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09/30/2013 – Alabama DOT Holding Public Meeting on October 3rd

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The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is holding an open-house public comments meeting to discuss the replacing of the Military Street (Highway 43) bridge over the Buttahatchee River in South Hamilton. The meeting, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, will also be used to discuss the extension of a five-lane road in the area. The hearing for the project will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the recreation center. In addition to replacing the current bridge, the five-lane section of the road will be extended southward to Marion County Road 35, also known as River Road. The replacement of the bridge is scheduled in September 2014, meaning the work will likely lap over into the early Fiscal Year 2015. This meeting will be of the open-house style format with no formal presentation. Interested persons may arrive anytime within the two-hour period. ALDOT personnel will be available to discuss the project, including right-of-way acquisition procedures. Display maps and relative environmental documents will also be available for review and inspection. People with disabilities who need special accommodations or assistance may contact Jud Young of ALDOT at (256) 389-1488. Written statements and other exhibits may be sent to ALDOT through Oct. 13, whether or not anyone goes to the meeting and makes statements there. Documents may be sent to James Brown, Second Division Engineer, Alabama Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 495, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.

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09/23/2013 – Inspection report for September 16-20, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Asian Wok (Hamilton) 82

Carbon Hill School Lunchroom 98

Chandler’s Cash Saver (Hamilton) 81

Chop’s BBQ (Winfield) 91

Davis’s Snow Shack (Winfield) 93

Davis’s Tobacco (Winfield) 94

Lupton Jr High Lunchroom (Nauvoo) 98

Mandarin House (Winfield) 92

Sugarbend Shell (Hamilton) 90

Token No. 6 (Winfield Chevron) 90

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September 30, 2013 at 2:57 AM

09/26/2013 – Congressman Robert Aderholt / Defunding Obamacare, Keeping the Government Running

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The following is a Press Release from:
Congressman Robert Aderholt – Representing Alabama’s 4th District In Washington, D.C.

Defunding Obamacare, Keeping the Government Running
With October just around the corner, discussions in Washington over the past few weeks have focused on the impending implementation of Obamacare and the ever-nearing end of the fiscal year.

Even some democrats have said that the President’s health care law is a train wreck. It’s bad for Alabama families, it’s bad for small businesses, it’s bad for doctors and hospitals and it’s bad for our nation’s economy. That’s why when it came to the House floor for a vote in 2009, I voted against it. Since then I along with my Republican colleagues in the House have voted nearly 40 times to repeal, replace, dismantle or defund all or portions of Obamacare and every time the Senate has failed to act.

As you know, September 30th is the last day of the fiscal year—meaning the government will shut down on October 1st unless legislation, known as a Continuing Resolution (CR) is passed extending funding for federal operations.

Last week, with my strong support the House passed H.J.Res. 59, a Continuing Resolution that would keep the government running through December 15th and defund Obamacare.

On September 20th, the House did our job and now it is time for the Senate to do theirs and show the American people where they stand. It appears that the House will be in session in Washington throughout the weekend in hopes the Senate will finally act and we can get this done. As the clock ticks us days closer to the implementation of Obamacare and the end of the fiscal year, the time for the Senate to take real action is now—no more stalling, no more gimmicks.

Syria Update
As you are aware over the last few weeks, President Obama concluded that President Bashar al-Assad is in possession of and used chemical weapons against his own people in Syria. This situation brought great concern to the international community.

Instead of building an international coalition of allies willing to stand together against Syria’s action, President Obama decided to pursue unilateral military action that would have left the United States isolated in our approach in the Middle East. The President did not make a very clear case to the American people or to Congress as to why such action was warranted or how it would advance the interests of the United States.

After President Obama called on Congress to vote on a resolution authorizing military action in Syria, my colleagues and I heard overwhelmingly from folks across Alabama and the rest of the country that they did not want to see the United States getting involved in Syria. I could not have agreed more. Though no one wants to see chemical weapons in the hands of unpredictable leaders in hostile regions, it is unclear who is behind these rebel groups.

As you know, Congress never took that vote, because as President Obama was trying to make his case for military action leaders of other nations were working on diplomatic solutions to remove chemical weapons from Syria. President Putin of Russia proposed putting Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control and President Assad has been amenable to that idea.

Since then, President Assad has openly admitted Syria is in possession of chemical weapons and Secretary of State John Kerry had been involved in diplomatic negotiations with Syrian officials and others in the international community. As this process continues, it is critical that international officials trust, but verify the existence and whereabouts of Syria’s chemical weapons and ensure that they are not only removed from Syria, but also secured from getting in the wrong hands.

Though the situation is not fully resolved yet, it seems as though it will be in the very near future and I am pleased it is being done through diplomatic means, rather than with military involvement.

Remembering 9/11
It has been twelve years since a group determined through hate made a cowardly attack on the United States that killed so many innocent Americans who were just trying to do their jobs. Last year, we lost four more Americans at the hands of terrorists and extremists through an attack on our Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

We must never forget the victims of these attacks and the families and friends they left behind. While we have been tested by these senseless acts of violence, our resiliency and resolve will never waiver and America continues to shine as a beacon of freedom around the world.

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September 30, 2013 at 1:59 AM

09/25/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report

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1 – CC – Alias
2 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation Release Order
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Drug Court Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication

Felony Report

  1. Name:  Tranon Frederick
    Age:  26
    Address-City:  Hackleburg, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Public Intoxication
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest:  09/20/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $4,500
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  2. Name:  Skylar Galbraith
    Age:  26
    Address – City:  Winfield, AL
    Charges:
    Attempted Burglary 1st
    Date of Arrest:  09/24/2013
    Amount of Bond:  Not Set Yet
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  3. Name:  Michael Kimbrell
    Age:  31
    Address – City:  Florence, AL
    Charges:
    Theft of Property 2nd
    Burglary 3rd
    Date of Arrest:  09/17/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $12,500
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  4. Name:  Ernest Lewis
    Age:  40
    Address – City:  Hernandez, MS
    Charges:
    Fraudulent Use Credit Card
    Date of Arrest:  09/24/2013
    Amount of Bond:  Not Set Yet
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  5. Name:  Jeremy Logan
    Age:  35
    Address-City:  Winfield, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest:  09/22/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $2,500
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  6. Name:  Daniel Richardson
    Age:  33
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Marijuana 1st
    Date of Arrest:  09/24/2013
    Amount of Bond:  Not Set Yet
    Date of Release:  In Jail
  7. Name:  Joseph Seals
    Age:  18
    Address-City:  Fayette, AL
    Charges:
    Domestic Violence – Strangulation/Suffocation
    Date of Arrest:  09/24/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $15,000
    Date of Release:  09/24/2013

MC Sheriff’s Note: The charges and bail amounts may change after court appearances and may not be current. Bond companies and persons wishing to post bail should contact the Detention Center staff at 205-921-7433 for correct bail amount, charges and case numbers. www.marionsoal.com

(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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09/16/2013 – Aderholt Traveling Help Desk to Visit Hamilton Friday, September 27th

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September 27, 2013
 

 

Aderholt Traveling Help Desk to Visit Hamilton
Congressional Staff On-Site to Assist Constituents with Federal Casework

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today announced that District Field Representative Kreg Kennedy will be in Hamilton on Friday, September 27th to provide assistance to those needing help working with federal agencies. 

 

“With a district that stretches across the state, it can be difficult for people to travel to our district offices when they need help,” said Aderholt. “By bringing district staff to local communities, we can effectively assist those who otherwise would be unable to get support. This is an excellent opportunity for folks to come and discuss their issues with Kreg, who will help me begin the process of finding solutions for them.”

You may reach Kreg Kennedy at:
email:  kreg.kennedy@mail.house.gov
phone: (256) 381-3450

 

Friday, September 27, 2013 Traveling Help Desk

Hamilton City Hall
422 2nd Street SW
Hamilton, AL 35570
 
9:00am – 12:00pm
 

 

 
Congressional offices can help with a variety of federal issues, including Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Medicare issues. For a full list of services Congressman Aderholt’s office can assist visit www.aderholt.house.gov.

 

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September 23, 2013 at 4:13 PM

09/22/2013 – Antique Tackle Show Lures in Visitors from Across the Southeast and Beyond

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Decatur, Alabama – Anything fishing related will be on display and up for grabs when the River City Antique Tackle Show comes to the Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites in Decatur September 27-28, 2013. Now in its 18th year, the River City Antique Tackle Show attracts collectors from across the southeastern United States and beyond bringing thousands of antique fishing items dating back to the mid 1800s.

The River City Antique Tackle Show is a chance to meet with collectors and buy a variety of vintage fishing tackle including rods, reels, lures, fish scales, old minnow buckets, and tackle boxes. Over 100 collectors mainly from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama are expected, but registrations are confirmed from collectors as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. Lure identification will be provided and free appraisals will be offered on old lures and fishing tackle. In addition to displaying and selling, many collectors will offer stories of their treasures pieces.

The two-day show is sanctioned by the National Fishing Lure Collector’s Club (NFLCC) and attendees must be a member of NFLCC to attend. For those who are not a member, temporary memberships will be available for $5 for families (admission good for both days). Children 12 years and younger are admitted free. Membership applications to join NFLCC will also be available at the door. An annual membership fee is $35 per person and includes access to all NFLCC-sanctioned shows, a membership directory, two annual copies of the NFLCC Magazine, quarterly publications of the NFLCC Gazette, and access to a number of other exclusive club services.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. The Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites is located at 1101 6th Avenue NE in Decatur.

For more information on the River City Antique Tackle Show, call NFLCC Region 3 Vice President Billy Prince at 256.565.8191.

NFLCC is a non-profit, educational, international organization founded in 1976. The primary objectives of the NFLCC are to foster an awareness of fishing tackle collecting as a hobby and to assist members in the location, identification, and trading of vintage fishing-related equipment. For more information, visit http://www.nflcc.org.

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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09/19/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report

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1 – District Court – Alias
2 – Driving Under The Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
2 – Reckless Endangerment
2 – Resisting Arrest
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing
1 – Drug Court Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Drug Court Violation
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassing Communication
1 – Bondsman’s Process
1 – Criminal Littering

FELONIES

  1. Name:  Joshua Akers
    Age:  27
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest:  09/14/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $5,000
    Date of Release:  09/16/2013
  2. Name:  Teresa Miller Gilbert
    Age:  36
    Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
    Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest:  09/13/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $2,500
    Date of Release:  09/17/2013
  3. Name:  Kimberly Lord
    Age:  38
    Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
    Charges:  Marijuana 1st
    Date of Arrest:  09/14/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $7,500
    Date of Release:  09/16/2013
  4. Name:  Derrick Sims
    Age:  22
    Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
    Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest:  09/14/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $5,000
    Date of Release:  09/16/2013
  5. Name:  Heather Wideman
    Age:  37
    Address-City:  Brilliant
    Charges:  Unlawful Distribution
    Date of Arrest:  09/13/2013
    Amount of Bond:  $5,000
    Date of Release:  09/16/2013

MC Sheriff’s Note: The charges and bail amounts may change after court appearances and may not be current. Bond companies and persons wishing to post bail should contact the Detention Center staff at 205-921-7433 for correct bail amount, charges and case numbers.

(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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09/18/2013 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Meeting 09/16/2013

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09/18/2013 – Hamilton Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: September 11-17, 2013

Wrecks – 3

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation

1 – Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

1 – Burglary of a Vehicle

Arrest / Citation –

2 – Speeding

4 – License Suspended/Revoked

1 – No Drivers License

3 – No Insurance

2 – No Seatbelt

1 – Improper Equipment

4 – Improper Tag

3 – Running Stop Sign

3 – Public Intoxication

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Harassing Communication

1 – Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation

1 – Running Red Light

3 – Parking Tickets

4 – Alias Warrant

Warning –

1 – Speeding

1 – Seatbelt

1 – Running Red Light

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: September 11-17, 2013

Date of Arrest: September 15, 2013
Name: Cribbs, William Harold
Age: 48
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation
Public Intoxication
Status: Jail

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09/10/2013 – Hamilton Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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Hamilton Police Department
Weekly News Report
Date: September 4-10, 2013
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Wrecks – 3

Incident / Offense –
3 – Domestic Violence 3rd
1 – Harassment
3 – Theft of Property 3rd
2 – Possession of Controlled Substance
1 – Burglary 3rd
1 – Receiving Stolen Property

Arrest / Citation –
4 – Speeding
2 – DUI
1 – License Suspended/Revoked
1 – No Drivers License
2 – No Insurance
1 – No Seatbelt
1 – Improper Tag
1 – Running Stop Sign
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
2 – Possession of Controlled Substance
1 – Reckless Driving
3 – Running Red Light
1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Warning –
1 – Speeding
1 – Running Red Light
1 – Running Stop Sign

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: September 4 – 10, 2013

Date of Arrest: September 6, 2013
Name: Katherine Standifer Morning
Age: 53
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2
Possession of Marijuana
DUI – Combined Substance
Status: Bonded

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09/13/2013 – Inspection Report for Sept. 9 – 13, 2013 – Sam LeMaster – ADPH

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Bama-Q Pit and Grill (Hamilton) 91

Brilliant Elementary Lunchroom 97

Byrdnest Daycare (Hamilton) 93

Down on Main Street (Guin) Passed inspection for new permit

Eastside Grill (Hamilton) 94

El Mariachi (Hamilton) 86

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Hamilton) 90

Marion Regional Medical Center Cafeteria (Hamilton) 91

Max Express (Winfield) 94

Oh! Bryan’s (Hamilton) 85

Phillips High Lunchroom (Bear Creek) 97

The Stop Market (Weston) 97

Tiger Den (Brilliant) 94

Token No. 3 (Brilliant Chevron) 87

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09/12/2013 – Marion County Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – TR-Alias
3 – Public Intoxication
1 – Probation Violation
1 – Non-Support
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harass
1 – Criminal Mischief 2nd
1 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – False Info
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
1 – Drug Court Violation
2 – Bench Warrant
1 – Criminal Surveillance
1 – Public Lewdness

FELONIES

Name:  Jock Riley
Age:  32
Address-City:  Russellville, AL
Charges:
Burglary 3rd
Criminal Mischief 2nd
Date of Arrest:  09/05/2013
Amount of Bond:  $14,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Timothy Kimbrell
Age:  42
Address-City:  Littleville, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  09/08/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Brett Aldridge
Age:  26
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Escape 3rd (from Rehab)
Date of Arrest:  09/11/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

MC Sheriff’s Note: The charges and bail amounts may change after court appearances and may not be current. Bond companies and persons wishing to post bail should contact the Detention Center staff at 205-921-7433 for correct bail amount, charges and case numbers.

(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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09/12/2013 – INCREASED ATTENDANCE EXPECTED AT 2013 RACKING HORSE SHOW

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Decatur, Ala. – Show organizers of the World Celebration Racking Horse Show are expecting an increase in entries and attendance for the annual event set for September 20-28, 2013. Considered the largest Racking Horse Show in the United States, the World Celebration offers over 180 classes for children, adults, amateurs, and professionals culminating with the naming of a new World Grand Champion.

The 2013 event marks its 42nd year, with the show experiencing growth in recent years in the number of entries received. According to Show Organizer Melisa Taylor, the number of stalls rented and the number of classes offered have increased in recent years. In 2012, 565 stalls were rented and approximately 170 classes were offered. To date, 654 stalls of the available 754 have been rented and this year’s show will offer 188 classes.

Along with a horse competition, this year’s show will also provide educational opportunities for local students. At 10 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 123 fourth grade students from Cotaco and Falkville Elementary will visit the Celebration Arena where there will be information sessions, demonstrations, hayrides, and other activities for their participation. The Alabama Legislature proclaimed the racking horse as the “Official State Horse for the State of Alabama” on October 5, 1975. “During the fourth grade, students are learning about the state of Alabama and it seemed to be an appropriate time to introduce them to the official state horse,” said Taylor.

The annual World Celebration offers a variety of activities, including a horse sale, a barn decorating contest, nightly consignment sales, and a golf tournament in addition to the horse competition. The general public is invited to participate in the Pleasure Association’s 50/50 raffle and the “When Pigs Fly” contest. Each night of the show, participants can attempt to fly a pig toward a target with the closest one winning a cash prize. On Saturday night prior to announcing the World Grand Champion, children are invited to participate in the “Stick Horse” class. This event allows children to bring their own stick horse for friendly competition in the arena. The nine-day competition culminates with the announcement of the new World Grand Champion.

Show organizers extend an invitation to the general public to come and experience the excitement of crowning a new grand champion. Shows are held nightly at 6 p.m. except on Thursday when show time begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person September 20 through 25 and $7 per person for the remaining nights of the competition. Parking is $5/daily. The Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Road (off Highway 67 East) in Decatur.

For more information including a schedule of events, visit www.rackinghorse.com or call 256.353.7225.

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

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

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09/12/2013 – Story Time at Winfield Public Library Sept 19th

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STORY TIME!

Winfield Public Library

September 19th, 2013

3:00 PM – 3 yrs old to Kindergarten

3:30 PM – 1st to 3rd Grade

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September 12, 2013 at 6:04 PM

09/12/2013 – A CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR JESSE OWENS

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Decatur, Alabama – On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum pays tribute to the legacy of Olympic track and field superstar Jesse Owens in commemoration of his 100th birthday with a day filled with free food, Olympic-style competitions, and museum tours. With a theme of One Chance Is All You Need, the Centennial Birthday Celebration gets underway at 11 a.m. at the Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum located at 7019 County Road 203 in Danville, Ala.

Born in 1913 in Oakville, Ala., Jesse Owens moved to Cleveland, Ohio when he was nine years old, and soon thereafter, at the age of 15, he began the transformation into an Olympic champion. During his tenure at Ohio State, he set new conference records in all three events he competed in: the 100-yard dash 9.6 seconds, the 220-yard dash 21.0 seconds and the long jump 24 feet 10 inches, and was undefeated in 42 events and won 4 firsts at the Big Ten Championships, four in the NCAA Championship and two in the NAAU Championships. At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he captured four gold medals, overcoming racial and socioeconomic barriers. In 1955, he was named Ambassador of Sports by President Eisenhower and toured the world promoting the virtues of amateur programs and served as his personal representative to the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. In 1970, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and in 1976, President Gerald Ford presented him the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the US bestows upon a civilian, saying, “Your character, your achievement, always will be a source of inspiration.” In 1979, President Jimmy Carter presented him with the Living Legend Award. Jesse Owens died of lunch cancer at the age of 66.

The festivities begin with an opening ceremony that includes recognition of dignitaries, family members of Jesse Owens, and the sculptor of the park’s Jesse Owens statue, Branko Medenica who will be on hand to talk about the history of the statue from its conception to its completion.  The youth can compete in Olympic-style competitions and win an award. Competitions include 100-yard dash, 200-yard dash and broad jump – the three events Owens excelled in.

There will be free museum and home replica tours, conducted by park volunteers. The museum showcases rare memorabilia including programs from the 1936 Olympics, replicas of track uniforms and shoes, medals, and trophies from Owens’ high school days and offers interactive kiosks that highlight his life and accomplishments. While touring the home replica, visitors can listen to audio that tells of Jesse Owens’ life as a sharecropper’s son, narrated by his brother Sylvester. The Jesse Owens Memorial Park also showcases memorials for Owens including a statue and a1936 torch replica and provides facilities for community use including a basketball court, baseball/softball fields, playground, picnic tables, and pavilions. Athletes can test their skills in the long jump pit to see how close they can come to Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold medal distance of 26 feet 5 5/16 inches.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivalgoers will also be treated to free hot dogs, drinks and birthday cake as long as supplies last. All activities are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Centennial Birthday Celebration, call 256.974.3636 or visit them at http://www.facebook.com/jesseowensmuseum. For more information on the Memorial Park and Museum, visit www.jesseowensmuseum.org.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state.  It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at www.NorthAlabama.org.

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09/05/2013 – Marion County Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams – Brought to you by www.49countynews.net

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5 – Probation Violation
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – False Name
2 – Bench Warrant

FELONIES REPORT

  1. Name: Uriah Barnette
    Age: 33
    Address-City: Hackleburg, AL
    Charges:
    Manufacture 2nd
    Marijuana 1st
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 09/03/2013
    Amount of Bond: $20,500
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309032262
  2. Name: Adam Camp
    Age: 26
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Manufacture 1st
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 09/04/2013
    Amount of Bond: $15,500
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309052268
  3. Name: Ashley Cantrell
    Age: 30
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance x 2
    Marijuana 1st
    Paraphernalia
    Prescription Med Without Prescription
    Date of Arrest: 09/03/2013
    Amount of Bond: $20,500
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309032261
  4. Name: Ryan Clark
    Age: 17
    Address-City: Winfield, AL
    Charges:
    Attempt Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest: 09/05/2013
    Amount of Bond: $2,500
    Date of Release: 09/05/2013
    Booking Number #1309052270
  5. Name: Kirnes McCarley
    Age: 51
    Address-City: Hodges, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment –
    Manufacture
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 08/29/2013
    Amount of Bond: $10,000
    Date of Release: 08/29/2013
    Booking #1308292243
  6. Name: Robert Morlan
    Age: 27
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Manufacture 2nd
    Date of Arrest: 08/28/2013
    Amount of Bond: $5,000
    Date of Release: 08/28/2013
    Booking #1308282240
  7. Name: Timothy Perkins
    Age: 17
    Address-City: Winfield, AL
    Charges:
    Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
    Marijuana 1st
    Date of Arrest: 09/05/2013
    Amount of Bond: $2,500
    Date of Release: 09/05/2013
    Booking #1309052269
  8. Name: Ida Price
    Age: 52
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Manufacture 1st
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 09/04/2013
    Amount of Bond: $15,500
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309052266
  9. Name: Ricky Price
    Age: 31
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance x 2
    Manufacture 1st
    Paraphernalia
    Date of Arrest: 09/04/2013
    Amount of Bond: $20,000
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309052267
  10. Name: Guy Jerry Scott
    Age: 65
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Grand Jury Indictment /
    Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest: 09/03/2013
    Amount of Bond: $10,000
    Date of Release: 09/03/2013
    Booking # unknown
  11. Name: Michael Stricklin
    Age: 45
    Address-City: Haleyville, AL
    Charges:
    Criminal Mischief 1st
    Date of Arrest: 08/30/2013
    Amount of Bond: $50,000
    Date of Release: 08/30/2013
    Booking # unknown
  12. Name: Jessica Sullins
    Age: 33
    Address-City: Hamilton, AL
    Charges:
    Possession Controlled Substance
    Date of Arrest: 09/01/2013
    Amount of Bond: $2,500
    Date of Release: 09/03/2013
    Booking # unknown
  13. Name: Johnathan Young
    Age: 30
    Address-City: Fulton, MS
    Charges:
    Escape 2nd
    Resisting Arrest
    Theft of Property 3rd x 2
    Attempt Elude
    Date of Arrest: 09/02/2013
    Amount of Bond: $11,000
    Date of Release: In Jail
    Booking #1309022256

MC Sheriff’s Note: The charges and bail amounts may change after court appearances and may not be current. Bond companies and persons wishing to post bail should contact the Detention Center staff at 205-921-7433 for correct bail amount, charges and case numbers.

(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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09/11/2013 – Breaking News From WHNT19 News! – International Paper to Close Paper Mill in Courtland

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International Paper to Close Paper Mill in Courtland

COURTLAND, Ala. (WHNT) – International Paper has announced it will close its paper mill in Lawrence County.

The full closure is expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

This affects 1,100 employees. An employee tells WHNT News 19 the company had a meeting with employees this morning to tell them the news.

We’ll post more information on WHNT.com shortly.

SOURCE: Posted on: 8:34 am, September 11, 2013, by Claire Aiello
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09/09/2013 – Inspection report for Sept 2-6, 2013 – Sam LeMaster

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Harper’s Junction (Hamilton) Passed inspection for new permit

Mac’s Minit Mart (Hamilton) 94

Winfield Middle School Lunchroom 100

Sam LeMaster –

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09/11/2013 – VIDEO – Hamilton Zoning Board Meeting – 09/09/2013

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09/11/2013 – VIDEO – Marion County Commissioners Meeting – 09/09/2013

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09/04/2013 – Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” August 16 – September 2, 2013

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Labor Day
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
August 16 – September 2, 2013

Citations / Arrest

1 DUI

12 No Seatbelt

0 Child Restraint

7 Speeding

13 – No Insurance

4 – Driver License Violations

7 – License Suspended or Revoked

1 – Felony warrant

0 – Misdemeanor warrants

0 – Drugs
13 – Other violations

58 – Total

Warnings

0 – No Seatbelt

0 – Child Restraint

6 – Speeding

2 – No Insurance

3 – Driver License Violations

25 – Other violations

36 – Total

94 – Total Citations/Arrest & Warnings

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Hamilton Police Department

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09/05/2013 – LARGEST RACKING HORSE SHOW IN THE NATION SET FOR SEPTEMBER 20-28 IN DECATUR

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Decatur, Ala. – A new World Grand Champion will be named in Decatur, Ala. when the largest Racking Horse Show in the United States returns to the Celebration Arena September 20-28, 2013. The World Celebration offers 188 classes for children, adults, amateurs, and professionals, and show organizers extend an invitation to the general public to come and experience the excitement of crowning a new grand champion.

The annual World Celebration offers a variety of activities, including a horse sale, a barn decorating contest, nightly consignment sales, and a golf tournament in addition to the horse competition. The general public is invited to participate in the Pleasure Association’s 50/50 raffle and the “When Pigs Fly” contest. Each night of the show, participants can attempt to fly a pig toward a target with the closest one winning a cash prize. On Saturday night prior to announcing the World Grand Champion, children are invited to participate in the “Stick Horse” class. This event allows children to bring their own stick horse for friendly competition in the arena. The nine-day competition culminates with the announcement of the new World Grand Champion.

Shows are held nightly at 6 p.m. except on Thursday when show time begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person September 20 through 25 and $7 per person for the remaining nights of the competition. Parking is $5/daily. The Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Road (off Highway 67 East) in Decatur.

For more information including a schedule of events, visit www.rackinghorse.com or call 256.353.7225.

With the formation of the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America (RHBAA) in 1971, the Racking Horse has grown in popularity. Today, there are over 80,000 racking horses registered with the RHBAA, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Decatur, Alabama. The Alabama Legislature proclaimed the racking horse as the “Official State Horse for the State of Alabama” on October 5, 1975.

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

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

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09/03/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Hamilton Police Department
Weekly News Report
Date: August 28 – September 3, 2013

Wrecks -3

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Harassment

1 – Criminal Mischief

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Speeding

1 – DUI

1 – License Suspended/Revoked

1 – No Drivers License

1 – No Insurance

1 – No Seatbelt

1 – Improper Equipment

1 – Improper Tag

3 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Disorderly Conduct

5 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report

Dates: August 28 – September 3, 2013

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

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Hamilton Police Department

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