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Southern Star, 1964 SOUTHERN STAR, 1935:African American Heritage

2005 MLK Speaker, Reverend Lloyd S. Dillard

Reverend Lloyd S. Dillard

       Rev. Lloyd S. Dillard retired from the United States Army on April 30, 1997 at Fort Rucker , Alabama . During a career that spanned 38 years, he served tours in South Carolina; New Jersey; Germany, Alabama, Taiwan, Wisconsin, and Indiana as a Chaplain's Assistant and enlisted Human Resources Manager before he was appointed a Personnel Warrant Officer on September 7, 1970. His assignments in Warrant Officer status were in Vietnam; XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery and 1 st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; United States Support Activity, Iran; United States Army Readiness Group, Huntsville, Alabama; Office of Chief, Army Reserve, Pentagon, Washington, DC; Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia, and Fort Rucker, Alabama.

       Rev Dillard was the first Black Master Warrant Officer appointed in the United States Army, was on the first list of Warrant Officers selected for promotion when the new rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five was approved. He was co-developer of the first Master Warrant Officer Course, which subsequently became the Chief Warrant Officer Five Course.

       Rev. Dillard and the former Barbara Ann Pegues, a Miles College Graduate from Griffin , Georgia have been married since August 15, 1962 . They are the parents of a daughter, Leslie, a Computer Analyst and Army Major in the Chemical Corps on active duty with Headquarters, Forces Command, Atlanta , Georgia , and a son, Chief Warrant Officer Three Lloyd II, a Blackhawk Maintenance Test Pilot currently serving in Iraq . They also have two granddaughters and one grandson.

       Rev. Dillard spent the last three years of his military career as Assistant Commandant of the Warrant Office Career Center , Fort Rucker , Alabama . During that same period he was initially an Associate Minister and later the Assistant Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church , Ozark , Alabama , under the leadership of Dr. S. C. Jackson. Since transitioning to civilian life, he has been employed by the Dothan Housing Authority and as Pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Dothan , Alabama .

       Rev. Dillard's academic credentials include Valedictorian of his graduating class at Booker T. Washington High School, Reidsville, N.C., a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina; a Master's Degree in Personnel Administration from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama; and a Master of Divinity Degree from the School of Theology, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA, all with honors.

       Rev. Dillard is a member of a number of civic and professional organizations such as the ADC, NAACP, Multi-Racial Committee, Booker T. Washington Museum Board, Association of the United States Army, etc. He is committed to serving God and humankind.

 


 

 

 

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Articles about Blacks Found in the Southern Star

Researched by Hazel Matthews TURNER

Transcribed by Lewie Ramsey, 111

For Additional Information about these articles, call Jocelyn Rayford at 334-774-5480

Or e-mail jrayford@odcpl.com

 

Southern Star, 1935:

Date

Page

Old Timer Writes

January 2, 1935

9

U.S. Cash flow for Schools

February 20, 1935

1

Greyhound Bus

May 8, 1935

1

City Bus Opens

August 28, 1935

1

Adi Bryans and Snellgrove

September 11, 1935

5

City School Financial

December 4, 1935

4

Southern Star, 1936:

Date

Page

Lynching in 1935

January

1

County Schools Will Run

February 5, 1936

1

20 Convicts to Burn

February 5, 1936

2

Public Schools Closed

February 1, 1936

1

Ozark Schools Reopen

March 4, 1936

1

City Schools Operate

April 8, 1936

1

City Schools to Operate

April 15, 1936

1

Southern Star, 1937:

Date

Page

City Schools Assess

March 18, 1937

1

Dale Birth Colored

September 16, 1937

3

Instruction for Colored Teachers

September 23, 1937

2

Nine Arrested for Burglary

December 23, 1937

1

Southern Star, 1938:

Date

Page

39 Births recorded-Colored

 

2

Colored Children

February 16, 1938

6

Copy Ad from Jitney Jungle

February 17, 1938

3

Copy ad from H. C. Dowling

April 15, 1938

5

Copy ad from Whaley

April 15, 1938

5

Dale Theater Ad

 

7

Dale County Births (Colored)

April 21, 1938

4

Ozark City Negro School

May 19, 1938

7

Missionary Program at Colored

May 26, 1938

8

School Census in Dale County

July 7, 1938

1

School Heads Hold Joint Meeting

July 21, 1938

1

Twigs Writes on Negro Schools

August 4, 1938

7

7,775 Dale County Children

September 1, 1938

1

Dale County School

September 1& 8, 1938

1 & 8

Dale County School

November 10, 1938

1 & 8

Marriage License

December 29, 1938

1

Southern Star, 1939:

Date

Page

Tuskegee's Vegetable

January 12, 1939

2

Dale County 115 Years Old

January 26, 1939

1

The Story of Americans

January 26, 1939

4

People Dramatized

February 16, 1939

5

Average Teacher in Alabama Salary

February 25, 1939

2

Alabama Rural Teachers Pay

March 2, 1939

7

Average Alabama Teacher Salary

 

 

Payment on Colored School

April 27, 1939

9

Carver to Make Food Research

July 6, 1939

7

Tuskegee First Stamp

September 7, 1939

 

Typhoid Fever

October 5, 1939

1

Work Begins on Colored School

October 12, 1939

1

History of Ozark and Dale County

November 2, 1939

4

Southern Star, 1962:

Date

Page

Learning Living/ D. A. Smith

January 4, 1962

8

Greater Sardis

February 15, 1962

3

37 Graduated D. A. Smith

May 17, 1962

11

Greater Sardis

June 24, 1962

5

Boykin Attending ROTC

August 16, 1962

10

School Must Integrate

November 21, 1962

1 & 8

Southern Star, 1963:

Date

Page

Local Holiday

January 10, 1963

5

D. A. Smith School

January 17, 1963

17

Flu Reaches Epidemic

February 28, 1963

1

Decision Elementary School on Post

March 7, 1963

1

Problems Facing Dale Schools

April 4, 1963

1

D. A. School News

April 11, 1963

11

Contract to Build at Smith

May 9, 1963

1

Members of Urban Renewal

June 6, 1963

1

27 Complete Adult City Units

June 13, 1963

1

Faculties in Dale

August 28, 1963

3

13 County Schools Enrollment

September 5, 1963

1

School Year Begins

September 5, 1963

1

Southern Star, 1964:

Date

Page

Oldest Known Star Located

January 2, 1964

1

Local Schools Dated

January 16, 1964

1

Governor Carries Alabama Stand

January 30, 1964

2

Certification of Teachers

February 20, 1964

4

City System; 11 Teachers

March 26, 1964

1

The Ozark Schools Set for May

May 7, 1964

1

They Help Kill Civil Rights

May 7, 1964

2

Captors of Ben Matthews

July 9, 1964

7

Superintendent for Civil Rights

July 16, 1964

13

Daleville to Start City School

August 6, 1964

1

School Opens Thursday, August 27

August 13, 1964

1 & 4

Faculties for Junior High

August 20, 1964

1

County Schools

August 27, 1964

1 & 4

City Schools Have Records

September 3, 1964

1

Local Schools Plan Education

November 5, 1964

1

Southern Star, 1965:

Date

Page

5 Year School Building Plan

January 14, 1965

1

Smith School District Champs

March 4, 1965

9

Plan Lodging Survey

April 15, 1965

1

Ozark Known as Merrick

May 6, 1965

11

Church of God by Faith

May 13, 1965

10

City School Second Hand Books

May 20, 1965

1

East Gate Jr. High

June 3, 1965

1

Mrs. Ruth Boykin

June 17, 1965

13

Project Begins at D.A. Smith

June 17, 1965

1

New Buildings School

June 17, 1965

1

10th Grade at Long County School

August 26, 1965

1

Faculties Listed

September 2, 1965

9

Smith School PTA

September 23, 1965

9

Ozark Population

December 3, 1965

1

Southern Star, 1966:

Date

Page

Editorial: Watching the Negro Vote

January 13, 1966

2

Children of Deceased Veterans

January 13, 1966

11

Board Approves Plan for Dale

February 3, 1966

3

Open Letter to Citizens

February 17, 1966

3

Urban Renewal Plans

March 24, 1966

1

Notice of School Desegregation

March 31, 1966

23

(Voting) Matthews

March 31, 1966

10

February 1, Poll Taxes

January, 1966

2

Jessie J. Dubois

July 14, 1966

6

Elijash Rhodes

July 28, 1966

1

Welding Class

September 1, 1966

8

Southern Star, 1967:

Date

Page

Dale County Action

February 16, 1967

3

Thompkins News

March 9, 1967

7

Scout Week Observed

March 9, 1967

12

Thompkins School Dedicated

April 13, 1967

8

Editorial Comments-Housing

May 25, 1967

2

Thompkins School

May 4, 1967

11

34 Teachers Plan Study

June 8, 1967

1

D. A. Smith Honored

August 24, 1967

1

Program Honors Smith

September 7, 1967

1

School Queen

November 30, 1967

6

Southern Star, 1968:

Date

Page

Second Honor Roll-Smith

January 4, 1968

3

Thompkins Elementary Accreditation

January 18, 1968

3

Thompkins Elementary

February 1, 1968

11

Hearing, February 27, Acker Avenue

February 15, 1968

1 & 3

Ozark Desegregation Plan

February 23, 1968

7

Construction on Masonic Housing

May 23, 1968

1

Crises in Public Education

July 18, 1968

2

Lay Community Study Group Ozark

August 25, 1968

1

Faculties in City Schools

August 22, 1968

1

Samuel Blackman

August 29, 1968

10

Faculties Dale County

September 5, 1968

 

School Acts in Court

September 12, 1968

1 & 2

Husband of Ozark

September 26, 1968

14

Facing the School Problem

September 26, 1968

2

Local Lay Committee

October 17, 1968

1

Problems Facing Schools

December 12, 1968

1

Towards Better Schools

December 1, 1968

2

Southern Star, 1969:

Date

Page

Acker Avenue Urban Renewal

January 16, 1969

1

Editorial Comment, Acker Avenue

January 16, 1969

2

21st Century Club

January 23, 1969

6

Local Resident Cited

February     1969

15

Desegregation Plan-Dale County

February 27, 1969

6

Douglas, Courthouse Janitor

May 13, 1969

 

Painting Unveiled

September 4, 1969

13

Ozark Heights

September 25, 1969

1 & 2

Maj. S. Harper ROTC

October 16, 1969

12

96 Year Old Woman

November 13, 1969

8

Southern Star, 1970:

Date

Page

School Board Plan for Court

January 15, 1970

1

Ozarkians-Awards Fort Rucker

January 29, 1970

10

Federal Court Approves Plan

February 12, 1970

1

Know Your Schools

April 2, 1970

8

Know Your Schools

April 9, 1970

1

Work Segment

May 9, 1970

8

Ozark 1970 Census

June 18, 1970

1

Local Sacred Heart Singers

July 9, 1970

1

Faculties for Ozark Schools

August 20, 1970

2

Faculties for Dale County

August 27, 1970

2

Art Scholarship Award

August 27, 1970

3

Bank's First Customer

September 10, 1970

3

Noah Clarke

October 1, 1970

15

Southern Star, 1971:

Date

Page

Willie J. Cummings

January 15, 1971

6

Top Bandsmen

May 29, 1971

9

Wiregrass Performers

January 9, 1971

8

Biracial Advisory Committee

October 7, 1971

2

Pumpkin Grower

October 14, 1971

18

Maggie Baker

October 21, 1971

7

3 Member Housing

October 28, 1971

8

1,418 Dale Families

November 18, 1971

1

NSC Hosts

Thanksgiving, 1971

3

Southern Star, 1972:

Date

Page

W. D. Matthews-Courthouse Janitor

February 3, 1972

1

Lucy Loman Honored

March 2, 1972

14

Ladies in Pink

March 16, 1972

19

Nancy Casey's 100th Birthday

March 23, 1972

12

Ruby Boykin Speaker

March 23, 1972

15

Calvin Bryant

April 13, 1972

6

Hubert Morris Retirement

May 11, 1972

9

Priest Enters Council Race

June 29, 1972

1

McQueen-Race for City Council

July 6, 1972

1 & 2

Sam Brew Ozarkian Retired

July 20, 1972

3

21st Century Club Scholarship

August 17, 1972

7

Thomas Priest

August 17, 1972

9

Wilbur Jackson

November 30, 1972

 

Southern Star, 1973:

Date

Page

Rev. Palmer and D. A. Smith Honored

February 7, 1973

3

ESJC Observing Negro History

February 14, 1973

9

75th Birthday of Dewey Williams

February 21, 1973

3

Council Informed of Court Order

February 28, 1973

1

Council Gets $82, 568 Grant

February 28, 1973

1

Afro American Officers

March 7, 1973

10

City Approves Acker Project

April 4, 1973

1 & 8

Ozark Voters League

April 11, 1973

1 & 2

Britt Matthews School Board

April 25, 1973

1

Calvin Educator at Wallace

June 27, 1973

5

Ozark, Dale Free Lunch

April 22, 1973

11

Swimming Pool Acker Avenue

September 26, 1973

5

Wilbur Jackson Outstanding Award

October 31, 1973

1

Southern Star, 1974:

Date

Page

Mrs. Lucy Loman

 January 3, 1974           

13

Wilbur Jackson

January 9, 1974

1

Steve Crews

February 6, 1974

10

W. C. Autrey and Oben Everett

February 13, 1974

9

Henry Williams Honored

March 6, 1974

8

Sardis Baptist Church Bus

March 6, 1974

7

Women's Day Celebration

 

 

Missionary of the Year

 

 

Winnie Williams

March 13, 1974

9

Sacred Harp

March 15, 1974

11

At Carroll High Back in Class

 

 

Hearing on School Board

May 29, 1974

1 & 15

Men's Day Celebration

 

 

Major Johnnie Ford Speaker

June 12, 1974

9

Ozark's Elders Talk About

 

 

Growing Old

June 19, 1974

3 & 4

I would Shop in Ozark

August 14, 1974

1

Reception, Abigail Roberts Jones

August 14, 1974

7

Bobby Green-Peanuts

August 14, 1974

4 & 5

Flowers Elementary School

August 21, 1974

1

Survey-Teaching Reading

August 21, 1974

1 & 2

City School Faculties

August 28, 1974

1& 3

Dale County Faculties

August 28, 1974

1 & 2

Joe Truitt-Cotton

August 28, 1974

5 B

Scholarship- Angela Dawkins

September 4, 1974

10

Judge M. Jackson

September, 25, 1974

3B

Malcolm Newton

October 2. 1974

2 B

Wilbur Off and Running

October 9, 1974

9

Dock Thomas-100 Years

October 23, 1974

7

Miss Bronze

October 30, 1974

1 & 9

Winston Lewis

October 30, 1974

10

Daffodil Garden Club

November 13, 1974

6

Pearlie Cook

November 27, 1974

9

Bell from Court House

December 18, 1974

1

Van Heusan

December 24, 1974

1

Southern Star, 1975:

Date

Page

Wilbur Jackson

January 1, 1975

3

Wiregrass Sacred Singers

January 1, 1975

5

Rev. and Mrs. Casey

February 12, 1975

5

Ozark Voters League

February 26, 1975

8

Mary Lee

March 19, 1975

7

Centurion Plus Two

April 9, 1975

4

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Pound

April 16, 1975

5

Adam School Travel

April 30, 1975

1

Adam Tiger Bring Home

May 14, 1975

1

Reverend Autrey Cited

June 11, 1975

1

Wilbur Jackson

July 16, 1975

6

Double Tomato

August 6, 1975

7 B

Local Youth Bring

August 13, 1875

9

Newton Widow

September 3, 1975

2 B

Mrs. Lela Matthews

October 29, 1975

8

Rev, and Mrs. W. C. Autrey

October 29, 1975

8

Joe Redding

October 29, 1975

10

Kelvin McLeod

November 5, 1975

9

Lt. Aubrey Matthews

November 12, 1975    

7B

Sorority Presents

November 19, 1975

6

Distinguished Teacher in Ohio

  December 3, 1975     

5B

Southern Star, 1976:

Date

Page

             Trawick Jackson            

January 14, 1976

15

Inez Williams

February 11, 1976

7

Williams

March 3, 1976

12

Williams & McLeod

March 11, 1976

3

Major Jimmy McLeod

April 14, 1976

6B

Spencer Stocks

April 21, 1976

2

Retiring Teachers

May 17, 1976

7

Ozark Fashion Industry

May 17, 1976

4B

Florine Colvin

May 26, 1976

9

Dr. Richardson

June 9, 1976

1

Ozark City Council

June 23, 1976

1

Women City Council Race

June 30, 1976

1 & 10

Mrs. Flowers Alternate

 

 

To Conventions

July 17, 1976

1 & 2

Gilford Golden

August 4, 1976

4

Dewey Williams

August 4, 1976

13

Robert Baxter

August 25, 1976

1

Wilbur Jackson

September 8, 1976

11

Therem Lock

September 22, 1976

9

Southern Star, 1977:

Date

Page

Ozark Native Cited

January 5, 1977

10

Legion Post Organized

February 9, 1977

17

Father, Daughter- Man, Woman of the Year

March 9, 1977

1

Special Olympic Winner

April 20, 1977

8

Wilbur Jackson

 

 

AKA's Contribute

July 6, 1977

1

Jerome Steel Named

July 6, 1977

5

Ozark Community

July 27, 1977

5

Hospitality

 

 

First Public Kindergarten

August 31, 1977

1

James Taylor, 50th Anniversary

August 31, 1977

6

Mr. & Mrs. D.A. Smith

September 21, 1977

6

RSVP Claybank

November 2, 1977

2

Sacred Harp Singers

 

 

Southern Star, 1978:

Date

Page

Raise Money for Transplant

January 4, 1978

1

Art Guild

February 22, 1978

3

Emma Lewis

March 8, 1978

10

John McNair

March 22, 1978

12

Dewey Williams

March 22, 1978

13

Ozark Merchant Profile

March 29, 1978

10

Mrs. Areather Loman

April 5, 1978

4

Cullun McCoy

April 12, 1978

11

Daffodil Garden Club

April 10, 1978

4

Three Carroll High School Students

April 14, 1978

16

Voter League Award

May 3, 1978

1

Inez Williams Cited

May 3, 1978

1 & 9

Rev. W. C. Autrey

May 3, 1978

5

Grandson Wins Prize

May 17, 1978

5B

Barbara Guyton

May 31, 1978

1C

John Merrick Ozark

May 31, 1978

2B

A. J. Crittenden

June 14, 1978

1

Orester Harper School Board

June 21, 1978

1 & 11

Winston Johnson

July 4, 1978

4B

Lt. Aubrey Matthews

July 19, 1978

3

Inez Williams

July 19, 1978

6

Ozark Native earns Doctorate

July 19, 1978

11

Thomas Colvin

August 9, 1978

6

Cal Covington

August 30, 1978

4B

The Colvins

September 30, 1978

3B

Renovation for Racetrack

November 1, 1978

3

Ozark Soldier Dies

November 22, 1978

1

Displays Trophies

November 29, 1978

15

Robert Matthews

December 20, 1978

5C

Southern Star, 1979:

Date

Page

Mrs. Lucy Loman

January 10, 1979

8

Heart Fund Volunteers

February 7, 1979

8 B

Sen. Julien Bond

February 14, 1979

6B

Alabama Baptist Plan

February 21, 1979

6 B

Interesting People

February 28, 1979

7

Black History Week

March 7, 1979

2 B

1,000 Hear Julien Bond

 

 

American Legion Week

March 14, 1979

10

Community Education Week

March 21, 1979

1 & 2

Ladies Auxiliary Legion Post

March 28, 1979

4

Guest Speaker, Ford              

March 28, 1979

9

Britt Matthews

April 4, 1979

1 & 13

Sponsor RIF Program

April 18, 1979

9

Nora Matthews Civil Action

April 18, 1979

12

Honorary State Farmer

June 27, 1979

1B

Inez Russell

July 11, 1979

6

Nora Matthews Day

September 5, 1979

1

Early History of Dale County

September 5, 1979

1

Lomorr, Faye

September 19, 1979 

3

Federal Women Week

September 19, 1979

8B

W.L. Andrews Tells  About Old Landmarks

October 3, 1979

2B & 3B

D.A. Smith

October 17, 1979

1

Nora Matthews Honored

October 17, 1979

5

Book Distribution RIF

October 17, 1979

9

Ariton Resident Honored

October 24, 1979

1

Clarence McMoon

November 7, 1979

7

First Black Female

November 28, 1979

4B

Mrs. Lola Stocks

December 5, 1979

8

Ozark Native-New Jersey

December

8