Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Elkmont Band Boosters Chili Cook off and Chicken Stew Sale
When: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Where: Elkmont Fire Deptment
Time: 12:00 Noon ( during the Christmas Parade)
Tickets: $5.00 per person
Booths: $2.00 each
Chicken Stew: $10.00 a Gallon or $5.00 a Quart
For more informatin please call:
 Mike Ikard at 256-431-0542
Shawn Birdwell at 256-665-3505
Cathy McChristian at 256-431-8448

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Elkmont's Thanksgiving tournament was a round robin format.  One day was lost because of a weather scare, so Elkmont only played two games.  The Red Devils stayed undefeated with a 63-32 win over Riverside Christian Academy and a 56-44 win over Pope John Paul II High School.  

Against Riverside, Cole Glass and Hayden Huseth led the way.  Glass had 16 points, 9 rebounds and Huseth had 17 points.  Against John Paul II (Huntsville Catholic), Huseth had 17 points, Glass had 12 and Daniel Logan had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds.  Box scores are available at the Elkmont Basketball Blog.

The Red Devils are playing very well and look like a determined team on a mission.  Their team defense is the strength of the team and their shooting is surprisingly good for this early in the season.  Matthew Barnes and Bryant Wales are playing well off the bench.

This week Elkmont hosts Athens Bible School on Monday and Clements on Tuesday.  They travel to West Limestone on Friday.  Clements is the first area game and it is very important to get off to good start in the area.  The Dust Devil predicts a 20+  point win over ABS; a tough but solid win over Clements; and a 5 point loss to West Limestone on the road.


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Company:    Volt Workforce Solutions

Location:  Elkmont, AL 35620

Job Category:  Manufacturing/Production/Operations

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Prefers at least 3-5 years of recent experience and be able to read blueprints and be able to maintain tolerances when machining parts. This company has operators on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift so you have to be flexible and the pay is $13/hr for 1st shift and $13.60/hr for 2nd or 3rd shifts. Applicants must also be able to pass a drug screen and background check.


Homer Lee Jewell, 85, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Jewell was born April 3, 1926, in Limestone County to Irby Lee Jewell and Alice Lee Bost Jewell.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery with Chris Jewell and David Sherry officiating.

Mr. Jewell was a member of New Garden Pentecostal Church, a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a retired homebuilder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irby and Alice Jewell; sister, Catherine White; brothers, Bill Jewell and Horace Jewell.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Jackson Jewell of Athens; sons, Don Jewell and wife Janice of Athens;
Morris Jewell and wife Mary of Elkmont; daughter, Anita Sherry and husband David of Sioux Falls, S.D.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Margaret Lawrence and Barbara Jackson, both of Elkmont, Ruth Reeves of Rogersville and Dorothy Draper of Athens; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris Jewell, Daniel Jewell, Trent Jackson, Mark Jewell, Alton White and Eric Jewell. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren.

Please sign our online guest book at limestonechapel.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The funeral for Robbie Nell Massey, 73, of Elkmont will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at McConnell Funeral Home with Terry Lamar officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10-11:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Massey passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Limestone Health Facility.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I came across this today as I was reading and wanted to share this with you.  Some food for thought as we all enjoy being with family,  eating some wonderful Southern cookin' and talking about the Iron Bowl.

"We do know some things about the first Thanksgiving. But William Bradford, Plymouth's perennial governor, and his assistant, Edward Winslow, are the only contemporary writers who mention it. They described the celebration briefly. The occasion was a successful harvest after months of extreme hardship and deprivation. The Mayflower survivors invited the Indian king Massasoit to their celebration, and he came with ninety-some of his men. The Pilgrims provided waterfowl and turkey; the Indians added five deer. There were games and athletic contests (William Brewster would probably watch the Lions-Packers game if he were alive today!), and even a joint militia drill. The celebration lasted three days. But neither Bradford nor Winslow actually called the feast "Thanksgiving," and neither mentioned prayers of thanks or any kind of worship service. This has given occasion for some historians to question whether this "first Thanksgiving" was a religious celebration at all. But that's because they don't know the Pilgrims and what they really believed.

Grace and Thankfulness

The Pilgrims were children of the Reformation. Like the 16th century Reformers, they were fully committed to the biblical doctrine of justification by faith. They understood that God graciously declares guilty sinners righteous on the basis of Christ's perfect obedience and substitutionary death, that this gift of legally transferred righteousness is received by faith alone and that such faith is itself the gift of a sovereign God. But they also knew that grace doesn't end there. They, no less than the Reformers, had faced the obvious questions: "Why then should believers do good works?  Doesn't the doctrine of justification by faith lead to antinomianism and lawlessness?"
The Pilgrim answer, and the answer of Scripture, involves the nature of saving faith and the work of the Spirit who grants it. In bringing us sinners to faith, the Holy Spirit changes our hearts. He implants joy and a spirit of thankfulness. He gives the converted sinner a delight in serving God. And this thankfulness then, becomes itself a great comfort.

Comfort and Joy

The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) is one the oldest Reformed confessions and one the Pilgrims ran into when in Holland. (John Robinson even participated in the theological debates at the University in Leiden.) The questions and answers of the Heidelberg Catechism were framed in terms of comfort and joy, which no doubt shaped Pilgrim thought. In fact, its first question is, "What is thy only comfort in life and in death?"  The answer is this:
That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ, who, with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must work together for my salvation. Wherefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready henceforth to live unto him.
The Catechism's second question introduces the issue of happiness:  What must we know to live and die happily in this comfort?  The answer is threefold and for the Pilgrims, a constant reminder:  1) we must know the greatness of our sin and misery; 2) we must know the means of our redemption; and 3) we must know the proper way to be thankful to God. In other words, in order to "live and die happily," we must not only know how to be saved, but we must also know how to be "thankful to God" for our salvation. The Pilgrims believed happiness grows and is completed in thankfulness. Thankfulness enables the forgiven sinner to enjoy the comfort of the gospel happily, that is, with true joy.

Why Thanksgiving?

But a question arises. Is God being selfish in wanting a thankful people?  Not at all. First, as the Source of all life, joy, and blessedness, He knows Himself to be our highest good. Second, He knows that we can't fully enjoy Him or His gifts apart from true thankfulness. After all, this is the very nature of joy. When we enjoy a thing, we are thankful for it. We praise the gift to the giver and so enjoy both.
  • "Thank you for this ring!  It's magnificent!"
  • "What a fantastic dinner!  It was the best ever. Thank you."
  • "Thank you!  Thank you so much!  I never thought I'd see Wittenberg."
When we find joy in another human being, we show our joy and gratitude with words and actions. We praise and magnify the one we love. We are thankful to love and to be loved.
  • "I'm proud of you, son. You're the best."
  • "I thank God for you every day. My life wouldn't be the same without you."
  • "There's no one else like you!  I love you so much!"
Joy finds its fulfillment in thankfulness, in praise and thanksgiving. Silent joy is a contradiction. Mute appreciation isn't really thanks. God requires our thanksgiving so that our joy may be full.

The Joy of the Lord

It seems odd that when theologians list the attributes of God, they rarely include joy. A few speak of His "blessedness."  But joy isn't one we use much. An older writer, William Wisheart (1716), defined God's blessedness as that attribute, whereby "having all fullness of perfection and sufficiency in himself, he doth most perfectly and unchangeably enjoy himself."  God is wholly blessed in that He fully understands, loves, and delights in His own infinite perfections. For He is absolute life, perfectly good, and wholly glorious. There is nothing we can add to His joy. There is nothing we can give Him that He has not first given us. And so He does not thank us. But He does rejoice over us. He rejoices over His covenant people (Zeph. 3:17). He rejoices in the works of His hands (Ps. 104:31).

This divine joy is especially Trinitarian. The Father loves and delights in His Son (Matt. 17:5). He honors and glorifies Him (John 17:5). The Son rejoices in His Father (Prov. 8:30-31). He seeks His honor, rather than His own (John 17:4). The Spirit brings glory to the Son and not to Himself (John 16:14). From eternity, God is overflowing joy and delight. Furthermore, Jesus in His humanity regularly gave thanks to His Father. He did so before every meal (John 6:11). He gave thanks when He sang songs of praise, whether in the synagogue or in private worship (Mark 14:26). And on more than one occasion, He stopped in the middle of a public conversation or discourse and said, "I thank thee, O Father..." (Matt. 11:25; John 11:41). The joy of the Triune God overflows in the thankfulness of the divine Messiah. It overflows in the praises of all those who call themselves Christians.


The Pilgrims, Puritans, and Reformers are almost always portrayed as obsessive killjoys and miserable downers. There's little truth in that image. Joy wasn't an afterthought for our Pilgrim forefathers. For them, joy stood at the beginning, in the center, and at the end. For them, God was joy, even when they were hungry and that same joy expressed itself in thankfulness. For the Pilgrims, a day of rejoicing is necessarily a day of thanksgiving. And throughout Scripture that sort of rejoicing means feasting, fellowship, and worship. The Pilgrims were deeply committed Christians who had braved an ocean and a wilderness to seek and serve God. When they rejoiced together, it would not--could not--be other than a time of thanksgiving to their Lord and Savior. Yes, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God and so should all of us."

Bill Heid, Founder - Off The Grid News


Thanksgiving Fun!
Here is a fun memory game to play around the table. The mental exercise may help keep people awake at the end of a high-carbohydrate meal that makes one sleepy.

Have the first player start by saying, "At the first Thanksgiving dinner, the Pilgrims ate turkey." Go around the table—the next player must repeat the sentence and add another dish. For example, the second player might say, "At the first Thanksgiving dinner, the Pilgrims ate turkey and cranberry sauce." The game continues with each player repeating the Pilgrims’ menu and adding a new item to it.

When a player makes a mistake, he/she is eliminated. The game continues until there is only one player left. The winner gets a nap!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chelsee Nash/Cole Thornton Wedding

WED-Nash-Thornton031.jpgChelsee Dyan Nash of Athens and Cole Timothy Thornton of Pembroke Pines, Fla., were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony Sept. 10 at Pelican Beach Resort with Ashley Pogue officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tracy Goode of Athens. She is the granddaughter of Virginia Goode of Athens and the late Jerry Goode.

The groom is the son of Tim and Nancy Thornton of Athens. He is the grandson of Bessie Pepper of Athens and Joyce Thornton of Elkmont and the late Douglas Pepper and Clayton Thornton.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother Tracy Goode.

Matron of honor was Whitney Nash Looney, sister of the bride. Bridal attendants were Whitney Nicole Craig, Brooke Parker Parsons and Brook Davidson White.

Brandon Norwood served as best man. Groomsmen were Jonathan Spry, John Robertson and Cody Eldridge.

The ringbearer was Camden Gage Hulsey. Music was provided by Brad Goode.

A reception followed the ceremony at The Pelican Beach Resort Conference Center.

The couple resides in Pembroke Pines.


The funeral for Ruby Harrison King Hall, 85, of Athens will be at 11 a.m. today at Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sardis Springs Church Cemetery with Tim Keenum officiating.

Visitation is from 10-10:45 a.m. today at the church.

Mrs. Hall passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Limestone Health Facility.

Ruby Hall was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Limestone County to Hagan King and Leear Foster King. She was a member of Sardis Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Hall.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Adams, Linda Smith and husband Bussy, all of Athens, and Susan Brock and husband Darryl of Elkmont; two sons, Jerry Hall and wife Deborah of Decatur, and Joey Hall and wife Terri of Athens; two brothers, W.G. King and wife Betty, and Wayne King, all of Athens.

Pallbearers will be Amy Turner, Brian Hall, Greg Hall, Phillip Smith, Wes Brock, Lee Brock, Andrew Hall and David Hall.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Elkmont Thanksgiving Tournament
November 21-23

Monday, November 21

4:00PM Pope John Paul II vs. Campbell (GA)  -  Campbell won
5:30PM Madison Academy vs. University (LA) - University won
7:00PM Ardmore vs. Westminster - Ardmore won
8:30PM Elkmont vs. Riverside Christian Academy - Elkmont Won

Tuesday, November 22 -cancelled due to weather; 

4:00PM Riverside Christian Academy vs. Westminster
5:30PM University (LA) vs. Pope John Paul II
7:00PM Campbell (GA) vs. Madison Academy
8:30PM Elkmont vs. Ardmore

Wednesday, November 23 

 9 AM      Westminster  vs. Madison Academy
10:30AM  Campbell (GA) vs. University (LA)   -    Campbell won
 Noon      Huntsville Catholic vs. Riverside Christian Academy - Huntsville Catholic won
 4 PM      Huntsville Catholic vs. Elkmont - Elkmont won

For box scores of Elkmont games, go to the Elkmont Basketball Blog


The graveside service for Wilson Joseph Gaut, 18 of Elkmont will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Genery Gap Cemetery at South Crest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at South Crest Baptist Church with Bill Alexiou officiating.

Mr. Gaut passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.


The graveside service for Lily Anne Peete-Mitchell, infant, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace Cemetery in Rogersville with Limestone Chapel Funeral Home handling arrangements.

There will be no visitation.
She passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Lily Anne Peete-Mitchell was born Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Limestone County to Wesley Mitchell and Brittney Peete.

She is survived by her mother,
Brittney Peete of Elkmont; father, Wesley Mitchell of Madison; grandfather, Jonas Peete of Elkmont; grandmother, Mary Summers of Elkmont and grandparents David and Debra Phipps of Madison.

Sign the online guestbook at limestonechapel.com.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Elkmont High School announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks:

A honor roll
First grade

Gracie LeAnn Anyan, Alan David Bailon-Rodriguez, Dilyn Claire Barron, Skylar Lee Batrum, Clayton Jay Boley, Kaitlyn Mayleigh Braden, Gracie Tolover Butler, Allye Kathryn Cagle, Jayden Blade Campbell, Cristina Corona Perez, Leah Mae Daly, Chloe Nicole Davis, Madlynn Roberta Davis, Joseph Ray Dunnam, Jaedyn Brisa Marie Evans, Mya Elise Fain, Anna Grace Ferguson, Cherokee Marie Meadow Finney, Roland Eric Gresham, Lily Frances Guth, Evan Michael Haggermaker, Sara Kathryn Harwell, Bria Marissa Hernandez, James Hernandez, Kaidin Grace Jackson, Charles Thomas King, Alexzander James Kuntz, Tyler Savannah McSherry, Kevin Mykell Murrah, Aaron Connor Newton, Katelyn Shae Parker, Cayden Michael Pratt, Grayson Kendall Pressnell, Andrew Whitman Pylant, Jack McCormick Thomas, Tylee Nicole Thomas

Second grade

Houston Rowe Allen, William Lee Braden II, Marvin Hindman Brown, Preston Glen Brown, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Burroughs, Killian Orion Cain, Alexis Brooke Campbell, Ivin Blake Eugene Carter, Meredith Jane Christ, Kacey Bret Cooley, Abbie Grace Crutcher, Makayla Cardae Fraser, Alyssa Paige Harwell, Hunter Timothy Hasting, Ariel Michelle Hernandez, Daisy Munoz Hernandez, Addyson Jayne Holt, Madison Bailey Howell, Mattie Gail Hunt, Kaden Mikhail Jackson, Skylar Alysse McChristian, Kansas Cheyanne McMahan, Austin Lee Nichols, Chance Timothy Pepper, Kaitlin Bralee Rager, Ty Garrett Roberts, Paige Briggs Robinson, Christian Tyler Smith, Topanga D’erra Suggs, Jackson Daniel Tucker, Joshua Brian Turner, Jackson Clay Underwood, Mason Glenn Woodfin

Third grade

Lucas Camron Adams, Samantha Raelyn Black, Joshua Blake Burrows, Caleb Paul Christ, Westin Scott Clinard, Anna Grace Cook, Sara Beth Cornutt, Makayla Leigh Dunnam, Brody Wyatt Eckstein, Maggie Chloe Gant, Cara Charlize Glass, Emma Faye Guthrie, Emeril Layne Hand, Emma Alyssa Hargrove, Melanie Hernandez, Sarah Elizabeth Hobbs, Ella Lane Keller, Casey Reece McNatt, JonMikel Thomas Owens, Jeffrey Ronald Payne Jr., Preston Hesekiah Robinson, Sydney Roze Sullivan, Bowdrie Dalton Swindle

Fourth grade

Claudia Nicole Allen, Allison Nicole Anderson, Madison Marie Barnes, Elijah Ray Boldin, Rhiannon Alexandria Cain, Britney Alexandra Clem, Walton Glenn Ferguson, Jessica Taylor Gibson, Allison Paige Griffis, Meadow Alexandra Guth, Alyssa Jordan Haggermaker, Brantley Evan Hammock, Benjamin Nicholas Hanback, Lucas Eaves Moss, Katherine Cristabel Perez, Michael Austin Pierce, Cassidy Alexis Ridgeway, Paul Benjamin Sanders, Lyndsey Brooke Sandlin, Shelby Danielle Simpson, David Jackson Spry, Justin Patrick Steeno, Tyler DeWayne Wise

Fifth grade

Ashley Paige Bailey, Kalei Faye Barnes, Stephanie Leigh Bates, Tori Michelle Bunn, Jeffrey Luke Campbell, Mary Grace Chambers, Riley Campbell Cook, Abigail Taylor Cornutt, Jordan Lee Fielding, Alyssa Blaize Gates, Aubrie Grace Harwell, Abby Leigh Hasting, Davis James Hobbs, Thomas Clay Hunt, Ashlynn Grace McMahan, Kayla Nicole McNatt, Madison Kaye Pepper, Alyssa Donna Nicole Rogers, Anna Lynn Schrimsher

Sixth grade

Skylar Jade Adams, Timothy Justin Berryhill, Malena Mae Butler, Marianna Ruth Cooper, Bailey Elizabeth Crutcher, Autumn Marie Davis, Jamie Paul Dawson, Mia Claire Farris, Carson Wiley Hogan, Emma Claire McNatt, Victoria Morgan Mitchell, Emmalee Grace Phillips, Chase Alexander Prater, Leah Brooke Putman, Gretchen MaKaylee Springer, James Cordell Thomas, Kaylee Elizabeht Varney, Bailey Grace Vining, Nicole Lynn Wagner, Raileigh MaKayla Wallce, Cody Luke Watkins

Seventh grade

Emma Clarise Bates, Gracen Daly Clinard, Coleman Alexander Cook, Jackson Bryant Cook, Benton Grant Ferguson, Brady Garth Garris, Joe Wayne Haley, Rachel Nicole Hammond, Christian Leigh Keller, Kelly Hannah McNeill, Karley Breann Menefee, Morgan Jay Mullis, Chloe LeAnn Murphy, Victoria Morgan Pressnell, Carrie Denise Rochell, Lizbeth Gomez Salgado, Melisha Merianna Snoddy, Molly Brianna Snoddy, Olivia Danielle Spencer, Christina Marie Stacy, Carlos Daniel Margarito Valencia, Gunnar Lane Whitt, Allie Mariah Williams

Eighth grade

Ruth Ann Bates, Ana Karen Bustos, Hannah Yang Hanback, Eli Bryant Hobbs, Kelsey Brooke Hodges, Alyssa Malynne Holt, Dakota LaShay McCurley, Adriel Louise McMahan, Jacqueline Danielle McNeese, Ameila Anne Mullis, Jordan Tyler Nelson, Roy Lewis Pankey, Travis Lamour Riggs, Koribeth Cassidy Schmidt, Cathleen Ransom Wales, Adrian Isaiah Walker

Ninth grade

Cally Lynn Glass, Cody Hawke Isham, Samantha Jordan Pressnell, Michael Preston Rouse, Tori Blake Williams

Tenth grade

Jacob Chandler Blenkinsopp, Colton Walker Davis, Tommy Kristopher Gooch, Carson Lee Goodman, Brianne Nicole Hargrove, Mercedes Ann Jeffreys, Hannah Mae Jones, Emily Kate Lewis, Adam Douglas McMahan, Karen Michelle McNeill, Brody Russell Pierce

Eleventh grade

Lillian Joynai Sibbil Adell, Kaylee Diana Brymer, Benjamin Cole Ferguson, Alyssa Kelly Green, Hannah Rae Webster

Twelfth grade

Tiffany Brooke Adams, Bronson Gains Ellis, Skyler Matthew Gant, Caleb Frank Hooton, Daniel Gene Logan, Amberly Nicole Miller, Paige Lee Miller, Morgan Lee Pugh, Samantha Noel Rhinerson, Casie Ann Rochell, Shelby Montana Rouse, Abigail Lee Schrimsher, Meagan Elizabeth Sutton

A-B honor roll

First grade

Aron Brady Adams, Isaiah Kane Andrews, Kate Hobbs Carpenter, Hunter Jacob Fielding, Adrien Dominic Goodrich, Samantha Rochelle Griffin, Kristopher Richard Higgins, Tai Allen Lambert, Steve Wade Malone, Diamond Caprice Martinez, Ethan Grady McKnight, Elijah Carey Price, Skyler James Roper, Dakota Kay Tyler, Zachery Neil Watkins, Jamarion Devontae Williams

Second grade

Shey Keisha Emily Marie Allen, Elizabeth Bailon Rodriguez, Colby Jayden Bradfield, Mason Daniel Burns, Samuel Gray Compton, Cassey Leigh Green, Chase Henry Wayne Haggermaker, Van Douglas Hamlin, Jacob Weldon Lovell, Jessica Jade McGowan, Morgan Nevaeh Morris, Rainey Elizabeth Oakley, Logan Stanley Pierce, William Malcolm Schwartz II, Jonah Benjamin Sickels, Emily Paige Sims, Lexxie Nicole Whitt

Third grade

Mary Kay Paige Adams, Alexander James Allen Bargo, Brooklyn Nichole Anderson, Katelynn LeAnn Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Andrews, Alexis Mackenzie Bailey, Shainn Nicole Chambers, Julianna Danielle Dawson, Brilee Aniston Miller, Christopher Logan Mitchell, Andreas Pena, Jobey Allen Pugh, Kenley Elizabeth Jean Purdy, Hannah Alexis Smith, Kayla Paige Smith, Landria Katherine Smith, Isaiah Ray Sutherland

Fourth grade

Savanna Ray Bartley, Nicholas Drake Black, Casie Angel Leigh Braden, Emily Danielle Chambers, Sara Beth Davis, Samantha Jean Hammell, Macy Jo Holt, Jaevan Mikiah Jackson, David Andrew Johnson, Abigail Kate Lovell, Taylor Lee Magoon, Kiley Cheyanne Miller, Brett Lee Parker, Jazmin Anna Ristau, Coby Lee Scroggins, Kaylee Brianna Smith, Madison Rayne Thompson, Jasmine Elizabeth Underwood, Dillon Clay Woods

Fifth grade

Jacob Christopher Adams, Breanna Leshae Anderson, Blaise Boyd Brymer, Elizabeth Bain Carpenter, Shanna Klair Carpenter, Sara Dianne Craig, Montana Charlene Crowe, Jared Seth Davidson, Savannah Grace-Pritchett Devine, Quentin Makael Fraser, Mariel Rose Gibson, Benjamin Marcus Hobbs, Riley Clay Johnson, Nicholas Sean Jordan, Zachary Seth Jordan, Victoria Nicole Kraus, Braden Tyler Long, Peyton Dewayne Lovell, Andrew Wayne Martin, Cain Garrett McCurry, James Benton McNatt, Mercedes Lynne Moss, Kendall Paul Mullis, Jessica Nicole Newport, Hailey Michelle Price, Frances Elizabeth Sims, Hunter Chad Smith, Lily Brooke Smith, Magan Nikole Smith, Hunter Gage Tyler, Hannah Lynn Usery

Sixth grade

Brieanna Ivy Adams, Jacob Michael Armstrong, Autumn Grey Barnes, Lakelyn Paige Bolin, Baylee Dawn Brewer, Matthew Hunter Brown, Emma Gail Burgess, Natalie Paige Butler, William Taylor Christopher, Hannah Rene√© Clem, Philip Blake Clements, Madison Brooke Compton, James Timothy Crow, Cameron Bradley Davis, Anna Lauren Day, Allison Paige Dunnavant, Emily Ann Ezell, Makayla Alexandria Flannagan, James Christian Green, Login Wayne Griffin, McKenzie Jordan Helms, Jacob Wade Kelley, Irvin Lagunas, Braden Ridge Miller, Brandon Michael Morris, Madison Bailey Perez, Devin Rhys Pilk, Hunter Wesley Pitman, Taylor Madison Reed, Angel Demetrio Rios, Nikki Caylin Ristau, Dakota Lane Roberts, Brandan O’Neal Selvage, Lauren Isabella Simpson, Alaina LeAnn Soto, Lacey Montana Steelman, Halston Dean Stephenson, Andrew James Teeples, Anna Grace Wales, Chloe Jennalee Dixie Wales, Justin Brent Williams

Seventh grade

Bailee Autumn Appleton, Chance Holt Bailey, Brianna Rae Barnett, Trace Austin Birdwell, Breanna Leigh Burton, Johnathan Daniel Craig, Alyssa Sue Emerson, Haven Danielle Foster, Austin Tyler Gates, Nicholas Trey Harris, Hope Nicole Hice, Audrey Blaine Houston, William Jay Hudson, Haleigh Erin Lankster, Shainna Elizabeth Miller, Kaitlynn Nicole Norman, Zeb Edward Pankey, Daimond Nichol Payton, Hunter Thomas Phillips, Leah Joy Seibert, Noah Charles Sharp, Ethan Boyd Shores, Lindzy Gabrielle Sitzer, Alyssa Nicole Smith, Hannah Grace Smith, Laurel Kathryn Stein, Colton Lane Thornton, Michael Bryce Tyler, Mitsy Sarahi Vega, Tyler James Walts, Sammantha McKenzie Williams

Eighth grade

Jayne Katherine Anderson, Brandi Jean Bentley, Sabrina Kay Brault, Sarah Elizabeth Christopher, Stephanie Consuelo Clem, Hunter Austin Coffman, Devin Garrett Cottles, Lindsay Beth Craig, Grace Elizabeth Crawford, Ameia Roché Davis, Catherine Louise Dunnam, Atlanta Kacey Ellis, Devona Alexanda Ferrazas III, Lindsay Nicole Gandy, Presli Brooker Haggermaker, Jennifer Grace Hardiman, Madeline Clarice Hobbs, Caitlyn Hailey Holt, Colby Lee Holt, Rebekah Jade Inman, Al Josiah Isham, Joshua Andrew Johnson, Raven Leanna Johnson, Cody Dean Jones, Taylor Sue Majoria, Erica Marie Martin, Mary Frances McNatt, Aron David Moss, Mia Lachelle Noble, Guadalupe Maldonado Pena, William Dakota Pilk, Anna Frances Sandlin, Kiany Darinka Segura, Benjamin Raymond Smith, Kaitlyn Grace Smith, Tyler Ray Thacker, Whitney Lynn Thompson, Joshua Lee Townsend, Ashton Laura Turner, Preston Joe Weaver

Ninth grade

Rachel Annette Adams, Tracy Leigh Adams, Hayley Noelle Arnett, Jared Mayfield Bailey, Hunter Caleb Brazeal, Carly Leeann Broadway, Hannah Elizabeth Camp, Joshua Allen Carter, Kody Alexander Clark, Elijah James Collier, Austin Hunter Ennis, Michael Cook Farris, Ashlee Makayla Freemon, Bailee Nicole Gooch, Heath Colton Hardaway, Harley LeeAnn Jackson, Sara Francis Kirkpatrick, Miariah Jenene McWilliams, Columbia Elizabeth Nave, Jessica Ann Newell, Caila Norman, Chloe McKayla Norman, Kaitlyn Nichole Putman, Donald Thomas Robertson Jr., Victoria Brooke Scroggins, Michael Dwight Tucker, Cody Austin Wagner

Tenth grade

Rhett James Bailey, Hanah Paige Burgess, Brittney Kay Christian, Hunter DeWitt Clem, Jessica L. Conley, Victoria Lynn Gandy, Malorie Teresa Haney, James Tyler Helms, Hugo Hernandez, Chase Nicolas Hice, Rylea Savanna Holt, Kayla Jo Hunt, Michael Lee Johnson, William Chandler Johnson, Savannah Rae Kennedy, Justin Hans Kesler, Nicholas Patrick Moore, Kaitlin Diane Mullis, Casey Miranda Newport, James Dean Olson, Laura Ashley-Danielle Patterson, Scarlett Jensen Pugh, Haley Brooke Pylant, Nathan Wayne Scott, John Nicholas Shelton, Brittany Nichole Strickland, John Richard Taylor, Chelsie May Vining, Samantha Lee Watkins, Kasey Brooke Williams

Eleventh grade

Kayla Rachelle Allen, Matthew Ted Barnes, Morgan Lee Brown, Clayton Russell Burrough, Brittney Nicole Carter, Matthew Blake Clem, Ashley Gail Clemmons, Cadie Jane Coffman, Savannah Leigh Couch, Ashley Nicole Craig, Morgan Jane Garris, Geraldine Nicole Haggermaker, Wes Forrest Isham, William Thomsen Kirkpatrick, Mark Andrew LeBathe, Sara Kathryn Maples, Sydney Lea Norton, Marisa Nicole Parker, Taylor Hamilton Reynolds, Kala Lynn Stovall, Haley Nicole Turner, Essence Janae Williams, Lauren Elizabeth Winders, Mary Redding Witt

Twelfth grade

Teresa Marie Adams, Elizabeth Brooke Anderson, Kimberly Marlena Clem, Randi Lee Clem, Kaylynn Makenen Clinard, James Dillon Ferguson, Edwin Cole Glass, Ashlie Lauren Haggermaker, Whitney Michelle Hardiman, Juan Manuel Hernandez, Hayden Matthew Huseth, Cody Hinton Inman, Rachel Denise Jones, Nakita Elizabeth Marshall, Cody Hinton Inman, Rachel Denise Jones, Nakita Elizabeth Marshall, Cody Nicholas Martin, David Quincy Martin, Austin Fred McNatt, Jacob Bradley McNatt, Kimberly Jeanne Modica, Cassie Kathleen Myers-Brooks, Matthew Hudson Newsom, Jordan Wade Phillips, Tammy Wray Pitman, Megan Nicole Rozell, Gilberto Salazar, Austin Christopher Sharp, Christin Layne Smith, Zachary Lance Stephens, Andrew James Weaver, Brittany Nina Wimmer, Tyeshia Lerlean Witchard


  • Congratulations to our Jr/Varsity boys for winning this past Friday night at New Hope. See boys varsity game - click here 
  • Tomorrow is the absolutely last day to turn in picture orders.
  • Reminder, canned food drive. Please place in colored barrels or give to Mrs. Beth Bates
  • Tuesday is Hat Day, please donate $1.00 to Cross Country, give your dollar to your homeroom teacher.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


he funeral for Juanita Ann Anderton, 63, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Spry Funeral Home with Ross Clemmons officiating. Burial will be in Copeland Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anderton passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at home.

Juanita Anderton was born Sept. 4, 1948, in Limestone County to Carl and Clara Hobbs.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include daughters, Lisa Perry and Honey Bentley, both of Athens, Dana Sprinkle of Toney and
Lottie Partridge of Elkmont; son, Travis Whitt of Athens; brothers, Charlie Hobbs of Athens and Doug “Chunk” Hobbs of Ardmore; sister, Rosa Crawford of Athens; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Black, Chase Michaels, Zachary Hobbs, Bradley Dollar, Carl Hobbs and Jon Vennison. The honorary pallbearer is Tyler Hobbs.

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The funeral for Donald Lee Christian Sr., 70, of Elkmont will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sardis Springs Cemetery with Tony Boyles officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Christian passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Huntsville Hospital.

Donald Christian Sr. was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Solano County, Calif., to William Allen Christian and Frances Evelyn Coleman Christian. He was retired from SCI and worked many years for Motorola-UDS. Mr. Christian was active in Ares Club and Six Meter Net (ham radio clubs).

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Christian of Elkmont; daughter, Stephanie Christian of Birmingham; sons, Donald L. Christian Jr. of Huntsville, Allen Christian and wife Fonda of Birmingham, Micky B. Christian and wife Adrianna of Elkmont, and Anthony D. Hamley and wife Melissa of Birmingham; brother, Robert Christian of Banning, Calif.; sister, Colleen Vieweg of Tucson, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Donald L. Christian Jr., Allen Christian, Micky Christian, Paul King, Jeff Leopard and Anthony Hamley. Honorary pallbearers are Tab Bowling and Robert Hill.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011



The Red Devils shook off some football rust in the first quarter to score 23 points in the second quarter and take a 15 point lead into halftime.  Skyler Gant made a 3 pointer from just inside midcourt to end the half.  Elkmont continued to play well in the second half and won 61-38 over New Hope in the Indian's gym. 
Considering they only had four days of practice, winning by 23 points on the road against a decent New Hope team is a great way to start.  Elkmont plays outstanding defense, plays hard and is very unselfish.  Against New Hope, Skyler Gant, Hayden Huseth and Daniel Logan played very well.  Gant handled the ball well, made several pretty mid-range jumpers and took the ball strong to the basket.   Huseth played great defense and was excellent at releasing and finishing several fast break baskets.  Logan rebounded well, played excellent inside defense and made several beautiful outlet passes to Huseth for easy baskets.  Andrew LaBath played solid at the point position.  The bench came in and contributed.

The Dust Devil believes that Cole Glass was the MVP of the game.  Not starting because he missed a practice during the week, he came in focused and determined, quickly stole the ball and made a dunk over a New Hope Indian to spark a Red Devil run.  He rebounded well and scored a game high 16 points.

Elkmont will play well and win 2 of 3 in their Thanksgiving Tournament that starts Monday @ 8:30 pm in the Red Devil gym.

Scores by Quarters
1st  Elkmont 8,   New Hope   6
2nd Elkmont 31, New Hope  16
3rd Elkmont 41,  New Hope  29
4th Elkmont 61,  New Hope  38

Cole Glass           16 points
Hayden Huseth     14 points
Andrew LaBathe     7 points
Bryant Wales          4 points
Skyler Gant          13 Points
Dan Logan             7 Points

Went 6 for 10 at Free Throw Line, New Hope was 6 for 14.

Watch the action on youtube.  Click on GAME.


The funeral for Robert Leon Clark, 74, of Athens will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with James Howard and Debbie Eubanks officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Smith, Rob Taylor, Donnie Hart, Herman Jefferson, Tommy Dale and Johnny Henderson.

Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Clark died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at home.

Robert Clark was born Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936, in Itmann, W.Va. He was the son of the late Curtis Clark and Clara Saunders Clark. Robert Clark lived in the area for the past 32 years, after arriving from West Virginia. He loved playing the guitar, hunting and fishing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Clark of Athens; son, Ray Maddox and companion Kim Moody of Elkmont; daughters, Sherry Tinnpenney and husband Steve of Bland, Va., Cynthia Locke and companion Wayne Norton of Rogersville, and Patricia Clark and companion Randall Haggard of Athens; sisters, Rosie Davis of Rock, W.Va., Phylis Duncan of Lerona, W.Va., and Sue Wadkins of Princeton, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren

Friday, November 18, 2011



  • Picture money due today.
  • JV/VG/VB Basketball today @ New Hope beginning @ 4:30.
  • Baseball players from last years team needs to meet with Coach Holt in the lunchroom after announcements.
  • The Jr. Beta club is sponsoring a canned food drive for the Limestone County Food Bank. Please place your canned food items in one colored barrels placed around campus or you can send them to Mrs. Beth Bates.
  • Students we are rapidly nearing the end of the 1st semester. your attention to details in your courses is strongly encouraged. Your best efforts and attendance should be priority. Reminder - Semester exams will count as 20% of your semester grade.


  • Please drop your extra change in the plastic boxes by the exit doors of the lunchroom. This money goes to purchase Christmas gifts for children on the Angel Tree.
  • The Jr. Beta Club is sponsoring a canned food drive for the Limestone County Food Bank. Please place your canned food items in one of the colored barrels placed around campus, or you can send them to Mrs. Beth Bates.
  • 7th-12th Students: There are still some slots left for painting classes Dec. 1st and 2nd. Get application from Mrs. Hall. They are due back in next Monday.
  • Middle School Basketball today at Ardmore. Game begins at 4 pm.
  • Mr. Blacklidge will be here today until 4:45 if you need to pick up Southern Heritage meat products.
  • School picture money is due tomorrow. Grades 7-12: Turn in to English Teacher.
  • EHS will be having "Hat Day" on November 22, 2011.For a $1.00 donation, you may wear your favorite team hat or hat of your choice as long as it is appropriate. Please give your donation to your first period teacher to receive a sticker to be placed on your hat....proceeds will benefit our Cross Country Team at EHS. Thanks for your support!!! Hats without a sticker will have to be removed!!!
  • Any person planning to do band second semester, who is not currently signed up for band first semester, must go by the band room and see Mr. McChristian today.


  • Congrads to Middle School Boys Basketball Team on win over  Tanner 33 to 30.
  • Progress Reports are scheduled to go out today.
  • Retired Teachers Luncheon @ 11:00.
  • Faculty meting immediately after school.
  • School picture money due this Friday
  • NO Senior Scholars bowl practice Wed. - Cancelled due to meeting.
  • Please pickup your Southern Heritage Meat products today by 5:30.
  • The ASVAB test will be given this morning to all 11th grade students.
  • Ms. Hobbs needs to meet W/ MU Alpha Theta officers during Enrichment today

  • Progress reports go out on Wednesday.
  • Retired Teachers' Day on Wednesday at 11:00 in the library.
  • All school picture money is due this Friday.
  • Varsity and JV practice today at 4:00 pm.
  • Basketball games:
    No student lines as players enter the floor.
    No students or adults on floor at halftime or between the games.
    No playing in the balcony.