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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

03/14/2012 – Hamilton, AL Police News Report – March 7-13, 2012 – Chief Ralph Conner

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

March 7-13, 2012

WRECKS

2 – Wrecks

INCIDENT / OFFENCE

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
1 – Harassment
1 – Forgery 2nd
1 – Trespassing 3rd
2 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Fail to Pay For Gasoline
1 – Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
2 – Possession of Controlled Substance
1 – Recovered Vehicle

ARREST / CITATION

5 – Speeding
1 – No Drivers License
3 – Improper Tag
2 – No Tag
6 – No Insurance
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 3rd – Shoplifting
1 – Illegal Possession of Tax Paid Alcoholic Beverage
1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
2 – Possession Controlled Substance 2nd
11 – Alias Warrants

WARNING

6 – Speeding
2 – Improper Tag
1 – Improper Lane Usage

FELONIES

Date of Arrest:  March 10, 2012
Name:  George, Amanda Izhiel
Age:  25
City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Possession of a Controlled Substance
Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
Illegal Possession of Tax-Paid Alcoholic Beverages
DUI
No Proof of Insurance
Improper Lane Usage
Status:  Jail

Date of Arrest:  March 9, 2012
Name:  Berlin, Christopher Wayne
Age:  24
City:  Hodges, AL
Charges:  Possession of Controlled Substance
Status:  Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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March 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

03/14/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff”s Office Weely News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

2 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Parole Violation
1 – Resist Arrest
1 – Violation Protection Order
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – False Information
5 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES

Name:  David Richard Baker
Age:  31
Address – City:  Picayune, MS
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment – Arson 2nd
Date of Arrest:  03/22/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  03/22/2012

Name:  Josh Cunningham
Age:  29
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  DUI
Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Reckless Endangerment
Attempt Elude
Date of Arrest:  03/11/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  03/13/2012

(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 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

03/14/2012 – Marion County Drug Task Force Report

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

Name:  Kimberly Gills
Age:  27
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Attempt to Commit A Controlled Substance Crime
Date of Arrest:  03/13/2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jimmy Lee Williams
Age:  37
Address – City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:  Possession Marijuana
Possession Paraphernalia
Felon In Possession Of Firearm
Date of Arrest:  03/07/2012
Amount of Bond:  $13.000.00
Date of Release:  03/08/2012

(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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03/14/2012 Hamilton City Council Meeting 03/12/2012

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March 14, 2012 at 2:13 AM

03/14/2012 ACEF Hatches New Contest to Add to the Egg-citement – $10,000 in diamonds up for grabs

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Moulton, Alabama – Each year, attendees to the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival take part in the many egg-citing contests in hopes of winning one of the great prizes or for simply a good laugh, but festival goers to this year’s event won’t be laughing at its newest contest – the Golden Nugget Contest. Along with seven other chicken- and egg-themed contests and games, festival organizers are hatching a new contest where one lucky contestant has a chance to win a little sparkle in their life – $10K in diamonds.

Sponsored by Billy Mitchell Jewelry in Moulton, the Golden Nugget Contest joins the festivities in 2012. To participate, visit the Billy Mitchell Jewelry booth at the Festival Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enter your best guess for the number of dried corn nuggets in a container. The person who guesses the closest without going over the number of corn nuggets will appear front and center on the Logan Pharmacy Stage on Sunday to pick one envelope from 50 envelopes. If the correct envelope is picked, the winner receives $10,000 in diamonds.

The one with the most bones left on the plate wins the WAAY 31 BBQ Chicken Wing Eating Contest, sponsored by John’s Bar-B-Que. The 2011 winner chowed away 40 wings in five minutes. The WAAY 31 BBQ chicken wing eating contest is scheduled for all three days of the festival and participants must be 18 years and older. Registration is $5 per person and those interested can register at the festival one hour prior to the event. Winners on all three days receive a Chord Buddy, a guitar learning device.

The Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Contest, sponsored by NHC Healthcare and 103FM WEUP, is open to adults 18 years old and older to see who can eat the most hard-boiled eggs. The 2011 winner ate 25 eggs in five minutes. The hard-boiled egg eating contest takes place all three days and those interested can register at the festival. Winners on each day receive $75 for first place and $25 for second place. 

The WTAK/Burch Agency Chicken Poker Run offers a scenic ride through Lawrence County and a chance to win $100. The ride begins at Rocket Harley-Davidson/Buell (15100 Highway 20 West in Madison) with stops at the Courtland Heritage Museum (252 College Street in Courtland), Shelton’s Jif E Mart (16798 Market Street in Moulton), Billy Mitchell Jewelry (1 County Road 101 in Moulton), and ends at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. Each location is a stop for participants to draw a card. The winning hand receives $100, with $50 for the 2nd best hand and $100 for the worst hand. On-site registration is available at Foster Harley-Davidson the day of the ride at $20 per person. The first 100 to register are guaranteed a free t-shirt. To download a registration form, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests”.  

Egg Roulette is a contest where contestants literally walk away with egg on their face. Two contestants are provided with six eggs of which five are hard-boiled and one is raw. At the sound of a whistle, each contestant must immediately select an egg and smash it to his forehead. The loser of the game is the first person to have egg on his face. The winner advances in the single bracket tournament for a chance at winning $500 for his designated charity. Festival organizers are searching for non-profit organizations to participate. Each organization is to provide an elected official or local celebrity to play on their behalf. The Egg Roulette contest is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th beginning at 2 p.m. A registration form is available for downloading at www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com and click on “Contests”.  The deadline to register is April 1.

Attendees eight years and older can try their hand in tossing an egg from increased distances to see which team can toss a raw egg the farthest and catch it without breaking. The Egg Toss contest is free and registration is at the festival. Multiple competition times are held on Saturday and Sunday.

Think you have the best chicken clucking skills?  Then enter WDRM’s Chicken Clucking Contest. Listeners of WDRM call in to the radio station in the week leading up to the Festival to qualify for the contest to be held Saturday, April 14th. Those qualifying will strut their stuff on the Logan Pharmacy Stage where the festival’s audience chooses the best clucker and takes home the $100 prize.

From now until April 6th, adventure seeking enthusiasts can participate in a 21st century treasure hunt with the Geocache game held in conjunction with the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. Participants determine the locations of the hidden caches from the provided GPS coordinates and visit the location to receive the answers to the questions. Completed entry forms are entered into a drawing at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival and the winner receives a chicken basket full of festival souvenirs. The geocaching form with the GPS coordinates and questions may be downloaded from the “Contests” section of www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com. The deadline for completed entry forms is 4 p.m., April 6th and may be dropped off at or mailed to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 12467 Alabama Highway 157, Moulton, Alabama 35650. 

For registration information and complete rules on each contest, visit www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com and click on “Contests” 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. 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, 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.

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March 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM

03/14/2012 Franklin County Alabama Election Results

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FRANKLIN COUNTY ALABAMA

With 25 of 26 precincts reporting:

Democratic primary:

Circuit court clerk

Jeff Barksdale 1,379 (30.6%)

Anita Scott 3,127 (69.4%)

Probate judge

Stratt Byars 1,505 (32.72%)

Connie Green 2,552 (55.49%)

Chris Nichols 542 (11.79%)

County commission, District 1

William Bishop 1,767 (40%)

Chris Fretwell 1,313 (29.73%)

Billy Wilson 1,337 (30.27%)

County commission, District 2

Howard Hutcheson 1,526 (35.28%)

Wyman Pounders 2,800 (64.72%)

County commission, District 3

Randy Hargett 2.094 (50.96%)

Mark Holland 2,015 (49.04%)

County commission, District 4

Anthony Bentley 1,625 (40.34%)

Don Hastings 2,403 (59.66%)

School board, District 5

Mike Shewbart 528 (62.71%)

Ralph Winchester 314 (37.29%)

One-cent sales tax

Yes 3,798 (65.58%)

No 1,993 (34.42%)

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March 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM

03/13/2012 – Marion County Election Results (Local – Unofficial Results)

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MARION COUNTY (Unofficial Results – UPDATED)

Marion County Probate Judge

Democratic Primary

303 – Tricia Galbreath – 21%
1126 – Judy Miller (WINNER – DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY) – 79%

Republican Primary

1540 – Karl Byrd – 31%
1832 – Scotty Holloway (RUN-OFF APR. 24, 2012) – 37%
1583 – Rocky Ridings (RUN-OFF APR. 24, 2012) – 32%

25th Judicial Circuit Judge – Republican

3166 – Mark Hammitte (WINNER) – 61%
2027 – Paige Nichols Vick – 39%

Marion County Board Of Education
District #4

192 – Jim Atkinson (WINNER) – 54%
161 – Terry Franks – 46%

Marion County Board Of Education
District #5

81 – Beverly Burleson (RUN-OFF APR. 24, 2012) – 47.37%
83 – Glendon Gibbs (RUN-OFF APR. 24, 2012) – 48.54%
7 – Randall Muck – 4.09%

OTHER RACES

Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court

720 – Charlie Graddick – 15%
775 – Chuck Malone – 16%
3,313 – Roy Moore (WINNER) – 69%

Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court

2,518 – Tommy Bryan (WINNER) – 64%
1.404 – Debra H. Jones – 36%

President of the Public Service Commission

 

 

(Disclaimer: Results are Unofficial and Official Results will be published as soon as they are received.)

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March 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM

03/09/2012 VA Mobile Clinic Beginning Service to Hamilton, Alabama

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VA Mobile Clinic beginning service to Hamilton.

It is a tremendous honor for Hamilton area to have been selected as a host site for the VA Mobile Clinic.  Please see the attached brochure for additional information.  Please be aware that this is not a walk-in clinic; veterans are required to have an appointment.

The VA Mobile Clinic will serve the Hamilton area on Wednesdays at the Hamilton Recreation Center, 317 Seventh Avenue Southwest.

To enroll for services offered by the Mobile Health Clinic or to schedule an appointment:

• For enrollment, contact Michael Lavender, Alabama Veterans Rural Health Initiative, at 205-454-8099.

• Veterans enrolled in the Clinic needing an appointment, or Veterans with scheduled appointments who need to contact clinic staff may call 205-554-2000, ext. 4683 or 1-888-269-3045, ext. 4683.

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March 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

03/09/2012 Arson Arrest in Ramp Church Fire

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Large photo is previously released screen capture that authorities believe to be Baker. Inset is booking photo of 31 year old David Richard Baker of Picayune, Mississippi.

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March 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM

03/09/2012 Second Annual “Fling For a Cure” Disk Golf Tournament March 24th

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March 9, 2012 at 7:45 PM

03/07/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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“TO PROTECT AND SERVE”

4 – TR-ALIAS
3 – DUI
1 – PUBLIC INTOXICATION
1 – DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
4 – PROBATION VIOLATION
1 – ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECKS
2 – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 3rd – ASSAULT
1 – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 3rd – HARASSMENT
1 – DRUG COURT VIOLATION
2 – BENCH WARRANT
1 – RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
1 – FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE

FELONIES

NAME:  LISA BUSH
AGE:  47
ADDRESS-CITY:  WINFIELD, AL
CHARGES:  POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION MEDS
DATE OF ARREST:  03/06/2012
AMOUNT OF BOND:  $3,500.00
DATE OF RELEASE:  03/07/2012

NAME:  RANDY WEEKS
AGE:  57
ADDRESS-CITY:  WINFIELD, AL
CHARGES:  UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION
DATE OF ARREST:  03/06/2012
AMOUNT OF BOND:   $7,500.00
DATE OF RELEASE:  IN JAIL

NAME:  DANIEL NIXON
AGE:  27
ADDRESS-CITY:  HAMILTON, AL
CHARGES:  POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
PARAPHERNALIA
DATE OF ARREST:  02/29/2012
AMOUNT OF BOND:  $3,000.00
DATE OF RELEASE:  03/01/2012

NAME:  MARY BRIGGS HULSEY
AGE:  32
ADDRESS-CITY:  BRILLIANT, AL
CHARGES:  THEFT OF PROPERTY 2nd
CRIMINAL TRESPASS 3rd
PAROLE VIOLATION
DATE OF ARREST:  03/05/2012
AMOUNT OF BOND:  $4,000.00
DATE OF RELEASE:  IN JAIL

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03/07/2012 – Marion County Drug Task Force News Report

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FELONIES

Name:  Wardell Perry
Age:  40
Address – City:  Macon, MS
Charges:  Attempt to Elude
Date of Arrest:  03/02//2012
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  03/03/2012

Name:  Terry Wayne McCarley
Age:  49
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment:  Manufacturing 2nd
Date of Arrest:  03/01/2012
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  03/02/2012

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03/07/2012 Hungry Hound Walk-A-Mile Fundraiser

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Marion County Domestic Violence Task Force

Marion County Domestic Violence Task Force will be selling Hungry Hound plates ($10 each, fish, chicken, & shrimp) to raise money for Walk a Mile for a Child. Members, please pre-order and/or pre-sell and call Kier (921-6015) on Friday, 3/16, with totals. Call Kier to get tickets if you pre-sell. Thanks!

Place: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2710 Us Highway 43, Winfield, AL 35594-5262

Time: 4:00pm until 7:00pm

Date: Monday, March 19, 2012

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03/07/2012 U.S. Senator Richard Shelby in Hamilton, AL 03/05/2012

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03/07/2012 Hamilton City Council Meeting 03/05/2012

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03/06/2012 Motorcyclists Invited to Friday VIP Bike Night at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

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Moulton, Alabama – Celebrating its eighth year in 2012, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival expands to three days offering a special VIP night for motorcycle enthusiasts. Along with the Friday Night Bike Night, motorcyclists are also invited to take part in the Motorcycle Poker Run set for the following day, Saturday, April 14th.

Set for April 13th, the new Friday Night Bike Night offers an evening of live music featuring Voodoo Bayou, a variety of good eats, and VIP bike parking. In addition, judging begins for the new sanctioned poultry show where fancy fowls will be competing for a Grand Champion title.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and special, secured VIP parking is available to all motorcycle riders at the entrance to the A. W. Todd Coliseum located at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton. Anyone registering for the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run on Friday evening receives two wristbands for free admission to the festival for the entire weekend.

Sponsored by WTAK and the Burch Agency, the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run offers a scenic ride through North Alabama and a chance to win $100. This year’s ride is set for 10 a.m., April 14, beginning at Rocket Harley Davidson (15100 Highway 20 West in Madison) with stops at the Courtland Heritage Museum (252 College Street in Courtland), Shelton’s Jif E Mart (16798 Market Street in Moulton), Billy Mitchell Jewelry (1 County Road 101 in Moulton), and ending at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. All riders must be at the Festival by 2:30 p.m. with winners to be announced at 3:15 p.m. The winning hand will receive $100, with $50 for the 2nd best hand and $100 for the worst hand. Local merchants will also offer a variety of door prizes.

Cost for the Poker Run is $20 per person (which includes two wristbands for free admission for all three festival days). On-site registration will also be available at Rocket Harley Davidson the day of the ride beginning at 9 a.m. at $20 per person. The first 100 riders to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. To download a registration form or for more information visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests” or call 256.905.0700. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence County Arts Council.

For more information on the Motorcycle Poker Run and Friday Night Bike Night, contact Coordinator Johnny Turner at johnny@alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or for more information on other festival activities, call 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 13-15, 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, 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.

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March 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM

03/06/2012 – Hamilton, AL Police Weekly News Report – Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, 2012 – Chief Ralph Conner

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Wrecks
10 – Wrecks

Incident / Offence
1 – Domestic Violence
1 – Domestic Disturbance
1 – Harassment
1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Leaving Scene of Accident

Arrest / Citation
4 – Speeding
2 – DUI
1 – License Revoked
2 – License Suspended
10 – No Insurance
1 – No Tag Light
1 – Illegal Possession of Alcoholic Beverage
1 – Falsely Reporting Incident
2 – Alias Warrent
1 –  Warrant Other Agency

Parking
1 – Parked In Fire Lane

Warning
1 – Following Too Close

 Felony – Weekly News Report

Date of Arrest:  March 6, 2012
Name:  Hayward, Ariel Ladawn
Age:  23
City:  Brilliant, AL
Charge:  Arrest Prior to Requistion
Forgery 1st
Status:  Jail

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 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

03/02/2012 Calling All Girls and Their American Girl Dolls

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Decatur, Ala. – The Junior League of Morgan County invites girls, favorite dolls, families and friends to the 4th annual American Girl Fashion Show on March 17, 2012 at the Princess Theatre. Featuring local girls, the Fashion Show showcases the current offerings from the American Girl Fashion Lines including Historical Daywear, Historical Nightwear, Contemporary Nightwear, Bitty Baby Nightwear, Bitty Twins Apparel and “Dress like Your Doll” Apparel.   

Sponsored by Monarch Women’s Health, the American Girl Fashion Show celebrates all there is to being a girl through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Local models will don clothing from American Girl, and historical clothing from the American Girl characters of yesterday and today including Marie-Grace Gardner, Cecile Rey, Rebecca Rubin, Kaya, Josefina, Addy, Kit, and Molly will be on display.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite American Girl doll to the show. A doll hair salon, a nail salon for the girls, and refreshments will be available, along with American Girl souvenirs and a chance to win a few American Girl prizes including new dolls, doll accessories, bitty-baby sets, twin sets, and more.

The Fashion Show will be held at the historic Princess Theatre located at 112 2nd Avenue NE in downtown Decatur. There are two opportunities to see the Fashion Show with the first showing scheduled at 10 a.m. followed by another one at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at the Princess Theatre or online at www.princesstheatre.org. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Hand’s on Children’s Museum at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, a new partnership between the Junior League and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

For more information, visit www.jlmorgancounty.com or call 256.340.1778.

About American Girl

American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers, and experiential retailers.  American Girl Programs is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise funds for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls,” American Girl Programs events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide.

About the Junior League of Morgan County

The Junior League of Morgan County (JLMC) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1949, the JLMC continues to develop projects to fill needs within the community. Some of the past projects of JLMC are the founding of PACT, HANDS Home, and many assistance grants including the Community Free Clinic and Habitat for Humanity. The Junior League of Morgan County reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

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

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

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March 2, 2012 at 4:09 PM

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