams and they’re 4A. They’ve got more seniors than some teams have players.” It’s that combination of coaching and experience on the field that could earn Handley the state championship, White believes.

Beauregard vs Wenonah Although the Benjamin Russell Wildcats finished their season in the first week of playoffs, they faced two championship contenders earlier in the season, 12-1 Beauregard and 13-1 Opelika. Ben Russell closed the regular season last month with a 63-35 loss to 5A Beauregard. Wildcats head coach Danny Horn points out that the scoreboard reflects what the Hornets do best. “Offensively they can run

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Dadeville’s Phillip Russell tries to bring down Handley’s Malik Meadows in October. After a successful season that includes a defeat over Dadville’ Handley is in contention for the 4A state championship this week.

or throw the ball,” he said. “And they’ve got the best running back (LaDamian Webb) we played against all year long.” While Horn believes Beauregard’s defense is not quite as strong as its offense, that hasn’t shaken the Hornets’ success. “When you can run and throw the ball like they do it doesn’t matter,” he said. Beauregard faces off with 11-2 Wenonah at 7 p.m. for the championship. “Wenonah has a pretty good defense,” Horn said. “Any time you get to this level, you’ve got to be pretty good.” Still, the Wildcats coach looks for the Hornets to take home the 5A champion title. “I look for Beauregard to win this one,” Horn said.

week. In mid-September, Benjamin Russell lost to Opelika 34-0. According to Horn, Opelika’s defense in the Wildcats’ scoreless game was apparent. “Since I’ve been here this is the best defensive team they’ve had,” he said. That defense is part of a wellrounded package. “They’ve got good size, their offense is good and they’re well coached,” Horn said. That well rounded team faces off with 12-2 Ramsay at 7 p.m. Friday for the 6A championship. “Ramsay did beat Minor,” Horn said. “That surprised me.” However, the Ben Russell coach doesn’t expect a surprise from Friday’s game. “This is Opelika’s year,” Horn said. “I believe Opelika beats Ramsay by several touchdowns.”

earlier this month, the Generals fell to Fyffe, which is still contending for the 2A title championship. The 14-0 Red Devils are set to play 13-1 Aliceville at 3 p.m. Friday. According to Horseshoe Bend head football coach Jason Franklin, Fyffe’s chances of taking the title are pretty good. “They’ve been there for three years straight,” he said. “They’re accustomed to playing at the state championship and I think that gives them the upper hand.” After an undefeated regular season, Northeast Alabama-based Fyffe started its post-season journey by hosting and defeating the Generals 56-7. By racking up eight touchdowns and only allowing Horseshoe Bend one, the Red Devils proved why they’re so unstoppable. “I’ve seen them in three playoff games, including our own,” Opelika vs Ramsay Franklin said. “They’ve got really The Wildcats have also contendAliceville vs Fyffe sound defense and pound the other ed with Opelika, which is aimWhile Horseshoe Bend ended its team. They don’t turn the football ing for the 6A championship this season in its first week of playoffs

over — they haven’t yet, and they’re sound in special teams.” The Red Devils evidently work like a well-oiled machine, which only unnerves their opponents. “They physically wear you down,” Franklin said. “I think it demoralizes the other team to where they say, ‘I’m tired of taking this beating.’” As the Red Devils ready to face off with West Alabama based Aliceville, the Horseshoe Bend coach believes they can go home as the 2A state champions. “They’ve got a really good chance of taking care of business,” Franklin said.

Other championship games Additional state championship games include 1A Maplesville (13-0) vs Pickens County (11-3) at 3 p.m. Thursday, 3A Mobile Christian (3-1) vs Piedmont (140) at 11 a.m. Thursday and 7A McGill-Toolen (13-0) vs Hoover (11-2) at 7 p.m. today.

Area athlete update: Nine Dadeville High alumni spotlighted STAFF REPORT TPI Staff With high school football season now behind us, we thought this would be a good time to provide an update on former area football athletes who have transitioned to the college gridiron. If we’ve missed any, please let us know and we’ll be glad to showcase them, as well. DADEVILLE Seven former Dadeville Tigers are continuing to play in college. Rod Crayton Rod Crayton graduated in 2013 and went on to Southern Miss. He took a redshirt his first year and in 2014 played in six games on the season where he saw time against No. 3 Alabama, Rice, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and UTSA. That same season, Crayton recorded seven tackles on the year (one solo, six assisted), had a season-high three stops in the season opener at Mississippi State and had a pair of stops at No. 3 Alabama. Although he hasn’t seen much playing time this season, last year he appeared in eight games, where he had eight tackles, including his career-best five against Austin Peay. As a Dadeville Tiger, Crayton was a three-star recruit and the No. 26 player in Alabama by, three-star recruit and No. 44 in Alabama by 247Sports. com, three-star recruit and the nation’s No. 36 DT by, was named the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 4A Lineman of the Year, earned

First-Team All-Area honors according to Opelika-Auburn News, participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, tallied 157 tackles, four sacks and six fumble recoveries during senior campaign. Jayln Johnson Fellow former Tiger Jayln Johnson graduated in 2015 and went on to JSU. The right forward is in his freshman year and has yet to see playing time. However, while at Dadeville he led the Tigers into the second round of the AHSAA Class 4A Playoffs as a senior in 2014, had 92 tackles, 36 solo, nine sacks and forced a fumble for the Tigers as a senior, averaged over seven tackles per game and had double-digit tackles in a game twice, had 23 quarterback hurries, was named to the 2014 Super 12 Team By the Alex City Outlook, led DHS to region titles in 2012 and 2013 and was a first-team all-region performer and second team all-state selection as a junior. Nick Johnson Dadeville alum Nick Johnson is a senior offensive lineman with JSU. While his current season isn’t detailed, in 2015 he appeared in 11 of the Gamecocks’ 15 games making five starts on the O-Line all coming in the final six games, including starting all four of JSU’s playoff contests, helped an offensive line which set school records for total offense in a season (7,613 yards), led the conference in total and scoring offense (38.9 PPG), and opened holes for the thirdbest rushing attack in the country averaging more than 300 yards per game. In 2014 Nick Johnson played in 11 games on the

Jax State offensive line unit that paved the way for the Gamecocks to break a school record for yards per game at 510.8 per contest, helped the offense rank fourth nationally in total offense and tops in the Ohio Valley Conference in that category, paced the rushing attack that led the OVC, member of the offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks throughout the 2014 season, which listed third-best in the conference, keyed JSU on third down conversions as a junior as the club ranked second in the OVC in moving the chains on third down and finished the with a 91 percent season grade. In 2013 Johnson made his JSU debut at right tackle on the offensive line in the season opener at Alabama State, was a mainstay in the Gamecock trenches as a 15-game starter, helped the Gamecocks set a school record for rushing yards in a single game (523) against Jacksonville on Sept. 7, paved the way for four rushers to reach 100-plus yards in a single game – which tied an NCAA Division I record and the first on the FCS level, engineered JSU’s rushing attack throughout the season as it averaged 240 yards rushing per game, paced JSU to 440 yards on the ground against Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri on Nov. 23 and helped JSU have a 100-yard rusher in ten of the 15 games in 2013. While at Dadeville, Johnson was three-year starter, ws named team offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior after grading out better than 95 percent and not allowing a single sack all sea-

son, was a first-team all-district and all-region selection and helped the Tigers post an 11-2 record as a sophomore, 12-1 his junior year and 12-1 as a senior. Shawn Jennings After graduating from Dadeville, Shawn Jennings joined the Alabama Crimson Tide in January of 2016 as one of the top athletes and defensive backs in the state and participated in spring drills after coming off of an injury four games into his senior season. Jennings has ranked as the No. 39 athlete in the nation in the 247Composite and the No. 19 player in the state, the No. 58 athlete by 247Sports, rated as the No. 40 safety in the nation by and the No. 14 player in the state, listed as the No. 43 safety by ESPN and the No. 48 safety according to, a member of the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team. While at Dadeville, Jennings earned second team All-State honors as an athlete from the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2014. Anfernee Jennings Jennings’ older brother, Anfernee Jennings, is a sophomore linebacker for the Crimson Tide. A talented linebacker who redshirted his freshman season, he is working his way into a spot in the Tide’s deep linebacker rotation this season, totaled 14 tackles on the season including one for a loss (-2 yards) to go along with his three quarterback hurries. Against USC he totaled three tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards), in his first collegiate action. Against Western Kentucky

Jennings entered the game against the Hilltoppers but did not record any stats. Against Ole Miss he came off the bench to collect one stop against the Rebels. Kent State: Registered a pair of tackles and two quarterback hurries against the Golden Flashes. Against Kentucky he had one stop against the Wildcats, coming off the bench to help stifle the UK offense. Against Arkansashe collected two tackles in a reserve role while adding a quarterback hurry by night’s end. Against Tennessee he entered in the linebacker rotation against the Vols but did not record any stats. Against Texas A&M, Jennings saw time in a reserve role at linebacker but did not record any stops. Against LSU he set a new career high for tackles with four in his extended playing time against the Tigers and helped limit the high-power LSU offense to only 125 yards, including 33 on the ground. Against Mississippi State he entered in a rotational role in the Tide linebacking corps, making one tackle against the Bulldogs. While at Dadeville Jennings was one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation as a four-star recruit, played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game, second team Medium School All-American by MaxPreps. com, starred at the AlabamaMississippi All-Star Game, No. 154 of the Scout300 and the site’s No. 14 defensive end, ranked No. 118 in the Top247, the No. 7 weakside defensive end and the No. 6 player in Alabama, rated 172nd in the 247Composite and the No. 11 WDE, No. 211 in the Rivals250 and the

No. 10 weakside defensive end,’s No. 28 defensive end nationally and No. 14 player in the state of Alabama, Prepstar AllSoutheast Region choice, recorded 170 tackles as a senior in 2014 with 88 solo stops, 14 sacks, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles, had 171 tackles as a junior in 2013 with seven sacks while making 96 tackles as a sophomore with seven more sacks, finished with 29 sacks in his high school career, ranked No. 7 on the A-List … first team 4A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, was named to the 2014 Super AllState and was a finalist for the 4A ASWA Lineman of the Year. C.J. Tolbert Former Dadeville Tiger C.J. Tolbert is now a sophomore linebacker for the Auburn Tigers. This season he has seen action in nine games. While at Dadeville, he was a first team Class 4A all-state, had 1,115 yards and 16 TD passing, 1,543 yards and 27 TD rushing as a senior, was 2013 Opelika-Auburn News breakout player of the year, was a basketball and baseball letterman and played quarterback at Harding University after high school before coming to Auburn. Tamarcus Russell, DJ Morgan Former Dadeville Tigers DJ Morgan and Tamarcus Russell are now playing for Fresno City. Justin Pogue Dadeville alumni Justin Pogue is now a senior linebacker for Point University in West Point, Georgia.


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DADEVILLE NATIVES TAKE A KNEE WITH THE TIDE Brothers Shawn Jennings (19) and Anfernee Jennings (33) pray with fellow Alabama teammates in the South endzone of Bryant Denny Stadium Saturday prior to the Iron Bowl as Auburn runs onto the field. The Jennings brothers got their start in football in Dadeville and both are graduates of Dadeville High School.. Cliff Williams / The Record

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Jalen Hurts recovered from two early interceptions to pass for 286 yards and No. 1 Alabama’s defense did the rest in a 30-12 victory Saturday over No. 16 Auburn. The Crimson Tide led just 13-9 at halftime, dominating the stat sheet but only taking over the scoreboard in the second half. The defense pushed its string of quarters without allowing a touchdown to 14-plus. The Tigers failed to muster much offense for the second straight SEC EC game, this time playing without injured quarterback Sean White. Hurts bounced back strong overcoming two first-half interceptions that have helped him m lead the Tide into thee SEC championship game. He completed 27-of-36 mostly short rt and mid-range passess and threw for two touchdowns. Alabama ma has won three straight ht Iron Bowls for the first rst time since 1990-92. Hurts also ran for 37 yards and a touchdown, wn, leading two straight touchdown drives in the third quarter to all but put the game away after a mistake-filled first half. He ran for a 4-yard score on a drive sparked by four Bo Scarbrough runs. On a fourth-and-4 play, he hit ArDarius Stewart, who spun away from a defender and made another move downfield en route to a 38-yard touchdown and a 27-9 lead. Stewart gained 127 yards on 10 catches and Scarbrough ran for 90 yards. Auburn quarterback sub Jeremy Johnson completed 4 of 13 passes for 34 yards. The Tide dominated in total yards, 501-182. Daniel Carlson connected on four field goals for Auburn. Auburn didn’t get a first down until the second quarter and continues to have no passing game without a healthy White. The stingy Alabama defense only allowed Tiger rusher Kamryn Pettway 17 yards on 12 carries as Pettway lead the Tigers on the ground.

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Alabama’s Jalen Hurts’, above right, stiff arms Auburn’s Jonathan Ford in the first quarter. Below left, Auburn’s Eli Stove hauls in a catch in the fourth quarter while the Tide’s Dalvin Tomlinson (54 and Levi Wallace (39) stop Auburn’s Kamryn Pettway as Alabama fans were treated to a third straight victory over Auburn Saturday and they celebrated at Bryant-Denney Stadium.

Dadeville youth win 2nd annual ‘Clash of 2 Cities’ at GA Dome By CATHY HIGGINS Sports Editor

For the second year since the inception of “Clash of Two Cities,” the 11 and 12-year-old Dadeville youth football team defeated Alexander City. This time with a score of 20-14. The annual exhibition game was part of the postgame events following the Atlanta Falcon’s face off with the Arizona Cardinals. “The kids had a wonderful time,” said Dadeville Youth Football League President Michael Taylor. The teams were made up of 27 Dadeville youth and 18 from Alex City. Coaching the Alex City

team were Jamie Thrower, Cedrick Collins and Jon Owens, while Taylor, Benny Snipe and Jefferey Bennett coached Dadville. The teams played in front of a crowd that included a delegation of approximately 250 adults from the area, as well as fans of both the Falcons and Cardinals. According to Taylor, even many Arizona fans stayed to cheer the youth on. “It was a great experience for them,” he said. In addition to watching the Falcons play and then follow with their own game on the NFL field, the Dadeville and Alex City youth were part of pre-game festivities, which

included being in the Atlanta Falcons parade. “They got a chance to hang out with Freddie, the Falcons’ mascot,” Taylor said. Joining the Alex City and Dadeville game were several youth league games of various age groups from Georgia and Florida. The now annual event originated last year when former Pittsburg Steelers running back and current Alexander City resident and Dadeville Youth 11 and 12U football coach Snipe sought help from his NFL contacts to make it a reality. Two years into that reality, Taylor is planning to recognize his athletes’ second win by presenting them with championship

rings this weekend during a post-season banquet for the entire Dadeville Youth Football League. The banquet is set for noon Saturday at McCray Baseball Field in Dadeville. The event will include a lunch of pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs. “We’ll also have inflatables for the kids to play on,” Taylor said. While the banquet will showcase the 110 youth football players and more than 40 cheerleaders coached by Jill Childers, a portion of the afternoon will give special recognition to Dadeville head varsity football coach Richard White, who along with Dadeville head varsity basketball coach Rodney

Sports Calendar Thursday, Dec. 1 • Dadeville Middle girls basketball game at Horseshoe Bend, 4:30 p.m. • Dadeville varsity basketball at Holtville, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m. • Reeltown jv/junior high girls, junior high boys bas-

ketball at Loachapoka, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3 • Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling match at Tallasee Duals Match, 9 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 5 • Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling match at Prattville

Christian Academy, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 6 • Alexander City Middle girls basketball home game against Dadeville, 4:30 p.m. •Dadeville High Varsity Wrestling match at Beauregard for Tri-Match, 5 p.m.

•Dadeville varsity basketball home game against Alabama Christian Academy, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7 p.m. • Reeltown jv/junior high boys, varsity girls basketball at Loachapoka, 4:30 p.m., varsity boys 7 p.m.

Taylor, helped the youth league by maintaining the football field and supported the youth league by helping the young athletes understand

what would be expected of them at the high school level. “It really did a whole lot for the kids,” Taylor said.

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