When the Class 5A, Area 10 softball tournament begins May 1 at Lincoln, the Cleburne County Tigers will open against Clay Central at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Tigers and the Volunteers split their regular-season series.

Cleburne County’s Board of Education unanimously agreed on a number of transfers, resignations and hires during a Tuesday meeting at its central office.

Jamie Smith was approved for a one-year principal contract at Ranburne Elementary to start July 1 and end on June 30, 2019.

In early June, my daughter, her family, and I went to Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. to watch the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She lives near there and has been to the cemetery several times with friends and family who visit. She had tips on where we should stand as we watched: on the right section of the steps as we faced the Tomb Guard Sentinel who paced back and forth, heels clicking with each turn, rifle on his shoulder. She had to whisper to tell us her reasoning: one of the most interesting things to see is when an accompanying sentinel, called the, walks ahead of the oncoming sentinel, pausing as they enter from the right. Usually, the commander turns sharply, faces the sentinel, and conducts a minutes-long inspection of the sentinel’s rifle and uniform.