Scouts experienced activities at a whole new level this past month when they learned about the sport called “bouldering.” Bouldering is climbing on rocks and cliffs without getting more than fifteen feet off of the ground. 

Gage Gardner of Wellborn Elementary School was recently announced as a statewide winner of the SmartArt Contest sponsored by Alabama’s 529 college savings program, CollegeCounts.

Lagina Fillingim is the director of the RMC Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps support Regional Medical Center. The RMC Foundation is hosting its second annual Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee in May. The gala raises money for a scholarship fund for local high school seniors.

Dylan Glass of Hazel Green placed first overall (time 1:26:10) in the Chief Ladiga Half Marathon held Dec. 3 in Jacksonville.

Maynard Cooper & Gales of Birmingham recently announced Anniston native Brian Robbins has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice as an associate.

Tena King worked in education and with nonprofits for nearly 17 years before opening King’s Olive Oil Company in Gadsden. King’s Olive Oil Company was recently awarded “Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” by the Business Council of Alabama and Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. Ki…

Pvt. Ataliya Morgan of Anniston graduated Dec. 9, 2016, from basic training in the U.S. Marines. She is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and is in Platoon 4044 November Co.

Pvt. Sierra Guerrero of Anniston graduated Dec. 2, 2016, from basic training in the U.S. Marines. She is a graduate of Weaver High School and is in Platoon 4042 Papa Co.