Friday, November 21, 2014


Elkmont High School Basketball vs Ardmore
JVG tipoff:     4:00 pm
JVB tipoff:     5:30 pm (after JVG game)
Varsity Girls:  6:45 pm
Varsity Boys:  8:30 pm
Elkmont Youth Basketball
5 & 6 Coed
Elkmont 3 vs Elkmont 4 @ Elkmont - 9 am
Elkmont 1 @  Elkmont - 11 am

7 & 8 Boys
Elkmont 1vs Blue Spring @ Elkmont - noon

9 & 10 Girls
Elkmont 1 vs Ardmore @ Ardmore - 9 am

11 & 12 Boys 
Elkmont 2 @ Elkmont - 4 pm
Elkmont 3 vs Elkmont 1 @ Elkmont - 5 pm

11 & 12 Girls
Elkmont 1 vs Elkmont 2 @ Elkmont - 6 pm


Thursday, November 20, 2014


Charles Eugene McGee, 79 of Elkmont died Wednesday at his residence. Services will be 10AM Saturday at Spry Funeral Home with Donnie Browning, Lisa Peterson, Preston Pylant officiating, burial will be in Leggtown Cemetery with Military Honors, visitation is from 5-8PM Friday at Spry’s.

Mr. McGee was born April 6, 1935 in Pickens County Alabama, he was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, an Eagle Scout, a Graduate of Auburn University & Southern Mississippi University, he was a Electrical Engineer for 25 years for General Electric, he taught College Level Math & Computer Science at Athens State, Martin Methodist, Calhoun College, Giles County High School, he was a Spirited member of the Limestone County Archives, and a Active Genealogist & Author.


Wife: Thelma McGee, Elkmont

Daughter: Gayle Starkey, Elkmont

Lisa Peterson and husband Cody, Avon SD

Great Grandson: Charles Joshua Peterson

Brother: Don McGee and wife Belva, Killen

Sally Browning and husband Donnie, Fayetteville

Several Nieces & Nephews.

Preceded in death by Parents: John Lewis & Audrey McGee; Brother: John Lewis McGee Jr.


Preston Pylant
Jeff Alder
Cody Peterson
Nathan Browning Todd Tomerlin John Lewis McGee III
Ryan Pylant

Honorary Pallbearers: Danny Tomerlin, Grady Tomerlin, Don McGee, Mansfield Scott.


The best time to stock up on butter and other baking supplies is around Thanksgiving and Easter.  Butter has really gone up in price so now is the time to buy.  The cheapest Hill Spirit has found is $2.50 for a box of four sticks.  Planning on buying 30 boxes in the next 10 days.  Hopefully, that will be all that is needed until next Thanksgiving. 

You can save a lot of money buying butter on sale.  How do you store it?  You can freeze it for up to a year or you can can it.  Freezing doesn't take any more steps than having a freezer.  Canning is a bit more involved.  

Here is a link:  


Elkmont High School honored retired faculty and staff at the annual Retirees Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19. 


Funeral Services for Elder Will Edward Phillips

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Elkmont CPCA Church with Pastor Clint Scales officiating.  Visitation one hour before the service at the Church.  Interment in the Thatch-Mann cemetery.


The middle school and high school teams hosted Clements, November 18.  

Varsity Boys:
We won!!!!   
1st quarter:  Elkmont 12 - 6  Ardmore
Half:            Elkmont 25 -19 Ardmore
3rd quarter: Elkmont 47 - 32 Ardmore Final:           Elkmont 60 - 50 Ardmore

Scoring:  13 of 27 free throws
Jared   Bailey   20
Brady  Garris   11
Jordan Nelson  11
Colby Holt         7
Eli Hobbs           5
Nathan Teeples  3
Noah Sharp        2
Travis Riggs       1

Clements Scoring:
Worm Malone     18
Colton Gafford    16
Carson Cook         9
Lance Kephart      4
Ben White             3

Boys JV:
We won!!!   
1st quarter:  Elkmont 11 - 8  Ardmore
Half:            Elkmont 17 -27 Ardmore
3rd quarter: Elkmont 22 - 20 Ardmore Final:           Elkmont 28 - 27 Ardmore

Scoring:  3-7 free throws
Hunter Pitman     9
Tiyler Walts         9
Braden Miller       4
Braxton Hand      3
John Craig           3

Boys and Girls Middle School: losses

JV Girls: Elkmont 19 - Clements 39
Varsity Girls: Elkmont 49 - Clements 66
Bailee Gooch and Stephanie Bates each scored 12 points for Elkmont.

 * special thanks to the high school boys game reporter

Great pictures by Down Home Portraits
Picture Links:
*Varsity Boys and Girls

*JV Boys and Girls
The crew tradition continues on this year.  It is always fun to see what they have planned for the games.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


In this MegaVote for Alabama's 5th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Child Care and Development Block Grant - Cloture  

House: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
House: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

Recent Senate Votes
Child Care and Development Block Grant - Cloture - Vote Agreed to (96-1, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to invoke cloture on a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would reauthorize, through fiscal 2019, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program and institute new educational, health and safety standards on child care providers that receive funds.

Sen. Richard Shelby voted YES
Sen. Jeff Sessions voted YES

Recent House Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage - Vote Passed (252-161, 1 Present, 20 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Rep. Mo Brooks voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 - S1086

The bill would reauthorize, through fiscal 2019, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program and institute new educational, health and safety standards on child care providers that receive funds.

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013 - HR1422

The bill would amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications and public participation.