ARDMORE Tennessee

Wednesday, July 28, 2020

Present Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Ardmore, Alabama Police Department for the presentation of a certificate from the Alabama Attorney General's office to retiring Ardmore Police Chief Jimmy Kennedy are from left, Ardmore, Tennessee Mayor Mike Magnusson, Ardmore, Tennessee Vice-Mayor Shane Emerson, Chief Tommie J. Reese, Sr., Law enforcement Coordinator; Ardmore Chief of Police Jimmy Kennedy, Ardmore Policeman Brandon Crews, Ardmore Policeman Ryan Cole and Ardmore, Alabama Mayor Billy Shannon. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)

Chief Kennedy Receives Certificate

Ardmore Police Chief Jimmy Kennedy received a Certificate of Appreciation from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office for his many years of service to law enforcement in Alabama Thursday, July 22, 2021.

The Certificate reads: Steve Marshall, Alabama Attorney General

To all who shall see these Presents, Greetings:

This is to Certify that The Attorney General of the State of Alabama has awarded this Certificate of Appreciation To Chief James Kennedy Upon His Retirement from the Ardmore Police Department Ardmore, Alabama.

As Attorney General, it is my great privilege to recognize the sacrifice and service that you have given to the law enforcement community of

Ardmore and the State of Alabama. In recognition of your years of service, it is my honor to commend you for your dedicated career and extend my heartfelt appreciation by presenting this certificate of appreciation and commendation.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Office of the Alabama Attorney General in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, this 31st day of July, Tow Thousand Twenty-One.

Steve Marshall

Attorney General

Chief Kennedy's last day on the job is Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Mickey Fowler

YCS To Publish Crape Myrtle Festival Issue

Your Community SHOPPER will publish a special issue Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in honor of Ardmore's 29th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival. This year's festival will be held Saturday, August 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at John Barnes Park in Ardmore, TN.

In order to promote the festival and encourage participation, Your Community SHOPPER will publish a Crape Myrtle issue featuring local businesses and highlighting the activities scheduled for the festival.

Businesses and festival vendors who wish to advertise in the Crape Myrtle issue may bring their ad by the office at 26287 Main Street in Ardmore or call 931.427.2198. Deadline for ads is Friday, August 13, at 5:00 p.m.

Mickey Fowler Inducted Into

NAA Hall Of Fame

Auctioneer Mickey Fowler of Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc. located in Toney, AL attended the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota Thursday, July 15, 2021 where he was inducted into the NAA Hall Of Fame.

Mickey began Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc., in 1978 as a way to help friends and neighbors turn their assets into cash. He has been an auctioneer for 43 years.

"I believe the auction method of marketing is the best way to turn assets into cash," Mickey said. A licensed auctioneer in the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi, Mickey holds auctioneer designations of CAI, CES, AMM and AARE.

A graduate of Ardmore High School, Ardmore, AL in 1964, Mickey opened Fowler Body Shop in 1974 and continued to farm row crops until 1980. Having started Fowler Auction in 1978 and serving as its president, he became a broker in 1993 and still serves as Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc.'s president and broker today.

A 1979 graduate of Fort Smith Auction School in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mickey continued his work and education graduating from the Certified Auctioneers Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington in 1984. He has done coursework in Real Estate at John C. Calhoun State Community College and has continuing education hours at the National Auctioneers Association with Speaker's Bureau, Certified Auctioneer's Institute.

During his auction career he has been the 1991 Alabama State Bid-Calling Champion; 1995 winner, Small Business of the Year, Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce; 2001 inducted into the Alabama Auctioneers Hall of Fame and in 2018 was inducted into the National Auctioneers Foundation Diamond Club.

Mickey's professional affiliations include: National Auctioneers Association, Certified Auctioneers Institute, Alabama Auctioneers Association, President 1986 and 1996, Director 1982-85, 1986-89, 1989-93, Vice President 1994, President-Elect 1994-95; Tennessee Auctioneers Association, Board of Realtors, Huntsville, Alabama; Limestone County Cattleman's Association, Madison County Cattleman's Association, Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Director; Better Business Bureau of North Alabama and MarkNet Alliance: a nationwide network of auction companies specializing in the sale of high-end personal property and real estate.

Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc. is a full-service real estate and auction company that uses the auction method to liquidate real or personal property. Their team is ready to assist clients to make the selling of property as stress-free as possible- from the beginning to the end.

Their auctions range from starter homes to large estates, mini to large farms, small businesses to large commercial complexes, estates, liquidations, boats, cars, trucks, farm and heavy equipment and more.

The passion shared by each Fowler team member to "quickly turn assets into cash" for their sellers and fill needs or desires for their buyers is the foundation of Fowler's success.

The NAA Hall Of Fame was established in 1961 as a way to recognize leaders within the auction industry. A bronze etched portrait plaque of Mickey Fowler will join his predecessors in the National Auctioneers Museum located in Overland Park, Kansas.