Free Concert In The Park Saturday
Join "Straight Shift" at the John Barnes Park amphitheater in Ardmore, TN, Saturday July 31 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for a free concert. The band will be performing hits from the past on the amphitheater stage with the newly painted mural.
Members of Straight Shift are Kim Owen, Sydney Harris, Tommy Davis, Jimmy Pinkston, Ray Widner and Charlie Gillium.
According to Mayor Mike Magnusson, there will be hot dogs, drinks and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the kids and enjoy an evening in the park.
Road Improvements Begin Wednesday
Lanes on U.S. 31 and Hobbs Street will be intermittently closed starting Wednesday, July 28, for Midtown Centre access improvements. Lane closures will occur off and on over the next two weeks as the contractor makes improvements at the U.S. 31/Hobbs Street intersection.
Collins And Owens Chosen For Marching Southerners
Chloe Collins of Ardmore, AL, and Chelsea Owens of Harvest, AL, will be a part of the world-renowned Marching Southerners at Jacksonville State University for 2021-2022.
Chelsea Owens is one of four drum majors selected to lead band. A graduate of Sparkman High School, Owens is a Biology major.
Chloe Collins of Ardmore, AL, has been named saxophone section leader for the Marching Southerners. Collins, a graduate of Ardmore High School, is majoring in Music at JSU.
About Jacksonville State University: Founded in 1883 as a state teachers college, Jacksonville State University has grown from humble beginnings into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs. Located in the Appalachian foothills midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU offers more than 150 courses of study, including over 40 online programs, at the undergraduate and graduate level. To learn more, visit www.jsu.edu, call 1-800-231-JAX1 or e-mail email@example.com.
Members of Straight Shift who will be playing music from the past and present at a free concert Saturday, July 31, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the John Barnes Park in Ardmore, TN are from left, Jimmy Pinkston, Kim Owen, Ray Widner, Tommy Davis, Sydney Harris and Charlie Gillium.
Lewter To Represent 5th Congressional District YRFA
"I am very grateful for this exciting opportunity, said Kyle Lewter of Ardmore, Alabama after receiving 65% of the vote in his district. "I'd like to thank everyone for affording me the opportunity to run for office."
Kyle H. Lewter was elected to represent the entire 5th Congressional District of Alabama at the bi-annual Young Republican Federation of Alabama (YRFA) state convention. Lewter's district encompasses the counties of Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, and most of Jackson.
The night before the convention and elections, Lewter and his fellow young republicans enjoyed watching the Montgomery "Biscuits" play baseball at the Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. Governor Ivey joined the YRFA members in the executive suite, speaking of the importance of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama.
After Governor Ivey finished speaking, she spent time meeting with those in attendance. Lewter spoke with Governor Ivey and presented her with an official Space Force Patch. "I always enjoy getting to see Governor Ivey. She always praises North Alabama and was grateful for the patch." Governor Ivey said she looks forward to the future of Space Force.
Lewter spent the rest of the night meeting and speaking with other young republicans from across Alabama. "I knew I was going to run for office," Lewter said.
"I made it a point to talk to every person the night before the elections. I believe the best way to campaign is not with buttons and signs but by just speaking to as many people as you can."
On the day of the convention, Lewter spent some time in the morning talking to people about his plans for the Fifth Congressional District. In his election speech, he thanked everyone for attending the convention.
Serving meals at the Elkton Police Department Swamp John's fundraiser Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in the Elkton Community Room in support of the upcoming Rodeo are from left, Chief Ike Braden, Josh Simmons, Paige Bolton and Officer Josh Davis
Open House August 3 At Ardmore High School
Ardmore High School will host an Open House Tuesday, August 3, for students and parents. Several activities have been planned beginning at 3:30 Tuesday and continuing until 7:00 p.m.
Food trucks will be set up in the gym parking lot from 3:30 until 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by for snacks or dinner from the food trucks.
The High School gym lobby will be open from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. Clubs, organizations, college and military will have information available to students. During this time, students can also purchase lockers and parking passes. Football season tickets and parking passes will also be available.
The cafeteria will be open from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. to complete free and reduced lunch applications (also benefits class fee/exam reductions).
A Back-to-School Pep Rally and short parent/guardian orientation will be held in the high school gym at 5:00 p.m.
Students and parents will have the opportunity to visit each of their classes from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. A 10-minute class schedule with bells will be observed so that students can meet their teachers and feel more comfortable on the first day of school.
Piney Grove Baptist Church Backpack, School Supplies Give-A-Way Successful
Participating in the School Supply Give-Away, sponsored by Piney Grove Baptist Church, Saturday, July 24, at the Ardmore, AL Park when over 140 backpacks filled with school supplies were given to area children are, from left, David Whitten, Mike Griffin, Pastor Aaron Armstrong,Tim Fogg, Mayor Billy Shannon, Lewis Norris and Tony Fogg. (courtesy photo)
LifeSouth Blood Drive Slated In Memory of Kaley Greer
A Lifesouth Blood Drive will be held Saturday, August 14, in memory of Kaley Greer. The drive will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Sardis Springs Baptist Church.
Kaley, a 16-year-old student at Ardmore High School, died August 15, 2016.
Friends and relatives of Kaley and her family who live outside the area may donate at any LifeSouth facility by stating that they are donating in memory of Kaley.
Piney Grove Baptist Church members, from left, Lisa Camp, Allena Fogg and Angie Fogg help with the School Supply Give-Away Saturday, July 24, at Ardmore, AL Town Park. (courtesy photo)
Giving out school supplies Saturday, July 24, at Ardmore, AL Park are, from left, Kasey Beaty, Mary Ivey and Jamie Ivey. (courtesy photo)
Helping give out backpacks filled with school supplies to area children Saturday, July 24, at Ardmore, AL Town Park are Piney Grove Baptist Church members, from left, seated, Julie Armstrong, Will Ivy, and Brenda Morrow; standing, Neal Norris and Yolandia Eubanks. (courtesy photo)