Little Miss Headland 1963-64 – Joan Brogden is the daughter of Clarence "CA" & Elizabeth "Lib" Johnson Brogden (Headland, both deceased). Her father was the Superintendent of Wiregrass Experiment Station and was called Brogden by everyone including her mom. Joan went to Headland Schools until 9th grade and then attended Houston Academy from 9th to 12th and graduated from there in 1974. She then went to Auburn University and graduated with two degrees in 1978.

Joan has been married to Harry Barnhill since 1981 and they have lived in Marietta, Georgia for 33 years. They have 3 children, Joshua (age 34), Corey (age 29) and Austin (age 27) and 2 grandchildren from their son Josh, Caroline (age almost 6) and Easton (age 4). She is a part-time sales rep for rep groups that sell to gift stores.

Trivia: Joan's mother, Elizabeth Johnson was the first Miss Headland 1938 and also the first Miss National Peanut Festival 1938. Her cousin, Dethalia Johnson was Miss Headland 1959. Joan also was the crown bearer for the 1st Little Miss Headland Pageant in 1959 when Donna Sue Pitts was crowned.

Right photo is from the 1964 Headland High School Yearbook LaResume.

Business Showcase

  • June 2022 - Gem of the Month - District37

    2022 June Gem of the Month - District37

  • May 2022 - Gem of the Month - State Farm

    2022 May Gem of the Month - State Farm

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month & Grand Opening - The Skin Studio

    2022 April Gem of the Month - The Skin Studio

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month & Grand Opening - Blakely Chicken

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Blakely Chicken

  • April 2022 - Gem of the Month - Moo Cow Designs

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Moo Cow Designs

  • March 2022 - Gem of the Month - Alabama Power

    2022 April Gem of the Month - Alabama Power

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - Catering Queens

    2022 February Gem of the Month - Catering Queens

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - One Honest Notary

    2022 February Gem of the Month - One Honest Notary

  • February 2022 - Gem of the Month - Troy University - Dothan

    2022 February Gem of the Month - Troy University - Dothan

  • January 2022 - Gem of the Month - JJ&J Electrical

    2022 February Gem of the Month - JJ&J Electrical

  • October 2021 - Gem of the Month - Abbeville Herald

    2021 October Gem of the Month - Abbeville Herald

  • September 2021 - Gem of the Month - Corndodgers Farm

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  • June 2021 - Gem of the Month - Headland Family Medicine

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  • April 2021 - Gem of the Month - Donald Smith Co.

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  • December 2020 - Gem of the Month - PeoplesSouth Bank

    Congratulations PeoplesSouth Bank, our December Gem of the Month! Stop by for all your banking needs.

    2020 12 HCOC Gem of the Month PeoplesSouth Bank

  • November 2020 - Gem of the Month - Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

    Congratulations Rodeos Mexican Restaurant, our November Gem of the Month! Stop by the best in Mexican cuisine.

    2020 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

  • March 2020 - Gem of the Month - Bruce's Service Center

    The Nesiba Family keeps us all on the road in Headland at Bruce's Service Center. They have been serving the Headland community for years at this multi-generational family business. Thank you for continuing to provide quality auto service and being long standing members of our chamber.

    2020 03 HCOC Gem of the Month Bruces Service Center

  • February 2020 - Gem of the Month - Quilted Creations

    Congratulations to Mrs. Sherry Burkhalter at Quilted Creations on being our Gem of the Month! They recently celebrated 9 years of being in business in Downtown Headland! We are so grateful Sherry, her family and her team have invested in our city. Thank you for continuing to serve Headland and the surrounding areas.

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  • January 2020 - Gem of the Month - Headland Police Department

    Thank you for serving Making Headland one of the safest cities in Alabama!

    We were pleased to honor Chief of Police Mark Jones and his department as January's Gem of the Month! Headland has been named the Third Safest City in Alabama for two years in a row! Thank you to Chief Jones and his entire team for making Headland a safe place to live and do business.

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  • December 2019 - Gem of the Month - Headland ACE Hardware

    Thank you for serving Headland, Headland Ace Hardware!

    Congratulations to Headland Ace Hardware for being our December Gem of the Month! Each month we will be celebrating an outstanding member of the Chamber!

    2019 12 HCOC Gem of the Month Headland ACE Hardware

  • November 2019 Gem of the Month - Hometown Foodcenter

    2019 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Hometown Foods

    The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded the November 2019 Gem of the Month to Hometown Foodcenter located at 17990 US-431, Headland, AL 36345, 334-693-3600 and is open 7am-9pm daily.

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