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10/28/2011 Buttahatchee River Fall Fest 2011 ( October 29th )

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HAMILTON – Our festival has grown tremendously over the past few years and the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made Buttahatchee River Fall Fest 2010 possible, and to tell you about some of the changes for Buttahatchee River Fall Fest 2011.

The arts & crafts show is sponsored by the Northwest Alabama Arts Council. National Heritage Award Winner and Hamilton potter Jerry Brown will headline the event, along with Linda Lindale, Richie Stone, Jimmy Armstrong, Missy Miles, and many other artists and craftspeople. All proceeds from the arts & crafts show go to art education programs sponsored by the Northwest Alabama Arts Council.

This is our fourth year for a tractor show, in which we plan to showcase antique tractors and farm equipment. For entertainment this year, we’re featuring some great local talent from our area. We’ll have a centralized food court area near the stage area. After a tremendously successful debut at the 2010 BRFF, we’re expanding the Echota Indian historical display area.

On Friday, October 28, at 5:30 P.M., the city streets will be blocked off, and vendors will be allowed to set up between 5:30 and 7:30 P.M. Set up time will resume on Saturday morning, October 29, at 6:00 A.M. All vendors must sign in at the Chamber booth located at the intersection of 1st Ave. SW and 1st St. SW (southwest corner of the court square) to receive booth assignments and a certificate of participation. All booth set ups must be completed and personal vehicles moved out of the designated vendor areas no later than 8:00 A.M. The Buttahatchee River Fall Fest will officially begin at 9:00 A.M.

We look forward to seeing you and 10,000 of your closest friends in Beautiful Downtown Hamilton, Alabama for the Seventh Annual Buttahatchee River Fall Fest 2011!

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October 28, 2011 at 6:44 PM

10/27/2011 – Hackleburg, Phil Campbell – 6 Months Later – Northwest AL Long Term Recovery Center Dedication

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10/25/2011 – Former, Retired Hamilton Police Chief, Jerry Feltman Passes Away

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Retired, former Hamilton, AL., Police Chief, Jerry T. Feltman, age 73, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

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October 27, 2011 at 1:19 AM

10/20/2011 Marion County Sheriff’s Report – Oct. 20, 2011

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Report – Oct. 20, 2011

2 – TR-Alias
2 – CC-Alias
3 – Probation Violation
3 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
2 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – Drug Ct. Violation
3 – Bench Warrant

Felony – Weekly News Report

Name – Anthony Pennington
Age – 31
Address/City – Brilliant, AL
Charges – Assault 2nd, Menacing
Date of arrest – 10/17/2011
Amount of Bond – $9,000
Date of Release – In Jail

Name – Jeremy Whitworth
Age – 34
Address/City – Hamilton, AL
Charges – Marijuana 2nd, RSP 3rd, Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest – 10/19/2011
Amount of Bond – Not Set
Date of Releas – In Jail

Name – Eric Edwards
Age – 25
Address/City – Hamilton, AL
Charges – GJI/Attempt Distribute Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest – 10/13/2011
Anount of Bond – $10,000
Date of Release – 10/13/2011

Name – Chris Boyett
Age – 38
Address/City – Hamilton, AL
Charges – Theft of Property 1st x 2
Date of Arrest – 10/18/2011
Anount of Bond – $20,000
Date of Release – 10/19/2011

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM

10/12-18/2011 Weekly Hamilton, AL Police Report

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Hamilton Police Report -Oct. 12 – 18, 2011

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense

1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
2 -Theft of property 3rd
1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Possession of Marijuana

Arrest / Citation

18 – Speeding
1 – DUI
2 – No Drivers License
1 – License Revoked
6 – License Suspended
3 – Improper Tag
9- No Insurance
2 – Running Stop Sign
1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd
6 – Alias Warrants

Warning

1 – Speeding
1 – Improper Equipment

Felony – Weekly News Report

Date of Arrest – None
Name – None
Age – None
City – None
Charges – None

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM

10/20/2011 Hackleburg High School Homecoming Parade

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October 20, 2011 at 6:07 PM

10/20/2011 Rick and Bubba’s Turkey Toss coming to Decatur November 16

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The Public Selects Decatur to Host Rick and Bubba’s Annual Turkey Toss

Decatur, Ala. – The voting is in and the Academy Sport + Outdoors located in Decatur has been chosen to host the 2011 Rick and Bubba Turkey Toss. The annual competition serves as a fundraiser for a local charity while determining who can throw a frozen turkey the farthest where $5K in Academy Sport + Outdoors gift cards are up for grabs. The ninth annual event is set for Wednesday, November 16 and along with hurling turkeys, the nationally syndicated radio hosts of the Rick and Bubba Show will entertain the crowd from 6 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Academy Sports + Outdoors.

One by one, contestants line up to see who can throw the frozen turkey the greatest distance. The contest is set to begin at 6 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. While the wildly popular contest determines who can throw the farthest, it also raises money and food for a local charity. Those interested in participating must donate a non-perishable food item or cash. Neighborhood Christian Center of Alabama will be on hand to accept donations.

The 2010 event took place in Montgomery where the winner in the male division threw a distance of 121 feet with the female winner taking honors at 76 feet. Divisions include men’s, women’s, military, kids (12 and under), and high heels (women only). Prizes, totaling $5K in Academy Sport + Outdoors gift cards, will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division.

From 6 to 10 a.m., Rick and Bubba will broadcast live from the parking lot of Academy Sport + Outdoors, located at 1205 Wimberly Drive SW, providing a play by play action of the competition to their listeners. A variety of vendors will also be on hand and Academy Sport + Outdoors will open its doors at 6 a.m.

The public selected the winning location, by voting online on the Rick and Bubba website in early October. Other cities up for the honors included Montgomery, Gadsden, Birmingham, and Prattville. Rick & Bubba are heard by over 3.5 million listeners every day on 60+ radio stations across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.RickandBubba.com.

For more information on the Turkey Toss, call Eric Herrera with Academy Sport + Outdoors at 281.646.5422.

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 DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit their website at http://www.decaturcvb.org.

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October 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM

10/18/2011 Honorable Mark Hammitte Swearing in Ceremony

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October 19, 2011 at 3:19 AM

10/17/2011 Hamilton City Council Meeting

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October 18, 2011 at 2:02 AM

10/12/2011 WEEKLY POLICE REPORT – City of Winfield, AL – October 05 – 11, 2011

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City of Winfield, AL
WEEKLY POLICE REPORT
October 5–11, 2011
Prepared By: Sandy Scott

Accidents – 4
Speeding – 14
Run Red Light – 2
Driving While Suspended – 1
No Driver’s License – 1
Tag Violation – 4
Other Violation – 3
No Insurance – 5

TOTAL  34

I & O REPORT

Theft of Property 3rd – 1
Domestic Violence 3rd – 3
Harassment – 2
Possession of forged Instrument 1st – 1
Officer Report – 3
Disorderly Conduct – 1
Criminal Trespass 3rd – 1
Assault 3rd – 1
Illegal Possession of Alcoholic Beverage – 1

TOTAL – 14

ARREST

Illegal Possession of Alcoholic Beverage – 3
Bench Warrant – 1
Probation Revocation – 1
Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1
Domestic Violence 3rd – 1
Public Intox – 2

TOTAL – 9

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM

10/12/2011 Marion County Drug Task Report – Oct. 12, 2011

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Marion County Drug Task Report – Oct. 13, 2011

Felony – Weekly News Report

Name: Tanya Nichols Garcia
Age: 31
Address/City: Guin, AL
Charges: GJI – Manufacturing 2nd/Unlawful Purchase of Precursor x 2
Date of Arrest: 10/11/2011
Amount of Bond: $10,000.00
Date of Release: 10/11/2011

Name: Amanda Pipkins Garcia
Age: 30
Address/City: Hamilton, AL
Charges: GJI – Manufacturing 2nd/Unlawful Purchase of Precursor x 3
Date of Arrest: 10/11/2011
Amount of Bond: $15,000.00
Date of Release: 10/11/2011

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

10/12/2011 Marion County Sheriff’s Report – Oct. 12, 2011

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Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Report – Oct. 12, 2011

3 – Probation Violation
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Attempt to Elude
4 – Drug Ct. Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
2 – Fugitive From Justice

Felony – Weekly News Report

Name – Adam Nix
Age – 30
Address/City – Hamilton, AL
Charges – GJI – Forgery 2nd x 3, Possession Forged Instrument 2nd x 3
Date of arrest – 10/05/2011
Amount of Bond – $30,000
Date of Release – 10/05/2011

Name – Gary Branch
Age – 32
Address/City – Bear Creek, AL
Charges – GJI – Attempt Manufacture
Date of Arrest – 10/08/2011
Amount of Bond – Probation Violation
Date of Releas – In Jail

Name – Jacqueline Reid
Age 43
Address/City – Brilliant, AL
Charges – Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest – 10/12/2011
Anount of Bond – $5,000
Date of Release – 10/12/2011

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

10/05-11/2011 Weekly Hamilton, AL Police Report

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Hamilton Police Report -Oct. 05 – 11, 2011

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense
1 – Harassing Communication
2 -Theft of property 1st
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd

Arrest / Citation
8 – Speeding
5 – License Suspended
2 – No Drivers License
7- No Insurance
4 – Expired  Tag
1 – Improper Lane Change
1 – Running Stop Sign
2 – Public Intoxication
1 – Illegal Possession of Tax-Payed Alcoholic Beverage
3 – Alias Warrants
1 – Warrant – Other Agency

Warning
1 – Speeding
1 – Improper Turn
1 – Improper Equipment
1 – Improper Tag

Felony – Weekly News Report

Date of Arrest – Ocrober 11, 2011
Name – Dickinson, Travis Lee
Age – 29
City – Hackleburg, AL
Charges – Possession of a forged Instrument 1st x 2, Illegal possession of a Forged Instrument; Alias Warrant.

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM

09/19/2011 Hamilton City Council Meeting Video

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October 4, 2011 at 1:21 PM

10/03/2011 Hamilton City Council Meeting Video

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October 4, 2011 at 4:36 AM

09/27/2011 WEEKLY POLICE REPORT – City of Winfield, AL – September 21–27, 2011

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City of Winfield, AL
WEEKLY POLICE REPORT
September 21–27, 2011
Prepared By: Sandy Scott

Accidents 4
Speeding 16
Driving While Suspended 3
Reckless Driving 1
Driving While Revoked 1
Child Restraint Violation 1
Seatbelt Violation 1
Tag Violation 1
Other Violation 2
No Insurance 1

TOTAL 31

I & O REPORT
Theft of Property 3rd 1
Domestic Violence 3rd 1
Harassment 3
Public Intox 3
Officer Report 3
Assault 3rd 2
Harassing Communication 1

TOTAL 14

ARREST

Failure to Appear-Alias Warrants 1
Public Intox 3
Theft of Property 3rd 1
Attempt to Elude 1
Reckless Driving 1
Harassment 1

TOTAL 8

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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October 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM

09/23/2011 Senator Roger Bedford, Capitol Report, September 23rd, 2011

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Senator Roger Bedford, Capitol Report, September 23rd, 2011

Congratulations goes to Phillips Elementary School Principle David Pruitt and his staff that has secured a $125,000 21st Century Grant. This is program as you may know is provided by Federal funds by a grant program known officially as The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Grant. This is a multi year grant that will provide $125,000 annually through the next three years starting when the physical year starts on October 1st. As you may know Marion County has previously secured two other 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants with Winfield receiving a school grant for $150,000 annually while the Guin Elementary grant was for $125,000 annually. This is an example of how persistence with these programs dollars can be obtained from the Federal Government that can make a difference in our local school systems. I believe these programs will help benefit our fine school children and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century. We also continue to see some encouraging signs of the economy beginning to turn around here locally and state wide. Recently the Marion County Board of Education reported that sales tax revenue was up by $55,000 in FY211. I hope that we can continue new jobs in our area as well as allowing under employed people to obtained better paying jobs so that additional tax revenues will be generated by people earning more money and having the ability to buy locally thus generating sales and income tax for our schools.

This past week John Cooper the Director of the Alabama Department of Transportation for Governor Bentley toured our Senate District. We attempted to show him as many highway projects and improvements that are greatly needed as we could. As always the Director pointed out that they had no money to help but we all know that they do have money and can spend it where it is most needed. So we tried to explain to him how much our highway needs were and the facts that it would lead to more economic development and growth , creating jobs as well as make our roads safer for school buses and regular citizens. So I want to encourage each of you to come out on Tuesday , October 4th, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m at the Hackleburg Town Hall located at 314 1st Avenue ,Hackleburg Alabama to comment favorable on the need for a new bridge between Hamilton and Hackleburg. This will be a public evolvement meeting for project designated as BR – 0017 ( 516 ) which is a bureaucratic name for the relocation and replacement of the bridge on State Road 17 ( US – 43 ) in the vicinity of North Fork Creek. This bridge has needed replacing for some time now and it’s important for each of us to show our support for a new bridge and making this road safer.
I recently had the privilege of attending the 2011 Chairman’s dinner of the Business Council of Alabama in Birmingham. George W. Bush former two term President was the guest speaker. I appreciated Fred McCallum for inviting me to join his lovely wife and him at their table.

While you could argue that George W. Bush was using this occasion , as I’m sure he is around the country not only to raise money through speaking fees, but to tell his verison of the history of his Presidency I found it most interesting and enjoyable. The best part of the evening was when a former class mate of mine from the University of Alabama the honorable Will Brooke who is currently serving as President of the Business Council of Alabama do a question and answer session with the former President. He talked not only about the hardships of 9-11 but also the personal experiences of his father having been President and then himself. He also talked about the transition from public life in the White House to a semi-private life as a former President. It was a rare insight into the mind and thoughts of a gentlemen who had served our country both as Governor of Texas and two terms as the President of the United States.

It was also a pleasure to speak with Fred McCallum about Dave Hargrove work with the Mayor and City Council of Red Bay to extend 3G cell phone coverage into Red Bay. I’m proud to say that we now have full 3G coverage there and I hope we will soon have it throughout the entire Senate District. AT&T is currently in the process of erecting over 100 new 3G towers throughout Alabama.

This past Thursday night my Assistant Amanda Hovater, our great friend Kathryn Robinson, Owner of Cherry Tree Lane Bridal and Formal Boutique and myself had the honor of Judging the Sulligent Old Fashion Day Beauty Pageant. This was their Second Annual pageant and they had a remarkable turnout. The delicious meal and beautiful outdoor harvest setting made for a perfect evening. It was obvious a lot of hard work and time had been put into making the event one Sulligent can be very proud of. The girls were all lovely and did a wonderful job in the pageant. Congratulations to all the contestants and the winners and a big thank you to all of those who made the event a great success.

With football season in full force I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather while cheering for your favorite team.

As always if I can ever be of any assistance to you please contact me at the following

Alabama State House

11 S. Union Street, Suite 730

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone 334-242-7862 , Fax 334-424-4736

Russellville Office

P.O. Box 370

Russellville, Alabama 35653

Phone 256-332-6966 Fax 256-332-6967

Email: senbedford@aol.com

Website: http://www.senatorrogerbedford.com

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October 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

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