Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsAlabama
IN THE NEWS

Alabama

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 21, 1997
No sweet home, Alabama, for Suns Hagerstown Suns owner Winston Blenckstone denied a broadcast report that his team could soon be moving to Montgomery, Ala. "There's no way that we're going to Montgomery, Ala.," Blenckstone said Thursday evening. A television news report said officials in Montgomery had put together a deal to build a new minor league stadium and were considering the Suns as a tenant. Blenckstone said he knew Montgomery has been trying to get into the Class A South Atlantic League for the past year.
LIFESTYLE
February 10, 2012
Jennifer Painter and Justin Cornell of Inwood, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, J'Nelle Leanne Painter-Cornell , Jan. 21, 2012. Maternal grandmother is Janie Harley of Inwood. Paternal grandparents are the late Sally Leanne Cornell and Charles Anthony Matthews. Maternal great-grandparents are Alice and Samuel Engle Sr. of Berryville, Va. Paternal great-grandparents are Sally Wright of Alabama and Guy Cornell of Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | April 24, 2005
koelble@herald-mail.com When you're good but not being heavily recruited by a college, word gets around of your availability, and somewhere along the line opportunities will exist. That's the scenario Chambersburg (Pa.) High School graduate Stephanie VanBrakle faced as she went through her 2002 senior season for the Trojans softball team. VanBrakle was also playing for the New Jersey fall showcase team and it took a notice from the other side of the field to get the ball in motion toward her eventual college home.
NEWS
May 30, 2002
Returning to Hagerstown for the seventh year, the Western Maryland Blues Fest takes over the city Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, with three days of music and activities. Beginning with a Friday night concert atop the Hagerstown Municipal Parking Deck, the event continues downtown Saturday before wrapping up Sunday with a free concert at City Park. The line up of performers includes Walter Trout and the Radicals, The Original Acoustic Hot Tuna and the Blind Boys of Alabama, as well as a selection of local and regional performers.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 16, 2006
The first time Marvin Printz saw his future wife, then Sara Beard, was in 1954, when she was an Army nurse working at the same hospital in Japan where he was stationed. "I didn't notice her at first," Marvin said. But after a brief rotation to a MASH (mobile Army surgical hospital) unit in Korea, she returned to that same Japanese hospital. This time, Sara caught Marvin's eye. "Then, we fell in love," Marvin said. Married in May 1956, the couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next month.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 22, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. chambersburg@herald-mail.com There will be no Christmas in Dixie for James Robertson and Wendy Riggs, an Alabama couple who traveled to Franklin County, Pa., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in search of a new beginning. "I decided I didn't want to rebuild down there ... I want a new life up here among these Yankees," said Robertson, a carpenter whose Tuscaloosa, Ala., mobile home was smashed and whose pickup was damaged by the storm. "I think I can rest assured there'll be no hurricanes here.
OBITUARIES
April 28, 2013
Wade Delaney Davis Jr., 49, of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born June 21, 1963, in Alexandria, Va., he was the son of the late Wade D. Sr. and Sylvia Davis. Wade was a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. He worked as a landscaper for Landscapes by Wade. Wade loved all types of sports, but held a huge passion for the Redskins. He will be remembered as a great cook who loved to prepare meals for his family, as well as an outdoorsman who loved sightseeing and going to the beach.
NEWS
January 25, 2009
Pamela J. Lady Desjardins, 48 DEC. 6, 1960-JAN. 23, 2009 Pamela J. Lady Desjardins, 48, of 7 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at her daughter's home in Smithsburg. Born Dec. 6, 1960, in Carlisle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David D. Coyle Sr. and Isabell McGowan Coyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard F. "Jerry" Desjardins Jr., in 2002. She was a graduate of Award Beauty School. She was a beautician.
NEWS
May 12, 2003
COLLEGE TRACK LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Shippensburg University senior Matt Peters, a South Hagerstown High graduate, won two events to lead the Red Raiders to the men's team title at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships over the weekend. Peters won the shot put on Saturday with a throw of 52 feet, 4 1/2 inches, after taking the discus crown Friday at 161-11. Tunisia Lacey, a Chambersburg grad, led the Ship women to a third-place finish.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- Residents in five Southern states tried to salvage what they could Wednesday from homes reduced to piles of debris, a day after the deadliest cluster of tornadoes in nearly a decade tore through the region, snapping trees and crumpling homes. At least 50 people were dead. Rescue crews, some with the help of the National Guard, went door-to-door looking for more victims. Dozens of twisters were reported as the storms swept through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OBITUARIES
April 28, 2013
Wade Delaney Davis Jr., 49, of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born June 21, 1963, in Alexandria, Va., he was the son of the late Wade D. Sr. and Sylvia Davis. Wade was a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. He worked as a landscaper for Landscapes by Wade. Wade loved all types of sports, but held a huge passion for the Redskins. He will be remembered as a great cook who loved to prepare meals for his family, as well as an outdoorsman who loved sightseeing and going to the beach.
Advertisement
LIFESTYLE
February 10, 2012
Jennifer Painter and Justin Cornell of Inwood, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, J'Nelle Leanne Painter-Cornell , Jan. 21, 2012. Maternal grandmother is Janie Harley of Inwood. Paternal grandparents are the late Sally Leanne Cornell and Charles Anthony Matthews. Maternal great-grandparents are Alice and Samuel Engle Sr. of Berryville, Va. Paternal great-grandparents are Sally Wright of Alabama and Guy Cornell of Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2011
A Boonsboro church and several local businesses are trying to gather supplies by Friday to take to Alabama residents whose lives were shattered when tornadoes recently raged through the South. Jim Meadows, a member of Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, said his congregation is partnering with Twigg Cycles, Valen Meadows Insurance and Cavetown Ace Hardware to gather a variety of items, including canned food, medical supplies, toiletries and first-aid kits. The collection started Tuesday and will end Friday, Meadows said.
NEWS
BY JAY REEVES | March 22, 2009
GOOD HOPE, Ala. - It's one thing for a church in a big city like Dallas or Atlanta to tackle the ticklish topic of sex. It blends in with the urban scene. It's another thing when a small-town congregation puts up billboards with the phrase "Great sex: God's way" on rural highways to promote a sermon series. You can't even legally buy beer in Cullman County, and a preacher is talking about S-E-X on Sunday morning? Daystar Church, whose congregation has grown dramatically under pastor Jerry Lawson, has run up against the sensibilities of a conservative north Alabama community with a monthlong focus on sex. Sex just isn't an appropriate topic for church, some say, and others are upset over the church's signs, which advertise the sermon series and accompanying Web site.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 2, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Church was held the day after Super Sunday for a group of about 40 inmates who gathered in the chapel of Franklin County Jail to hear about Jesus Christ from Super Bowl veteran Don McNeal. Near the end of his visit Monday, McNeal led the inmates, including about a dozen women, in prayer. He asked those who have not been saved by Jesus to raise their hands. "One, two, three, four ... I see your hand ... I see your hand," said McNeal, who is now pastor at the New Testament Baptist Church in Florida.
NEWS
January 25, 2009
Pamela J. Lady Desjardins, 48 DEC. 6, 1960-JAN. 23, 2009 Pamela J. Lady Desjardins, 48, of 7 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at her daughter's home in Smithsburg. Born Dec. 6, 1960, in Carlisle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David D. Coyle Sr. and Isabell McGowan Coyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard F. "Jerry" Desjardins Jr., in 2002. She was a graduate of Award Beauty School. She was a beautician.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- Residents in five Southern states tried to salvage what they could Wednesday from homes reduced to piles of debris, a day after the deadliest cluster of tornadoes in nearly a decade tore through the region, snapping trees and crumpling homes. At least 50 people were dead. Rescue crews, some with the help of the National Guard, went door-to-door looking for more victims. Dozens of twisters were reported as the storms swept through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 16, 2006
The first time Marvin Printz saw his future wife, then Sara Beard, was in 1954, when she was an Army nurse working at the same hospital in Japan where he was stationed. "I didn't notice her at first," Marvin said. But after a brief rotation to a MASH (mobile Army surgical hospital) unit in Korea, she returned to that same Japanese hospital. This time, Sara caught Marvin's eye. "Then, we fell in love," Marvin said. Married in May 1956, the couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next month.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 22, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. chambersburg@herald-mail.com There will be no Christmas in Dixie for James Robertson and Wendy Riggs, an Alabama couple who traveled to Franklin County, Pa., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in search of a new beginning. "I decided I didn't want to rebuild down there ... I want a new life up here among these Yankees," said Robertson, a carpenter whose Tuscaloosa, Ala., mobile home was smashed and whose pickup was damaged by the storm. "I think I can rest assured there'll be no hurricanes here.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 13-11 Charles Town 3-6 SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Matt Ridenour had 10 RBI to lead Funkstown to a doubleheader sweep of Charles Town on Tuesday. In the first game, Ridenour went 2-for-2 with a three-run triple, two-run single and two sacrifice flies. He hit another three-run triple in the nightcap. Craig Henson (4-1) pitched a six-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Tim Kellinger went 4-for-4 and scored three runs as Funkstown put away Charles Town in five innings in the opener.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|