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Air Force graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Nathaniel B. Aaron and U.S. Air Force National Guard Airmen Omar Garcia and Christopher A. Coker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. They completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. They also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Aaron is a 2017 graduate of Douglas High School, husband of Eryca Greer, son of Kristina and stepson of Timothy Farmer, and brother of Shyann Farmer and Dakota Aaron.

Garcia is a 2018 graduate of Susan Moore High School.

Coker is a 2018 graduate of Springville High School and the son of Angel M. Emanuel of Springville and Christopher J. Coker of Warrior.

University of Alabama honors

A total of 11,406 full-time undergraduate students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). Among them are:

Dean’s List: Zachary Holt (Cleveland); Clint Reid (Hayden); Emily Campbell, Miguel Espinoza, Ryan Guthrie, Ashley Horton, Caitlin Love (Oneonta); Kelsey Hornbuckle (Remlap); Samantha Causey (Trafford).

President’s List: Gregory Foster (Cleveland); Emily Morgan, Anastasiya Sinyavina (Hayden); Emily Amin (Locust Fork); Emilee Smith, Maggie Wallace (Oneonta); Ethan Cato (Trafford).

University of Alabama spring graduates

The University of Alabama awarded 5,716 degrees during its spring commencement. Among them were: Samantha Jan Causey, Charli Riana Smith, Trafford; Raul Gonzalez Jr., Caitlin Rhae Love, Alexis Leigh Rush, McRae Alan Smith, Angela Parker Waldrop, Oneonta; Kyle Joseph Hornbuckle, Remlap; Marina Elisabeth Angela Matthews, Clint Manley Reid, Anastasiya Sinyavina, Hayden.

Bluegrass Summer Nights

Featured bands play at Blountsville Historical Park the second Friday of each month. Jamming starts at 4 p.m., open stage at 5 p.m., house band plays at 6:30 p.m., and featured band plays at 7 p.m. Scheduled bands: July 12 – Renfro Mountain Medicine Show; Aug. 9 – The Commadores. Admission is free and concessions are available. Phone Marlin Beasley at 205-429-3996 or 205-363-0507 for more info.