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10/01/2014 – Annual Wild Game Cook-off Set for October 7 in Decatur

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MorganCountyDecaturFLYER13Decatur, Ala. – Hosted by the Morgan County Chapter of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the annual Wild Game Cook-off returns to Ingalls Harbor October 7, 2014. Now in its 19th year, the Wild Game Cook-off invites backyard chefs and sportsmen an opportunity to show off their wild game cooking skills as festival goers enjoy an evening of friendly competition and an opportunity to taste some culinary dishes.

The event typically attracts over 40 teams who prepare creative entrees using turkey, quail, wild pig, venison, duck, and fish. For those interested in what wild game tastes like, competing teams will provide free samples.

The competition contains three divisions – Fish, Fowl, and Game. First, second, and third place awards will be given to the teams with the tastiest dish in each division in addition to awards for the Best Overall Winner, Best Presentation, and People’s Choice. There is no entry fee to compete.

Along with the cook-off and samplings, the event also offers music, silent auction, raffle prizes, and door prizes for children and adults. This year’s raffle prizes include a shotgun, deer rifle, ladies jewelry, a utility trailers and more, and door prizes include a youth gun, Summit Tree Stand, a 12 ga. Remington 3’ 870 Express, a hard gun case and more.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all activities take place at Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW.

Tickets are $35 per couple/person and children under 15 years old are admitted free. The ticket price includes a one-year membership in the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a subscription to the Alabama Wildlife magazine, and free samples from those competing at the cook-off. All proceeds from the event benefit AWF, the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama.

For more information or to register, please call David Thomas at 256.606.4161, Jill Stone at 256.318.4422, or Sam Glover at 256.318.0157.

The Alabama Wildlife Federation was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity. To learn more about the AWF, call 800-822-WILD or visit www.alabamawildlife.org.

About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County.  For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org.

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October 1, 2014 at 12:34 AM

10/01/2014 – Open House at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge October 11

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As part of the National Wildlife Refuge Week celebration, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is hosting an “Open House” at the Refuge Visitor Center located on Hwy. 67 south, Decatur.

 Come out and bring the kids for a day of outdoor activities.  You can fish, learn the basics of archery, target shoot with air rifles, explore the corn maze, join in a bird count, take a tethered ride in a hot air balloon, learn about raptors and see them up close, watch a master flint knapper at work, and take in a nature flick in the auditorium.  Ranger Kevin will be available at the catfish pond from 9 till 2 helping anyone age 5 to 12 catch the big one.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  You can bring your own pole or use one of ours.  We even supply the bait.  The Alabama Department of Conservation and Wheeler staff will be available throughout the day instructing anyone in the fun and popular activity of archery.  The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be available with their popular “Jakes Take Aim” shooting simulator for ages 5 to 17.  Children can explore the corn maze and learn the importance of farming for wildlife, then learn to shell the corn the old fashion way.  The Decatur Hot Air Balloon will be onsite offering tethered rides and Becky Collier from the Alabama 4H Center will be presenting Raptor Trek! featuring owls, hawks, and a bald eagle at 9am, noon, and 3pm. Tim Baker will be on hand demonstrating the art of flint knapping.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 Visitors can also join Refuge Manager Dwight Cooley at the Observation Building in “The Big Sit!”  This annual, international, noncompetitive all day event is a great introduction to birding.  Award winning conservation films, including a series of short films, America’s Wildest Places, featuring video tours of National Wildlife Refuges, will also be shown.  Please call the Visitor Center at 256-350-6639 for a complete list of films and viewing times.

 National Wildlife Refuges are dedicated to the conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats.  They also offer a wide range of wildlife-dependent recreation – from fishing, boating, hunting and hiking – to wildlife observation and photography, nature interpretation and environmental education.  The Refuge System includes more than 2,500 miles of land and water trails.  There is at least one National Wildlife Refuge in every state and one within an hour’s drive of most major cities.

 Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge offers wildlife, environmental, and outdoor activities throughout the year.  All activities are free and the public is welcome.  Please visit the Wheeler NWR website at www.fws.gov/wheeler for more information or call the Visitor Center at 256-350-6639.  The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

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October 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM

09/26/2014 – 49 County News.Net – Hamilton, AL – Just Went Live – USTREAM

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49 County News.Net – Hamilton, AL – Just Went Live – USTREAM

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September 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

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09/24/2014 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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3 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
2 – Probation Violation
3 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
4 – Bench Warrant
2 – Attempt to Elude
1 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Resisting Arrest







Name:  Amanda Anthony
Age:  31
Address – City:  Detroit, AL
Escape 3rd
Date of Arrest:  09/22/2014
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail








Name:  James Fell
Age:  31
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Receiving Stolen Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  09/24/2014
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail





Name:  Alex Ganey
ge:  26
Address – City:  Jasper, AL
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  09/24/2014
Amount of Bond:  NOT SET
Date of Release:  In Jail





Name:  Mary Grace
ge:  51
Address – City:  Cordova, AL
Grand Jury Indictment / Possession Controlled Substance x 3
Prescription Medicines Without Prescription
Traffic Court Alias x 2
Date of Arrest:  09/23/2014
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  In Jail


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September 25, 2014 at 7:19 PM

09/24/2014 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Budget Meeting 09/22/2014

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September 24, 2014 at 3:35 AM

09/23/2014 – Hamilton Aggies Block Party #2

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Aggie fans of all ages are invited to attend the Hamilton Aggie Block Party from 9 p.m. to midnight following Hamilton Aggies game this Friday night against Winfield. There will be live music, and the following downtown restaurants and businesses will be open: Toll Gate Café, Coffee Buzz, Sports Gallery, Addie Jack’s, Solid Gold, and The Picket Fence.

This Friday night’s entertainment for the Aggie Block Party will be provided by Victoria Damone and friends. Come by post-game, celebrate a big Aggie victory over the Pirates, enjoy some good music, food, shopping, and fellowship! There is NO CHARGE for admission!

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September 24, 2014 at 2:29 AM

09/23/2014 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: September 16-22, 2014

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense -

3 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Harassing Communication

1 – Burglary 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Motor Vehicle Theft

1 – Carrying Concealed Weapon

2 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Trespassing

1 – Violation of a Protection Order

2 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Harassment

1 – Cruelty to Animals

1 – Counterfeit Money

Arrest / Citation -

4 – Speeding

1 – DUI

2 – License Suspended/Revoked

1 – No Drivers License

4 – No Insurance

1 – No Seatbelt

3 – Improper Tag

2 – Running Stop Sign

3 – Domestic Violence 3rd

2 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Improper Lane Usage

1 – Obstructed Windshield

1 – Improper Equipment

1 – Expired Driver License

1 – Following Too Close

1 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Criminal Trespass

1 – Carrying Concealed Weapon

1 – Running Red Light

1 – Parking Ticket

4 – Alias Warrants

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: September 16-22, 2014

None Reported

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September 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM


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