When recent graduate Emily Wix returned to Macon County High School’s Pat Parker Memorial Field on Friday night to collect her diploma, she felt relief after walking across the stage during her commencement ceremony.

The visiting East Hamilton High School softball team produced all seven of its runs with two outs, earning a spot in the Class 3A State Tournament with Sunday afternoon’s 7-2, sectional victory over Macon County.

Gary Wayne “Chicken Man” Jenkins was born into this world on Oct. 2, 1951, in Lafayette, to the late Jesse T. Jenkins, Jr., and Betty Jean Meador Perrigo.