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One peddler of produce on East Main Street in Roanoke who doesn’t put up his tailgate and disappear is the vendor at what was once Joe’s Exxon. He works about eight hours a day from April till the end of pumpkin season – Oct. 31. Read more

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As the wrecking ball draws nearer to Roanoke Warehouse Co. at the corner of Lamont and West Point streets, it seems only fitting to give the nearly 80-year-old structure a proper sendoff. Read more

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William Loyd Bailey was known as "Buck" by his friends and family. He and his wife, Maudie Lucy Smith, had seven children. Buck lived off the land of the gently rolling hills of Napoleon in the northeastern part of Randolph County, Alabama. Read more

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Florence Beatrice Harper lived out in the country and came to board with the Randles. Jennie was still her best friend, but now she was also her teacher. At school, Florence called her "Miss Jennie," but at home she was just "Jennie." Read more

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In 1869, Christopher Columbus (C.C.) Enloe was elected as County Superintendent of Education of Randolph County. The report to the State Superintendent of Public Instructions in Randolph County stated that there were 48 schools and 53 teachers. The expenses for the school year of 1869-1870 t… Read more

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The average soldier in 1861, Union or Confederate, was age 25. He was 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and had an average weight of 143 pounds. The minimum enlistment age was 18, but the drummer boys were usually age 9 or older. The soldiers had a one in 65 chance of being in a major battle, a one in … Read more