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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2012
Editor's note : In the original version of this story, information about the two Hank Williams shows performed by Robbie Limon was incorrect. Limon performed in “Lost Highway: The Life and Legend of Hank Williams Sr.,” in 2011 at Totem Pole Playhouse. He will bring "Lovesick Blues: The Life and Music of Hank Williams Sr.," to the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium Sunday, April 29. GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When Robbie Limon was about 12 years old, he picked up a ukulele his dad had laying around their Prince George's County, Md., home, and started tinkering with it. Later, his parents bought him an electric guitar, and his passion for music was ignited.
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March 5, 1997
By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer Jett Williams isn't standing in her father's shadow; she's following in his footsteps. That's a tall order for the daughter of the late Hank Williams, the country music legend whose songs still inspire fans all over the world. "Dad's music is alive and stronger than ever," Jett Williams said in a telephone interview from her studio on her farm in Hartsville, Tenn., where she and her band were rehearsing their stage show. She will perform three shows with her band Saturday, March 8, at North Hagerstown High School.
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by KATE COLEMAN | December 26, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com What's happening New Year's Eve at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.? "It's Hank Fest, man," says David "Spike" Moore. "Hank Fest" is a celebration of the life and music of country music legend Hank Williams, who died nearly 50 years ago in West Virginia (Jan. 1, 1953). The songs of the 20-year-old Alabama-born Williams - "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good-Looking" and "Jambalaya" - live on. Moore and his Saddle Pals - Thommy Burns and Maynard Sheppard - will open the show.
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December 6, 2005
The descendants and family of the late James Frederick Williams and Margaret Williams Hartle held their family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Wesley Meadows, the property of James and June Haddock, west of Hagerstown. Eighty-seven people were in attendance. Most of the remaining children of James and Margaret attended: Irene Baker, Peggy Smith, June Haddock, and Ruth Hoffman, all of Hagerstown; Hank Williams of Ohio; Hilda Alderman of West Virginia; and John Williams of Virginia.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 24, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- Fresh off its latest EP, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys are bringing Charm City honky tonk to Sharpsburg. Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys are the headliners of the Saturday leg of a string of concerts, part of Green Hill Farm's 2009 Fall Fest. Organizer Nick Frobouck promises to deliver eight performances over the course of two days at the Sharpsburg farmstead. The concert is a fundraiser for Frobouck's nonprofit foundation for injured loggers and their families.
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October 14, 2011
The descendants and family of the late James Frederick Williams and Margaret Williams Hartle held their family reunion Aug. 21 at Wesley Meadows, the property of James and June Haddock, west of Hagerstown. Eighty-two people were in attendance. Several of the remaining children of James and Margaret attended, including Irene Baker, Peggy Smith, Ruth Bloom and June Haddock, all of Hagerstown; Hank Williams of Ohio; and John Williams of Virginia. The youngest member to attend was 7-month-old Jackson Logan Haddock of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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March 24, 1999
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer Simplicity attracted Aaron Tippin to country music. "It says so much with so little," he said during a recent interview from his home in Liberty, Tenn., about 60 miles east of Nashville. "The first time I ever heard Hank Williams sing the greatest hits, I was sold," says Tippin, 40. [cont. from lifestyle ] Music started out as a hobby for Tippin, who grew up in the mountains of South Carolina. He thought his livelihood would be spent in the air, not soaring up the country music charts.
OPINION
October 13, 2011
“This is in regard to Thunder in the Square, Friday night. I have been in and out of showing cars for a number of years. As far as Thunder in the Square goes, it was great, and (by) far the best thing that they've had in the square besides the Mummers Parade. Everyone there did a wonderful job ... The band and dance group were fantastic. I give a four thumbs up to Alsatia Club and all their helpers for a great night.” - Clear Spring “Would anybody know of a fibromyalgia support group in Hagerstown?
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By KATE COLEMAN | April 15, 1998
by Peter Nash see the enlargement Akins plays country with a little Kiss Country singer Rhett Akins counts "a bunch" of performers among his influences: George Strait, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., the Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers and Kiss - yes, Kiss. Kiss was "the biggest thing on earth" when the Valdosta, Ga., farm boy was a 7- to 10-year-old kid. He and his brother painted their faces in the style of the rowdy rockers, Akins said in a recent interview from Texas.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | September 5, 2013
R. Francis “Fran” Shives of Hancock received the conferral of the 33rd Degree-Inspector General Honorary during the 2013 Biennial Session of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 27.  The degree and honors were awarded for outstanding service to Freemasonry and its organization, demonstrating Masonic principles and for community service. A 33rd Degree Mason is a Master Mason who has exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to the craft.  Shives is a member of Hancock's James W. Bowers Lodge 173 and Past Potentate of the Ali Ghan Shriners.    School photos Reminder to parents: School pictures will be taken at Hancock Middle-Senior High School Friday.
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September 19, 2012
The descendants and family of the late James Frederick Williams and Margaret Williams Hartle held their family reunion Aug. 19 at the Wesley Meadows property of James and June Haddock, west of Hagerstown.   There were 100 in attendance.  All of the remaining children of James and Margaret attended, including Irene Baker of Smithsburg; Hank Williams of Ohio; Peggy Smith, Ruth Bloom and June Haddock, all of Hagerstown; James Williams of...
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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2012
Editor's note : In the original version of this story, information about the two Hank Williams shows performed by Robbie Limon was incorrect. Limon performed in “Lost Highway: The Life and Legend of Hank Williams Sr.,” in 2011 at Totem Pole Playhouse. He will bring "Lovesick Blues: The Life and Music of Hank Williams Sr.," to the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium Sunday, April 29. GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When Robbie Limon was about 12 years old, he picked up a ukulele his dad had laying around their Prince George's County, Md., home, and started tinkering with it. Later, his parents bought him an electric guitar, and his passion for music was ignited.
OPINION
October 13, 2011
“This is in regard to Thunder in the Square, Friday night. I have been in and out of showing cars for a number of years. As far as Thunder in the Square goes, it was great, and (by) far the best thing that they've had in the square besides the Mummers Parade. Everyone there did a wonderful job ... The band and dance group were fantastic. I give a four thumbs up to Alsatia Club and all their helpers for a great night.” - Clear Spring “Would anybody know of a fibromyalgia support group in Hagerstown?
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 24, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- Fresh off its latest EP, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys are bringing Charm City honky tonk to Sharpsburg. Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys are the headliners of the Saturday leg of a string of concerts, part of Green Hill Farm's 2009 Fall Fest. Organizer Nick Frobouck promises to deliver eight performances over the course of two days at the Sharpsburg farmstead. The concert is a fundraiser for Frobouck's nonprofit foundation for injured loggers and their families.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | September 18, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Could that be your doctor performing country music in a red-sequined suit? If it's Dr. Matthew Hahn, it is, and he's close to releasing his first country music CD, "The Real McCoy," in honor of local singer-songwriter Jim McCoy. Hahn said McCoy is one of his patients, but he did not know about his country music career until he learned about McCoy from newspaper editor John Douglas, who had written an article about him. Hahn became a great fan of McCoy after hearing him sing at The Troubadour, the nightclub and restaurant McCoy and his wife own on Highland Ridge Road.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
The descendants and family of the late James Frederick Williams and Margaret Williams Hartle held their family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Wesley Meadows, the property of James and June Haddock, west of Hagerstown. Eighty-seven people were in attendance. Most of the remaining children of James and Margaret attended: Irene Baker, Peggy Smith, June Haddock, and Ruth Hoffman, all of Hagerstown; Hank Williams of Ohio; Hilda Alderman of West Virginia; and John Williams of Virginia.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | December 26, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com What's happening New Year's Eve at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.? "It's Hank Fest, man," says David "Spike" Moore. "Hank Fest" is a celebration of the life and music of country music legend Hank Williams, who died nearly 50 years ago in West Virginia (Jan. 1, 1953). The songs of the 20-year-old Alabama-born Williams - "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good-Looking" and "Jambalaya" - live on. Moore and his Saddle Pals - Thommy Burns and Maynard Sheppard - will open the show.
NEWS
January 26, 2000
It's probably not wise to admit this, but back when I was a wee critter I was a big fan of country music. Fortunately it didn't take any 12-step program to wean myself of the disease, because country music in my lifetime, like my work ethic, peaked early. Back then, country music was Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton, Patsy Cline, Charley Pride, Bobby Bare and Ernest Tubb. Today we have the tedious, mind-numbing Vince Brooks and Co. It's no comparison. (And don't laugh, all you twentysomethings.
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