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07/31/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date:  July 24-30, 2013

Wrecks – 5

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Assault 3rd

1 – Burglary 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 3rd

2 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Theft of Property 1st

1 – Burglary of a Vehicle

1 – Assault 2nd

Arrest / Citation –

7 – Speeding

1 – License Suspended/Revoked

2 – No Insurance

2 – No Seatbelt

1 – No Tag

2 – Improper Tag

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Motorcycle – No Helmet

1 – Warrant Other Agency

1 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates:  July 24-30, 2013

Date of Arrest:  July 21, 2013
Name:  Rea, Carrie Alisa
Age:  33
City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges
Possession of Controlled Substance
Public Intoxication
Status:  Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

07/29/2013 – Inspection report for July 22-26, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Bill and Sons Supermarket (Carbon Hill) 95

Burgers and More (Winfield) 93

Carbon Hill City Jail Passed routine inspection

Carbon Hill Senior Center 92

Cardinal Drive-In (Winfield) 91

Davis’s Tobacco and Convenience (Winfield) Passed inspection for new permit

Davis’s Sno Shack (Winfield) Passed inspection for new permit

Dollar General (Nauvoo) 95

Jack’s (Winfield) 90

Jimbo’s BBQ (Guin) 94

LaCasa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant (Guin) 97

Oaxaca Mexican Grill (Carbon Hill) 83

Plaza BBQ (Guin) 95

Shell Food Mart (Winfield) 97

Sonic Drive-In (Hamilton) 90

Subway (Carbon Hill) 98

Token No. 4 (Guin Chevron) 93

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July 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

07/28/2013 – VIDEO – Air Evac Landing at Accident Scene US Hwy 43

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July 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM

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07/25/2013 – Annual Sales Tax Holiday

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Jul 25, 2013
Marla Avery Minter
Pres. Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages everyone to “Shop Hamilton First” and to also shop in Marion County for all back-to-school supplies and clothing. Both the City of Hamilton and Marion County are participating in the State’s eighth annual sales tax holiday, which begins on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state, county, and city sales taxes.

Here is the link which details what is included or excluded in the sales tax holiday: http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STHolidayQuickRefSheet13.pdf
http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STHolidayQuickRefSheet13.pdf
http://www.revenue.alabama.gov

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July 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

07/25/2013 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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July 25th, 2013

1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation of Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
3 – Assault 3rd
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Promote Prison Contraband 3rd
4 – Bench Warrant
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing
1 – Drug Court Violation

FELONIES

Name:  Michael Jackson
Age:  19
Address-City:  Birmingham, AL
Charges:
>Driving Under the Influence
>Marijuana 1st
>Paraphernalia
>Firearm Without a Permit
Date of Arrest:  07/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $14,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Tommy McCarley
Age:  36
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 2nd
>Marijuana 1st
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $18,000
Date of Release:  07/24/2013

Name:  Jeffrey Gosa
Age:  33
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
>Attempt to Manufacture
Date of Arrest:  07/19/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  07/19/2013

Name:  Bobby Stover
Age:  45
Address-City:  Pinson, AL
Charges:
>Impersonating Police Officer
Date of Arrest:  07/18/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  07/19/2013

Name:  Skylar Cochran
Age:  18
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence – Interference with Emergency Call
Domestic Violence – Strangulation
Date of Arrest:  07/22/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Amanda Cory Silas
Age:  37
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:>Identity Theft
>Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  07/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Angela Mitchell
Age:  34
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 2nd
Date of Arrest:  07/23/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  07/24/2013

Name:  Travis Dickinson
Age:  31
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 1st
>Possession Controlled Substance
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Samantha Dickinson
Age:  22
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 1st
>Possession Controlled Substance
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Thomas Jesse Jackson
Age:  23
Address-City:  Vina, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 1st
>Possession Controlled Substance
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Ashley Hughes
Age:  30
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 1st
>Possession Controlled Substance
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Nick Heste
Age:  25
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
>Manufacturing 1st
>Possession Controlled Substance
>Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  07/24/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Lindsay Graham
Age:  24
Address-City:  Birmingham, AL
Charges:
>Possession Controlled Substance
>False Information
Date of Arrest:  07/18/2013
Amount of Bond:  $6,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  James Waylon Smith
Age:  35
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
>Community Notification Act
Date of Arrest:  07/19/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

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July 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM

07/22/2013 – Sen. Roger Bedford – Capitol Report for July 22nd, 2013

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It’s certainly good to see the construction beginning on our two schools destroyed by the tornados of 2011, those being Hackleburg and Phil Campbell. I had the opportunity to visit Hackleburg and Phil Campbell this week to check on the status of the re-building. All of us wish that it could be done quicker and faster but we all know construction takes time and we want it to be done correctly. I look forward to the day that we can be cutting the ribbons on these two important new schools for our Senate District.

It was also good to get to drive on the new four lane side of Hwy 24, also known as Corridor V, coming out of Red Bay this week. You may rest assured that I will continue to work hard to see that this road construction continues. It is a little frustrating at times, especially between Hackleburg and Hamilton, to be held up for the re-surfacing but we all know that we need this progress to improve our roads.

I will also continue to work hard to see that our tax dollars are returned to our Senate District to continue these road improvements. All of our counties and cities are moving forward with the ATRIP and RAMP Programs which we passed in the Alabama Legislature. This will allow a multi year build out which will provide not only safer roads but encourage people to travel to our area.

When it comes to traveling, if you haven’t been to Hodges yet to see their new equestrian trail, I encourage you to go. At their first ride they had over 200 riders from many different counties and states. This is an example of how eco tourism can help our area. It is my hope that we will be able to go forward with the RV camp, which is another way to gain eco tourism in Marion County. God has blessed Northwest Alabama with many beautiful areas and scenic trails. This is a way that we can have additional tax revenue by not raising taxes. When we attract people into our area as eco tourist, they spend money at our restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations among other places which generates new tax dollars. It is very similar to attracting a new industry into our area, and when it comes to new industries it is good to see the continued growth in the Shoals with the recent announcement of Shoals Lighting and their plans for a $36 million dollar expansion.

Many of us are continuing to put the pressure on Governor Bentley including Dr. David Bronner the head of the retirement systems of the State of Alabama, to accept the Medicaid roll out. This Medicaid roll out paid 100% by the Federal Government for the first 3 years and then gradually backing down over the next 3 years to where the Federal Government will pay 90% and the State 10% would create 10,000 new jobs in Alabama. It would also cover 350,000 Alabamians, many who are currently working and paying taxes but do not have health insurance offered by their employer and\or can not afford it in the private work place. This would be 350,000 more consumers that our local hospitals, doctors, dentist, and pharmacists would have calling and paying for their services. In Marion County we know that 2 out of every 3 babies born last year were delivered by the Medicaid program. In fact state wide, 50% of the babies born in Alabama were paid for with Medicaid dollars. In fact, Medicaid is one of the biggest economic engines in Alabama. 78% of the nursing home beds in Alabama are paid for by Medicaid dollars. 38% children in Alabama currently get their primary health care through Medicaid dollars. As you know a healthy child is better able to learn. With Medicaid acting as the medical provider payer for children, they can go to the doctor and get preventive health care rather than showing up in the emergency room needing acute care, which is much more expensive.

We lost a great statesmen in Fuller Kimble recently. Fuller went to heaven at the fine old age of 103, he was a former state senator for the Fayette County area. He helped bring jobs and roads when big Jim Folsom was beginning the farm to market road. He leaves behind a great legacy of service to the State of Alabama. Our love and prayers go out to Fuller’s fine family.

This past week I saw the first rail car assembled in our Senate District at Barton River Front Industrial Park. The yellow, 57 foot long, flat rail car on display for the public to see at our meeting was the first that FreightCar America assembled at the Barton River Front Industrial Park. As many of you know we had hoped that the rail car plant would have been up to full capacity by now but due to the economy they have not until present been producing rail cars. FreightCar and NaviStar Corporation celebrated FreightCar starting production at the Barton plant. For those of you that have been following this story you know that company officials announced in February that they were subleasing about 25% of the NaviStar Corporation plant with plans to build up 7,000 rail cars annually. This would mean new jobs in our area, and good paying jobs. FreightCar officials have said they plan to have 200 workers on the site by the end of the year and 400 by the end of 2014. One of the company’s officials said that the plant will have 400 to 500 employees when reaching full production but the time line depends on market conditions. I am proud to say that about 70 FreightCar workers are already employed at the plant , NaviStar officials said their company has about 180 workers now. You may rest assured that I will continue to fight for jobs in our Senate District and to maintain the industries which we have here.

Another milestone to mark the rebuilding of Franklin and Marion County the brand new Mountain View Baptist Church, will soon have their first services in their new building. You will recall that the Mountain View Baptist Church was basically destroyed by the tornado of April 27th, 2011. Congratulations goes out to Pastor Sammy Taylor, the Deacons and the membership of Mountain View Baptist Church for having the faith and will power to build back even bigger, better and stronger. Our prayers and heartfelt best wishes go out to them.

Congratulations also go out to Glenda Colagross, Vice President of Instructions at Northwest Shoals Community College. She has been named the interim President of Southern Union State Community College in South Alabama effective August 1st. She has done a fine job at NWSCC having served in her first full time position in 1992. We wish her well and I know that she will be a welcomed edition to Southern Union State Community College.

It is always a fun time in the summer when the W.C Handy Music Festival kicks off as it has done this week. There are literally dozen of different events that you can attend, many of which are free and open to the public. This also coincides with the 12th Annual Blue Grass Festival.

I am proud to announce ADECA funding for several projects in our Senate District. Shelton State Community College and the West Alabama Traffic Safety have been awarded $56,637.00 to provide overtime funds with the law enforcement agencies in West Alabama for their traffic enforcement programs, better known as STEP. This program consist of high visibility enforcement efforts such as checkpoints, saturation and line patrols to increase the intensity of traffic enforcement activities and uphold the state’s DUI, seat belt and speeding laws. This area has also been awarded $16,660.00 to provide overtime funds to their law enforcement agencies for ” Click It Or Ticket” campaign enforcement.

Bevill State Community College has received $50,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission funds which will be used to fund a permanent facility at Bevill State Community College Fayette Campus for electrical systems training. This new facility and new equipment will help to better train students, adults and eventually offer training to high school students in the surrounding area. Appalachian Regional Commission funds in the amount of $50,000, State funds in the amount of $94,000 combined with a local match of $35,6000 will provide total project funds in the amount of $180,000.

It was good to have Gov. Bentley in Red Bay this past week. It enabled him to have an opportunity to tour Alegro Motor Homes, one of the leading industries in our Senate District and State while also meeting with local officials. It was the Governors first visit to Red Bay and I was proud to be there to help welcome him. Governor Bentley also had an opportunity to look at several highway projects that are underway and we are also trying to get his help to speed up the completion of these projects. I think it is very important to complete the projects that are underway, I am also working to get the new ATRIP and RAMPS funded road projects going throughout our Senate District. This will help create jobs and help stimulate our economy.

It is hard to believe that the summer will soon be over and school will soon be starting. I have spoken with several teachers over the past two weeks that are already gearing up and looking forward to projects that need to be done for their class rooms and the school.

I want to thank all of you that have been keeping in touch with me by phone, e-mail, U.S mail, and in person. I want to hear from you about your thoughts and concerns on the issues facing us locally and at the State level. This helps me do a better job for you.

Please continue to contact me with your cards, letters, calls and e-mails. I consider it an honor to work for you.

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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July 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM

07/21/2013 – A Getaway Filled with Yard Sales and UFOs

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Fort Payne, Ala. – A typical visit in August to the Lookout Mountain area in northeastern Alabama includes a yard sale of epic proportions and sightings of flying objects. A once-a-year, 600-mile shopping trip brings thousands of bargain hunters and treasure seekers to DeKalb County for a shop ‘til you drop experience the first weekend in August, and the last Saturday offers a day of free family fun as the town of Fyffe comes together for its annual Fyffe UFO Day Festival.

The 27th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale is set for August 1-4, 2013, and along with shopping, treasure hunting, and bargaining, there is plenty of sightseeing to do on the stretch that travels along the Lookout Mountain Parkway through DeKalb County and into Chattanooga, Tenn.

Created to get travelers off of the interstate and into towns and communities located off the beaten path, the World’s Longest Yard Sale takes visitors on a shopping excursion through some of the country’s most scenic areas. The 93-mile Lookout Mountain Parkway has been touted as a “Must See” by Reader’s Digest, the National Geographic, and Southern Living magazines, providing a beautiful backdrop to the thousands of road-side sales. Along with four days of shopping, a world of nature and a variety of restaurants and lodging surround visitors offering family-friendly fun that is easy on the wallet.

The 675-mile journey travels from Gadsden along the Lookout Mountain Parkway through DeKalb County to Chattanooga and follows Highway 127 all the way into Hudson, Mich. Everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, and dishwares to local fresh produce and homemade jams and jellies along with food vendors and live entertainment can be found. It is estimated to be more than 1000 vendors in Alabama alone. Vendors are typically active by 8 a.m. and operate until late in the evening each day of the event.

T-shirts featuring the yard sale’s tag line “I Drove, I Stopped, I Shopped ‘till I Dropped!” will be available to purchase for $12 each at the DeKalb Tourism office or at various yard sale locations in Mentone. Shoppers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen and bring plenty of water.

Admission is free. For lodging information, directions, road closures, and more information, visit www.ShopLookoutMountain.com or call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740.

In 1989, numerous sightings of unidentified flying objects throughout Fyffe led the small community to be known as the UFO Capital of the World, and later to be recognized by the state as the UFO Capital of Alabama. As a tribute, the community with a population of about a 1,000 residents comes together to host the Fyffe UFO Day Festival. Now in its ninth year, the Fyffe UFO Day Festival is an Unforgettable Family Outing celebration where the only flying objects spotted over Sand Mountain are colorful hot-air balloons.

Set for August 24, 2013, the day-long event kicks off at 10 a.m. and offers plenty of colorful, giant balloons, arts and crafts, games for children, anfyffeufodays antique car and tractor show, an assortment of food vendors, and live music throughout the day. Fifteen groups are slated to perform at this year’s festival and they include The Sharps, Michelle Norwood, The Sextons, Willie Underwood, Danny Lee, Stereo Revival, Still kickiN’, Jeff Martin and Caleb Chisenhall, Payton Sells, Pickett’s Charge (also known as Fyffe FFA String Band), Thru the Roof – Heil Band, Falter, David Holland of Smokin’ Gun, the Bert David Newton Band, and headliner The Big Band which includes some members of the former Southern Flight Band.

Hot-air balloon rides across the Sand Mountain area are available, weather permitting, by advance reservation only. For more information, visit www.ballooningal.com or contact Jeff Maddox at rides@ballooningal.com or send a text to 256.653.7371.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Fyffe Town Park on Graves Street. Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

For more information on either event, call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740 or visit www.DiscoverLookoutMountain.com.

About DeKalb Tourism

DeKalb Tourism is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in DeKalb County. Our mission includes to provide outstanding customer service to all guests; to provide complete and detailed information about DeKalb County, its history and attractions; to leave visitors with a positive experience; to develop strong positive long term relationships with the people and businesses of our communities; and to be a leader in the education and promotion of our county, locally, nationwide and internationally.

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July 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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