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02/29/2012 – Marion County Drug Task Force Weekly News Report

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

1 – CC – Alias
1 – Violation Release Order
1 – Violation Pseudoephedrine Law
2 – Meth Labs/Dump Sites Cleaned & Disposed Of

News Report On Felonies

Name:  Kelly Don Wood
Age:  35
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Attempt to Manufacture
Felony Possession Paraphernalia Probation Violation
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Cheryl Denise Terrell
Age:  40
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment Manufacturing 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/24/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  02/24/2012

Name:  Alisha Michelle Franz
Age:  37
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd
Possession Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Nathan Dale Williams
Age:  21
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Attempt to Manufacture
Possession Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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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February 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

02/29/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

3 – TR-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
2 – Marijuana 2nd
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Unauthorized Use Moter Vehicle
1 – Menacing
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd-Assault
1 – Illegal Possession of Prohibited Beverage
1 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Drug CT Violation
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment

News Report on Felonies

Name:  Chris Adair
Age:  27
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/23/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  02/23/2012

Name:  Susan Terry
Age:  38
Address-City:  Fayette, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/24/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  02/24/2012

Name:  Mark Perry
Age:  50
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment – Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  02/27/2012

Name:  Kimberly Santacruz
Age:  27
Address-City:  Lester, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  02/28/2012

Name:  Wm. Heath Woodard
Age:  25
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd x 3
Theft of Property 3rd x 2
Date of Arrest:  02/27/2012
Amount of Bond:  $20,500
Date of Release:  Jailed

(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.)

02/29/2012 100th Birthday Celebration for Girl Scouts on March 11th

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The 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

is an exciting milestone and a cause for celebration!

Please join us

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Place: Fulton Bridge Baptist Church’s Multipurpose Building

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

For Information Contact

Amanda Winsett  412-5436
Brenda Oswalt 495-8884
Rhonda Carter 412-0966
___________________________________________________________________________________

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February 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

02/28/2012 ACEF Unveils Line-up for Logan Pharmacy Stage – The Kentucky Headhunters to Headline 2012 Event

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Moulton, Ala. – American country rock band The Kentucky Headhunters will headline the eighth annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival set for April 13-15, 2012. North Alabama’s popular spring festival also features eleven additional bands and performers on the Logan Pharmacy Stage bringing to Moulton an assortment of local and regional talent for three days of wholesome entertainment.

The festival kicks off on Friday evening, April 13th with live music, a variety of good eats, and a VIP Bike Night for motorcycle enthusiasts. Gates open at 5 p.m. with live music featuring Russell Gulley (www.russellgulley.com) firing up at 5:30 p.m. As a veteran Muscle Shoals songwriter and musician, Russell Gulley was one of the founding members of Jackson Highway, a classic southern rock band during the 1970s.

Following at 7 p.m. is Mia Borders (www.miaborders.com). Mia Borders has captured the attention of both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary songwriting. The April 2010 release of her second full-length album, “Magnolia Blue,” earned her a nomination for Best Emerging Artist at the Big Easy Music Awards, as well as a nationally broadcast performance at N.O. Jazz Fest ’10.

Hailing from Louisiana, Voodoo Bayou (www.boodoobayouband.com) brings with them a mix of Americana rock, Delta blues and funk fusion promising nothing less than a high-energy show. Their 1 ½-hour performance is slated for 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

Music fills the air Saturday, April 14th beginning at 11 a.m. with the Barren River Trio (www.barrenrivertrio.com). Formed in 2010, Saturday’s opening act is centered on strong American values such as freedom, family, personal quality, innovation, and hard work. Their debut album, “American Folk,” is a collection of stories aimed to remind and encourage folks to remember what it means to be an American.

Eleven months after being formed, the Ray Johnston Band (www.rayjohnstonband.com) found themselves opening for Cheap Trick at SXSW in Austin, Tex., the largest weeklong music and media event in the country where promising new bands play alongside established performers. Born in Montgomery, Ray played basketball for the University of Alabama and was playing for the Dallas Mavericks in 2004 before a diagnosis of leukemia forced a career change. Set to perform at 1 p.m., the band features both gentle melodies and explosions of funk, blues and jazz.

Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist, and vocal instrumentalist Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding (www.lipbone.com) has spent the last 20 years traveling the world collecting and recounting exotic tales through music and performance art. With humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, Lipbone now performs in festivals, theaters and concert halls across America and Europe. Lipbone Redding and The Lipbone Orchestra take to the stage at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Following at 6:30 p.m., southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas (www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Oak-Arkansas/118586411537485) has been around since the early 70s, playing a unique sound of Southern boogie mixed with low, growling vocals by the group’s lead singer. They have released many albums and have had several chart-topping songs including “Keep the Faith,” “Hot and Nasty,” and “Uncle Lijah,” but they are probably best known for their 1973 hit “Jim Dandy” which happens to be the name of the lead singer, Jim “Dandy” Mangrum.

Founded in 1968 as Itchy Brother, the name change to The Kentucky Headhunters (www.kentuckyheadhunters.com) came in 1986 with a change in band members, and since then the country rock band has charted four consecutive Top 40 country singles from its debut album Pickin’ on Nashville. The band has released seven studio albums, two compilations, and twenty singles of which “Oh Lonesome Me” peaked at #8 in 1990. In addition, they have won three Country Music Association awards, an Academy of Country Music award and a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1990 for Pickin’ on Nashville. Their 1 ½-hour performance is set for 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15th features Delta Reign, Cedric Burnside, Lightin’ Malcolm, and Honey Island Swamp Band. Hailing from Mobile, Delta Reign (www.deltareign.com) brings a touch of bluegrass to the Logan Pharmacy Stage beginning at 11 a.m. With favorable reviews in Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Music Profiles magazines, this “delta bluegrass” band is ready to make their mark in the world of bluegrass.

Grandson of North Mississippi Blues legend R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside (www.cedricburnside.com) was the winner of the Memphis Blues Music Award “Best New Artist Debut” in 2009 and was named its “Drummer of the Year” in 2010. He recently started a new band, Cedric Burnside and the Cedric Burnside Project, and their debut album is titled “The Way I Am” featuring original foot-stomping hill country blues music. They are set to perform at 1 p.m.

Following at 2:30 p.m. is Lightnin’ Malcolm (www.lightninmalcolm.net). His latest album, “Renegade,” is high energy, hill country blues fused with modern elements of funk, reggae, soul, and rock. It features 13 new original songs all written and produced by Lightnin’ Malcolm.

The final act for the three-day event is Honey Island Swamp Band (www.honeyislandswampband.com). Named after a real place along the borders of Louisiana and Mississippi, this band is a blend of soul, country, R&B, and blues with their music described as “Bayou Americana”.

Following their performance on stage, bands will move to the WALW tent to meet with fans and give autographs. Band items, including CDs, t-shirts, and posters, will be available to purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jamie Hood Jewelers located at 2504 East Avalon Avenue, Suite A in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Admission to the Festival is $3 daily/per person and children five years old and under are admitted free. The price of admission includes the above mentioned entertainment and concerts on all three stages throughout the three-day event. Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

For more information on this year’s lineup, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Bands”. Live music shares the stage with additional family friendly activities such as the egg toss competitions, egg roulette, a chicken clucking contest, a motorcycle poker run, agricultural displays, a Southern Folklife Art area, and much more. For information on all activities held over the three-day event, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or call 256.905.0700.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The eighth annual event is scheduled for April 13-15, 2012 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Admission to the festival is $3 for adults and children 5 years and under are admitted free.

Sponsors committed for the 2012 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Billy Mitchell Jewelry, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Golden Flake, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, Lewis Innovative Technologies, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Manna Pro, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Valley Planet, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, 103.1 WEUP, and Southern Family.

For the latest updates, visit the Festival’s website at www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter.com/alabamacef, and www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg. To request a media kit or poultry-related photography, call 256.905.0700.

Note:
Richard Young, band member of The Kentucky Headhunters, is available for media interviews.  For more information, contact Vicki Morese at 256.905.070

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February 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM

02/26/2012 Severe Weather Preparedness Seminar for Businesses VIDEO

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February 26, 2012 at 9:46 PM

02/24/2012 Winfield Public Library

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02/24/2012 Winfield Public Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday March 2nd

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Friday, March 2nd, 1pm till 5pm at the Winfield Public Library with the Cat in the Hat. Parents bring your cameras!

 

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February 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM

02/24/2012 Teen Tech Week At Winfield Public Library

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Pictured here are (seated) Allyson Bozeman, Winfield High School senior and veteran library volunteer who will be head of web page project and Sue Erb, Librarian Assistant / Teen Program Coordinator.

Winfield, Alabama – CALLING ALL GEEKS!  The Winfield Public Library will be launching two projects for Teen Tech Week March 4-10.  Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, librarians, educators, parents, and other concerned adults meant to encourage teens to take advantage of libraries’ non-print resources.  What’s great about Teen Tech Week is that it gives the library a built-in reason to push ourselves to get creative in our technology programming.

Winfield Library would like to offer tech savvy students (grades 9-12) an opportunity to show off a little and earn volunteer hours for their clubs and college resumes. Interested teens will assist in teaching a six week basic adult computer class.  Free computer classes have been a long awaiting goal for the library but staff and time have been issues that hold us back. This is a chance for our teens to use their knowledge and help our citizens adapt in this new tech era.  This way, everyone will benefit. Adults who are interested in learning how to use the computer and the internet, contact the Winfield Public Library to sign up for classes, first come first serve. Teenagers (grades 9-12) interested in volunteering to teach these classes will also need to contact the Winfield Library at 487-2484. Dates and times will be announced pending the number of teens and adults interested. There is limited space available, so call now to sign up.

Also happening during Teen Tech Week – The library is proud to announce that the Winfield City High School’s media class will be working with Winfield Library staff in developing a new web page for the library.  This new web page will focus on keeping the public informed and up-to-date on services, items in their collection, media center updates, programs, events, book reviews and policies. The library would like to see the teens post book reviews and talk about technology and other teen interest. Our goal is to get more teens involved and excited about their public library.

 

Regina Sperry
Director/Librarian
Winfield Public Library
PO Box 688
Winfield, AL 35594
205-487-2484
www.winfieldcity.org/library

 

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February 24, 2012 at 3:18 PM

02/24/2012 – Capitol Report – Senator Roger Bedford

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Capitol Report from Roger Bedford, 2-24-2012

As more details of Republican Governor Bentley’s proposed budget becomes available more opposition mounts. As you know we’ve had education dollars ear marked for education to help all the public schools in Alabama. Governor Bentley proposed to divert money ear marked for education to help pay for the General Fund. That money will come from dollars normally going to the class rooms and be spent instead on feeding State prisoners.

He also propose shifting 185 million in Medicaid cost to be paid for with education dollars instead of General Fund dollars. He proposes transferring 45 million in tax revenue from education to the General Fund to help other State agencies. However, none of this is creating jobs, in fact it’s causing continued lose of positions. Last year the Republican’s legislative agenda cost the jobs of approximately 2,200 teachers and State employees. This year the Republican Governor’s proposed 5.4 billion education budget would cut 1,381 teachers and administrative positions in public schools. It also cuts spending for community colleges and universities. We are starting to see these cuts affect important State services such as the Alabama State Forestry Commission. This is a State wide effort to prevent and control forest fires as well as promote forestry. State Forester Linda Casey says she has 92 person fire crews spread across 67 counties. Ideally, she would have 175 fire crews, which would support our local volunteer fire departments. In the area where the tornados hit us in April 2011, there are literally tens of thousands of fallen trees on the ground. With this much tonnage of fiber on the ground the threat of wild fires has increased greatly. We must do all that we can to support our volunteer fire departments.

,I’m pleased to report that the Alabama unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in December, down from 8.7 percent in November. While some of those jobs are obviously seasonal with the Christmas shopping demanding that stores hire more sales help, but we are moving in the right direction. The national average was 8.5 percent in December. I am hopeful that this trend will continue and we’ll see more jobs coming into Alabama, especially with the estimated 2,000 workers that will be going to work at NaviStar. In fact, in the last three months in Alabama we’ve seen an overall drop in our unemployment rate of 1.7 percent. I continue to encourage everyone to shop locally so that our tax dollars can turn over more in our local communities.

I will once again this year attempt to crack down on the illegal use of crystal meth in Alabama. The key to this is passing a law to put pseudoephedrian products behind the counter as a controlled substance. Mississippi has done this and it has worked as it has Oregon. You can not make crystal meth without pseudoephedrain.

To many people are addicted to this dangerous drug and it is causing millions of dollars of damage throughout all 67 counties. Oregon and Mississippi have seen dramatic drops in the use of crystal meths manufacturing and crimes since they passed this type of law. While I have pre-filed the bill I have written the other 34 Senators telling them that I will reintroduce the bill during the next session so hopefully all 35 Senators can co-sponsor and pass this bill. While I realize the passage will be opposed by drug companies in the Alabama Retail Association as it was last year when they successfully killed it , I’m hopeful that we will be able to pass this important law this year, cracking down on crime and making our neighbors safer.

I am pleased to announce that the City of Russellville has been awarded a Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660.00. This grant was awarded to purchase a Live Scan Fingerprint System for the Russellville Police Department. This system electorally captures fingerprints and replaces the former ink method. The Live Scan system can be used as a mobile device as well. It will be beneficial in assisting the Police Department with a nationwide fingerprint data base that they can use for research in identifying individuals throughout the United States.

J. Walter Wood, Jr. , Executive Director for The State of Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) recently informed me that the DYS has awarded diversion grant funding for the implementation of several community-based programs that will benefit youth in our Senate District. This new, competitive and accountability based process, is the result of a comprehensive strategic planning effort by DYS to increase the ability of local jurisdictions to provide more effective and less costly diversions services to at risk youth in Alabama. DYS has also provided great financial support to our local juvenile detention center. This monetary support not only helps DYS fulfill it’s goals and objectives, but also provides vital resources for our area. The H.O.P.E Center received $125,900. Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Home, Inc. received $125,000. The Mitnick Wilderness Program was awarded $350,000 and the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Facility was awarded $277,736. These grants are very beneficial to these programs and will provide much needed funding. You may rest assured I will continue to support and promote effective programming such as these in our Senate District.

I am happy to report to you several of the grants that have been presented recently throughout our Senate District. $1000 to Fayette County Fast Pitch Softball team, $900 to the Franklin County 4-H Program, $600 to the Franklin County Schools speech and language program, $1000 to the Franklin County Pre-School Special Education Program, $1000 to Russellville High School Band, $1000 For Lamar County High School Baseball Program, $1000 to the Jill Butler Lares Memorial Education Scholarship through Athens State University, $1000 to Haleyville boys basketball, $1000 to the BayTree Council for Performing Arts in Red Bay, $500 for Phil Campbell Elementary School annual staff, $1000 to Phil Campbell High School basketball program, $1000 to East Franklin Jr. High School’s softball team, $1000 for Russellville Boys Basketball program, $1000 to Franklin County Archives for the restoration of the Sidney A. Jones cabin, $1000 to Russellville High School Golf Team, $2000 for the Franklin County SPAN Program, $2500 to Belgreen High School’s Music Department, $1500 for Reins of Life Youth Ranch, $1000 for Russellville Fire Department, $1000 for Russellville Tennis Team, $700 for Tharptown National Honor Society, $1000 to Fayette County High School Golf Team, $250 to Red Bay Jr. High Basketball Team, $1000 to Vina Youth League Basketball, $1147.80 to Vina Girls Basketball Program, $1000 to the Town of Vina’s Economic Development Program, and $1000 for Red Bay High School’s Newspapers in Education Program.

I would like to take a moment and express my heartfelt gratitude for all the thoughts and prayers for my family for the loss of my Mother, Jane Ray Bonds Bedford. We were blessed to have her for 78 years. She was a beautiful, fine lady and will be greatly missed. Your kindness and sympathies were greatly appreciated.

As always if I can be of any assistance to you do not hesitate to give me a call.

Roger H. Bedford, Jr.

Alabama State House

11 S. Union Street, Suite 738

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone 334-242-7862 , Fax 334-242-9202

Russellville Office

P.O. Box 370

Russellville, Alabama 35653

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

Email:

senbedford@aol.com
Website:

http://www.RogerBedford.com

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February 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

02/22/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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Marion County Sheriff’s Weekly News Report
February 22, 2012

1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – Drug CT Violation
3 – Bench Warrant
1 – Fugitive From Justice
1 – CT Order

NEWS REPORT ON FELONIES

Name:  George Borden
Age:  60
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  02/21/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  John Ciganek
Age:  41
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing x 2
Domestic Violence 3rd
Reckless Endangerment x 2
Discharge Firearm Into Occupied Dwelling
Date of Arrest:  02/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,500.00
Date of Release:  02/22/2012

Name:  Virgil Dunn
Age:  35
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Community Notification Act x 3
Date of Arrest:  02/22/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  James Maddox
Age:  44
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  02/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,000.00
Date of Release:  02/21/2012

Name:  Jeanee Daniels
Age:  36
Address-City:  Fayette, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  02/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Paul Crowe
Age:  35
Address-City:  Bryant AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment / Child Abuse
Date of Arrest:  02/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  02/18/2012

Name:  Ginger Crowe
Age:  37
Address-City:  Bryant, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment / Child Abuse
Date of Arrest:  02/18/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release 02/18/2012

Name:  Anthony Mills
Age:  38
Address-City:  Carbon Hill, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  02/21/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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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February 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

02/22/2012 Alabama SAF-T-NET: A No-Cost Weather Notification Service for the State of Alabama

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Alabama SAF-T-Net®

Alabama SAF-T-Net® (Specific Alerting for Threats) is your personal weather siren, a fully automatic and patented weather alerting system that uses text messages, email or phone calls to warn you ahead of the storm–only when you’re affected. All you have to do is sign up.

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February 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

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02/22/2012 – Hamilton, AL Police Weekly News Report – Police Chief, Ralph Conner

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February 22, 2012 at 4:03 PM

02/22/2012 Hamilton City Council Meeting 02/21/2012

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February 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

02/19/2012 10th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival

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February 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM

02/15/2012 – Marion County Drug Task Report – February 15, 2012

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Marion County Drug Task Report – February 15, 2012

4 – Meth Labs / Dump Sites Cleaned & Disposed Of

REPORT ON FELONIES

Name:  Danae Marie Harris Smith
Age:  29
Address – City:  Brookside, AL
Charges:
Distributing Controlled Substance,
Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime x 2
Promoting Prison Contraband x 2
Date of Arrest:  02/10/2012
Amount of Bond:  $32,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Vickie Carol McCracken Harris
Age:  49
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/01/2012
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  02/03/2012

Name:  Jeremy Daniel Stidham
Age:  30
Address – City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Felon in Possession of Firearm
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set At Present Time
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jonathan Albert Smith
Age:  22
Address – City:  Brookside, AL
Charges:
Conspiracy to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime x 2
Date of Arrest:  02/10/2012
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Shue Seng Saephanh
Age:  25
Address – City:  Sacramento, CA
Charges:
Drug Trafficking
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set At Present Time
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jenaro I Rios
Age:  37
Address – City:  Encinitas, CA
Charges:
Drug Trafficking
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set At This Time
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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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February 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM

02/15/2012 – MARION COUNTY, AL SHERIFF’S REPORT – SHERIFF KEVIN WILLIAMS

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Marion County Sheriff’s Repor
February 15, 2012

1 – TR-Alias
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
3 – Bench Warrant

NEWS REPORT ON FELONIES

Name:  Larry Eller
Age:  72
Address-City: Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Sexual Abuse 1st x 2, Sodomy 1st x 2
Date of Arrest:  02/09/2012
Amount of Bond:  $100,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Daniel Smith
Age:  20
Address-City:  Sulligent, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  02/12/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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.)

02/16/2012 The Circus Is Coming to Town

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Decatur, Ala. – The Piccadilly Circus is coming to Decatur on February 27 at the Morgan County Celebration Arena with two scheduled performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In its 26th year, Piccadilly Circus provides affordable family entertainment with everything you would expect to see at a circus.

Along with plenty of comedic clowns, the 1 ½ hour show features daring feats high in the air and fabulous human agility on the ground. Children particularly love the “Elephant Extravaganza” where an elephant balances on one foot. All of the action takes place in a one ring Cirque du Soleil format with state of the art lighting and sound.

Adult tickets are $30 general admission in advance or $32 the day of the show. Ticket price for children is $11 general admission. Free children’s tickets will be distributed at elementary schools in the area. Free tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area and special “buy one get one free” adult tickets are available online at www.TheFunCircus.com for a limited time.

Piccadilly Circus is a production of ICE CAPADES producers and plays mostly one or two days in cities throughout North America.

The Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Road in Decatur. For more information, call 256.584.6725.

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 and Morgan County, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org.

Written by 49 County News.Net

February 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

02/16/2012 ACEF’s Little Chick Pageant a Preliminary to Little Miss Alabama

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Moulton, Alabama – Organizers of the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival (ACEF) is pleased to announce the Little Chick Pageant held in conjunction with the annual spring event is now an official preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama Pageant. The Little Chick Pageant takes place two weeks prior to the festival on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Lawrence County High School auditorium beginning at 10 a.m.

As a preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama Pageant, the ACEF will pay entry fees to the Little Miss Alabama pageant for the winners of the Little Chick Pageant. The Little Miss Alabama Pageant will be held in June in Huntsville, Ala. For more information, visit www.littlemissalabama.com.

The Little Chick Pageant is open to girls 19 years old and younger with age divisions set at 0-12 months, 13-23 months, 24-35 months, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-19 years old. The winner in each division receives a crown with all applicants receiving a pageant t-shirt and two free tickets to the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival.

All first, second, and third place winners are also invited for a special introduction on the Logan Pharmacy Stage with Nugget and Scramble on Sunday, April 15th. Other winners to be selected are Most Photogenic, Best Smile, and Most Beautiful.

The entry deadline is March 16 by 5 p.m. and may be mailed to ACEF, PO Box 66, Moulton, AL 35650 or dropped off at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce located at 12467 Alabama Highway 157 in Moulton or at Hair Connection located at 12521 Alabama Highway 157 Suite C in Moulton.

For complete registration information and entry form, visit the Festival’s web site at http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests” or for more information, call Pageant Chair Debbie Blankenship at 256.974.3100.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The eighth annual event is scheduled for April 13-15, 2012 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Admission to the festival is $3 for adults and children 5 and under are admitted free.

Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and the “Down on the Farm” area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, and southern folk life artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith and basket and broom makers. Other activities include a juried art show Rooster Call and Rooster Hall of Fame, an egg roulette competition, Motorcycle Chicken Run, and Little Chick Pageant.

Sponsors committed for the 2012 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, Alabama State Council on the Arts, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, Lewis Innovative Technologies, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, Smith Poultry of Moulton, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Manna Pro, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Valley Planet, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, 103.1 WEUP, and Southern Family.

For the latest updates, visit the Festival’s website at www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter.com/alabamacef, and www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg. To request a media kit or poultry-related photography, call 256.905.0700.

Written by 49 County News.Net

February 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM

02/08/2012 – Marion County Sheriff’s Report – Sheriff, Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”
Marion County Sheriff’s Report
February 08, 2012

4 – TR-Alias
2 – CC-Alias
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
2 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Assault 3rd
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication
1 – Fugitive From Justice
1 – Prescription without Prescription
1 – Military Desertion

NEWS REPORT ON FELONIES

Name:  Jason Darty
Age:  28
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Driving Under the Influence – C / S, Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  02/08/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Joshua Adkins
Age:  30
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Criminal Mischief 2nd, Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/08/2012
Amount of Bond:  Not Set
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Patrick Tilley
Age:  34
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance, Parole Violation
Date of Arrest:  02/03/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Maudie Harbin
Age:  44
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Marijuana 2nd, Violation Protection Order, Public Intoxication, Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  02/06/2012
Amount of Bond:  $8,500.00
Date of Release:  02/07/2012

Name:  William Day
Age:  50
Address-City:  Meridian, MS
Charges:  Receiving Stolen Property 2nd, Pistol W/O Permit
Date of Arrest:  02/07/2012
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  02/07/2012

Name:  James Hodge
Age:  40
Address-City:  Sheffield, AL
Charges:  Escape 3rd, Bench Warrant
Date of Arrest:  02/07/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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.)

Written by 49 County News.Net

February 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM

02/08/2012 – Winfield, AL Weekly Police Report – Jan. 25 – Feb. 7, 2012

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

Winfield, AL Weekly News Report
Jan. 25 – Feb. 7, 2012
Prepared By:  Sandy Scott

2 – Accidents
6 – Speeding
1 – Other Violation
1 – Driving While Revoked
2 – Racing on the Highway
1 – Driving Under Influence
1 – No Tag

14 – TOTAL

I & O REPORT

3 – Officer Report
1 – Assault 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
2 – Theft of Property 3rd
4 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Forgery
4 – Harassment
1 – Vandalism
1 – Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
2 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Harassing Communication

22 – TOTAL

ARREST

5 – Alias Warrant
3 – Capias Warrant
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
1 – Assault
1 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 2nd

12 – TOTAL

(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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02/08/2012 – Hamilton, AL Weekly News Police Report – Feb. 01 – 07, 2012

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

Hamilton, AL Weekly News Police Report
February 1 – 7, 2012

Wrecks

4 – Wrecks

Incident / Offense

1 – Domestic Incident
1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
1 – Forgery 2nd
1 – Counterfeit Currency
1 – Identity Theft
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd

Arrest / Citation

1 – Speeding
1 – DUI
1 – License Suspended
3 – License Revoked
10 – No Insurance
2 – No Tag
1 – Expired Tag
1 – Child Restraint
1 – Illegal Possession of Tax-Paid Alcoholic Beverage
9 – Alias Warrants
2 – Warrants Other Agency

Warning

2 – Speeding

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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02/08/2012 I’m With Phil Documentary Showings

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I’m with Phil will be screening at the Zodiac Theater in downtown Florence, AL on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 pm as part of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

I’m With Phil Website

I’m With Phil Facebook

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February 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

02/08/2012 Hamilton City Council Meeting 02/06/2012

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February 8, 2012 at 4:43 AM

02/07/2012 Middle School and High School Students Invited to Enter Egg Drop for Future Engineers Competition ( Top team in each division wins $500 )

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Moulton, Alabama – The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is seeking entries for its “Egg Drop for Future Engineers” competition where a cash prize of $500 is on the line. Lewis Innovative Technologies is partnering with the UAHuntsville College of Engineering in sponsoring the contest scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012 during the eighth annual event.

The competition tests students’ skills in building the best contraption to catch a falling egg without it breaking allowing them to experience hands-on engineering challenges through a team approach. The contest is open to both middle and high school students and the winning teams in both divisions receive $500. Teams will be given 30 minutes to construct a device with materials supplied on-site that will cushion the egg. The egg must survive drops from four selected heights, each higher than the previous one.

“The Egg Drop for Future Engineers competition allows teams from middle schools and high schools to experience hands-on engineering challenges and a chance to see a real world application while using skills learned in their science and math classes,” said Elizabeth Lewis, president of Lewis Innovative Technologies. “Discoveries made through this type of competition can encourage students toward technical and professional careers.”

According to Event Coordinator Vicki Morese, the student competition continues to grow each year. In 2011, fifty teams representing 13 different schools from across Alabama registered to compete.

An application is available for downloading at www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com. Registration is free but those wishing to participant must pre-register by March 31, 2012.

For more information, call the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival office at 256.905.0700.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The eighth annual event is scheduled for April 13-15, 2012 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Admission to the festival is $3 for adults and children 5 and under are admitted free.

 

Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and the “Down on the Farm” area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, and southern folk life artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith and basket and broom makers. Other activities include a juried art show Rooster Call and Rooster Hall of Fame, an egg roulette competition, Motorcycle Chicken Run, and Little Chick Pageant.

Sponsors committed for the 2012 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, Alabama State Council on the Arts, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, Lewis Innovative Technologies, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, Smith Poultry of Moulton, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Valley Planet, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, 103.1 WEUP, and Southern Family.

For the latest updates, visit the Festival’s website at www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter.com/alabamacef, and http://www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg. To request a media kit or poultry-related photography, call 256.905.0700.

Written by 49 County News.Net

February 7, 2012 at 11:04 PM

02/07/2012 DECATUR’S RIVERFEST NAMED AN ALABAMA TOP 25 FOOD EVENT

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Decatur, Ala.The Alabama Tourism Department has named Riverfest one of 25 top food events in celebration of the 2012 Year of Alabama Food. The list is compiled in conjunction with the year-long promotion designed to attract tourists to Alabama to experience the rich cultural flavors of the South.

Riverfest joins top events such as the Orange Beach Seafood Festival, Chilton County Peach Festival in Clanton, Oktoberfest in Cullman, and Alabama Pecan Festival in Mobile. A complete list of the top 25 food festivals and events can be found in the Sweet Home Alabama 2012 Calendar of Events published by the Alabama Tourism Department. A copy may be requested at www.alabama.travel. The 2012 Year of Alabama Food is the ninth in a series of marketing campaigns produced by the Alabama Tourism Department. For more information, visit www.yearofalabamafood.com.

Hosted by the Decatur Jaycees, Riverfest offers fun for the entire family with music and lip-smacking barbeque along the banks of the Tennessee River. The 18th annual event is set for September 14-15, 2012 at Ingalls Harbor. Riverfest is recognized by the State of Alabama as an official State Barbeque Championship competition and is sanctioned by, and conducted under, the rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Competing for prize money and trophies totaling $20,000, the BBQ cook-off is open to professional and amateur teams. The Grand Champion winner of Riverfest automatically qualifies for the American Royal World Championship Barbecue Cook-off in Kansas City, Mo., and is entered into the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational drawing.

Live music featuring popular local and regional bands entertains the crowd on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Along with the BBQ cook-off and music, there are food vendors offering barbeque from mild to fiery and other traditional festival food and a free children’s area.

For more information on Riverfest, visit www.decaturjaycees.com

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

Written by 49 County News.Net

February 7, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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