• 70°

Collinsville Lively Arts Festival Eagerly awaited history book on sale

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
May 4, 2001
COLLINSVILLE Many stories about Collinsville, Martin and Schamberville as told by the people who grew up in these west Lauderdale County communities are now preserved in a new book titled, "Windows to Our Past."
The 408-page book goes on sale Saturday at Collinsville's 13th Annual Lively Arts Festival. The book was started by the late Rubye Harrison and completed by her sister, Jerry Ethridge, and Linda Cook.
Family histories and genealogies along with accounts of different events have been compiled in the book. There are also photographs and copies of newspaper clippings.
Readers will find stories about the area during the Civil War. Longtime resource manager Bill Pennington wrote a history of Okatibbee Lake and its history. There are pictures of the old schools, and even some of the students from way-back-when.
But don't expect future publications to come anytime soon.
There are 200 copies of the book in print, and all are expected to be sold Saturday in Collinsville. After that, anyone wanting a copy can go by the Archives in the Lauderdale County Annex where the book is stored on computer.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.

Franklin County

Chucky Mullins Scholarship brings in football star to lead youth camp

Franklin County

Hospitals offer another vaccine clinic in Franklin County 

Franklin County

Chamber announces application period for Junior Leadership

Franklin County

DHR opens second round of pandemic grants for childcare providers

Franklin County

NW-SCC offers scholarship to put students back on degree path

Franklin County

Leighton donates to Phil Campbell Fire Department

Franklin County

State’s mask mandate expires

Franklin County

Food Share collects $11K, 970 items

News

Class of ’48 friends reunite

Franklin County

4-H takes applications for rabbit project

Franklin County

Statewide clean-up campaign continues through April

Franklin County

PC youth receive scholarships

Franklin County

Franklin County youth livestock exhibitor earns ribbon

News

City addresses storm damage at sports complex

Franklin County

FRANKLIN’S FINEST: Annual Partnership Awards honor county’s dedicated citizens

Franklin County

Studio X-Treme wins big at state, AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier

News

$8K goes to RHS’ Lauren Sturdivant

Franklin County

Clinic draws countians for COVID-19 vaccine

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools receives $200K for technology from ARC

News

NJHS numbers illustrate EL gains

Galleries

PHOTOS: Sweet floppy-eared fun

Franklin County

PC seeks new chief following resignation

Franklin County

Tharptown seventh-grader finds niche with Shoals basketball team

Franklin County

Planning proceeds for 40th Watermelon Festival

x