Jimmy Ray "JR" Hutson, 73

Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

John V. Allen Jr., 65

Born December 9, 1954

Died February 16, 2020

Deborah Moore, 61

Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

Jessi Michelle Haworth , 15

Born September 3, 2004

Died February 15, 2020

Mary Lois VanBeber-Coffman, 94

Born September 2, 1925

Died February 15, 2020

Myrtle M "Punkie" Staton, 80

Born June 15, 1939

Died February 15, 2020


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:17 AM

The 2020 Chili and Barbecue Cook-off will be hosted April 17 and 18 at Hatbox Field, organizers announced. Exchange Club and the city have discussed the change for years, making the move to provide better parking and better access to utilities for the cook teams.

“For many years, we have had discussions about what is the next step for the cookout and how we can attract more teams and people to the event to further our overall mission of raising funds for local children’s charities,” Robert Smith, event chairman, said. “This move not only gives us more than enough room for cook teams, but plenty of parking for the public that does not disrupt local businesses.”

The annual Friday Night Cook-off, Kick-off Concert will be inside Hatbox Hangar One. Cody Canada and The Departed will play that show.