Improvements at Section Town Park mean fun for kids (and grownups)

July 31, 2014

Right before the big Labor Day party is headed our way, we've made improvements to our Town Park that we're really proud of. Check out the new playground equipment that's now in place for everyone to enjoy, right in the heart of Section.

Mayor Fossett invites the children of all ages to enjoy the new equipment at Section Town Park anytime they are in town.

 

 


The results of Tuesday's election are in as follows:

Posted August 29, 2012

MAYOR: RON FOSSETT 191 BOB MATTHEWS 73 JAMES ALBERT ROBBINS 85 (F0SSETT WINNER)

COUNCIL PLACE 1 : JANET LINVILLE 196 TERESA JONES McCRARY 153 (LINVILLE WINNER)

COUNCIL PLACE 2 ; MYRA MANESS 69 DERRELL MASSEY 255 HAROLD MURDOCK 24 (MASSEY WINNER)


COUNCIL PLACE 3 : VANDELL GANN 121 TRAVIS GENTRY 129 JAMES W. (BUTCH) GREEN 91
(RUNOFF BETWEEN GANN AND GENTRY)

COUNCIL PLACE 4 : BETTY F. RYAN 89 JIM STRINGER 161 KELLY WILLIAMSON 98
(RUNOFF BETWEEN STRINGER AND WILLIAMSON )

COUNCIL PLACE 5 : TIM BYRUM 116 TOMMY FLAMMIA 68 JENNY JONES 90 ARNEY SUMMERFORD 71
(RUNOFF BETWEEN BYRUM AND JONES)


Section Mayor Matthews to host town hall meeting with Representative Mo Brooks

Section, AL August 14 2012– Today, Section Mayor Bob Matthews invited all citizens to a Section Town Hall at 10:00 AM for a meet and greet with Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05)on August 20, 2012. Brooks represents Section and the 5th District in the U.S. Congress. The Town Hall is an opportunity for Section residents to meet with Mayor Matthews and Congressman Brooks about issues important to them and the Jackson County area.

Mayor Matthews will be meeting with Congressman Brooks to discuss Weathington Park and the future of Section. Mayor Matthews will also be moderating an open question and answer session, as time permits, with Congressman Brooks and Section residents.

Congressman Brooks serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.


Section 12s reach World Series title round in Dizzy Dean All Star Series

The Section Lions 12-year-old all-star baseball team has earned a nickname at the Dizzy Dean Freshman division World Series in Southaven, Miss. "Some of the coaches over here are calling us the 'comeback crew,'" said Section head coach Travis Gentry.

The latest rally — a 17-15 win over Aragon (Ga.) Monday morning — landed Section in the World Series' four-team championship tournament, which begins with the semifinal round on Wednesday. The championship game is Thursday, as is the third-place consolation game. All of the games will be taped and aired this weekend on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).

Read the whole story in the Daily Sentinel, from which the above story is extracted.

And check back on Thursday!


Weathington Park is open to the public!



Everyone is welcome to enjoy the view, have a picnic, walk the walking track and relax. A tent is set up until a pavilon can be erected so that our visitors can be out of sun. Mayor Bob Matthews says “Everything about the park is going well and I believe that local volunteers will begin planting flower gardens and rock flower gardens in mid-July.

Mayor Matthews say he is as proud of Weathington Park as one of Section’s best achievements, and he encourages everyone to spend as much time there as possible. “To my knowledge, there is no other place you can visit with this view “

Above: A couple from Crossville Alabama enjoys a picnic high above the Tennessee River.


Section's new park dedication set

The town is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony

The dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at the new park (see article below) on June 22 at 11:00 am. Mr. and Mrs. Weathington will be here to meet everyone and show their appreciation for everyone taking part in this million dollar project. Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the program.


PROCLAIMATION FOR A CELEBRATION OF SECTION, “OUR LITTLE TOWN”

A recent proclaimation for the town of Section sums up the natural and human resources of the town. Click here for the entire article.

Above:Section PACERS students write and record --"Section! Section! Section!" Mayor Bob Matthews proclaims it the official song of Section, Al. Pictured left to right--
Gage Little, Logan Short, Frances Haynes, Ivie Atchley, Pacey Carson, Mayor Bob Matthews, Harley Carson, Ethan Fossett, Avery Fairbanks, not pictured, Travis Gentry, Tammy Haynes, Larry Long, Sherry Hancock, Alex Morton, Lena Cordell.

City of Section Receives Gift of Spectacular Property for Park

A quarter-century ago, a young Georgia man living in Etowah County fell in love with motorcycles. He was taking a relaxing moment to overlook the breathtaking view below him on a ride through Section, one of many he would make in his life. The Chief of Police pulled in to chat about the incredible scene below them before they both departed to resume thier regular lives, lives that would diverge and then come together again over almost the same place.

The two recently met again. The rider went on to become the head of a successful venture capital firm. The Chief of Police eventually became the town's mayor. The gift of breathtaking bluff property fulfills a dream for both. MORE>

Hello from our Mayor and City Council

July 31, 2014

From left to right we are: Councilpersons Jim Stringer, Vandell Gann, Janet Linville, Mayor Ron Fossett, Councilmen Derrell Massey and Tim Byrum.

The Town of Section, in partnership with Auburn University, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to research and develop a plan for sustainable growth. ARC is supporting this project as part of its goal to develop and improve Appalachia’s infrastructure to make this region economically competitive.

Landscape Architecture Professors from the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Michael Robinson and David Hill, will be the grant’s principal investigators.

They will be working closely with the Town of Section in a participatory process to draft a zoning ordinance; develop a sustainable rural design plan, identify cultural, recreational, architectural and business projects that will form an identifiable anchor for the community’s progress; and develop a brand for the community. As a result, the Town of Section will be able to create more and higher paying jobs, develop a larger tax base, and create a more diversified and resilient economy while conserving its cultural heritage and traditions.

“We are looking forward to working with the Town of Section to create
a sustainable framework for its impending growth,” says Michael Robinson, R. Hugh Daniel Professor of Real Estate Development at Auburn University.

Section Mayor Bob Matthews and Auburn University School of Landscape Arhitecture Professor Michael Robinson meet in Section Town Hall to discuss a schedule to carry out the projects outlined under the city’s recent grant from the Appalacian Regional Commission.