C.J. Harris has made his rounds, and now he’s back home.
Harris, a Sidney Lanier alum, is back with the Poets after being officially introduced Tuesday as the new football coach in a press conference announcement in the school’s auditorium.
“I’m glad to be back home,” Harris said. “That’s any coach’s dream, to get back to their high school or college. The biggest thing, we want to build some structure, some organization and leadership. I feel that I can make it successful.”
Harris played football and basketball for the Poets before going to Alabama State to play wide receiver.
The story has become the selling point. As it goes, Bill Moseley, a once legendary football coach in Alabama, came to mentor the young men he coached.
Over the years, the relationship between the mentor and those he mentored turned into one of friends. They called themselves “the good ole boys,” and even had hats made with the slogan.
The hat is where things changed.
Bill’s grandson, Neal Moseley, has gotten very good at telling this story. His company, Good Ole Boys Apparel, is based on it. The 24-year-old started the company a year ago with three friends — Will Freemon, Sam Kleckley and Bo Wood — with a hope, a passion to be his own boss.
“It’s a friendship story,” Moseley says. “The fact that these hats have been around for 20-30 years and no one knew it until my grandfather passed it down to me.”
NFL Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, left, meets with former Sidney Lanier coach Bill Moseley at Moseley's 90th birthday party luncheon.
More than 70 people attended a 90th birthday celebration Tuesday for former Sidney Lanier football coach Bill Moseley at a luncheon at Farmer’s Market Cafe.
Moseley coached the Poets from 1949 to 1953.
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Rootsweb - Carolyn Self Varner Blount
From: Ray Isbell
Subject: Carolyn Self Varner Blount, 79
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:47:34 +0000
Carolyn (Self) Varner Blount, 79, died Tuesday morning, January 25, at her summer home in Highlands, North Carolina. Mrs. Blount was the widow of former U.S. Postmaster General Winton Malcolm Red Blount, industrialist and philanthropist who donated the multi-milliondollar Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park to the city of Montgomery, Alabama, in the early 1980s. The $21 million dollar Carolyn Blount Theater, home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, was opened in 1983. The annual Alabama Highland Games is held at Blount Park in Montgomery and is major event in the Southern U.S. for descendants of all the Scottish clans, even the lowland Clan Weir.
Written by Annie McCallum Bitter
Loveless Academic Magnet Program High will have a new leader beginning this summer, though, she’s a familiar face to the renowned magnet program.
Retired Montgomery educator and LAMP founding director Mary George Jester will become the school’s interim principal June 1.Since retiring from the school system in 2006, Jester has continued to be active in the community, notably as a vocal supporter of the proposed magnet center at Sidney Lanier High School.
Marie satisfied her adventurous spirit by traveling the globe during her husband's 25 year distinguished Air Force career. While building her family, Marie lived in 14 homes, in six states and Japan. After Stafford retired she continued to travel as a sponsor for many high school trips across America.
1:12 AM, Aug. 6, 2011 | Montgomery Advertiser
Former Alabama State player Roy Dawkins was named the Hornets' secondary coach Friday.Dawkins was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter at defensive back for the Hornets from 1993-96, and was a teammate of ASU head coach Reggie Barlow for three seasons.
Dawkins, a former ASU student assistant, was the head coach at Central-Hayneville (2000-01) and the defensive backs coach at Sidney Lanier (2002) and Huntingdon College (2003-04). He also coached Northview High's defensive line (2007-08) and served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach 2009-10).
by David Bagwell(1)
Maybe one of the two(2) most famous oral non-athletic legends at Sidney Lanier High in the 1940s and 1950s was about how Miss Kate Clark’s panties fell down around her ankles during her Latin class.
In the summer of 2011 I was given a collection of Montgomery history stuff by Miss Clark’s nephew in Mobile, Mobile architect Nick Holmes, Jr., and in it was a typed collection of papers which Miss Clark had given over the years to the Tintagil(3) Club, a Ladies’ literary club in Montgomery founded in 1896 by Miss Mary Elmore, and which in 1920 and 1948 published excellent pictured guidebooks of Montgomery.
Here is Miss Clark’s own version of the panties story, as given to the Tintagil Club on a date which we cannot yet identify:
Her long and productive life was cited, from her graduation from the University of Alabama in the 1920s, to her marriage to longtime Duke coach Herschel Caldwell, to her devoted support of her beloved Duke football, to her many contributions as a wife, mother, and grandmother, and friend to many, and also her many civic contributions to Durham, where she lived from the 1930s to her death in 2011.
Anita Mitchell Caldwell
DURHAM -- Anita Mitchell Caldwell, a resident of Durham, died Sunday night at Hillcrest Convalescent Center on her 103rd birthday.
She was born April 24, 1908 in Letohatchee, Alabama, the daughter of James Butler Mitchell and Wilmer Rogers Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herschel Amos Caldwell Sr.
Mrs. Anita Caldwell poses for a portrait that was published in The Herald-Sun shortly after her 100th birthday on April 24, 2008. Mrs. Caldwell’s centennial party was attended by some 250 people.
Special to The Herald-Sun
Way back on April 24 of 1908, a little girl was born in the small town of Letohatchee, Ala. Anita was her name, and she grew up to be a beautiful young lady. She made many a young man's heart flutter during her days as a University of Alabama student from 1924 to 1928. Just recently in 2009, at the age of 101, Anita Mitchell Caldwell sat in her Durham home and recalled her years at the Capstone.
Written by Wesley Lyle
Former Sidney Lanier head football coach Charles Sikes had certain character traits that made a lasting impression on people.
Hard working, honest and tough but fair, that's how Sikes is remembered by former players, colleagues and friends. Sikes passed away at his family farm on Saturday at the age of 74. The cause of death was not immediately known.
"This is just a shock," said former Robert E. Lee head coach Bill Granger. "He was one of those people you thought would live forever. He lived life to the fullest. Even when he retired, he was still working. The man had one of the best work ethics I've ever seen. He was never idle."
Charles David "Coach" Sikes passed away June 11, 2011 at their family farm near Honoraville, Alabama. He was 74 years young and a longtime resident of Montgomery, Alabama. Coach Sikes was preceded in his death by his parents Danley and Pauline Sikes of Petrey, Alabama and his sisters Ruth Adams and Jean Jocelyn of Montgomery.
A west Montgomery City Councilman who is finishing up his first term wants to have another term to continue work on infrastructure improvement projects. David Burkette, who represents District 4, publicly kicked off his re-election campaign this week at Court Square. Two other candidates have already said they intend to challenge Burkette in the Aug. 23 election.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Robert Brown, who was shot and killed last Friday, was a teacher at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery.
Montgomery Public Schools superintendent Barbara Thompson issued the following statement on Brown's death:
"The Montgomery Public Schools family is saddened by the loss of Robert Brown. Mr. Brown served the students of MPS during a long and distinguished career. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Jul 24, 2010 TALLADEGA
Talladega City Councilman and former Talladega County School Superintendent Dr. Lance Grissett passed away Saturday.
"Dr. Grissett laid a very strong foundation for our school system," said Dr. Suzanne Lacey, Talladega County Schools Superintendent. "Many things he implemented are still in place."
A Story About the Enduring Power
--and Hazards--of Latin
By Tom Campbell
A poem was carved laboriously into my ninth-grade Latin class desk:
Latin's a dead language,
As dead as can be.
It killed the Romans,
And it's killing me.
The face of Montgomery city government is changing. After Tuesday night's run-off election, two more new members will be joining the city council. Tracy Larkin has served in public office before, but David Burkette is relatively unknown.
1880 - 1953
An imposing woman with a commanding presence, Margaret Booth possessed a cultivated mind, a strong character, and a kind heart. She sought to prepare young women not only for college, but for life.
By Wesley Lyle - Montgomery Advertiser
Sidney Lanier football coach L.C. Cole tried on his new colors Wednesday morning. Dressed in a white shirt and royal blue blazer, the former Alabama State coach addressed a small group of Lanier faculty and media at the school. "I'm happy to be back in Montgomery," Cole said. "I've got a lot of loyal fans here. I enjoyed working in and with the community in the past, and I want to continue doing that. This job brought me home. I'm excited about it."
1930 - 2005
Robert C. (Bobby) Wilson, 75, died Monday, June 6, 2005. Funeral Services [were held] on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at 1 PM from Leak-Memory Chapel, Reverend Perry Neal officiating.
Coaches Bill Joiner and Bobby Wilson
Ten major contributors have been selected to the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame fourteenth class of inductees. The 2004 class, which will be inducted at a March 22 banquet at the Montgomery Civic Center, includes coaches and administrators. Selected were Ken Blankenship, Susan Cook, Terry Curtis, Sammy Dunn, John Fulgham, Earl Grisham, Bill Joiner, Lavon Kelly, Spence McCracken, and Bobby Wilson. Grisham is deceased.