Alabama High School has Seven Seniors Graduating from College First

Seven seniors from ABS will graduate from Calhoun Community College on Friday night. Front Row L-R: Jantzen Flatt, Lillian Bradford, Laura Silvernail. Back Row L-R: Clayton Hamm, Matthew Usery, Cade Abernathy, Nicholas White.

Athens, Ala. – In the main hallway of Athens Bible School, there is an area dedicated to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As a former general and president, Eisenhower understood organization, strategy, and implementation. President Eisenhower once said, “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”

For the graduating class at ABS, it’s been about planning. As 97% of the class of 30 plans to attend college, 23% of the class are finishing with a college degree from Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. While it’s not unusual for high school students to acquire college credit through dual-enrollment (the average at ABS is 36 hours), it is highly unusual for a high school student to finish their Associate Degree during their high school career. At ABS, not one, not two, not three, but seven students will be walking across the stage at Calhoun Community College on Friday night to receive this honor, 11 days before they receive their high school diplomas. Since 2006, those who had received their Associate Degree had been females. This year, the group consists of four males and three females.

While the state of Alabama no longer offers an Advanced Diploma, ABS offers their own University Preparatory Diploma which requires advanced math, science, and two years of the same foreign language. Out of the class, 23 have earned the University Preparatory Diploma.

While success academically is clearly important at ABS, Gayle Hagewood, who is the Assistant Director of Development and an ABS graduate herself said, “Having such a successful senior class places a spotlight on our spiritual focus and respect for authority.”

As the ABS Class of 2019 moves forward, there’s one other quote from President Eisenhower that rings true for this small class of seniors, “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Go get ‘em, Trojans!



It’s Strawberry Season!


Dodge City, Ala. – Strawberry season is upon us and at J. Calvert Farms, that means a whole bunch of strawberries! J. Calvert Farms has come back to The Mark White Show to help get the word out about this seasons produce! The Calvert’s would personally like to welcome you to their farm located just 3 miles south of Dodge City on Hwy 69 and Exit 299 off I-65. Give them a call at 256-636-2752.

Trading Spaces Brett Tutor Joins The Mark White Show

Athens, Ala. – This week, along with Jeff Foxworthy, I’ll also be joined by TLC Trading Spaces carpenter Brett Tutor! Brett has an incredibly diverse resume reflecting his seemingly endless talents. He has worked as a stuntman, EMT and SWAT medic, house flipper, home inspector, white water rafting and rock climbing guide, singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a security and survival specialist on season two of Discovery Channel’s hit show “Treasure Quest.” Brett is also a passionate champion of causes with a positive social impact. In 2014, he founded the non-profit organization Off The Grid International (www.otgi.org), which builds clean water and sanitation systems in some of the most remote regions of the planet. Brett will be a guest speaker at this year’s Birmingham Home & Garden Show at the the BJCC February 15th-17th. The Mark White Show will also be at the H&G Show with WXJC Radio. I hope you will make plans to tune in as I have both Jeff & Brett on The Mark White Show this week!

You can listen to The Mark White Show the following ways:

The Mark White Show Facebook Live
Friday at 10a CST

Athens
WKAC 1080 AM
Friday at 10a CST

Russellville
WGOL 100.7 FM
920 AM
Friday 2p CST

Birmingham
WXJC 101.1 FM
WDJC 850 AM
WYDE 92.5 FM
Saturday 8a

You can stream the show around the globe at the following:

Friday 10a CST:
TheMarkWhiteShow.com

Friday 2p CST
WGOLam.com

Saturday 8a CST
850WXJC.com

All shows are archived at TheMarkWhiteShow.com.

The Mark White Show podcast is uploaded to Apple iTunes & Blubrry every Friday after the live show.

Jeff Foxworthy Joins The Mark White Show

Athens, Ala. – This week on The Mark White Show, joining me will be Atlanta, Georgia, native Jeff Foxworthy! A stranger to no one, Jeff is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 26 books. While Jeff is widely known for “You Might Be A Redneck” jokes, “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?”, and “The American Bible Challenge”, what many don’t know about Jeff is that he spends time with the homeless, teaching Bible study classes and bringing Chick-fil-A biscuits every Tuesday morning to homeless people in Atlanta. Of his work with the homeless, Jeff says, “I think if God loves anything, it’s seeing his broken people restored.” Jeff & I will be talking more about that effort as well as his upcoming show at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on February 10th. I hope you’ll make plans to tune in and share this upcoming show with your friends and neighbors!

Below are the many ways to listen to The Mark White Show:

Athens
WKAC 1080 AM
Friday at 10a CST

Russellville
WGOL 100.7 FM
920 AM
Friday 2p CST

Birmingham
WXJC Radio 101.1 FM
WDJC 850 AM
WYDE 92.5 FM
Saturday 8a

You can stream the show at the following:

Friday 10a CST:
TheMarkWhiteShow.com

Friday 2p CST
WGOLam.com

Saturday 8a CST
850WXJC.com

All shows are archived at TheMarkWhiteShow.com.

The Mark White Show podcast is uploaded to Apple iTunes & Blubrry every Friday after the live show.

The Mark White Show Featuring Ricky Skaggs, Bradley Walker, & Christy Langley

Athens, Ala. – Since the 52nd Annual Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention was taking place this weekend, I thought I would do a special show. Joining me on the program were Bluegrass & Country Music Hall of Fame artist Ricky Skaggs and Bradley Walker. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, Christy Langley joined me. Christy’s grandson, Rylyn James Haywood, has CDH and is currently at Children’s of Alabama. Listen to my interviews below.

NASCAR Legend Coming To North Alabama

Rogersville, Ala. – NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will be at Joe Wheeler State Park on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30p. Named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers, he was the 1983 Winston Cup champion and won the Daytona 500 three times in 1978, 1982, and 1988. Tickets are available through eventbrite and the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce. Listen below.

 

 

J. Calvert Farms Joins The Mark White Show

Dodge City, Ala. – The fall season is upon us and at J. Calvert Farms, that means pumpkins and gourds! J. Calvert Farms has become a sponsor of The Mark White Show to help get the word out about all that they have to offer this season. With over 30 varieties of pumpkins, including gourds, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. J. Calvert Farms is a u-pick farm on Fridays and Saturdays by making reservations for your family or group. School groups are also welcome. The Calvert’s would personally like to welcome you to their farm located just 3 miles south of Dodge City on Hwy 69 and Exit 299 off I-65. Give them a call at 256-636-2752. Listen to their new ad below as we get ready for pumpkin season at the farm!

The Mark White Show Discusses Heroin/Drug Addiction

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Athens, Ala. – This week on The Mark White Show, we focused on heroin/drug addiction. Joining me was Danny Molloy with Addiction Prevention Coalition, Leslie Reagan Plaia, M.Ed., LPC, with Recovery Resource Center, & Patty Carter Sykstus with Not One More Alabama. We discussed resources that are available from these three organization in our state as well as the upcoming End Heroin HSV Walk! taking place on August 18th in Huntsville. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, I spoke with Sandy Russell Hicks about her successful recovery from drug addiction and how she is now trying to help others on their journey to recovery. So many people are affected by drug addiction. I appreciate you sharing this show with others. You don’t know just who it might help. Listen below.

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This week on The Mark White Show, we’ll be focusing on heroin addiction. Joining me will be Danny Molloy with Addiction Prevention Coalition, Leslie Reagan Plaia, M.Ed., LPC with Recovery Resource Center, & Patty Carter Sykstus with Not One More Alabama. We’ll be discussing resources that are available from these three organization in our state as well as the upcoming End Heroin HSV Walk! taking place on August 18th in Huntsville. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, I will be talking to Sandy Russell Hicks about her successful recovery from drug addiction and how she is now trying to help others on their journey to recovery.

Eric Martin of Southern Timber Resources Joins The Mark White Show

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Birmingham, Ala. – Eric Martin, a registered forester, has been buying and managing timberland for over 35 years. For over 25 years, Southern Timber Resources, Inc. has been purchasing standing timber and helping small timberland owners manage their properties. Services include forest inventories, timber sales, hunting leases, site preparations, and reforestation. The decision to remain primarily active in timber procurement has enabled the company to keep current with an ever changing forest products market. Although we have been key participants in the acquisition of thousands of acres in one purchase, the founding purpose to help small landowners and investors continues to be our focus and niche in the market. The company is based in Birmingham, Alabama and is also located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Having known the Martin family all of my life, I can attest to the trustworthiness and the conscientious individual Eric Martin is. Attention to detail is important to him in his forestry work. If you would like a free appraisal on your timber, you can give Eric a call at (205) 527-6785. Check out Southern Timber Resources website. I’m excited to have Southern Timber Resources as a new sponsor of The Mark White Show. You will be hearing more about them and their work soon! Listen to their new ad below and remember Eric offers free appraisals!