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01/31/2014 – Decatur’s Mardi Gras Celebration set for March 1

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mardi-gras-backgrounds--2Decatur, Ala. – In January, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center held its Twelfth Night Dinner, in preparation for the 2014 Carnegie Carnival, a day-long event where downtown Decatur transforms into a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Set for the first Saturday in March, Carnegie Carnival fills Decatur’s historic downtown area with parades, a red beans and rice cook-off, and other family-friendly activities.

Promoting art and creativity and family fun, the third annual Carnegie Carnival returns to Decatur March 1, 2014. The event gets underway at 8 a.m. with the Mardi Gras 5K sponsored by the Junior League of Morgan County, and throughout the day, a variety of activities geared for adults and children are planned. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Carnegie Visual Arts Center will host a photography exhibit “Captions of Carnegie Carnival.” The first parade of the day, sponsored by Animal Friends Humane Society, is the Carnival Canines on Parade. Starting at 11 a.m., four-legged friends will trot through downtown Decatur beginning on 2nd Avenue at Gordon Drive and ending at Founder’s Park.

The Red Beans and Rice Cook-off is set for 11 a.m. at Casa Grande Park on 2nd Avenue with the award presentation at 4 p.m. The tasty event is open to professional and amateur Cookin’ Crewes. There will be first, second, and third place winners and the team with the most “tips” in the Tip Jar will be presented the People’s Choice award.

From noon to 4 p.m. the Kiwanis of Decatur Creation Station art area will be set up at Founders Park with free hands-on art activities for children, and on 2nd Avenue, adjacent to the Alabama Center for the Arts, a children’s play area sponsored by Morgan County CAC will provide family-friendly entertainment.

At 2 p.m., the Prince and Princess Parade for children takes to the streets of downtown Decatur beginning at Founders Park and ending in front of the Princess Theatre. The parade, for tots through teens, is sponsored by the Princess Theatre.

The grand finale is the Carnegie Carnival Parade at 6 p.m. Crewes will proceed in a traditional Mardi Gras-style, complete with themed floats, costumes, “throws”, and music with the route beginning on 2nd Avenue at Gordon Drive, continuing onto Lee Street/Bank Street, and ending at Founder’s Park near the Old State Bank. The parade will be led by 2014 Carnegie Carnival King Jimmy Dawes and Queen Juanita Healy.  The evening will conclude with the crowning of the 2015 Carnegie Carnival King and Queen at the Carnegie Carnival Crewe Party at Ingalls Harbor.

During Carnegie Carnival, downtown merchants will be open and shoppers can browse for locally made and one-of-a-kind items and participate in the Carnival Crawl. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., shoppers can visit merchants and collect stickers for a chance to win a prize.

Parade registration forms and activity information are available at www.carnegiecarnival.org. Proceeds benefit the Carnegie Visual Arts Center and other non-profits organizations in the Decatur area. For additional information, call the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at 256.341.0562.

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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January 31, 2014 at 5:45 PM

01/30/2014 – C3 of NW Alabama – 3rd Annual State of the Region Meeting Today @ Bevill

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These pictures were taken at Bevill State Community Center, at the C3 meeting. This meeting will be ready to view on-line, in it’s entirety. A link will be added as soon as the video is available. Please check back soon!

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January 30, 2014 at 3:00 AM

01/29/2014 – Marion County Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court – Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
4 – Probation Violation
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment
1 – Promoting Prison Contraband 3rd

FELONIES

Name:  Curtis Saint
Age:  21
Address-City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:

  • Arson 2nd

Date of Arrest:  06/31/14
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Roger Sprinkle
Age:  31
Address-City:  Detroit, AL
Charges:

  • Possession Controlled Substance
  • Public Intoxication

Date of Arrest:  01/26/2014
Amount of Bond:  $3,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

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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01/29/2014 – MARION COUNTY, AL – HARD FREEZE WARNING IN TONIGHT!

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January 29, 2014 at 5:03 PM

01/29/2014 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report. Date: January 22-28, 2014 – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Wrecks – 3

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd

3 – Harassment

1 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Possession of Controlled Substance

1 – Leaving Scene of Accident

1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

1 – Robbery

Arrest / Citation –

8 – Speeding

3 – License Suspended/Revoked

5 – No Insurance

1 – No Tag

4 – Improper Tag

1 – Running Stop Sign

1 – Open Container

1 – Public Intoxication

1 – Possession of Controlled Substance

1 – Driver License Not in Possession

1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

1 – Running Red Light

1 – Alias Warrant

FELONIES
Dates: January 22-28, 2014

Date of Arrest: January 26, 2014
Name: Sprinkle, Roger Everett
Age: 31
City: Detroit, AL
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Public Intoxication
Status: Jail

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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January 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

02/13/2014 – Fox 6 Storm Team’s JP Dice – Severe Weather Preparedness Day – @ MotorSportsSuperStore

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severe weather prep day flyer 11x17 - Layout 1February 13, 2014

Severe Weather Preparedness Day

11:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M

at MotorSportsSuperStore

210 Bexar Ave. West

Hamilton AL

The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce, Fox 6, Marion County EMA, Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton B.A.S.E., and MotorSportsSuperStore will host the Severe Weather Preparedness Day with guest appearances by the Fox 6 Storm Team’s J.P. Dice, and Wes Wyatt, and Smithville MS Mayor Gregg Kennedy. Weather radios will be for sale on site, or bring your own radio, cell phone, or tablet for programming. Informational material will also be available. There is no charge for admission, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

Fox 6 will broadcast live from Hamilton at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.

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January 29, 2014 at 10:44 AM

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01/30/2014 – @Bevill -Hamilton, AL Campus – C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance Annual Meeting

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January 30, 2014

C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance Annual Meeting

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 A.M. – Program

Bevill State Community College Business and Community Center

1333 Military Street South

Hamilton AL

The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hamilton are proud to host the 2014 C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance Annual Meeting.

There is no charge for admission but you must RSVP no later than January 28 to the C3 office at (205) 468-3213.

Speakers will include Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and Chancellor of the Department of Postsecondary Education Dr. Mark Heinrich, and others on regional efforts to build our economy.

http://www.hamiltonchamberofcommerce.org/CalendarOfEvents.aspx

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January 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

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