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The Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] Good Citizen’s Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership …

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Elba High School recognized its 2020 Homecoming Queen and Court last Friday, Oct. 23, during Homecoming activities. The Coronation ceremony was held Friday morning, and the queen and court again were recognized pre-game Friday night. Those pictured above include (left to right): Kate Hudson,…

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The Elba City Board of Education will conduct its annual budget hearings for the Elba City School System on Tuesday, Sept. 15th. The first Fiscal Year 2021 budget hearing will be at 12 noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, from inside the Elba High School auditorium. The second required hearing will be Tu…

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On Monday, May 18, the Elba High School Alumni Association announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. Elba seniors Chanler Coppage and Lauren Haley each were presented with a $1,500 monetary scholarship to be used at the college of their choice. The alumni association provides two $1,500 eac…

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ELBA ELEMENTARY STUDENT KAYDEN MOSELEY (center) led the Pledge of Allegiance during the Tuesday, March 17, Elba Board of Education meeting. After recently placing third in a Coffee County 4-H Baking Contest, Moseley was invited to attend the board meeting and lead the group in reciting the p…

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On Friday, Feb. 14, Brooke Goff and Rolanda Jones, representing Alabama Power, delivered a check in the amount of $960 to Elba High School principal Wynn Grimes, and that money will be used for classroom supplies. The funds have been dedicated to a science classroom to make lab improvements …

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The Elba High School Alumni Association held its annual Homecoming meeting Friday, Oct. 18, at the Elba High School cafeteria. “We were extremely pleased with the attendance this year for the alumni meeting,” said Linda Hodge, president of the Elba High School Alumni Association. “We had fol…

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The Elba Marching Tiger Band completed the festival and competition portion of its season last Saturday, Oct. 5, at the 14th Annual A-Town Invitational in Andalusia, Ala. The Saturday prior, the Elba Marching Tigers participated in marching festivals in both Daleville and Rehobeth on the sam…

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Elba High School will celebrate Homecoming Friday, Oct. 18, and the theme is “The Real Competition is EHS!” There will be a Pep Rally/Bonfire Thursday evening, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The Homecoming Queen Coronation will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a pep rally at Elba High School…

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DAR AND EHS GOOD CITIZENS...The DAR and EHS Good Citizens for Elba High School have been named for the Class of 2020. The DAR Good Citizen is Lauren Haley (left) and the EHS Good Citizen is Maggie Hammonds (right).

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As the nation remembered the tragic terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 last week on the 18th anniversary of that day, students at Elba City Schools discussed the events. Kindergarten students in Claire Bailey’s class talked about the events that took place 18 years ago and discussed that ev…

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5-gallon buckets situated in a semi-circle in the Elba Elementary School music room can only mean one thing… It’s drumming time! Elementary music teacher Jeff Carpenter is implementing this school year a bucket drumming class that will include third and fourth grade classes. He said third gr…

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The Elba High School Student Council hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the school Wednesday, Aug. 14, and the ‘gift of life’ the top priority of the day. EHS Student Council sponsor Amanda Martin said 26 units of blood were collected during this blood drive from students, faculty, …

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Elba High School students enjoyed an inspirational message Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, from one of their own – alumnus LeRay Smedley, who currently works for President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C. Smedley said his a proud native of Elba, Ala., having graduated from El…

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Phillip Smith, science teacher at Elba High School, recently was awarded a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s to renovate his classroom. Smith said he plans to bring it up-to-date with flat screen TV’s, Chromebooks, flexible seating, and a fresh coat of paint. When students return in the Fall they wil…

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The Elba High School annual band banquet was held Tuesday evening, May 7, in the activities building of Westside Baptist Church. Band director Shaun Hammonds handed out several awards and honors to students for their achievments throughout the year. Band Awards: • Brooke Chapman Award - Brad…

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Elba City Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal ser…

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The Elba Masonic Lodge #170 presented scholarships Monday evening, April 29, to five high school seniors and one college student from the area. A successful raffle for a $500 Visa Gift Card helped the Lodge to be able to award the six scholarships this year. Those pictured above include: Elb…

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Elba High School has three students who scored gold at the state FCCLA Competition last month. Junior Lauren Haley won in the Advocacy competition, junior Elizabeth Woodham won in the Career Investigation competition, and sophomore Collin Harrison won in Focus on Children competition. These …

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Elba High School’s seventh and eighth graders participated last week in the latest challenge to sweep the internet, the Trashtag challenge. The students went to Elba’s Tiger Town Park to clean up trash and to help their community. EHS science teacher Phillip Smith came up with the idea, insp…

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Elba High School FCCLA was represented last week at the Alabama FCCLA State Leadership Conference held March 14-15 in Montgomery, Ala. During the conference, the Elba students competed in STAR [Students Taking Action with Recognition] events. These are competitive events in which members are…

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Elba High School hosted the Pea River Concert Contest Festival on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, in the school auditorium. School bands from all over the Wiregrass came to participate in the concert band event. The bands were judged on their individual performances by a group of hig…

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The Elba High School English Team competed Friday, Feb. 22, in the Enterprise State Community College English Tournament. The 12 students from Elba participated in various categories, such as British Literature, American Literature, and Speech. Three students received honors for their respec…

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Elba High School Varsity and JV cheerleader tryouts are scheduled for Friday, March 22nd. Varsity tryouts are open to any upcoming 9th-12th grader in good academic standing, and JV tryouts are open to any upcoming 7th or 8th grader in good academic standing. Tryout forms will be available Fr…

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Students Inducted Into the National Beta Club at Elba High School...Students who have met the club requirements were inducted into the National Beta Club Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2019. Students must maintain As and Bs in all classes in order to be invited and to continue membership. Elba Hi…

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The annual Miss Elbala Pageant was held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Elba High School in the school auditorium. The pageant was emceed by Miss Elbala 2018 Alyssa Kyles. Kate Hudson (above) was crowned Miss Elbala 2019. First runner up in this category was Lauren Haley.

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One hundred days can signify a lot of things. For kindergarteners like Elba Elementary’s Cate Capps, it represents one hundred days of the first official school year of their lives. Many students and teachers dress up to celebrate the big day, but Cate Capps decided to go the extra mile in c…

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The Coffee County Honor Band complete a two-day clinic last week at Elba High School and the program concluded with a concert open to the public. The Coffee County Honor Band is comprised of band students from Elba, Zion Chapel, Kinston and New Brockton high schools. The clinician this year …

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Southeast Insurance and Real Estate recently recognized Zion Chapel Elementary School teacher Beverly McCall as the Southeast Insurance Teacher of the Month for December 2018..  McCall teaches third grade at the Zion Chapel. This is her 30th years teaching and all 30 have been at Zion Chapel…