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Nora Edwina Fincher Bailey

(WOODLAND) Edwina was born Sept. 20, 1943 and passed away peacefully at home in Woodland on April 6, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Bailey; parents O’Neal Fincher and Daisy Green Fincher; two brothers, Kayron Fincher and Jeffery Fincher. Surviving siblings are JR Fincher (Trudy), Emma Lou Crawford, Onealia Camp (Larry)…

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Louise Hall Smith

(NEWELL) Funeral services for Louise Hall Smith, 94, of Newell will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church with Bro. Brian Smith and Bro. Steven Beam officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday,…

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Eclipse a sight to behold

Randolph County joined much of the country in observing Monday’s solar eclipse, which made the sky noticeably darker for a couple of hours and brought noticeably cooler temperatures during its peak. The county was not in the eclipse’s path of totality as the moon obscured just under 90 percent of the sun here. But that…

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Randolph County Sheriff’s reports

Incidents and arrest for for the period ending on April 8th Incidents When two individuals pulled up about 4 a.m. on April 6 at a residence on County Road 230 in the Dingler’s Chapel community and threatened the occupant with guns, the occupant of the home shot up their vehicle. The suspects were shortly thereafter…

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Roanoke man calls cops, gets arrested for dope

Roanoke Police reports for the period ending on  April 8th A Roanoke man was arrested for possession of marijuana Friday after he locked his keys in his car and called the police to help him get them out. Shaquille Thomas Barrett, 29, called Roanoke police around 10 a.m. Friday after he locked his keys in…

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Parking concerns stall courthouse renovations

The architect plans are almost complete for renovations and additions to the courthouse and annexes, but there are still some items on parking that have to be worked out. At Monday’s meeting, the commission tabled the 65 percent design until the issues are worked out. The parking issues are behind the courthouse and adjacent to…

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State gambling law facing uphill climb

With two-thirds of the 2024 session complete, the Alabama Legislature is focusing on its most crucial task: passing the General Fund and the Education Trust Fund (ETF) budgets – along with supplemental funding bills for each. General Fund Budget Takes Shape in the Senate Senator Greg Albritton, Chair of the General Fund Committee, is leading…

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Michael “Mike” Heard

(ROANOKE) Memorial services for Michael “Mike” Heard, 69, of Roanoke will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 12 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gerald Romine and Bro. Jonathan Randall officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. before services begin. Mr. Heard passed away on…

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Tina Elizabeth Wilson Cook

Tina Elizabeth Wilson Cook was born to the parentage of William Bruce Jordan and Dorothy Ann Wilson Jordan on February 20, 1985, in Randolph County. She joined Oak Grove Worship Center in Newell at an early age, remaining faithfully connected to Oak Grove until her transition. She was also employed at Mohawk Industries in Roanoke.…

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Ruth Upton Moseley

(ROANOKE) Funeral services for Ruth Upton Moseley, 98, of Roanoke will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist Church of Roanoke with the Rev. Paul Messer officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 2-3 p.m. on Friday before…

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