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01/31/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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2 – TR-Alias
3 – Driving Under Influence
3 – Public Intoxication
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Resisting Arrest
4 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverages
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Harassing Communication
1 – Fugitive From Justice
1 – Open Container
1 – Violation Release Order

FELONIES

Name:  Christopher Dodd
Age:  21
Address-City:  Jasper, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
False Information
Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest:  01/28/2013
Amount of Bond:  $4,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Larry Barefield
Age:  45
Address-City:  Bruce, MS
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment / Theft of Property 1st x 2
Date of Arrest:  01/31/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Dana Cowan
Age:  31
Address-City:  Tuscaloosa, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  01/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  01/28/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Donald Payne
Age:  47
Address-City:  Huntsville, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/26/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Patrick McCarley
Age:  19
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  01/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  01/29/2013
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton, AL

Name:  Alisha Ice
Age:  25
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Child Abuse / Chemical Endangerment
Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest:  01/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  01/25/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Christopher Gray
Age:  28
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  01/23/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Taylor Fisher
Age 24
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:  Escape 2nd
Resisting Arrest
Date of Arrest:  01/28/2013
Amount of Bond:  $11,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Hunter Estes
Age:  26
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Driving Under Influence
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  01/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $6,000.00
Date of Release:  01/25/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Edward Horsley
Age:  31
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Theft By Deception 2nd
Felon in Possession Firearm
Bench Warrant
Date of Arrest:  01/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton

(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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January 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM

01/25/2013 – Proclamation from Mayor Williams – From the Clyde Nix Public Library

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Hamilton’s Clyde Nix Public Library board members and the library staff held a reception for Hamilton’s Mayor Wade Williams and City Council members Friday evening, January 25th, 2013, at the Clyde Nix Public Library in Hamilton, Alabama.

Punch and snacks were served.  A program was presented by librarians, Starr Montgomery and Mary Franks, to the Mayor and Council to inform them on the various kinds of services provided by the library.  A proclamation was signed by Mayor Williams proclaiming February as Library Lovers Month.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Last year, 14,731 people came through our doors

324 people signed up for a new library card

We had 3,974 patrons use our public computers

12,590 items were checked out

Your library is the place to make copies, scan documents, make print outs and even send or receive faxes

If you are in need of a meeting room, we have that too!

When you need wireless access, we offer Wi-Fi any time the library is open, and it’s free!

Want a book we don’t have?  Tell us and we’ll get it from another library free of charge

Are you an e-book reader?  We have those too

Need a proctor for a test?  Yep, it’s another service we offer

Curious about your family history?  We have newspapers and genealogy records

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money

will get you through times of no libraries.”

Anne Herbert (writer)

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January 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM

01/23/2013 – City of Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: January 16-22, 2013

Wrecks – 8

Incident / Offense –

2 – Harassment

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Criminal Mischief 2nd

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Speeding

2 – No Insurance

1 – Running Red Light

1 – Expired Tag

1 – No Child Restraint

1 – Theft of Lost Property

1 – Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card

Warning –

2 – Speeding

1 – Expired License

(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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January 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM

01/22/2013 – Video – Hamilton City Council Meeting 01/22/2013

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Hamilton, AL City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Hamilton, Alabama City Hall.

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January 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

01/18/2013 – January 18th, 2013 – Capitol Report – Senator Roger Bedford

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Report for January 18th, 2013

         One of the best programs for paving roads and streets in the counties and cities is the new ATRIP program also formally known as the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation Improvement Program.  ATRIP will allow each county to invest up to 10 million dollars including a local 20% match in much needed bridge maintenance.  The funds will be shared between all cities towns and unincorporated areas in each county as a percentage based on the 2010 census.  Many of our towns and cities have already agreed to move forward on the ATRIP program and I think it will help create jobs and make our roads safer for our citizens to travel on.  I am pleased to be supporting this program as I think it will make a great improvement in the overall quality of life here in our local area and throughout Alabama.  

 

            As the year came to a conclusion Governor Bentley was kind enough to help us with many important needs from the tornado and storm damage that still remains.  I was pleased to support and fight for these grants as I think they are very much needed and will help our area.  As you may know the Franklin County Commission will receive $125,000 the City of Hackleburg will receive $4,788,921.  The Marion County Commission will also receive $300,000 along with Moulton receiving $375,000.  The City of Phil Campbell will receive $2,450,000.  This will enable our communities to build back in a better and safer environment.  As I said after the storms tore through our Senate District in April of 2011, it would e a marathon and not a sprint to get rebuilt and back on track.  However, these grants will help our local officials and communities to accomplish those goals as well as create new jobs in our area through the construction and rebuilding. 

 

            As you know each one of the TVA counties receives TVA in lieu of tax monies.  These funds originally were distributed throughout the State of Alabama.  However some years ago the Legislators  of the TVA counties came together both the Democrats and the Republicans and captured that money which was going state wide to be brought back home and to be distributed through grants within each county.  In our Senate District that includes Lawrence, Franklin and Colbert counties.  I’m pleased to report to you that Representative Johnny Mack Morrow and I have been able to return $478,869.77 through the year ending 2012, helping all our schools and communities throughout Franklin County.  You may rest assured that I will continue to fight to see that our tax dollars come back home to help us in a positive way. 

 

 

We received some really good news for the Town of Littleville this past week.  They were approved for a $200,000 ADECA Grant which will be matched with $63,000 of the city’s money to assist with the construction of an access road, drainage, and site work to facilitate the location of the Big Star grocery store that is coming to Littleville.   This business will be the first modern supermarket to ever be in Littleville.   Mayor Copeland and the City Council have been working tirelessly to locate that industry here and I was proud to support the grant.  It will create approximately 21 new jobs and increase the tax base for the town.  As you can imagine when they were the first town to go wet e.i , selling beer and liquor legally, they received a great portion of tax returns from people that lived outside of their city and county.  With other cities in adjoining counties voting to go wet, it caused a dramatic decrease in sales revenue taxation for the City of Littleville.  I congratulate them on accomplishing this grant and I was proud to be a big supporter. 

 

            I am pleased to inform you that the Alabama Department of Youth Services has awarded diversions grant funding for the implementation of several community-based programs that will benefit the youth in our 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 better services.  As you know I have been a champion in providing a more effective and less costly diversion services to at risk youth.  We are showing the DYS financial support provided to our juvenile detention centers where they can be more effective in providing services.  This not only helps DYS fulfill its goals and objectives but also provides vital resources here at home to help our youth rather than send them off to detention centers throughout the state.  I am proud to announce to you that H.O.P.E Center will receive $100,000, Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Home, Inc will receive $121,000, Mitnick Wilderness Program will receive $320,000 and the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Facility will receive $183,718.  You may rest assure that I will continue to fight to bring our tax dollars here at home.   

 

Thank you for all the phone calls, letters and e-mails about your concerns dealing with the issues facing us at the State and local level.  Please continue to contact me at the following address. 

 

 

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: www.RogerBedford.com

01/23/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – CC – Alias
2 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Public Intox
2 – Probation Violation
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES

Name:  Alisha Ice
Age:  25
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Child Abuse/Chemical Endangerment
Issuing Worthless Checks
Date of Arrest:  01/16/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,000.00
Date of Release:  01/18/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Norman Rodrigue
Age:  27
Address-City: 
Charges:  Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
Theft of Lost Property 3rd
Date of Arrest:  01/17/2013
Amount of Bond:  $4,000.00
Date of Release:  01/19/2013
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton

Name:  Jennifer Head
Age:  38
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd – Assault
Date of Arrest:  01/19/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Jerry Lutgring
Age:  63
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd – Assault
Date of Arrest:  01/19/2013
Amount of Bond:  $30,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Tyrall Sparks
Age: 19
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Criminal Mischief 1st
Date of Arrest:  01/18/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Guin

Name:  David Thomas
Age:  19
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Criminal Mischief 1st
Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary Tools
Date of Arrest:  01/18/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,000.00
Date of Release:  01/22/2013
Arresting Agency:  Guin

Name:  Brittany Green
Age:  20
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/22/2013
Amount of Bond: $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Anthony Craig
Age:  20
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/22/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Albert Garrard
Age:  63
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Parole Violation
Theft by Deception 1st
Date of Arrest:  01/17/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Katherine Garrard
Age:  55
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Theft by Deception 1st x 2
Date of Arrest:  01/17/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  01/17/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

(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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January 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

01/23/2013 Ninth Annual ACEF to Feature New and Established Artists with Ties to Muscle Shoals

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ACEF_logo_color-300x267Moulton, Ala. (January 15, 2013) – The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival (ACEF) has announced the entertainment lineup for its ninth annual event set for April 12-14 in Moulton. More than fifteen performers will take to the stage during the three-day celebration of everything arts and agriculture.

Three stages will boast live music representing a variety of genres including Americana, bluegrass, and southern rock ‘n’ roll. Previous festivals have featured a wide range of musical talent, but most of the artists slated to perform at the 2013 festival are from or have a connection to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “Serious music fans from all over the world have always known about the Muscle Shoals sound,” said ACEF Event Coordinator Vicki Morese. “With the resurgence of music coming from this area, we felt it is important to highlight local artists who are earning a name for themselves while placing northern Alabama on the entertainment map once again.”

The Goat Hill String Band (www.goathillstringband.com) will open this year’s festival on the Logan Pharmacy Stage on Friday evening. The band features banjo/guitar player/lead vocalist, Patrick Reed, who was born and raised in North Alabama. This self-taught musician studied Entertainment Media Production at the University of North Alabama in Florence. The Goat Hill String Band performs acoustic string band music ranging from modern pop covers of artists, such as Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, and even 80’s one-hit wonder A-Ha, to R&B classics from artists such as Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, to traditional bluegrass favorites like the venerable “Uncle Pen” and the wildly popular “Man of Constant Sorrow.”

Hailing from Moulton, the Muddy Walker’s Band has been playing together for four years and has honed their sound playing festivals, private parties and other venues. Festival goers can expect straight forward rock-n-roll with influences ranging from 60s southern soul and garage rock to today’s Americana.

Friday’s headliner on the Logan Pharmacy Stage is legendary Muscle Shoals group Shenandoah with a guest appearance by Marty Raybon (www.shenandoahband.com). Shenandoah was founded in Muscle Shoals in 1984 and has released nine albums, with several certified gold. The band’s sound is defined by country, bluegrass and gospel influences and it’s been said they forged its reputation on a soulful gospel-and-bluegrass, with lead singer Marty Raybon’s searing sincerity making even the most trivial song about small-town Southern values memorable.

The music continues on Saturday on the Logan Pharmacy Stage beginning with the The Pollies (www.polliesband.com). They recently released their debut album “Where the Lies Begin”, which is a collection of songs that defy categorization and signals the arrival of this group from Muscle Shoals that is causing a buzz all over the nation. They continue to tour extensively and will be appearing in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest (SXSW) later this year.

Performing music they consider to be “dead” in the modern world, the Pine Hill Haints (www.thepinehillhaints.com) will bring their “Ghost Music” to the Logan Pharmacy Stage on Saturday. They have released over 20 recordings and some examples of the genres they perform include, but are not limited to, gospel, rockabilly, rock and roll, Celtic music, blues and bluegrass.

Emerging out of Muscle Shoals in 1994, the Fiddleworms (www.fiddleworms.com), who take their name from night crawler catfish bait, are known for fat chops, meaty grooves and original rock. They play a wide array of original songs as well as several covers and are featured each year as a regular act at the W.C. Handy Music Festival in Florence. Their music includes elements of original and traditional rock, southern alternative, jazz, reggae, and folk.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (www.jasonisbell.com) is slated to headline on Saturday evening on the Logan Pharmacy Stage. Born in Greenhill, Ala., the lead singer and songwriter of the headline act joined the Drive-by Truckers in 2001 where he recorded and wrote for the band over their next three albums, authoring some of their more popular songs. He left the Truckers in 2007 and quickly released his first solo album “Sirens of the Ditch”. Since then he and his group, the 400 unit, has released three more albums and have performed at music venues everywhere and has appeared on many music-related television programs. He continues to write and perform to critical acclaim and just recently won an Americana Music Award for Song of the Year for “Alabama Pines”, a song about his North Alabama home. Their latest release is called Live from Alabama.

On Sunday, the Logan Pharmacy Stage will feature Wildwood Ruminators, a new group emanating from the fertile musical soil of the Muscle Shoals area. The trio is composed of veteran singer/songwriter and independent producer Eddie Martin, Tony Lee (formerly of the celebrated Celtic band, Full Moon Ensemble) and John Jackson (leader of the pop/punk band, Jessica’s Mistake). All three members are Shoals-area natives.

The festival concludes on Sunday with a performance by Jake Leg Stompers, a group that presents Pre-War Roots Music on period instruments in lively, authentic styles. They capture the rebellious spirit of pre-1941 American music from Memphis Jug bands to Appalachian Hillbilly to Fats Waller when folk music was still considered dangerous. Their third release “Hill Country Hoodoo,” was produced and recorded by Jimbo Mathis in Como, Mississippi.

The Walmart Bluegrass Stage fires up on Saturday and kicks off with Blackrock Station, a bluegrass/gospel group formed in 2011 and features Shoals residents Tim Muncher, Cliff Abbott, Roman Locklear and Kyle Tolbert. They are a relatively new group that is quickly gaining a big following.

Slated to perform on the Walmart Bluegrass Stage on Saturday and Sunday is The Musselwhite Family (www.musselwhitefamily.com). Performing in eight different countries over the past five years, The Musselwhite Family’s bluegrass band rarely gets away without an encore. Though they may have some of the youngest pickers around, age is not a factor when you listen to their close family harmony and hard driving instrumentals. They share their lives with their audiences and no two shows are ever alike.

The Walmart Bluegrass Stage also includes a performance by Freshwater Creek, a young up and coming bluegrass band from the North Alabama area. They have played everywhere from a string band competition to the Ryman in Nashville.
Headlining on the Walmart Bluegrass Stage is Marty Raybon and Full Circle (www.martyraybon.com). Since leading his country group Shenandoah to 22 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, Marty Raybon has enjoyed many years as an esteemed performer in the bluegrass genre. He grew up in bluegrass before he earned acclaim in country music, so it should come as no surprise that this group is in great demand and performs at over 100 shows per year between the United States and Canada.

For the children, the Bank Independent Stage will feature performances by “Riverboat John” Ferguson, Mala Patterson and performers from Moulton Middle School. Riverboat John (www.riverboatjohn.net) entertains crowds of all ages with his old stories and songs from the past. His style of entertainment is much like that of an 1800s minstrel who comes to town to tell stories and sing songs.
Performing on all three days is Mala Patterson who will be performing an energetic, entertaining, and educational program with live, acoustic old-time music and dance. She will be showcasing traditional instruments, such as the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, lap dulcimer and frailing banjo, and homemade instruments, such as the spoons and scrub board.

According to Morese, over 15 artists will take to three stages over the three-day event. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and children 5 and under are free. The price of admission includes the above mentioned entertainment and concerts on all three stages. Stay tuned to
http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com for announcements on additional bands and entertainment as they are booked.
For more information, call Morese at 256.905.0700 or follow the ACEF on Facebook, Twitter.com/alabamacef, and http://www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned family fun. The ninth annual event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jamie Hood Jewelers located at 1690A Beltline Road in Decatur, Ala., and 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 a 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 an egg roulette competition, Motorcycle Chicken Run, and Little Chick Pageant, a preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama pageant.

Sponsors committed for the 2013 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, Cackle Hatchery, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Huntsville Hospital, 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, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, and 103.1 WEUP.

For more information, visit http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow the event on Facebook, @alabamacef, and http://www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg.

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January 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM

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