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10/30/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: October 23-29, 2013

Wrecks – 6

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Forgery 3rd

Arrest / Citation –

7 – Speeding

5 – License Suspended/Revoked

12 – No Insurance

2 – Improper Equipment

7 – Improper Tag

3 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Open Container

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Fail to Signal

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Menacing

1 – Resisting Arrest

1 – Improper Passing

1 – Warrant Other Agency

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: October 23-29, 2013

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

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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October 31, 2013 at 1:36 PM

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10/30/2013 – Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce Special Holiday Planning Meeting – Nov. 5th

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October 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

10/28/2013 – Sam LeMaster Restaurant Inspection report for October 21-25, 2013

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Boars Butt (Winfield) 93

Crossroads market and Deli (Winfield) 88

Darrell’s (Winfield) 90

Down on Main Street (Guin) 97

Foodland Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 95

Foodland Supermarket (Winfield) 91

Hamilton Drive-In 93

Jack’s (Guin) 92

Kountry Kitchen (Winfield) 83

LaCasa Fiesta (Guin) 93

Leonelli’s Coffee Buzz (Hamilton) 94

Moore’s Super Store (Hamilton) 94

Plantation Steak house (Gu-Win) 92

Plaza BBQ (Guin) 94

Subway (Hamilton) 97

Subway (Winfield) 93

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Hamilton) 97

Walmart Supermarket (Hamilton) 97

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Franklin, Lamar & Marion Counties, in Alabama

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October 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

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10/25/2013 – Marion County, AL, Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – CC Alias
1 – DUI
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 –  Reckless Endangerment
1 – Theft of Property 3rd
2 –  Bench Warrant
1 – Prescription Medicine without  prescription
1 – Fugitive From Justice

Name:  David Stone
Age:  63
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  10/17/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:  10/21/2013

Name:  Christal Edwards
Age:  24
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
Conspiracy To Commit Controlled Substance Crime
Date of Arrest:  10/18/2013
Amount og Bond:  $12,500
Date of Release:  10/21/2013

Name:  Steve Rogers
Age:  51
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Kidnapping 1st x 2
Burglary 1st x 2
Stalking
Date of Arrest:  10/18/2013
Amount of Bond:  $202,500
Date of Release:  10/18/2013

Name:  Erika Seckfort
Age:  31
Address-City:  Haleyville, Al
Charges
Grand Jury – Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
Date of Arrest: 10/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10.000
Date of Release: 10/22/2013

Name:  Anthony Pruitt
Age:  32
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Sex Offender Act
Date of Arrest: 10/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of release:  In Jail

Name:  Paige Hollis
Age:  18
Beaverton, AL
Charges: 
Grand Jury Indictment – Rape 2nd
Sodomy 2nd
Public Lewdness
Date of Arrest:  10/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $20, 000
Date of Release:  10/23/2013

Name:  Jacqueline Tidwell
Age:  57
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges: 
Possession Controlled Substance x 4
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  10/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,500
Date of Release:     In Jail

Name:  Alan Henderson
Age: 47
Address-City:  Hackleburg. AL
Charges:  Grand Jury Indictment
Sodomy 1st
Date of Arrest:  10/24/2013
Date of Arrest$40,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

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

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10/25/2013 – NWS Issues Freeze Warning for Marion County

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
309 AM CDT FRI OCT 25 2013

…FROST POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH 9 AM THIS
MORNING. FREEZING TEMPERATURES LIKELY ACROSS NORTH AND EAST
CENTRAL ALABAMA LATE TONIGHT WITH FROST LIKELY AREA WIDE…

ALZ011>015-017>021-024-026-251430-
/O.UPG.KBMX.FZ.A.0003.131026T0600Z-131026T1400Z/
/O.NEW.KBMX.FZ.W.0005.131026T0600Z-131026T1400Z/
/O.CON.KBMX.FR.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-131025T1400Z/
MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-
CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-JEFFERSON-ST. CLAIR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…PELL CITY…
MOODY
309 AM CDT FRI OCT 25 2013

…FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…
…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY. THE
FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURES…ARE EXPECTED TO FALL NEAR OR BELOW 32 DEGREES IN
MANY LOCATIONS LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…AREAS THAT FALL BELOW FREEZING COULD SEE DAMAGE TO
SENSITIVE PLANTS AND CROPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

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October 25, 2013 at 3:57 AM

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10/24/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Hamilton, AL Police Department
Weekly News Report
Date: October 16-22, 2013

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Domestic Violence 1st – Stalking

1 – Kidnapping 1st

3 – Burglary 3rd

4 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Leaving Scene of Accident

1 – Minor Consuming Alcohol

1 – Burglary of a Vehicle

Arrest / Citation –

4 – Speeding

1 – License Suspended/Revoked

4 – No Insurance

1 – Improper Equipment

1 – No Tag

3 – Improper Tag

2 – Running Stop Sign

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

2 – Minor Consuming Alcohol

1 – Marijuana 2nd

2 – Driver License not in Possession

1 – Pass – No Passing Zone

9 – Alias

1 – Warrant – Other Agency

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: October 16-22, 2013

Date of Arrest:
************* None **************
Name:

Age:

City:

Charges:

Status:

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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October 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

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10/24/2013 – Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge 75th Anniversary Celebration Rescheduled to December 7

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Decatur, Ala. – Due to the shutdown of the U.S. government and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s closing of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in recent weeks, the 75th Anniversary Celebration originally set for October 5 was cancelled. Festival organizers are pleased to announce the celebration has been rescheduled to December 7, 2013.

Seventy-five years ago, the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge was established, and today serves as a home to some of the United States’ most precious wildlife resources. Rescheduled for December 7, the birthday celebration is planned to commemorate the establishment of the Refuge and to highlight the refuges’ history and success as a natural resource management demonstration project. Hosted by the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association, the 75th Anniversary Celebration will include bird banding, arrowhead making, hot air balloon tethered rides (weather permitting), archery, corn maze and hay rides.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the celebration will provide festivalgoers with multiple opportunities for natural resource exploration through demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Alabama 4H Center will have two presentations of Raptor Trek!, a very popular live bird of prey program featuring free flying owls, hawks, and a bald eagle. Show times are at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Larry and Cheryl Battson, founders of Wildlife Educational Services, will present their live wildlife program in three scheduled programs at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. They have worked with Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” and their animals have appeared on television programs such as “The Tonight Show”, “Oprah”, and the “Today” show.

The Teddy Roosevelt Show featuring Joe Wiegand entertains audiences nationwide with his reprisal of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a one-man theater show, Joe’s T.R. shares stories full of adventure, laughter, and inspiration. T.R. will be presenting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Additional planned activities include a Castingkids Contest presented by Bassmasters of North Alabama and Jakes Take Aim target shooting/firearm safety presented by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Other demonstrations include archery, flint napping, bird banding, hay rides, hot air balloon tethered rides (weather permitting) and a corn maze. Exhibitors including Alabama Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, TVA, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Natural Resource and Conservation Service, Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource conservation and Development Council, and the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association also will be on hand to share information. All activities and programs are free to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 by Executive Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as an experiment to determine the possibility and feasibility of attracting migratory birds onto a multipurpose impoundment. Soon after, ducks began wintering on the refuge and the project was deemed a success. Today, the refuge hosts over 600,000 visitors annually who come to fish, hunt, and observe wildlife in its natural setting. Covering 35,000 acres, it attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and is home to Alabama’s largest wintering duck population. The Refuge also supports the state’s largest concentration of Sandhill Cranes and is the winter home for a small population of the endangered Whooping Crane. For more information on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, visit www.fws.gov/wheeler.

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located at 3121 Visitor Center Road in Decatur. For more information on the 75th Anniversary Celebration, visit www.friendsofwheelerrefuge.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 www.decaturcvb.org.

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October 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

10/15/2013 – Inspection report for October 7-11, 2013 – Sam LeMaster – Marion Co., AL Health Dept.

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Aroma’s Cafe and Coffee Bar (Winfield) 91

Frosty Front (Guin) 93

Galbreath Country Buffet (Hamilton) 92

Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant (Hamilton) 90

Hamilton US Donuts 94

Daylight Donuts (Winfield, now dba Mr Donut and Kolaches) 91

Pizza Hut (Hamilton) 86

Postell’s Meat Market (Hamilton) 99

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October 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

10/16/2013 – Hamilton Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: October 9-15, 2013

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violation 3rd

1 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

Arrest / Citation –

5 – Speeding

7 – License Suspended/Revoked

10 – No Insurance

1 – No Seatbelt

1 – Improper Equipment

2 – No Tag

13 – Improper Tag

6 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Running Red Light

1 – Harassing Communication

2 – No Driver License in Possession

1 – Expire Driver License

1 – Improper Turn

2 – Fail to Signal

4 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: October 9-15, 2013

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

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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October 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM

10/14/2013 – MENTONE’S COLORFEST INTRODUCES THREE NEW EVENTS – Annual event atop Lookout Mountain is set for October 19 – 20

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Fort Payne, Ala. – The town of Mentone welcomes the autumn season and its colorful display with a two-day celebration bringing together artists, live music, and free family fun. Sponsored by the Mentone Area Preservation Association, the annual Colorfest is set for October 19 and 20, and this year’s event introduces three new fun events – a pig roast featuring chef James Lewis, a 5K Color Run and Scarecrow Holler, a scarecrow-building contest and display.

On Saturday morning, gates open at 9 a.m. to a beautiful display of arts and crafts from over 70 premier artists and craftsmen in Mentone Brow Park with breathtaking autumn views in the background. Swing by Mason Park to admire the new Scarecrow Holler display and vote for your favorite handmade scarecrow and be sure to visit the Children’s Farm Fair across the street from Mason Park for pony rides, crafts for the kids, pumpkin painting and other family-friendly activities.

From a fish fry to a pig roast, plenty of good eats will be available throughout the event. On Friday night beginning at 5 p.m. (while supplies last), One world Adventure Company will host a Fish Fry at the Mentone Inn Pavilion. For a $10 donation, get a taste of some of the best hand breaded fish along with homemade hushpuppies, slaw, dessert, and drink. Following dinner, enjoy live bluegrass and folk rock music by The Gypsy Begonias at 8 p.m. in Mentone Square.

Saturday night at 6 p.m., festivalgoers will not want to miss the pig roast and live music hosted by Wildflower Café. The Farm to Table Pig Roast will feature Birmingham chef James Lewis who was named one of America’s best new chefs of 2011 by Food & Wine and a James Beard Foundation 2013 finalist for best chef in the South region. Mountain Song Farms, a local farmer of woodland raised heritage breed hogs, pastured chickens and pesticide free produce, will provide the pig and fresh vegetables. The Dawn Osborne Band from Huntsville will entertain the crowd with their skillful mix of sounds featuring jazz, bluegrass, soul, and folk.

Rise early Sunday morning for the Color Craze 5K Run at 8 a.m. before heading back to the festival when gates open at 11 a.m. Modeled after the popular Color Run, participants will enjoy a scenic route through Mentone while being doused with colored powder. For more information including a registration form, visit www.mapamentone.com

Throughout the weekend, a steady stream of music from talented local musicians featuring the “Sounds of Mentone” can be heard in the Brow Park pavilion. Saturday’s line-up includes performances by Taylor Poff, James Roberts, Jordan Brown, Jared Cushen, Marc Womack, Eric McKinney and Friends and Jess Goggans. Slated to perform on Sunday are Jerry Bloom, Terry Hutcheson, Amy Snider, Curtis Strange and Paul Shirey.

In addition to the pig roast and fish fry, the Taste of Mentone will be underway where local restaurants will be offering their signature dishes during festival hours. Brow Park is located off of Alabama Highway 117, north at the caution light in Mentone. All activities are held rain or shine and festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Admission is free. Presenting sponsors include DeKalb Tourism, Skelton Orthodontics, Roger’s Music, and Mentone Camps (Camp Laney, Alpine Camp, Camp Skyline, Camp DeSoto, and Riverview Camp). Supporting sponsors are Kamama Gallery, Mentone Inn, Wildflower Café, Mountain Top Books, Mountain Top Country Store, and Snead Ag Supply.

For more information on Colorfest or on additional things to do in and around DeKalb County, contact 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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October 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM

10/13/2013 – UPDATED -1st Annual Zombie Walk Sponsored by the Winfield Public Library Oct. 26th

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October 13, 2013 at 7:15 PM

10/10/2013 – Obituary – (Astronaut) Scott Carpenter – Age 88 – Denver, CO

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(Posted on: 3:35 pm, October 10, 2013, by Drew Galloway, updated on: 04:33pm, October 10, 2013

Pioneering Astronaut Scott Carpenter Passes Away at 88
19 hours ago

DENVER, Colo. (WHNT) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the first human to ever penetrate both inner and outer space, has passed away at 88 years old, according to NASA officials.

“We, the whole NASA family, are mourning with Scott’s family. We have lost a true pioneer. I shall long remember him not only for his smarts and courage but his incredible humor. He kept us all grounded,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. “We will miss him greatly.”

CBS4 in Denver reported that Carpenter suffered a stroke in late September. He had been living in Hospice care since then.

Among his many accomplishments, Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight on May 24, 1962 aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft. He completed three revolutions of the earth, reaching a maximum altitude of 164 miles. The Aurora 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean about 1000 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral after 4 hours and 54 minutes of flight time, according to his NASA biography.

With Carpenter’s death, Glenn is the lone survivor of the Mercury Seven.

“He was one of the good guys and a good friend, a pioneer who made significant contributions to our country,” said Dick Gordon, command module pilot for Apollo 12.

The U.S. Space & Rocket center has his boot print from the Mercury-Atlas 7 in the Apollo courtyard.

(Posted on: 3:35 pm, October 10, 2013, by Drew Galloway, updated on: 04:33pm, October 10, 2013)

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October 11, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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10/10/2013 – Rendezvous at the Rim Cancelled Due to Government Shutdown – Half Marathon and Marathon Fest to continue on October 12

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Fort Payne, Ala. – Due to the shutdown of the U.S. government and the National Park Service’s closing of the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Friends of the Preserve announces Rendezvous at the Rim set for this weekend has been cancelled. The Half Marathon and the Canyon Center Marathon Fest will take place as planned October 12, 2013, at the Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center.

“While we are disappointed to have to cancel Rendezvous at the Rim, we are excited the Half Marathon and its activities will continue as planned. The Friends of the Preserve would like to thank everyone involved with Rendezvous at the Rim for their hard work and dedication and we apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation has on our sponsors and the local community. We are hoping to reschedule as soon as the shutdown is over,” said Friends of the Preserve President John Dersham.

Runners will take to the streets beginning at 8 a.m. for the Little River Canyon Half Marathon. Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center. The first five miles will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve’s scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus Cattle Ranch. Proceeds benefit outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts. Registration is available online at www.active.com.

Prior to the half marathon awards ceremony, three family friendly activities will be held introducing festivalgoers to art and nature. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be blacksmith forging demonstrations and metal art available for purchase. At 9:30 a.m., children will not want to miss Mask Making and the Story of Brother Leaf with Renee Morrison and Jill Brookes of the Jacksonville State University Field Schools, and following at 10:30 a.m., Morrison along with Mandy Pearson will host Hiss and Slither, a popular reptile program of the Jacksonville State University Field Schools.

At 11 a.m., awards will be presented for the half marathon at the Canyon Center Theater, and following at noon, live music by Autumn Folk will wrap up the event.

Activities will be held at the Canyon Center along Highway 35 in Fort Payne. Admission is free. For more information, call DeKalb Tourism President John Dersham at 256.845.3957 or visit www.friendsofthepreserve.org.

The Friends of the Preserve is a support organization not directly affiliated with the National Park Service but that abides by National Park policies and procedures. For more information, visit www.friendsofthepreserve.org.

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October 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

10/08/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DI-Alias
1 – Violation Release Order
3 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence – Harassment
2 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassing Communication
1 – Violation Protection Order

Felony News Report

Name:  Ricky Patterson
Age:  48
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Firearm Forbidden Person
Date of Arrest:  10/08/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Kevin Pickens
Age:  36
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Driving Under Influence
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/06/2013
Amount of Bond:  $3,500
Date of Release:  10/07/2013

Name:  Terrence Thomas
Age:  20
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Interference With Custody
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  10/07/2013
Amount of Bond:  $12,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Robert Thompson
Age:  20
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/04/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  10/06/2013

Name:  Cameron Zubor
Age:  22
Address-City:  Brilliant, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  10/04/2013
Date of Release:  10/06/2013

 

10/08/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: October 2-8, 2013

Wrecks – 8

Incident / Offense

1 – Theft of Property

1 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Harassing Communication

1 – Receiving Stolen Property 2nd

Arrest / Citation

3 – Speeding

2 – DUI

1 – License Suspended/Revoked

2 – No Drivers License

7 – No Insurance

2 – Improper Equipment

9 – Improper Tag

3 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Harassment

2 – Running Red Light

1 – Expired License

1 – Improper Lane Usage

2 – Driver License not in Possession

8 – Alias Warrant

3 – Warrant Other Agency

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: October 2-8, 2013

NONE

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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October 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM

10/07/2103 – AMLA TO GIVE AWAY 16 ROAD TRIPS Road Trip Sweepstakes launches October 7

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Decatur, Ala. (October 7, 2013) – The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) announces the launch of a new sweepstakes promotion where travelers can win one of 16 roads trips to north Alabama. The “Road Trip Sweepstakes” promotion begins today and features an ultimate fishing package, an outdoors getaway, a golf excursion, a relax and rejuvenate getaway to the Marriott Shoals, a trip to Huntsville and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center among other trips that are packed full of adventure and fun.

Sponsored by AMLA, the Road Trip Sweepstakes promotion will begin accepting entries October 7, 2013 with the first trip to be given away on October 11. An entry form is available at www.alabamaroadtrips.com. Travelers simply enter their name and email to receive an entry in the sweepstakes and to sign up for North Alabama email updates. Sweepstakes winners will be randomly selected and announced as each giveaway period ends. The final road trip will be given away on July 18, 2014.

The 16 packages, ranging in value from $820 to $3,000, include attractions, meals, and accommodations, and in some special packages, there are Visa gift cards for shopping, and offer exciting trips such as a fishing trip with a professional guide, skydiving in Cullman, a golf getaway to three of the Robert Trent Jones golf courses, and a luxurious spa treatment at the Marriott Shoals’ 6,000 square foot European spa.

Package: To be given away:

#1 – The Ultimate Fishing Package October 11, 2013
#2 – The Great Outdoors Escape October 25, 2013
#3 – Baggage & Bass November 8, 2013
#4 – History & Halos November 22, 2013
#5 – Get Hooked January 17, 2014
#6 – The Ultimate North Alabama Golf Giveaway January 31, 2014
#7 – Outdoors & So Much More February 14, 2014
#8 – Home of the Legends February 28, 2014
#9 – Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate March 14, 2014
#10 – Mother Nature Shows Off April 18, 2014
#11 – High on the Hog May 2, 2014
#12 – Chasing Waterfalls May 16, 2014
#13 – 3… 2… 1… Blastoff May 30, 2014
#14 – Come See What Helen Couldn’t June 13, 2014
#15 – The Great Escape June 27, 2014
#16 – Take A Step Back in Time July 18, 2014

“We encourage everyone to come back following each giveaway and enter to win the next one,” said AMLA President/CEO Tami Reist. “Whether you are looking to be wowed by spectacular scenery, want to experience the jump of your life, or want to journey back in time to the Civil War-era, the Road Trip sweepstakes are a great way for travelers to hit the roads and see what North Alabama is all about.”

For more information, call Reist at 800.648.5381 or visit http://www.alabamaroadtrips.com.

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 http://www.NorthAlabama.org.

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October 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

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10/02/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report

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1 – TR – Alias
1 – Marijuana 2nd
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Non-Support
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Bench Warrant

Felonies

Name:  Michael Green
Age:  51
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Destroy State Property
Date of Arrest:  09/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  09/27/2013

Name:  Angela Hill
Age:  43
Address-City:  Muscle Shoals, AL
Charges:
Breaking & Entering Vehicle
Reckless Endangerment
Date of Arrest:  09/27/2013
Amount of Bond:  $4,000
Date of Release:  09/30/2013

Name:  Timothy Kennedy
Age:  38
Address-City:  Bear Creek, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 2nd
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  09/30/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  10/01/2013

Name:  Steven Letson
Age:  46
Address-City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 1st
Date of Arrest:  09/30/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  10/01/2013

Name:  Anna Lucas
Age:  33
Address-City:  Odenville, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  09/26/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000
Date of Release:  09/26/2013

 

10/04/2013 – Governor Bentley Issues Statewide State of Emergency Due to Expected Impact from Tropical Storm Karen

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MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Friday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of heavy rains and high winds likely to result from Tropical Storm Karen.  With landfall of a tropical system, tornadoes are possible.  Parts of Alabama could be placed under tornado watches or warnings.

“Residents and businesses along Alabama’s coast should monitor weather conditions and be prepared for whatever this tropical storm may bring,” Governor Bentley said.  “By declaring this state of emergency, I am mobilizing the resources our communities need as the storm approaches.”

“The Governor’s issuance of the State of Emergency places Alabama National Guard members and all emergency response agencies on alert for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Karen,” says Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner.

Governor Bentley, along with AEMA Director Art Faulkner briefed local officials Friday afternoon by conference call on the current efforts of state agencies to monitor the track of Tropical Storm Karen.   By declaring a State of Emergency, Governor Bentley is directing the activation of the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan.  Governor Bentley is also directing the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory authority to assist the communities and entities affected by the storm.  The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is also authorized to make appropriate assessments of damages following the storm.

Suggestions on how to prepare for a tropical storm can be found at www.readyalabama.gov, or by following Ready Alabama on Twitter at @readyalabama.  The Alabama Emergency Management Agency also has information online at www.ema.alabama.gov and on Twitter by following @AlabamaEMA.

 

Click here for a copy of the State of Emergency declaration.

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October 4, 2013 at 4:21 PM

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10/03/2013 – Winfield Public Library Holiday Shirts Sale – Deadline Oct. 17th

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10/03/2013 – Winfield Public Library Newsletter – October 2013

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09/30/2013 – Update/Obituary – Mr. Earl Holmes – Age 84 – Hamilton, AL

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09/27/2013 – Update/Obituary – Miss Brittany Hopson – Age 13 – Hamilton, AL

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10/02/2013 – GRAND OPENING SET FOR NORTH ALABAMA’S NEWEST ATTRACTION

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Hodges, Ala. – October 12, 2013 will mark the grand opening for one of North Alabama’s newest attractions – Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park in Hodges, Alabama. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and features a ribbon cutting, an organized ride, refreshments, and live music.

Located in northwest Alabama, Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park offers over 27 miles of trails boasting waterfalls, a natural rock bridge, scenic overlooks, and breathtaking views. For the adventurous rider, there are challenging trails and there are less challenging trails for a more leisurely ride. While the Park is an equestrian trail, walking and hiking trails are also offered.

The ribbon cutting ceremony gets underway at 10 a.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The organized ride begins at 1 p.m. and reservations are recommended. The cost for the organized ride is $15 per rider and it includes lunch. Guests are encouraged to stay for live music by country-rock musician Joseph Baldwin who will be performing at 6 p.m. at the Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park pavilion.

“The Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park is a welcome addition to the family of attractions in North Alabama,” said AMLA President/CEO Tami Reist. “We look forward to promoting the region’s newest attraction to travelers. The Park’s picturesque trails winding through the beautiful landscape will drive more visitors to North Alabama while generating revenue for the local economy in Hodges and Franklin County.”

Visitors to Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park can plan an overnight trip and choose from primitive or full hookup campsites. Located along the trail in Rock Bridge Canyon there are campsites equipped with power boxes that can accommodate 30 amp, 50 amp, and 110 amp hookups with water, sewer, and stalls. Rates are $25 per night with primitive campsites available for $10 per night. The park also offers one cabin for rent for $130 per night with a two-night minimum.

The daily ride fee is $10 per horse, but frequent visitors to the trails can purchase a membership based on family size for unlimited park visitors. An individual membership is $200 per year or a family membership is $350 per year. For a complete list of options, visit www.rockbridgecanyon.com and click on Saddle Club.

Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park is located at 331 Trail Head Road in Hodges. For more information, visit www.rockbridgecanyon.com or call 205.935.3499.

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 AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at www.NorthAlabama.org.

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October 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM

10/02/2013 – Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn at one of Alabama’s Most Scenic Natural Wonders – Second Annual Rendezvous at the Rim and Half Marathon is set for October 12, 2013.

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Fort Payne, Ala. – Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will make their way to the Little River Canyon the second Saturday in October for a day of guided hikes, music, food, and other free family fun. A shared venture by the National Park Service and Jacksonville State University Little River Canyon Center, Rendezvous at the Rim and Half Marathon is a celebration of the arrival of autumn and an opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery, enjoy educational hikes, and learn about native animals, geology, and the skills needed to care for the Canyon. The second annual event is set for October 12, 2013.

Runners will take to the streets beginning at 8 a.m. for the Little River Canyon Half Marathon. Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center. The first five miles will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve’s scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus Cattle Ranch. Proceeds benefit outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts. Registration is available online at www.active.com.

At 8:30 a.m., Rendezvous at the Rim gets underway with an Un-natural Trail Hike where children can practice their observation skills by looking for items along the trail that do not belong there and a Photography Hike led by DeKalb Tourism President and former Kodak executive John Dersham. All ages are invited to participate.

Children also will not want to miss Hiss and Slither, a reptile program at the Jacksonville State University Field Schools, or Growl Prowl where they will be led on an interactive hike with a naturalist. As they encounter animal clues along the trail, the children become different animals following the leader in animated motions, such as hopping like a rabbit, leaping like a frog, and buzzing like a bee.

Throughout the day, a variety of activities will keep festivalgoers busy and entertained. Festivalgoers can learn about the history of the Little River Canyon from Park Ranger Larry Beane and the DeKalb Historical Society and fly fishing demonstrations will be provided by Jacksonville State University Biologist Chris Murdock.

Additional activities include live music by Gypsy Begonias and Microwave Dave, high angle rescue and rock climbing demonstrations, natural history hikes, and interactive exhibits such as nature art activities and making masks and folk toys.

For those who work up an appetite, plenty of concessions will be available. Breakfast biscuit sandwiches will be for sale for $3 each. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., festivalgoers can purchase a picnic lunch containing barbeque, potato chips, and pickle slice for $6. Proceeds from food concessions benefit Friends of the Preserve at Little River Canyon.

Activities will be held at the Canyon Center along Highway 35 in Fort Payne. The event wraps up at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call DeKalb Tourism President John Dersham at 256.845.3957 or visit www.friendsofthepreserve.org.

The Friends of the Preserve is a support organization not directly affiliated with the National Park Service but that abides by National Park policies and procedures. For more information, visit www.friendsofthepreserve.org.

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October 2, 2013 at 5:56 PM

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10/02/2013 – Morgan County Celebration Arena to Host One of the Premiere Walking Horse Shows in the Southeastern United States

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46th Annual Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show is set for October 18-19.

Photo: Miss Ebony Rose, owned by Bob and Sudie Reed of Jasper, Ala., is shown by Ross Campbell of Cullman, Ala.  Photo credit: Shane Shiflett

Photo: Miss Ebony Rose, owned by Bob and Sudie Reed of Jasper, Ala., is shown by Ross Campbell of Cullman, Ala. Photo credit: Shane Shiflett

Decatur, Ala. – The Walking Horse Association of Alabama is pleased to announce that the 46th Annual Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show will be held at the Morgan County Celebration Arena on October 18-19, 2013. The show starts at 5 pm each evening, and admission is $5.

As one of the premier Walking Horse shows in the southeastern United States, many of the top Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses will travel to Decatur, Ala. for the two-day competition. Proceeds from this show are donated to Camp Smile-A-Mile, a children’s cancer camp located at Lake Martin in Alexander City. Camp Smile-A-Mile (SAM) is a non-profit organization for children who have or have had cancer. Year round programs are provided for the campers and their family at no cost.

The Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show offers 53 classes, which includes five championship classes. Entries are be shown by juveniles, amateurs, and professionals, all competing for prize money, ribbons and trophies. Each night, there will be exhibitions of current World Champions and World Grand Champions. A miniature horse, donated by Choose Your Gait Farm in Decatur, will be given away on Saturday night. In addition, the Alabama Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary will be having their annual bake sale at the show.

The Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Road (off Highway 67 East) in Decatur. For more information, contact Show Manager Brenda May at 256-353-2508. For more information on the Walking Horse Association of Alabama, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WHAofA. For information about Camp Smile-A-Mile, visit their website at www.campsam.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 www.decaturcvb.org.

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October 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM

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