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  1. Rewinding the Country Charts: In 1974, Don Williams Earned His First No. 1 SongRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 21 | Billboard

    ... voice and down-to-earth presence, Williams affectionately became known as country's "Gentle Giant." Born in Floydada, Texas, on May 27, 1939, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2016, when Billboard compiled a ...

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  2. Lockney, Floydada get ready to battle for the 100th timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 14 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Bragging rights will ensue after Friday night lights, especially in Floyd County. It's the 100th meeting between Lockney and Floydada and whoever wins will bring home the trophy.

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  3. Singer Don Williams dies on same day as fellow US country starRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 10 | Belfast Today

    ... as "the Gentle Giant", for his bearing, musical impact and his physical six foot-plus frame. Born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas, Don Williams flirted with both folk and pop music before turning to country. A gifted songwriter as well as a ...

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  4. Don Williams, Country's 'Gentle Giant,' Dead at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | The Westerner

    ... grace, intelligence, and ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant." Born in Floydada, Texas, on May 27th, 1939, Don Williams was raised in Portland, Texas, where he learned guitar from his mother. Initially ...

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  5. Country star and Floydada native Don Williams dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | Amarillo.com

    ... and Josh Turner, and Keith Urban has said Williams drew him to country music. "The Gentle Giant" was born in Floydada. In 1981, he was the first person to receive the key to the city there. "His smooth, baritone voice soothed the audience almost in ...

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  6. Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78Read the original story

    Friday Sep 8 | Lucianne.com

    ... illness," saying that funeral arrangements are pending. He was 78 years old. Williams was born May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas, growing up in nearby Portland. Music had always been close to Williams' heart, as he entered his first talent contest -- ...

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  7. Country's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | UPI

    ... ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant." Williams was born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. He learned to play guitar from his mother and as a teenager performed in country, folk and rock bands, according to ...

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  8. Don Williams, 'gentle giant' of country music, dead at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | GlobalNews

    ... was nicknamed country music's "Gentle Giant," and enjoyed a successful career that spanned six decades. Born in Floydada, Texas, Williams headed to Nashville in the late 1960s and began his career as a songwriter, but soon found popularity as a ...

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  9. Country Music Mourns "Gentle Giant" Don WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | Houston Press

    ... Alan Jackson also took to the top of the charts in 2000. Williams was a Texan, born in the tiny Panhandle town of Floydada and raised in Portland near Corpus Christi. From 1964 through 1971, he was a member of the Corpus-based folksinging group the ...

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  10. Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 8 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Williams was born in Floydada, TX, on May 27, 1939. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

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  11. Don Williams Dead at 78Read the original story

    Friday Sep 8 | WKHX-FM Atlanta

    ... was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and won the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award in 1978. Born in Floydada, Texas, May 27, 1939, don was singing professionally by the time he turned 18. In 1964, he became the lead vocalist for the ...

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  12. From the A-J's Pages: 7 killed in recent Floyd County crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 26 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Edward Lee Howard, the only CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union, was on the move again Tuesday after being offered an ultimatum: Leave Sweden or remain in police custody. FLOYDADA - Floyd County tallied a grim traffic toll during the month of July.

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  13. Pigskin Preview: Sundown RoughnecksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... has made the playoffs 11 of the last 12 years. "Abernathy and new Deal are rivalries for us. Hale Center, Olton and Floydada are good quality teams so you have to be ready every week."

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  14. Paris Junior College gets ready to fall semesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | EParis Extra

    Paris Junior College's Student Services recently set up a new tent ordered for events both on and off campus to display to PJC staff. The tent will first be used to welcome students for the fall semester starting Coincidentally, 2013 PJC alumnus Mason Morrow stopped by as he was showing the campus to Emily Hall, a friend from Floydada.

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  15. Faith: Family stories put our joys, sorrows into perspectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... named for her then because I was teased. I dropped it in favor of my middle name when I transferred to school in Floydada. In living our story, we seldom recognize its importance for our descendents. When life gets disjointed and disappointing, ...

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  16. Floydada proud to be Pumpkin Capital USARead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | KXXV-TV Waco

    If you were to drive down the streets of Floydada, you may think the town started decorating for Halloween a little bit early. "Floydada is Pumpkin Capital USA, but the history of the pumpkin goes way back," said Tim Assiter, owner of Assiter Punkin Ranch.

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  17. Hardy's Classic Cars houses iconic automobiles in FloydadaRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2017 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Time stands still at Hardy's Classic Cars in Floydada, where you can find vintage automobiles that once traveled the streets of Floydada and the world. You can see classics like a 1955 Studebaker Wagon, a Mini Cooper from New Zealand, a taxi from London and everything in between belong to Carolyn and Don Hardy.

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  18. Floydada Pumpkin Capital SignRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Floydada was not always the name of the town. In 1890, the community was founded and was originally called Floyd City.

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  19. Floydada wind turbinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Renewable Energy Sources built the first wind project on the Caprock, just west of Motley County line almost 10 years ago. "They say we have really good wind in places and as of right now, there's almost 470 turbines that have been built and another project is supposed to start later in the year with 123 turbines," said Floyd County Judge, Marty Lucke.

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  20. Floydada ISD gets new campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    ... around so we would love to have more students that are looking to move to a smaller rural school district to choose Floydada." Trevino said they couldn't do it without the community that is dedicated to supporting educators, public schools, and the ...

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