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Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass

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Amy and Ross Kilpatrick with Grandmother Mary Jernigan
Poppy Buck's Pizza held it's ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 18th at their location at 16566 US Hwy 431 S, Headland, AL 36345-8443. The event was sponsored by the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Rhonda Harrison and Mayor Ray Marler addressed the gathering as well as Ross Kilpatrick gave his thanks to all those who came out for the event. Poppy Buck's Pizza phone number is 334-693-2300.

Ross Kilpatrick explains how the business got it's name:

"The name Poppy Buck’s originated from my grandfather, Billy Jernigan. We all called him “Poppy”. His father was called “Buck”, as a nickname. When I was a young boy, I told Poppy that I would open up a restaurant with him one day and that we would name the restaurant Poppy’s. He passed away shortly after we moved to Henry Co. a few years back. After his passing, I learned that he was born in the Lawrenceville community—in northern Henry Co. Knowing that adds a special touch to this for me. We are opening the restaurant in his memory."

He added "We are honored to serve the Headland and Henry Co. communities. Our aim is to cook the best pizzas in the Wiregrass and to provide excellent service for years to come."

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It was a beautiful night at Douglas Park as thousands of spectators gathered for the City of Headland Independence Day Fireworks!  The fireworks lasted about 25 minutes and everyone enjoyed it immensely!

The City of Headland wishes to thank the sponsors who supported this annual event.

  • MDI
  • Headland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • SEAGD
  • HNB First Bank
  • Donald Smith Company
  • PeoplesSouth Bank
  • Wiregrass Construction
  • Polyengineering, Inc.
  • BWSC, Inc.

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Thank You
to all our students who submitted beautiful artwork
for this year’s Youth Art Contest.
All the entries will be displayed on Saturday during the
Daylily Art & Garden Festival on the square in Headland.

Congratulations to these Art Winners!

4 & 5 YEAR OLDS
Painting - 1st Aiden Tanton
2nd Addie Reece Hardin
3rd Mary Michael Hardy
Mixed Media - 1st Karoline Hester (Also, Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Gabriel A. Hamm
3rd Mary Michael Hardy
Drawing - 1st Aiden Tanton
2nd Mills Wood
3rd Mary Michael Hardy

1ST GRADE
Drawing - 1st Rowan Simpkins (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Holly Knight
Painting - 1st Kinley Hughes
2nd Nicholas Boatwright
3rd Hollie Moody
Mixed Media - 1st Braxton Glee Thurman
2nd Hollie Moody
3rd Landon Davis

2ND GRADE
Painting - 1st Gunner Robertson
2nd Sydney Messersmith
3rd Annabelle Thurman
Drawing - 1st Ben Granberry (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd MacKenzie Killingsworth
3rd Jack Watson

2ND & 3RD GRADE
Mixed Media- 1st Monty Masters
2nd Ella Greathouse
3rd Owen Wood

3RD GRADE
Painting - 1st Raylee Grace (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Rylan Davis
3rd Hayden Gard
Drawing - 1st Annalee Henerson
2nd Rylan Davis
3rd Bailey Watford

4TH GRADE
Painting - 1st Kelsee Overstreet
2nd Meghan Registerbr />3rd Natalie Knowles
Mixed Media 1st Lori Jane Woodham (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Jackson Bawcom
3rd Ava Lawrence
Drawing - 1st Jase Elliott
2nd Owen Brown
3rd Harrison Culp

5TH GRADE
Painting - 1st Gracie Smith
2nd Anniston Laye
3rd Heather Roberts
3rd Ava Glover

5TH & 6TH GRADE
Mixed Media 1st Sabrina Neiswanger (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Gracie Smith
3rd Hannah Grace Falkner
Drawing - 1st Merritt Watford
2nd Brayden Grammer
3rd Anniston Laye

6TH GRADE
Painting 1st Carlee Bush
2nd Sophia Price
3rd Abby Gard

7th-12th Grade
Drawing - 1st Ali Johnson (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Alisha Brown
3rd J.D. Nilles

Best Garden Party Theme
1st Emily Pitchford, 6th grade
2nd William Pitchford, 6th grade
3rd Jason Melancon, 4th grade

T-Shirt Design Award – Bailey Watford, 3rd grade
Best of Show Award – Ariana Bell, 11th grade

4 & 5 YEAR OLDS
Painting - 1st Aiden Tanton
2nd Addie Reece Hardin
3rd Mary Michael Hardy
Mixed Media - 1st Karoline Hester (Also, Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Gabriel A. Hamm
3rd Mary Michael Hardy
Drawing - 1st Aiden Tanton
2nd Mills Wood
3rd Mary Michael Hardy

1ST GRADE
Drawing - 1st Rowan Simpkins (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Holly Knight
Painting - 1st Kinley Hughes
2nd Nicholas Boatwright
3rd Hollie Moody
Mixed Media - 1st Braxton Glee Thurman
2nd Hollie Moody
3rd Landon Davis

2ND GRADE
Painting - 1st Gunner Robertson
2nd Sydney Messersmith
3rd Annabelle Thurman
Drawing - 1st Ben Granberry (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd MacKenzie Killingsworth
3rd Jack Watson

2ND & 3RD GRADE
Mixed Media- 1st Monty Masters
2nd Ella Greathouse
3rd Owen Wood

3RD GRADE
Painting - 1st Raylee Grace (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Rylan Davis
3rd Hayden Gard
Drawing - 1st Annalee Henerson
2nd Rylan Davis
3rd Bailey Watford

4TH GRADE
Painting - 1st Kelsee Overstreet
2nd Meghan Registerbr />3rd Natalie Knowles
Mixed Media 1st Lori Jane Woodham (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Jackson Bawcom
3rd Ava Lawrence
Drawing - 1st Jase Elliott
2nd Owen Brown
3rd Harrison Culp

5TH GRADE
Painting - 1st Gracie Smith
2nd Anniston Laye
3rd Heather Roberts
3rd Ava Glover

5TH & 6TH GRADE
Mixed Media 1st Sabrina Neiswanger (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Gracie Smith
3rd Hannah Grace Falkner
Drawing - 1st Merritt Watford
2nd Brayden Grammer
3rd Anniston Laye

6TH GRADE
Painting 1st Carlee Bush
2nd Sophia Price
3rd Abby Gard

7th-12th Grade
Drawing - 1st Ali Johnson (Also,
Best Overall, Age Division)
2nd Alisha Brown
3rd J.D. Nilles

Best Garden Party Theme
1st Emily Pitchford, 6th grade
2nd William Pitchford, 6th grade
3rd Jason Melancon, 4th grade

T-Shirt Design Award – Bailey Watford, 3rd grade
Best of Show Award – Ariana Bell, 11th grade

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About 250 people attended the Headland Business Showcase on Tuesday, April 18. This was the first time the event has been held downtown at the Headland square. Chamber member businesses and organizations set up exhibits in a big-top tent and businesses around the square were open offering door prizes and giveaways as the Josh Buckley Band performed in the gazebo. Thirty businesses and organizations participated in the event. Hometown Foods and the Headland Lions Club sponsored a member appreciation cookout and served up 200 hot dogs for those attending. Many thanks to all who made this event a great success! 

Read on for gallery photos!

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Chamber members gathered for networking and sharing information at Living Waters during Connect@Lunch on March 22. Ryan Richards, Executive Director for Southeast AlabamaWorks was the guest speaker. He shared local, regional and national statistics and concerns about our current and future workforce.

“AlabamaWorks is the state’s new unified workforce development center that serves as a centralized “go-to” for employers, job seekers and training seekers.” Ryan said. “Southeast AlabamaWorks is one of the seven regional workforce councils in the state. The purpose of the Regional Workforce Council is to facilitate implementation of workforce development programs and services that support economic and job development. It also address the workforce needs of new and existing businesses and industries.”

Three Pigs Pub & Grill catered a delicious meal for the event.

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Ryan Richards, Executive Director - Southeast AlabamaWorks