Linden

Hail Storm Leaves Extensive Property Damage in Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The storms that rolled through west Alabama early Tuesday morning — caused a lot of property damage in the city of Linden. The system produced a hail storm — that scared the daylights out of some residents — and caused extensive damage to vehicles. “I don’t think we could take another hit like this,” said…

Rose, Connell, Thurman named Player of the Year

MONTGOMERY – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School senior Barry Dunning Jr., and Hazel Green senior Samiya Steele earned the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s top basketball honor. Dunning was named “Mr. Basketball” for the just completed 2021-22 high school basketball season and Steele was chosen “Miss Basketball.” The announcement was made by Ben Thomas of the Alabama Media Group at the…

Authorities in Linden Search for Missing Man

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Search crews are looking for a missing man in Linden. Chief Robert Alston says 56 year old William Gregory Mitchell was last seen about five days ago. Mitchell is 5 feet 7 inches tall — and weighs about 130 lbs. Canine units were brought in to help with the search. Search crews are combed various…

Autaugaville advances to Championship game, Linden’s season ends

BIRMINGHAM – Autaugaville High School will get the chance to cap a perfect season after clinching a berth in the state finals Tuesday. The undefeated Eagles (29-0) downed Decatur Heritage 62-48 in Tuesday’s semifinals of the AHSAA Class 1A Boys’ State Basketball Championships at Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Autaugaville built a double-digit lead in the first quarter,…

Linden captures Class 1A State Championship

TUSCALOOSA – Linden High School’s Patriots walked into Bryant-Denny Stadium as a school that had never won an AHSAA football championship. Not anymore, thanks in big part to senior defensive lineman Jamarcus Williams. Williams tipped the ball to himself for an interception and returned it 18 yards for a third-quarter touchdown and added a 5-yard scoop-and-score fumble recovery for a touchdown…

LACEUP – Crenshaw, Pike Lib Win AISA Titles plus AHSAA Quarterfinals

  AHSAA 2020 State Football Playoffs Quarterfinal Results CLASS 1A Linden (13-0) 35, Sweet Water (8-3) 6 Brantley (13-0) 21, Maplesville (9-4) 19 Berry (11-1) 42, Brilliant (7-6) 21 Pickens County (10-3) 40, Hubbertville (9-3) 24 CLASS 2A Abbeville (11-1) 38, Isabella (11-2) 20 Leroy (11-1) 28, Lanett (10-3) 21 Spring Garden (12-1) 21, North Sand Mountain (11-2) 0 Mars…

LACEUP Highlights – Playoffs, Round Two

  AHSAA 2020 State Football Playoffs Second Round Results CLASS 1A Sweet Water (8-2) 57, Notasulga (8-2) 28 Linden (12-0) 50, McKenzie (8-3) 13 Brantley (12-0) 48, Keith (8-4) 6 Maplesville (9-3) 48, Millry (8-3) 14 Berry (10-1) 26, Woodland (8-4) 16 Brilliant (7-5) 21, Ragland (9-3) 14 Hubbertville (9-2) 35, Winterboro (9-2) 13 Pickens County (9-3) 48, Decatur Heritage (9-3) 28 CLASS 2A Abbeville (10-2) 56, B.B. Comer (10-2) 34 Isabella (11-1) 20, Clarke County (8-3) 13 Leroy (10-1) 26, Geneva County (8-4) 16 Lanett (10-2) 37, G.W. Long (9-2) 3 Spring Garden (11-1) 27, Red Bay…

Pay It Forward: Samuel Calhoun of Linden

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Samuel Calhoun. He lives in Linden, but serves in the nearby Thomasville community. At 84 years young,  Samuel Calhoun was recognized as one of the longest living full-time African- American pastors in Thomasville. He retired this summer after a half-century in the ministry. That’s 50 years preaching and 49 years…

ASWA High School Football Rankings: Week Five

CLASS 7A Team (first-place); W-L; Pts 1. Thompson (21); 4-0; 269 2. Hewitt-Trussville (2); 4-0; 211 3. Hoover; 4-0; 184 4. Auburn; 4-0; 161 5. Austin; 4-0; 140 6. Central-Phenix City; 2-2; 103 7. Prattville; 3-1; 65 8. Fairhope; 3-1; 43 9. Oak Mountain; 4-0; 41 10. Daphne; 3-1; 25 Others receiving votes: Theodore (3-1) 22, Enterprise (3-0) 21, James Clemens…