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04/30/2013 – DECATUR, AL – Alabama’s Largest Christian Music Festival is set for May 17-18, 2013, Point Mallard, Decatur, AL

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Two Days of Uplifting, Soul Searching Music at Point Mallard Park North Alabama’s Largest Christian Music Festival is set for May 17-18, 2013.

Decatur, Ala. – Organizers of north Alabama’s largest free outdoor Christian music festival have announced the theme and lineup for the 15th annual event set for May 17-18, 2013 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. With a theme of “His Grace is Enough”, SoulStock 2013 features a five-time Dove Award-winning group, a rapper, a contemporary Christian artist with a jazz-infused pop/rock sound, a band with a deep connection to Hands and Feet Project, and other Christian bands.

On Friday, gates open at 6 p.m. and include performances by Jessa Anderson (www.jessaanderson.com), Noah Cleveland, and Grammy-winning Laura Story. Gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday with music firing up at 3 p.m. Saturday’s line-up features rapper LP (www.iamlikepaul.com), Pardigm, Christa Jordan, Noah Cleveland (www.noahcleveland.com), Rush of Fools (www.rushoffools.com), Group 1 Crew (www.group1crew.com), and the two-day event comes culminates with Audio Adrenaline (www.audioa.com).

This year’s featured speaker on Saturday is David Nasser. At the age of nine, he escaped his native homeland of Iran with his family, leaving everything behind to find a new beginning in the United States. Desiring acceptance from his peers, and despite trying to find ways to fit in, he was always left feeling like an outsider. At the age of eighteen, he found true acceptance, when through the persistent witness of a body of believers, he received salvation and accepted a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Today, Nasser speaks to over 700,000 people each year through revivals, citywide rallies, camps, and school assemblies. For more information, visit http://www.davidnasser.com.

SoulStock has grown to be North Alabama’s largest free outdoor Christian music festival attracting over 20,000 children and adults to the Spirit of America Field located in Point Mallard Park for two days of uplifting contemporary Christian music and testimonials. Festival goers are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and a pair or two of gently used shoes to give to Soles4Souls. A variety of food vendors will be available to suit any taste bud.

SoulStock’s Partners in Ministry for 2013 are Soles4Souls and Hands in Motion. Platinum Level Sponsors committed are ShowHope and Cooks Pest Control. For more information, visit http://www.soulstock.com.

Located along the Tennessee River, Point Mallard Park is a 500-acre family park and includes one of the South‘s best golf courses, a 25-acre, wooded campground, a waterpark with a new Lazy River, and a year round indoor ice skating rink. Point Mallard’s additional facilities include tennis courts, batting cages, hiking/jogging/biking trails, and a driving range. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on the Point Mallard property. For more information, visit http://www.pointmallardpark.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 and Morgan County, contact DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit their website at http://www.decaturcvb.org.

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04/29/2013 – Restaurant Ratings – April 22 – 26, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Bama-Q Pit and Grill (Hamilton) 91

Bill and Sons Supermarket (Carbon Hill) 94

Boomerang’s (Hamilton) 91

Byrdnest Daycare (Hamilton) 93

Cedar Landing (Winfield) 96

Hardee’s (Hamilton) 92

Huddle House (Hamilton) 95

Jack’s (Carbon Hill) 95

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Hamilton) 92

River Road Meat Market (Hamilton) 94

Subway (Carbon Hill) 98

Winfield Elementary Lunchroom 98

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04/26/2013 – Hamilton Native, Kalisha Whitman, Covers VF / Wrangler Distribution Center Grand Opening in Hackleburg, AL for B’Ham’s NBC 13

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(Above-Right)Kalisha Whitman, WVTM Channel 13 B’Ham
(Above-Left) Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley

(Left)Kalisha Whitman & Judy Mays (www.49countynews.net)
Hackleburg, AL – April 26th, 2013 – Birmingham’s WVTM 13 News Reporter, Kalisha Whitman, covered the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the VF/Wrangler Distribution Center in Hackleburg, AL. and I had a chance to get my picture made with a young lady that I am privileged to call my friend.
The facility is welcomed back after an EF5 Tornado destroyed the existing building two years ago on April 27th, 2011.

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04/25/2013 – FT. PAYNE, AL – Homer Hickam, Author of “ROCKET BOYS” to Visit Fort Payne

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Fort Payne, AL – May 10th, 2013 – Homer Hickam to speak at Fort Payne High School, Lookout 2013 event celebrating Lookout Mountain region’s potential –

In conjunction with the presentation of the Lookout Alabama SELTI Writing Contest award, New York Times bestselling author Homer Hickam will make appearances at three locations in the Lookout Mountain area on May 10.

Hickam, who is best known for his memoir “Rocket Boys” that was made into a major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Hickam, will speak at Fort Payne High School in the early afternoon before holding a public book signing at The Book Shelf from 3 to 4 p.m.

“We are very excited to have Homer Hickam visit our area and especially to have him speak to students at Fort Payne High School,” said Lookout Alabama Publisher Randy Grider. “His story is an inspiration to everyone. He grew up in a small town that relied on one industry as the backbone of the economy. He understands the challenges Fort Payne has faced with the decline of the hosiery mills.”

Following the afternoon events, Hickam will attend Lookout 2013, a dinner event at Cook Castle that will celebrate the Lookout Mountain region’s rich heritage, natural beauty and growing economic potential. The event is sponsored by Kamama, GH Metal Solutions, the Cancer Care Center of DeKalb, Mentone Realty and Pioneer Bridges and presented by Lookout Alabama magazine.

Hickam is scheduled to give a brief speech at Lookout 2013, which will also feature local tourism and economic development officials, business leaders and government officials, before a keynote address by University of Alabama Center for Economic Development Director Nisa Miranda.

Hickam was one of the judges for the writing contest, sponsored by Lookout Alabama, the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative, DeKalb Tourism and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism. The goal of the writing contest is to promote tourism through fictional short stories featuring real places. Alabama Sen. Clay Scofield, chair of the state Tourism and Marketing Committee, will present the winner of the contest, which featured stories set in the Lookout Mountain area, with a check for $500 from the Alabama Department of Tourism.

About Lookout Alabama:

Lookout Alabama is a quarterly, regional magazine whose mission is to celebrate and promote the unique culture, history and environmental treasures of the Lookout Mountain region, with a goal of facilitating job creation and economic development in the area by increasing tourism. The first issue of the magazine will be published in June. The staff of Lookout Alabama has more than 35 years of publishing experience. Publisher Randy Grider, a native of the Lookout Mountain area, started his career as a newspaper editor before taking the helm of a national trade magazine in 2000. Editor Olivia Grider has worked for newspapers, national trade publications and university publications. The Griders have earned numerous awards for newspaper and magazine journalism. They are the only husband and wife to each win the Jesse H. Neal Award – considered the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism – at different magazines.

About the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative:

SELTI is an organization that promotes tourism through literature. It offers readers short stories, poetry and book excerpts – along with companion travel guides – about real places to visit. Founder Patrick Miller’s suspense novel, “Blind Fate,” was the first in the nation to include an online tourism guide embedded in the novel with tourism links to all the real places. SELTI followed up “Blind Fate” with “This Side of Paradise: Interactive Tourism Edition,” a new version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920 debut novel that now includes tourism links to the real settings in the story. The royalties for the Fitzgerald edition are being donated by SELTI to the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Ala., located in the Fitzgeralds’ only surviving family residence.

About Homer Hickam:

Homer Hickam is best known for his award-winning and New York Times best-selling memoir “Rocket Boys,” which was made into the movie “October Sky.” But he is also a prolific author of 14 other fiction and non-fiction books, including his popular “Josh Thurlow” World War II series and his latest, a novel titled “Crater” set on the moon in the 22nd century. More on Mr. Hickam and his books can be found at his website, http://www.homerhickam.com.

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April 25, 2013

Contact: Randy Grider
rgrider@lookoutalabama.com
205-534-0080

04/24/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
3 – Non-Support
2 – Menacing
1 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassing Communication
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing
1 – Reckless Endangerment

FELONIES

Name:  Sutherland, Heather
Age:  31
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Prescription Meds Without Prescription
Paraphernalia
Marijuana 2nd
Health Violation
Date of Arrest:  04/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $8,500
Date of Release:  04/24/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

 

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04/24/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly Report

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Hamilton Police Department
Weekly News Report
Date: April 17-23, 2013

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense –

3 – Burglary 3rd
2 – Theft of Property 2nd
2 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Arrest / Citation –

3 – Speeding
1 – License Revoked
4 – License Suspended
5 – No Insurance
1 – No Seatbelt
3 – Improper Tag Light
1 – Expired Tag
1 – Improper Lights
1 – Open Container in Public
1 – Resisting Arrest
1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd
1 – Receiving Stolen Property 3rd
2 – Alias Warrant
1 – Warrant – Other Agency

Parking –
2 – Parked Improperly

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: April 17-23, 2013

Date of Arrest: April 20, 2013
Name: Sanderson, Timmy Joe
Age: 39
City: Detroit, AL
Charges: Arrest Prior to Requisition
Status: Jail
Arresting Agency: Hamilton

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04/23/2013 – Inspection report for April 8-19, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Asian Wok (Hamilton) 75

Bama Food mart (Hamilton) 98

Bo’s BBQ (Hackleburg) 92

Brenda’s (Hamilton) 98

Brinkley’s Hilltop (Hamilton) 98

Cafe 30 (Winfield) Passed inspection for permit

Coop’s bears Den (Bear Creek) 88

Daddy O’s BBQ (Carbon Hill) 98

Daylight Donuts (Winfield) 95

Dollar General (Brilliant) 95

G&D’s One Stop (Hamilton) 93

Hamilton Drive-In 93

Hot Rod Subs (Gu Win) Passed inspection for permit

Jack rabbit Slim’s (Hackleburg) 92

La Taqueria (Hamilton) 91

Leonelli’s Coffee Buzz (Hamilton) 91

Lupton Jr. High Lunchroom (Nauvoo) 98

Marion regional Medical Center (Hamilton) 96

Sonic Drive-In (Hamilton) 93

Subway (Hamilton) 92

SuperValu (Hamilton) 91

Taco bell (Winfield) 98

Token No. 3 (Brilliant Chevron) 89

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04/22/2013 – Sen. Roger Bedford Capitol Report – April 22nd, 2013

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Capitol Report – April 22nd, 2013

This past week I called on the Republican Super Majority to once again bring forth the Medicaid Expansion Bill so that we may have an opportunity to vote on it. All eleven senate democrats endorsed a Bill and a Resolution to enact the Medicaid roll out that is available to us from the Federal Government. This is a tremendous opportunity to provide health care coverage to 350,000 Alabamians. Not only will this improve the quality of our life here in our great state but it is also a tremendous economic development tool.

As you may know 38% of all the children in Alabama are currently getting their primary healthcare from Medicaid. 78% of all nursing home beds are paid for with Medicaid dollars.

This roll out is available from the Federal Government at no cost to the State. That’s correct; the Federal Government will pay 100% of the cost the first three years. It would also create a huge economic development opportunity for Alabama, especially in our rural areas.

The people that would be covered by this Medicaid roll out are by in large what’s known as the working poor. They are working for minimum wage and\or up to 11 or 12 dollars an hour. These people are working and paying taxes but have no health coverage because it is not offered at their place of employment or they simply can not afford it in a private market place.

So for the first three years beginning in 2014 the Federal Government would pay 100% of the cost. After that, the State would begin to shoulder some of the cost starting at 5% in 2017 and capping at 10% in 2020. The Federal Government will then continue to pay 90% of the cost with the State of Alabama only having to pay 10%.

In other words, Alabama would reap a 9 to 1 Federal match. This would provide health care to cover an additional 7 % of our population.

The Henry Kiser Family Foundation estimated the expansion would bring $10 billion in new federal health care money to Alabama from 2014 to 2019. The State’s cost to get these dollars would be approximately $582 million. That is like investing 500 dollars and getting back 10,000.

Unfortunately the Republican leadership is scared that the right way tea party crowd will attack them in their primaries. Governor Bentley has even told me that no one will get to the right of him on Obama Care.

Well this is not Obama Care, this is a Medicaid roll out this is greatly needed in our State. It is estimated that it will create 10,000 new jobs in Alabama.

While we are talking about the economic impact on our State, imagine having 350,000 new customers for our rural hospitals, doctors, pharmacist, dentist and on down the line. It is estimated that this could have $20 billion dollar positive impact on the economy in Alabama. It is the right thing to do, and it should be done.

This past week was also the opening of college football, my wife Maudie and I had the pleasure of going down to Tuscaloosa to watch the Alabama A-Day Game. Coach Nick Saban continues to reloading the Tide with quality players.

It is my hope that Auburn will also have a better season this year under their new coach. We are blessed to have so many talented athletic teams in our State, a State which has a rich tradition of excellence in not only academics, but in athletics as well.

This past week I passed in the Alabama Senate an expungement bill for Alabama. We are one of the few states in the nation where if you are charged with a crime and found not guilty, or it is dismissed, it still remains on your record. I’ve been contacted by numerous individuals in our Senate District that have applied for coaching jobs, nursing school and other professional departments, and have been turned down because their record shows they were charged with a crime; even if they were found not guilty and\or it was dismissed. Therefore with strong bipartisan support I passed the Bill in the Senate which will say if you are found not guilty, your case was dismissed, that the charge can be erased from your record by petitioning the Court.

If you have been convicted of a crime, this Bill would not apply in that case.

I’m glad to see the progress being made on our State highways and County roads. We have been fortunate through ATRIP and the RAMP Program to provide State dollars to our Counties to repair bridges and major roads. While I know that it is an inconvenience at times to go around the highway construction projects, they mean not only safer highways but more jobs in Alabama.

It is always a pleasure so many of our trees and flowers starting to bloom. I was surprised by the weather turning cold as we entered the weekend but I always enjoy the spring.

I hope you are having an opportunity to visit with your family and friends and enjoy the fine spring weather.

Let me thank all of you for the many cards, letters, phone calls and e-mails I’ve gotten regarding your views on the issues facing us here in Alabama. 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: http://www.RogerBedford.com


Amanda Hovater
Assistant
Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Alabama State Senator District 6
Roger Bedford & Assoc., P.C.
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama 35653
(256) 332-6966 – Direct Line Russellville Office
(256) 332-2880 – Law Firm
(256) 332-6967 – Facsimile
(334) 242-7862 – Montgomery Office
AHovater.RBA@gmail.com

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04/17/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report

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Date: April 10-16, 2013

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
2 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 – Distribution of a Controlled Substance

Arrest / Citation –

2 – Speeding
1 – DUI
5 – Fail to Stop at Stop Sign
1 – Running Red Light
5 – Expired Tag
3 – Improper Lights
1 – Improper Tag Light
1 – No Seatbelt
1 – No Insurance
1 – Attempt to Elude Police
1 – Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation
2 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Possession of a Controlled Substance
1 – Distribution of a Controlled Substance

FELONIES

Date of Arrest: April 12, 2013
Name: Gardner, Ryan Dase
Age: 20
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Status: Jail
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton

Date of Arrest: April 15, 2013
Name: Hoch, Walter Kyle
Age: 20
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Status: Bonded
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton

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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04/18/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Menacing
1 – Theft of Property
1 – Bench Warrant
4 – Harassment
1 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

FELONIES

Name: Kinard, William
Age:  44
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence – Menacing
Possession of Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  04/15/2013
Amount of Bond:  $4,000
Date of Release:  04/17/13

Name: Youngblood, Jacob
Age:  19
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 1st x 2
Theft of Property 3rd x 2
Burglary 3rd x 4
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  04/16/2013
Amount of Bond:  $78,000
Date of Release:  04/17/2013

(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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04/17/2013 – VIDEO – The Stop Market Express Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 04/16/2013 – Full Video

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04/17/2013 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Meeting 04/15/2013

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04/17/2013 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Work Session 04/15/2013

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04/17/2013 – VIDEO – The Stop Market Express Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 04/16/2013

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04/16/2013 – Ribbon Cutting, The Stop Market Express, Tuesday, April 16th 2013 – 12:00 p.m. (NOON)

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The Stop MarketHamilton, AL – Your presence is requested for the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Stop Market Express, located at 1586 Military Street South in Hamilton, on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (NOON)

This full-service gas station, along with car wash and detail shop, is open!

Monday through Thursday,
6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,

Friday and Saturday
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,

Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.,

Manager of The Stop Market Express is Roger Shotts. Telephone number is (205) 921-1157.

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

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04/10/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: April 3-9, 2013

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

1 – Harassing Communication

1 – Burglary 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Criminal Mischief 2nd

2 – Possession of Controlled Substance

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Speeding

5 – DUI

1 – License Suspended

1 – Texting While Driving

5 – Improper Equipment

3 – Expired Tag

1 – Switched Tag

2 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Stopping on Highway

9 – No Insurance

1 – No Seatbelt

2 – Public Intoxication

1 – Resisting Arrest

1 – Manufacturing Controlled Substance 2nd

2 – Possession of Controlled Substance

1 – Attempt to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime

3 – Alias Warrant

Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: April 3-9, 2013

Date of Arrest: April 3, 2013
Name: Spain, Matthew Daniel
Age: 23
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance 2nd
Attempt to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime x 10
Status: Bonded

Date of Arrest: April 5, 2013
Name: Jackson, Barbara Inez
Age: 63
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance x 2 Public Intoxication
Status: Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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04/12/2013 – PRESS RELEASE – Colbert County Tourism – Ninon Parker, Director of Marketing

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May 3-4, 2013 – Tuscumbia, AL The drumbeat of war is silent but the echo of the Civil War still fills the valley
below LaGrange Mountain, on the pinnacle of which stood a college and a village, burned 150 years ago by Federal troops. A sizeable settlement of houses was also burned on this fateful night.

To observe the sesquicentennial anniversary of the burning, the LaGrange Living Historical Association will hold “Recall LaGrange” on May 3-4, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., each day, announced Susann Hamlin, Executive Director of the Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau.

“Organizers are hard at work planning the most exciting and comprehensive ‘Recall LaGrange’ since the group began presenting it 25 years ago in 1988, Hamlin said. “It continues to grow and to draw many local residents, as well as Civil War buffs and history-lovers from all across North Alabama, southern Tennessee and eastern Mississippi. It was named a Top 10 Event for May, 2013, in the Alabama State Vacation Guide.”

“LaGrange College was known as ‘The West Point of the South’, and the poignant story of its existence and of the people who had homes on the mountain is one that deserves to be told and experienced,” added Hamlin, “and this year’s Recall LaGrange, a Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration, will indeed be an event to experience.”

The featured presentation in the afternoon on Saturday, May 4, will be the “Burning of LaGrange” by the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment Re-enactors who will don Federal uniforms to portray Col. Florence Cornyn’s Federal Calvary unit, known as “The Destroying Angels.” Plans are for the troops to gallop on horseback, raid, pillage and engulf the mountain with smoke and flames, as they burn a mock smoke house and college.

Events scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3, will be geared toward students, said L.C. Lenz, president of the LaGrange Living Historical Association, and classroom and home school teachers are invited to bring field trips on that day. Re-enactor and living history presentations will be on the schedule. Call 256-446-9324 to arrange to bring a group.

Events on Saturday, May 4, will cater to attendance by the general public, and will include Civil War era living history demonstrations and frontier life skills such as bee keeping, blacksmithing, and period cooking, plus demonstrations of handicrafts, such as spinning, weaving, and quilting, leather working, and toy-making. There will be period music performed and much more. A first-person cemetery drama will bring to life the people who lived at LaGrange beginning in the early 1800’s. Re-enactors will show camp life during the Civil War. Participants include the Providence Living History Re-enactors, as well as the 27th Alabama Regiment Re-enactors, plus a large group of volunteer individuals. Tim Kent, local author of several books on Civil War history, will be a featured speaker.

LaGrange College Site Park is located off Hwy. 157 near Whiteoak and Leighton, about 5 miles east of Muscle Shoals. A sign and a restored log house set at roadside mark the turn. Designated parking will be available with shuttle service to major sites. Food vendors will be on hand.

The event is free, but donations are welcomed by the association so that the on-going work at the LaGrange College Site Park may continue. The group has re-assembled a collection of historic log buildings, which reflect life during the pioneer period at LaGrange. Within the complex one may visit the “dogtrot” Welcome Center/Museum, shop in a log “Country Store”, view an old barn, smoke house and corn crib, and peek into an old-time barber shop. The Bonner House Bed and Breakfast offers overnight accommodations and a log chapel completes the setting. Nearby LaGrange Cemetery offers a glimpse of the people who once resided at LaGrange or in the valley nearby. The obelisk that marks the grave of Abraham Ricks, a prominent plantation owner, stands vigil in this peaceful resting place. All of this is lovingly cared for by the LaGrange Living Historical Association.

It is said best by Louise Lenz, a dedicated volunteer who was instrumental in the formation of the LaGrange Living Historical Association in 1988, “This is a worthwhile life’s work, to preserve and protect our history at LaGrange and to tell its story. We cherish the opportunity and we invite everyone to come see what it is all about.”

For more information visit http://www.lagrange-collegesitepark.org. You may also call 256-702-6953, 256-446-9324 or Colbert County Tourism at 256-383-0783.

Submitted by Ninon Parker, 256-383-0783 or ninonparker@comcast.net

For information: Louise Lenz, 256-702-6953, 256-446-9324, or louiselinville@earthlink.net

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04/11/2013 – Going Country on a Saturday Night Festival – Downtown Sheffield May 25th 2013

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04/11/2013 – Lamar County School System dismissing at 11:45 am

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VERNON, AL – The Lamar County School District has announced it will close schools at 11:45 a.m due to the potential of severe weather in the area.

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04/11/2013 – Franklin County School System dismissing at 11:00 am

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RUSSELLVILLE — The Franklin County, Alabama School District will dismiss classes at 11 a.m due to the potential of severe weather in the area.

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04/11/2013 – Marion County School System dismissing at 11:30 am

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The Marion County School System will be dismissing school at 11:30 am due to the potential of severe weather.

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04/10/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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4 – Driving Under Influence
3 – Public Intoxication
2 – Marijuana 2nd
3 – Probation Violation
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
2 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – False Information

FELONIES

Name:  Bowman, Lisa
Age:  30
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges: 
Burglary 3rd x 2
Theft of Property 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  04/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  04/08/2013
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Culp, Brandon
Age:  21
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges: 
Breaking / Entering Vehicle x 4
Theft of Property 1st
Theft of Property 3rd x 2
Date of Arrest:  04/05/2013
Amount of Bond:  $28,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  

Name:  Davis, Jeffrey
Age:  28
Address-City:  Hanceville, AL
Charges: 
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  04/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,000
Date of Release:  04/08/2013
Arresting Agency:  

Name:  Gezelman, Dean
Age:  47
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
Community Notification Act
Date of Arrest:  04/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Gezelman, Johnny
Age:  34
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  04/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:   

Name:  Jacobs, Richard
Age:  37
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest:  04/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Jones, Kevin
Age:  37
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges: 
Burglary 3rd x 2
Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Theft of Property 2nd x 2
Date of Arrest:  04/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20,000
Date of Release:  04/09/2013
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Merchant, Tommy
Age:  42
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
Manufacture 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  04/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Rivera, Rebecca
Age:  24
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest:  04/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency: 

Name:  Spain, Johnathan
Age:  29
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  04/04/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  04/05/2013
Arresting Agency: 

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Brilliant Elementary lunchroom 98

Burger king (Hamilton) 94

Chipmunk’s Parlor (Brilliant) Passed inspection for permit

Chop’s BBQ (Winfield) 90

Darrell’s (Winfield) 82

Dawghouse Bar and Grill (Carbon Hill) 83

Foodland Del (Winfield) 95

Foodland Supermarket (Winfield) 91

Grill Billy BBQ (Carbon Hill) 93

Guin Elementary  Lunchroom 98

Hamilton US Donuts 93

Hangout Café (Brilliant) 98

Liberty Christian Academy Lunchroom (Guin) 95

McDonald’s (Hamilton) 86

Moore’s Jr. Food Mart (Hamilton) 93

Oaxaca Mexican Grill (Carbon Hill) 91

Pizza Pro (Guin) 97

Postell’s Meat Market (Hamilton) 93 *March 25

Tiger Den (Brilliant) 93

Twice the Ice (Hamilton) Passed routine food processor inspection

Twice the Ice (Winfield) Passed routine food processor inspection

Webster’s Deli (Guin) 96

Webster’s Piggly Wiggly (Guin) 93

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