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03/28/2012 – Hamilton Police Weekly News Report – Mar. 14 – 20, 2012 – Chief Ralph Conner

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

Date:  March 14 – 20, 2012

Wrecks –
1 Wreck

Incident / Offense –
1 – Stalking
1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
1 – Theft of Service
1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd
1 – Possession of Controlled Substance

Arrest / Citation –
6 – Speeding
1 – DUI
1 – License Suspended
1 – Reckless Driving
5 – No Insurance
1 – No Tag
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Illegal Possession of Tax-Paid Alcoholic Beverage
2 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd
1 – Possession of Controlled Substance
1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Alias Warrant

Felony – Weekly News Report

Date of Arrest:  March 15, 2012
Name:  Miles, Timmy Junior
Age:  47
City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 3rd
Status:  Jail

Date of Arrest:  March 14, 2012
Name:  Bryson, Cynthia Reene Taylor
Age:  28
City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession of a Controlled Substance
Status:  Bonded

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(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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March 28, 2012 at 4:59 PM

03/28/2012 Backyard Poultry Expert Joins Southern Folklife Artists to Educate and Entertain at Eighth Annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

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Moulton, Alabama – Back by popular demand, approximately 15 Southern Folklife Artists will take part in the eighth annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival on April 13, 14, and 15, 2012 introducing children and adults to farm life and a diversity of folk skills dating back to the pioneer days. Along with offering specialty items for sale, artists will be demonstrating their time-honored crafts, and joining them at this year’s event will be nationally known backyard poultry expert, the Chicken Whisperer, and additional entertainment appealing to adults and children.  

Sponsored by Regions Bank, the Down on the Farm area features tractors ranging from antiques to today’s state of the art farming equipment, a bluegrass music stage, live demonstrations, a variety of farm animals for petting, and gentlemen farmers’ displays in addition to the live demonstrations by Southern Folklife Artists. Festival goers can learn about the art of quilling, how soap is made, see an ordinary piece of wood be transformed into a full-size animal in a matter of minutes, and there will be demonstrations by quilters, a farrier, a blacksmith, saddle maker, a stained glass artist. The Southern Folklife Artists and Gentlemen Farmers’ Displays are sponsored by Stovall-Marks Insurance. For a complete schedule of demonstrations and times, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on Exhibits.  

For those festival goers who want to learn all about chickens stop by the Chicken Whisperer’s booth sponsored by Manna Pro and Tractor Supply in the Down on the Farm area. Andy Schneider, aka Chicken Whisperer, has become known as the go-to guy across the United States for anything chickens and living a self-sustaining lifestyle. His radio show “Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer” will broadcast live on Saturday and Sunday during the festival and he will conduct four 30-minute sessions, tailored especially for adults, on how to get started with a backyard coop. For more information, visit www.chickenwhisperer.net

The Down on the Farm area also features tractors ranging from antiques to today’s state of the art farming equipment. Members of the Lawrence County Classic Tractor and Engine Club will have approximately thirty antique tractors on display and will be available to share stories and discuss the importance of farming and preservation of farming equipment. In addition, the Club is providing peddle tractors for children to ride and is sponsoring a Peddle Tractor Pull on both days of the festival.

In the children’s area, sponsored by Bank Independent, children will be entertained with performances by Wood & Strings Theatre (www.woodandstrings.net), a professional, national touring company that produces and performs traditional folktales from around the world with classic forms of puppetry. Wood & Strings Theatre will present their newest production, Baby’s First Birthday, a study in the dance of a toddler from crawl to first step and his first escapade into the world of fantasy. The 20-minute performance with two giant characters amazes people of all ages with the perfection of scale achieved through mask and puppet. The cast is made up of highly trained artists that transform the stage with artistic scenic elements, mask and puppetry, bringing exquisite visual art to a concert of sights and movement. Performances times are at 6:30 p.m. April 13th; 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. April 14th; and 2:30 p.m. April 15th.

For more information, visit www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com or contact Event Coordinator Vicki Morese 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, 14, & 15, 2012 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Daily admission to the festival is $3 for adults and children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jamie Hood Jewelers located at 2504 East Avalon Avenue, Suite A in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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, 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, Tractor Supply, 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.

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March 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM

03/28/2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 sponsored locally by Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce May 4th

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Friday, May 4
Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Event 8 am – 3:30 pm
(Lunch is provided with registration.)

The Ramp (Conference Center)
340 Bexar Ave. E.
Hamilton, AL 35570

The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce is providing an incredible opportunity for the North Alabama region!

Broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Georgia to Hamilton, Alabama on May 4, Chick-fil-A Leadercast offers a unique opportunity to hear from some of the top leadership and business thinkers in the world, including Soledad O’Brien, Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Urban Meyer, and others!

The choices you make define the leader you become. And the choices you make are not just about you. They’re about having a positive impact in your organization, your community, and beyond. That’s what Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 is all about.

Life changing events start with a simple choice. Choose to attend Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 right in your back yard.  Register online at www.HamiltonChamberofCommerce.org.  The price to attend in Atlanta?  $200 to $400.  The price to attend in Hamilton?  $59.95 per person, lunch included.  Register today!

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March 28, 2012 at 4:54 PM

03/27/2012 – News First Online! – Antique Cars Pass Thru Hamilton – 49 County News.Net

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49 County News.Net – News Online First!

Two cars of a group of 15, making a loop around the Southern States of Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, came through Hamilton, Alabama this morning. I just happened to catch these 2 parked at First State Bank in Hamilton around 10:00 a.m.

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March 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

03/23/2012 – Sam LeMaster – Restaurant Ratings for March 19 – 23, 2012

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Bama-Q (Hamilton) 88

Brinkley’s Hilltop (Hamilton) 98

Dollar general (Hamilton) 97

Eastside Grill (Hamilton) 96

Emerson Ice Plant (Hamilton) Passed routine inspection

Frosty Front (Guin) 89

Hamilton US Donuts 93

Hardee’s (Hamilton) 96

Jack’s (Guin) 96

Kenticky Fried Chicken (Hamilton) 86

Lunch Wagon (Hamilton) 94

Sno Biz (Hamilton) 99

Sugar Bend Shell (Hamilton) 95

Teresa’s Country Cafe (Hamilton) 93

Walker County Inspections:

Barbara Ann’s Place (Eldridge) 94

Daddy O’s (Carbon Hill) 97

Grill Billy BBQ (Carbon Hill) 95

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March 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM

03/21/2012 Winfield Public Library Recieves Grant from The Libri Foundation

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Standing L to R
Mayor Silas, Candy Reed (Booklovers), Council Max Brasher, Gail Bircheat (Kiwanis), Rose Byrd (Kiwanis), Nancy Green (Booklovers and WPL Board of Trustees)
Sitting L to R
Gay Watkins (Booklovers and WPL Board of Trustees), Trina Gentry (Kiwanis), Jan McNeil (Northwest Regional Library), and Librarian Regina Sperry

The Winfield Public Library is Marching into Reading with BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant from The Libri Foundation.   On March 15th the library celebrated this award with local sponsors, Winfield Kiwanis Club and Booklovers Club. The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States. The Foundation, by matching funds raised by local sponsors, enables the library to obtain children’s books it could not otherwise acquire due to budgetary constraints. The sponsors can contribute from $50 to $350, which the Foundation matches at a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of children’s books. The librarian selects the books from a list provided by the Foundation. The 700 fiction and nonfiction titles on the list reflect the very best of children’s literature published since 2006. A number of classic favorites are also offered. All 700 titles on the list have won awards or have been highly recommended by recognized authorities in the library and education fields. The Winfield Public Library received 82 books with a total retail value of $1,404.49 for local funds of $350. Thanks to a generous donation The Libri Foundation received from Hal Berenson & Laura Ackerman, the library received a bonus of $350 worth of math & science books.

Picture of children from story hour after local sponsor program enjoying the new books and picking out their favorite.

03/18/2012 Restaurant Inspection Report for March 5-9, 2012

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Marion County Inspections:

Brenda’s (Hamilton) 98

Howell’s BBQ (Hackleburg) 91

Leonelli’s Coffee Buzz (Hamilton) 97

Lindley’s Grocery (Hamilton) 93

Moore’s Super Store (Hamilton) 90

River Road Food and Fuel (Hamilton) 87

Taco Bell (Hamilton) 99

Twin Forks Cafe and Bait (Bear Creek) 92

Walker County Inspections:

Bill and Sons Supermarket (Carbon Hill) 98

Carbon Hill Food Mart 84

Carbon Hill School Lunchroom 99

Country Kitchen (Carbon Hill) 82

Country Market and Smokehouse (Nauvoo) 99

Jack’s (Carbon Hill) 97

Lighthouse Chile Development Center (Carbon Hill) 98

Oaxaca Mexican Grill (Carbon Hill) 91

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March 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

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