Thursday, October 20, 2016


ELKMONT SCHOOL *Announcement Link
*Cross Country @ Athens Bible School Invitational; 3 pm

*Dominoes, billiards, TV, joker and other games, 9:30 a.m.

SENIOR CENTER *Dominoes, billiards, TV, joker and other games, 9:30 a.m.   

ELKMONT SCHOOL *Announcement Link 
*Football @ Clements; Kickoff: 7 pm

12th Annual Rails to Trails 10K 
*10K - 8 pm
*1 Mile Fun Run - 9:30 am 
Rails to Trails Fall Color Ride or Walk   
Enjoy all the beautiful fall colors by horseback, bicycle or foot.

*count your blessings, one by one
Rails to Trails Fall Color Ride or Walk   
Enjoy all the beautiful fall colors by horseback, bicycle or foot.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Our local girl scout troop, #1134, is doing their first full tummy drive in the community this weekend. They are placing plastic bags with fliers on mailbox flags and front doors, asking the community for their help in collecting the items.They will be going to the Elkmont Rural Village, Clearmont Subdivision, homes around the High School and Downtown Elkmont.
For more information:
Lisa Coats Burroughs - 256-777-4748
Beth Hawkins

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Another beautiful angel has joined our Elkmont community. 

Abigail Kate Dowd was born Thursday, Sept. 29th at 11:32 a.m., 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces. Her parents are Joseph and Stephanie Dowd.  

Doting grandparents are David and Vickie Dowd of Elkmont 

and Royce Russell and Rhonda DeAngelis of Athens.

Babies Don't Stay Babies Long

Monday, October 17, 2016


Marshall Eugene Turner, age 89 of Athens, Alabama passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home. Mr. Turner was born on November 4, 1926 in Elkmont, Alabama to Oscar Ascie and Geneva Collins Turner.

Mr. Turner was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Gary Turner, his parents, Oscar and Geneva Turner, and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by 3 sons, Larry Turner and wife Martha of Athens, Anthoney Turner of Ardmore, and Tim Turner of Athens; 5 daughters, Patsey Gulley and husband Joe of Fayetteville, TN, Angie Allender and husband Bobby of Hartselle, Marsha Jean Robinson and husband Eric of Salem, Vanessa Craig and husband Dan of Athens, Penny Moore and husband Phillip of Elkmont, and Carol Barnes and husband Marcus of Ardmore; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Nora Osborne of Ardmore, Emma Robinson of Decatur, and Audrey Living of Elkmont, 1 brother, Nolan Turner and wife Jannie of Owens Crossroads, and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Turner will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Logan officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 in the Chapel. Burial will take place in the Antioch Cemetery in Elkmont, Alabama.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Turner’s grandsons.

Mr. Turner was a WWII Veteran, and retired from Redstone Arsenal. He was a member of Sweet Springs Baptist Church.


This year's Boo at the Boss is October 27. If you are wondering what "Boo at the Boss" is, Hill Spirit is sharing a blast from the the past so you can see all the fun.

The annual Boo at the Boss Halloween 2014 Elkmont's community event is over but so many cute pictures to share.  Over 1000 trick or treaters (sixth grade and under) were at the football field last night to enjoy the festivities.  

Established during the "Don and Jodie
Jacobs" football program years, this event has grown since it began in 2008 as a "give back" activity to the people of Elkmont from the football team and cheerleaders.  It has now become a tradition that many of the high school sports and clubs participate in; joined by other groups in the community. If you missed it, be sure to make plans to attend next year.

Facebook Thoughts:

Amazing "Boo at the Boss"!! Yet another reason Elkmont is the best place in the world to live!! Thanks to all who helped make it great!

I'm speechless at all the kids who showed up for "Boo at the Boss" tonight! Elkmont is such a wonderful community to live in! A HUGE thank you to everyone who had a hand in getting it ready this year! 

Boo at the Boss was a success!! Great night was had by all. Great to see all of our Elkmont families last night. Hoping to see everyone again at the Harvest Festival!!!!

2014 BOO at the BOSS was THE BEST EVER! Thank you to all who made this night possible. It takes a lot of work and planning for this event and your willingness to paint and carve pumpkins, donate money for candy, assist with setup, or just devote your time.. it is all appreciated. I love that
this has become an EHS tradition. A HUGE thanks to MaryJane Hobbs for her contribution. To Jodie Johns Jacobs and Crystal Mizell Newsom, thanks for starting this event that the ELKMONT community has come to enjoy year after year. WE have the BEST student athletes, cheerleaders, and band at EHS!!

Boo at the Boss was a success for Thorne...He hasn't stopped talking about it! Love our town...Proud to be an ELKMONT DEVIL!


Congratulations to the following students for being selected to be a part of the Project CEO Student Advisory Team. These students will spearhead the redesign of our Library Media Center using $55,000 from a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant. 

Madison Barnes, Stephanie Bates, Wendi Crawford 
Walton Ferguson, Braydon Girty, Brantley Hammock
Kylee Haney, Gracie McMahan, Chloe Murphy 
Amber Pulliam, Cassidy Ridgeway, Anna Schrimsher 
Andrew Teeples and James Walts

Saturday, October 15, 2016


The 12th Rails to Trails 10K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is October 22. The weather for later this October is supposed to be typical for an Alabama fall and the Elkmont leaves will be nearing their peak. A fantastic time to run under the trees. 

This will be an opportunity for the whole family to participate. Walkers as well as runners and those in-between are invited to enjoy the fall color that can be found along the race route.


2016 is the 12th Annual Rails to Trails 10K.  After 10 successful years of organizing this race, the Elkmont Lions Club passed the baton to the Elkmont High School Cross Country/Track & Field teams.  Proceeds from this race will benefit the track and cross country programs at Elkmont High School and we look forward to carrying on the tradition of a well organized, well attended and fun race!  

The 10K will start promptly at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 22, 2016!  The 1 mile fun run (it's free) will start promptly at 9:30 am.  Entry Fee is $20.  Race T-shirts will be given to 10K participants until supplies run out.  The quicker you register, the better the chances you will get a shirt.

* Make checks payable to Elkmont High School

Early Pick-up and Later Registration: 
Oct 21 @ Elkmont Town Hall; 5-8 pm

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up: October 22 @ Elkmont Town Hall; 6:30 - 7:45 am


The Rails to Trails 10K is a Certified course (AL06026JD).  It starts near the Elkmont Church of Christ on Upper Fort Hampton Rd. and proceeds north on Veto Rd. for approximately 3 miles before heading south on the old L&N Railroad bed and finishing in downtown Elkmont.



The graveside service for Ruby Will Fralix age 84, of Athens, AL; was Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. Rick Craft officiated.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:45-2:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fralix passed away Monday October 3, 2016 at Life Care Center in Columbia, TN. She was born November 12, 1931, in Limestone County, AL to William Samuel Lewis and Mamie Elvira Furline Lewis. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Melvin Lee Owens and Husband Edson Fralix, one son William Lee Owens. 
She is survived by her son Ronnie Owens and wife Sarah of Huntsville, AL; four daughters Wanda Kay Owens and husband Dennis R of Columbia, TN, Barbara Russell and husband Steve of Columbia, TN, Beverly Wallace and husband Mickey of Athens, AL, and Janice Jeter of Ripley, MS; three brothers Billy Gene Lewis of Athens, Jimmy Harold Lewis and wife April of Elkmont, AL, and Ray Lewis and wife Betty of Elkmont, AL, and one sister Lois Adene Hovis and husband Wayne of Harvest, AL; a special sister-in- law Lila Ray Owens Lewis; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Janice Wales Nichols, 65 of Elkmont, Alabama died on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at her home.
Born Friday, December 1, 1950 in Ardmore, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Malon Wales and the late Kathlene Vickers Wales. 

She was a lifelong resident of the Ardmore area and a member of Holland's Gin Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, smocking, and cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers: Stanley Wales and Joe Mack Wales.

Surviving are daughter, Erica (Jarred) Butler of Ardmore, AL, sister, Kathy (Mark) Bozee of Elkmont, AL, and Renee Wales of Ardmore, AL, grandchildren: Kaleigh Butler and Gavin Butler and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services was at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama with Bro. Kasey Harbin and Bro. Carl Witty officiating. Burial was in Hasting Cemetery, Ardmore, AL Pallbearers will be Matthew Wales, Josh Wales, Kevin Bailey, Pat Jacklin, Andy Jacklin, and Joey Wales.

The family received friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama.


Annie Brock of Ardmore died at the age 98,  Saturday, October 08, 2016 at Ardmore Health Care, Ardmore, Tennessee. 

Born Tuesday, October 01, 1918 in Elkmont, AL, she was the daughter of Luther Hargrove and Percilla Davis Hargrove. She lived in the Elkmont area most all her life, and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Robert C. Brock, Granddaughter, Beth Brock, and Daughter- In-Law, Mary Elizabeth Brock.

She is survived by her son, Myron Brock, Elkmont, AL, and several Nieces & Nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, AL, at 2:00 PM with Bro. Mitch McCormick officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ardmore, AL.