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Alabama Press Association 2016 Better Newspaper Contest
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Alabama 2016
Press Better
Association Newspaper Contest
editorial
Surprise Mother-Son Reunion at Bryant High School Graduation
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The Tuscaloosa News, by Michelle Lepianka Carter
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
The BNC tab is combined into one publication this year to show all winners for editorial,
advertising and online categories. It is also organized by division rather than by category.
You can read full stories of all winning entries online at: bnc.alabamapress.org
STORY OF THE YEAR
MOST IMPROVED
AD OF THE YEAR
Montgomery Advertiser
Division A
Montgomery Advertiser
Enterprise Ledger
Protest during President’s 50th Civil Rights
March Anniversary
by: Duane Rankin
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
Drew’s Bar & Lounge
by: Taresa Lewis
Division B
The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Division C
Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
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Division D
The Brewton Standard
Division E
The Homewood Star
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President Barack Obama hugs John Lewis before speaking Saturday at the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
‘OUR MARCH
IS NOT YET
FINISHED’
Surprise Mother-Son Reunion at Bryant
High School Graduation (on the cover)
by: Michelle Lepianka Carter
Attitudes both past,
present collide during
Obama’s speech
Josh Moon
[email protected] | @josh_moon
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See MARCH » 15A
Tuscaloosa News
This time, the gap
is generational
Estimated crowd
of 40,000 attends
Bloody Sunday’s
50th anniversary
ELMA — The progress achieved by
those who marched
for civil rights in
1965 is undeniable,
as is the inequality
that still exists and
the work that’s left to be done.
That was the message delivered by President Barack Obama, and echoed by the throng of
political leaders and civil rights
activist, in Selma on Saturday to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday — the
day Alabama state troopers and
Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies attacked civil rights marchers just after they crossed the
Edmund Pettus Bridge on their
way to Montgomery.
PHOTO OF THE YEAR
AP FILE
On March 7, 1965, tear gas fumes filled the air as Alabama state
troopers, ordered by Gov. George Wallace, broke up a demonstration
march in Selma on what is known as Bloody Sunday.
INSIDE
Complete coverage of events marking the 50th anniversary of Bloody
Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery March 9-15A
ONLINE
Find more stories, photos and videos from Saturday’s events in Selma and
Montgomery @ montgomeryadvertiser.com/news/selma50
SELMA — The past and present state of America clashed
right in the middle of one of
the most historical moments
the world has ever seen.
While President Barack
Obama gave his speech with
the Edmund Pettus Bridge as
the most symbolic backdrop he
could have, a group from Ferguson, Missouri, resumed their
demonstrations for justice in
their city. With one beating on
a single drum, the demonstrators began chanting, holding up protest signs and could
clearly be heard during Obama’s speech.
They found themselves
surrounded by an older generation watching the purest re-
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on the bridge for voting rights
50 years ago to this day — the
first African-American president of the United States at the
place where history was made
that ultimately led to him landing in the Oval Office.
So those who grew up in a
time when people marched and
nonviolently protested to vote
took a stand of their own. They
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Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION A
GENERAL EXCELLENCE
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
3rd: TimesDaily
BEST NEWSPAPER
WEBSITE
1st: The Decatur Daily
decaturdaily.com
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
tuscaloosanews.com
The Anniston Star
Daily
newspapers 22,000 circulation and above
LIFE &
ARTS
Editor: Lisa Davis, [email protected] • Sunday, May 10, 2015 • Page 1E
How to
BEST LIFESTYLE/play
with
FAMILY PAGES trash
1st: The Anniston Star
by: staff
I looked into the trashcan and
my heart sank.
Someone had thrown away
a cardboard tube from a roll of
paper towels.
It’s been years since I’ve
thrown away
a cardboard
tube from a
roll of paper
towels.
I’m pretty adamant
about recycling, although
Lisa
I don’t recycle
Davis
the way most
people do. I
Homeland
recycle the
Insecurity
way kindergarten teachers and VBS craft
leaders do.
I teach a preschool music
class once a week. That wasn’t
just a paper towel tube in the
trash. That was a potential trumpet.
I tried to fish the paper towel
tube out of the trash, but it was
too late.
It’s not like I don’t already
have 63 paper towel tubes in a
box on a shelf in the basement.
To turn a paper towel tube
into a trumpet, simply take a
piece of sturdy construction
paper, wrap it around one end
of the tube into a rough cone
shape, and tape into place. Then
blow.
I could also do this with the
cardboard tubes from toilet
paper rolls, but I am reluctant
to ask a 5-year-old to blow
into something that was once
attached to toilet paper.
Also on my basement
shelves:
• Pink foam egg cartons. Cut
one in half, take the top half and
wrap five rubber bands around
it, and you have a rubber band
guitar. (You can plant tomato
seeds in the half with the egg
cups.)
• Oatmeal cartons; large;
extremely difficult to store efficiently; make dandy drums,
especially if you throw in chopsticks to use as drumsticks. I
make at least 12 oatmeal-carton
drums every year for the preschool class. It’s a good thing we
like oatmeal.
• Plastic Easter eggs. Fill them
with rice or popcorn or dried
beans, and you have shaker eggs.
(Before you give a shaker egg to
a 5-year-old, it’s best to tape or
glue it shut.) (Yes, I learned this
the hard way.)
• Plastic straws. Take five or
six straws, cut them into different
lengths, tape them together in a
row, and you have a pan flute.
• Clear plastic egg cartons,
the tri-fold kind. I haven’t quite
figured out what to do with these
yet, but I think I could fill them
with a little rice, tape them shut
and make rainsticks out of them.
• Tin cans, broken tambourines, broken wood chimes, old
silverware and assorted small
bits of metal and wood that I also
haven’t figured out what to do
with yet.
Let me be clear: I am not
hoarding this stuff. I’m just not
ready to throw it away.
I recently discovered an organization called Bash the Trash
that turns trash into musical
instruments on a much grander
scale. They give performances
and educational workshops all
over the Northeast.
Thanks to Bash the Trash, I
now know how to turn an old
Styrofoam cooler into a cello;
bobby pins into a finger piano;
a length of water hose into a
French horn.
Anybody have an old, leaky
water hose they’d like to get rid
of?
Lisa Davis is Features Editor
of The Anniston Star. Contact
her at 256-235-3555 or [email protected]
annistonstar.com.
3rd: The Decatur Daily
River pollution sparks lawsuit
by: Eric Fleischauer
BEST BUSINESS STORY
OR COLUMN
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
by: staff
3rd: The Dothan Eagle
by: Peggy Ussery
1st: The Huntsville Times
Polaris will build new manufacturing
operation employing at least 1,700 in
Huntsville area
by: Lucy Berry, Steve Doyle, Lee Roop
BEST SPORTS PAGE
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
timesdaily.com
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
BEST PRODUCTION
AND PRINTING
BEST LOCAL
ECONOMIC COVERAGE
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
3rd: The Decatur Daily
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE
1st: The Birmingham News
The Death and Resurrection of UAB
Football
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Unsealing Bentley’s divorce details
3rd: Press-Register (Mobile)
Black Belt DMVs go dark
FOI-FIRST AMENDMENT
AWARD
1st: The Decatur Daily
Lawrence County sheriff refuses to
release shooting records
by: Jonece Dunigan, Franklin Harris,
Deangelo McDaniel
2nd: The Anniston Star
Documenting a decision
by: Tim Lockette
3rd: The Decatur Daily
Calhoun president reluctant to release
records
by: Bayne Hughes, Keith Clines
3rd: The Dothan Eagle
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
by: Brad Harper
2nd: The Decatur Daily
by: staff
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
by: staff
BEST LOCAL
EDUCATION COVERAGE
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
by: Rebecca Burylo, Drew Taylor
2nd: The Decatur Daily
3rd: The Anniston Star
BEST LOCAL NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
3rd: The Dothan Eagle
BEST USE OF
PHOTOGRAPHS /
EDITORIAL CONTENT
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
BEST EDITORIAL PAGE
OR SECTION
BEST LAYOUT AND
DESIGN
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
2nd: Press-Register (Mobile)
3rd: The Decatur Daily
3rd: The Huntsville Times
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
2nd: The Huntsville Times
Bridgeport residents hope Google data
center will ‘make people sit up and
notice Jackson County’
by: Lucy Berry
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
1st: The Birmingham News
Stephen Gross/ The Anniston Star
Ellen Comfort and her granddaughter Kinleigh with a painting of Capt. Kyle Comfort, who was killed in action five years
ago. Kyle was Ellen's son and Kinleigh's father.
a mother
remembers
It’s been five years since the Mother’s Day weekend when the Army
knocked on Ellen Comfort’s door to deliver awful news
By Donna Barton • Special to The Star
O
The Anniston Star –
Feature Story
n Saturday, May 8, 2010,
Ellen Comfort awoke early
to a beautiful, sunny day.
Normally, she spent her
Saturdays in a leisurely fashion, but
on that day, she was anxious to get
up and get going. “It was Mother’s
Day weekend and it was Brooke’s
first Mother’s Day,” Ellen said. “I had
gotten her a card and I wanted to
drive up to Jacksonville to give it to
her.”
“I caught a glimpse of green through the
side window,” she remembered. “But I didn’t
realize it was more than one person until I
opened the door.”
Ellen found herself face to face with three
men in full military uniform. She noticed that
one of the men wore a cross on his collar: a
chaplain. “My heart stopped,” she said. “Every
military family knows what this means.”
The man in the middle began to speak:
“On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, we
regret to inform you —” but Ellen interrupted
him.
“You don’t have good news for me, do
you?” she asked. The chaplain shook his
head, and the man in the middle began
speaking again.
“On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, we
regret to inform you that Captain Kyle Aaron
Comfort was killed in action —”
As the man spoke, Ellen was frozen in
place, but at the mention of her son’s name,
she turned and ran away from the visitors
at her door. Her heart pounded against her
chest. “It was the most intense pain I’ve ever
felt,” she said.
Her mind raced as she seized upon a
sudden thought — What if they’re wrong?
She jumped at the possibility and turned to
face the men. “Are you absolutely sure it was
Kyle?”
Yes, they assured her. It was Kyle.
With that, Ellen escaped to her bedroom.
Feeling helpless and alone, she shut the door
and burst into tears. “I laid across my bed and
sobbed my heart out,” she said.
She’s not sure how long she stayed hidden
away in her bedroom, but after regaining
some of her composure, she returned to the
men. She thanked them for coming to see
her in person, but they refused to leave until
someone else was with her.
Ellen, who had been widowed for eight
years, asked them to call Father Bryan Lowe,
her priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
while she called her oldest son, Kenneth.
As they waited for the others to arrive, the
chaplain asked Ellen if he could pray with
her. She readily agreed. “I remember how he
prayed that I would find some sort of peace,”
she said. “But I prayed that they had made
some terrible mistake.”
BEST SPOT NEWS
STORY
Brooke is Ellen's daughter-in-law, and was
married to Ellen’s son Kyle, an Army Ranger
working as a fire support officer, who was
stationed in Afghanistan on a second tour of
duty. Ellen was also looking forward to seeing
her granddaughter, Kinleigh Ann, who was
only 6 months old at the time.
Afterward, Ellen met up with her quilting
group for a few hours of sewing and socializing. That afternoon, back at her home in
Choccolocco, her front doorbell rang.
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
Protest during President’s 50th Civil
Rights March anniversary speech
by: Duane Rankin
Please see COMFORT | Page 6E
2nd: Press-Register (Mobile)
Dauphin Island Sailboat Regatta turned
deadly in storms
by: Michael Dumas
3rd: The Huntsville Times
Ultratec explosion kills 2
by: Paul Gattis
BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: The Birmingham News
Pregnant and Prosecuted
by: Amy Yurkanin, Nina Martin
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Cats in crates
by: Russ Corey, Robert Palmer, Tom Smith
3rd: Montgomery Advertiser
Selma plant’s questionable conditions
by: Brad Harper
BEST NEWS FEATURE
STORY COVERAGE
1st: The Birmingham News
Death in the Trades Towers: Where the
elderly poor come to live -- and die
by: Amy Yurkanin
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
Mothers on opposite sides of murder
case
by: Kelsey Davis
3rd: Press-Register (Mobile)
A cruel wind: How the 2015 Dauphin
Island Regatta unfolded
by: Lawrence Specker
BEST EDITORIAL
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
Roadblocks ahead for same-sex couples?
by: Annette Clifford
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Remove Confederate flag emblem from
trooper uniforms
by: Michael James, Robert DeWitt, Jim
Rainey
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Leadership? Not in Alabama
by: Robert Palmer
4
Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION A
Daily newspapers 22,000 circulation and above
BEST LOCAL SPORTS
COLUMN
3rd: Montgomery
Advertiser
State’s reaction to gay
marriage
embarrassing
by: Josh Moon
BEST HUMAN INTEREST
COLUMN
DEFENSE PROPELS
NO. 10 ALABAMA
PAST ARKANSAS
Alabama
Arkansas
27
14
Nearly half of college graduates
with student debt postponed
BEST SPORTS SINGLE
EVENT STORY
1st: The Huntsville Times
What happened to the goalposts
from last year’s Alabama-Ole Miss
game?
by: John Talty
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Storms bring three dog night
by: Bernie Delinski
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
One Basket for the Record Books
by: Joey Chandler
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
Keep an eye on skin for signs of
melanoma
by: Lydia Seabol Avant
BEST SPORTS
FEATURE STORY
2nd: The Huntsville Times
Stop blaming the Confederate flag
by: Leada Gore
SPORTS, 1C
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Level playing field
by: Gregg Dewalt, John McWilliams
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Bring the Noise
by: Tommy Deas
1st: The Anniston Star
A firefighter and a little girl
by: Phillip Tutor
BEST NEWS PHOTO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015
by: Aaron Suttles
1st: The Anniston Star
Anniston’s sign, still standing
by: Phillip Tutor
BEST EDITORIAL COLUMN
OR COMMENTARY
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
A December to remember
by: Gary Cosby Jr.
3rd: The Anniston Star
Henry runs into history to lead Tide to
SEC title
by: Mark Edwards
The Huntsville Times – Sports Photo
BEST HUMOROUS
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
COLUMN
Top Dollar
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Truly scary movies for men
by: Bernie Delinski
2nd: The Anniston Star
Anniston High School culinary arts
by: Stephen Gross
2nd: The Dothan Eagle
Junior shows class after crazy finish
by: Jon Johnson
1st: The Huntsville
Times
High school football
coaching salaries
by: staff
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
Not Afraid of No Ghost
by: Marty Roney
1st: The Huntsville Times
Here Comes the Bride on a Slide
by: Bob Gathany
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
Rankin: Coaches need to support ban of
Confederate Flag
by: Duane Rankin
BEST SPORTS
NEWS
IN-DEPTH
COVERAGE
1st: The Dothan Eagle
Car convos with the nugget
by: Jim Cook
BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st: TimesDaily (Florence)
Finding peace
by: Alex Byington
2nd: Press-Register (Mobile)
How football is revitalizing one
small Alabama city
by: John Sharp
3rd: The Birmingham News
How Jim McElwain’s son Jerret, an
Alabama student, changed his life
by: John Talty
further education because of
unpaid loans. A third or more put
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Bryant Graduation
by: Michelle Lepianka
Carter
2nd: TimesDaily
(Florence)
‘He is truly an artist’
by: Matt McKean
3rd: The Anniston Star
Vigil for Johntavious Brown
by: Bill Wilson
off buying a house or a car, and
nearly one in five delayed
starting a business. It’s stats
like these that make you ask
yourself, Is it ...
WORTH
THE
PRICE?
STAFF
ILLUSTRATION/
THINKSTOCK
MORE
INSIDE
Student debt
cycle traps
parents, kids
13A
BRAD HARPER
B
50%
of the 60,000 recent college
graduates surveyed “strongly
agree” that their degrees
were worth the cost.
2/3
had to take out
loans to finish
school.
[email protected] @BRADMGM ON TWITTER
ecky Hardy says she’s lucky. The numbers say she’s right.
College graduates have flooded into a tight job market
over the past decade carrying heavy school debt along
with them. Only half of those graduates polled now
“strongly agree” that their degrees were worth the cost,
according to a new study by Gallup and Purdue University.
Nearly two-thirds of the 60,000 people surveyed had to take out
loans to finish school. Their median loan was $30,000.
Hardy said her family saved up enough money to pay for most of
her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University. She still
took out about $5,500 in loans to pay for three summer classes.
“My parents paid for my undergraduate degree, so I’m very fortunate with that and I don’t think I’ll have the money to afford a graduate
degree on my own,” she said.
She’s not alone in skipping graduate school for financial reasons. In
fact, the responses to the Gallup-Purdue survey show that student
BEST SPOT
NEWS PHOTO
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Southridge House Fire
by: Robert Sutton
2nd: The Huntsville Times
Airborn SUV
by: Bob Gathany
3rd: TimesDaily
(Florence)
Man killed in crash
by: Matt McKean
See COLLEGE, Page 13A
Little savings from DL office moves
Despite pulling examiners,
ALEA anticipates small
impact on budget shortfall
BRIAN LYMAN
[email protected]
@LYMAN_BRIAN ON TWITTER
Pulling driver’s license examiners
from rural Alabama counties could affect less than 10,000 people, in areas
with more than half a million registered
voters.
But the moves by the Alabama Law
Enforcement Agency — which raised
concerns about whether people in the
affected counties would be able to obtain ID needed to vote — will do little to
address ALEA’s $11 million budget
shortfall.
An Advertiser analysis of data from
both the ALEA and the Alabama Secretary of State’s office showed:
» The offices in the 31 counties issued or renewed about 8,900 licenses
and non-driver identification cards in
2014. Class D driver’s licenses made up
5,100 of those transactions; an addition
2,800 were for IDs.
» As a percentage of the 551,911 active or inactive voters in the counties
last year, the totals would represent less
than one-half of one percent of the voting population.
» The percentages were somewhat
higher in the 12 Black Belt counties that
will lose examiners. The offices in those
counties issued 2,702 licenses and IDs,
representing 2.1 percent of the 128,788
voters in those counties.
» Few people have applied for voter
identification cards in the counties, an
alternative suggested by state officials.
Spielberg
builds A
‘Bridge’ to
Cold War era
PAGE, 1U
See ALEA, Page 13A
Montgomery Advertiser – Local Economic Coverage
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Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION A
BEST SPORTS PHOTO
1st: The Anniston Star
AHSAA Wrestling State Finals
by: Stephen Gross
2nd: The Huntsville Times
Run in the Mud
by: Bob Gathany
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Vindication
by: Matt McKean
BEST PHOTO ESSAY
Daily newspapers 22,000 circulation and above
BEST SPECIAL SECTION
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
They Marched for Freedom
by: staff
1st: The Huntsville Times
Huntsville luthier Tom Shepard’s
guitar-building magic
by: Matt Wake
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Bus Boycott 60th
anniversary
by: staff
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Oh my Golley
by: Bill Campbell
3rd: The Birmingham News
Football Preview
by: staff
3rd: The Anniston Star
A mother remembers
by: Donna Barton
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Nutcracker
by: Gary Cosby Jr.
CREATIVE USE OF
MULTIMEDIA
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
President’s visit, 50th Anniversary of
Civil Rights March
by: Mickey Welsh, Albert Cesare,
Shannon Heupel
1st: The Decatur Daily
Vanishing Generation videos tell
World War II veterans stories
by: Gary Cosby Jr.
3rd: Montgomery Advertiser
Civil Rights March 50th Anniversary
Reenactment
by: Albert Cesare
BEST HEADLINE
1st: The Decatur Daily
The Butler did it
by: Michael Wetzel
2nd: Montgomery Advertiser
Battle Lines Drawn
by: Patrick Armstrong
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Playing the Trump Card: Is he a king, or
a joker?
by: Leah Daniels
B
&Classified
The Decatur Daily
Monday, February 2, 2015
InsIde: ClassIfIed, B9
Super bowl: patriotS 28, SeahawkS 24
The Butler did it
West Alabama
product saves
the day for
New England
By Barry Wilner
Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tom
Brady and the Patriots made
this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.
Clutch football, spiced by a
sensational fourth-quarter
rally and a goal-line, gamesaving interception.
The record-setting Brady
threw for four touchdowns,
including a 3-yarder to Julian
Edelman with 2:02 remaining
Sunday night, as New England rallied from a 10-point
deficit to beat Seattle 28-24 for
the fourth Super Bowl title in
the Brady-Bill Belichick era.
But the Patriots (15-4) had
to survive a last-ditch drive by
the Seahawks (14-5), who got
to the 1, helped by a spectacular juggling catch by Jermaine
Kearse. Then Rookie Malcolm Butler stepped in front of
Ricardo Lockette to pick off
Russell Wilson’s pass and
complete one of the wildest
Super Bowl finishes.
Brady leaped for joy on the
Patriots sideline after Butler’s
interception.
“It wasn’t the way we drew
it up,” said Brady, who won his
third Super Bowl MVP award.
“It was a lot of mental toughness. Our team has had it all
year. We never doubted each
other, so that’s what it took.”
Brady surpassed Joe Montana’s mark of 11 Super Bowl
touchdown passes with a
4-yarder to Danny Amendola
to bring the Patriots within
three points.
Seattle, seeking to become
Inside
the first repeat NFL champion
■ Seattle’s
since New England a decade
tough deago, was outplayed for the
fense failed
first half, yet tied at 14. The
to hold lead
Seahawks scored the only 10
in fourth
points of the third period, but
quarter, B5.
the NFL -leading defense
■ Super
couldn’t slow the brilliant
Bowl noteBrady when it counted most.
book, B5.
“He’s Tom Brady,” Edelman
said. “He’s the greatest quarterback on the planet.”
It didn’t matter how much
air was in the balls, Brady was
unstoppable when the pressure was strongest. While
pushing aside the controversy
over air pressure in the footballs stemming from the AFC
title game, the Patriots toyed
with Seattle in the final 12
minutes.
Seattle didn’t quit — it never
does — and Kearse’s 33-yard
catch with 1:06 remaining got
it to the 5. Marshawn Lynch
rushed for 4 yards, then backup cornerback Butler, who
was victimized on Kearse’s
Kathy Willens/Associated Press
reception, made the biggest New England’s Malcolm Butler, who played at West Alabama during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, picks off a pass at the goal line to help seal the
Please see Butler, B5
3rd: Press-Register (Mobile)
Watch Derrick Henry’s family react as he
wins the 2015 Heisman Trophy
by: Justin King
By Howard Fendrich
Associated Press
TimesDaily (Florence) –
News Photo
BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
1st: The Birmingham News
Birmingham Magazine
by: staff
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa magazine “Frozen”
by: staff
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa magazine
“Avery Johnson”
by: staff
1st: The Decatur Daily
2 dead in string of overnight shootings
by: staff
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Search after pontoon boat
and barge collide
by: Tom Smith, Allison Carter
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Intentional murder trial of
Jeremy Williams
by: Tom Smith
Press-Register –
Creative Use of Multimedia
es for 328 yards with four touchdown passes, each to a different
receiver, including an 8-for-8 bit
of perfection on the drive that led
to the go-ahead score with about
2 minutes left Sunday night.
That performance, and a victory-clinching interception by
rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler, lifted the New England Patriots to a 28-24 comeback victory
over the defending champion
Seattle Seahawks in a Super
Bowl with a slow start and a
“Whoa!” finish.
This was not Brady at his best
throughout. He threw two interceptions, including one deep in
Seattle territory in the first quarter, and another in the third that
led to points for the Seahawks.
That’s part of why the Patriots
trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter, before Brady got the comeback going.
Brady broke Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl record of 34
completions set last year.
“It was a lot of mental toughness,” Brady said. “Our team has
had it all year. We never doubted
each other, so that’s what it took.
That was a great football team
we beat. I’m just so happy for our
team.”
Sitting in his family’s seasonticket seats at San Francisco’s
Candlestick Park while growing
up, Brady would wear a No. 16
jersey, just like Montana, and
cheer for his favorite player’s
team.
Brady did a fairly good impression of Joe Cool against Seattle.
He connected with Danny
Amendola for a 4-yard touchdown with about 8 minutes left.
That gave Brady 12 TD passes in
Super Bowls, breaking Montana’s mark. Then, with 2:02 to
go, Brady hit Julian Edelman
from 3 yards for TD toss No. 13
in Super Bowls — and, more
importantly, the lead.
Brady turned to New England’s sideline, pointed, then
raised his right fist.
Only after Butler grabbed
Russell Wilson’s pass from the
1-yard line in the final half-minute could Brady really begin to
celebrate, leaping up and down
on the sideline and embracing
coach Bill Belichick.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — As a
kid, years before he became a
pretty good quarterback in his
own right, Tom Brady idolized
Joe Montana.
Now, at age 37, Brady owns
just as many Super Bowl championships — and just as many
Super Bowl MVP awards — as
the Pro Football Hall of Famer.
A nd no QB in history has
more.
Brady completed 37 of 50 pass-
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick
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Carver-Jeter improvement plan
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Selma 50: Commemorating the Selma to
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Unauthorized pay raises
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Shaw tape released
by: Justin Averette, Sarah Robinson
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3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Daily Home obtains school board letters
by: Chris Norwood
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OR SECTION
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ABI PROBES SHOOTING BY DEPUTY
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Unthinkable
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Attorney General Luther Strange
joined 44 other attorneys general
Wednesday calling on five major
phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their wireless and
landline customers.
In a joint letter to the chief executives of the carriers,
the
attorneys general said a new
Federal Communications
Commission
(FCC)
rule
clarification allows telecommunication
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s e r v i c e
General
providers to Luther Strange
offer customers
the ability to block unwanted calls
and verifies that federal law does not
prohibit offering the services.
“Every year, our offices are flooded
with consumer complaints pleading
for a solution to stop intrusive robocalls,” the attorneys stated in a letter
to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
and CenturyLink. “Your companies
are now poised to offer your customers the help they need. We urge
you to act without delay.”
Strange said phone carriers had
previously claimed they cold not offer
such services. At a July 2013 hearing
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Room to Negotiate
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Holy March
by: Justin Averette
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Mudcat Mania
by: Mitch Sneed
3rd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Garrett Bottoms
by: Sara Falligant
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Davis Boswell
by: Meagan Hurley
2nd: The Enterprise Ledger
Charity: Donation boxes don’t support
local residents
by: Jennifer Calhoun
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Talladega native Krissie Davis killed in
Afghanistan
by: Shane Dunaway
BEST EDITORIAL
1st: The Opelika-Auburn News
Opelika police need to provide some
honest answers
by: Bill Kimber
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Teacher raise wouldn’t match superintendent’s
by: Bill Kimber
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It’s past time to lower the Confederate
Flags
by: David Palmer
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1st: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
I forgot my ticket, and extra cash, but
Robin forgot his manners
by: Heather Buckner
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Instant Classic: Opelika holds off Auburn,
wins 90th meeting
by: Will Sammon
2nd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Happy Memorial Day, Mr. President
by: Tina Thurmond
3rd: The Enterprise Ledger
When I should have asked more
questions
by: Kyle Mooty
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2nd: The Cullman Times
’We’re Champions, Baby’
by: Rob Ketcham
“Let the rain kiss you.”
Rain has been scarce lately, but when it does fall, it leaves its signature. Raindrops gather on leaves, spider webs and
blades of grass, and makes for interesting visuals if you look closely. Nature’s handiwork can be a beautiful display.
3rd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
The Dream is gone but not the
memories he made
by: Mitch Sneed
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Back in the Game
by: Jason Bowen
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1st: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Klansman Edmund Pettus: Why his name
should stay on the bridge in Selma
by: Anthony Cook
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In Bible belt, we’re not willing to care for
‘least of these?’
by: Michele Gerlach
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Nostalgic, necessary: Saying goodbye to
Avondale smokestack
by: Anthony Cook
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Devils oust Cordova
by: Johnathan Bentley
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1st: The Selma Times-Journal
Selma shined Saturday as much as ever
before
by: Justin Averette
2nd: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
A reminder to be kind
by: Heather Buckner
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Concordia shutters football
by: Daniel Evans, Justin Fedich
1st: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
On the Run
by: Jason Bowen
2nd: The Cullman Times
‘Never guaranteed tomorrow’
by: Rob Ketcham
3rd: The Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper)
Walker’s dynamic duo
by: Johnathan Bentley
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1st: The Cullman Times
Parker’s Path
by: Rob Ketcham
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Opelika QB Bentley’s best play came
after Friday’s game
by: Will Sammon
3rd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
Mudcat Mania
by: Mitch Sneed
BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st: The Outlook (Alexander City)
Monks create artful masterpiece in the
sand
by: Cliff Williams
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Uber and Out
by: staff
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
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by: staff
BEST SPECIAL SECTION
1st: The Selma Times-Journal
Selma to Montgomery marches 50th
anniversary
by: staff
2nd: The Selma Times-Journal
Horizons 2015
by: staff
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Celebrate American Spirit
by: Eric T. Wright
2nd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Morgan O’Neal
by: Bob Crisp
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Tomb of the Risen Dead
by: Tucker Webb
3rd: The Cullman Times
Upended
by: Rob Ketcham
BEST NEWS PHOTO
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1st: The Selma Times-Journal
President Obama with marchers
by: Alaina Denean Deshazo
1st: The Selma Times-Journal
History Honored
by: staff
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Fourth of July at Lake Martin
by: Todd Van Emst
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Mud Mania
by: Todd Van Emst
3rd: The Gadsden Times
Gay Marriage Comes to Alabama
by: Eric T. Wright
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Let the rain kiss you
by: Bob Crisp
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2nd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Taken down
by: Bob Crisp
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Splitting Pennies
by: Justin Averette
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Scary-looking wreck
by: Bob Crisp
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
So Much For A Free Education
by: Beth Law
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Up In Flames
by: Thomas Graning
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Rising Up
by: Alaina Denean Deshazo
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Tiger Tailgater
by: staff
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by: staff
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Bridal Magazine
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Andalusia
by: staff
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Once in a Generation series
by: staff
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Police release film from Shaw shooting
by: Justin Averette, Sarah Robinson
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Unthinkable: Woman, Newborn and
Pastor Shot
by: Blake Deshazo
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by: staff
3rd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Live updates: Talladega has a new mayor
by: staff
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Back to School
by: staff
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Sweet anticipation
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‘We march with Selma!’
by: Catherine Foote
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Toxey Open Meetings
by: Dee Ann Campbell
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(Gilbertown)
Courthouse Security
by: Dee Ann Campbell
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
In your neighborhood: Shelby County
sex offenders
by: staff
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1st: The Alabama Baptist (Birmingham)
Gambling numbers don’t add up
by: Jennifer Davis Rash
2nd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Landegger hid $8.4 million
by: Josh Dewberry
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Who Birmingham is bankrolling: Millions
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primary afterthought
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ChoctawLiving 1B
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Rare surgery gives new future for Braden
By Dee Ann Campbell
Sun-Advocate Publisher
GILBERTOWN – This Thursday, May
21, is graduation day for 12 –year-old
Braden Forrest – the day when he will
join his classmates in a commencement
ceremony at Southern Choctaw Elementary School.
But while the others will be celebrating the completion of sixth grade,
Braden will be celebrating the milestone that he once seemed unlikely to
reach.
And he will be celebrating the
anniversary of the surgical procedure
that made it possible.
On June 3 of last year, Braden underwent a right hemispherectomy – a rare
procedure that removes or disables a
portion of the brain. The extensive surgery is performed only on the most
extreme cases of epilepsy where medications and other surgeries have not
worked.
Braden was one of those cases.
Plagued by constant seizures,
Braden was diagnosed with a severe
form of epilepsy in July of 2004, at not
quite two years old. At one point, he
was having as many as 80 to 90 seizures
per day.
In an effort to control his seizures
and address other medical issues, doctors had prescribed Braden a long list of
medications that he took on a regular
basis. But while the medications were
designed to help him, they were also
hindering his ability to function.
“He was taking 36 pills a day,” his
mother said. “But even on all that medications, last spring we had to pull him
out of school because he was having as
many as 40 seizures per day. The medicines would help him a little, but he
couldn’t be a kid, just a kid.”
Braden also underwent surgeries to
remove tissue from his brain, but
nothing worked.
But in April of last year, doctors
finally offered a solution – a giant step
that seemed more than a little frightening. After much testing, doctors were
finally able to pinpoint the location in
Braden’s brain where the seizures were
originating.
“It was the right side of his brain,
behind where the other surgeries were
done,” Barbara explained.
Doctors told Barbara that the hemispherectomy could stop Braden’s
seizures and potentially change, and
even save, his life, but there would be
complications. Among them, the potential for hydrocephaly and infection, as
well as the likelihood of paralysis.
Braden’s doctors presented two
options – continue with medications
and suffer with debilitating and lifethreatening seizures for the rest of his
life, or have surgery and deal with the
paralysis.
Barbara and her family made the
decision to place Braden’s future in the
hands of the surgeons.
Braden’s family remained vigilant
during and after the surgery, praying
diligently that their little boy would survive the operation and not suffer the
long list of potential complications that
could develop afterward.
“I kept wondering if he would be
able to remember anything,” she said.
“Sometimes I would wonder if he would
remember me at all when he woke up,
and that was hard.”
But when Braden finally woke from
his surgery, he immediately began
talking.
“The first thing he said was ‘cheeseburger’,” his mom laughed. “He loves
cheeseburgers. Then he said, ‘mom’.”
After two days in Intensive Care,
Braden was moved to a rehabilitation
unit at UAB Children’s Hospital, where
he remained for nearly a month.
He was released to come home on
July 9.
“He started outpatient therapy and
had homebound services for the first
two months,” Barbara said. “He was
back at school after that. It will be a year
next month since his surgery, and he is
a different child. He’s done a ‘360’.
Braden has paralysis in his left arm
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Braden is pictured with his mother following his surgery at
UAB in BIrmingham.
Barbara Forrest is pictured with her son Braden, bearing the purple
ribbon that shows support for epilepsy awareness. (Submitted photos)
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3rd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
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Bradens sister Danielle was by his side throughout the
days following his surgery.
Braden will graduate from 6th grade this week, after having been taught
by teacher Michelle Breland.
and has been fitted with an orthotic
foot. But, his mother says, the good
news far outweighs the bad.
Her son has been seizure-free since
his surgery and is gradually putting
aside his medications. Without the
meds and the seizures, a much more
vocal Braden can now interact with his
family, laugh with his classmates, and,
his mom says, just be a kid.
“I know he will never be able to live
by himself, to take care of himself,” she
says, “but now he plays and talks and he
laughs a lot.”
Barbara said that her son is undergoing physical therapy at Choctaw
Therapy Services in Butler to improve
his walking, which will get better over
time.
“They are helping him walk, climb
stairs, and are working to train the left
side of his brain to work the right side
muscles,” she said. “He’s getting better
every day.”
Intellectually, Braden remains significantly behind others his age, but he
is learning.
“Mentally, he is a four-year –old,”
said Barbara. “But I can see a big difference in him, in every way.”
Barbara said that one of the most
amazing changes in her
son is the development of
a new personality.
“He shows emotion,
gets embarrassed easily –
and he cries,” she said.
“Before, when he would
hurt, he never showed any
tears.”
Barbara has interacted
with other parents who
have disabled children,
drawing strength from
knowing she is not alone.
“I’ve heard their stories, and I don’t feel like Braden is shown doing well and smiling for the camera
I’m fighting this battle by after his surgery.
myself,” she explained.
“There are other people
while looking to the future. Braden’s
out there who know what I’m going mom will be among them.
through.”
But for the Forrest family, the celeAs a single mom, Barbara admits bration will likely mean even more. It
that caring for her son takes its toll, will mean a putting aside of a past filled
physically, emotionally, and financially. with pain and suffering for Braden –
“He has good days and bad days,” and a celebration of the future that may
she says. “But I do the best I can, and never have been possible before.
things are so much better for him now.”
“I have my child back,” Barbara said.
On Thursday, mothers and fathers “Sometimes you have to go through the
will pack the gym at SCES to watch their bad to get to the good. Now we’re getchildren graduate and to celebrate with ting to the good.”
them the achievements of the past
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by: staff
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(Phenix City)
by: Denise DuBois and staff
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by: staff
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by: staff
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2nd: The Blount Countian
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3rd: Call News
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by: staff
Citizen of East Alabama –
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Fire sends anglers into water
by: Anthony Campbell
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One-man crime wave
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3rd: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
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141 Dogs Rescued
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DNA match says she was Diane
by: staff
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
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U.S. 280 health care
by: Molly Davidson
3rd: Birmingham Business Journal
Birmingham’s Coal War
by: Ryan Phillips
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1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Still a steel city?
by: Ryan Phillips
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Inspiring a legion
by: Neal Wagner
2nd: Birmingham Business Journal
Did Birmingham follow its Blueprint?
by: Brent Godwin, Ty West
2nd: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
(Gilbertown)
DNA match says she was Diane
by: Dee Ann Campbell
3rd: The Citizen of East Alabama
(Phenix City)
Neighborhood Walmart may be coming
to Ladonia
by: Blenda Copeland
3rd: Call News (Citronelle)
CASE CLOSED: 18 years later for
Chicaksaw man
by: Mark R. Kent
BEST FEATURE STORY
COVERAGE
BEST EDITORIAL
1st: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
(Gilbertown)
Three Ring Binder
by: Dee Ann Campbell
1st: The Alabama Baptist
Alabama WWII Veteran: Lord I’m In Your
Hands
by: Neisha Roberts
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Time for Bentley to unseal divorce
records
by: staff
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
He was there
by: Emmett Burnett
3rd: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
(Gilbertown)
Faces of Margraten
by: Dee Ann Campbell
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Terminal patients deserve right to try
by: staff
Hoover’s Magazine
BEST HUMOROUS
COLUMN
1st: Call News (Citronelle)
It’s spring, and I’m trying to save
my thumbs
by: Emmett Burnett
Hooversmagazine.com
Taste
of Hoover
Sample some of the
city’s best restaurants
Artistic Pallet
Woman handcrafts
decorative wood pieces
Local Brews
October 2015
Enjoy craft beers at
Moss Rock Festival
October 2015
Hooversmagazine.com
$4.95
2nd: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
(Gilbertown)
My Own Christmas Story
by: Ashley Downing
Fast
Track
3rd: The Monroe Journal
(Monroeville)
Toothbrushes: Are they friend or
are they foe
by: Jane Martin
Tricks and Treats
BEST HUMAN
INTEREST COLUMN
Student athlete competes
on international level
Couple goes all out with
Halloween decorations
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Niche Publication
9/10/15 3:28 PM
1st: Call News (Citronelle)
Here are just a few examples of
being a Southern gentleman
by: Daniel Daniels
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
Why didn’t we listen to Uncle Eddie?
by: Emmett Burnett
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Remembering why he served
by: Neal Wagner
BEST EDITORIAL
COLUMN OR
COMMENTARY
1st: The Choctaw SunAdvocate (Gilbertown)
Blue Skies After
by: Dee Ann Campbell
The Monroe Journal – News Photo
BEST SPORTS FEATURE
STORY
2nd: Birmingham Business Journal
How long before Birmingham doesn’t
want to be Nashville?
by: Ty West
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Enjoy a fresh start to a new year
by: Chris George
BEST SPORTS NEWS
IN-DEPTH COVERAGE
1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Attracting the masses: How the Magic
City can score bigger events
by: staff
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
Can the BayBears survive?
by: Arthur L. Mack
3rd: Call News (Citronelle)
Chickasaw ousts Cottrell, who lands with
smile at MC
by: staff
BEST SPORTS SINGLE
EVENT STORY
1st: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
MA ends season 13-1
by: Mike Qualls
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
PERFECTION in the Nick of time for
Citronelle!
by: Willie Gray
3rd: Call News (Citronelle)
Wildcats taste victory: Citronelle ends
18-game streak by beating Satsuma
by: Timothy Herring
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
It’s a family thing
by: Baker Ellis
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
The incredible Mr. Rigdon
by: staff
3rd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Redditt overcomes his hearing loss
by: Mike Qualls
BEST LOCAL SPORTS
COLUMN
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
It’s worth it: Understanding and
internalizing defeat
by: Baker Ellis
2nd: Shelby County Reporter (Columbiana)
Is yelling an effective coaching method?
by: Baker Ellis
3rd: Birmingham Business Journal
If UAB revives football, it needs to go all
the way
by: Ty West
BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st: The Citizen of East Alabama
(Phenix City)
Local farmer
by: Blenda Copeland
2nd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Thank you, veterans
by: Josh Dewberry
3rd: The Blount Countian (Oneonta)
Revitalizin’
by: Nicole Singleton
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BEST NEWS PHOTO
BEST USE OF GRAPHICS
OR ILLUSTRATIONS
2nd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Letting it go
by: Josh Dewberry
1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Still a steel city?
by: Derek Morrow
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Going for Gold
by: Katie Lanier
2nd: Call News (Citronelle)
LIVE FOR GAMEDAY: Football Preview
Cover 2015
by: Umi Guy
BEST SPOT NEWS
PHOTO
2nd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Home damaged by blaze
by: Josh Dewberry
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Head-on collision
by: Joe Williams
SERVING SOUTH ALABAM
Saddle up
by: Dawn Harrison
1st: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Once in a lifetime event
by: Heather Howton
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Shelby County hit hard by Dec. 25
flooding
by: Jason Ingram
Non-daily newspapers 4,001 circulation and above
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3rd: The Monroe Journal (Monroeville)
Relay cover
by: Josh Dewberry
THE ADVERTISER-GLEAM Guntersville, Ala., Mar. 4, 2015
Scenes From Last Week’s ‘Snow Day’
BEST PHOTO ESSAY
1st: The Advertiser-Gleam
(Guntersville)
Snow Day
by: staff
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Serve’s up
by: Michael Wade
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
2nd: Birmingham Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40
by: staff
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Hoover’s Magazine
by: staff
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Visitors Guide Shelby County
by: staff
1st: Call News (Citronelle)
Unbeaten Theodore stops Davidson
by: Mike Kittrell
3rd: The Choctaw Sun-Advocate
(Gilbertown)
I’m UP here
by: Dee Ann Campbell
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Shelby County Football 2015
by: Baker Ellis
BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
This snowy view of Guntersville was made from Wyeth Rock by Lynn Hurley.
Rebecca Whitaker made this photo from Grant Mountain, overlooking the mouth of The old rock school that now houses the Whole Backstage became another scene of
winter beauty Thursday. Michele Brown made the photograph.
Honeycomb Creek, Goat Island and Camp Chalakee.
Keith Dickerson’s friends know him for his zany
sense of humor. He wasn’t content to just make a
snow angel. He made a “Spidey angel.” He said he
bought the costume several years ago and has had a
lot of fun with it over the years.
Gabe & Calen Barnes enjoyed some sledding in the
snow at Grant. They’re the children of Jeremy &
Beth Barnes. Grandmother Lou Anne Barnes submitted the photo.
Pierce Martin (left) and Mack Howard prepare for a sledding run down Loveless
Street. Pierce is the son of Tyler and Chrystal Martin and Mack is the son of Shon
and Savanah Howard.
Snow piled up on this flag in Alder Springs, even creeping
into its fold.
Grady Whitaker snowboards down a hill at Gunter’s Landing. His grandfather
Craig Lecroy took the photo
The Advertiser-Gleam –
Photo Essay
BEST HEADLINE
1st: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Grab a coal one
by: Graham Brooks
Rash
spur
WILM
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dawn Su
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another,
The fi
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BEST SPECIAL SECTION
Photographer Tim Haynes caught the water perfectly still with the snow in the background to get this picture of Spring Creek after the big storm.
BEST SPORTS PHOTO
2nd: The Citizen of East Alabama
(Phenix City)
Masters Waterski and Wakeboard
tournament
by: Denise DuBois
3rd: The Sand Mountain Reporter
(Albertville)
Leave It To The Beavers
by: Malarie Allen
3rd: Call News (Citronelle)
FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2015
by: staff
The sweeping curve on Pleasant Grove Road always becomes treacherous when
snow is on the ground and you can see how a motorist had to abandon his car early
in the storm. Jimmy Stegall took the picture.
F
k
2nd: Birmingham Business Journal
It’s the end of the bank branch as we
know it - and banks feel fine
by: staff
3rd: Birmingham Business Journal
2016 Book of Lists
by: Dan Bagwell, Derek Morrow
CREATIVE USE OF
MULTIMEDIA
1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Mapping downtown Birmingham’s
comeback
by: staff
2nd: Birmingham Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40
by: staff
3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Digital versions of special sections
by: staff
Photo by Emmett Burnett/Call News
Harold Pouyadou of Mobile displays a portrait of himself from his Navy service days
as he visits the USS Alabama recently. The 95-year-old experienced the bombing of
Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and was injured on the date of infamy. “There is not a
day goes by that I do not think about that day,” he said.
He was there
Th
Harold Pouyadou saw the Japanese planes swoop
down on Pearl Harbor: ‘The sky was full of them’
BY EMMETT BURNETT
Staff Writer
Harold Henry Pouyadou, a Navy
Seaman from Mobile, was dressing
for church when he heard approaching aircraft. They were not ours. The
date was Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island. Hawaiian church
services were about to be cancelled.
By nightfall the death toll was
2,403. Injuries numbered 1,178, including to Pouyadou. Eight U.S. battleships were severely damaged, four
sank, while 188 American fighter
planes smoldered in ruin. Pouyadau
remembers it well. He was there.
“There is not a day goes by that
I do not think about that day,” said
the 95-year-old on a late November
visit to Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park. Gazing out at the USS
Alabama, he adds, “Looking at this
ship, reminds me of the ones I saw
bombed.” And for the next hour he
discussed the Japanese invasion
that defined World War II from an
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Call News –
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arrests Story
BY MARK R. KENT
[email protected]
ONLINE BREAKING
NEWS COVERAGE
SARALAND — Police made eight arrests,
including two people from Georgia, in six
separate drug-related incidents between
Nov. 20 and Sunday, police spokesman Cpl.
Gary Cole said. A stolen gun was recovered
during one of the arrests, police said.
A call to police on Sunday ended in the
arrest of a man from Saraland and a woman
from Creola, according to Cole. Justin Dewayne Capps, 25, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and seconddegree possession of marijuana, according
to records at Mobile Metro Jail.
Capps was released on bail almost five
1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Walter Energy Bankruptcy
Satsuma schoool board members gather for a
High School's Ben Copeland Field on Sunday.
by: Ryan Phillips
demolition, starting in early December. From le
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President Linda Robbins and members Jimmy
Diane Keasler and James Woosley.
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Liberty Island evacuation
by: Neal Wagner
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3rd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Christmas flooding
by: Katie McDowell, Jessa Pease
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BEST USE OF SOCIAL
MEDIA
1st: Birmingham Business Journal
Twitter and Facebook pages
by: staff
2nd: Shelby County Reporter
(Columbiana)
Facebook Feedback
by: staff
3rd: The Citizen of East Alabama
(Phenix City)
Facebook New Year’s Resolutions
by: Denise DuBois
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PUBLIC NOTIC
VOLUME 23, NUMBER 47
12
Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION D
GENERAL EXCELLENCE
1st: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
3rd: The Brewton Standard
BEST NEWSPAPER
WEBSITE
1st: The Greenville Advocate
greenvilleadvocate.com
by: staff
2nd: The Brewton Standard
brewtonstandard.com
by: staff
3rd: Opelika Observer
opelikaobserver.com
by: Anna-Claire Terry
BEST PRODUCTION
AND PRINTING
1st: Washington County News
(Chatom)
by: staff
2nd: Hartselle Enquirer
by: staff
3rd: The Brewton Standard
by: Chris Love
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE
1st: Auburn Villager
In the zone: A series exploring zoning in
Auburn
by: Brian Woodham
2nd: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
Railroad crossing tragedy investigation
by: Jeff Thompson, Kristen Dale
3rd: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
Future of the Animal Shelter of Pell City
in doubt
by: Jeff Thompson
FOI-FIRST AMENDMENT
AWARD
1st: The Onlooker (Foley)
Elberta series investigating local officials
questionable actions
by: Cliff McCollum
2nd: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
Take Back Enterprise
by: Cassie Gibbs, Michelle Mann
Non-daily newspapers 4,000 circulation and below
Sports
1B
www.brewtonstandard.com
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
2015 ALL-COUNTY TEAM
OFFENSE
Caleb Winton #12
Stats:
QB, Junior
>>121-191 att
>> 1,867 passing yards
>>15 TDs
Kris Brown
Stats:
HB, Junior
>> 141 carries
>>1,569 yds
>>26 TDs
>>11.12 y/c
Brewton Standard Sports Editor Corey Williams and Atmore Advance Editor Andrew
Garner compiled the 2015 Escambia County All-County Football Team. Area coaches
nominated top performing athletes by providing statistics.
OFFENSIVE MVP
Jamel Grace
Stats:
HB, Senior
>>239 carries
>>1,461 yds
>>20 TDs
Chardian Johnson
Stats:
WR, Senior
>> 49 catches
(TRM record)
>>866 yds
>> 10 TDs
Troy Lewis
Stats:
WR, Senior
>> 19 catches
>>276 yds
>>3 TDs
TE, Senior
>>3 catches
>>53 yds
>>1 TD
Malcolm Hawthorne
Jake Najor
Stats:
OL, Senior
>>Senior
leader and
captain of
TRM o-line
Eddie Murphy
Stats:
OL, Senior
>> 3 year
starter
>>Team leader
and captain
H.T. Fountain
Stats:
OL, Senior
>> 4-year
starter
>> 47 PC
blocks
Cade Vickery
Stats:
OL, Senior
>> 3-year
starter
>> Played
every OL pos.
James Harris
Stats:
OL, Senior
>>2 year
starter
>>Led team in
PC blocks
The Atmore Advance
chose Kris Brown, Escambia Academy junior
running back, as its offensive MVP.
Hawthorne shows talent, drive throughout season
T
he rushing game was a huge yards and 17 touchdowns. He accumupart of the W.S. Neal Eagles’ lated 1,808 all-purpose yards.
offensive plan. During
He had five 100-plus yard
their 8-3 season the Eagles ran the All-County de- rushing games, averaging 7.8
ball 82 percent of the time, and fensive players yards a carry. Hawthorne scored
nearly half of that time the ball highlighted
108 of Neal’s 308 points this
– Page 2B.
was entrusted to Malcolm Hawseason.
thorne.
One of his biggest games in
Hawthorne had 141 carries for 1,227 the stat department came against Satsu-
ma on Oct. 16, in which he carried the
ball 11 times for 204 yards and three
touchdowns.
In an MVP performance in this year’s
Battle of Murder Creek, Hawthorne
had 18 carries for 99 yards and three
touchdowns. For his career he has 427
carries for 3,324 yards and 46 touchdowns.
COACH OF THE YEAR
A
Jamie Riggs
fter losing the first game of the season to Andalusia on Aug.
21, TRM went on an eight-game winning streak.
On Sept. 25 against Escambia County, Riggs achieved his
300th win as a head coach. Miller would make the playoffs, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before falling to
Hillcrest-Evergreen in the final seconds of the game.
Overall record:
Riggs shocked the community last week when he
10-3
announced his April 1 retirement. Riggs will end his
Region record:
career with 305 wins - currently making him the third
6-0
winningest coach in state high school football history.
Home: 6-2
At T.R. Miller, Riggs is 293-62.
Away: 4-1
Riggs said its been a wonderful ride as a coach.
“I feel really blessed to be able to do what I do and be
what I’m able to be,” Riggs said. “Coaching is a tough business that
can be very stressful, whether you win or lose. To do it this long, I
would never have dreamt that.”
2nd: The Greenville Standard
by: staff
3rd: Washington County News
(Chatom)
by: staff
3rd: The Jacksonville News
by: staff
1st: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
by: Jeff Thompson
Gallion Church Burning
by: Nicholas Finch
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
by: staff
2nd: Opelika Observer
High stakes rescue: Opelika men
stranded, rescued by U.S. Coast Guard
by: Rebekah Martin
BEST SPOT NEWS
BEST LOCAL ECONOMIC STORY
COVERAGE
1st: The Demopolis Times
3rd: Auburn Villager
by: Allison Blankenship, Brian Woodham
Bryce Booker
Stats:
2nd: The Brewton Standard
by: Corey Williams
BEST LOCAL
EDUCATION COVERAGE
1st: The Brewton Standard
by: staff
2nd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
by: Nicole Pell
STORIES BY
COREY
WILLIAMS
The Brewton Standard –
Sports Page
3rd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
Know your neighborhood
by: Nicole Pell
BEST EDITORIAL PAGE
OR SECTION
1st: Auburn Villager
by: staff
2nd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
by: Nicole Pell
3rd: The Tuskegee News
by: staff
BEST LOCAL NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
by: Jeff Thompson
2nd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
by: Nicole Pell
3rd: The Atmore Advance
by: Justin Schuver, Andrew Garner
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS / EDITORIAL
CONTENT
3rd: Hartselle Enquirer
by: staff
1st: Washington County
News (Chatom) This
week in
by: staff
BEST LIFESTYLE/FAMILY
PAGES
by: staff
1st: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
2nd: Hartselle Enquirer
3rd: The Greenville Standard
BEST SPORTS PAGE
1st: Auburn Villager
by: Brian Woodham
3rd: The Cleburne News (Heflin)
Heflin Officer finds recovery hard
by: Laura Camper
BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: The Baldwin Times
Sales Tax Series
by: Cliff McCollum, Crystal Cole
2nd: Sumter County Record-Journal
(Livingston)
Councilman Cook murdered
by: Herman Ward
3rd: The Baldwin Times
Lodging Tax Series
by: John Mullen
BEST BUSINESS STORY
OR COLUMN
1st: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
Proactive Partners
www.thegreenvillestandard.com
by: Jeff Thompson
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2nd: The Greenville
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history
3rd: The Piedmont Journal
by: Anita Kilgore
BEST LAYOUT
AND DESIGN
BY COLIN “BIG C”
1st: The DemopolisMACGUIRE
Times
Kentucky is 36-0 as
by: staff
I write this article. The
Wildcats will be playing
West Virginia. Hopefully
Kentucky will stay
undefeated.
Wedne
The Greenville
Standard –over at
McGrew
chooses academics
BY MAKIA BENNETT-PLOTT
The Greenville Standard
Sports Photo
offers, and decided to take advantage
of an academic scholarship offered to
him by Auburn University.
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Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION D
2nd: The Baldwin Times
Expanding the roots of agriculture
creates jobs
by: Allison Woodham
3rd: Auburn Villager
‘Transformative’ project in the works
by: Brian Woodham
BEST FEATURE STORY
COVERAGE
1st: Opelika Observer
Haunted Opelika
by: Anna-Claire Terry
Non-daily newspapers 4,000 circulation and below
2nd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
Winter weather and southern ways
by: Nicole Pell
3rd: The Greenville Advocate
Pettus just a footnote in history
by: Andy Brown
3rd: The Red Bay News
From gas pumps to atms
by: LaVale Mills
BEST SPORTS
NEWS IN-DEPTH
COVERAGE
BEST HUMAN INTEREST
HARTSELLE
2nd: Opelika Observer
Step by Step: Rick Hagans supplies those
in need with shoes, one step at a time
by: Anna-Claire Terry
A century of
service
3rd: The Islander (Gulf Shores)
The man behind The Hangout
by: John Mullen
A cornerstone of Hartselle
history
Inside this
edition:
BEST NEWS FEATURE
STORY COVERAGE
Hartselle needle workers make
caps for cancer patients
Travel blog for seniors gives
plug to Hartselle
1st: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
Standing in the gap
by: Jeff Thompson
2nd: Washington County News
(Chatom)
Judge stands firm against gay marriage
by: staff
3rd: Auburn Villager
Closing the door on an era
by: Brian Woodham
Teacher of gifted is a gift to
education
Vol. 5, Issue 10
Hartselle Living • 1
Hartselle Enquirer –
Niche Publication
1st: The Moulton Advertiser
Lawrence County Football
Turns 100
by: J.R. Tidwell
2nd: Washington County
News (Chatom)
Board’s action stuns coaches
by: staff
Piedmont Journal –
Feature Photo
3rd: The Brewton Standard
Riggs to retire
by: Stephanie Nelson, Corey Williams
BEST SPORTS FEATURE
STORY
BEST SPORTS SINGLE
EVENT STORY
1st: Washington County News
(Chatom)
Perfection!
by: staff
2nd: Franklin County Times (Russellville)
Coach of the Year
by: Nicole Pell
3rd: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
History for heroes
by: Casey Strickland
COLUMN
1st: The Moulton Advertiser
Ratliff honors late mother in game
by: J.R. Tidwell
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
Powell on the prowl
by: Jonathan Bryant
3rd: Washington County News
(Chatom)
Sammie Coates ‘gained a lot’ by Senior
Bowl
by: Arthur L. Mack
BEST LOCAL SPORTS
COLUMN
BEST EDITORIAL
1st: St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
A tribute: For my first friend in Pell City,
you will be missed
by: Jeff Thompson
1st: The Baldwin Times
Dismayed by student behavior
by: Gulf Coast Media Editorial Board
2nd: The Brewton Standard
There’s help out there
by: Stephanie Nelson
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
An encounter with the Snake
by: Andy Brown
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
How do we stop violence?
by: Andy Brown
3rd: The Brewton Standard
It’s none of my business
by: Stephanie Nelson
3rd: The Wilcox Progressive Era
(Camden)
Are County trucks for business or pleasure?
by: Glenda Curl
BEST EDITORIAL
COLUMN OR
COMMENTARY
3rd: The Eufaula Tribune
Never take a Suggarbeeter or Geoduck
lightly
by: Kyle Mooty
BEST HUMOROUS
COLUMN
1st: Washington County News
(Chatom)
Jury Duty’s not bad: $27.25 and no
decision required
by: Emmett Burnett
BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
A look at murders
by: Jan Murray
2nd: Auburn Villager
Same-sex marriage
by: Don Eddins
1st: The Brewton Standard
When fandom goes too far
by: Corey Williams
1st: The Piedmont Journal
Pool time
by: Anita Kilgore
2nd: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
Mary Kathryn Marshall
by: Laura Fezie
The Red Bay News – Special Section
14
Austism
B1 - “On the
Mark”
Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION D
Third annual
Non-daily newspapers 4,000 circulation
and
below
event to be
held
at
Spring Villa Park
B3 - Religious
column by Bruce
Green, church
calendar
B5 - Classifieds,
legal notices
BEST SPORTS PHOTO
B8 -(Enterprise)
Puzzles and
1st: The Southeast Sun
restaurant health
Missed Opportunities
scores
by: Laura Fezie
2nd: The Greenville Standard
Obituaries
The slide
Linda Gail Clark
by: Cecil Folds
Doni W. Boone
3rd: The Greenville Standard
Joseph Holman
Facemask
“Jay” Adams, Jr.
by: Cecil Folds
BEST PHOTOWeekend
ESSAY
Weather
1st: The GreenvilleToday
Advocate
Fast and Furry Car Show
86 / 64
by: Andy Brown, Angie Long
Tomorrow
2nd: The Jacksonville88News
/ 63
Paws for a Cause
Sunday
by: Anita Kilgore
The Southeast Sun –
Online Breaking News
91 / 66
3rd: The Red Bay News
Day One
by: Jason Collum
3rd: The Greenville Advocate
Retiring Old Glory
by: Andy Brown
MAILING LABEL
1st: The Greenville Advocate
Vigil held for shooting victim
by: Andy Brown
3rd: The Greenville Advocate
Fun on The Sizzler at the fair
by: Andy Brown
BEST SPOT NEWS
PHOTO
1st: Washington County News
(Chatom)
Caught With His Pants Down
by: Jason Boothe
2nd: The Wilcox Progressive
Era (Camden)
Patrick Diggs, 46 of Monroeville
receives medical attention
by: Ethan Van Sice
3rd: The Greenville Standard
Truck driver rescued in boat
by: Cecil Folds
LCHS awarded
Opelika contract
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
Just going with the flow
by: Andy Brown
3rd: Washington County News
By Rebekah Martin
(Chatom)
Associate Editor
‘I Do’? Judge Says I Won’t
The Opelika City Council will continue its longstaff with the Lee County Humane
standing by:
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1st: The Greenville Advocate
Mad Max: Fury Road
by: Andy Brown, Jonathan Bryant
SPORTS
Area teams compete in
7-on-7 tournament
COMMUNITY
Students take part in
Washington D.C. Youth
Tour
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companies about the Camellia
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McLendon, who also serves
as the chairman for the
Southeast Alabama Gas District
(SEAGD), attended last week’s
International Paris Air Show,
the world’s largest and longestrunning aerospace trade show.
The trip was paid for by SEAGD,
and while McLendon was on
hand to represent the natural
gas company, he took the opportunity to let many of the more
than 2,200 businesses that took
part in the event know about
Greenville and Butler County.
“We wanted to make sure they
know we’re open for business,”
McLendon said.
With Airbus — one of the
world’s leading aircraft manufactures — set to begin production at its Mobile, Ala., facility
in July, McLendon said this was
the perfect opportunity to begin
cultivating relationships with
companies that could serve as
suppliers for the company.
The Mobile facility, which
will house the company’s first
final assembly line on U.S. soil,
is expected to deliver its first
See AIRBUS | Page 4A
ACTIVE WORKFORCE: Approximately
55,000 direct employees around the world
SUPPLIER NETWORK: Some 2,000
suppliers in 20 countries
INDUSTRIAL SITES: Facilities located in
France, Germany, Spain and the United
Kingdom
FINAL ASSEMBLY LINES: Toulouse,
France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin,
China; Mobile, Alabama
HIGH DEMAND: The company’s backlog
of commercial jetliners through 2014
stood at an industry-wide record of 6,386
aircraft, valued at $919.3 billion at list
prices.
CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF: Airbus has
sold over 15,200 aircraft and delivered
8,800-plus jetliners since its creation in
1970. Through 2014, more than 8,100
Airbus aircraft are in service.
BY ANDY BROWN
The Greenville Advocate was selected
as one of the top three small weekly
newspapers in the state.
The Advocate received third place
for General Excellence at the Alabama
Press Association’s Better Newspaper
Contest. General Excellence is the top
award given in the contest.
“We’re glad to be recognized as one
of the top weekly papers in the state,”
said managing editor Andy Brown.
“Our staff works hard to provide the
best possible coverage for our readers
and it’s nice to have that hard work
recognized by our peers.”
Seventy newspapers submitted 2,888
entries in the annual contest. Members
of the Tennessee Press Association
judged the entries.
In addition to General Excellence,
the Advocate also earned second
place for Sweepstakes Award in the
APA’s annual advertising contest. The
Sweepstakes Award is the top award
See ADVOCATE | Page 7A
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By BETH HYATT
The Greenville Advocate
Historic
downtown
Greenville will soon welcome a new business to
town.
recently renovated for the
new arrival and will hold a
soft opening for customers
on July 1.
Johnson Furniture was
established in 1966 and has
been in business in Eclectic
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Furniture
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1966 and
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business in
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ONLINE BREAKING
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Supporters will ride into Lee County from
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Sun
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BEST NEWS PHOTO
2nd: Washington County News
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$5000 a Week for Life
by: Jason Boothe
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
Recruitment of Airbus suppliers takes off
by: Andy Brown
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Step by step
Rick Hagans supplies
those in need with
shoes, one step at a time
By Anna-Claire Terry
Staff Reporter
Rick Hagans is a traveler. Over the span of
19 years, he has traveled across 35 states.
On foot, that is.
It all started 20 years
ago in Mexico when a
little boy approached
Hagans and asked if he
could trade his toys for
a pair of shoes. “I didn’t
have any shoes to give
him, so I said ‘I’ll come
back, and I will bring
you some shoes,’” he
said. “I came home and
was preaching at a large
church in Birmingham
and said ‘Hey, if I walk
across Alabama, will
you give me a pair of
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BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
1st: Hartselle Enquirer
Hartselle Living
by: staff
2nd: The Greenville Advocate
Camellia Magazine
by: staff
3rd: The Greenville Advocate
Putting on the Ritz
by: staff
Opelika Observer –
Feature Story
BEST USE OF SOCIAL
MEDIA
1st: The Southeast Sun (Enterprise)
Flood updates
by: Jan Murray
2nd: The Atmore Advance
Facebook updates
by: Andrew Garner
3rd: The Greenville Advocate
Facebook ‘Spotted’ Galleries
by: staff
15
Better Newspaper Contest
Associate Member Newspapers and
Active Member affiliate/free circulation products.
DIVISION E
GENERAL EXCELLENCE
1st: Homewood Star
BEST EDITORIAL PAGE
OR SECTION
2nd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
by: John Pilati
3rd: Village Living (Mountain Brook)
by: staff
3rd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
by: staff
2nd: Cherokee Post (Centre)
by: staff
BEST LOCAL
EDUCATION COVERAGE
BEST LAYOUT AND
DESIGN
1st: Courier Journal (Florence)
by: Tom Magazzu
2nd: The Madison Record
3rd: Redstone Rocket
BEST NEWSPAPER
WEBSITE
3rd: The Madison Record
by: Alan Brown
1st: The Madison Record
themadisonrecord.com
by: staff
2nd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
theredstonerocket.com
by: staff
3rd: Courier Journal (Florence)
courierjournal.net
by: Russell Roden, Mark
McGregor
Volume 3 | Issue 8 | December 2015
NO STOPPING
CADEN JAMES
Suiting up
6-year-old Lil’ Rebels quarterback
leads team despite Type 1 diagnosis
C
Harold Hagler dons a classic suit during
the holidays. Read about his experience
as the guy in red inside this issue.
By ANA GOOD
See page B1
Smylie Kaufman
BEST PRODUCTION
AND PRINTING
2nd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
by: staff
3rd: The Madison Record
by: Jimmy Ruff
Kaufman earned his first PGA tour win.
Catch up with the Vestavia Hills alum
inside.
See page B12
INSIDE
About Us...............A4
City ........................A6
Business ...............A8
Community .........A21
Food ....................A28
School House......B10
Sports ..................B12
Calendar ..............B18
Caden James Mitchell, center, smiles as his coach encourages the team
during halftime. Caden James was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and
his football team, the Vestavia Lil’ Rebels, held a Blue Out game to raise
awareness and money for research. Photos by Frank Couch.
facebook.com/vestaviavoice
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE
1st: Vestavia Voice
What’s in a name? Vestavia considers
new mascot
by: staff
2nd: The Homewood Star
Tuberculosis Outbreak
by: staff
3rd: Hoover Sun
Hoover Rezoning Coverage
by: staff
FOI-FIRST AMENDMENT
AWARD
1st: The Homewood Star
Bus service cuts
by: Sydney Cromwell, Madoline Markham
2nd: The Madison Record
Governance Committee Wraps Study
by: Nick Sellers, Gregg Parker
See CADEN JAMES | page A30
Vestavia Voice –
Sports Feature Story
Future uncertain for mixed-use
development in Cahaba Heights
By EMILY FEATHERSTON
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1st: Courier Journal (Florence)
by: staff
aden James Mitchell takes his place
behind the center lineman under the
bright lights at Sicard Hollow Athletic
Complex. No. 24, Caden James is the
team’s quarterback — though he sometimes plays as an outside lineman. As
he waits for his coach, Tate Bowden, to
finish positioning the team on the line
of scrimmage, Caden James takes in the
other team. It’s Hoover, the only team
to have beaten his team this year.
Despite the rivalry, Bowden said he sometimes has to remind
his players to tackle their opponents. For this isn’t just any football team: It’s Vestavia Hills’ only pee wee football team, the
Lil’ Rebels. The players staring back at Caden James might be
his friends, the same boys he might play with on the playground.
“It’s sometimes like herding cats,” said Bowden of coaching a
football team of kindergartners and first-graders.
As head coach, Bowden helps design the plays, but he’s also out
on the field moving his players into place, à la Nick Saban on A-Day.
“Last year, I had one of our best players come up to me in the
middle of the season and ask me, ‘What’s offense?’” Bowden said
with a laugh. “Our goal is to teach these kids the specifics of the
game and mental toughness.”
At 4 feet and 65 pounds, Caden James is a fraction of the size
of his favorite players on the roster of the Alabama Crimson Tide,
A controversial mixed-use development project along Oakview Lane and
Dolly Ridge Road in Cahaba Heights is
facing an uncertain future.
Rezoning requests for the property were scheduled for a vote at the
Oct. 26 City Council meeting, where
community members filled the Council’s new chambers to express their
opinions on having the development
built near Vestavia Hills Elementary
Cahaba Heights. However, BREC
Developments Managing Member
Steven Hydinger proposed a change
to the council that would alter his plan
for a four-story development to a threestory, removing the “conditional use”
request from the ordinance that would
allow the development to proceed.
Hydinger’s request led the council
to postpone voting on Ordinance 2608
until Dec. 14—if the changes were not
significant enough to require the ordinance to make a trip back through the
BEST LIFESTYLE/FAMILY
PAGES
See CAHABA | page A31
Steven Hydinger (standing, right) talks with a community
member during a November City Council meeting. Other
Cahaba Heights residents came to the meeting in opposition
to his mixed-use development proposal. Photo by Emily
Featherston.
1st: Vestavia Voice
by: staff
1st: The Madison Record
by: Gregg Parker
2nd: Cherokee Post (Centre)
by: staff
2nd: Village Living (Mountain Brook)
by: staff
3rd: Hoover Sun
by: staff
3rd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
by: John Pilati
BEST SPOT NEWS
STORY
BEST LOCAL NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: The Homewood Star
by: staff
2nd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
by: John Pilati
3rd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
by: staff
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS / EDITORIAL
CONTENT
1st: The Homewood Star
by: staff
2nd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
by: staff
1st: Vestavia Voice
Planning commission recommends
Cahaba Heights apartment proposal
by: Sydney Cromwell
2nd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Flag rally stirs strong emotions
by: John Pilati
3rd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
New feed mill to make widespread
economic impact
by: John Pilati
BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS
COVERAGE
1st: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Pleasant Bay Ambulance
by: John Pilati
2nd: The Homewood Star
Patriot Park Lot Development
by: Sydney Cromwell
1st: The Madison Record
by: staff
2nd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
by: staff
3rd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Charter School Bill
by: John Pilati
3rd: The Homewood Star
by: staff
BEST BUSINESS STORY
OR COLUMN
BEST SPORTS PAGE
1st: Hoover Sun
by: staff
1st: Courier Journal (Florence)
Three Prices for Your Home
by: Mike Randall
2nd: Madison Weekly News
by: Bob Labbe, John Few
3rd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
by: staff
2nd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Ready To Sell Your Home-Really
by: Mike Randall
BEST LOCAL ECONOMIC
COVERAGE
3rd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Contracts & Curtains
by: Mike Randall
1st: Cherokee Post (Centre)
by: staff
The Madison Record –
Niche Publication
16
Better Newspaper Contest
DIVISION E
BEST FEATURE STORY
COVERAGE
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Working dogs sniff out dangerous devices
by: Katie Davis Skelley
2nd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
D-Day veteran recalls momentous day
by: Skip Vaughn
3rd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
War ends for veteran but memories live
on
by: Amy Guckeen
Tolson
2nd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Crazy But True
by: Jim Fisher
3rd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Send My Competition Some Love
by: Jim Fisher
BEST HUMAN INTEREST
COLUMN
1st: Courier Journal (Florence)
The Letter
by: Steve Shelton
BEST NEWS
FEATURE
STORY
COVERAGE
Madison Weekly News –
Use of Social Media
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
This Wednesday, we wear pink
by: Amy Guckeen Tolson
2nd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Every hero has a story
by: Amy Guckeen Tolson
1st: Cherokee Post (Centre)
Road Apples
by: Tim Sanders
2nd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Army’s top athletes excel on fields of
friendly strife
by: Amy Guckeen Tolson
2nd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Merle West’s Legacy
by: Jerry Knight
1st: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Armed and ready: A peek into the world
of 7-on-7
by: Mike Self
3rd: The Homewood Star
AHSAA approves plan for adaptive,
wheelchair athletes
by: David Knox
2nd: Courier Journal (Florence)
That Dog
by: Cathy Turner
3rd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
A friend loves at all times
by: John Pilati
BEST EDITORIAL
COLUMN OR
COMMENTARY
1st: Courier Journal (Florence)
Cloaking History Doesn’t Change It
by: Tom Magazzu
2nd: Courier Journal (Florence)
Privileged to Come from Hard Work
by: Tom Magazzu
3rd: Cherokee Post (Centre)
Something You Knew
by: Scott Wright
2nd: Cherokee
Post (Centre)
Tigers lose
title but not
without a fight
by: Roy Mitchell
3rd: The
Madison
Record
Mustangs take
title
by: Nick Sellers
1st: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Scoreboard error costs Phil Campbell at
county tournament
by: Mike Self
3rd: The Franklin Free Press (Russellville)
Last-second loss will fuel Wildcats’ fire
by: Mike Self
BEST FEATURE PHOTO
B
BEST EDITORIAL
BEST HUMOROUS
COLUMN
BEST LOCAL SPORTS
COLUMN
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Ten-Miler Team
SECTION
The
earns another
Homewood
double repeat
Star
DECEMBER 2015
by: Skip
Vaughn
3rd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Veteran rallies support for vets’ peace of
mind
by: Amy Guckeen Tolson
3rd: The Madison Record
Lifting up our law enforcement
by: Alan Brown
BEST SPORTS NEWS
IN-DEPTH COVERAGE
BEST SPORTS SINGLE
EVENT STORY
1st: The Redstone
Rocket (Huntsville)
I wear this for the
other sixteen
by: Katie Davis
Skelley
2nd: The
Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
We wore the uniform
for our country
by: Amy Guckeen
Tolson
Associate Member Newspapers and
Active Member affiliate/free circulation products.
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Spear launch
by: Bryan Bacon
Gift Guide B8
School House B12
Sports B15
Calendar B22
sustainable solution to a
BAAA-A-D
problem
Goats move into
park, help clear
overgrown land
R
By ANA GOOD
ed Mountain Park has a new group
of residents — back permanently
following a temporary stay. A
herd of 150 Kiko goats now call
the park home, nestled among
RMP’s 1,500 acres.
The goats, part of RMP’s
“Long-Term Herbivore Browse
Program,” offer more than a new
sight to see. They are all working for their keep.
Each day, the goats do what they do best: eat. In
the process, they help clear land previously overrun
by invasive species such as kudzu and Chinese privet.
The goats are so successful at their task, RMP natural
BEST SPORTS
FEATURE STORY
Red Mountain has a group of new tenants: Kiko goats, which are used to clear the underbrush in
areas of the park. Photos by Frank Couch.
resource specialist Ian Hazelhoff said, that plans are
already in the works to have the goats clear other
overgrown areas of Birmingham as well.
Hazelhoff said this particular species of goats,
See GOATS | page B20
Homewood Star –
Headline
1st: Vestavia Voice
No Stopping Caden James
by: Ana Good
2nd: The Homewood Star
Like the wind
by: David Knox
3rd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Cotton Row 10K runner remembers
brother
by: Amy Guckeen Tolson
2nd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Remembering together
by: Bryan Bacon
3rd: Vestavia Voice
Ellie Waldrop
by: Sydney Cromwell
BEST NEWS PHOTO
1st: Village Living (Mountain Brook)
Leading the charge
by: Ron Burkett
Better Newspaper Contest
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Active Member affiliate/free circulation products.
3rd: Hoover Sun
Whispers From the Past
by: Sydney Cromwell
Respect, Honor,
Remember
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GRAPHICS OR
ILLUSTRATIONS
Memorial Day 2015
RedstoneRocket
www.theredstonerocket.com
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF PERSONNEL AT REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL
The Redstone Rocket –
Special Section
3rd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Hand over heart
by: Bryan Bacon
BEST SPORTS PHOTO
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Congressman makes the play
by: Bryan Bacon
2nd: Vestavia Voice
No Stopping Caden
James
by: Frank Couch
2nd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
Veterans Day 2015
by: staff
2nd: Vestavia Voice
Drowning fast facts
by: staff
3rd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
FMWR 2015
by: staff
3rd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
Do not stand at my grave and
weep
by: Kelley Lane, Bryan Bacon
1st: The Homewood Star
Sustainable solution to a BAAA-A-D
problem
by: Ana Good
2nd: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Career hits crescendo with next movement
by: staff
3rd: The Homewood Star
Beacon or blight
by: Oliver Morrison
BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
1st: The Madison Record
Madison Living, December
2015
by: staff
2nd: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
SMD 2015
by: staff
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Commentary
T
whispers
FROM THE PAST
1st: The Homewood
Star
Homewood
Homecoming
by: Scott Butler
Hoover Sun – Photo Essay
THIS WEEK
Intermittent
Trail Closure
Transmission Line Work
Creates Some Detours
MUSCLE SHOALS - The
Tennessee Valley Authority will
intermittently close a walking
trail on the Muscle Shoals
Reservation this summer while
a new transmission structure is
erected on the site beginning
Monday, April 13.
TVA decided to close public
access to the trail because
the transmission work will
be conducted near the path.
A secondary trail by-passing
the construction site will be
open. Appropriate signs and
barricades will be put in place
to route walkers onto the
detour trail.
The closure and re-routing is
necessary to ensure the safety
of the public.
The public can continue to use
the trail system and is reminded
to not cross any posted
barricade or construction tape.
TVA appreciates the public’s
understanding. The project is
expected to be completed by the
end of the summer. In the event
of bad weather, the work may
be extended or rescheduled.
See INTOLERANCE... on Page 15
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Healthy Kids at the
Y this Saturday
SHOALS– the YMCA
of the Shoals is hosting a
free community event on
Saturday, April
18 to inspire
more kids to keep
their minds and
bodies
active.
YMCA’s Healthy
Kids Day®, the
Y’s
national
initiative
to
improve health
April 18
and well-being
for kids and families, features
games, a bouncy house,
arts and crafts and more to
motivate and teach families
how to develop a healthy
routine at home.
Healthy Kids Day is
celebrated at nearly 1,300 Y’s
Check www.roarlions.com for complete schedules
Saturday, April 18 • 2pm (DH)
Sunday, April 19 • 1pm
SOFTball
Saturday, April 18 • 4pm (DH)
Sunday, April 19 • 2pm
Clinton, MS
See KIDS DAY... on Page 24
Annual Color Me Purple
and Gold Color
Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
For Tickets
call the Ticket Office 256-765-5466
or email Ticket Mgr. Jenn Sharp
at [email protected]
Registration is $25 for the 5K and
$15 for the 1 mile until April 1.
Pre-Registration ends on Wednesday,
April 15 and only pre-registered participants
are guaranteed t-shirts. Register online at
alumni.una.edu/color run or contact
Megan Lovelace at 256.765.4615 or
[email protected]
for more information!
Join the UNA Sportsman’s Club Today • 256-765-4185
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2nd: 280 Living (Birmingham)
Wife of a wounded warrior
by: Sydney Cromwell
THE ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT
VIGIL FOR VOCAL (Victims
of Crime and Leniency) takes
place on Tuesday April 21
at 7pm at Wilson Park in
Florence. The rain site is First
United Methodist Church on
Seminary Street. National
Crime Victims’ Rights Week is
April 19-25 with the theme,
Engaging Communities –
Empowering Victims. Crime
victims should be given the
information and assistance
they need to make informed
decisions about their own lives
as they recover. All victims
of crime are invited to attend
the vigil and light a candle
in memory of their loved
one to continue the healing
process. The keynote speaker
will be Darlene Hutchinson
Biehl, Victims’ Advocate
from Montgomery. Other
speakers will be from Rape
Response, The Cramer Center,
Healing Place, and Safeplace.
VOCAL will also be honoring
victims with a cross display
at Lauderdale County Court
House during Crime Victims
Rights Week.
SHOALS CELTIC CONCERTS
presents Scottish fiddler John
Taylor with Jil Chambless
and Scooter Muse at Trinity
Episcopal Church’s Mullen
Hall at 410 North Pine Street
in Florence on Tuesday,
April 21 at 7pm. Admission
is $12 in advance and $15
the day of the show. Tickets
are on sale at the Kennedy
Douglass Center for the Arts in
downtown Florence. Seating is
limited to 120.
beginning at Flowers Hall
Clinton, MS
at Mississippi College
across the country. It aims to
get more kids moving and
learning so they can keep
up the habit all
summer
long
– a critical outof-school
time
for kids’ health.
When kids are
out of school they
can face hurdles
that
prevent
from
2-4pm them
reaching their full
potential. These are related
to hunger, water safety,
learning, safe spaces to play,
and health. Each year the Y
helps over nine million youths
nationwide to hop the gap and
Saturday, April 18 • 9am
at Mississippi College
3rd: The Homewood Star
Rally 4 Rachel
by: Frank Couch, Cherie Olivier
Clockwise, from above: A member of the Medicine Tail Singers performs at Whispers from
the Past. A child learns to grind corn. William Wente rolls out clay to make a wedding bottle.
Medicine Tail Singers wait for their turn to dance. Visitors could fish in Aldridge Gardens’
lake at Whispers from the Past. Photos by Sydney Cromwell.
April 15, 2015
In A
Few
Words
baSeball
Shoals
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Happenin
he conscientious effort to guard
every citizen’s right to First
Amendment religious liberty
overwhelmingly passed the
Indiana legislature. The 1993
federal legislation it mirrors was
introduced by then representative
Chuck Shumer
(D- NY). It
received unanimous support
in the house and near
unanimous in the Senate. It
was signed into law by Bill
Clinton.
An errant court decision
regarding the religious rights
of Native Americans spurred
the bipartisan support for
the federal bill. It was based
on simple religious liberty
protection harmonious
with our constitutionally
guaranteed right to be free
TOM MAGAZZU
from unnecessary government
Editor
interference in the exercise of
our religious beliefs.
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration
Act (RFRA) granted no new rights to any
person regarding anything. It was essentially
a reaffirmation by the state and was ready for
Governor Mike Pence’s signature. Arkansas
governor Asa Hutchinson had similar
legislation on his desk.
Suddenly, the walls of hell seemed to break
loose. The media was convinced that this was
a heavy-handed assault on gay rights. Those
groups must have thought gun shops were
selling out of shotguns and every midsize city in
the state was erecting a set of gallows downtown.
1st: Hoover Sun
Whispers From the Past
by: Sydney Cromwell, Cherie
Olivier
BEST PHOTO
ESSAY
in the
Intolerance Meets
Christophobia
3rd: The Homewood Star
High School Football Preview
by: staff
Hoover Sun
B8 • November 2015
3rd: Village Living
(Mountain Brook)
Spartan Volleyball
by: Keith McCoy
2nd: The Redstone
Rocket (Huntsville)
Honor walk takes steps
to remember tragedy
by: Bryan Bacon
1st: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
Memorial Day 2015
by: staff
1st: The Redstone Rocket
(Huntsville)
Hall of Heroes 2015
by: Kelley Lane, Amy Guckeen
Tolson, Bryan Bacon
BEST HEADLINE
2nd: The Homewood Star
Soldier surprises wife
by: Jessa Pease
BEST SPECIAL
SECTION
So mister
editor, if
you do not make
our citizens aware
of this information
and a lottery
Angela Jackson
Muscle Shoals
pusher gets elected,
Biofuels Waste Energy you will be as
To the Editor:
responsible for our
For years US government agencies
state going under
have invested billions of our taxpayer
dollars into a biofuel dead end: turning
corn into ethanol, and genetically
as he is.
engineering crops, trees, algae and
Editor:
On behalf of the Be Nice Foundation
and Northwest Alabama Cancer Center,
I would like to thank everyone who
came out to enjoy our first annual walk
to help benefit the Caring and Sharing
program.
Special thanks go to the Easter Bunny
and kids who made the event a success.
microbes to make them all more easily
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ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL
FUNDRAISER is April 18 at
6pm at Sweetwater Depot in
East Florence. Please join us
for an exciting night of fun
activities including gaming, a
live auction, a silent auction,
raffle, and dinner. Tickets
for Casino Night are $40 per
person. Call St. Joseph School
at 256-766-1923 for ticket
information.
turned into fuel.
Now the Department of Energy is
dumping $36 million and more into
establishing a program to speed field
testing and deployment of engineered
high-energy crops across southern states.
Many of these are potentially invasive,
flammable and otherwise risky. This is in
conjunction with their absurdly named
PETRO (plants engineered to replace oil)
program. Enough is enough!
The amount of land, soil, fertilizers
and water required to grow enough
plant biomass to supplant even a modest
portion of fossil energy are astronomical.
It is time to stop wasting time and
money on a pathway to degrading
the lands, soils, waterways, farms and
forests. Tax dollars should be put to
better uses including support for public
transportation infrastructure, building
efficiency and energy conservation.
Rachel Smolker Ph.D.
Hinesburg, VT
Co-director of Biofuelwatch
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1st: The Homewood Star
Council members considering
regulations on vicious dog breeds
by: Sydney Cromwell
BEST USE OF SOCIAL
MEDIA
1st: The Redstone Rocket (Huntsville)
Weather updates
by: staff
2nd: The Madison Record
Social Media account updates
by: staff
3rd: Madison Weekly News
Facebook updates
by: staff
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Advertising Contest
DIVISION A
ADVERTISING
SWEEPSTAKES
BEST SINGLE AD OVER
1/2 PAGE - COLOR
1st: TimesDaily (Florence)
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2nd: The Birmingham News
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2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
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by: Lin Reynolds, Cherri Sutherland
BEST REGULARLY
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3rd: The Birmingham News
by: staff
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2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Shoals Lighting-Keeping It Cool
by: Lin Reynolds, Heather
McCarley
1st: The Decatur Daily
Decatur City Schools
by: Beth Parker
3rd: Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Chamber Music
Organization
by: staff
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
by: staff
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Last love letter to my sweetie
by: staff
Daily newspapers 22,000 circulation and above
1st: TimesDaily (Florence)
Shoals Woman of the Year Edition
by: Lin Reynolds
2nd: The Decatur Daily
Graduation
by: staff
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by: Rita Stricklin, Heather
McCarley
BEST SINGLE AD 1/2
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- COLOR
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Piggy Wiggly - Happy Birthday Jesus
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Single Ad Over 1/2 Page
Black & White
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Living Here in the Shoals
by: staff
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1st: Montgomery Advertiser
They Walked to Freedom
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2nd: The Birmingham News
Wedding Profiles
by: Terry Schrimscher
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3rd: The Birmingham News
College Profiles
by: Terry Schrimscher
BEST SINGLE AD OVER
1/2 PAGE - BLACK AND
WHITE
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Trane - It’s hard to stop Bama
by: staff
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Florence Alabama’s Renaissance City
by: Andrea Gray, Cherri Sutherland
2nd: The Birmingham News
Southern Industries - Clearly better
windows
by: Henry Anderson
3rd: The Decatur Daily
Lost Dog
by: Stephen Johnson
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
Crimson Pride
by: staff
TimesDaily – Innovative Online Advertising
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DIVISION A
BEST IN-PAPER
PROMOTION OF
NEWSPAPER
1st: The Dothan Eagle
Take a Peek-Wiregrass Top Homes
by: Traci Kimble
2nd: The Birmingham News
Every Down Counts
by: Chris Wong
3rd: The Decatur Daily
Decatur Daily congratulates 2015
graduates
by: staff
BEST ADVERTISING
CAMPAIGN
1st: The Dothan Eagle
Inside Accents - Mr. Bill campaign
by: Traci Kimble
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Buffalo Rock - Growing in the
Community
by: Tonya Kuhl
BEST
SIGNATURE
PAGE
Daily newspapers 22,000 circulation and above
tim
Ackley
1st: The Tuscaloosa News
Growing with West
Alabama
by: staff
2nd: The Decatur Daily
Babies on Easter
by: Beth Parker
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
West Alabama Supports Our
HOMETOWN HEAVYWEIGHT
by: staff
BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
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1st: The Decatur Daily
Smarty Plants
by: Rhonda Stennett
2nd: The Dothan Eagle
Jim Skinner - Stone Age
by: Taresa Lewis
3rd: The Decatur Daily
Ards Seafood
by: Rhonda Stennett
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
tnvalleybrides.com
by: staff
1st: The Birmingham News
Every Down Counts
by: Chris Wong
3rd: The Birmingham News
AL.com
by: staff
2nd: The Birmingham News
Southern Bath & Kitchen
by: Fred Fluker
BEST INNOVATIVE
ONLINE ADVERTISING SINGLE AD
3rd: The Birmingham News
Win a Tablet
by: Chris Wong
1st: The Birmingham News
Spring of Youth
by: Pam Wilson
BEST CLASSIFIED
DISPLAY AD
3rd: The Tuscaloosa News
Barkley Buick GMC Holiday Event
by: staff
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rutledge
2nd: The Birmingham News
Shoe Station
by: Chris Wong
3rd: The Birmingham News
Kroger - Let’s get grilling
by: Pam Wilson
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1st: Montgomery Advertiser
MontgomeryAdvertiser.com
by: staff
BEST ORIGINAL /
CREATIVE IDEA
2nd: The Tuscaloosa News
Toulmin Homes
by: staff
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on Easter Parade
ONLINE ADVERTISING Grand Prize Winner
Mister February
Mister March
3rd: The Birmingham News
Edwards Chevrolet
by: Lesley Delchamps
1st: The Birmingham News
Edwards Chevrolet
by: Lesley Delchamps
2012 Honda
CIVIC LX
2013 Honda
CR-V EX-L
Montgomery Advertiser –
Niche Publication
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Explore the Shoals
by: Lin Reynolds and staff
3rd: The Birmingham News
Hoover Chamber of Commerce
by: Elizabeth Chick, Don Taylor
Izzy Bradford
Birthdate: August 16, 2014
Weight/Length: 7 lbs., 3 oz.; 20 inches
Born at Madison Hospital
Parents: Cortney & Chad Bradford
Mister April
Morgan Luke James
Jouri La’Shawn Allen Jr.
Birthdate: February 28, 2014
Weight/Length: 8.5 lbs.; 20.5 inches
Born at Huntsville Women & Childrens
Parents: Dr. Terry James & Amber James
Birthdate: March 25, 2014
Weight/Length: 7 lbs, 5 oz.; 21 inches
Born at Madison Hospital
Parents: Jouri & Takarra Allen
Miss July
Miss August
Gavin Cole Foster
Alaina Grace Arnette
Presley Owens
Birthdate: April 7, 2014
Weight/Length: 8 lbs, 3 oz.; 20 inches
Born at Huntsville Hospital
Parents: Autumn & Scott Foster
Birthdate: July 22, 2014
Weight/Length: 7 lbs.; 20 inches
Born at Crestwood Medical Center
Parents: Sarah & Brad Arnette
Birthdate: August 26, 2014
Weight/Length: 8 lbs, 5 oz.
Born at Decatur General Hospital
Parents: Josh Owens & Megan White
Miss September
Mister October
Mister November
2nd: TimesDaily (Florence)
Kaleidoscope Florist & Designs L.L.C.
by: Lin Reynolds
3rd: TimesDaily (Florence)
UNA Wallpaper
by: Lin Reynolds
ONLINE REVENUE
BUILDER
1st: Montgomery Advertiser
334:Montgomery Flip Book
by: staff
Ellie Harper Jo Barnett
Collier Clairday
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Birthdate: September 9, 2014
Weight/Length: 6 lbs, 11 oz.; 20.75 Inches
Born in Decatur Alabama
Parents: Bryan & Shelley Barnett
Birthdate: October 1, 2014
Weight/Length: 8 lbs., 3 oz.; 20.75 inches
Born at Decatur Morgan Hospital
Parents: Heather & Jak Clairday
Birthdate: November 28, 2014
Weight/Length: 8 lbs., 5 oz.; 21 inches
Born at Decatur Morgan Hospital
Parents: Coty & Champagne Turner
The Decatur Daily –
Signature Page
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DIVISION B
ADVERTISING
SWEEPSTAKES
1st: The Daily Sentinel
by: Composing Department
2nd: Opelika-Auburn News
by: staff
3rd: The Cullman Times
by: Laurie Chapman and staff
BEST CLASSIFIED
PAGE OR SECTION
1st: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
by: composing department
2nd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
by: staff
3rd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
by: staff
BEST SINGLE AD 1/2
PAGE AND UNDER BLACK & WHITE
1st: The Outlook (Alexander City)
Big B Bar-B-Que
by: Audra Spears
2nd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
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by: Audra Spears
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3rd: The Clanton Advertiser
Real Estate Associates
by: Brandy Clackley
hunting, fishing, boating,
and so much more
BEST SINGLE AD
OVER 1/2 PAGE
- COLOR
EXPLORE
some of the country’s
most beautiful nature
EXPERIENCE
theatre, art, and relaxation
1st: The Daily Sentinel
(Scottsboro)
Foodland - Only the best
by: composing department
ENJOY
a place where you can
live, learn, and grow
ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT:
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see how the JCE
and
provides growth
our
support for
nomy
expanding eco
scenic beauty
one of many reasons Jackson County is
a place you would love to call home
The Daily Sentinel –
One-Time Special Section
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
The Clay Pot
by: composing department
BEST SINGLE AD
1/2 PAGE AND
UNDER - COLOR
1st: The Enterprise Ledger
Drew’s Bar & Lounge
by: Taresa Lewis
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn
News
Elegant Bridal Boutique
by: Abby Scroggins
3rd: The Daily Mountain Eagle
(Jasper)
Son’s Super Market
by: Malarie Brakefield
BEST SINGLE AD
OVER 1/2 PAGE BLACK & WHITE
MAY 2015
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The Outlook – Niche Publication
2nd: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
Cornerstone Christian, Best of
DeKalb
by: Mandi Cooper
1st: The Fort Payne
Times-Journal
Collinsville Health & Rehab
by: Mandi Cooper
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Mayor’s Ball
by: Gregory Curry
3rd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
Bice Chrysler Dodge
by: Audra Spears, Darlene Johnson,
Hallie Holloway
BEST IN-PAPER
PROMOTION OF
NEWSPAPER
1st: The Cullman Times
The Cullman Times Total Access
by: Alecia Shaw
2nd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Southern Charm Cover Model Search
by: composing department
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Tailgate on us!!!
by: composing department
BEST ADVERTISING
CAMPAIGN
1st: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
Northeast Alabama Community College
campaign
by: Tricia Clinton, Mandi Cooper
BEST REGULARLY
SCHEDULED SPECIAL
SECTION
1st: The Opelika-Auburn News
Weddings
by: staff
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Auburn-Opelika Women’s Expo
by: staff
3rd: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
Football Preview
by: staff
BEST ONE-TIME
SPECIAL SECTION
1st: The Selma Times-Journal
Selma to Montgomery Marches 19652015
by: staff
2nd: The Opelika-Auburn News
Barbasol Championship
by: staff
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Discover Jackson County
by: composing department
The Opelika-Auburn News –
Single Ad
1/2 Page & Under Color
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DIVISION B
Northeast Alabama
Community College
1965 - 2015
Celebra
ting 50 Years of Excellence
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community for 50 years.
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2nd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
TheDailySentinel.com
by: composing department
2nd: The Daily Home (Talladega)
Save a life - Adopt a pet
by: Fay Belcher, Jennifer Mashburn
3rd: The Opelika-Auburn News
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by: staff
3rd: The Fort Payne Times-Journal
Twin City Used Car Sale
by: Linda Stiefel
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1st: The Selma Times-Journal
Law Enforcement Officer Day
by: staff
2nd: The Cullman Times
Better Than Before
by: Chasity Barnett
2nd: The Outlook (Alexander City)
BRHS Wildcat Spirit Banner
by: Audra Spears ELECTION 2016
3rd: The Opelika-Auburn News
East Alabama Optical Shop
by: Christopher Griffin
Immigration
fuels Cruz-Rubio
Republican clash
3rd: The Selma
Times-Journal
MUSCATINE,
Iowa
(AP) — More than any
other issue, immigration is
driving the rivalry between Marco Rubio and
Ted Cruz, presidential rivals focusing on the divisive topic in their closing
messages to Republican
voters before the sprint to
the Iowa caucuses.
Cruz, a Texas senator
and tea party firebrand,
sees Rubio’s support for a
more forgiving immigration policy as his greatest
vulnerability among conservatives
who
overwhelmingly oppose a
pathway to citizenship for
immigrants in the country
illegally. Rubio, a Florida
senator, sees Cruz’s shifting rhetoric on immigration as a prime example of
a larger pattern of political
pandering.
Indeed, among the Republican Party’s two Hispanic
presidential
hopefuls, few issues offer a
clearer contrast in tone, if
not policy. Their competing
strategies played out in
early voting states on
Thursday as the freshman
senators pushed to separate themselves from the
crowded GOP field six
weeks before the first primary votes are cast.
“He’s going to have a
hard time because he’s not
told the truth about his position in the past on legalization,” Rubio said of
Cruz while campaigning in
Veterans Day page
by: staff
BEST NICHE
PUBLICATION
AP Photo
In this Dec. 14 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at left, speaks
in Las Vegas. Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at right, both have to deal with the political impact
of contradictory things they’ve said about immigration.
1st: The Cullman Times
Classic Cullman
by: Terry Connor and staff
Iowa. “It’s not an attack.
It’s a fact.”
“That is utter nonsense,”
Cruz said of Rubio’s charge
while talking to reporters
in Las Vegas. He declined
to say what he would do
with the estimated 11 million immigrants in the
country illegally, but accused Rubio of joining with
Democrats to support
“amnesty.”
Cruz was referencing
Rubio’s leading role in a bipartisan group of senators
who crafted an immigration reform package in
2013 that aimed to
strengthen border security,
overhaul legal immigra-
tion and allow a pathway
to citizenship for millions
of immigrants in the country illegally. The Senate
approved the bill, but it
was blocked by House Republicans and widely attacked by conservatives.
Once the bill’s leading
salesman, Rubio distanced
himself from his own plan
as the presidential contest
neared, suggesting it was a
mistake to push for comprehensive
legislation.
He’s now calling for a
piecemeal approach that
begins with border security and offers a pathway
to legalization only after
the influx of illegal immi-
gration is stopped.
In Iowa and elsewhere,
Rubio’s support for legalization still lingers in the
minds of many conservatives.
“I think he might be a
little weak there,” said
Muscatine resident Jim
Simmons, 49, who’s still
deciding between Rubio
and Cruz.
Often playing defense on
immigration, the Florida
senator shifted to offense
this week by going after
Cruz’s evolving rhetoric.
Rubio, who previously
emphasized criticism of
Cruz’s national security
positions, said his rival’s
repeated attacks on immigration left him little
choice but to examine the
Texan’s record on the
issue.
“I was attacked by Ted
Cruz on the debate stage
and I responded by saying
I’m puzzled by his attacks
on this,” Rubio said, accusing Cruz of using “crafty
language.” ‘’He’s the one
that for example, supports
doubling the number of
green cards. He’s the one
that supports a 500 percent increase in guest
workers into the United
States, and he’s the one
that supported legalization and legalizing people
2nd: The Cullman Times
Faith & Family
Trump
saysstaff
he’s been ‘little bit divisive’ in GOP race
by:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One day
after a debate clash with Jeb Bush,
Donald Trump said he’s been “a little bit divisive” and wants to see Republicans come together.
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show Wednesday,
the GOP presidential candidate
looked relaxed as Kimmel queried
him about campaign issues.
Trump, who has argued for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States, said he’s
gotten calls of thanks from friends
who are Muslim.
“Those may have been crank
calls,” Kimmel replied, smiling.
The ABC host then turned to immigration, using the example of his
on-air sidekick, Guillermo Ro-
driguez, to question Trump’s call for
mass deportation.
Kimmel said Rodriguez came to
the United States illegally from
Mexico but went through the legalization process.
He suggested to Trump that people who are willing to risk everything to get to the United States are
good for the country.
Trump was unfazed, calling Hispanics “unbelievable people” but not
backtracking on his position. He
called for a Mexico-U.S. border wall
with “a big beautiful door” for legal
entry.
Kimmel said it appeared Trump
had made an effort to be nicer to his
fellow candidates in the debate, including lauding Sen. Ted Cruz’s
that are in the country illegally.”
Cruz insisted that’s not
the case during Tuesday’s
debate, declaring, “I have
never supported legalization, and I do not intend to
support legalization.”
Although Cruz has long
opposed an explicit path to
citizenship for people in
the country illegally, he
has supported broadening
legal immigration in some
cases.
And as part of the immigration reform debate in
2013, Cruz introduced legislation that proposed
eventual legal status for
millions.
His bill, an amendment
to Senate immigration legislation, proposed stripping out the option of
citizenship. Instead, he
told the Senate in June
2013, his amendment
would set up a process so
that “those who are here illegally would be eligible
for what is called RPI
(Registered Provisional
Immigrant) status, a legal
status, and, indeed, in time
would be eligible for legal
permanent residency.”
While Cruz has defended that course on multiple occasions in the
Senate and in interviews,
on Thursday he said he
was simply calling his opponents’ bluff.
“By calling their bluff,
we defeated amnesty. We
beat it,” Cruz said.
3rd: The Daily Sentinel (Scottsboro)
Willow Creek
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Honoring our Nation’s Heroes
by: Jessica Henderson
3rd: The Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper)
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by: Malarie Brakefield
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Hartselle woman
in China, but they want to open nesses were concerned about business, but that’s not our prirobbed at gunpoint
one in the U.S. He said they Diamond Pro’s printing busi- mary business.”
will be producing barbells, rub- ness. Currently there are at least Diamond Pro is asking the
Two men were arrested after an area woman
Diamond Pro is planning to ber weights and other weight- four other printers in Hartselle. city to abate all noneducational
reported being robbed at
open a manufacturing facility lifting and exercise equipment Turrentine said that their print- property taxes totaling $4,706
ing business isn’t the main part per year and taxes related to the
gunpoint inside her resiin the Hartselle-Morgan County at their Hartselle plant.
construction that aren’t used for
dence late Saturday eveIndustrial Park that will employ They have current installed of their company.
ning.
up to 24 employees that with a weight rooms at South Alabama “It’s probably less than five education estimated at $5,100
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Springs
Commission
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strong the week leading up to of last-minute gift shoppers.”
approves changes
Clif Knight
Desean
“Some of us merchants got me it produced good results,” she
Christmas Day.”
Hartselle Enquirer
Griffin,
18, board
to CBD
“We’ll be going to market in a together and agreed to keep our said, “and were impressed with
of 182 TapChatman
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scott
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the
convenience
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shoppers,”
lar
merchandise
lines
and
adding
central business district received
in
Hartselle
ning
Commission has
a shot in the arm during the new ones,” she added. “We’re she pointed out. “We had a great Hines said she is optimistic
were both changing the
approved
very optimistic about the New turnout, and we’ll be looking for about Hartselle’s business outChristmas holidays.
charged
Central Business District
special ways to accommodate look.
“It was great – our best one Year.”
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degree.
members
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and each one has surpassed the another Main Street retailer. “My merce, complimented the mer- in other places,” she pointed out.
currently
in the board is
Currently,
“I
expect
2015
to
be
a
good
year
chants
that
observed
extended
loyal
customers
patronized
me
other. Gift buying was especially
custody
Griffin
made ofat five members
for business growth in Hartselle.”
just like before and we had a lot Thursday shopping hours.
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town Hartselle.
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Hartselle Enquirer
for
applicants
the number of business
Engineers from Sain Associates Sparkman Street at the intersec- Mayor Don Hall said that while
Just
before
midnight
owners would decrease on
to
Saturday,
dispatch
received
The average price of gas in Ala- have recommended that Spark- tions of Chestnut and Hickory the proposal is radical, he believes
Habitat
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Hartselle
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tinue to fall as 2015 continues,
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peratures
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will
be no yardawaste
pick
overcrowding,
unsafe
family
vehicles
before
when
digits
Wednesday
and
Thursto
purchase
business
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Hartselle Enquirer
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accordingwanted
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this week.
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said wind
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system
income
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meetthan
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ness
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some,
but
it’s
tures
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Hopkins found custodian Billy Eason working
red
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to
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2014-2015
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Memnormally
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a shift
of what
people
are
Chase
there’s
a slight
chance
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31. If purchased after
in a classroom at Eva School. “Do you know who
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asked
the
students.
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our
Staff
Teachers
of
the
Year
Friday
morning.
ofHartselle
DecemberPolice
and January in the
on construction
and
and
noon
Thursday. Chief Ron
subject
to a $15sites
percent
Enquirer Photo: Clif Knight
A party of seven central office personnel headed Member of the Year.”
school
year.
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last day
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participate in
enjoying
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price
drop.
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thebudget
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interest
the three schools where the honorees work. They they formed a victory line and cheered as he
changes
to inthe
at said.
this
Agency
and
the
National
homeowner
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“No
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interested
in
sure,”
said.
unlikely
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said the
wind“It’s
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would
submitted
by
mail
as long
was teaching her kindergarten students at Danroses, gift baskets and helium-filled balloons.
tle
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last
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there
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late
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postmarked
ville-Neel
Elementary
School.
Cynthia
Weaver
was
teaching
an
early
childyear
at
this
time,
but
we
still
Morgan
County
5 at
veteran added. “Choosing Hartselle as our home
Habitat
office
atMarch
256-340change
our
gasoline
fund,
but any
Clif Knight
day
and
remain
there
throughout
not
later
than
Jan.
31.
Her
students
applauded
loudly
when
she
was
hood
development
class
at
Brewer
High
School
believe they will be very close
6:30
p.m.
at Brewernotices
High
was one of the best decisions we’ve made in our
9609
to pre-qualify.
The
Hartselle Enquirer
Thursday.
The worst
of the Craft
cold
License
renewal
when Hopkins appeared and announced her as 50 years of marriage.”
to what we’ve
budgeted,”
School.
pre-qualification
deadline
See
County,
Page
A-8
will
move
out
of
the
area
Friday.
were
mailed
to
approxiSee Gas,
A-8
said. “The revenues
arePage
a little
will be
heldalso
in
isThe
Feb.class
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Fred Langston retired as a partner/pharmacist Langston said he has no regrets about his long
Morgan
County
director
mately
addresses
flat
compared
to EMA
last year,
but
the
of in
the
school.
visitcafeteria
the Habitat
website
at
at Gilchrist Pharmacy Dec. 31 after a 47-year career in pharmacy.
Eddie
Hicks
the
first
week
Decemit appears
likerecommended
they’re wherethat
we
The
class is free and should
“The upside is meeting the people and doing
www.morganhabitat.org.
career.
people
stay
inside
if possible.
ber.
expected
them
to be.”
be
approximately
2
hours
what
you
can
to
improve
their
quality
of
life,”
The St. Clair County native found his way to
“So
we have
not ofhad
anyThe far,
Hartselle
Board
Educain length.
Hartselle in 1968 thanks to a classified ad pub- he pointed out. “I worked in drug stores in other
body
come aforward
offering
a
tion passed
budget with
$29.7
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lished in a pharmaceutical magazine by Hartselle places, and I can truthfully say Hartselle folks
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in revenue
andexposed
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Unitedlooks
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National
fill
are the nicest and friendliest you will find anyHospital.
to
cold,” However,
he stated Tuesday
the annual meeting of the
in the
expenses.
the genWeather Service (NWS).
“The hospital was looking for a pharmacist, and where.”
morning.
“But
that’s
something
Morgan
Cattlemen’s
Enquirer Photo:
Clif Knight
eral fund budget is expected to
Its board
missionopenings
is to collect
withCounty
Gilchrist
PharmaI was working part-time at a hospital in Gadsden Langston was affiliated
that
would
become
necessary
Association
at
Hartselle
High
decline by $300,000, leaving the
Lance
Fowler
speaks
to
the
Hartselle
Youth
Baseball
Board
about
organizational
changes
being
reports
of
localized
severe
cy
as
a
working
partner
for
38
years.
He
and
Bob
and
attending
college
in
Birmingham,”
recalled
should
area with
lose power.”
School.changed
“Sixty million
people
school the
system
about $7.65
The City of Hartselle is
weather.
made this “I
year.
the name
of
Langston.
made an appointment to interview Smith, an original partner,
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think gas prices
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to the
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general
accepting
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Forlowmore
information,
Gilchrist
with Orval Sparkman, and he hired me as the the business from Gilchrist-Burks
today
making sanitizer
will go thisthe
holiday
classes
in foreign
countries.
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following
contact
CounPharmacy
Preuitt
became his
parthospital’s first full-time pharmacist.”
able
at the deficit
entrances
andwe
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to
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Maze in 1977. Mike
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protein
in
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Hartselle
Enquirer
their
diet
and
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love
our
jected,” Craft said. “I hope that
Below
$2 (57%) Board, four
Cemetery
4620.
to raise ourClif
twoKnight
boys at the time,” 2014
the U.S.
Army
See Langston,
Page
A-8
as follows:
sions,
while
not set in
stone,
Page A-8
beef.”
we will be ableSee
to Chill,
beat that.”
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(24%)
expired
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made said
with Alabama
majority board
Hartselle Enquirer
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producers
Morgan
beef is
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year
terms;
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Below $1.75
(16%)
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Dixie
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County
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Review
Board,
Below
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more
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are seeing postseason
some of theallhighforeign
markets,
even
through
expenses in its general fund, and
position,
four
year
term;
model
for kids
nowofparticipatHartselle Youth Baseball star tournaments.
For full obituaries,
see page
A-2
est prices ever, and experts
the “back
door”
China. The
the anticipated balance would
Library
Board,
expired
See our new
onlineone
question
at
with an indeing Alabama
in travel ball.
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expect Dixie
that success
to conbeef industry has an
keep Hartselle well above three
position, four year term;
league
format
offering Heeconomic
said 450impact
Hartselle
kids
•www.hartselleenquirer.com:
Stanley Eddy
board of directors came under pendent
tinue
into the
future.
of $524.5
months of expenses.
and Parks and Recreation
play
dates
on
Monday,
Tuesplayed
Dixie
ball
in
2014
while
heavy
criticism
from
a
crowd
of
•
Mary
Lou
Atkins
Woody
Clark,
president
of
Amari’
has
the
same
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as
Joy
Haynes
million
and
creates
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At the end of December, Craft
Board,
one expired
posiShould
Priceville
pass a oneand Friday.
an estimated
100 ‘That’s
chose Amore.’”
to play
about 100 coaches, parents and day, Thursday
•tion,
Martha
Yarbrough
Davis
the Alabama
Cattlemen’s
Dean
Hartselle
Enquirer
jobs. Martin’s
said the school system was near
fiveBruce
year
term.
sales
tax
build
a civic
Saturday
play the
travelTheir
fans at a meeting at Sparkman • Eliminated
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attributes
other 2014,
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Katherine
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are availfor everyone
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is to parodied
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of
center?
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prices
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is Blake”
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with
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increase
in demand
from
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themselves
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and ranked
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City Hall
the fields
for tournadecision
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eign videos
countries.
and
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of Champions”
parowith
parodying
traditionthe U.S.
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RoyCity’s
Erskin Mims
Craft said the majority of the
website. Appliball
on that
ents,”
Mizell
said.
approved by the board at meet- ment al
“Realistically,
I expect
those
died
after
“Somewhere
Over
songs
withday.
Alabama
football
Also
at the
Morgan County
school system’s revenues from
cations must be turned into
Mizell
saidbeef
all prices
three todeciings in October and
November
higher
contin- the
Rainbow.”
lyrics.
Enquirer
Photo: Brent Maze
Cattlemen’s
Association’s
property and other taxes come in
For
full
obituaries,
see
page A-2
the City Clerk’s office
by
See Baseball, Page A-8
for the
five years,”
Estesnext
of Falkville
and Mason, a traveling evangelist
duringBryant
December
andwife
January.
Mike
and his
Joyce receive the Innovative Cattleman of the ueDawn
Fri., Jan. 31, at 4 p.m.
Clark said
Saturday
during and former pastor at Trinity
Michael
Mason
of Hartselle
• Michael L. Harvey
Year award from Doyle Whitlow and Rassie Wallace.
See
Cattlemen,
Page
A-11
have collaborated on three Baptist church, is the singer in
• Tim Smith
videos, with the most watched each video. He said he sings
• Bobbie Ann Douglas
video having over 85,000 views often, but had never done any• Richard White
thing like this before. Estes
on YouTube.
• J.V. ‘Pete’ Johnson
Estes, Falkville’s town clerk, wanted him to perform the song
• Carolyn A. Clemons
ment she
for knew
the Relay
Life
Joy Haynes
he wasfor
an avid
said she began
writing the first since
event at fan
J.P. and
Caina Stadium
• Harry Range
Hartselle
talented
song lyrics
afterEnquirer
the Iron Bowl Alabama
May 15, which will include
• Either Mae Kinney
singer.
game in November.
full obituaries,
page A-2
live
music
and
volleyball
and
Hartselle
Relay
for
Life
has
• For
Dorothy
Johnsonsee
Hudgins
“I was riding in the car, and “I called Michael because I
cornhole
tournaments
among
started
their
monthly
meetings
• Junior Taylor
I just started writing some lyr- had heard him sing before, and
other
activities.
for
the
year
in
order
to
prepare
•
Mike Wiggins
ics down,” Estes said. “I have knew he would be great,” Estes
Leaders
are
encouraged
to
for the annual Relay for Life
• James Howard Tolbert
Enquirer Photo: Joy Haynes always playfully associated said. “I’m not a singer, so I stick
bring
canned
food, 2-packs of
event lyrics
in May.
• Doris Maxine Thrasher
writing
the lyrics.”
with my thoughts, to
Michael Mason, left, sings traditional songs with rewritten Alabama foot- song
They
their
first com• Phillip Voyles
theheld
Amari
Copper
song paper towels or 4-packs of toiball lyrics by Dawn Estes in three YouTube videos that have recently and
mitteetomeeting
night let paper to the Jan. 26 team
• Elsie Bennett Hill
came
me. TheMonday
song ‘That’s
See Video,for
Page
A-8
Spirit
at Holy Smoke BBQ, and the captains’ meeting
received attention.
• Bonnie Eaton Dobbins
first team captains’ meeting Points.
• Kenneth Ray Floyd
will follow Mon., Jan. 26 at Additional teams are still
• Melanie Gwen Rogers
invited to join Hartselle Relay
Kids Kastle at 6 p.m.
• Carl ‘Bo’ Campbell
The team captains’ meet- for Life. They are encouraged
• Michelle Marie Crow
ing will offer a dinner for a to attend a team captains’ meet• Betty Self Mahaffey
donation that will benefit the ing or contact Tresa McGhee
• Bobby Dale Ball
Stomping Every Cancer Team, at [email protected]
• Lloyd E. McAbee
who will be providing the Other team captains’ meet• Charles ‘Chuck’ Cathers
ings will be held at Kids Kastle
meal.
• Vernon White
Teams will discuss the “One beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 23,
World One Hope” theme and March 30 and April 27.
Enquirer Photo: Brent Maze ways to individualize it for
Updates can be found on their
Relay for Life supporters David Halbrooks and his mother Ronna walk each team. Team captains will Facebook page “Relay for Life
also begin planning entertain- of Hartselle, AL.”
during the event last year.
Brent Maze
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