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08/28/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – TR-Alias
1 – Public Intoxication
2 – Marijuana 2nd
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Menacing
1 – Harassment
1 – Reckless Driving

FELONIES

  1. Name:  Dylan Frederick
    Age:  24
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Burglary 3rd
    Criminal Mischief 3rd x 4
    Violation Release Order
    Date of Arresst:  08/22/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $11,000
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  2. Name:  Ann Seaborn
    Age:  50
    Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
    Charges: 
    Driving Under the Influence
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Open Container
    Date of Arrest:  08/22/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $4,000
    Date of Release:  08/24/2013
  3. Name:  Charlotte Kelly
    Age:  42
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges: 
    Distributing
    Child Abuse / Chemical Endangerment
    Attempt to Commit Controlled Substance Crime
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Marijuana 1st
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest:  08/22/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $28,000
    Date of Release:  08/26/2013
  4. Name:  Mitchell Brisbois
    Age:  24
    Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
    Charges: 
    Driving Under the Influence
    Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
    Marijuana 1st
    Reckless Endangerment
    Date of Arrest:  08/24/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $11,000
    Date of Release:  08/27/2013
  5. Name:  Ashley Sutherland
    Age:  27
    Address-City:  Phil Campbell, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment / Arson 2nd / Burglary 2nd
    Date of Arrest:  08/25/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $30,000
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  6. Name:  Benjamin Taylor
    Age:  18
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges: 
    Manufacture 1st
    Paraphernalia
    Violation Release Order
    Date of Arrest:  08/22/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $8,000
    Date of Release:  In Jail

(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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08/29/2013 – Randy Houser to Headline 2013 Riverfest

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logoDecatur, Ala. – Country artist Randy Houser will take center stage at the 2013 Riverfest, an annual two-day barbeque competition and music festival held on the banks of the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala. Set for September 13-14 at Ingalls Harbor, the annual Riverfest brings together pitmasters from across the country who smoke it out as festival goers enjoy live music from local and national acts, friendly barbeque competition, and fun and games.

Hosted by the Decatur Jaycees, Riverfest is recognized by the State of Alabama as an official State Barbeque Championship competition and is sanctioned by, and conducted under, the rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Competing for prize money and trophies totaling $20,000, the BBQ cook-off is open to professional and amateur teams, and children between the ages of 8 and 18 years old are invited to test their ribeye steak barbequing skills in the Kids Q.

Randy Houser

Randy Houser

Live music fires up Friday at 5 p.m. with a line-up including River City Junior Idol winner Ethan Thomas, country/folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Brent Cobb, country artist Josh Thompson whose debut album Way Out Here produced three Top 40 hits followed by headliner Randy Houser. Houser has received multiple nominations for ACM and CMA Awards, a #2 single in the form of “Boots On,” and songwriting credits for major names such as Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and Chris Young, but it’s his latest single, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” that will have the crowd on their feet. He takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. for a 1 1Ž2 hour performance.

The music continues Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with another performance by the River City Junior Idol winner Ethan Thomas. Awards for the barbeque competition will be presented at 5 p.m. with live music immediately following. Saturday evening’s lineup includes performances by Jessta James, Rollin’ in the Hay, and The Cadillac Three.

Along with the BBQ cook-off and music, there are food vendors offering barbeque from mild to fiery and other traditional festival food and a free children’s area. Weekend passes are $30 per person and includes admission for Friday and Saturday. Weekend passes must be purchased in advance at http://www.decaturjaycees.com, Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, or Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce. One-day tickets at the gate are $20 per person. North Alabama area Subway restaurants have partnered with Riverfest to offer discounted tickets to Saturday night. Special Buy 1 Get 1 Saturday Night-only tickets are available upon request at a local North Alabama Subway. Children younger than 10 years old are admitted for free.

For more information, visit www.decaturjaycees.com or follow them on Twitter @ALRiverfest or like them on Facebook at Decatur Jaycees’ Riverfest.

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 http://www.decaturcvb.org.

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August 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM

08/29/2013 – WEEK-LONG EVENT OFFERS PLENTY OF OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY FUN

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7569389076_326bd7e014_zDecatur, Ala. – Each year, thousands of visitors head to Eva, Ala. located off of Interstate 65, for a week of old-fashioned fun and games. Set for September 21-28, 2013, the annual Eva Frontier Days offer eight days of wholesome family-friendly entertainment where festivities include a greased pig chase, a frog jumping contest, a parade, antique tractors, a hayride, and much more.

The week-long event kicks off with a beauty pageant Saturday, September 21st at 10 a.m. at Journey Church. At 3 p.m. there will be a bluegrass jam session at Eva School, and a bluegrass festival with Stan Nelson & Hurricane Creek is slated for 6 p.m. (Admission charged for all three events.) On Tuesday, September 24th at the Eva Saddle Club Arena, there will be an old-fashioned hayride beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $1 per person and includes a free hotdog and coke. The public is also invited to a free community singing at Bethel United Methodist Church on September 26th beginning at 7 p.m. Music on the Square is slated for Friday evening, September 27th. (Time and bands TBA.)

The fun continues on Saturday, September 29th beginning at 9 a.m. with an Antique Tractor Show and Car Show, parade, an arts and crafts show, a Best Dressed Contest, pig calling contest, and a baking contest. Along with food vendors, there will be an assortment of games and activities for all ages. The day wraps up at the ball fields with the frog jumping contest at 4 p.m. followed by the greased pig chase at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from Eva Frontier Days benefit the Eva Art Guild. For more information, call 256.796.7023 or 256.318.6735.

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 http://www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link

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August 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

08/29/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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  • Wrecks

5 – Wrecks

  • Incident / Offense –

2 – Harassment
1 – Theft of Property 2nd
1 – Possession of Controlled Substance
1 – Possession of Marijuana
1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Identity Theft

  • Arrest / Citation

5 – Speeding
3 – License Suspended / Revoked
2 – No Driver License
5 – No Insurance
1 – No Seatbelt
1 – No Child Restraint
1 – No Tag
2 – Improper Tag
2 – Running Stop Sign
1 – Running Red Light
2 – Possession of Marijuana 1st
2 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
4 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Burglary 3rd

  • Warning

1 – Speeding

  • Hamilton Police Department
    Felony – Weekly News Report
    August 21 – 27, 2013
  1. Date of Arrest: August 22, 2013
    Name: Dylan Keir Frederick
    Age: 24
    City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Burglary 3rd
    Criminal Mischief 3rd x 4
    Status: Jail
  2. Date of Arrest: August 22, 2013
    Name: Benjamin Lucas Taylor
    Age: 18
    City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Possession of Marijuana 1st
    Status: Jail
  3. Date of Arrest: August 23, 2013
    Name: Juvenile
    Age: 17
    City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Possession of Marijuana 1st
    Status: Unknown

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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August 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM

08/26/2013 – Inspection Report for August 19-23, 2013 – Sam LeMaster ADPH

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Catfish and Steak Haven (Winfield) 89

Foodland Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 96

Foodland Supermarket (Winfield) 92

Hamilton Drive-In 92

Huatulco Mexican Restaurant (Winfield) 92

Jean’s Tea Room (Hamilton) 98

Leonelli’s Coffee Buzz (Hamilton) 90

McDonald’s (Hamilton) 93

Panther Mart (Hackleburg) 94

Subway (Hamilton) 99

Taco Bell (Hamilton) 98

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 98

Walmart Supermarket (Winfield) 98

Winfield Elementary lunchroom 98

Winfield High Lunchroom 99

Yampertown Steak and Seafood (Winfield) 95

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August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

08/23/2013 – LOCAL MARION COUNTY DRIVE-IN THEATRE SEEKS VOTES IN HONDA’S “PROJECT DRIVE-IN”

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Honda_Project_Drive-In_Logo_Bl_OgnGu-Win, AL. – 49 County News is committed to support an effort of The Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre located in Gu-Win, Alabama to keep its screens filled with movies you love. At the end of 2013, 35mm movie reels will no longer be available to theaters and only digital files will be distributed. There are currently 368 drive-ins in operation in the United States, and many of them have yet to convert to digital projection, including the Blue Moon Drive-In. Honda recently launched Project Drive-In and the Blue Moon Drive-In is hoping to be one of five drive-ins to receive a free digital projector.

Theaters that do not have a digital projector by the end of 2013 will no longer be able to show movies, thus forcing them to close unless they can spend approximately $75,000+ per screen to upgrade to digital projection. Honda wants to preserve this iconic part of American car culture and is helping drive-ins like the Blue Moon Drive-In by donating five digital projectors to be given away by Project Drive-In.

Drive-in movie fans and supporters can vote on which theaters to save. Project Drive-In will donate digital projectors to the top five vote receivers. Fansbadge_dark can vote for Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre once a day between now and September 9, 2013, at http://projectdrivein.com/vote_104. Votes can also be cast, one per day, by texting Vote104 to 444999.

Honda is also asking consumers to pledge to go see at least one movie at a local drive-in and then donate to the Project Drive-In fund to help those theaters survive economic hard times. To learn more about Project Drive-In, visit www.projectdrivein.com.

For more information on The Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre, call their movie line at 205-468-8046 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bmdrivein

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August 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

08/21/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – TR-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
1 – Driving Under Influence
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Resisting Arrest
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
2 – Illegal Possession of Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication
2 – Reckless Endangerment
1 – Fugitive From Justice

FELONIES

  1. Name: Janice Altman
    Age: 66
    Address-City: Sheffield, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment / Conspiracy Arson 1st
    Date of Arrest: 08/20/2013
    Amount of Bond: $15,000
    Date of Release: 08/20/2013
  2. Name: Patrick Dollarhyde
    Age: 50
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Prescription Medicines W/O Prescription
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Manufacture 1st
    Date of Arrest: 08/19/2013
    Amount of Bond: $18,000
    Date of Release: In Jail
  3. Name: Eddie Jones
    Age: 46
    Address-City: Phil Campbell, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment / Sexual Abuse 1st / Attempted Rape 1st / Attempted Incest / Sexual Abuse – Less than 12
    Date of Arrest: 08/18/2013
    Amount of Bond: $40,000
    Date of Release: In Jail
  4. Name: N.B. Kelley
    Age: 78
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment / Conspiracy Arson 1st
    Date of Arrest: 08/19/2013
    Amount of Bond: $15,000
    Date of Release: 08/19/2013
  5. Name: Geneva McDonald
    Age:
    Address-City:
    Charges:
    Date of Arrest:
    Amount of Bond:
    Date of Release:
  6. Name: Aubrey Miles
    Age: 63
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Theft of Property 2nd
    Date of Arrest: 08/19/2013
    Amount of Bond: $5,000
    Date of Release: 08/19/2013
  7. Name: John Pinkerton
    Age: 28
    Address-City: Vernon, AL
    Charges:
    Theft of Property 2nd / Criminal Trespass
    Date of Arrest: 08/15/2013
    Amount of Bond: $5,000
    Date of Release: In Jail
  8. Name: Jonathan Scott
    Age: 32
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment / Burglary 1st / Rape 1st / Sodomy 1st
    Date of Arrest: 08/20/2013
    Amount of Bond: $50,000
    Date of Release: 08/20/2013
  9. Name: Phillip Smart
    Age: 31
    Address-City: Hoover, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Marijuana 2nd
    Date of Arrest: 08/16/2013
    Amount of Bond: $9,000
    Date of Release: 08/19/2013
  10. Name: Jason Snider
    Age: 37
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Manufacture 1st
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 08/21/2013
    Amount of Bond: Not Set
    Date of Release: In Jail
  11. Name: Robert Sparks
    Age: 31
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Manufacture 1st
    Paraphernalia Possession
    Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest: 08/19/2013
    Amount of Bond: $15,500
    Date of Release: In Jail

(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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August 23, 2013 at 12:18 AM

08/21/2013 – FALL FUN IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

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Fort Payne, Ala. – From a tribute to mules to a celebration of heritage, there are many reasons to plan a weekend visit to DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama. As children return to the classroom during the week, family fun awaits visitors on the weekends in September.

Set for September 2, 2013, Ider Mule Day returns to the mountaintop town to celebrate its agricultural heritage. The day-long event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a parade featuring mules, horses, carriages, antique cars and tractors. Tests of strength follow at the conclusion of the parade with a mule pull at 10:30 a.m. and a draft horse pull at 1 p.m., and in between the fierce pulling competitions is the mule and draft horse show beginning at 11 a.m.

The day-long event also offers an antique engine and tractor display, an antique tractor pull, arts and crafts, and games for children. The Wheels of Time Cruisers Open Car Show is set for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Live entertainment featuring bluegrass and gospel singing fills the air from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and plenty of barbeque, homemade ice cream, and other food vendors will be available.

Admission is $2 per person and children five years old and younger are admitted free. All activities are held in and around Ider Town Park located off of Highway 75 at 183 Sweet Gum Road. Pets are not allowed inside of the park.

On the third Saturday in September, downtown Fort Payne booms with toe-tapping music, Southern art, food and fun in celebration of its heritage. During the late nineteenth century, Fort Payne experienced a huge coal and iron boom and shortly thereafter in the twentieth century, a boom in textile manufacturing led to the city’s one time claim of “Sock Capital of the World.” To commemorate, the mountaintop town hosts an annual festival in the downtown area filling the streets with family-friendly activities and music. Named a Top 20 Event in the southeastern United States by the Southeast Tourism Society, Boom Days Heritage Celebration is set for Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Covering five blocks in the downtown district, street performers will take to the streets as a variety of music flows from four stages. Dozens of skilled artisans including quilters, potters, painters, and workers in iron, wood, and glass will be demonstrating their talents under the shade trees in City Park where festival goers can peruse the works of Orbix Hot Glass, Sloss Furnaces, Jerry Brown, Gee’s Bend Quilters, Bebo, and others.

Live music fills the air beginning at 10 a.m. Scheduled to perform at this year’s event are M-80s, Travis Wammack, Midnight Mob, Todd Simpson, Bert David Newton, April Mae & the June Bugs, Luke Winslow King, SharBaby, Loveday, Justin Johnson, Alabama Annie, Wowser Bowser, Jacob Stiefel & the Truth, Microwave Dave & the Nukes, Still kickiN, Jess Goggans Band, 4 in Accord, Pickett’s Charge, Kate & Corey, Dean Mitchell, and more. The celebration culminates with the Rock and Roll Show featuring Pugsley Buzzard and Ryan McGarvey at 8 p.m. at the DeKalb Theatre (admission charged.)

The city’s downtown district will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for all daytime, outdoor events. Additional activities held in conjunction with the Boom Days Heritage Celebration include carriage rides, wine tasting, a car show in Alabama Park, a 5K run, a pet parade, a cornhole tournament, cultural and historical exhibits on display at the Depot Museum and Hosiery Museum, a quilt show, and a children’s activity area located in City Park. Downtown merchants will also operate sidewalk sales.

The 13th annual John Benge Commemorative Motorcycle Ride also falls on the third Saturday in September. The annual event attracts riders from across the southeastern United States who travel to Fort Payne to ride in commemoration of DeKalb County’s Cherokee Indian Heritage and all Indian Nations who were forced to walk on the infamous Trail of Tears. Riders will depart at 7 a.m. from the parking lot of Fort Payne Power Sports.

Additional activities held on the weekends in September include wild cave tours, mountain bike tours, rock climbing, rappelling, and more. For more information, 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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August 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM

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08/21/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date:   August 14-20, 2013

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

2 – Harassment

1 – Burglary 3rd

1 – Theft of Property 2nd

2 – Theft of Property 3rd

4 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arrest / Citation –

7 – Speeding

1 – DUI

2 – License Suspended/Revoked

1 – No Insurance

1 – Improper Tag

3 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Public Intoxication

1 – Harassment

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Attempt Elude

2 – Alias Warrant

Warning –

2 – Speeding

Felony – Weekly News Report

Dates:  August 14-20, 2013

Date of Arrest:
*************** None ****************
Name:
Age:
City:
Charges:
Status:

Status: The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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August 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

08/14/2013 – Procter & Gamble orders Voluntary Pet Food Recall on Some Eukanuba and Iams Dry Pet Food!

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P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

(Includes some lot numbers of Eukanuba and Iams dry pet food.)

For more Information Click Below:

http://news.pg.com/press-release/pg-corporate-announcements/pg-voluntarily-recalls-limited-quantity-dry-pet-food-due-po

Click to access 8-14-13%20Iams%20Recall%20Information.pdf

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August 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM

08/15/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Driving Under Influence
2 – Public Intoxication
2 – Violation Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Disorderly Conduct
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES

Name:  Sonya Smith
Age:  32
Address-City:  Tuscumbia, AL
Charges:  
•Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  08/09/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  08/12/2013

Name:  Jeannie Motes
Age:  33
Address-City:  Russellville, AL
Charges:  
•Manufacture 2nd
•Possession Controlled Substance
•Interfere With Custody
Date of Arrest:  08/09/2013
Amount of Bond:  $17,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Tina Price
Age:  33
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
•Felony Paraphernalia
•Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
•Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  08/11/2013
Amount of Bond:  $12,500
Date of Release:  08/12/2013

Name:  Dennis Cox
Age:  64
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges: 
•Rape 1st
Date of Arrest:  08/13/2013
Amount of Bond:  $60,000
Date of Release:  08/14/2013

Name:  Zachary Nichols
Age:  20
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
•GJI (Grand Jury Indictment) – Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  08/13/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  08/13/2013

Name:  Daniel Terry
Age:  33
Address-City:  Grenada, MS
Charges: 
•Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  08/14/2013

Name:  Misty Greathouse
Age:  26
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
•Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  08/14/2013

Name:  Douglas Smith
Age:  35
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
•GJI (Grand Jury Indictment) – Theft by Deception 1st
Date of Arrest:  08/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  08/14/2013

(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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08/16/2013 – Inspection report for August 12-16, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Boar’s Butt (Winfield) 86

Buttahatchee BBQ (Hamilton) 91

Cafe 30 (Winfield) 98

Car Lot BBQ (Winfield) 90

Carbon Hill Food Mart 80

Crossroads Market and Deli (Winfield) 94

Darrell’s (Winfield) 82

Dollar General (Carbon Hill) 92

Happi faces Daydare (Winfield) 92

Hwy 5 BP (Nauvoo) 97

Jay and Son (Nauvoo Food Mart) 95

Kingdon Kids Daycare (Winfield) 95

McDonald’s (Winfield) 92

Moore’s B&B (Winfield) 97

Moore’s Hwy 129 Shell (Winfield) 93

Moore’s Jr. Food Mart (Hamilton) 93

Subway (Winfield) 98

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August 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM

08/14/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: August 7-13, 2013

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense –

1 – Assault 3rd

1 – Burglary 3rd

1 – Theft of Property 1st

1 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Arson

1 – Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

1 – Criminal Mischief

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Speeding

2 – DUI

1 – No Insurance

1 – Improper Tag

2 – Harassment

3 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Trespassing 3rd

1 – Domestic Violation by Strangulation

1 – Interference with a Domestic Violence Emergency

2 – Alias Warrant

Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: August 7-13, 2013

Date of Arrest: August 7, 2013
Name: David Alan Chase Johnsey
Age: 18
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Status: Jail

Date of Arrest: August 7, 2013
Name: Andrew Keane Loden
Age: 25
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Status: Jail

Date of Arrest: August 7, 2013
Name: Benjamin Lucas Taylor
Age: 18
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges: Theft of Property 2nd
Status: Jail

Date of Arrest: August 7, 2013
Name: Skylar Lee Cochran
Age: 18
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation
Interference with a Domestic Violence Emergency
Status: Jail

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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August 16, 2013 at 1:51 AM

08/09/2013 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DC – Alias
1 – TR – Alias
1 – CC – Alias
3 – Driving Under Influence
1 – Violation Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
7 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Leaving Scene of Accident

FELONIES

Name:   Greg Armstrong
Age:  46
Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  07/31/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Sherey Pagay
Age:  36
Address-City:  Nauvoo, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Prescription Meds Without Prescription
Paraphernalia
Sell/Transfer Precursor
Date of Arrest:  07/31/2013
Amount of Bond:  $6,000
Date of Release:  08/02/2113

Name:  Howard Scott
Age:  49
Address:  City Double Springs
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Manufacture 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $13,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Candi Shirey
Age:  25
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $13,000
Date of Release:  08/05/2013

Name:  Carlton Lawson
Age:  45
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Distributing Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  08/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jesse Cantrell
Age:  24
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Sell / Transfer Precursor
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jimmy Brown
Age:  35
Address-City:  Eldridge, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance x 7Date of Arrest:  08/03/2013
Amount of Bond:  $35,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Matthew Belk
Age:  22
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Tattoo/Brand/Pierce
Interfere with Custody
Date of Arrest:  08/05/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Paula Vintson
Age:  48
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Public Intoxication
Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $6,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Michael Shane Tidwell
Age:  42
Address-City:  Carbon Hill, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence 1st
Assault
Date of Arrest:  08/02/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Rhonda Wilkinson
Age:  37
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:Marijuana 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $13,000
Date of Release:  08/08/2013

Name:  Tammy Randolph
Age:  41
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Distribution of Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  08/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Stephanie Ivey
Age:  22
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Sell/Transfer Precursor
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  08/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

(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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August 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM

08/13/2013 – Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment returns to Point Mallard Park August 31-September 1

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Annual Event Commemorates Decatur’s Role in the Civil War

Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment returns to Point Mallard Park August 31-September 1

Decatur, Alabama – More than 200 Civil War reenactors will take over Point Mallard Park Labor Day weekend, transforming the 500-acre municipal park into a weekend encampment complete with mock battles. Hosted by the 1st Alabama Cavalry Company G “Wheelers Escort”, the Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment commemorates the four day battle which took place in October 1864, telling the story of Decatur’s small, but significant role in the War Between the States. Set for August 31-September 1, the annual event is sponsored by the City of Decatur, Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Morgan County Commission and Camp 580 Sons of Confederate Veterans Alabama Division.

The weekend event includes Civil War relic displays and a Civil War camp with displays of authentic equipment, dress, and drills. Camps open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. with maneuvers and battles taking place at 2 p.m. The Union troops will win the day during one battle reenactment while the Confederates will capture the contested ground during the next day’s skirmish.

Other activities include drill and firing of mid-19th century muskets mounted cavalry patrols and a living history of daily camp life where spectators are encouraged to visit with soldiers and can purchase Civil War related items. The public is invited to a Ladies’ Tea at 10 a.m. and the Military Ball at 7 p.m. on Saturday and a Church Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. All events are held at The Chapel in Point Mallard Park.

The historical reenactment is held in honor of General Joe Wheeler and Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan, who both resided in North Alabama at some point during their military careers. The City of Decatur was an important transportation site for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War due to the Memphis and Charleston’s railroad bridge crossing the Tennessee River. During the 1864 battle at Decatur, Confederate General Hood attempted to break Union supply lines at the crucial railroad crossing at Decatur. He was not successful and had to cross the river at Florence. Decatur’s involvement in this campaign and the fierce four day battle caused General Hood to refer to the city as “a hard nut to crack.”

The two-day event is held at Point Mallard Park and admission is free. For more information on the Battle for Decatur reenactment, call Larry Thomson, SCV Camp 580 Adjutant, at 256.520.2906.

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 the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link

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August 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM

08/12/2013 – Zoning Meeting Tonight Mon. 08/12 – 6:00 p.m.

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Hamilton, AL – 6:00 p.m.

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08/08/2013 – Madison Police Capture Escaped Hamilton Work Release Inmate

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MADISON, Alabama – Madison police captured an inmate who escaped from the Hamilton Work Release Center Sunday, August 4th, 2013.

Captured: Thursday August 9th, 2013.

To read the rest of the story click below:

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/08/madison_police_capture_missing.html

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08/11/2013 – South Carolina Fugitive identified as victim in officer involved shooting.

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South Carolina Fugitive identified as victim in officer involved shooting.

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SOURCE:
WHNT News 19
200 Holmes Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

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August 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

08/10/2013 – Dispute Leads To Deputy-Involved Fatal Shooting In Lauderdale County

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Dispute Leads To Deputy-Involved Fatal Shooting In Lauderdale County

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SOURCE:
WHNT News 19
200 Holmes Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

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August 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

08/08/2013 – LAST CHANCE TO VISIT Sequoyah Caverns closes September 3, 2013!

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Fort Payne, Ala. (August 7, 2013) – The general public have until September 3, 2013, to visit Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead. Known for its “looking glass lakes”, Sequoyah Caverns is located in Wills Valley at the foot of Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama and has attracted thousands of families, school groups, and travelers for the past 49 years.

Unlike other caves, Sequoyah Caverns is full of “looking glass lakes”, which reflect the thousands of intricate rock formations and nature’s magnificent underground creations. Along with the reflection pools, the Caverns also feature towering stalagmites, waterfalls, and writings on the walls dating back to the early 1800s. The attraction was named Attraction of the Year in 2006 by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. In 2010, it was rated the #1 thing to do in Alabama by TripAdvisor.com and was inducted into the North Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame..

A trip to Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead is more than just a visit to a cave. Along with exploring the caverns, the grounds also contain a picnic pavilion and a farm animal corral, as well as offer fishing and hiking the pristine Lookout Point Trail to a view of the beautiful valley below. Other activities include mining for multicolored gems as cool mountain water flows down a hand-made wooden trough and watching farm animals such as oxen, sheep, goats, and horses, milling around the property. A gift shop is also located on the grounds where a variety of souvenirs, handcrafted items, and light concessions can be found.

James Ellis and his family moved to this homestead in 1841 and, over the years, acquired and cultivated hundreds of acres of woodlands. Today, the direct descendents of James Ellis still live here and welcome visitors to the 58 beautiful acres set aside for all to enjoy.

The Cavern is named for Chief Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee alphabet, who taught his writing system in the Willstown community during the movement of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma. A historical marker in his recognition stands in Valley Head, only a few miles from the Caverns.

Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead is located off I-59 north of Valley Head and is open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with guided tours available daily. Admission is $15.95 per adult, $8.95 per child, and free for children three years and under. Group Tours and Wild Cave Adventures are also available.

For more information, call 800.843.5098.

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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August 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

08/07/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Hamilton Police Department
Weekly News Report
July 31 – August 6, 2013

Wrecks – 3

Incident / Offense –

3 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Assault 3rd

4 – Harassment

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

3 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

1 – Theft of Property 1st – Motor Vehicle

1 – Leaving the Scene of Accident

Arrest / Citation –

2 – DUI

2 – License Suspended/Revoked

3 – No Insurance

3 – No Tag

2 – Improper Tag

1 – Public Intoxication

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Harassment

1 – Assault 2nd

2 – Marijuana 2nd

1 – Trespassing 3rd

1 – Improper Lane Usage

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: July 31 – August 6, 2013

Date of Arrest: July 31, 2013
Name: Andre Morning
Age: 59
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges: Assault 2nd
Status: Bonded

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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08/05/2013 – Sat., August 17th, “A Mid-Summer Night’s Cruise-In on the Court Square”

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August 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

08/04/2013 – BREAKING NEWS: Search for Escaped Inmate

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(WHNT) — The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an escaped inmate.

Police say inmate Michael Aaron Orton escaped from the Hamilton Community Work Center.

Orton was discovered missing today at approximately 1:30 a.m. during an institutional bed check.

Orton was last seen Saturday at about 11:30 p.m. on his assigned bed. He was wearing blue jean shorts with no shirt.

Orton is a male who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall. He weighs 160 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.

Orton was sentenced out of Madison County on August 24, 2012 to a ten year sentence for manufacturing a controlled substance.

If you have any information regarding Orton’s whereabouts, please contact police.

http://whnt.com/2013/08/04/breaking-search-for-escaped-inmate/

Posted on: 10:12 am, August 4, 2013, by Carri Walters, updated on: 10:13am, August 4, 2013

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August 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

08/02/2013 – Tax- Free Holiday this Weekend

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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

Click to access STHolidayQuickRefSheet13.pdf


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08/02/2013 – Restaurant Inspection report for July 29 – August 2, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Aroma’s Cafe and Coffee bar (Winfield) 96

Chipmunk’s Parlor (Brilliant) 96

Dollar General (Hackleburg) 95

Emerson Ice Plant (Hamilton) Passed routine food processor inspection

Galbreath Country Buffet (Hamilton) 90

Hackleburg Senior Center 97

La Estancia (Hamilton) 85

Lunch Wagon (Hamilton) 88

McCracken’s (Hamilton) 92

Moore’s Super Store (Hamilton) 91

Mr Donuts and Kolaches (Winfield) 93

Pizza hut (Winfield) 93

Plantation Steak House (Gu-Win) Passed inspection for new permit

Postell’s Meat Market (Hamilton) 99

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Hamilton) 89

Walmart Supermarket (Hamilton) 99

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August 3, 2013 at 12:58 AM

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