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Good morning and good Tuesday

Monday's rain couldn't dampen all the great things that went on in Pike County last week.

Chief among them was the Pike County Relay for Life.

Relay raised just over $203,000 for the American Cancer Society, and early indications are that we Pike Countians once again had the highest per capita rate of giving in the state.

That speaks well of our county and the things that we do here.

The only way we could gain such a distinction is through the dedication of our local Relay Committee and through every Pike Countian who donated or contributed to the event in some way.

Thank you, Pike County.

Congratulations to Dr. John Long for his honor of being named the winner of the Governor's Arts Award.

Senior citizens were treated to a fish fry hosted by Sheriff Russell Thomas and his deputies. The annual event is a good opportunity for seniors to hear from several of our elected officials.

Dwight Ward was recognized as that Alabama Independent School Association's Teacher of the Year for his work and dedication to his students.

Law enforcement officers paid tribute Thursday to their fallen comrades. It was a proper respite during busy days.