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04/27/2011 Phil Campbell Tornado Footage

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April 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM

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04/27/2011 Historic Districts’ Spring Garden Tour Set for May 8

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Decatur, Ala. – The residents of Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts open their gardens for tours each year sharing their love for nature and gardening with the general public. From shaded to sunny and formal to eclectic, these gardens offer ideas and inspiration. The garden tour is from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011 and the participating gardens are identified by tour signs in the front yard.

The city of Decatur is unique in that it has two separate historic districts both of which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Combined, the Old Decatur and New Albany Historic Districts represents one of the finest and largest collections of Victorian and earlier 20th century craftsman and bungalow homes in Alabama . The homes date back, in some instances, to the early 1800s, while most were constructed around the turn of the 20th century. Homes and gardens in the historic districts are not normally open for public viewing except when a select number open their doors and gardens during the Spring Garden Tour and annual Historic Decatur Christmas Tour.

The tour is free and self-guided. A walking/driving tour map of the historic districts is available from the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 719 6th Avenue SE in Decatur. For more information on the Spring Garden Tour, contact the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028.

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 http://www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link.

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April 27, 2011 at 12:17 AM

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04/18/2011 Hamilton City Council Meeting

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April 20, 2011 at 5:34 AM

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04/17/2011 Alabama Tornado’s on April 15th

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Video from jagerbb on Youtube.com

Shot near Pine Apple, Alabama

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April 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM

04/17/2011 CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH LOWE’S ( APRIL 23 )

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Celebrate Earth Day 2011 with the planting of a tree. Lowe’s is celebrating Earth Day by giving away 1 million FREE trees.  On April 23rd go to your participating Lowes store to get your FREE tree!! This is such a wonderful program and I hope you are all able to get a tree to plant!

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April 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

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04/17/2011 Regional Fellowship Meeting ( April 30th )

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Everyone is welcome to the Regional Fellowship meeting at University Church of God on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7PM. The church is located on State Highway 253 one block north of the Winfield City Hall. Guest speaker for the service is Lynn Church of God Pastor Nick Ray. Special singing will lead the worship service. For more info, persons may contact Pastor Wendall Kimbrell at (205) 412-6802.

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April 17, 2011 at 6:16 AM

04/15/2011 FDIC Closes Superior Bank

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Press Releases
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Superior Bank, N.A., Birmingham, Alabama, Assumes All of the Deposits of Superior Bank, Birmingham, Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2011 Media Contact:
Greg Hernandez (202) 898-6984
Cell: (202) 340-4922
Email: ghernandez@fdic.gov

Superior Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, was closed today by the Office of Thrift Supervision, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Superior Bank, N.A., Birmingham, Alabama, a newly-chartered bank subsidiary of Community Bancorp LLC, Houston, Texas, to assume all of the deposits of Superior Bank.

The 73 branches of Superior Bank will reopen during their normal business hours beginning Saturday as branches of Superior Bank, N.A. Depositors of Superior Bank will automatically become depositors of Superior Bank, N.A. Deposits will continue to be insured by the FDIC, so there is no need for customers to change their banking relationship in order to retain their deposit insurance coverage up to applicable limits. Customers of Superior Bank should continue to use their existing branch.

This evening and over the weekend, depositors of Superior Bank can access their money by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards. Checks drawn on the bank will continue to be processed. Loan customers should continue to make their payments as usual.

As of December 31, 2010, Superior Bank had approximately $3.0 billion in total assets and $2.7 billion in total deposits. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Superior Bank, N.A. agreed to purchase essentially all of the assets.

The FDIC and Superior Bank, N.A. entered into a loss-share transaction on $1.84 billion of Superior Bank’s assets. Superior Bank, N.A. will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-share transaction is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector. The transaction also is expected to minimize disruptions for loan customers. For more information on loss share, please visit: http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/lossshare/index.html.

Customers who have questions about today’s transaction can call the FDIC toll-free at 1-800-640-2538. The phone number will be operational this evening until 9:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CDT; on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m., CDT; and thereafter from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., CDT. Interested parties also can visit the FDIC’s Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/superior_al.html.

The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $259.6 million. Compared to other alternatives, Superior Bank, N.A.’s acquisition was the least costly resolution for the FDIC’s DIF. Superior Bank is the 32nd FDIC-insured institution to fail in the nation this year, and the second in Alabama. The last FDIC-insured institution closed in the state was Nexity Bank, Birmingham, earlier today.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation’s 7,657 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at http://www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to http://www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC’s Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-73-2011

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April 17, 2011 at 12:07 AM

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04/06/2011 Alabama Jammer to Appear at 2011 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

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Moulton, Alabama – The Alabama Jammer will make a special appearance at the 7th annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Saturday, April 9th. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee Webb Wilder is set to perform with the one-of-a-kind Gibson guitar beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Logan Pharmacy Stage.

Webb Wilder joins the ranks of other noted musicians, including Mac McAnally, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, 311, American Idol finalist Bo Bice, Colt Ford’s guitarist Dan Weller, The Civil Wars, Dan Wiese of Kill Hannah, and others, who have tried out the Alabama Jammer. The guitar, in the shape of the state of Alabama, is an icon for the 2011 Year of Alabama Music and was created by Gibson Guitars in Nashville.

The Alabama Tourism Department has named the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival as one of 50 must-see music festivals in celebration of the 2011 Year of Alabama Music. The list is compiled in conjunction with the year-long promotion designed to attract tourists to Alabama to experience the history, hear the sounds and uncover the untold stories behind dozens of world-wide number-one hits. The 2011 Year of Alabama Music is the eighth in a series of marketing campaigns produced by the Alabama Tourism Department. For more information on the Year of Alabama music or the Alabama Jammer, visit www.yearofalabamamusic.com.

This year’s lineup at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival features over 15 bands including D.B. Rielly, Leipers Fork Bluegrass Group, The Cadillacs Band, Delta Moon, and headliner Confederate Railroad. For a complete list of performers including final details, see the schedule below or visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Bands.”

For more information on the Alabama Jammer’s appearance including photo opportunities, contact Vicki Morese, event coordinator for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, at 256.905.0700.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 9

Logan Pharmacy Stage

10:00 – 11:00   D.B. Rielly

11:30 – 12:30   Southern Comfort

12:45 – 1:30    Dangermuffin

1:45 – 2:30       Max Russell & The Shake Down Kings

2:30 – 3:00       WDRM Chicken Clucking Contest, WTAK/Burch Agency Motorcycle Run Winners

4:00 – 5:15       Delta Moon

6:30 – 8:00       Webb Wilder

8:30 – 10:00     Confederate Railroad

Wal-Mart Bluegrass Stage

11:00 – 12:00   Moron Brothers

1:00 – 1:45       Leipers Fork Bluegrass

2:00 – 2:45       The Huntley Sisters

3:00 – 4:00       Newgrass Troubadours

5:15 – 6:30       Lacey Snider & The Turkey Creek Ramblers

Bank Independent Children’s Stage

10:00 – 10:30   Poultry Palace Chicken Show

10:30 – 11:00   Celebrity Story Reader –Commissioner John McMillian

Celebrity Story Reader –Ryan Gilley, Moulton Fire Dept.

Celebrity Story Reader –Senator Paul Bussman

11:00 – 12:00   Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion – “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”

12:00 – 1:00     Poultry Palace Chicken Show

1:00 – 1:30       Celebrity Story Reader – Kathy Hauser, City Postal Clerk

Celebrity Story Reader- Moulton Police Dept.

Celebrity Story Reader – Melissa Riopka, WAAY 31

2:00 – 3:00       Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion – “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”

3:00 – 4:00       Webster Martial Arts Academy

4:00 – 5:00       Poultry Palace Chicken Show

5:00 – 6:00       Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion – “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”

Sunday, April 10

Logan Pharmacy  Stage

12:00 – 1:00     Po’ Henry & Tookie

1:00 – 1:30       Little Chick Parade on Stage

2:15 – 3:15       Slow Motion Centerfold

4:15 – 5:00       Davin McCoy & The Coming Attractions

Wal-Mart Bluegrass Stage

11:00 – 12:00   Cadallics

1:15- -2:15       Leipers Fork Bluegrass

3:15 – 4:15       Piney Creek

Bank Independent Children’s Stage

12:00 – 1:00     Poultry Palace Chicken Show

1:00 – 2:00       Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion – “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”

2:00 – 2:30       Celebrity Story Reader – Judge Anglia Terry

Celebrity Story Reader – LCHS Cheerleader

Celebrity Story Reader – Heath Grimes

2:30 – 3:30       Tangerine Tambourine

3:30 – 4:00       Celebrity Story Reader –  Erika Odell, WAAY 31

Celebrity Story Reader – Dr. Heinrich

Celebrity Story Reader – Visitor from Austria

4:00 – 5:00       Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion – “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”

Photos With Scramble and Nugget – Saturday

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Scramble and Nugget Morning Photo Session

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                       Scramble and Nugget Afternoon Photo Session

Photos with Scramble and Nugget – Sunday

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.         Scramble and Nugget Photo Session

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                       Scramble and Nugget Photo Session

SOUTHERN FOLK LIFE ARTIST AND GENTLEMEN FARMER DISPLAYS

DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 9

10:00 – 10:30               Jeff Waters – Blacksmith

Larry Burns – Chainsaw Magic

Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association

10:30 – 11:00               Cheryl Patton – Goat Soap

Master Gardening – 101

Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

Bertha Grimes – Quilting Demo

11:00 – 11:30               Randall Holland – Pottery

Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs for Family Food
Linda Smith – Lace Cane for Chair Bottoms

Ann Stewart – Crocheting

11:30 – 12:00               Daniel Cochran – Farrier

NE Morgan County Art Guild – Quilting Demo

Burch & Elliott – Stained glass

12:30 – 1:00                 Murcks Family – Rush Chair Bottom Weaving

Larry Burns – Chainsaw Magic

1:00 – 1:30                   Jeff Waters – Blacksmith

Master Gardening – 101

Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

1:30 – 2:00                   Daniel Cochran – Farrier

Bertha Grimes – Quilting Demo

Cheryl Patton – Goat Soap

2:00 – 2:30                   Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs for Family Food

Linda Smith – Lace Cane for Chair Bottoms

NE Morgan County Art Guild – Quilting Demo

2:30 – 3:00                   Ann Stewart – Crocheting

Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association

Master Gardening – 101

3:00 – 3:30                   Larry Burns – Chainsaw Magic

Randall Holland – Pottery

Murcks Family – Rush Chair Bottom Weaving

3:30 – 4:00                   Ann Stewart – Crocheting

Burch & Elliott – Stained Glass

NE Morgan County Art Guild – Quilting Demo

4:00 – 4:30                   Randall Holland – Pottery

Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association

4:30 – 5:00                   Jeff Waters – Blacksmith

Murcks Family – Rush Chair Bottom Weaving

Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs For Family Food

5:00 – 5:30                   Linda Smith – Lace Cane for Chair Bottoms

Burch & Elliott – Stained Glass

5:30 – 6:00                   Daniel Cochran – Farrier

Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

Ann Stewart – Crocheting

Sunday, April 10

11:00 – 11:30               Ann Stewart – Crocheting

NE Morgan County Art Guild – Quilting Demo

11:30 – 12:00               Jeff Waters – Blacksmith

Cheryl Patton – Goat Soap

Bertha Grimes – Quilting Demo

12:00 – 12:30               Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association

Daniel Cochran – Farrier

12:30 – 1:00                 Randall Holland – Pottery

Master Gardening 101

Larry Burns – Chainsaw Magic

1:00 – 1:30                   Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs for Family Food

Murcks Family – Rush Chair bottom weaving

Burch & Elliott – Stained glass

1:30 – 2:00                  Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

Linda Smith – Lace Cane for Chair Bottoms

NE Morgan County Art Guild – Quilting Demo

2:00 – 2:30                   Daniel Cochran – Farrier

Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs for Family Food

Bertha Grimes – Quilting Demo

2:30 – 3:00                   Jeff Waters – Blacksmith

Larry Burns – Chainsaw Magic

3:00 – 3:30                   Randall Holland – Pottery

Burch & Elliott – Stained Glass

Master Gardening 101

3:30 – 4:00                   Murcks Family –  – Rush Chair Bottom Weaving

Ann Stewart – Crocheting

Jimmy Parker – Raising Pigs for Family Food

4:00 – 4:30                   Linda Smith – Lace Cane for Chair Bottoms

Cheryl Patton – Goat Soap

Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association

4:30 – 5:00                   Randall Holland – Pottery

Back Country Horsemen of America – Cross-Cut Saw, Saw Sharpening, and Antique Corn Sheller Demos

Daniel Cochran – Farrier

FINAL DETAILS

• Festival Hours:

Saturday, April 9, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (children’s area closes at 8 p.m. Down on the Farm area closes at 6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, April 10, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

•  Daily admission to the festival, which includes musical entertainment, is only $3 per person and free for those under 5 years old.

•  Proceeds benefit the Lawrence County Arts Council.

•  All events held at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 455 School Street, Moulton, unless otherwise noted.

•  Directions:  From Birmingham on Interstate 65, take Cullman exit 310, travel north on Hwy. 157 and look for Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival signs.  From Nashville on Interstate 65, take 565-West exit to Decatur and follow signs to Moulton.

•  All events held rain or shine.

•  No refunds allowed.

•  Parking for the festival is free; donations will be accepted by the Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department.

•  Parking is available in front of and behind Lawrence County High School, behind the Board of Education building, and in the parking lot of the Lawrence County Library. Overflow parking can be found in the parking lot of H.A. Alexander Park on Court Street. Free shuttle service from H.A. Alexander Park to the Fairgrounds is available both days of the Festival.

•  No coolers allowed.  Bring lawn chairs.

•  No pets allowed except to assist visually impaired.

• For questions during Festival hours, the Moulton Advertiser Information Booth will be manned with knowledgeable volunteers during the duration of the event.

•  Food vendors will be open during festival hours.

•  For more information, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com.

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April 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM

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04/05/2011 Winfield Public Library – April Newsletter

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April Newsletter

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April 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM

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04/05/2011 Homecoming Services at Lynn Church of God Sunday, April 17th

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Gospel Music recording artist John Lanier

Gospel Music recording artist John Lanier will be the guest for Homecoming Services at Lynn Church of God on Sunday, April, 17, beginning at 10 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend. A covered dish lunch will be served after morning services with guest speaker Johnny Sims of Nauvoo, AL. Afternoon service will include special singing with Lanier head lining the afternoon service. The church is located on Alabama Highway 5, one block south of Traders and Farmers Bank in Lynn.

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April 5, 2011 at 11:22 PM

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04/04/2011 Hamilton City Council Meeting Video

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April 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM

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03/28/2011 Marion County School Board Public Meeting

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A meeting for the Marion County School System with State Senator Roger Bedford, State Representative Mike Millican and Superintendant Ryan Hollingsworth which was held on 03/28/2011 in Hamilton, Alabama to discuss the state of the education system in Alabama.

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April 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM

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