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Can you take anything back after you post it online?
Lt. Hough reminds BRHS students to stay safe while using phones, internet By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer
Reinforcing how important it is to stay safe online, Lt. Bill Hough with the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department had a warning for the freshman and sophomore classes at Benjamin Russell last week. “Every choice you make has consequences,” Hough said. “Can you take anything back after you post it online? No.” One key point Hough stressed throughout his conversation with the students is the issue of sending suggestive photos to their significant other. While it may seem relatively innocent at first, there is always Hough the chance such a photo will end up being shared, leading to a situation where it ends up in the wrong hands or in the hands of a family member. “How would you feel, as an older brother or sister, if you got a photo of your younger brother or sister like that?” Hough said. “How would you feel if your mom or dad got that photo? “Every choice you make has consequences. Life isn’t like a video game. There is no restart button for you to hit.” Hough said, while some of the students may have made mistakes online in the past, they can still get off that path and head in a new direction. “Your future is what you make of it,” he said. “You can change it now.” BRHS Principal Dr. Anthony Wilkinson reinforced much of what Hough said, listing a handful of examples how students were involved in sharing explicit material and how others made choices leading to dangerous consequences down the road.
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With technology becoming a key component in helping educate students, Alexander City schools have taken steps to ensure the safety of its students as they complete assignments on school-issued devices.
City schools work to make technology safer By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer
echnology is advancing rapidly, bringing changes and improvements to virtually every facet of human life. Mobile phones can now take photos at a quality comparable to professional cameras, while
social media lets us stay connected with others no matter how far away they may be. However, with all of the good technology brings, there is a downside to the progress. Private photos and thoughts can be taken and easily shared online, while the relative anonymity of the internet can lead to people making threats against others. See SAFETY • Page 3
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Alex City PD aids in child-porn conviction By AMALIA KORTRIGHT Herald Bureau Chief
A Millbrook man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of production of child pornography, according to an announcement by United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. Germaine Moore, 45, was sentenced without the possibility of parole after he pleaded guilty to the three charges in August. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Moore will be subject to supervision for the remainder of his life. In late January, law enforcement officials received reports of a video on Facebook that portrayed an adult male subjecting a child to sexual contact. The video was traced to Moore, authorities said.
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Mom finds it hard to watch son in stressful new marriage DEAR ABBY: Our youngest son recently married a woman who has an 18-year-old disabled daughter, “Lauren.” The girl’s mental level is between that of a 2- and 4-year-old. There have been physical confrontations between my new daughter-in-law and her disabled daughter, which are becoming more frequent now that they all live together. Our daughter-in-law refuses to pursue facilities for Lauren, saying she is waiting for her to be transitioned into a group home and feels much guilt in doing so. Lauren is currently in a day program, which doesn’t seem to be helping her. She has definite behavioral issues and has been put on a higher level of meds that haven’t helped. Psychologists, counselors and school staff are noncommittal about offering any help and haven’t advised on how to address this. My concern is, my son and his wife now have a 6-month-
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old son, and I worry about the baby in this home environment. Our son loves his wife and thought he could handle the challenges that come with living with Lauren. He now says he thinks it is best to end the marriage, but he’s uncomfortable about giving an ultimatum to his wife. He has a high-pressure job, and his new home environment is taking a toll on him, physically and mentally. Any advice for him is appreciated. -MOM ON THE SIDELINES DEAR MOM: I appreciate your concern for the well-being of your son, but if you are smart, you will remain supportively on the sidelines and not insert yourself into this sensi-
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 31-yearold waitress and proud atheist. I’m one of the least judgmental people I know. Who other people love, or how they choose to worship isn’t important to me. I have a regular customer who comes in to the restaurant about twice a month. He’s a pastor and one of the nicest guys I think I’ve ever met. He’ll often bring along people from his congregation and buy them dinner. He counsels new families and tries to teach them the ways of the world. He counsels angry teenagers, and they listen to him. I have tremendous respect for him. The problem is, every time he comes in, he tries to get me to come to his church. It’s sometimes an hourlong conversation. At first I was polite
Taylor to sign Civil War book Tuesday at library By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer
Book lovers can meet a local author and have him sign a copy of his work Tuesday at the Adelia M. Russell Library. John Taylor, a librarian at the Russell Library, will be signing copies of his book, “Union at All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation,” on the library’s main floor Tuesday from 2 until 4 p.m. “The book first came out in 2017,” Taylor said. “It’s about history, economics, a little bit of transportation, the Constitution and the Lincoln mythos. It is primarily facts and not opinion.” Not only does it focus on the American Civil War, how it could possibly have been avoided and the concept of what union means, Taylor said he has a personal connection to the events he writes about in his book. One of his ancestors who served in the Confederate military was taken prisoner during the war. At the end of the conflict, he was released from the camp where he was held and walked home. Although the book has been out for more than a year, Taylor said he has not had an event liAke this in Alexander City until now. “This is the first time I’ve had a book signing here,” Taylor said. “I’ve done others around, like Dadeville, Montgomery, Opelika, (and) Tallassee.” Since its release, “Union at All Costs” has been fairly well received. While Taylor said only about 600 copies of his book have been sold, 99 percent of the feedback he has received from those who have read it has been positive. Tuesday’s event will revolve mainly around signing copies of “Union at All Costs.” Taylor said he does not have any major speech prepared for the event, although he said there may some casual conversation. He also said copies of his book will be for sale at the signing and also welcomes those interested in talking to him to sit down and ask questions about the book. “I’m always happy to talk with anyone and answer any questions about it,” Taylor said. Although he has had a lot on his plate this year, Taylor said he hopes to get out more in 2019 and promote his book in other places. “I have a few things lined up for next year,” he said. “I hope to have more time to get out and promote it.”
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George Franklin Brady III July 4, 1945 - December 5, 2018 Funeral service for Mr. George F. Brady III, 73, will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Red Ridge United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Vicki Cater. Burial will be in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Alabama. George was born July 4, 1945 to the late George Franklin Brady Jr. and Anne Gaydish Brady. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Brady; children, Scott, Doug (Cathy), and Melissa Brady; Grandchildren, Darian, Tyler, and Jesse Brady; Great-grandchildren, Leif, John, and Willow Brady; and nephew, David DiLauro. George was a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran, Stillwater’s Volunteer Fire Department Board President, Member of the American Legion, and Member of the Red Ridge United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved his fire department family as well. Arrangements handled by Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers of Camp Hill, Alabama.
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Alex City transitioning from weather sirens By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer
With old weather warning sirens in the area increasingly more expensive to repair, officials are urging residents to sign up for Tallapoosa Alert, especially with the expected rain Saturday. In the past, Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Agency Director Jason Moran said the public was notified of severe weather by employing sirens scattered around the county. But those sirens have been around for decades; 12 are located around the county, including one in Camp Hill that has been struck by lightning multiple times. Camp Hill has insurance on the one located near town hall, but the town has to ante up a deductible every time it needs repairs, which are becoming more difficult due to parts availability for the decades-old sirens. Thirteen sirens are located in Alexander City and some do not
sound off because of needed repairs. Rather than spending thousands of dollars to repair something that often cannot be heard inside and despite repair today may not work tomorrow, Alexander City officials are encouraging citizens to sign up for Tallapoosa Alert. “It is better than the siren system,” Alexander City Mayor Jim Nabors said. “Tallapoosa Alert is more beneficial to the community.” Nabors said the siren system has become too expensive to maintain mainly because it is antiquated. Tallapoosa County has had the alert system for more than two years now. Moran explained the alerts come via phone call, text message or email to addresses and numbers when someone sets up their user account. “Those signing up and creating their own accounts can get an array of things,” Moran said. “You can go in and receive the messages about 10 different ways, text messages to multiple phones, emails to multiple addresses, and it will call your home
phone.” The system will keep trying until you acknowledge the alerts the user programs in. “You must acknowledge the alert,” Moran said, “by pressing one, texting back ‘yes’ or clicking the button in the email. If not, Tallapoosa Alert will continue to call you until a response is received back for the next four hours.” The county’s more than 12,000 landline numbers are already programmed into the system. Moran said many with landlines only are those without smartphones or the internet. “The people that don’t have a smartphone or internet can’t hear a siren going off and don’t have a weather radio, we wanted to be able to get those people the information,” Moran said. “A lot of these are our elderly and don’t communicate with technology. I wanted these people to be able to get these notices as well. They are going to get a call no matter what time it is.” Moran said the system calls about
Girl takes pledge seriously
By CARMEN RODGERS Tribune Staff Writer
Patriotism runs deep in Tallassee, even on an elementary level. At Tallassee Elementary School, the announcements and Pledge of Allegiance signify a special time to pause, listen and participate before the daily academic routine begins. Students are typically in their classrooms as the announcements begin but one 4-year-old pre-K student who was away from her desk as the pledge started knew exactly what to do. “The children in our pre-k class have learned the pledge since the beginning of the year and have even been invited to be pledge pals,” said TES pre-k teacher Samantha Stone. “Pledge pals are a group of students that say the pledge over the speakers.” “Anzlee Eckstein was walking to the bathroom during announcements and the pledge came on,” said Stone. “She stopped in the hallway, on her own, and recited the pledge.” A parent visiting the school stopped to capture the heartwarming moment.
specific warnings. “It is set to call those numbers only in case of a thunderstorm warning or a tornado warning,” Moran said. Moran explained users going to the county’s website can set up their account and manage the alerts they get and how they get them. The only information required is your address. “It does not require any personal information,” Moran said. “It does not require any credit card information.” To sign up to receive alerts from the system, go to www.tallaco.com, click the departments tab and select EMA. From there click on Tallapoosa Alert. Moran said he is available to help people sign up by calling him at 256825-1078. It is also the same number that calls when alerts are sent out. “Anybody that has questions or if there is a group of people that I can speak to, explain it further, I will be more than happy to do it,” Moran said.
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Tallassee Elementary School pre-K student Anzlee Eckstein, 4, was walking to the bathroom during announcements when the Pledge of Allegiance came on the school’s intercom system. Eckstein stopped in the hallway, on her own, to recite the pledge.
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Wilkinson also said, in addition to the legal issues, the school can issue punishments for students involved in such behavior, including having to attend the Phoenix Academy alternative school and being expelled from Benjamin Russell. Hough said programs such as this are important to find ways to be proactive instead of reactive and to remind young people the potential dangers that come from technology and the internet. He added Sheriff Jimmy Abbett has been very receptive to the program. “I’ve been to Montgomery, Auburn and every school in Tallapoosa County sharing this message,” Hough said after the presentation. “We offer it to church groups, civic groups, students, parents and teachers. “I hope it is extremely effective. The more education they can get, the more aware of the dangers and consequences they can be.”
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The Alexander City School System has several levels of security in place to ensure the safety of students throughout the system while using the technology the schools provide their students. “We have an onsite iBoss appliance at our schools,” director of auxiliary services Keith Lashley said. “All traffic, both incoming and outgoing, is filtered through the program.” The iBoss appliance is the first level of protection the city schools use on all technology devices. Software programs Securly and Bark have also been installed on all the Google Chromebooks students are issued by the school system. Lashley
said Securly is a web filter and an email monitor, while Bark also monitors email and looks at what students save in their Google drive. Securly, Bark and iBoss all work by searching through activity, looking for specific words and phrases and flagging those it feels are suspicious, according to Lashley. Some of the things the programs look for include references to self-harm, bullying and terrorism, among other things. “I think these have been very effective,” Lashley said. “We do have false positives flagged, but some of what’s been found have led to things needing investigated. We do expect the false positives to pop up. However, it’s worth going through
100 false positives to find the one real thing.” In addition to the various software programs Lashley said the city schools use to monitor activity, there is a concerted effort made every year to remind students how to stay safe while online. “We educate them about appropriate online behaviors at a gradeappropriate level,” Lashley said. “We cover different subject matters at each grade level. For example, we may be teaching our elementary school students about not talking to people they don’t know in online chat rooms, while at the same time we are reviewing copyright issues with the high school students.”
Overall, Lashley said the students have been receptive to the message overall, while the education itself has been effective at pointing out potential issues. While educating them does not always mean the students follow what has been taught to them, Lashley still feels the program is doing the right thing and the students are understanding the message given to them. Even though it may be a difficult task to protect against every issue that may arise from technology and being online, the programs and efforts the Alexander City School System put in place have done a good job in keeping students as safe and secure as possible.
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lexander City and Tallapoosa County authorities are right in urging citizens to turn a deaf ear, so to speak, to the old sirens that warn of severe weather. Instead, residents should take the advice of those officials and use the free Tallapoosa Alert system, which notifies people of severe weather through the use of calls to home or cell phones, emails and text messages. In fact, Tallapoosa County’s more than 12,000 landline numbers are already programmed into the system, so the service does not only benefit those with smartphones and the internet. Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Agency Director Jason Moran said 12 of the old sirens are located around the county but they are getting more expensive to repair because parts are not readily available. It’s much the same story in Alexander City, which has 13 sirens, some of which don’t work. Tallapoosa County has had the alert system for more than two years, and it’s free and easy to set up. In fact, the only information needed is your address. To sign up to receive alerts from the system, go to www.tallaco.com, click the departments tab and select EMA. From there click on Tallapoosa Alert. Moran also said he would be happy to help anyone sign up for the service by calling him at 256-825-1078. “Anybody that has questions or if there is a group of people that I can speak to, explain it further, I will be more than happy to do it,” Moran said. Take him up on the offer. It could save your life one day.
Moving city hall would be a costly mistake
t has come to my attention that some of the current leadership of our city have plans to move all municipal functions away from the city center to a new location on the old Russell industrial complex, more specifically the former Russell Sales Oﬃce. I was both surprised and concerned to hear this news. In my opinion, moving city hall and municipal functions out of downtown would be a costly mistake. Firstly, many business owners and private citizens have worked continuously over the past 20 years in an eﬀort to keep our downtown viable, lively and attractive. This eﬀort has been successful. Many new businesses have moved to the town center, several historic buildings have been renovated and the number of vacant buildings has decreased significantly. The loss of the municipal complex would be a serious economic blow for downtown businesses and would definitely reverse much of this success. The municipal complex brings attention, business and foot traﬃc to the heart of our city. Many downtown businesses will suﬀer from losing this flow of people and new businesses will be reluctant to invest because of the city government’s departure. If the city government is not willing to invest in downtown, how can we expect to retain and attract new businesses? Additionally, this move would strip our downtown of its unique persona and history. The bypass highways of cities across our nation all look the same. They all have their gas stations, strip malls, McDonalds, Walmarts, etc. Honestly, you can’t tell the diﬀerence from one city to another. However, downtowns are diﬀerent. They have city
BROOKS LAMBERTH Guest Columnist halls, schools, churches and compact commercial areas that are all unique, walkable and deeply rooted in history. In Alex City, people do still walk to city hall to pay a bill or visit the mayor and often continue on to shop or eat lunch. The location of our municipal complex dates back to the 1890s. It has been in the same place for at least five generations and over 120 years. With their deep history and unique urban design, downtowns serve as the true identification of a city. Many lifelong residents, business owners and investors consider it a slap in the face that our city leaders could ignore the role city hall has played in the history of our city and would attempt such a move without broad and overwhelming public support. Rather than encourage the emptiness of sprawl, our city government should seek to preserve the character and spirit of our downtown. Finally, Alexander City’s government has a funded economic development component. When referring to the proposed city hall move and more specifically the old Russell Sales Office, an Outlook article quoted Al Jones, our city’s community development director, as saying, “You look at that building and think about economic development.” The fact that the old Russell Sales Oﬃce, which was once the pride of Russell Corp., could not be sold or used to attract other companies to our town is certainly revealing in some way. To many citizens, like myself,
that building was symbolic of our city government’s failures in the economic development arena. Whether it was the fault of the building or our city’s economic development eﬀorts or both, I’m not sure. In any case, the argument that a move to this building will enhance economic development is dubious at best. In addition, companies looking to locate in Alexander City will not care that we have a massive city hall if our downtown is vacant. So the city plans to spend $2.55 million to purchase the former Russell Sales Oﬃce and over $6 million for renovations. There will almost certainly be construction cost overruns. Hence, the city will be pouring over $10 million into the somewhat remote and deserted Russell complex. With this same amount of money, or less, the city could successfully renovate or build on the existing municipal complex downtown. This decision would, no doubt, create positive externalities for the city as a whole. I love Alexander City and deeply care about its future. I write this letter to encourage city leaders to look at the full picture and understand this move will have a lasting negative impact on critical areas of our city. I’m not suggesting that the city doesn’t need to renovate or build new buildings but I feel strongly that it should occur on the downtown campus. I have learned that if you want to experience the essence of a community, you go to its downtown. Our downtown is where the heart and soul of the community exists, and that is where our city hall should stay. Brooks Lamberth is an Alexander City resident.
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Protect your cell phone and wallet By STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
When you check out the latest smartphones from Apple, Google or Samsung, you’ll notice they have glass designs in common. Why? Glass allows for wireless charging, better connection signals, bigger display screens and, truth be told, glass feels great and looks beautiful. But these features come with a price — a lack of durability. Compared to metal or plastic, glass cracks, shatters, scratches and can get slippery. Fortunately, there’s guidance available for consumers wondering about the durability of new phones. When new smartphones launch, SquareTrade, an Allstate company that provides highly rated protection plans to millions of smartphone owners, conducts independent durability tests with their SquareTrade Breakability Robots that drop, bend, tumble and dunk devices to see how they survive everyday
activities. These tests recently found that the latest Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones all shatter on the first drop from six feet, no matter if they fall face down or back down. This is bad news for consumers, as repairs are more expensive than ever. A screen repair can cost over $300 and a non-screen repair nearly $600. Faced with these steep repair costs and the fact that many of these phones are $1,000 or more to purchase, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect them. Here are three easy ways to start protecting your phone. While sitting in your pocket or purse, your phone can rub against different objects (such as keys), scratching the glass. Screen protectors placed over your phone’s glass screen will prevent this. While scratches usually won’t affect the usability of a device, they can be annoying visually and impact the resale
Fixing a dropped cell phone will likely be expensive. A screen repair can cost over $300 and a non-screen repair nearly $600.
value, which is something to consider if you’re buying a $1,000 phone. A case is the most obvious way to protect your phone but it’s important to remember their effectiveness varies. For example, you should look for a case with a lip that rises above your phone’s screen. At the same time, you don’t want one that’s so bulky it won’t fit in your pocket. Before you buy a case, be sure to read its reviews to learn how it’s
worked in the real world. Screen protectors and cases can help protect your phone but, unfortunately, don’t make them invincible. A whopping 66 percent of smartphone owners say they’ve experienced some kind of damage in the past year. For a small monthly fee, protection plans provide coverage against the rising costs of repairs due to accidents such as cracked screens and liquid damage, plus hardware
failures. Considering repairs can now cost up to $599 (the same retail cost as the most expensive version of the first Apple iPhone), they’re definitely a smart choice for consumers. Plans can be purchased from SquareTrade for as little as $8.99 a month. Accidents and hardware failures happen but with a three-step protection strategy, your device will last longer and function more smoothly until your next upgrade.
Boys and Girls Club praised for impact By STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
St. James Episcopal Church in Alexander City hosted the “We Are One” community breakfast for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area Thursday morning. “Boys and Gixrls Club is a place children can go after school to feel safe, supported and loved,” said guest speaker Barry Mask, who also shared stories of his times in Auburn performing as the first “Aubie.” “I have spent time with (club executive director) Mrs. (Melissa) Reynolds and her staff, and when I think about the work they do in the community I applaud them greatly,” he said. Chermyne Payne spoke about her son, Kedrick, who grew up attending the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area. “My child felt safe, got the personal attention and guidance he needed to help him become successful,” she said. Added Kedrick Payne, who now attends Auburn: “The Boys and Girls Club helped prepare me for success.”
Reynolds said the community needs a youth development program such as the Boys and Girls Club. “We have over 400,000 children and teenagers in the United States who attend Boys and Girls Club for the mere reason they need youth development services, guidance and mentorship,” Reynolds said. “This is an organization that serves kids and parents wherever they are.” The Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is an afterschool program and a United Way agency with a mission of enhancing children’s lives. “The mission of this club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens,” Reynolds said. “We fulfill our mission by providing a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character-development experiences, hope and opportunity.” Club membership is $18 per week and scholarships are available for children who qualify. For more information, contact Reynolds at 256-234-4757.
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Barry Mask, who served as the first “Aubie” for Auburn University, speaks to the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area Thursday morning at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexander City.
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House of Prayer Apostolic Church of Promise is celebrating the 25th Pastoral Anniversary honoring Overseer Emma and Bro. Earnest Hoyle with an appreciation Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.
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The public is invited to meet at Broad Street Plaza on Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. to pick up supplies and assignments to help clean up the roads of Alexander City. For more information please contact Jacob Meacham at jacob.meacham@alexandercitychamber.
Saturday, Dec. 8
OPEN HOUSE: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is hosting an open house and hayride Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the park visitor center and the tour road will be lit with luminaries. Reservations are required for the hayride. Call 256-234-7111 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily to do so.
Sunday, Dec. 9
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CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Annual Dadeville Christmas Parade is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The parade will come up Lafayette Street before turning on Broadnax Street passing in front of the courthouse. Starting at noon there will be activities around the courthouse square.
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WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Mount Zion West Baptist Church at 962 Peppers Road in Alexander City is hosting a Women of Destiny Conference Dec. 9 to Dec. 15. Speakers include Mother Ora Traylor, Minister Marilyn Benson, Minister JoAnn Shealey, Pastor Georgia Ann Staples, Pastor Betty Hoyett, Prophetess Margie Bullock and Pastor Berthene Ferrell. Sessions start at 7 p.m. nightly with sessions on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
OPEN HOUSE: Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama is holding an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The public is invited to drop by and learn more about the programs offered and the volunteers involved in them. VCCA is located at 5030 Highway 280 in Alexander City.
Friday, Dec. 14
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CHOIR CONCERT: The Benjamin Russell High School Choir is hosting its annual Christmas concert featuring the Gospel Choir, Varsity Singers and Intro Choir. There will also be solos from many of the students. There will carols, songs and more. The concert is free and is being held at Calvary Heights Baptist Church.
Saturday, Dec. 15
COMMUNITY CLEANUP: The public is invited to meet at Broad Street Plaza at 8:30 a.m. to pick up supplies and assignments to help clean up the roads of Alexander City. For more information please contact Jacob Meacham at jacob.meacham@ alexandercitychamber.com. TRADE DAY: The Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends monthly trade in Millerville on Highway 9 between Ashland and Goodwater will be Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
Sunday, Dec. 16
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: The Faith Temple Choir and Music Ministries is presenting a celebration of Christmas with the musical “Come Let Us Adore” Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Music Program Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. instead of the regular worship service. Everyone is invited to attend.
FERST READERS: The Dadeville Public Library hosts the Ferst Readers program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Children up to the age of five who live in Tallapoosa County are eligible for free books. FEAST OF SHARING: Alexander City United Methodist Church and St. James Episcopal Church host a Feast of Sharing meal Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church on Green Street. OPEN STUDIO: The Artists Association of Central Alabama sponsors an open studio every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dadeville Senior Center on Columbus Street. Come and paint your own project or join in special Christmas projects. Eliminate stress, laugh, share a love of painting. Call Kay Fincher at 256-825-2506. ALACARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Become a friend when a friend is needed most! Alacare Hospice Volunteers visit to offer companionship and emotional support. Whether it is a listening ear, a smiling face, or a shoulder to lean on, a friendly visit from a hospice volunteer can brighten the lonely day of a patient and caregiver. Contact Sonya Bryan for more information at 256-329-0507. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church next to Russell Hospital. There are no dues, fees or weighins. Contact Lisa at 256-749-0160 at ww.oa.org. GRIEF SHARE: Sessions for Grief Share will be at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church starting August 29 and will be held on Wednesdays through Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The seminar is sponsored Radney Funeral Home and First United Methodist Church. FIRST SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP: Duncan United Methodist Church is hosting First Sunday Fellowship starting July 1. There will be a meal filled with friendship, fellowship and lots of fun starting at 5 p.m. at the clubhouse adjoining the church. Rev. Wayne Hicks is the pastor. COMMUNITY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Trinity Campus FUMC next to Russell Medical. Meetings will resume in September. All cancer patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Andrea Peacock 256-749-1134 or email@example.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Red Ridge United Methodist Church in Dadeville hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every Sunday at 6 p.m. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: The Bill Nichols Chapter 13 meets every third Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles T. “Bud” Porch Center in Alexander City. Chapter Service Officers are available every second and fourth Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. for claims assistance. 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 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call 256-409-2020 for more information. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Every third Monday at 10 a.m. the Trinity campus of First United Methodist Church will be a caregiver support group. Call 256-329-7177 for more information. TOPS MEETING: Take Off Pounds Sensibly is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weightloss support groups throughout the U.S. and Canada. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we’ve helped millions of people live healthier lives. Come out and visit us. Your first meeting is free. Meetings are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Comer Baptist Church, 341 E. Church St., Alexander City, AL. Call (256) 496-4210 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. VOLUNTEER: Southern Care Hospice is seeking volunteers. Please call Lizz Gillenwaters at 256234-1134 or 256-749-3717 for more information. WOMAN MEETING: Victory Temple Holiness Church hosts a women’s meeting every first Sunday at 237 Aster St. in Dadeville. Everyone is invited. The meetings start at 2 p.m. READY TO WORK: CACC can prepare you to be Career Ready with a FREE 6 to 8 week Workforce Development Course called Ready to Work. It includes computer selfpaced instruction financial planning, reading and math skills, and computer basic skills as well as instructor-led module presentations on communication, problem-solving, job acquisition, operation skills, and workplace behavior. Earn a Career Readiness Certificate and an AIDT Alabama Certified Worker Certificate. The class meets Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Alexander City Career Center located at 1375 Junior College Drive. For more information, call Melanie Veazey at 256-215-4499 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 low-income 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.
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Christmas in the Park cancelled By STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
For the second straight year, the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Departmentâ€™s Christmas in the Park event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, an announcement was posted on the departmentâ€™s Facebook page reading, â€œDue to the cold and rainy weather forecast for Saturday, Christmas in the Park has been cancelled.â€? Last yearâ€™s Christmas in the Park event was cancelled due to a light snow.
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PATRICK CRADDOCK, Circuit Clerk of Tallapoosa County Larkin Radney, Barnes & Radney, P.C., P.O. Drawer 877, 80 N. Central Ave., Alexander City, AL 35011-0877, 256-329-8438 Alexander City Outlook: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 2018 CV-2018-900155 PUBLIC NOTICE
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Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by ROBERT MICHAEL POTTS AND KYNA M. POTTS, INDIVIDUALLY AND JOINTLY AS HUSBAND AND WIFE, to PRIMESOUTH BANK on JULY 27, 2012, said mort-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA JOEL GRAHAM, Petitioner, v. TONY JONES, et al, and Fictitious Parties A, B, C, and D being unknown defendants who are those heirs at law of Henry H. Jones, deceased and heirs of Sarah Francis (â€œSallieâ€?) Hall Jones, deceased, Respondents. CIVIL ACTION NO. CV-2018900155 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: The unknown heirs of Sarah Francis (â€œSallieâ€?) Hall Jones and also Henry H. Jones, deceased son of Sarah Francis (â€œSallieâ€?) Hall Jones, and their heirs or devisees, if deceased, whose whereabouts are unknown and which cannot be ascertained after the exercise of reasonable diligence. <RX DUH KHUHE\ QRWLÂżHG WKDW on the 31st day of October, 2018, a Complaint for Sale IRU 'LYLVLRQ ZDV ÂżOHG LQ WKH Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, and the unknown heirs Sarah Francis (â€œSallieâ€?) Hall Jones and also of Henry H. Jones, whose whereabouts are unknown and which cannot be ascertained after the exercise of due diligence, and who are believed to claim some right, title, interest or claim in and to the property described above. All persons having an interest in said lands or any portion thereof, claiming any title thereto or any encumbrance
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Coosa boys start season undefeated By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor
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Central Coosa’s boys basketball team is off to a 5-0 start and has been using a full-team effort, including big games from Omar Gaddis (10) and Noel Jones (44) on different occasions.
DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer
With just 11 seconds left in Tuesday’s boys basketball game, Central Coosa’s undefeated streak was on the line. The Cougars were tied 46-46 with Childersburg, and after they raced down the court, Jovon Richardson went for a layup. It missed, and the crowd took a collective breath, potentially expecting overtime to try to keep the record alive. But instead, the ball caromed into Richardson’s waiting arms and he quickly tucked it back in for the buzzer-beating putback to give Coosa the 48-46 victory.
The win makes five in a row to start the season for Coosa, and all but one of those have come against higher classification schools. “Hats off to those guys for coming in and playing hard,” Coosa coach Jeremy Freeman said. “It was a hard-fought game because we both had to make different adjustments. We were back and forth; they’d make a run then we’d make a run. We made some mental mistakes, but I told the guys, ‘You’ve got to learn through adversity and through trial and error,’ so hopefully we learned something from that.” Entering the season with a full starting lineup return-
SETTLE FOR A SPLIT
Old habits haunt BRHS in loss to Mustangs
The most beautiful rivalry in college sports
his weekend, the eyes of the college football world will be focused on Philadelphia and the 119th meeting between the U.S. Military Academy (Army) and the U.S. Naval Academy (Navy). At stake is the annual bragging rights between the two oldest service academies in the United States and the ownership of the Commander in Chief’s Trophy. This is by far the most beautiful of all rivalries in college sports. First played in November 1890, the Army-Navy game has grown into an intense yet friendly rivalry. “Beat Army” and “Beat Navy” are chants heard daily on both campuses. The game can be seen on television sets at American military installations around the world and was even a major plot point during a season one episode of the longrunning series “M*A*S*H.” Both teams have long and storied histories, including both claiming a handful of national championships. Vince Lombardi and Bill Parcells both served on the coaching staff at Army. Roger Staubach quarterbacked Navy to a No. 2 ranking in 1963 and is the last player from either academy to win the Heisman. Army went undefeated in 1944 and was crowned national champion, which led to Gen. Douglas MacArthur sending a message to West Point, New York saying, “We have stopped the war to celebrate your magnificent success.” Some of the most notable Army-Navy games include the 1926 matchup when Soldier Field in Chicago was filled to capacity to watch the teams battle it out in what was classified as the national championship game. In 1963, after the game was delayed a week following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, instant replay was used for the first time during the TV broadcast. Few meetings are as interesting, however, as the 1942 and 1943 games. With World War II raging in Europe, the Pacific and other far-flung fronts, travel restrictions kept Army’s cadets from traveling to the 1942 game in Annapolis, Maryland and Navy’s midshipmen from attending the 1943 game at West Point. During the 1942 See CAMPBELL • Page 12
ing and having made it to the regional semifinal a year ago, Central Coosa has had its sights set on a state championship all season. And although it’s still extremely early, the Cougars are off to a fine start. “One of our goals is to go undefeated and win a state championship,” Freeman said. “But like I told them, we gotta take it one game at a time. We can’t disrespect any opponent or get in awe of any opponent. It’s not going to be easy.” Coosa has stacked its non-area schedule with a lot of tough teams. The Cougars have already defeated Childersburg and Talladega, See COUGARS • Page 12
By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor
Wildcat girls stifle Stanhope Elmore By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor
Although Benjamin Russell girls basketball coach Latreisha Moon still had room for critique, from an outsider’s perspective, it looked like the Wildcats played nearly flawless defense in Thursday night’s non-area game with Stanhope Elmore. The Mustangs didn’t score for long periods of time and had only three players get on the scoreboard at all. They also finished with 25 turnovers, and all of that led to a 52-16 victory in favor of the Wildcats. “I felt like we did OK on defense, but we have a lot to work on,” Moon said. “I’m happy with it, but I thought we could’ve done a whole lot better.” For Stanhope Elmore coach Kelvin Stokes, it came down to one thing: effort. “They were just more aggressive,” he said. “They
Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team has identified its two major flaws. • It can’t continually turn the ball over. • It has to do a better job on the boards. Although those mishaps have been discussed and worked on, they didn’t get any better Thursday night. Stanhope Elmore did put on a defensive show, but the Wildcats coughed it up way too much — 24 turnovers to be exact — and were once again destroyed on the boards. That was the recipe for disaster in the Wildcats’ 63-59 loss. “When you’re repetitively doing the same thing and getting the same results, you have to figure a way to change or do something different,” BRHS coach Lewis Daniel said. “These are the same things that we ran into previous games, so we have to now start doing some evaluations on the personnel to make sure we get someone in the game that’s not going to make those types of mistakes when we really need to play better.” Some of Benjamin Russell’s miscues were thanks to Stanhope’s See BOYS • Page 12
Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook
Top: Stanhope Elmore’s Kalieah Harris (23) goes up for a block against Benjamin Russell’s Bre Smith on Thursday night. Above: Benjamin Russell’s Jaaliyah Caldwell, left, controls a rebound against a host of Stanhope Elmore players.
came to play and we did not. Literally we thought it was going to be a walk in the park, and once we couldn’t score with their defense playing a little bit more aggressive, I don’t want to say we gave up but we just didn’t meet the same energy that they had. It was just hard for us to get going because of the fact that we
weren’t ready for that type of aggression.” Benjamin Russell continued to put work in on the points, clamping down in a 2-3 to put pressure on Stanhope Elmore’s post players who actually had the height advantage. Despite being slightly undersized, the Wildcats outrebounded See GIRLS • Page 12
Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook
Benjamin Russell’s Qua Howell (10) and Nick McGhee (12) compete with Stanhope Elmore’s Trey Hardy for a rebound.
LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR Friday, Dec. 7 High school boys basketball Reeltown at Benjamin Russell, 7 p.m. Beulah at Dadeville, 7 p.m. High school girls basketball Reeltown at Benjamin Russell, 5:30 p.m. Beulah at Dadeville, 5:30 p.m. High school wrestling Benjamin Russell in Swede Tournament at Auburn, 5:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 High school boys basketball Dadeville at St. James, 2:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Dadeville at St. James, 1 p.m. High school wrestling Benjamin Russell in Swede Tournament at Auburn, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 10 High school boys basketball Horseshoe Bend at Woodland, 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Horseshoe Bend at Woodland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 High school boys basketball Benjamin Russell at Dadeville, 7:30 p.m. LaFayette at Central Coosa, 7
p.m. Pike Road at Reeltown, 7 p.m. High school girls basketball Benjamin Russell at Dadeville, 6 p.m. LaFayette at Central Coosa, 4:30 p.m. Pike Road at Reeltown, 5 p.m. High school wrestling Beauregard, Dadeville at Benjamin Russell, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Alabama hunters take 144 alligators Largest gator was a 700-pounder STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
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Central Coosa’s Jovon Richardson, right, had the game-winning bucket Tuesday night, as the Cougars kept a five-game win streak to start the season alive.
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both of which are in Class 4A and were both riding win streaks before taking on the Cougars. They also have wins over 3A Dadeville and 5A Sylacauga, which both currently have winning records at 3-2 and 6-2, respectively. The Cougars haven’t just gotten off to a great start in non-area play; they also have a 1-0 record in Class 2A Area 8 after a dominating 74-40 defeat of Thorsby — their biggest win so far. “The biggest thing is these guys have gone through this before,” Freeman said. “Experience really has paid big dividends. I’m going to give them that because they really have responded to the tough schedule. It’s been real brutal.” Not only have the Cougars been winning, but they’ve proved they can do it in a variety of ways. They’ve showed they can put on the defensive brakes and pull out a slow, methodical win like they did against Childersburg, and they’ve also demonstrated they can win in fast-paced, offensive showdowns. Their 84-73 win against Talladega showed just that. “When we played Talladega, we needed everybody including the popcorn maker,” Freeman said. “I don’t like the high-scoring games. It’s too much. I’m just not comfortable in those high-scoring games unless we’ve got the (opponent’s) points down to where I want it. I don’t want it to be who scores last. Fortunately we got back to a little better defense Tuesday.” But what’s really making Freeman happy is there hasn’t been one real standout. Tuesday’s win came after an injury to leading scorer Noel Jones, who twisted his ankle and is day-to-day. “It’s everybody; I really believe in that,” Freeman said. “Quin (Burroughs) dunked one the other night. Everyone’s had their nights. Josh (McGhee) has had his moments, and Omar (Gaddis) and Jovon have too. It’s just all of them. I’m hoping the bench gives me a little bit more, but we’re going to be fine.”
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game, Naval administrators had some of the midshipmen sit on the opposite side of the field and cheer for Army throughout the game. West Point officials did the same the following year, getting a number of cadets to root for Navy. No matter the situation, it is impossible for me to picture something like this happening at the Iron Bowl or Ohio State vs. Michigan. Another example of the rivalry yet deep-seated camaraderie between the two comes after the game. Once the final whistle blows, both teams stand in front of the losing team’s student section and sing its alma mater. Following that, they cross the field to the other side and sing the winning team’s alma mater. To “sing second” is something both teams strive for every year and has sometimes served as a rallying cry for the players. Even the uniforms have reflected the game’s significance. For example, in 2015, Army’s uniforms paid tribute to specific units by position. This included offensive linemen representing the 1st Armored Division, linebackers representing the 10th Mountain Division and safeties representing the 101st Airborne Division. Across the field, Navy’s handpainted helmets featured different ships, with each position group sporting a different vessel based on the role these players served on the team, such as wide receivers having submarines, quarterbacks sporting aircraft carriers and linebackers having cruisers on their helmets. While the Army-Navy game may not be the matchup it once was, there is still a great deal of intensity surrounding it. However, few sports rivalries in the United States can match the history and the beauty that is Army-Navy. Donald Campbell is a staff writer for The Outlook.
Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones. John Herthum of Montgomery took the 700-pound gator that measured 11 feet, 10 inches in the Southeast Zone, which includes private and public waters in Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Russell counties. Herthum’s big gator was among 10 harvested in that zone, which issued 40 tags. The Southwest Zone, which includes the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, checked in 96 alligators, including the heaviest at 603 pounds, caught by Josh Forbes of Mobile County. The longest gator was a 12-foot, 9-incher taken by Donald White of Stockton. It weighed 588 pounds. Of the gators harvested in the Southwest Zone, which had 150 tags, 73 were males and 23 females. “There was nothing abnormal about this past season,” said Chris Nix, Alligator Program Coordinator with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. “The alligators were a little smaller on average weight and length. There were more females harvested, which definitely had an effect on the average size.
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One of the largest alligators taken during the 2018 season was a 12-foot, 537-pounder taken by, from left, Tyler Dees, Thomas Dees, Mike Odom and Crystal Dees.
“The weather was great this year. The number of tags filled just had to do with hunter selection. We still only had a few alligators harvested south of I-10. There are a lot of big alligators down there that are not being hunted.” In the West Central Zone, where Mandy Stokes’ record alligator of 1,011.5 pounds and 15 feet long was taken in 2014, the 50 tag holders harvested 31 alligators. Of the 19 males and 12 females harvested, Donald Hogue of Alabaster harvested the largest at 12-3, 538 pounds.
Seven alligators were taken in the Lake Eufaula Zone with the longest at 11-7, which was taken by Shannon Brasher of Odenville. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www. outdooralabama.com.
Boys defensive pressure. After shaking off a rough start — the Wildcats led 6-0 more than halfway into the first quarter — the Mustangs finally got some shots to fall and immediately went into their full-court press. They stayed there as Benjamin Russell couldn’t handle the pressure and built up as much as an 11-point lead in the second quarter. “That’s what we want to do,” SEHS coach Terry Hardy said. “We didn’t score early so that’s why we couldn’t get into that, but that’s what we want to do. It’s early in the season, so we’re still trying to find our rhythm but that’s how we want to play. We’ve been watching film, trying to get better in it and it showed tonight. We rotated well and I’m liking the communication we’re having.” But Benjamin Russell had a fine defensive effort itself. Stanhope Elmore coughed the ball up on 22 occasions, and the Wildcats totaled 13 steals. Kobi Crabb led the way with five, Desmond Bishop had four and Za Stowes added three. The Wildcats also trailed by 11 points with 2:25 to go and weren’t about to give up. Crabb had two steals in the span of 10 seconds, but BRHS couldn’t convert them into points.
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Benjamin Russell’s Desmond Bishop (5) takes a shot against Stanhope Elmore’s Cornelius Wright on Thursday night.
Finally Stowes had a pair of 3-pointers fall to help set the final score. “I’m thrilled that we put forth that effort even fighting uphill,” Daniel said. “I have to give them credit. Sometimes I think we don’t get those 50-50 balls because we’re hustling too hard; we’re moving too fast. We have to understand you have to play your best basketball when you’re ahead because when you’re playing behind, you have to
do so much extra.” Daniel also said he knew the boards were a problem. Stanhope finished with a 37-22 advantage on the boards. And although the Mustangs had a distinct height advantage, Daniel said that just means his squad needs to work harder. “I think the guys are coming to the realization that teams are not just going to let you get the ball; you have to work,” Daniel said. “You have to
Girls SEHS, 45-37, and 16 of the Mustangs’ rebounds came from Alisson Evans. While BRHS’ defense never struggled, its offense did a bit. The Wildcats held just an 18-11 edge at halftime before outscoring Stanhope, 19-2, in the third quarter. The initial onslaught was started by Kenedi Minnifield, who had back-to-back buckets in the opening two minutes of the third quarter, and that helped her team catch fire.
be smart. We talked last week about learning how to position your body, learning to look at the projection of the ball. You may have to get that extra step ahead to get that advantage; you can’t just stand there and keep your eye on the ball and not have a plan.” Stowes led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Nick McGhee scored 11. Jaikobee Gamble scored 10 points and paced BRHS with five rebounds.
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“She did a really good job; I was so proud of her,” Moon said. “Kenedi almost quit basketball last year (due to personal reasons) so for her to come back and play, I was so excited and now she is doing so well — not just this game, but she’s doing good this whole year.” Minnifield finished with 10 points and was two rebounds shy of a doubledouble. Minnifield was joined
by Aaliyah Thomas and Jaaliyah Caldwell in double figures; both scored 10 apiece. Caldwell was also two rebounds short of a double-double despite not playing for most of the second and third quarters due to early foul trouble. Thomas, a point guard who Moon has been wanting to get more involved on the inside, also pulled down eight boards. Benjamin Russell handed Stanhope Elmore its first
loss of the young season, and despite the defeat, Stokes said he’s not going to let his girls take it to heart too much. “We’re a better team than that,” Stokes said. “This is our first loss, and we’ll be back. We’ll regroup. The best thing about this game is it’s over with, and we didn’t lose if we learned from it. I guarantee you when they come back and see us at our hands, we’ll be ready.”
BRHS boys hoops hosting canned food drive tonight STAFF REPORT TPI Staff
Benjamin Russell’s boys basketball team and Navy JROTC are teaming up to help feed families at Christmastime. They are asking for canned foods and non-perishable food items. There will be a drop box placed in the
lobby of Benjamin Russell’s gym for tonight’s game against Reeltown. The JV boys team begins at 4:30 p.m. All items collected will be donated to the local Salvation Army and Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center.
YOUTH SPORTS Parks and Rec seeking coaches Alexander City Parks and
Recreation is looking for youth basketball coaches for the following age groups: • 6U — two coaches needed • 8U — one coach needed All coaches must pass a background check. A Heads Up concussion training will be provided. For more information, contact Matthew Keel at 256-397-0119.