Ashville's Fomby
studies in Cuba

Symone Fomby of Ashville took part in Troy University’s Study Abroad program during the summer semester.

Fomby studied in Cuba as part of the Study Spanish in Cuba program.

 

Boaz's Rowan
honored at UK

Christin Rowan of Boaz was named to the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2019 Dean’s List

Rowan’s academic major is psychology.

To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.60 GPA.

 

UDC rededicates
cemetery section

The Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently rededicated the Alabama section of the Carnton Cemetery near Franklin, Tennessee, with a respectful and reverent service.

Soil was brought from every county in Alabama, including Etowah, which had several members attending. Alabama UDC President Susanna Rawlins, General Vice President Linda Edwards and President General Nelda Crutcher attended.

The cemetery is in a trust to the Franklin Chapter of the UDC, which hosted this event.

The Battle of Franklin took place on Nov. 30, 1864. It lasted five hours and 9,500 soldiers — 7,000 of them Confederates — were killed, wounded, captured or counted as missing. The Alabama 29th and 45th Infantry with men from several counties in Alabama were among the Confederate units in this battle.

Many of the Confederate soldiers were buried in graves on the property of Fountain B. Carter and James McNutt in 1864. However, Carter needed the land for his farm, so Carrie McGavocks, of the Carnton Plantation, agreed to move those 1,481 graves to her property, a project that took 10 months to complete. Each grave was given a small headstone and were divided into sections by the soldiers’ native states. UDCs of each state have since raised money to place a small granite marker at each grave.