Richard Madden, retired basketball coach, from White Plains High School, was recently honored and bid farewell by several of his former players.

Bonnie Garrett, daughter of John and Linda Garrett of Lineville, recently received the Alabama Project Lead the Way Teacher of the Year award at Auburn University and the National Education Association Foundation Teaching Excellence award in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lynde Nanson, the Upper School mathematics teacher at The Donoho School, was recently chosen to participate in the Teacher Leadership program of the park City Mathematics Institute in Utah this summer.

Walter Lawson is known in local nursing homes and jail ministries as "the singing chaplain." Lawson says he may not be the best singer, but he takes his direction from the Psalm that tells every living thing to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord."

Ten Islands Camp of The Sons of Confederate Veterans annual Lee-Jackson Banquet was held at the Alexandria Community Center Feb. 11, to celebrate the memory of two great Southern Patriots who defended their homeland with honor and distinction.

Derrell Calloway is the board president for Cheaha Creative Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to providing fine arts education to the community. Calloway worked in human resource management before becoming an elementary school teacher, and he is now working as assistant principal at Weaver High Sc…

Petty Officer Third Class Jesse Seaman, a 2013 Piedmont High School graduate and Piedmont native was awarded the Warrior of Week Award serving aboard USS Abraham Lincoln.

The Dorcas Art and Social Club, under the direction of Sigrid Beard, designed a quilt with patches from postal cards with different poses of events in Dr. King's life.

NobleBank & Trust, a community bank in Calhoun and Jefferson Counties, recently announced the promotion of Jeremy Farr, vice president and head of operations, to senior vice-president and chief operations officer.